Gambling

Bodog Fears Mount as Payment Processing Issues Worse Than First Thought

BodogLife.com (formerly Bodog.com), the beleaguered online gambling and poker website, has been having payment processing woes that go beyond what unfortunately has become routine in the industry f

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/24/2008

Internet Gambling Scam Murder Hunt Continues With Little Clues

The much publicized brutal torture murders of two Chinese grad students England has touched off a major investigation spanning all the way back to China.

Xi Zhou and her boyfriend Zhen Xing Yang, both 25, suffered horrific head injuries in their flat in Newcastle's West End earlier this month. Both are alleged to have bee part of a racket that relied on the results of live Premier League football games being shown a couple of minutes later in China to beat the bookmakers.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/22/2008

Gambling911.com Retains Law Firm to Take on Absolute Poker

In anticipation of a legal threat from Absolute Poker, Gambling911.com has retained the legal services of a powerful Washington, DC firm, one that represents publishers and freelance writers before

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/22/2008

Bodog Lays Off Hundreds of Employees: Claims Not to be Leaving US

BodogLife.com, under intense scrutiny by the US Government, has laid off hundreds of its employees this week, leading to speculation that the online gambling firm will be leaving the US market.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/22/2008

Brennan Jr.: We Have Money Coming in From Many Sportsbooks

IMEGA.org founder, Joe Brennan, Jr., adamantly denied on Friday that other Costa Rican sports books have not helped to fund their efforts to challenge the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act i

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/22/2008

MarketWatch: Gaming-Fund Manager on MGM, Scientific Games, Gigamedia

CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Dan Ahrens has been on a serious losing streak in Las Vegas but since he always bets on the house, he's confident that his luck will soon change.

Ahrens is manager of the Ladenburg Thalmann Gaming and Casino Fund, which is down more than 40% over the past 12 months as investors sell gambling stocks in the wake of an accelerating decline in visitation and gambling revenue in Sin City and elsewhere.

"The selling has been very overdone," Ahrens said. "Gaming revenues are down somewhat in Vegas but it is far from a ghost town.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2008

Online Sportsbook Accepts Record $1,000,000 USD College Football Wager

BookMaker.com CEO Mickey Richardson announced today that the online sportsbook will accept a record-setting $1,000,000 USD bet on U.S.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/21/2008

Sportsbook.com Still Recovering Following Industry Processor Loss

One of the online gambling industry's most successful sports betting enterprises, Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/21/2008

Absolute Poker Threatens Legal Action Against Gambling911.com

Gambling911.com, whose founder Christopher Costigan won a landmark case against an online gambling establishment in 2002, disclosed on Wednesday that his website has been threatened with legal acti

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/21/2008

Costa Rica Sportsbooks Not Helping to Fund iMEGA Efforts

In a disappointing revelation, Gambling911.com has learned that iMEGA (The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association) in its legal challenge against the United States and the Unlawfu

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/20/2008

DoylesRoom Unleashes World Class Casino & Record-Breaking Jackpots

Players who crave exhilarating casino action no longer need to contact their travel agents for sizzling weekend escapes to Las Vegas, Monaco, or Atlantic City.  With the arrival of the hottest onl

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/20/2008

Being a Brad Pitt Lookalike is Sometimes Hard...In More Ways Than One

If you are going to have a roommate, it doesn't matter how good looking you are, never ever shack up with someone who looks like Brad Pitt.

This is advise relayed to Gambling911.com by a one time online gambling guru who soon discovered he had an enormous superiority complex once moving in with fellow Nine.com employee, Chris, affectionately known in the industry as "Brad Pitt".

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/20/2008

Gambling Nurse Ignores Woman in Labor Ad Banned By Brits

The Advertising Standards Authority banned an advertisement put out by Wink Bingo Wednesday on the grounds that it encouraged gambling while at work.

Spacebar Media produced the ad that features a scantily clad nurse celebrating her big bingo win next to a trolley holding surgical equipment and a laptop, which read ‘Wink Bingo Winner' while a woman was presumably giving birth and being ignored by the nurse.

The ad's catch line read: "Find the appropriate moment..."

The ad itself was deemed "inappropriate" and promptly yanked.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/20/2008

Boss Media Assets to be Frozen: Loses Litigation Matter

One of online gambling's most established software providers, Boss Media, has had its assets seized in Malta.

PokerTrillion have been successful in its application to enforce the seizure of the servers from their previous network providers, Boss Media. According to a press release from Poker Trillion, Boss Media will not be able to continue commercial activity or appeal as of September 18th.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2008

BetonSports Founder Could be Close to Settling with US Government

Gary Kaplan, the captured founder of online gambling's once largest sports betting outfit BetonSports, could be settling with US authorities for an untold amount of money according to various sourc

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2008

Bingo Deal Reached in California

SACRAMENTO -- California's gaming tribes and the Catholic Church have struck a compromise on a bill that would allow simulcasts of conventional bingo while outlawing bingo machines almost everywher

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/19/2008

Cash Crash: The Most Unluckiest Online Gambling Affiliate on Earth

Michael "Uncle Fester" Cash, proprietor of the online gambling portal TheSpread.com just can't seem to cut a break. Just last year on route to a Bodog.com the world's most unluckiest online gambling affiliate arrived in Vancouver Canada and was promptly deported back to his home state of Michigan the next day. Seems he had an arrest warrant from several years back for knocking out someone at a Windsor, Ontario casino who....as fait would have it, was a police officer.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/18/2008

Sportech Football Pools Will be Featured in London’s Daily Mail

Sportech plc have brokered a deal with the Daily Mail to disseminate New Football Pools data.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/18/2008

Bombs in Spain a Concern to Those Attending Online Gambling Conferences

Two resorts in Spain reported bomb blasts on Sunday just one month before scheduled online gambling conferences were to take place in Barcelona.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/17/2008

Murders Within the Online Gambling Community Especially Brutal

Whether good or bad, individuals associated with the world of online gambling have met some of the most brutal of deaths.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/17/2008

Internet Gambling Scam Murder Could Have Ties to Beijing Olympics

The murder case of Yang Zhen Xing, his girlfriend and presumably their pet cat, continues to take even stranger twists and turns with investigators now looking at the Summer Olympics and Beijing un

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/16/2008

Murdered Chinese Man Yang Zhen Xing Tied to Internet Gambling Scam

Investigators are still trying to determine why a Chinese couple were found brutally murdered in their Newcastle West End flat in what was described as a "frenzied knife attack", quite

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/14/2008

Get Your Masters Degree in Online Gambling Today

Nottingham Trent University has announced the first ever cyberpsychology degree in the United Kingdom which will look into the psychology behind online gaming and even dating.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/13/2008

Playtech Wins Contract for Italy Online Poker Room: Snai What??

Online gambling software provider Playtech has agreed a licensing deal with Snai, which manages a network of 6,000 betting shops in Italy.

Maurizio Ughi, chairman of Snai, said: 'Having chosen Playtech's portfolio, we are able to offer our customers two poker games, Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha. Our aim is to be the leading player in the Italian market for skill games, as we are for horse racing and sports betting.'

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/13/2008

Everest Poker Revenues Way Up for Parent Company

Everest Poker's parent company GigaMedia's second-quarter results revealed revenues were up 31% on same period last year to US$52.5m, with operating income growing 18% to US$11.9m.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/13/2008

Las Vegas Continues to be Paralyzed by US Economy Woes

Statewide, gambling revenue for June was down a little more than 1% at $949.3 million, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

And on the Strip -- which accounts for roughly half of all gambling in the Silver State -- monthly revenue fell 3% to $486.4 million. After a relatively upbeat start to 2008, Nevada gambling revenue is down nearly 2% for the year to date, with the Strip off 1.5%.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/13/2008

iMEGA Founder Responds to Remote Gaming Association Comments

Mr. Hawkswood,

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/12/2008

Remote Gaming Association Explains Why They Support HR 6663

HR 6663 or the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Clarification and Implementation Act of 2008 is purposed to clarify what constitutes what as legal and illegal under the UIGEA.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/11/2008

Full Tilt Poker Payout Complaints Mount

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/11/2008

Unibet Second Quarter Profits More Than Double

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Submitted by Guest on, Aug/11/2008

Breaking News

FBI Investigating New 'Person of Interest' in Vegas Mass Shooting

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at a new person of interest in connection with the October mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead, the county sheriff said.

Online Gambling Affiliates Value Report: Trada Affiliates Tops List

Online Gambling Affiliates Value Report: Trada Affiliates Tops List

ThePOGG.com is proud to announce their affiliate program value report for 2017. The purpose of the report is to share with the webmaster community and gain an insight as to which affiliate programs perform the best and ones that are below average.

Poker Players in Detroit Hit Biggest Bad Beat Jackpot in U.S. History

Poker Players in Detroit Hit Biggest Bad Beat Jackpot in U.S. History

Six lucky players at the Motor City Casino in Detroit will be sharing a record $1.068 million after winning the bad beat jackpot.  It is the biggest bad beat jackpot win in US history.