Gambling

Poker Pro Phil Hellmuth in Online Poker Hand Scandal

The popular TwoPlusTwo.com posting forum has been screaming for the head of UltimateBet.com celebrity spokesperson, Phil Hellmuth. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/22/2008

Dennis Phillips: Life After The 2008 WSOP Final

Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, had an opportunity to sit down with 3rd place finisher at this year's World Series of Poker final, Dennis Phillips, to discuss what he's

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/22/2008

PartyGaming Founder May Not Be Out Of Woods Yet

The online gambling sector was a little stunned last week when news first broke on sites such as Gambling911.com that PartyGaming co-founder, Anurag Dikshit, pled guilty to illegal Internet gamblin

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/22/2008

Common Currency Likely in Costa Rica, Central America

Central American leaders are pledging to create a joint credit fund and promote fiscal stability to cope with the effects of the world financial meltdown.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/22/2008

Dikshit Prison Term Like Time At Resort Compared to India Jails

Anurag Dikshit, a co-founder of PartyGaming, pled guilty last week to illegal Internet gambling and agreed to cooperate with the U.S.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Dec/22/2008

Merge Poker Network Likely to Pass Bodog Poker

The Merge Poker Network, which includes its flagship brand Wass Poker could be on its way to surpassing Bodog Pok

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/21/2008

New England Patriots Huge Win A No Win For Bookies

The online bookies couldn't win with the Arizona Cardinals vs. New England Patriots game no matter what line they came up with.

"My personal favorite, and the public loves them too, New England -8 against an Arizona team that can't win on the East Coast," Gambling911.com's own Carrie Stroup predicted coming into this game. "(The Cardinals) will be facing brutal weather conditions and really has nothing more to gain.  If this isn't a blowout - forget the 8 points - New England doesn't belong in the Playoffs."

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/21/2008

Armed Robbery at the Sahara Hotel Poker Room in Vegas

Las Vegas police were investigating an armed robbery at the Sahara Hotel that took place just before 6 pm Friday evening.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/20/2008

Chino Rheem Wins Another Million at Poker Classic

It's been a great year for poker player David "Chino" Rheem.  Having finished 7th at this year's World Series of Poker and cashing out with $1.8 million, the 28-year old poker

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/20/2008

Leyden, Fleischaker Lauded for Kentucky Gambling Fight

The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association has taken center stage in the fight to ensure online poker and sports betting become one's legal right.  Juggling a federal and state a

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/19/2008

Former Socceroos Captains Sanctioned for Game Bets

(Bloomberg) -- Former Socceroos captains Craig Moore and Kevin Muscat were among three A-League players sanctioned by Football Federation Australia for betting on games.

Queensland Roar skipper Moore and Melbourne Victory captain Muscat, who both had playing stints in Europe, were fined A$3,000 ($2,050) and a further A$2,000 suspended for betting on matches not involving their teams, the federation said.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/19/2008

Judge Jed Rackoff Presiding Over A. Dikshit Plea

We now know the name of the judge presiding over PartyGaming co-owner Anurag Dikshit's settlement with the US Government.  It's the honorable Judge Jed Rackoff.  For the 95 percent of Gambling911

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/18/2008

Annie Duke Stands By UltimateBet Poker In Wake of Scandal

Despite numerous rumors to the contrary, poker pro Annie Duke revealed to Gambling911.com's own Jenny Woo this week that she is willing to continue to put her name behind

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/18/2008

Gambling911's Jenny Woo Voted Sexiest By GPWA and Hee Haw

GPWA Times Magazine has awarded our very own Jenny Woo an award for "Sexiest in the Online Gambling Industry".  She just barely nudged out Gambling911.com reporters Carrie Stroup and Spa

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/18/2008

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist at Odds With Attn. General Over Seminoles

Florida Governor Charlie Crist was working feverishly this week to have lawmakers approve an invalidated gambling deal with the Seminoles but Attorney General Bill McCollum says "Not so fast&q

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/18/2008

Billion Dollar Wakeup Call For Las Vegas

Glenn Haussman of Hotel Interactive spells it out:

"For the first time ever, the casino gaming industry is discovering they're subject to the same immutable laws as the rest of the hotel business. In what was widely proclaimed to be a recession-proof industry, casino gaming executives are suffering through a wake-up call of billion dollar proportions."

The numbers are staggering.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/18/2008

Another Online Poker Room Bites The Dust

Online poker room Zosoz (www.zosoz.com) has abruptly shut down, just two months after it opened.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/18/2008

Rare Snowstorm Cripples Las Vegas

3.6 inches of snow.  May not seem like a whole lot to those diehards living in Buffalo or Cleveland where this amount is considered a mere dusting.  But in Las Vegas 3.6 inches of snow has proven

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/18/2008

Blagojevich Once Worked as a Bookie Claims Informant

Did disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich really work as a bookie?  That's what one informant is telling authorities.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Annie Duke: Jon Kyl Could Have Become Attorney General

In Part Two of Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent Jenny Woo's sit down interview with Annie Duke, the poker pro reveals why she feels it was so important for the industry to elect Barack Obama in

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/17/2008

PartyGaming Founder Denies Owning Suitcase Scandal Jet

Representatives speaking on behalf of PartyGaming co-founder, Ruth Parasol, have flatly denied that Great Britain's 79th richest woman had any ownership in a plane used to transport US$8

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Dikshit is Fully Cooperating With US Authorities

The Financial Times is reporting that PartyGaming founder Anurag Dikshit has appeared in the Southern

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Grand Prive Casinos – Bella Vegas Cannot Escape Bad PR

The Grand Prive Online Casino group, which consists of its flagship brand, Bella Vegas, recently cut off their advertising affiliates in a move that has stunned industry diehards.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Annie Duke Talks Darfur With Jenny Woo

Annie Duke sat down with Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, to talk about how intertwining poker and charities can be a great thing.  

The amount of money that Annie and many others in the poker community have raised is outstanding and they're not close to being done.  I've never met someone who is more passionate and dedicated about so many great causes.  She did however express to me that she would be getting back out there and "start being a poker player again."   Watch out poker world!  That's all I've got to say.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/17/2008

Poker Portal Owners On US Government List?

On a recent trip back from Brussels I found myself being ushered into that dreaded "US customs interrogation room".  It goes something like this:  You hand your customs form over to a p

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Somach: The Poker Players Alliance Is A Toothless Tiger

Writing in his column that appears at PokerHelper.com, San Francisco Chronicle writer and frequent contributor to the Gambling911.com website, Thomas Somac

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/16/2008

Clonie Gowen Doesn’t Need Full Tilt Poker

The poker pro and purported part-owner in the world's second largest online poker room, Full Tilt Poker, is winning big....but it ain't at Full Tilt.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/16/2008

PartyGaming Shares Rally Following News of Settlement

PartyGaming (UK:PRTY: news,

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/16/2008

Anurag Dikshit Settlement to Open Up Can of Worms

The news that billionaire co-founder of online poker firm PartyGaming, Anurag Dikshit, has settled with the US Government for $300 million was bound to send shockwaves throughout the sector when th

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

PartyGaming’s Anurag Dikshit to Settle With US Gov for $300 Mil

The billionaire co-founder of PartyGaming, 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

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First Virginia Sports Bets Next Year, FanDuel Expands McAfee Arrangement

First Virginia Sports Bets Next Year, FanDuel Expands McAfee Arrangement

Former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee Inc. and FanDuel will expand their sports betting and media partnership.

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Connect With the Best at SBC Digital Summit North America

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