Purple Lounge Online Poker, Casino Abrupt Weekend Closure Follows Salacious Florida Arrest

No word yet on the reasons behind the abrupt closure of UK-based Purple Lounge, an online poker room and casino operated by Media Corporation (not to be confused with the Rupert Murdock publishing empire).  Customers were not provided with any prior warning as to the shutdown.  Players had experienced slow payouts in recent months despite Purple Lounge’s operation within a mostly Web poker-friendly environment.  Purple Lounge had not accepted business from US players. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/30/2012

Two Alleged Mobsters Captured in Newark: Operated Illegal Gambling Business

Two alleged members of a Philadelphia organized crime syndicate have been arrested in Newark, New Jersey.

Joseph Licata, 70, of Florham Park, and Louis Fazzini, 45, of Caldwell, were apprehended on Thursday and charged with racketeering.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/27/2012

Federal Bills Introduced to Overturn Sports Betting Ban

Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ 2nd) and Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ 6th) have asked members of the US House of Representatives to support two bills introduced to roll back the Federal ban on expanded state-licensed sports betting.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2012

Roberto Luongo May Have to Endorse British Columbia Lottery Corp. From Tampa Bay

The British Columbia Lottery Corp. is staying mum about the prospects of its spokesperson, the Vancouver Canucks Robero Luongo, being traded to another team.  Rumors are Luongo could end up in either Toronto or Tampa Bay.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/26/2012

Galaxy Plans $2.1B Macau Casino Expansion

HONG KONG (Associated Press) — Galaxy Entertainment Group plans to double the size of its flagship Macau casino in a $2.1 billion expansion as it seeks to win over more customers in the world’s biggest gambling market.

The Hong Kong company said it has already started construction of the second phase of its Galaxy Macau casino complex, which opened last year in the Cotai district.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/26/2012

Jenny Woo’s C-Section Shocker

The birth of Lily Christiana Woo on April 15 may not have been a miracle after all, at least not as it pertains to the coincidental timing.  It all depends on how you cut it (no pun intended). Senior International Correspondent Jenny Woo revealed on Wednesday that she had deliberately scheduled to have a c-section birth on April 15, 2012 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of “Black Friday”. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/25/2012

50 Cent Gambling Game to Debut Soon on Facebook

Rapper 50 Cent, noted for his penchant for placing big wagers on the Super Bowl, is set to launch his own gambling game on Facebook. 

The Blackjack game is in conjunction with Game Show Network Digital and, essentially, 50 Cent will have his own virtual casino, minus the money.   

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/24/2012

Sports Betting Gains Ground in California

A measure to legalize sports betting in the state of California moved forward in the legislature but could be all for naught. 

A bill was approved unanimously by the state Senate Governmental Organization Committee on its way toward the Senate floor, but sports betting won’t happen in the state until it is approved at the federal level and this is highly unlikely to occur any time soon. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/24/2012

Online Gambling Payment Processor to be Sentenced May 29th

Don Hellinger, who processed payments for a number of online gambling companies during the years 2005 and 2006 is scheduled for sentencing on May 29th on unrelated charges.  It is not immediately known how long a sentence Hellinger will receive. 

Hellinger was charged with the illegal distribution of over $40 million in Internet gambling winnings during the years 2005 and 2006 through a money transfer company, Payment Processing, Inc.  His connection to online gambling only came about after a grand jury investigation into other alleged illicit activity.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/24/2012

888 Revenue Up 25 Percent in 1st Quarter 2012

(Reuters) - British online gaming company 888 Holdings said first-quarter revenue rose 25 percent as more people opted to use their services and gamble online amid an economic slowdown.

The company had 11.3 million casino, poker and sport real money registered customer accounts as on March 31, an increase of 23 percent from a year earlier.

888's consumer segment revenue rose 29 percent to $83 million (51 million pounds) in the first quarter, boosted by its casino and poker brands, the company said in a statement.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/24/2012

Sports Betting Online: El Clasico, Red Wings Facing Elimination, Kendall Wright Browns Odds

Here are the latest sports betting online updates for the afternoon hours of Friday, April 20, 2012 that include the current El Clasico odds, Kendall Wright NFL Draft props and more….

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Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Apr/20/2012

Foxwoods CEO: Competition May Spur Online Gambling

(Associated Press) - - The chief executive of Foxwoods Resort Casino says rising competition is forcing the Indian-run casino in eastern Connecticut to consider online gambling and other changes.

Scott Butera, in an online discussion Thursday with The Day of New London, said supply in the casino business is clearly outpacing demand. Gambling has been legalized in Massachusetts, though casinos are not expected to open for a few years. Casinos in New York also are taking a greater share of the market.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/19/2012

Betsson Acquires Nordicbet

Betsson AB (publ) today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire substantial parts of the business of Nordic Gaming Group plc, which is the owner of the NordicBet, TrioBet and Tobet gaming operations. Once the transaction is approved by competent regulatory bodies, the acquisition will be finalized in the end of second quarter 2012.

Betsson is one of the largest Scandinavian online gambling firms offering a wide range of first-class online gambling products and games in a safe and user-friendly gaming environment.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/18/2012

EU Commission Online Gambling Manifesto Too Little, Too Late

While the European Gaming and Betting Association has published a manifesto for a sustainable EU policy for online gambling, countries like Belgium and the Netherlands continue to engage in their own policy of quashing foreign competition, including that from neighboring European Union countries.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/18/2012

Internet Gambling, Horse Racing Regulated Simulcasting on Agenda in Massachusetts

By STEVE LeBLANC, The Associated Press

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is pressing lawmakers and Gov. Deval Patrick to push back a key deadline for the panel to take over the regulation of horse racing and simulcasting, saying the expanded duties will make it harder to get new casinos up and running.

Commission chairman Steven Crosby said Tuesday that the panel will meet the May 20 takeover deadline if needed, but said delaying the change makes more sense for the state.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/17/2012

Sid Rosenberg Fired Following DUI Arrest

Radio personality Sid Rosenberg has been fired following an arrest for DUI in Hollywood, Florida earlier in the month.

WQAM program director Lee Feldman confirmed to a local television station that the controversial host had been terminated

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/17/2012

Income Access Network Launches Kaffiliation and

Income Access network, one of the top online affiliate programs in the world and one that caters to the online gambling sector, has launched its newest affiliate platform - Kaffiliation!


Submitted by Guest on, Apr/17/2012 announces the acquisition of online sportsbook Bet Vegas Vic

Reduced-juice sportsbook welcomes their newest members with unrivaled sports betting value and generous rebates

On Monday morning reduced juice sportsbook finalized the acquisition of competitor

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/16/2012

All of North Dakota’s Property Tax Could Have Been Paid for by Online Gambling

North Dakota Representative Jim Kasper was the first politician to conceive of the idea to legalize and operate online gambling sites from a US state back in 2005. 


His state missed out on a golden opportunity. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/15/2012

New Jersey Internet Gambling Should be Set for Fall

A vote to legalize online gambling in New Jersey will take place in the state’s senate on May 31.  The delay will push back the start of legalized Internet gambling in the Garden State somewhat, but the bill’s sponsor, Raymond Lesniak, still anticipates a fall starting date.


Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/15/2012

Online Gambling Film ‘Runner, Runner’ Will Star Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake

A film that delves into the world of online gambling, “Runner, Runner”, will star two big names, Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

“The Lincoln Lawyer” director Brad Furman will head up the project.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Apr/14/2012

‘Deal or No Deal’ Dealt Lifeline From Gambling Ban

Regulators have saved one of Great Britain’s beloved quiz shows “Deal or No Deal” by backing off of imposing gambling restrictions on it and other similar shows. 


Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Apr/14/2012

Hollywood Casino Columbus Hiring 600 Dealers

Calling all dealers in and around the Columbus, Ohio area.  There are job openings for 600 dealers at the Hollywood Casino in Columbus.  Full time and part time employment opportunities are available. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/13/2012

Vegas Priest Who Siphoned $650k to Support Video Poker Habit Will Begin Prison Term

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest from Las Vegas was due to surrender Friday at a federal prison in Texas to begin serving three years and one month for siphoning $650,000 from his northwest Las Vegas parish to support a video poker and casino gambling habit.

Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe, 59, planned to turn himself in as required at the low-security La Tuna correctional institution in the Texas-New Mexico border town of Anthony, defense attorney Margaret Stanish told The Associated Press.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/13/2012

Joe Brennan Jr: ‘I’m Not Anti-Federal But (Federal Online Gambling) Just Not in the Cards' (Video)

Appearing on the popular radio show this week, Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association head Joe Brennan, Jr. wants everyone to know that legalizing online gambling in New Jersey is moving full steam ahead.

Brennan is an advocate for state rights, but insists he has nothing against federal legislation.  He just doesn’t see it happening any time soon.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/12/2012

NFL Lifts Ban on Casino Ads for Two Years

The National Football League on Thursday announced it will lift a ban on teams advertising at casinos for a two year period.

This was taken from ProFootball Talk’s Mike Florio:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/12/2012

Washington Post: Gambling’s ‘Unholy’ Grip in the State of Maryland

First it was the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland setting up a phony payment solutions company then spending the nearly two years worth of seized funds on brand new police cars for Anne Arundel County, now state politicians have come under fire for allegedly holding “spending hostage to the gaming industry’s interests”,

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/12/2012

Israel’s ‘China’ Approach to Online Gambling Fails

They are supposed to be the most democratic country in the Middle East, yet Israel’s stance on Internet gambling over the past two years has been akin to that of China, or worse, the United States.


And while the US has been seizing Internet domain names, Israel has taken things one step further by blocking its citizens from accessing online gambling domains.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/12/2012

Sid Rosenberg Found Drunk Behind Wheel in Fetal Position

Back in February reported on how South Florida sports radio host Sid Rosenberg was accused of owing an offshore sportsbook $44,000.  Now comes word of Rosenberg’s arrest for DUI last week.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/11/2012

Tribes Hold the Cards in California Online Poker Effort: New Jersey Racing to be First

The odds of New Jersey legalizing online poker first is much greater than California doing so and the San Francisco Chronicle’s Demian Bulwa does a superb job of laying out the reason why.

Bulwa doesn’t draw comparisons between the two states but rather offers the various obstacles standing in the way of California's efforts.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/11/2012

Breaking News

Premier is the Top Legitimate “Price Per Head” Gambling Website

Internet sports betting is big business these days and along with a number of big offshore sportsbooks operating online one of the fastest growing sectors of this industry are independent sports bookmakers working with a quality Price Per Head site.

More TonyBet Slow Payouts: Player Waits Three Months for €500 Payout

More TonyBet Slow Payouts: Player Waits Three Months for €500 Payout

A poker and sports betting website started by famed player and politician Antanas ‘Tony G’ Guoga continues to deal with payout issues despite operating from the online gambling-friendly region of Slovenia.

‘Saint’ Mobster Gets Release From Prison

‘Saint’ Mobster Gets Release From Prison

A notorious Rhode Island mobster has been released from prison after serving seven years for attempting to hire a hitman to murder a rival mobster.