Gambling

WagerProfits Drops CAP

One of the largest and most successful online gambling affiliate programs, WagerProfits, has dropped out of the Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) certification platform and others may soon follow.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/05/2009

Las Vegas Casinos to Be Nationalized?

With Las Vegas casinos drowning in a sea of debt, it may only be a matter of months before they are all bank owned.

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/05/2009

Poker Pro Eric Cloutier Charged With Money Laundering, Felony Theft

(Associated Press) A nine-month investigation led to the arrest last Thursday of a Lafayette bar owner and former ice hockey player on charges including money laundering, racketeering, computer fraud and felony theft, state authorities said.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/05/2009

Online Gambling, Sports Betting: Economy Having Little Effect

Gambling911.com spent a few days in the epicenter of online gambling this past week, Costa Rica.  There we visited five different offices and met with a few other industry folks as well.  The wor

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/05/2009

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

Breaking News

Philadelphia Sportsbook Opens for Business

Philadelphia Sportsbook Opens for Business But Players Must Pay 34 Percent Tax

Players are likely to be taxed higher than most other states with PA players looking to shell out 34% of winnings

Rivers Casino Sportsbook in Pittsburgh Opens Today

Rivers Casino Sportsbook in Pittsburgh Opens Today

The Rivers Casino was set to begin offering sports betting Thursday and Friday (December 13 and 14) as part of a limited test run.

Books Right On With May Confidence Vote: Now Odds Favor Brexit Referendum

Books Right On With May Confidence Vote: Now Odds Favor Brexit Referendum

Brexit was one of the most wagered on political events ever, and now we have more bets coming in on the referendum.