Gambling

US DoJ Rejects State Lottery Info Request by iMEGA

As first reported Tuesday afternoon on Gambling911.com, Nicholas Bagley, attorney for the US Department of Justice, indicated he will not consent to a request by iMEGA's legal team to inform the US

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2009

Bwin in Hot Water Over Affiliated Website's Unauthorized Broadcasts

John Leyden of the Register Newspaper reports that online bookie Bwin is funding a website that links to unauthorised live broadcasts of Premier League and other football matches. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/04/2009

Online Gambling Affiliate Programs Come Together to Take Charge

A group of 65 of the online gaming industry's largest operators and gambling affiliate programs have joined together to collaborate efforts to help ensure the online gaming industry will be manage

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/03/2009

DOJ Refuses to Hear of UIGEA Overblocking on State Lotteries

In following up on current developments in this area related to the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act, there are several states which are now experiencing blocking of Internet based sales of

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/03/2009

Centrebet Loses Out on International All Sports Deal

Australian privately owned wagering shop Sportsbet has taken a 12.3 percent stake in International All Sports, thus effectively knocking out Centrebet International Ltd.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/03/2009

Gambling911.com Reporter Crowned Miss Trashy Cyber Girl

Congratulations to Gambling911.com reporter, Anna Lexington, for being crowned Miss Trashy Cyber Girl for the month of February and she is still in the running for Miss Trashy Cyber Girl of the Yea

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/03/2009

Paddy Power Profits Predicted to Plunge

The luck of the Irish may be running out. 

Overnight, Gambling911.com had reported on the economic hardships facing Ireland in addition to one of the country's few bright spots - Paddy Power.  Ireland's largest bookmaker is one of the few groups expected to deliver a yield of 5.1 per cent in 2009, according to Goodbody projections. 

Monday came word that the bookmaking super power could be about to fall on some hard times itself.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/02/2009

Opportunity Awaits Online Gambling in Canada

More and more European online gambling firms are looking towards Canada as a means of breaking into a North American market that does not include the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/02/2009

BetCRIS Boss Dire(rhea) Advice to Belagio Hotel: I Hope You Go To S***!

The Las Vegas economy is hurting.  We all know this.  But one online gambling exec had this piece of advice to offer up:

"The Bellagio can go to s***!" BetCRIS boss, Mickey Richardson, lashed out when discussing the state of the economy with Gambling911.com this weekend.  He can care less that the famed Las Vegas property has had to slash its rates in order to compete with other strip hotels.  "If that's a five star hotel, the rating system is seriously skewed."

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/02/2009

James Packer, Crown Casino Help With Australia Fires

Media Man Greg Tingle (pictured with the Salvation Army) reports that James Packer and his Crown Casino have teamed up with the Salvation Army in an effort to help those affected by the Australian

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/01/2009

Uber Promoter Eddie A. Prepares for Iron Maiden Concert

He's hip, partied with Andy Warhol's Factory friends, and once lived a block down the street from Gambling911.com's Publisher.  Now he is Costa Rica's uber concert promoter welcoming acts the like

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/01/2009

Sands Casino Enacts Own Stimulus Package

Despite the Las Vegas Sands (LVS) stock closing at a sputtering $2.28 a share on Friday, the company has blazed ahead in the face of financial adversity with a stimulus package of it's own: job cre

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/01/2009

Jenny Woo: I Still Have Nightmares About Bolt Cutters

Two years ago in Amsterdam at the Casino Affiliate Conference, Gambling911.com Senior International Correspondent, Jenny Woo, was awaken by three men standing over her with bolt cutters.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/01/2009

CAP Losing Sponsorships: Online Casino Group to Pull Out Shortly

An online casino group has told Gambling911.com that they intend to stop sponsorship of the once mighty Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) platform.   The group advised Gambling911.com of its decisi

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/28/2009

Sports Handicapper on Affects of Internet Gambling Ban

We all know how the Internet Gambling Ban has affected our industry as a whole, including the handicapping business over the past 3 years.  Your deposits and withdrawals have become a game of cat

Submitted by Tony George on, Feb/27/2009

Marvel Comics a Bright Spot for Scarred Cryptologic

Having been embroiled in a public feud with former CEO and 10 percent shareholder, Javaid Azid, the publicly traded online gambling software firm, Cryptologic, can seek some solace in knowing that

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/27/2009

Scherer Asks for Public Defender at Arraignment

The online poker pro who has been charged in the brutal murder of his own parents has asked Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert McGuiness for a public defender, stating that he was yet to hi

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/26/2009

Foster Care Mums Using Money for Gambling

The Australian on Friday reports that foster carers are taking in abused money in order to collect tax free allowances.  A good portion of those funds are being spent at local pubs for the purpose

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/26/2009

Legalized Sports Betting Would Mean $30.6 Billion for US Economy

There is much talk this week about legalizing online gambling and in particular sports betting, which would account for a $30.6 billion figure as part of a PriceWaterHouseCoopers 2007 industry fore

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/26/2009

Poker Pro Arrested in Murder of Parents

A professional poker player suspected of killing his mother and poker pro father last year in California has been arrested and charged in the slayings.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/26/2009

U.S Could Reap Billions in Tax Revenue With Online Gambling

(Reuters) - The United States could raise nearly $52 billion in revenue over the next decade by lifting a three-year-old ban on Internet gambling and taxing the activity instead, according to a stu

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/26/2009

CAP Officials Admit Involvement in CardSpike Online Poker Room

A partner in Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP), Warren Jolly, this week, admitted he was trying to "cover up" his "affiliation with CardSpike", an online poker room that had been

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/26/2009

Cake Poker Could Soon Dominate With Aggressive Approach

The Cake Poker Network is just reeling them in of late.   Its partnering with major online sportsbetting enterprises could help make Cake one of the top 5 online poker networks by years end.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/25/2009

Cryptologic Dispute Now a Public Affair: Concern to Shareholders

Former Cryptologic CEO, Javaid Aziz, who ran the publicly traded online software company business from April 2007 to February 2008, has been trying to establish a foothold in an effort to gain cont

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/25/2009

2009 NBC Heads Up Poker Championship Lineup Announced

Which poker players will be playing in this year's NBC Heads Up Poker Championship?  Gambling911.com has the list below. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/25/2009

Poker Host Joins the Cake Poker Network

PokerHost.com today announced the worldwide launch of their online poker room on the Cake Poker Network. Since their inaugural launch in 2004.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/24/2009

Bookies Lose £1million After Fans Bet Against Own Team

UK bookies took quite a hit this week after a cash-strapped Weymouth team lost to Rushden and Diamonds a score of 9-0.  Punters anticipated the results after it was learned that their Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/24/2009

California Poker Summit to Take Place in Mid May

Anxious to get into the online poker market, California representatives will take part in a state poker summit to be scheduled some time in Mid May.  The website is expected to debut in the next f

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/23/2009

Breaking News

Online casino comparison site CasinoGuide

Online casino comparison site CasinoGuide relaunches with new design, new features, and new content

CasinoGuide, one of the oldest and biggest online casino portal sites on the web, is relaunching with a fresh new look and feel.

For the most part, poker players and successful gamblers in general tend to hog the glory. While some players rise to titanic levels of popularity, others tend to fade into the background, of no fault of their own. Simply put, there is only so much attention the public can give to professional gamblers. As a result, we have gathered here today not to give even more attention to the likes of Daniel Negreanu, but to talk about the unsung heroes of the industry that deserve more attention than they are current

Gambling Heroes Who Should Be Featured Over and Over Again

For the most part, poker players and successful gamblers in general tend to hog the glory. While some players rise to titanic levels of popularity, others tend to fade into the background, of no fault of their own.

Liverpool’s Sturridge Charged With Breaching Betting Rules

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be facing a ban from football after being charged on Monday with breaching rules on betting.