Gambling

UK Will Not Go Ahead With Sale of State Run Bookmaker

(Reuters) - The British government said on Wednesday it would not go ahead with the planned sale of state-owned bookmaker, the Tote, this autumn due to current market conditions.

'I have now concluded that it is not appropriate to pursue a sale in these market conditions. I have therefore decided that the Tote should be retained in public ownership for the medium-term, and brought to the market when conditions are likely to deliver value for the taxpayer and racing,' Minister for Sport Gerry Sutcliffe said in a statement to Parliament.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/22/2008

New York Charges China Town Gang With Extortion

(Associated Press) - Prosecutors on Wednesday charged 13 members of a Chinatown gang with operating like an organized crime family, accusing them of bullying bus and van companies for a share of ow

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/22/2008

Wynn Las Vegas Receives Honor

For the second year in a row, Wynn Las Vegas has been awarded Five Red Pavilions from the 2009 Las Vegas Michelin Guide.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/22/2008

Paddy Power to Open New Online Bookmaking Shops

Despite the downward economy, Ireland's largest bookmaker continues to prosper it seems.

Paddy Power, which recently joined the Gambling911.com family of fine sponsors, has announced plans to open several new betting outlets in the North west region of England.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/22/2008

GoDaddy Cowtows to Even Slightest Hint of Pressure

When the commonwealth of Kentucky announced their intention to seize some 141 online gambling domain names, a number of registrars expressed a desire to fight.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/22/2008

Online Gambling Sites Lead to Murders, Kidnappings, Perversions

A 14-year old girl from the state of Maryland allegedly kidnapped. A gentleman from Great Britain was savagely murdered after moving to Miami to be with his lover.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Oct/22/2008

Former BetonSports Executive: It Was Like a Jigsaw

Gambling911.com's Jenny Woo recently spoke with BetonSports former COO, Clive Archer.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Oct/22/2008

Online Porn Next on Kentucky List of Seized Domain Targets?

Now that Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has been successful at seizing some 141 online gambling domain names (at least for the time being), some in the Internet community suspect it won't be long

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/21/2008

Sportsbooks Stand to Lose Over $1 Million With Rays Win

The Las Vegas Review Journal on Tuesday reported that the Tampa Bay Rays, a 200-1 long shot in April to win the 2008 World Series, is making several sports book directors nervous in Las Vegas, and

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/21/2008

Lasseters Shuts Down Entirely

Once the premiere sports betting and online casino operation based in Australia, Lasseters has announced it is closing for good.

Chief Operating Officer Brian Gordon advised in an email to Online-Casino.comthe directors had subsequently taken the decision to cease accepting wagers on Lasseters Sportsbook and to close the business.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/21/2008

Wall Street Journal Picks Up On Kentucky Domain Seizure Case

The Wall Street Journal blog offered up the following headline in its coverage of a Kentucky online gambling domain case whereby that commonwealth plans to seize some 141 URLs during a scheduled No

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/21/2008

William Hill Acquiring Parts of Playtech

The United Kingdom's second largest bookmaker, William Hill, is reportedly acquiring parts of online casino software giant Playtech according to Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/20/2008

Gambling Domain Names 'Designed' to Be Accessed in Kentucky, Judge Rules

The Internet is "still not above the law," at least in Kentucky, Franklin County Judge Thomas Wingate ruled, denying several motions to dismiss the state's motion to seize 141 gambling We

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/20/2008

Cryptologic Joins Forces With PartyGaming

CryptoLogic Limited, a leading software developer to the global Internet gaming market, announced today that it is embarking on a focused strategy centred on its highly successful Internet casino b

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/20/2008

Google Lifts Gambling Ad Restrictions in UK

Friday it was announced that Google, the world's largest search engine, will allow gambling ads to display alongside organic results within the United Kingdom.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/20/2008

William Hill Biggest Gains Since 2002

(Bloomberg) - William Hill Plc, the U.K.'s second- biggest bookmaker, rose the most since a 2002 initial public offer in London trading after saying a slowing economy hasn't hurt business, and expa

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/20/2008

World Poker Tour In Danger of Being De-Listed from NASDAQ

With the market taking a daily beating due to the global economy roller coaster and the pending US Presidential Election, things are not looking good for the beleaguered stock.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/20/2008

Gambling Should be Taught in Schools Says Association

The Australian Hotels Association says lessons on gambling should be taught in schools.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/19/2008

Sunday Bloody Sunday for Sports Bettors

Sunday was by far one of the best NFL weekends the online bookmakers have seen in quite some time while the public suffered a massacre of sorts.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/19/2008

Judge Wingate Online Gambling Domain Decision Lousy

Few if anyone except perhaps Kentucky Democratic Governor Steve Beshear agreed with a Frankfort Circuit Court judge's decision to allow for forfeiture of some 141 online gambling domain names on Th

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/17/2008

Kentucky Today: Georgia, Texas Tomorrow

Pat O'Brien, Greenburg-Trauig attorney for i-gaming, had this to say about today's ruling by Judge Wingate, that i-gaming operators must block Kentucky traffic to avoid forfeiture of their domain n

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/17/2008

New Law Opens Door for 500,000 New Italian Online Poker Players

PokerStars today announced the launch of PokerStars.it (see website here) which signals a landmark development in building an Italian only version of

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/17/2008

Bodog May Lose Domain Name Again

One of the big stories last year was Bodog.com losing its domain name following a much publicized trademark dispute.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/17/2008

Opinion and Order in Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Case (In Its Entirety)

Edward Leyden, President of The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association, on Thursday declared "We are going to fight like Hell".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/16/2008

Association to Challenge Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Ruling

Kentucky circuit court Judge Thomas Wingate has ordered owners of 141 domain names to appear at a November 17th forfeiture hearing, and demonstrate that they are blocking traffic from Kentucky.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2008

Kahnawake to Show Up in Kentucky for Online Gambling Sites?

A Kentucky judge ruled Thursday that 141 online gambling domain names are to be seized on November 17 unless owners of the cited domains show up in a Frankfort, Kentucky circuit court to demonstrat

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/16/2008

Forfeiture Hearing in Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Case

A Kentucky judge has ruled that 141 online gambling domain names will be turned over to the commonwealth on November 17.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/16/2008

Derby Chairman to Assist in Match Fixing Scandal

Derby chairman Adam Pearson has vowed to help the Football Association's investigation into allegations of match-fixing surrounding their game against Norwich earlier this month - but hit out at th

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2008

Longtime Slots Lover Doesn't Like the Action in Maryland

Slots have been very good to William "Whitey" Roberts.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2008

US Casino Giants Mull Online Gaming Moves

The chief executive of the American Gaming Association (AGA) now sees a majority of the world's largest casino companies moving towards a partial embrace of internet gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2008

Breaking News

As Bitcoin World Wobbles, Mining Rig Company Plans $2 billion IPO

As Bitcoin World Wobbles, Mining Rig Company Plans $2 billion IPO

Bitcoins are worth less than half of what they were in December. Mining them is 60 percent less profitable than it was in 2017. Even retailers of hobbyist mining rigs say they are seeing fewer customers.

Save the Date for the Inaugural European Gaming Congress in Ljubljana

Save the Date for the Inaugural European Gaming Congress in Ljubljana

The team at European Gaming Media and Events is honored to announce their latest event in their portfolio of boutique gaming events.

NJ Wins Sports Betting Battle in Supreme Court But Won't Be Offering It Any Time Soon

NJ Wins Sports Betting Battle in Supreme Court But Won't Be Offering It Any Time Soon

The U.S. Supreme Court found in favor of New Jersey last week.  The Garden State had finally won its long battle waged against all the big sports leagues to prohibit it from allowing legalized sports wagering.  But now that NJ is free to go ahead and offer the activity, they've decided to slam on the brakes.