States Likely to Begin Legalizing Sports Betting in 2009

With the economy in dire straits and individual states feeling the worst of it, the likelihood of at least one or more states legalizing sports betting is more a reality than ever in 2009.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/08/2009

Annie Duke to Take on Donald Trump

NBC and Donald Trump announced today the all-star celebrity cast for the second sensational season of "The Celebrity Apprentice" premiering on Sunday, March 1 (9-11 p.m.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/08/2009

PAP Organizers Ensure Payouts to CardSpike Affiliates

The controversy surrounding online poker room, CardSpike, continues with Poker Affiliation Programs (PAP) organizers ensuring that affiliate partners will be paid by the troubled site following com

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/08/2009

MGM Mirage Scales Back on City Center Project

MGM Mirage is scaling back its massive City Center project under construction on the Las Vegas Strip as part of its emerging strategy to cut costs, raise cash and sharpen focus.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/08/2009

Ladbrokes in Hot Water Over Seal Ad

England's largest bookmaker, Ladbrokes, is the latest to be cited by the rigorous Advertising Standards Authority.  The ASA determined its latest ad must be banned after only a single complaint.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/07/2009

IRS Goes After Bodog

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has filed court documents describing how Bodog used a string of companies in Malta to circumvent U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/07/2009

ESPN to Broadcast World Series of Poker Europe

Judging by the ratings success of the delayed World Series of Poker final, it might not surprise many that ESPN will now be broadcasting the 2008 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE). 

ESPN announced Monday that it will broadcast eight original hours of the World Series of Poker-Europe main event. The event took place in the Casino at the Empire in the heart of downtown London's theater district and attracted 362 of the world's best players.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/07/2009

BWIN Goes MTV as Complaints Mount

Austrian online gambling firm, BWIN, has its logo prominently featured in the latest Lady GaGa video for "Poker Face".  The BWIN name is clearly seen on a strip poker table.  But ironic

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/06/2009

Kentucky Forecast For Gambling Domains Not Clear

A Kentucky Court of Appeals is expected to issue a ruling shortly on whether the commonwealth can seize 141 online gambling domain names.

Jennifer Brislin, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, told PC World that the agency sought to shut down the gambling sites last year to protect Kentucky citizens from an "illegal, unregulated and untaxed industry." The state argued that the sites promoted online gambling activities that are illegal in Kentucky.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/06/2009

Corfman Confirms CAP Ownership in CardSpike

One of the most respected online gambling industry analysts, Michael Corfman, has confirmed that individuals behind Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) and Poker Affiliates Program are involved with ru

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/06/2009

FBI Jobs Aplenty: Thousands of Job Openings

If you can't beat ‘em, why not join ‘em?  The FBI recently posted some 3000 job openings this week, the most since 9/11.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/06/2009

Online Gambling Operators are Internet Interlopers

Utah, one of two states that does not allow any form of gambling, worries that federal trade officials will barter away the state's right to regulate online gambling, accord to an editorial piece a

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/06/2009

Sports Betting and Poker the Perfect Marriage

The news that Cake Poker has managed to increase its market share by over 52 percent in 2008 should hardly come as little surprise. 

Cake's success is fueled almost exclusively through its relationship with, by far the largest online sports betting site in terms of overall customer volume.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/06/2009

Bodog Poker Loses Largest Market Share in 2008

According to Bodog Poker was the biggest loser of 2008.  That online poker room lost 34 perc

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/05/2009

GigaMedia is the Online Gambling Stock to Watch

The Motley Fool has revealed three stocks to watch for 2009 and one of them is Asian online gambling firm GigaMedia.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/05/2009

PartyGaming Sues Former Owner of Empire Online

Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- PartyGaming Plc, the owner of the brand, sued investment company Livermore Investments Group Ltd.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/05/2009

Macau Gambling Boom Slows: Revenues Do Not

Thousands of jobs are being lost across the globe daily as the economy continues its downward spiral.  What was once believed to be a "recession-proof" industry is no more.  Macau, cons

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/05/2009

America’s Biggest Billionaire Loser is Casino Boss

Last week, reported on how Forbes Magazine listed India born PartyGaming co-founder, Anurag Dikshit among the biggest billionaire blowups in 2008 (they valued his net worth at a mer

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/05/2009

Online Gambling Industry Outraged Over Terrorist Story

Many in the online gambling sector have been expressing disgust over a piece that ran in the London Telegraph this past week.  Considering Internet gambling in nearly all forms is embraced through

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/05/2009

Jenny Woo: How I Spent My Christmas

First I want to send a special shout out to all our troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan as we start the year 2009.  My little brother is currently serving in Iraq and our prayers are with him.

I decided to veer away from my regular "routine" holiday in order to enjoy one last trip before we're all forced to start living under a rock the next year thanks to this troubled economy.

Where'd I go this Christmas time? 

Somewhere warm.  Jamaica Mon!  And yes I got to meet Santa Claus.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jan/05/2009

CardSpike Controversy Has Poker Affiliates up in Arms

Last week, reported on how a relatively new online poker room - - was stalling payments to its affiliate partners.  Ironically, some of those affiliates have claimed

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/04/2009

Las Vegas Casinos Open to Legalized Online Gambling

Strip casinos have been struggling lately to keep up their gaming revenues. Fewer people are visiting Las Vegas and that means even less are gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/03/2009

AVN Porn Awards, CES: Still Hard Times for Vegas

Next weekend will be one of the largest convention periods for struggling Sin City.  Round trip East Coast flights to and from Las Vegas ranged between $800 and well over $1000.  But while the ai

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/02/2009

A Gambler Every Bookmaker Must Long For

Paul Greenwood, 52, of Barnsley, England, is the "unluckiest" gambler of 2008, at least based on bookmaker William Hill's assessment.

He was given the dubious honor by Great Britain's second biggest bookmaker after the electronics engineer lost out on March 1, having made a last-minute alteration to his weekly £10 accumulator bet.  He predicted wins for 14 football teams.

The Yorkshire Post reported:

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/02/2009

100 Students, Ancient Burial Stop Philadelphia Casino?

Dale Buss, author of the riveting book  "Family Man: The Biography Of Dr.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/02/2009

Dikshit Among Forbes Biggest Billionaire Blowups

March net worth: $1.6 billion 
Current net worth: $1 billion.  PartyGaming co-founder, Anurag Dikshit could lose his billionaire status in 2009, according to Forbes Magazine.

Dikshit designed the software for PartyGaming's successful PartyPoker game, which allowed live gambling over the Web. He left the company and sold a chunk of shares in 2006, the year the U.S. government drafted the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act, forcing Party out of the US market where the firm lost 80 percent of its customer base.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/01/2009

CardSpike Poker Affiliates Want Answers From CAP

Online poker affiliates claim a relatively new room has been stiffing them.  That room is, launched last this past summer.  A number of its affiliates and some industry observers ha

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/01/2009

New Year’s Day No Holiday For Bookies

While the majority of people were nursing their hangovers today, online bookmakers were scrambling to take action on the New Year's Day college bowl games.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/01/2009

Top 10 Most Fascinating Poker Players of 2008

Who were the top 10 most fascinating poker players of 2008? (emphasis on the word "fascinating", as this does not necessarily mean "the best").

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/31/2008

10 Most Influential in Online Gambling (2008) yesterday looked at 10 of the most influential events involving the online gambling sector yes

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/30/2008

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Doyle Brunson Survives 4th Cancer Scare

Doyle Brunson Survives 4th Cancer Scare

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GGPoker Makes Instagram Playboy Dan Bilzerian Its New Ambassador

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Slots Strategy: Math or Luck?

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