According to the most recent estimates, Britons lost £12.6bn through gambling last year
The Nevada Gaming Board has temporarily approved applications filed by Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos to operate online poker rooms within the Silver State.
The Nevada Gaming Commission will take up the matter Oct. 18 to determine final long-term approval.
LONDON (Reuters) - Three footballers have been charged with serious rule breaches after an investigation into suspicious betting activity by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the governing body said on Thursday.
Farah Master, Reuters News
(Reuters) - Gambling revenue in Macau rose a weaker-than-expected 12.3 percent in September, indicating China's slowing economy is increasingly hurting the appetite of wealthy mainland gamblers to place bets in the world's largest casino market.
September's revenue at 23.87 billion patacas, announced by the Macau government on Thursday, was the second weakest revenue figure this year.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – (Associated Press) - Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday fired back against television advertisements opposing the state's proposed gambling expansion, contending the casino company behind them is simply trying to protect its large operation in West Virginia from losing Maryland gamblers.
"It's a bunch of West Virginia casino hooey," the governor said.
By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY - (Associated Press) - The major professional sports leagues and the NCAA say New Jersey's proposed sports betting law is hypocritical because it prohibits gambling on New Jersey college games yet allows it on all other college and pro contests.
The NCAA, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League are collectively suing to block New Jersey's sports betting law from taking effect; the state says it could take bets as soon as December.
The National Football League may hate gambling but that hasn’t stopped one of its storied franchises, the Washington Redskins, from throwing their support behind a controversial casino expansion in their home state of Maryland.
Yeah it’s true.
LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) - It doesn't look like Congress will pass Internet gambling regulatory laws this year, the head of the industry's main lobbying group said Tuesday, as he cast online wagering hosted by sites overseas as one of the biggest threats to the casino industry in the United States.
At first it appeared as if only Seattle came away a winner from last week’s Monday Night Football Packers-Seahawks botched call by referees in the final second of play. Gamblers and bookmakers all seemed to come out on the losing end with some bookies refunding Green Bay bets. Others got a bad rap for not doing so. Hundreds of millions of dollars were shifted as a result of that one call.
LONDON, UK – The leading internet prepaid payment solution, paysafecard, will be the official payment provider sponsor of the European Poker Tour Season 9, EPT President Edgar Stuchly announced today.
The sponsorship will see paysafecard branding in and around the tournament area at events during Season 9 starting at EPT Sanremo, and players who use paysafecard to make a deposit into their PokerStars account will be eligible to play in a series of exclusive EPT- themed freerolls.
WAUKEGAN, Ill.—(Business Wire) – WMS Industries Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Williams Interactive LLC, recently launched a first-of-its-kind, white-labeled B2B suite of interactive products and services through the Williams Interactive™Play4Fun Network platform with the Meskwaki Bingo Casino in Tama, Iowa.
A witness in a high profile Oklahoma City gambling case was attacked back in July, according to his lawyer.
As was reported over the past week and now confirmed by Bwin.party, the world’s largest online gambling firm, Ongame has been acquired by Canadian company Amaya Gaming for €15m in cash.
Amaya will pay a further €10m depending on progress made in the US on regulating online gambling, according to the Financial Times of London.
A previous deal for Las Vegas-based ShuffleMaster to purchase Ongame earlier in the year for an initial €19.5m, plus a potential further €10m, eventually fell through.
ALBANY, N.Y. — (Associated Press) - After a nearly 60-year run of controlling the state’s thoroughbred racing that featured historic champions and classic races — as well as countless scandals and bankruptcy — the New York Racing Association is at a crossroad.
NYRA will soon be reconstituted under the temporary control of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a move that will likely remake the future of racing and gambling in New York.
NEW YORK — (Associated Press) - A casino bus driver had enough sleep before a New York City crash that killed 15 passengers, his attorney said Thursday while arriving for the start of his client's manslaughter trial.
Ophadell Williams pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the March 12, 2011, accident after prosecutors said he was seriously sleep-deprived but drove anyway.
MONTGOMERY – (Associated Press) - The first person to plead guilty in Alabama’s gambling corruption investigation was sentenced to probation Tuesday for helping bring down two bigger players in a bribery scheme designed to keep electronic bingo casinos operating.
LAS VEGAS — (Associated Press) - A Las Vegas casino took an unusual step Wednesday and offered refunds to gamblers who lost money when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial touchdown at the end of Monday night's game.
3G Studios is the first video game company to apply for an online poker license in the state of Nevada, where real money web gambling is set to launch in the coming months.
Gambling911.com’s Payton O’Brien had the opportunity to interview 3G Studios founder and CEO James Kosta to discuss what the future may hold for his company.
When it comes to online gambling affiliate marketing, Gambling911.com has always placed on a pedestal the likes of Marty Davis (now with WagerWeb.com), Erin Argue (now with GTBets.com) and of course Simon Eaton of BetOnline.com.
A casino lobbyist who admitted to bribing Alabama officials as part of a “vote selling” scheme will be sentenced in Montgomery today.
The one time Country Crossing casino lobbyist Jennifer Pouncy is hoping to receive probation although prosecutors are recommending two years in prison. She faces five years for her conspiracy plea.
Country Crossing Casino developer Ronnie Gilley has already been sentenced to prison more than five years in prison for his role in the scheme. Gilley's lobbyist, Jarrod Massey, received the same sentence.
It may be illegal to bet on sports anywhere in the US except for the state of Nevada but don’t tell that to former US President Bill Clinton.
LAS VEGAS (CBS /Associated Press) — A top oddsmaker believes last night’s controversial blown call was worth a billion dollars in sports betting.
Following last nights final second controversial call that witnessed Seattle win against Green Bay, though video clearly showed the Packers had an interception, popular online bookmaker Sportsbook.com (.ag) has decided to refund all Packers bets.
(Associated Press) - Most New Jerseyans oppose expanding casino gambling beyond Atlantic City, and also oppose granting state tax breaks to casino companies, according to a poll released Monday.
The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll shows 56 percent of voters surveyed are opposed to casinos anywhere else but in Atlantic City. Thirty-five percent say casinos should be added elsewhere in the state.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The husband of a slain Oklahoma City woman is one of nine people accused of running an illegal gambling operation that included high-stakes poker games, U.S. Attorney Sanford Coats said Monday.
(Source: FBI) - OKLAHOMA CITY—Today, an 81-count federal indictment was unsealed charging 10 defendants with crimes involving an illegal gambling operation and the money laundering of proceeds derived from that operation, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma; Jim Finch, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Andrea D. Whelan, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation.
The defendants charged in this indictment are:
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – (Associated Press) - New Jersey officials say a wide-ranging effort to improve Atlantic City is starting to pay off, from new private investment in non-casino attractions to a $20 million advertising campaign that's beginning to change negative perceptions about the seaside gambling resort.
Massachusetts Republican candidate for Congress, Richard R. Tisei, has vowed that his opponent’s family ties to an offshore gambling operation will be brought up during upcoming debates.
Cake Poker is set to announce that US “real money” players will be migrated Juicy Stakes Poker, effective September 27, 2012 with a press release due out on this day. Juicy Stakes is a long standing trusted partner within the Revolution Gaming Network. This news was first reported by CardsChat.com and has since been confirmed by Cake itself. Details will be announced in the coming days.
One of the great myths of bookmaking is that a bookmaker needs to balance the betting action on a game in order to make a profit.
It's a lot tidier, of course, when that happens, but it's not necessary.
In fact, not only can the wagering action be uneven and the bookie still profit, it can be downright lopsided and he'll still make money.
LAS VEGAS – (Associated Press) - Nevada gambling regulators have approved licenses for three companies to run Internet poker sites in the state.
The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday approved American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC for an interactive gambling operator's license.
The company owns the Stratosphere hotel-casino and tower on the Las Vegas Strip.
The madness created by college basketball betting in Nevada is among the factors that led to a lucrative March for casinos statewide.