Gambling

Online Horse Betting Takes Shape In Illinois

CHICAGO - Associated Press - The Illinois Racing Board on Tuesday issued the state's first licenses to companies to take horse racing bets online, a move officials say could bring in more than $1.7

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/13/2009

Full Tilt Poker Issues Statement re: Robot Case

Call it arrogance on the part of the world's second largest online poker room.  Full Tilt Poker typically does not comment on any type of complaints lodged against it from lawsuits to player compl

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/13/2009

Macau Eyes Curbs on its Booming Gambling Industry

HONG KONG -(Associated Press) - Macau may curb the growth of its booming casino industry with limits on the number of gambling tables and other restrictions, the government said.

The southern Chinese city's government met Monday with executives of six casino operators, including the local units of Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts, to discuss a review of the industry, according to a government statement.

The companies all agreed the city's gambling sector shouldn't expand unlimitedly, the statement said.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/13/2009

Poker Players Alliance Drops the Ball

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has wasted way too much time focusing on individual state cases and arguing whether poker is a "game of skil

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/12/2009

Online Gambling Saves Nation During Recession

Want proof of how the online gambling industry helps stimulate local economies?  Look no further than the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/12/2009

Bodog Becky Blows Off G911 Gender Bender

She was supposed to have made her first official showing as the new Bodog brand ambassador, but Bodog Becky was a "no show", breaking the heart of Gambling911.com famous Cuban transgender

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/12/2009

Minnesota Vikings Win Hits Books Hard

A statement win by the Minnesota Vikings against the lowly St. Louis Rams has put quite a dent in the purse strings of online sportsbooks.

With nearly 100 percent of the bets going Minnesota's way on Sunday and the Vikings registering the heaviest betting volume of any team during the early afternoon games, online sportsbooks and Vegas establishments all got hammered.  It's fair to say there were few bookies happy to see Brett Favre back from retirement after Sunday's bloodbath. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/12/2009

Rush Limbaugh to Buy the St. Louis Rams: What Are The Odds?

Sportsbook.com has suggested it mig

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/09/2009

Is Pitbull Poker Running a New Scam

For the third time in less than a week, embattled online poker site, Pitbull Poker is back in the news once again. As was previously reported, the site, which has ceased operations amid allegations of using superuser accounts to cheat its customers out of money, as well as having their leadership placed under arrest, did some curious tweaking to their website yesterday.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/09/2009

France Bans Betting Exchanges: Betfair Out!

France has effectively banned betting exchanges such as the wildly popular Betfair.  The ban comes as a result to a surprise amendment appearing as part of that country's new gambling laws.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/09/2009

YouTube Shocker: Jon Kyl Doesn’t Need Maternity Care

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/08/2009

Bodog Becky Wants Tranny Treat in Miami Beach

Bodog Becky arrives in Miami Beach next month in hopes of meeting up with her "partner in crime", Gambling911.com's own Jenny Woo.  But Woo has had to deal with pressing matters in her h

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/07/2009

Things Getting Even Worse for Pitbull Poker

When your offices close up shop and your boss is placed under arrest, normally, things can't get much worse for your company. However, things really are getting worse for the newly defunct Pitbull Poker and its operators with the news that after learning that the site was in fact doing shady things against its customer, players are now seriously considering taking legal action against them.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/07/2009

Las Vegas: Second Dumbest City

In an effort to determine America's "Smartest Cities", the Daily Beast created its own ranking.   Coming in one spot away from dead last was none other than Las Vegas.

The criteria required that a city have over 1 million people living in it.  Las Vegas came in #54 of all such cities in the US.

The Daily Beast says of Vegas:  "A city that prides itself on sin performs predictably for each of our intellectual based criteria."

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/06/2009

Yankees Pitcher Jailed for Vegas Gambling Debts

Shawn Chacon, who once pitched for the New York Yankees, was arrested Monday in Greeley, Colorado, for a warrant that alleges he wrote bad checks to Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas last spring.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Oct/06/2009

RICO Law Criticized as Open to Abuse

JJ Hensley, The Arizona Republic

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/06/2009

Barney Frank Wants Online Gambling UIGEA Regs Delayed

Congressman Barney Frank, an advocate for the online gambling industry, has written a letter to .S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday, urging them to delay the implementation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act regulations for another 12 months.  Frank has proposed legislation that would legalize and regulate some forms of online gambling including online poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2009

Lawyer in Full Tilt Poker Bot Case Has Reputation

The Pokerati.com website observed that the attorney representing plaintiffs in a much publicized

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/05/2009

Bettors Recover Slightly During Week 5 College Football

It was not another blood bath for sports bettors during Week 5 of College Football for a change.  The first four weeks of College Football have resulted in record profits for online bookmakers and

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/05/2009

Gambling Surges in Russia Despite Ban

MOSCOW - (Associated Press) - Moscow authorities expressed concern Monday about the rise of "surrogate" gambling technologies such as lottery machines and online gambling three months a

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2009

Poland Sports Minister Resigns Over Gambling Accusations

By NICHOLAS KULISH, New York Times

BERLIN - Poland's sports minister resigned Monday as a result of a growing scandal over a gambling law, amid accusations that he tried to influence amendments to the new law on behalf of the gambling industry.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2009

Gambling911.com Hires Veteran Gaming Writer

Gambling911.com is pleased to announce the hiring of veteran gaming writer Tom Somach.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2009

Gambler Swindles $500K From Priest

 

AN elderly Catholic priest was conned into handing over nearly $500,000 to a drug-using gambler, a court has heard.

 

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2009

Full Tilt Poker Lawsuit Details Released

The folks from Pokerati.com have obtained the latest lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker in its entirety, all 19 pages of

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/04/2009

5Dimes Sportsbook Caught Up In Pit Bull Poker Flap

As luck would have it, some online sportsbooks happened to be using the Pit Bull Poker skin as part of its suite of product offerings. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/04/2009

BetPhoenix Website Down Down Down... And Out

BetPhoenix.com, an online sportsbook out of Costa Rica, may finally get their online act together come Tuesday of next week.  That's when the company is se

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2009

Racketeering Schemes Had Ties to Internet Gambling

BY Jose Martinez and Brian Kates

DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2009

Pitbull Poker Owners Arrested

If you have been following Gambling911.com over the last 24 hours, you would know that the online poker room Pitbull Poker had shut its doors with what appears to be zero intention of payin

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/01/2009

Bodog Becky’s New Beau: Tires of Shaved Boston Boys

If you're a regular here at Gambling911.com, you've probably seen Rebecca Liggero pictured with countless men posing for cameras trying hard to make it seem as if she's attracted to them (the most

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/30/2009

Pitbull Poker, Action Poker: The Writing Was On The Wall

The sudden demise of Pitbull Poker and the inability of publicly traded Action Poker to get its act together drives home the point that online poker is no safer than online sports betting.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/30/2009

Breaking News

Atlantic City Casinos Bounce Back, Up 31% From a Year Ago

Atlantic City’s casinos and racetrack sports betting outlets are bouncing back convincingly from financial woes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, taking in 31% more in August than they did a year earlier, after COVID-19-related closures ended.

Cowboys Lose DeMarcus Lawrence to Broken Foot

Cowboys Lose DeMarcus Lawrence to Broken Foot

The Cowboys are without wide receiver Michael Gallup, the offensive line is a bit of a mess at the moment, and now a word from Cowboys practice on Wednesday is that they lost defensive end, DeMarcus Lawrence, for eight weeks with a broken foot.

Raheem Mostert Opts for Season-Ending Surgery

Raheem Mostert Opts for Season-Ending Surgery

The timeline on Raheem Mostert’s return from the knee injury he suffered on Sunday just went from the eight weeks previously reported, to out for the season. Mostert has decided to have season-ending surgery to repair the cartilage in his knee, explaining in a released statement that the surgery gives him the best chance at a full recovery.