Gambling

Australian Website Blacklist Entries Blamed on Russian Mob

News began leaking out over the past several days of websites appearing as part of a 2000 plus "blacklist" aimed at blocking out child pornography and beastiality: Among them, online poke

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/26/2009

The Doyle Brunson Won’t Compete With Durr Poker Challenge

In the words of Marlon Brando when he was playing the Godfather, "How did we ever come to this?"  Good Googa Mooga, I never saw anything like the different comments about my "challe

Submitted by Doyle Brunson on, Mar/26/2009

Bookmaker.com Acquires BetJoint.com

BookMaker.com announced today its acquisition of BetJoint.com.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/26/2009

CAC2009 Amsterdam Expects 750 Plus Despite Recession

Having not slept for the past 48 hours, CAC2009 Amsterdam organizer, Marc Lesnick, was off to Europe this morning.  He is pleasantly surprised by the expected turnout considering the economic down

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/26/2009

Ping to Woo: Keep Your Scavenger Hands Off My Man

It's turning into a cat fight of epic proportion.  Marc Lesnick's girlfriend, Ping, responded to Gambling911.com Senior International Correspondent, Jenny Woo's, announcement that she intended to

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/26/2009

UFC Bans Full Tilt Poker

The world's second largest online poker, Full Tilt Poker, has been banned by the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/26/2009

Australia Blacklist May Cost Election

The controversy continues regarding Australia's leaked list of blacklisted websites which included, among others, the legal gambling enterprise, Betfair, as well as some online poker portals.

"We didn't know [about the ban]," said Betfair CEO Andrew Twaits.  "We've been licensed to operate in Australia for three years and have never received a complaint or any allegation that Betfair locally or globally is not allowed usage by Australians.  The global Betfair site is used by Australians every day."

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/25/2009

Judge Selected in New Jersey Sports Betting Legalization Case

The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association announced Monday that they will challenge the Federal law that prohibits the expansion of sports wagering to all but four states.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/25/2009

US DOJ Opposes News of Lottery Blocking in Online Gambling Challenge

The US Department of Justice, a defendant in a Federal court challenge to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA), filed a motion opposing the addition to court records of ne

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/25/2009

Jenny Woo: Marc Lesnick Needs to Try Some Main Street Sushi

Gambling911.com diva reporter, Jenny Woo, is determined to sink her chop sticks into Casino Affiliate Convention organizer Marc Lesnick this coming weekend in Amsterdam at the uber popular Submitted by Guest on, Mar/25/2009

Somach Lashes Out At Poker Twitters

It was only a matter of time.

Self-important poker players who think the world is interested in their every thought have been blogging for a while now.

The blog-short for web log, a type of online diary-has become a staple for poker pros such as Phil "Poker Brat" Hellmuth Jr., Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson, Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu, Annie Duke and many others.

But blogging is so old hat, and this is, after all, the year 2009.

The year of Twitter.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Mar/25/2009

iMEGA Chief May Need to Set Himself on Fire to Get Attention

Barney, Barney, Barney....that's all the online gambling sector seems to care about these days.  As the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Congressman Barney Frank is gaining all

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/24/2009

Gambling News Down Under: Australia Website Blacklist Debacle

Evidence is mounting that the list of websites published by Wikileaks is almost certainly ACMA's "secret" blacklist.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/24/2009

Federal Lawsuit Filed to Legalize Sports Betting in New Jersey

It's a battle state lawmakers have been fighting for some time, and today a federal lawsuit was filed in hopes of legalizing sports betting in all 50 states.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/24/2009

Spring Broke: Backlash Over CAP Cancun Online Gambling Debacle

The 16 affiliate members and sponsors of CAP (Casino Affiliate Programs) who made it to Cancun, Mexico, have expressed outrage after spending large sums of money to fly down to an event that appear

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/23/2009

Macau Kingpin Urges People to United Against Foreign Casino Capital

Macau billionaire and casino mogul, Stanley Ho, has urged people to "unite against foreign capital." It's unclear what motivated the comments, according to the Las Vegas Sun.  But they c

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/23/2009

Australian Gambling News: Tasmania Wants to Force Breaks on Gamblers

The Tasmanian government wants to reduced the number of people addicted to pokie machines by forcing them to take breaks. 

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/23/2009

Congressman Ron Paul Discusses State Legalization of Online Gambling

Gambling911.com's Senior International Correspondent, Jenny Woo, sat down with Texas Republican Congressman, Ron Paul, this week to discuss the issue of legalized online gambling.  Dr. Paul has been one of the most outspoken supporters of legalized Internet gambling, citing "individual rights" as a primary reason for this platform.   He has even co-sponsored a bill to legalize online gambling with none other than Democrat Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Mar/22/2009

One Poor Soul Shows Up For CAP Cancun: Organizers a No Show

No Warren Jolly, no Michael Casselli, no Alex Pratt ...

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/22/2009

New Jersey Senator Fights for Legalized Sports Betting

This Monday, March 23rd, Senator Raymond Lesniak, on behalf of the people New Jersey and fellow plaintiffs, will file a Civil Complaint in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey,

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/20/2009

Online Gambling Sites Won’t Touch Timothy Geithner Exit Bets

The online gambling industry is doing everything possible to avoid any missteps with the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/20/2009

Sport Betting Acquisition Gives Playtech a Strong Hand

By Roger Blitz, Leisure Industries Correspondent

The Financial Times UKPublished: March 20 2009

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/20/2009

Layne Flack: I Enjoy Driving Fast and Will Never Take a Breathalyzer

Arrested for DUI just two weeks ago which prompted poker pro Layne Flack to miss his appearance on NBC's National Head's Up Poker Championship, he's now playing in the World Poker Tour Bay 101.  T

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/19/2009

Betfair Banned: CEO Outraged

Following leakage of an Australian "Ban List", Betfair CEO Andrew Twaits expressed outraged with government officials.  Twaits was unaware that his company's website had been blacklisted

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/19/2009

Australia Banning Online Poker Sites

In a leaked report obtained by the website WikiLeaks.com, it was revealed that Australia's list of 2395 "banned website" stretched well beyond the realm of child pornography and "how

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/19/2009

Could Full Tilt Poker Buy a Vegas Casino?

Much of the talk over the past few years has related to a Las Vegas casino property such as MGM or Harrah's purchasing an already established online poker firm the likes of Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/19/2009

March Madness Betting Shatters All Records

The first three days of the 2009 March Madness betting season has  broken all traffic records for Gambling911.com, with each day an improvement in the numbers.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/18/2009

Station Casinos Filing For Bankruptcy

Station Casinos Inc.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/18/2009

Italy Will Not Extradite Wife and Murderer of Adam Anhang

In a shocking new development, Italy has refused to extradite the wife of murdered online gambling executive, Adam Anhang.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/18/2009

Breaking News

5Dimes Owner Found Dead

The body of Sean "Tony" Creighton has been found by law enforcement in Costa Rica.  Creighton was the founder and owner of the popular sportsbook 5Dimes. Details are murky at this time.

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

An Illinois lawmaker says a bill to legalize sports gambling in the state likely won't be put before the General Assembly until next year.

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

A Diario report reveals that the wife of kidnapped 5Dimes owner communicated with a manager of the betting firm to send more than $700K in bitcoin ransom to Cuba hours after Sean "Tony" Creighton allegedly disappeared.