Gambling

MarketWatch: Gaming-Fund Manager on MGM, Scientific Games, Gigamedia

CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Dan Ahrens has been on a serious losing streak in Las Vegas but since he always bets on the house, he's confident that his luck will soon change.

Ahrens is manager of the Ladenburg Thalmann Gaming and Casino Fund, which is down more than 40% over the past 12 months as investors sell gambling stocks in the wake of an accelerating decline in visitation and gambling revenue in Sin City and elsewhere.

"The selling has been very overdone," Ahrens said. "Gaming revenues are down somewhat in Vegas but it is far from a ghost town.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2008

Online Sportsbook Accepts Record $1,000,000 USD College Football Wager

BookMaker.com CEO Mickey Richardson announced today that the online sportsbook will accept a record-setting $1,000,000 USD bet on U.S.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/21/2008

Sportsbook.com Still Recovering Following Industry Processor Loss

One of the online gambling industry's most successful sports betting enterprises,

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/21/2008

Absolute Poker Threatens Legal Action Against Gambling911.com

Gambling911.com, whose founder Christopher Costigan won a landmark case against an online gambling establishment in 2002, disclosed on Wednesday that his website has been threatened with legal acti

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/21/2008

Costa Rica Sportsbooks Not Helping to Fund iMEGA Efforts

In a disappointing revelation, Gambling911.com has learned that iMEGA (The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association) in its legal challenge against the United States and the Unlawfu

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/20/2008

DoylesRoom Unleashes World Class Casino & Record-Breaking Jackpots

Players who crave exhilarating casino action no longer need to contact their travel agents for sizzling weekend escapes to Las Vegas, Monaco, or Atlantic City.  With the arrival of the hottest onl

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/20/2008

Being a Brad Pitt Lookalike is Sometimes Hard...In More Ways Than One

If you are going to have a roommate, it doesn't matter how good looking you are, never ever shack up with someone who looks like Brad Pitt.

This is advise relayed to Gambling911.com by a one time online gambling guru who soon discovered he had an enormous superiority complex once moving in with fellow Nine.com employee, Chris, affectionately known in the industry as "Brad Pitt".

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/20/2008

Gambling Nurse Ignores Woman in Labor Ad Banned By Brits

The Advertising Standards Authority banned an advertisement put out by Wink Bingo Wednesday on the grounds that it encouraged gambling while at work.

Spacebar Media produced the ad that features a scantily clad nurse celebrating her big bingo win next to a trolley holding surgical equipment and a laptop, which read ‘Wink Bingo Winner' while a woman was presumably giving birth and being ignored by the nurse.

The ad's catch line read: "Find the appropriate moment..."

The ad itself was deemed "inappropriate" and promptly yanked.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/20/2008

Boss Media Assets to be Frozen: Loses Litigation Matter

One of online gambling's most established software providers, Boss Media, has had its assets seized in Malta.

PokerTrillion have been successful in its application to enforce the seizure of the servers from their previous network providers, Boss Media. According to a press release from Poker Trillion, Boss Media will not be able to continue commercial activity or appeal as of September 18th.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2008

BetonSports Founder Could be Close to Settling with US Government

Gary Kaplan, the captured founder of online gambling's once largest sports betting outfit BetonSports, could be settling with US authorities for an untold amount of money according to various sourc

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2008

Bingo Deal Reached in California

SACRAMENTO -- California's gaming tribes and the Catholic Church have struck a compromise on a bill that would allow simulcasts of conventional bingo while outlawing bingo machines almost everywher

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/19/2008

Cash Crash: The Most Unluckiest Online Gambling Affiliate on Earth

Michael "Uncle Fester" Cash, proprietor of the online gambling portal TheSpread.com just can't seem to cut a break. Just last year on route to a Bodog.com the world's most unluckiest online gambling affiliate arrived in Vancouver Canada and was promptly deported back to his home state of Michigan the next day. Seems he had an arrest warrant from several years back for knocking out someone at a Windsor, Ontario casino who....as fait would have it, was a police officer.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/18/2008

Sportech Football Pools Will be Featured in London’s Daily Mail

Sportech plc have brokered a deal with the Daily Mail to disseminate New Football Pools data.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/18/2008

Bombs in Spain a Concern to Those Attending Online Gambling Conferences

Two resorts in Spain reported bomb blasts on Sunday just one month before scheduled online gambling conferences were to take place in Barcelona.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/17/2008

Murders Within the Online Gambling Community Especially Brutal

Whether good or bad, individuals associated with the world of online gambling have met some of the most brutal of deaths.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/17/2008

Internet Gambling Scam Murder Could Have Ties to Beijing Olympics

The murder case of Yang Zhen Xing, his girlfriend and presumably their pet cat, continues to take even stranger twists and turns with investigators now looking at the Summer Olympics and Beijing un

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/16/2008

Murdered Chinese Man Yang Zhen Xing Tied to Internet Gambling Scam

Investigators are still trying to determine why a Chinese couple were found brutally murdered in their Newcastle West End flat in what was described as a "frenzied knife attack", quite

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/14/2008

Get Your Masters Degree in Online Gambling Today

Nottingham Trent University has announced the first ever cyberpsychology degree in the United Kingdom which will look into the psychology behind online gaming and even dating.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/13/2008

Playtech Wins Contract for Italy Online Poker Room: Snai What??

Online gambling software provider Playtech has agreed a licensing deal with Snai, which manages a network of 6,000 betting shops in Italy.

Maurizio Ughi, chairman of Snai, said: 'Having chosen Playtech's portfolio, we are able to offer our customers two poker games, Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha. Our aim is to be the leading player in the Italian market for skill games, as we are for horse racing and sports betting.'

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/13/2008

Everest Poker Revenues Way Up for Parent Company

Everest Poker's parent company GigaMedia's second-quarter results revealed revenues were up 31% on same period last year to US$52.5m, with operating income growing 18% to US$11.9m.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/13/2008

Las Vegas Continues to be Paralyzed by US Economy Woes

Statewide, gambling revenue for June was down a little more than 1% at $949.3 million, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

And on the Strip -- which accounts for roughly half of all gambling in the Silver State -- monthly revenue fell 3% to $486.4 million. After a relatively upbeat start to 2008, Nevada gambling revenue is down nearly 2% for the year to date, with the Strip off 1.5%.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/13/2008

iMEGA Founder Responds to Remote Gaming Association Comments

Mr. Hawkswood,

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/12/2008

Remote Gaming Association Explains Why They Support HR 6663

HR 6663 or the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Clarification and Implementation Act of 2008 is purposed to clarify what constitutes what as legal and illegal under the UIGEA.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/11/2008

Full Tilt Poker Payout Complaints Mount

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/11/2008

Unibet Second Quarter Profits More Than Double

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Submitted by Guest on, Aug/11/2008

The Remote Gambling Association Likes Bill Targeting Sports Betting

What are they thinking?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/10/2008

Jaco Beach a Health Hazard to Those Who Swim in it

Jaco Beach, home to many a bookmaker and sports book operator residing in Costa Rica - not to mention one of that nation's favorite getaways - has now been deemed a "health risk".

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/10/2008

Online Sportsbooks: What’s On Tap This Weekend?

Here we are heading into the second full week of August and things are really starting to heat up at Gambling911.com's esteemed online sportsbooks.

Taking center stage this weekend will be the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing where many of these sportsbooks will be offering bets on everything from which country will take home the most gold medals overall to which country will take home the most gold in each individual event.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/08/2008

Steve Wynn Attacked by Hookers at His Strip Resort

Casino mogul Steve Wynn was reportedly attacked by two sister hookers this week at his strip hotel in Las Vegas.

Reports had Sarah Cournede approaching Wynn and soliciting him for sex, which he refused. He did, however, allegedly confuse her with someone else - a girl named "Jamie" or perhaps a guy named "Jamie".All he kept saying was Jamie, Jamie, Jamie, like screaming Jamie.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/08/2008

Snoop Dogg Tied into BetonSports Bookie Mobile Defendants

Three individuals who plead guilty to federal charges in a US online gambling case against BetonSports.com, once promoted a Miami Snoop Dogg poker charity never could quite get off the ground....or

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/08/2008

Breaking News

Stones Gambling Hall Files Motion to Dismiss Tied to Cheating Scandal, Boyd Gaming Furloughs Without Pay

Stones Gambling Hall Files Motion to Dismiss Tied to Cheating Scandal, Boyd Gaming Furloughs Without Pay

“Casinos Do Not Owe a General Duty of Care to Gamblers".  So says Stones Gambling Hall in a Motion to Dismiss filing as it pertains to the scandal involving poker player Mike Postel's alleged cheating.  Some have accused employees of Stones to be in on the scheme.

US Casino Workers: Pay Us Through Pandemic

US Casino Workers: Pay Us Through Pandemic

Casino workers across the country are calling on the gambling industry to pay its laid-off workers their full salary and benefits for the duration of coronavirus shutdowns.

Where Can I Bet on Tiger King?  Latest Props Offered at SportsBetting.ag

Where Can I Bet on Tiger King? Latest Props Offered at SportsBetting.ag

The world is waiting, and probably praying, for a bonus episode of "Tiger King" to drop on Netflix this Friday.  Whether or not that happens remains to be seen, but bookies are already projected what we might see in Episode 8.