Gambling

Morningside Recovery Center: Stop Watching Woo and Put Away Sock Puppet!

Morningside Recovery Center, the national renowned rehab center that Gambling 911 revealed treated Poker pro Erick Lindgren to overcome his gambling addiction with a specified program for him allowing him to stay in control of the gambling which he does for a living has recently completed a survey which makes us think too many out there are thinking about resident MILF Jenny Woo (pictured).

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/17/2013

Ashton Kutcher: ‘I Once Ran Nation's Biggest Sports Syndicate’

“Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher confessed in an interview with Esquire Magazine that he once ran the largest sports betting syndicate in the US. 

Kutcher claimed he used his “dumb” persona to his advantage.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/14/2013

Ex-San Diego Mayor $1 Billion in Gambling Losses

Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor took $2 million from a nonprofit foundation to feed a gambling addiction in which she lost more than $1 billion over an eight-year period, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/14/2013

Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Technology has Just Been Released.

BitMillions.com is the first fully automated and cheat-proof lottery system that features provably fair technology based on the Bitcoin Blockchain. It promises to revolutionize the online gambling industry.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/14/2013

US Feds, New Jersey to Argue Before Judge About Sports Betting in State

TRENTON (Associated Press) — New Jersey’s efforts to offer legal sports gambling are being put to the test in federal court.

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Attorneys for the state and the U.S. Department of Justice are scheduled to argue Thursday in Trenton over whether a federal law restricting sports betting to four states is unconstitutional.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/14/2013

New Nevada Online Gambling Bill Gets Introduced in Assembly

(Associated Press) - A bill before the Nevada Assembly removes the final restrictions preventing online gambling’s full arrival.

Democratic Las Vegas Assemblyman William C. Horne introduced AB114 during the floor session Wednesday.

Horne says the bill eliminates a provision from last session’s online gambling bill requiring Nevada to wait for federal legalization.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/13/2013

Over the Topps: Pete Rose Stripped of All Time Hits Record

Topps Baseball Cards has stripped Pete Rose of his all-time hits record on Wednesday.

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Rose hit 4,256 during his career but Topps will no longer acknowledge this accomplishment on the back of cards labeled “Career Chase”. 

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Feb/13/2013

Baccarat Side-bets Approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board

Baccarat is becoming the most popular casino table game worldwide with revenues well surpassing all other casino games. 

The company who bought you Racing Card Derby has recently had their Baccarat sided bets, known as “Knockout Baccarat (KOB)” approved for use in Nevada by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.  KOB has many benefits and introduces Ante & Wager bets to the regular game without changing the rules. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/13/2013

Nevada Senate Wants to Tax Profits of Internet Poker

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Associated Press) — The Nevada State Gaming Control Board is pushing for legislation in the Nevada Senate to tax the net profits of Internet poker tournaments.

Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett presented the bill, SB9, to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Tuesday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/12/2013

Soccer Faces Epic Fight Against Match Fixing

(Associated Press) - The fortunes of popular soccer teams like Manchester United and showered millions in TV revenue on clubs that get into tournaments like Europe's Champions League.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/12/2013

Online Poker Akin to Pedophilia in Washington State: Lawmaker Wants Change

Class C felonies in the state of Washington include child molestation, multiple DWI offenses and drug dealing and – drum roll please – playing poker online

That’s right.  The state that just legalized marijuana usage criminalizes those who are caught playing poker on their computers and smartphones.  It’s been this way for over 6 years now and you can thank former Governor Christine Gregoire for that one as part of her overzealous attempt to protect Tribal casinos in the state.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/12/2013

New Jersey Online Gambling Bill to be Voted on February 26

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — New Jersey lawmakers plan to move quickly to adopt an Internet gambling bill now that Gov. Chris Christie has laid his cards on the table.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/12/2013

Zynga Shares Shoot Up Another 5 Percent Monday Morning

Zynga shares rose for a 5th straight session Monday in the wake of positive financial numbers and news that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is willing to sign a bill into law this spring allowing Web gambling within that state’s borders.

Zynga’s stock has been bouncing back because of a short squeeze.

The stock was up over 12 percent by Friday’s closing bell.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/11/2013

Borgata to Offer Gambling on In-Room Televisions

Atlantic City – (Associated Press) - An Atlantic City casino says it will become the first casino in the United States to let hotel guests gamble from their rooms over the TV set.

The Borgata will offer its E-Casino to hotel guests starting Feb. 18.

It lets guests with player's cards set up electronic accounts and risk up to $2,500 a day. Slots and four kinds of video poker will be the first games offered.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/11/2013

Singapore Gets Black Eye in Wake of Football Match Fixing Scandal

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has long cultivated a reputation as a clean, safe and regimented place to live and do business in a turbulent region, but the apparently major role of Singaporeans in a global football match-fixing scandal shows a seamy underside often out of view.

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Submitted by Reuters on, Feb/10/2013

Mob Slayings Up in Montreal With Return of Vito Rizzuto

With mobster Vito Rizzuto out of prison for a mere four months, mob slaying are up in Montreal. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/10/2013

Nevada Governor Pushes for Interstate Online Gambling: NJ Rivalry

LAS VEGAS — (Associated Press) - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is using the low-grade rivalry between Las Vegas and Atlantic City to encourage lawmakers to pass a bill that could expand the state’s online gambling market nationwide.

The day after Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie suggested that he’d be open to legalizing some form of Internet gambling, the Nevada Republican released a statement asking lawmakers to act quickly to ensure the state maintains its place as the nation’s leader in gambling regulation.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/10/2013

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Submitted by Payton on, Feb/09/2013

Nevada Gaming Revenue Up 10 Percent

CARSON CITY, Nev. — (Associated Press) - December was a good month for Nevada casinos.

State gambling regulators reported Friday that casinos statewide took in a little over 10 percent more in gambling revenues during the month than they did in the same period a year ago.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board says casinos won about $943 million during the month, and the state collected more than $39 million based on that amount.

The state's share represents a more than 23.5 percent increase from the previous year.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/08/2013

Is Patti Hart Prepared to Step Down as IGT CEO for Jason Ader

Will Patty Hart Step Down From IGT For Team Jason Ader?  That is the million dollar – or in this case, potentially multi-million dollar question – being asked as we are about to enter the middle part of February. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/08/2013

Christie Move on Internet Gambling Creates Huge Impact for Markets

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s move to conditionally approve legalizing Internet gambling in the state has resulted in a surge in share prices of publicly traded European i-Gaming companies.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/08/2013

PokerStars Content With Christie Decision on Internet Gambling

PokerStars, the world’s largest real money online poker site, expressed satisfaction with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s conditional veto of an Internet gambling measure.  PokerStars parent company has confirmed it is in negotiations to acquire the troubled Atlantic Club Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City.

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Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/07/2013

IGT Proxy Fight: First Time Major Customers Enter Any Proxy Fight

In the July 16th, 1999 edition of Business Journal of San Jose Patty Hart of IGT claimed “Wringing more efficiency out of the organization is not what I do best. I’m a problem solver and team builder. I love talking to customers, employees, and engaging the outside world, not going to meeting after meeting to find out where we can take three seconds off our call times”.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/07/2013

Lesniak Expects Revised NJ Online Gambling Bill to be Passed by March 18

New Jersey state senator Raymond Lesniak, co-author of bill number 2578 to legalize online gambling within the state’s borders, was expected to act fast to address Governor Chris Christie’s concerns.  The Governor enacted a conditional veto on Thursday whereby the bill is being sent back to the Assembly.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/07/2013

Chris Christie Conditional Veto of New Jersey Online Gambling Bill

(Associated Press) - Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have made New Jersey the third state to legalize gambling over the Internet, but he says he will support such a law if it were put on a 10-year trial period.  (*Gambling911.com note:  This is a conditional veto, meaning that Governor Christie will sign once amended)

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/07/2013

IGT Urged to Immediately Commence ‘Dutch Auction’ Tender Offer

Orange Capital, LLC issued an open letter to the Chairman of the Board of International Game Technology (IGT).   *Note that Jason Ader is being represented by top PR FIRM  5WPR (www.5wpr.com)

 

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/07/2013

All Eyes on Chris Christie as D-Day is Here

Today, February 7, 2013, is D-Day for online gambling in New Jersey.

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Will Governor Chris Christie sign off on a bill legalizing what is currently a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide but technically remains “illegal” in the States?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/07/2013

Chris Christie to Turn in ‘Homework’ Assignment re Online Gambling Bill

Talk about keeping everyone on edge.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has once again waited until the final minute to make a decision regarding Internet gambling.

It was almost two years ago that Christie vetoed a bill that would have allowed New Jersey residents to place bets online within the state’s borders. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/06/2013

Chris Christie has Under 24 Hours to Decide on Internet Gambling

Regulated online gambling in the state of New Jersey will help protect children, so says the Poker Players Alliance.

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Various groups have come out to express support for Web gambling in the state including Atlantic City’s biggest union.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/06/2013

Asia Soccer Match-Fixing Investigation Intensifies

Singapore - (Reuters) - Gambling houses in Southeast Asia form the foundation for organized crime gangs to generate huge profits from sports match-fixing, according to Chris Eaton, ex-FIFA head of security and director of Qatar's International Centre for Sport Security.

Submitted by Reuters on, Feb/06/2013

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Mafia Planned to Infiltrate Malta Gambling Sector

Mafia Planned to Infiltrate Malta Gambling Sector

An anti-Mafia investigation in Palermo uncovered “advanced plans” by Mafia clans to relocate their underground activities through online gaming companies in Malta, the Times of Malta is informed.

Doyle Brunson Said to be Doing Some ‘Serious Back Peddling’ in POTUS Bashing

Doyle Brunson Said to be Doing Some ‘Serious Back Peddling’ in POTUS Bashing

Once a big supporter of US President Donald Trump, poker legend Doyle Brunson has made it clear he’s not exactly thrilled with Trump since he’s been in office.  This sentiment was relayed in a tweet Thursday, making reference to this past Tuesday’s Alabama Senate race.

Caesars Bans Player for Being Named in Legendz Sports Indictment

Caesars Bans Poker Player for Being Named in Legendz Sports Indictment

A player suing Caesars Casino for allegedly banning him had previously worked for the now-defunct Legendz Sports, a company the US Government forced to close in 2013.