Gambling

Federal Prosecutors Won't Charge Disgraced Eliot Spitzer

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer will not be charged with any crime for his patronage of a prostitution ring, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

2008 WSOP Loses Steam: November Nine Fail To Shine

Not even the possibility of an arrest or showdown between the USA vs. Russia has ignited enough passion as we head into the 2008 WSOP final.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2008

Court Approves $15 Million Settlement in UltimateBet Matter

Tokwiro Claimed Damages As A Result of UltimateBet Cheating Scandal Refunds To Affected Players Completed

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Churchill Downs offsets track-betting declines

Churchill Downs Inc.'s account-wagering business and a slot-machine parlor at one track boosted its sagging racetrack business during the July-September quarter.

Earnings before taxes from expanded gambling at Churchill's Fair Grounds track in New Orleans of $4.38 million nearly outpaced the $4.69 million in earnings from racing operations at its four tracks, two of which raced most of the period.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Some Microgaming Online Casinos, Affiliates Cut US Ties

 

Vegas Affiliates, a Microgaming online casino affiliate group, will no longer be accepting US customers effective November 10, according to C

Internet Gambling: Watch Out For Jon Kyl

A win by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell in Kentucky might not be so bad for the online gambling sector.  That tightly contested race was nearly won by his democratic challenger in a state that

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/05/2008

Anti-Online Gambling Crusader Chris Gregoire Wins in Washington

In a tightly fought campaign, Republican challenger Dino Rossi conceded to incumbent Democrat Governor of Washington State, Chris Gregoire. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/05/2008

Antigua Online Gambling Companies Can Now Advertise in the UK

In a huge victory for the Caribbean nation of Antigua Wednesday, it was announced online gambling companies based there can now advertise their services in the United Kingdom.   

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/05/2008

Microgaming Website Down: A Kentucky Casualty?

On Tuesday morning, one of the online gambling industry's largest software providers, Microgaming, was not online.  The dreaded "Site Not Available" appeared when anyone tried to type in

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/04/2008

Online Poker Players Watch Washington State Governor Race Closely

Will she stay or will she go?  The Washington State Governor race is close as Democrat Chris Gregoire is facing a stiff challenge from Dino Rossi, a former state senator.  The two restaged their

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/04/2008

Poker Writer Tom Somach Upsets Another Country

First it was Denmark.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/04/2008

Jenny Woo’s Interview With Republican Congressman Ron Paul

Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent Jenny Woo had an opportunity to sit down and speak with Republican Texas Congressman Ron Paul.  Dr.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/03/2008

Boycott Papa John’s, Pizza Hut? Is Kentucky Really The Pizza Capital?

One interesting "fact" that has come out of the debacle involving Kentucky's decision to seize 141 online gambling domains, we have discovered that the Kentucky - of all places - is the p

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/03/2008

No Bloodbath For Bookies… But Close

There were not a whole lot of dominant teams getting lopsided action in the NFL Week 9, but there were two standouts that went the way of the public.

Philadelphia as a -7 road favorite in Seattle had well over 75 percent of the action at most online gambling websites heading into game time.  They clobbered Seattle by a score of 26-7.  Some books had the Eagles getting as much as 80 percent or higher action.  Philadelphia was the most bet on team of the afternoon games.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/03/2008

Legal Documents Obtained Related to ZIP Payment Online Gambling Solutions

Gambling911.com has obtained legal documents filed by the US Government in cases against ZIP Payment Solutions founders, Edward Courdy and Michael Gardone.  Both operated a payment processing comp

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/02/2008

Jenny Woo Talks To Barney Frank: Online Gambling Not Bad for Economy

As one of the key allies for the online gambling industry, Democratic Congressman Barney Frank has been working diligently to have the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) repealed.  A

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/02/2008

Boycott Kentucky: Internet Community Expresses Outrage

A website calling itself www.boycottkentucky.com orchestrated a campaign Friday to have angry Web users call Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's office e

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/01/2008

Barney Frank Discusses the Future of Online Gambling With Gambling911

Gambling911.com Senior Reporter, Jenny Woo, recently went to Washington, DC where she met up with a handful of important allies in the fight to legalize online gambling, among them chairman of the

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Oct/30/2008

Bodog Internet Gambling Leads to Money Laundering Charges

As widely feared, reports surfaced on Thursday that charges have been levied against Bodog and its falling Internet gambling empire.

Federal authorities in Maryland have filed money-laundering charges against two men, Edward Courdy and Michael Garone, who have figured in an ongoing investigation into Bodog, according to the Baltimore City Paper.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/30/2008

Mandatory Censorship in Australia Could Affect Internet Gambling

AUSTRALIA will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.  That's the latest news from the Submitted by Payton on, Oct/30/2008

Professional Poker Player, Grateful Dead Attorney Dead

A professional poker player, who doubled as the longtime attorney for the rock band the Grateful Dead, is dead.

According to media reports, Harold "Hal" Kant, 77, of Reno, Nevada, USA, who earned a championship gold bracelet and $174,000 for winning a pot-limit Omaha tournament at the 1987 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas, died October 19 in Reno from pancreatic cancer.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/30/2008

Trade Group Confident To Get Online Gambling Prohibition Overturned

The US Department of Justice filed their response brief with the US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, in iMEGA v.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/30/2008

Lefty Rosenthal Was an FBI Snitch

Back before he was mayor of Las Vegas, when he was the city's leading mob attorney, Oscar Goodman insisted he didn't represent snitches.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/30/2008

Bermuda Mulls Online Gambling Option

The Bermuda government has suggested it is interested in entering the multi billion dollar online gambling industry, but at what price?

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/30/2008

Why Was Tampa Bay/Philadelphia Game Tie Graded a Phillies Win?

When Monday night's World Series game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies was suspended due to inclement weather, most fans just figured they would catch the rest of the postponed

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/29/2008

Poker Company Challenging NY State Gambling Laws

In light of the outlawing of most forms of online and live gaming, a relatively new trend has popped up.  Most commonly known as bar poker leagues, these are free to the public and most times host

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/29/2008

A Writ of Prohibition Filed In Connection With Kentucky Online Gambling Case

Writs have been filed by the Internet Gaming Council in response to a decision handed down by a Franklin County Circuit Court finding that the Commonwealth of Kentucky can seize some 141 domain nam

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/29/2008

Managers For Masters Of The Queen’s Music Stole £450,000 For Online Gambling

Michael and Judith Arnold, former long time managers of the Master of the Queen's Music, have been charged with stealing nearly £450,000 from the composer.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/29/2008

Advise Your Online Gambling Clients to Block Kentucky?

Noted online gambling attorney I.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/28/2008

World Series Suspended Graded a Tampa Bay Rays Loss, Phillies Win

There has never been a rain-shortened game in World Series history, and this was the first suspension.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/28/2008

Breaking News

Forbes: A Narrow Ruling For New Jersey Could Still Allow Sports Betting By Private Operators

Even if the U.S. Supreme Court decides not to allow legalized sports betting, there is still a narrow path for private companies to allow it, so says Forbes.com.

Nevada Gaming Commission Alters Rules on Gambling While High

The Nevada Gaming Commission tweaked its regulations for dealing with intoxicated gamblers.

Billy The Kid Casino Upgrades Include 100 New Slot Machines

Did You Know That The Billy The Kid Casino Upgraded To Include 100 New Slot Machines?  New Mexico’s Ruidoso Downs horse racing facility and its Billy The Kid Casino are raising the stakes for real money gambling with some major improvements across the board.