On the lam since April 2011, Absolute Poker founder Tom Scott has finally turned himself in to US authorities last week.
WASHINGTON — (Associated Press) - With some states readying to start online gambling, Native American tribal leaders are calling on the federal government to step in as it did with brick-and-mortar gambling and establish regulations that ensure tribes get a piece of the action without having their revenue taxed and their sovereignty compromised.
ANNAPOLIS — (Associated Press) - A spokeswoman for Gov. Martin O’Malley says a formal announcement on whether a special session will be held in Maryland to expand gambling is likely to be made on Friday.
Raquel Guillory declined to say definitively on Thursday whether a special session will be held next month. She says details are still being worked out.
On Wednesday, House Speaker Michael Busch met with House Democratic leaders to tell them to be prepared for a special session because he believes the governor will call one.
Zynga witnessed a 42 percent drop in its share price following less-than-rosy news about the company’s future. This has prompted eight different analysts to cut their target price on the maker of popular games such as “Farmville” and “Texas Hold’em Poker”. Of the 24 who follow the company, only give have a ‘buy’ rating on the stock with an average price target set at US$5.
Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman Mark Lipparelli told the Las Vegas Review Journal Thursday (July 26, 2012) that the first licensed online poker rooms could be operating within that state in 60 to 90 days.
Lawmakers in New Jersey want casino gambling a little closer to home for the millions of people who populate the northern portion of that state. Governor Chris Christie continues to lay down the law, insisting only Atlantic City will play host to casinos there.
Despite New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s assertions that he will not support any casinos within the state outside of Atlantic City, a proposal was tossed around Wednesday suggesting a “temporary casino” at the Meadowlands for the Super Bowl in 2015.
Some are calling it a “pop up” casino.
(Associated Press) - State and local law enforcement have raided Center Stage casino near Dothan and seized several hundred machines.
State Attorney General Luther Strange announced that his office worked with the Houston County sheriff and district attorney to serve a search warrant Wednesday morning that resulted from an ongoing investigation of illegal gambling.
JACKSON, Miss. (Associated Press) - Mississippi's casino revenues were basically flat in June, as a recovery at gambling halls along the Mississippi River barely made up for losses on the Gulf Coast.
Overall revenue rose less than 1 percent from June 2011, to $186.9 million, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures released Tuesday. Statewide revenue was basically flat with May, down less than $150,000.
In June, the 12 coastal casinos won a total of $89.9 million from gamblers, down 4.3 percent from the $94 million that they won in June 2011.
Following the Full Tilt Poker fallout from this past year, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission is looking to help repair its image by revising its licensing policy.
The bookies are getting especially creative with the upcoming London Olympics, offering odds on just about everything under the sun including whether there will be a UFO sighting during the opening ceremony and if the torch bearer trips while attempting to light the flame.
Russ Bynum, Associated Press
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- (Associated Press) - Federal prosecutors say the owners of a Savannah-based casino boat owe the government nearly $7 million earned from illegal gambling in state waters off Georgia and South Carolina.
An indictment unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court charges the general manager of Diamond Casino and two of his boat captains with operating an illegal gambling business. Prosecutors say Diamond Casino's cruise boat routinely allowed gambling in state waters between July 2010 and last November.
Regulators in the United Kingdom have proposed using a “kite-marking system” as a means of encouraging operators to seek regulation there.
BOSTON -- (Associated Press) - The state Senate is expected to vote soon on a casino compact signed by Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.
PORTLAND, Maine (Associated Press) - The immediate future of Maine's newest casino is in doubt.
Department of Environmental Protection officials and the Attorney General's Office were meeting Monday and discussing what course of action to take after a judge nullified a development permit for the Oxford Casino less than two months after the casino opened in the western Maine town of Oxford.
Massachusetts Congressman John Tierney continues to insist he had no idea his relatives were involved in an illegal gambling ring, citing a court order allowing his brother-in-law Robert Eremian to return to the Caribbean in 2002 to serve as a software consultant to a legal offshore betting operation.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - In Macau, three murders in the past two weeks have raised fears that violent crime is growing more common at the same time as the island's casino operators are struggling with slower growth.
Shares at 32Red have risen 3.3 percent, valuing the company at £30 million following an upbeat forecast of full year revenues.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Associated Pres) While New Jersey lawmakers heard pros and cons Thursday on the prospect of casino gambling at the Meadowlands, Gov. Chris Christie, who opposes the idea, called the discussion futile.
"I think any conversation about extending gaming to the northern part of the state or any place else in the state is a waste of time," Christie said at an unrelated bill-signing in Trenton. "As a practical political matter, it's not going to happen."
“Dinner at my wife’s brother’s house. I don’t think that people would think that’s extraordinary,” Massachusetts Congressman John F. Tierney said at a recent news conference.
Columbia, S.C. – (Associated Press) - Investigators say they have charged a man with killing his wife and his colleague in a gambling business in his upscale suburban Columbia home.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said 42-year-old Brett Parker turned himself in Friday after two murder charges were filed more than three months after the killings.
Lott says Parker shot his 44-year-old wife, Tammy, then picked up another gun and shot 46-year-old Brian Capnerhurst on April 13. Arrest warrants say Parker then tried to make it look like he was being robbed.
Darren Wright, the 43-year-old head of now defunct online gambling outfit BetED.com, has been given two years probation for his role in running the establishment.
Wright was charged with bank fraud and aiding and abetting in regard to running an illegal gambling operation.
Meadowlands Racetrack Operator Jeff Gural appeared on 'NJ Today' with host Mike Schneider and explained that he has been in talks with an established gaming company in regard to the topic of expanded gaming at the Meadowlands.
"I think it is inevitable that you will see casino gambling (at the Meadowlands)," Gural said. "I would be lying if I [didn't say] one of my motivations for doing this (taking over the Meadowlands Racetrack) was that I think there will be casino gambling at some point."
SAN DIEGO – (Associated Press) - California prosecutors say a former Arizona legislator who went to prison in a 1990 corruption scandal used his son's identity to get a California ID card and real estate license so he could work as a broker and teach a real estate class.
U-T San Diego reported Thursday that Don Kenney has been charged with five felonies including perjury, forgery and impersonating his son, a Washington state attorney.
Looking to place a bet on the upcoming Olympic Games in London?
You'll have to go offshore to do so.
The gambling capital of the world--Las Vegas--won't allow its sportsbooks to accept wagers on the Olympics.
Never fear, however.
The Ice Age killed off the dinosaurs and it appears the Internet may soon kill off the bookmakers.
What is widely considered the second oldest industry in the world after prostitution, bookies throughout Ireland have had to contend with the Internet and turnover numbers that have seen a massive 19 per cent decline during the first half of 2012.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — (Associated Press) - Gov. Martin O’Malley and House Speaker Michael Busch on Wednesday proposed allocating some gambling revenue in a way to help offset losses that a Prince George’s County casino could cause for Baltimore and Anne Arundel County.
Kentucky’s Churchill Downs is the latest entity to apply for an online poker license in the state of Nevada.
The Silver State became the first to legalize online poker late last year and has been accepting applications over the past few months.
Churchill Downs, which currently offers legalized horse betting on the Web, already signaled its interest in offering Internet poker after purchasing the media venture Bluff Magazine earlier in the year.
(AP) Las Vegas Sands Corp. chief and leading Republican political donor Sheldon Adelson is firing back at his former Macau casino executive's claim that Adelson personally approved prostitution at company properties in the Chinese gambling enclave.
In the coming weeks, Gambling911.com will be presenting a series of interviews with some of the newest social gaming websites including Camasino.com and Bam Poker.
NorthBet.ag has joined the Gambling911.com family just in time for the upcoming NFL season. Their “invite only” business model has quickly become one of the most effective ways to take care of preferred clients all across the industry.
The sponsor of legislation to allow casino gambling in Georgia says the effort is dead for the year.