Gambling

Barney Frank a Busy Man Amidst Wall Street Turmoil, Online Gambling Bill

Chairman of House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, has been a busy man these days.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/17/2008

Russian Mafia Leads Among Top 10 Criminal Organizations

Askmen.com has named the Russian mafia as the leading criminal organization in the world followed by the Yamaguchi-gumi syndicate, the biggest of Japan's Yakuza crime clans.

Ian Brandes of the Daily Record points out that the Russian mafia is involved in everything from stolen art to nuclear technology and that they often "leave rivals riddled with bullets in the streets of Moscow."

Moscow's Solntsevskaya Bratva, known as the Brotherhood, have just been named the worst criminal gang in the world in a major survey.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/17/2008

PartyGaming Added to Prestigious FTSE4Good UK 50 Index

Fifteen UK companies, including online gambling firm PartyGaming, have been added to the FTSE4Good UK 50 Index of companies striving for good corpor

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/16/2008

PartyBets and GameBookers Not Being Abolished by PartyGaming

PartyGaming has informed Gambling911.com that it is not abolishing the Partybets and Gamebookers brands as reported here last night.  The report was filed after a handful of PartyGaming affiliat

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/16/2008

European Union Preparing for Showdown With US in Online Gambling Crisis

The European Union announced Monday they will be dispatching a team of investigators to Washington on September 15 to speak with offices of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), and the US

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/16/2008

Bodog Domains Now on Auction at eBay

The Washington State Receiver (the firm of Graham & Dunn) is finally beginning the monetization of the Bodog domain names seized just over a year ago in a bitter patent dispute.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/15/2008

European Union to Meet With US Congress Regarding Internet Gambling

Congress and members of the executive branch will be visited by a team of European Union investigators this week, headed by senior E.U. trade official M.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/15/2008

Sportsbooks Get Some Money Back With Cleveland Browns Cover

The Cleveland Browns head into Week 3 with a 0-2 record after being listed as a favorite to win the AFC North over the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into the 2008 regular NFL season.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Sep/15/2008

OJ Simpson Trial Promises New Spectacle in Las Vegas

While OJ Simpson's latest trial - related to a Las Vegas hotel armed robbery - is less likely to draw the national attention his first murder trial did in 1995, Sin City will still be taking center

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/14/2008

Bookie Bloodbath as Gambling Public Comes Through in NFL Week Two

There were three primary games during Week 2 of the NFL that the bookies had to win.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/14/2008

Online Bookies Can Now Advertise in Australia

INTERSTATE corporate bookmakers have been given the nod to sponsor NSW sporting teams and advertise according to the Submitted by Guest on, Sep/14/2008

Proposed new FBI rules draw civil liberties worries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2008

Internet Gambling Firm BWIN Loses Case in Germany

(Reuters) - Internet bookmaker bwin.com has lost a regional court case in the aftermath of Germany's crackdown on online betting, Germany's state lottery said on Thursday, sending bwin shares down

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2008

Barney Frank Introduces New Online Gambling Bill

House Committee on Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on Thursday proposed yet another measure that would look to repeal a law making most forms of online gambling illegal.

The Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) requires that financial institutions monitor transactions related to online gambling, however, not all forms of the activity are illegal and the UIGEA is quite ambiguous when it comes to defining what is and what is not legal.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/12/2008

First President of Poker Players Alliance Joins Age Verification Technology Firm

Michael Bolcerek, the former President of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), a grassroots advocacy group of over 1M members, has recently joined Aristotle International as its Senior Vice President

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/11/2008

Bodog Continues to Pay Customers, Vendors With Bounced Checks

Be careful when depositing one of those Bodog (BodogLife.com) checks. They could be rubber and bounce like an NBA basketball.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/10/2008

Costa Rica Oceans, Beaches Safe Again? Tamarindo Beach Passes Test

Costa Rica - the leading world center for online sports betting and casinos - came under fire recently for its "dangerous" beaches. We're talking about unsafe bacteria levels here folks.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/09/2008

Doyle Brunson’s Heart Is Good… So Is His Stamina

Doyle Brunson's heart is in better condition than our own Jenny Woo's....who celebrates a birthday today... 

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/09/2008

US Justice Department to go After Google Regarding Advertising

The US Justice Department, which has aggressively gone after online gambling establishments over the past two years, has yet another big target in mind....the biggest of all perhaps - Google!

The Wall Street Journal reports that The Justice Department has quietly hired one of the nation's best-known litigators, former Walt Disney Co. vice chairman Sanford Litvack, for a possible antitrust challenge to Google Inc.'s growing power in advertising.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/08/2008

Another British Bookmaker Target of Robbery

An attempted robbery at a Ladbrokes bookmaking shop in Glasgow, Scotland, is just the latest in a spate of robberies at various bookmakers throughout the United Kingdom.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/08/2008

Ike Means Spike in Online Poker All This Week

South Florida managed to dodge a bullet with Hurricane Ike but they are not completely out of the woods. Most of Tuesday was forecast to be windy, rainy and not a day to be venturing outside.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/08/2008

bwin Takes Massive Hit Following Licensing Snafu

Austrian Internet bookmaker bwin Interactive Entertainment (BWIN.VI: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said it took a 2.25 million euro ($3.22 million) hit after a project to obtain a sports be

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/08/2008

Online Gambling Addiction Hurting Women

The Independent on Monday features a lurid tale of how women of Ireland are being drawn into the dark netherworld of online gambling.

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/08/2008

Bodog, PartyGaming Like AOL Dial Up Business Warns Industry Observer

"If I were PartyGaming I would try to sell my database under the table to PokerStars," advised one leading online gambling industry analyst who wished not to be named.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/07/2008

Second Indictment Against BetonSports, Founder, CEO

The US Government issued a second superseding indictment against BetonSports founder Gary Kaplan on Thursday.

The founder of BetonSports.com, Kaplan, now 49, was charged in July of 2006 with 20 felony violations of federal laws including: the Wire Act, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Conspiracy, interstate transportation of gambling paraphernalia, interference with the administration of Internal Revenue laws and tax evasion.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/05/2008

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joins iMEGA.org

Stephen A.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/05/2008

PartyGaming Latest to Cut Jobs in Online Gambling Sector

PartyGaming, once the largest online poker firm, has announced it will be laying off more than 100 employees in its Gibraltar office.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/05/2008

Bookies Get Clobbered by New York Giants Win

The New York Giants won the first game of the 2008 NFL season and the online bookmakers lost. More than 85 percent of the betting action had been on the early Giants line and 72 percent or more on the closing line of -4 ½ at gambling websites like Super Book.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/04/2008

Jack Abramoff Awaits Sentencing Wednesday

Disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff awaited sentencing on Thursday.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/04/2008

Breaking News

January Crypto-Slump Continues With Some Bright Spots Tuesday Evening

Nearly all of the top 68 cryptocurrencies have witnessed a decline during the month of January with some bad news hitting hard Tuesday as South Korea regulators consider banning exchange trading and while rumors of banks blocking cryptocurrency charges were running rampant.

Capital One Blocks Cryptocurrency Purchases With Its Card as Bitcoin Hits Biggest Low in Weeks

Capital One Blocks Cryptocurrency Purchases With Its Card as Bitcoin Hits Biggest Low in Weeks

Tuesday was not a good day for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as nearly all of them witnessed sharp declines on the day.

Vegas Gambling Revenue Hits All Time Low

Generating $26 billion in total revenue, Nevada gaming regulators say it is a new record low for Vegas.