Senate Committee Approves Counter Gambling Bill in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - Legislation that would allow Kentucky voters a say in all gambling proposals has cleared one hurdle by getting through a Senate committee.

The Senate State and Local Government Committee approved the measure on a 7-5 vote Wednesday. It would require a longstanding proposal to legalize slots at horse tracks or any other such measure to be ratified by voters in a ballot referendum.

The legislation is expected to be short-lived. If it were to pass the full Senate, House Speaker Greg Stumbo said it won't pass the House.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2010

William Hill: Football Results Turn in Their Favor

By Philip Stafford

Financial Times UKPublished: January 20 2010 09:51

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2010

EuroSportBet Management Toppled: Future in Limbo

EuroSportBet was supposed to be the answer to European online gambling giants Bwin and Unibet.  The company's future is now in question, however, following a take over of management. 

eGaming Review Magazine is reporting that the parent company of EuroSportBet, Bouygues, has now taken full control of managing SPS Betting, the online gambling firm operating the ESB site. 

Eurosportbet, which obtained an Alderney licence in June 2009, was set up by the former chief executive of French commercial TV giant TF1, Patrick Le Lay.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2010

Barney Frank Online Poker Bill Up For Vote Next Month

"We expect within a few short weeks, most likely in the month of February, there will be a committee vote on this legislation," said John Pappas, President of the Poker Players Alliance. "This is a very critical and important for vote for the Poker Players Alliance, as well as the poker community, and we need everyone to step up and make sure that their voices are heard."

What Pappas expects and what will actually happen are two different things, however, though we trust that the PPA is in tight enough with Congressman Frank to know his future intentions.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/19/2010

Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear Bets on Gambling Rev

While Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear continues to go after online gambling sites he calls "leaches to the state", his latest action is to balance the state budget through intrastate gam

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/19/2010

Haiti Lost Big Bucks by Snubbing Online Gambling

If you've been watching TV coverage of the earthquake in Haiti, no doubt you've heard numerous times how Haiti is "the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere."

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/18/2010

Jim Perskie: Lesniak Bill About Helping NJ Racetracks

Online gambling legalized in New Jersey?

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/18/2010

Prospects for Malta Online Gambling Sector Good

The prospects for growth in Malta's remote gaming industry this year are encouraging, Lotteries and Gaming Authority chief executive officer Reuben Portanier told The Sunday Times.

After witnessing exponential growth at the local industry's inception through early adopters, model replicators and later mergers and acquisitions, Malta continues to experience year-on-year expansion as some operators thrive and others relocate back office units to the island.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2010

Rhode Island Wants Ban on Sports Betting Lifted

Rhode Island wants a Federal ban on sports betting lifted and has joined in the resolution to do so.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2010

Delaware's Sports Betting Challenge Faces Uphill Battle

Delaware's hopes of getting the U.S. Supreme Court to help expand sports betting in the First State may be a long shot.

Widener University law professor Michael Goldberg says the state's effort to get the nation's highest court to overturn the Third Circuit Court of Appeals August decision that left Delaware with only parlay bets on NFL games may have a difficult time getting on the Supreme Court docket.

Statistically, the Supreme Court takes only a small percentage of the cases its asked to hear, but Goldberg says that's not the only hurdle Delaware faces.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2010

Haiti: Sportsbook Relief for Haiti Earthquake Victims will continue to cover how the multi billion dollar online gambling industry is helping to assist in relief efforts for Haiti earthquake victims. 

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Jan/15/2010

Bill Would Allow Internet Gambling in Atlantic City Casinos


     Permits Internet wagering at Atlantic City casinos under certain circumstances.



Submitted by Guest on, Jan/14/2010

New Jersey vs. Pennsylvania in Gambling War

The state of New Jersey has put the gloves on in its fight with neighboring state, Pennsylvania, to protect its troubled gambling industry. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2010

New Jersey Introduces Online Gambling, Sports Betting Bill

Breaking News from as New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak has authored a bill that would make sports betting legal in the state.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2010

Indian Tribes Oppose Online Gambling in California

PALM SPRINGS - After the California Nations Indian Gaming Association chairman called for unity at the Western Indian Gaming Conference on Wednesday, tribes began to tackle the complicated issue of

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/14/2010

Skybook is Like the Pakistan of Online Sports Betting

Anybody who has followed the online sports betting company over the years knows about this organization's colorful history.  The

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2010

Missouri Urges Congress to Lift Ban on Sports Betting

A resolution in the Missouri House asking the US Congress to lift PASPA, proposed by Reps. Grill & Colona, both Democrats:




Submitted by Guest on, Jan/14/2010

Gaming VC Online Casino to Shut Down

A victim of the recession?  Perhaps.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2010

More Online Gambling Seizures in Maryland

Additional funds were reportedly seized in an investigation by the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/13/2010

Online Gambling in Florida?

OPPAGA (Florida's Legislative Office of Program Policy & Government Analysis) will present their review of online gaming to the Senate Regulated Industries Committee next Tuesday, January 19

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/13/2010

Miami Heat Second Team to Ban Gambling

Looks like the Miami Heat has its own Agent Zero - as in zero tolerance for gambling on team flights.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/12/2010

Jon Kyl Holding Up Appointments for US Treasury

Online gambling foe Jon Kyl is reportedly making things very difficult on the US Treasury by holding up appointments for officials in key

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/12/2010

Former BetonSports CEO Sentenced to Under 3 Years

ST. LOUIS (Bloomberg News) - The former chief executive of an Internet gambling company, BetOnSports, was sentenced to 33 months in prison on Friday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/11/2010

NBA Players, Teams Don’t Want Gambling Restrictions

NEW YORK - (Canadian Press) - NBA players aren't ready to turn in their cards.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/11/2010

Internet Gambling Patent: US Default Judgment Rendered

1st Technology LLC this past week received Notice of Intent to Issue Reexamination Certificate ("Notice") for 1st Technology's core Internet gambling patent, U.S.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/11/2010

Online Gambling Bill to be Introduced This Week has learned that a new online gambling bill will be introduced in the coming days, paving the way for legalized online gambling for US citizens. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/11/2010

Pastor, 3 Men Charged in Online Gambling Scheme

A one time Evangelist pastor and three other men were charged for running an elaborate $10 million online gambling scheme on Monday.

The arrests come 11 months after a raid of the Gold Coast offices of Alan Davenport for allegedly bilking investors out of $10 million on a "sports arbitrage" scheme.  Davenport, once a pastor for the now defunct Reach Out for Christ Pentecostal church, ran the online gambling enterprise from his Australian home under the name World Trade Systems (WTS).

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/11/2010

Delaware Finds Loophole in Sports Betting Law for NFL Playoffs

Did somebody say "loophole"?

As in loophole big enough to drive a truck through?

As in a Brinks truck full of money?

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Submitted by Guest on, Jan/08/2010

NY Authorities Go After Online Gambling Ring

Authorities in Staten Island and Brooklyn are closing in on dozens of Gambino mobsters involved in running a multimillion-dollar online gambling ring, specifically sports betting, according to the

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/08/2010

Breaking News

Adam Friedman Defeats Phil Hellmuth to Win WSOP $10k Dealer's Choice for Third Straight Year ($248,350)

Adam Friedman Defeats Phil Hellmuth to Win WSOP $10k Dealer's Choice for Third Straight Year ($248,350)

Bracelet number 17 was not meant to least not yet.   Phil Hellmuth, the record 16 World Series of Poker bracelet winner, was taken down by Adam Friedman Wednesday night in the Dealer's Choice Championship.

Bitcoin Notches Record High, Day After U.S. ETF Debut

Bitcoin Notches Record High, Day After U.S. ETF Debut

Bitcoin climbed to a record high on Wednesday, and the first U.S. bitcoin futures-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) built on gains after a solid debut on Tuesday.

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