Gambling

Russia Recognizes Poker as a Sport

Russia Today has an interesting article that declares poker has been recognized as a sports in that country for the first time ever, and with good reason.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/12/2008

Las Vegas Craps Out

LAS VEGAS - (Canadian Press) - Things are noticeably quieter on the Las Vegas Strip these days and casinos usually known to boast excess are dropping prices to cope with a bad economy that has hit

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2008

Colleges Offering Poker as a Major

From the institution of higher learning that introduced card counting at blackjack tables in Las Vegas and infamy that lead to two books and one successful movie comes the latest phenomena from the

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2008

Doyle Brunson Rode in the Stewardess’ Seat

Poker legend Doyle Brunson gives new meaning to the term "Mile High Club".  Heeeeer's Doyle...

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/10/2008

Paddy Power Next Airline To Go Bust Ad Doesn’t Fly

The Advertising Standards Authority in the United Kingdom has grounded an ad by Internet gambling powerhouse Paddy Power, which it claims discredits the airline industry. Paddy Power, Ireland's largest bookmaker and a sponsor of the Gambling911.com website, had been offering odds on which major commercial airline would go under next.

The Paddy Power press campaign, which ran in national newspapers, used the headline "Next airline to go bust?".

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/10/2008

Notorious Online Gambling Operator Faces Charges

Jeff Pearson, one of the original "online gambling operation scammers", has been taken into custody by Costa Rican authorities.  Pearson first set up Lucky's Casino in the late 1990's th

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/10/2008

Australia’s Web Filtering Efforts a Complete Debacle

An effort to ban porn websites and potentially online gambling in Australia appears to have faltered. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/09/2008

Baseball And Sports Betting Makes Cover of New York Times

"Baseball Executives Face the Odds" - that's the headline on the front page of the Tuesday edition of the New York Times.

"The mission for every general manager at the baseball winter meetings here is to help build a team into a World Series champion. Some teams have a legitimate chance. Some have almost no chance. If the executives want to know how their chances of winning a title are perceived by some sports experts, they have congregated in the right place.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/09/2008

Mediacom Grabs £10million Sportingbet Ad Account

And the winner is....Mediacom.  The media buyer has been tasked with handling media for the company's website brands such as

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/09/2008

Jenny Woo Interviews Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey

The other day I had the pleasure of speaking with former Congressman Dick Armey.  As we spoke, Jenny realized that not all politicians are up tight and boring.  He's a man with an awesome sense o

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/08/2008

OMG Clay Aiken Sets New Table Record: Not That Clay Aiken

Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond plays in the highest 6-max games on FullTilt Poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/08/2008

2008 – 2009 College Bowl Season Betting Promises Economic Relief

For online sportsbooks, the 2008 - 2009 bowl season will help boost gambling revenues at a time when the economy continues to struggle. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/08/2008

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey Has Ass Named Jenny Woo

Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, this weekend had an opportunity to sit down with former Republican House majority leader, Dick Armey.  The two discussed "freedom of the Inter

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/08/2008

Online Gambling Site Reports on Bratz Dolls?

The soon-to-be extinct Bratz dolls, some of whom look like "retired" Bodog founder Calvin Ayre's hookers, have made their way onto the Bodog Beat website.

The Bratz dolls posting appears on Bodog Beat, a BodogLife.com associated web blog that encourages readers to join the online gambling and poker site.  A "Sign In To Bodog" button takes readers directly to a signup page for the Bodog site.

"Why would they have an entry for Bratz dolls?" questioned one industry observer.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/07/2008

Michael Phelps Would Take Online Poker to Next Level

With Olympic swimmer and gold medal record holder Michael Phelps practicing to become a professional poker player, the idea of having someone of his stature representing online poker could prove to

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/07/2008

Man Indicted in Gambling Bust Faces Charges in Baby Beating

A Philadelphia man has been charged with violently beating his infant son. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/07/2008

Bodog Poker Beat Out by DoylesRoom, Pacific

Doylesroom.com, which is currently offering a 110 percent cash bonus up to $550, continues to climb the online poker charts. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/05/2008

Not Woo! Gambling911 Reporter Denies WSOP Final 9 Fling

Contrary to reports on WickedChopsPoker.com Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, has denied she bedded one of the 2008 World Series of Pok

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/05/2008

Kahnawake Mohawks Seeing Red Over 60 Minutes Report

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC), a regulatory agency made up of Canadian Indians that oversees online gambling operations run by the Kahnawake tribe, was not too happy about the report on Ame

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/05/2008

Cantor Gaming: More Mysteries Abound

Another chapter in the successful yet tragic story of Cantor Fitzgerald closed last week. Or did it?

Cantor Gaming, a well known name in the online gambling realm, recently notified its users that it is determined to cease ‘providing services to retail customers' which turned with closing Cantor Casino.com and Red Lounge Casino.com while Cantor-Poker.com remains operating.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/04/2008

Korean Baseball Players Were Gambling Online

The latest sport to become embroiled in an online gambling scandal?  Baseball.

But it's not Major League Baseball in the US. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/04/2008

Mob Mentality as Poker Community Wants Blood

A 60 Minutes segment on an "insider poker cheating scandal" ended with one of the folks who uncovered the scam suggesting that the same thing may be happening at other online poker rooms.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/04/2008

Online Gambling Cheaper Than Going Out to The Pub

One of the reasons online gambling is not witnessing much of a decline during this troubling economic downturn: It is an entertainment which can be a lot cheaper than going out to a restaurant or t

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/04/2008

Absolute Poker, UltimateBet to Comply With Kentucky State Order

Poker players looking to access their AbsolutePoker.com and UltimateBet.com accounts from the state of Kentucky

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/03/2008

Was Grudge at Center of Poker Tournament Raid?

The Casino Affiliate Program - better known as CAP - is said to take in hundreds of thousands of dollars through affiliate casin

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Dec/03/2008

Jenny Woo is Dating a World Series of Poker Finalist

The entire poker community is abuzz that Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, has been seen with one of the 9 2008 World Series of Poker finalists around Miami Beach, sipping Mohitos in

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/03/2008

Mumbai Massacre Means End to Cricket Betting

Cricket events between Pakistan and India have been cancelled following the events that unraveled in Mumbai last week.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Dec/02/2008

Online gambling a sure bet for Ottawa's coffers

There was a terrific piece on 60 Minutes Sunday, in conjunction with an investigation by the Washington Post, examining cheating in the world of online poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/02/2008

Internet Gambling Stays Low Among Youth Ages 14 to 22

A study conducted by the National Annenberg Survey of Youth has found that card playing for money on the Internet has remained at the same

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/02/2008

Do Online Gamblers Really Have to Pay?

In today's world of Internet gambling there is more uncertainty than ever.  Can U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/02/2008

Breaking News

Can I Bet on MyBookie.ag From Florida

You can bet on MyBookie.ag from the Sunshine State but there are so many other great choices from Florida.  How about a sportsbook that allows you to open a betting account with just an email anonymously and pays in a matter of hours?

Bellagio Sports Betting Error Was Biggest Ever in Vegas

Longtime Las Vegas bookmakers say they can't remember a bigger blunder in that city's history of taking sports bets.

Matusow Calls Female Poker Player a F***ing C***

Matusow Calls Female Poker Player a F***ing C***

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow over the weekend referred to @PokerHippie Meg Milly a "f***ing c***" via Twitter, leading to outrage within the poker community.