Gambling

Bodog Continues to Frustrate Vendors, Players

Stories of Bodog refusing to honor contracts with vendors and advertising vehicles continued to surface over recent days with a number of affiliates complaining to Gambling911.com.

Affiliates, while still receiving installment checks from Bodog (BodogLife.com) were complaining that "customer conversions were way down" and that the company was changing its payment terms without notice.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/31/2008

Bookmaker.com Accepts Record Million Dollar Bet

With $1,000,000 USD on the line, professional sports handicapper Joe "The Factsman" Apricena took an early lead against BookMaker.com

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/30/2008

Las Vegas in India Courtesy of Las Vegas Sands

Sands head Sheldon Adelson wants to build a Las Vegas in India and why not? With over one billion people, India is the second most populated country in the world outside of China.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/30/2008

PartyGaming Downgrades Earnings Forecasts: Customers Plunge

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Online gaming firm PartyGaming reported a drop in the number of people playing its poker games in the last two months, overshadowing first-half results and prompting down

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/29/2008

More 14 to 21 Year Olds in Danger of Becoming Online Gambling Addicts

Studies point to a dangerous trend toward problem gambling among 14- to 21-year-olds who face a dizzying array of enticing gambling options, all with big potential payoffs, writes Bill Webb & K

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/28/2008

Riptown Employees Rip Bodog: Fiver, Bodog Fight Much the Same

Following news that Bodog (BodogLife.com) had laid off a few hundred people the past week and has had greater difficulties paying customers and vendors than most other wagering establishments due t

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/28/2008

Paddy Power Falls; Forecast Cut on Smaller Web Bets

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Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2008

GOP Meanies Ensure Online Gambling Back on Platform

The GOP takest away than they giveth right back, in the form of an amendment prohibiting online gambling as a key platform issue.  Go figure!

Yesterday, Gambling911.com reported on how the powerful million member strong Poker Players Alliance was successful in getting the Republican Platform Committee to drop a prohibition of online gambling from its draft platform, as part of an effort to appeal to the broadest possible constituency.

That lasted all but 8 hours. By nightfall an amendment had ensured the prohibition was back on the GOP platform.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/27/2008

Joe Brennan, Jr. of iMEGA is a Total Mensch

GypsyBandito says that Joe Brennan, Jr., the outspoken founder of the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association,

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/27/2008

PartyGaming Half Yearly Results Scoured on Friday

PartyGaming's half-yearly results will be scoured on Friday for comment regarding retrospective legal action by the US Department of Justice in relation to prohibitions on internet gaming introduce

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2008

Revenge on Gambler Results in Blast Deaths of 19 People

THE deaths of 19 people in an explosion in Wenzhou City, in eastern China's Zhejiang Province on May 17, was partly due to the flourishing local gambling industry, according to prosecutors probing

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2008

Bodog CEO Says “Company Doing Fine” But Website Doesn’t Buy Assertion

Alwyn Morris, the new CEO of BodogLife.com (or simply Bodog), insisted that his company is doing fine on Tuesday.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/27/2008

Online Gambling Prohibition Dropped from GOP Platform...for 8 Hours

The powerful million member strong Poker Players Alliance was successful Tuesday in getting the Republican Platform Committee to drop a prohibition of online gambling from its draft platform, as pa

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/26/2008

Online Sports Books for Canadians - Online Poker Rooms

What's the latest greatest hottest trend in the world of online gambling? Websites now focused on the Canadian market. Yes Canada! And why not?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/26/2008

American Airlines Opens Online Gambling Website? Guess Again!

Say it isn't so.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/25/2008

Internet Safety Awareness Day at Shea Stadium Coming Soon

The New York Mets along with Time Warner/Road Runner and the Project Safe Childhood Task Force in the Eastern District of New York, are hosting an Internet Safety Awareness Day at Shea Stadium on S

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/25/2008

Why HR 6663 is a Joke, Won’t Pass, and The Poker Community Needs to Wake Up

For anyone in the poker community who believes that HR 6663 - a bill introduced by Republican Congressman Pete Sessions - is good for the online gambling industry, it's worth noting one of the main

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/25/2008

Bodog Fears Mount as Payment Processing Issues Worse Than First Thought

BodogLife.com (formerly Bodog.com), the beleaguered online gambling and poker website, has been having payment processing woes that go beyond what unfortunately has become routine in the industry f

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/24/2008

Internet Gambling Scam Murder Hunt Continues With Little Clues

The much publicized brutal torture murders of two Chinese grad students England has touched off a major investigation spanning all the way back to China.

Xi Zhou and her boyfriend Zhen Xing Yang, both 25, suffered horrific head injuries in their flat in Newcastle's West End earlier this month. Both are alleged to have bee part of a racket that relied on the results of live Premier League football games being shown a couple of minutes later in China to beat the bookmakers.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/22/2008

Gambling911.com Retains Law Firm to Take on Absolute Poker

In anticipation of a legal threat from Absolute Poker, Gambling911.com has retained the legal services of a powerful Washington, DC firm, one that represents publishers and freelance writers before

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/22/2008

Bodog Lays Off Hundreds of Employees: Claims Not to be Leaving US

BodogLife.com, under intense scrutiny by the US Government, has laid off hundreds of its employees this week, leading to speculation that the online gambling firm will be leaving the US market.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/22/2008

Brennan Jr.: We Have Money Coming in From Many Sportsbooks

IMEGA.org founder, Joe Brennan, Jr., adamantly denied on Friday that other Costa Rican sports books have not helped to fund their efforts to challenge the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act i

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/22/2008

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

Breaking News

Poker Pro Accused of Collusion, Sportsbook Inks DC Deal

Poker Pro Accused of Collusion, Sportsbook Inks DC Deal

Just days after another popular poker pro was accused of cheating, news broke that Anton Wigg is claiming Mikita Badziakouski of Colluding in the $10K WSOP Circuit Event.

North Korea Accused of Cyber Attacks on Crypto Exchanges

The Justice Department has accused a network of North Korean and Chinese citizens of secretly advancing North Korea’s nuclear weapons program by channeling at least $2.5 billion in illicit payments through hundreds of front companies.

Is Draftkings Sportsbook Legal From Louisiana?

Is Draftkings Sportsbook Legal From Louisiana?

Draftkings does not accept customers from the great state of Louisiana.  A number of other top online sportsbooks are accessible from the state, including Jazz Sports, which is offering a generous welcome bonus with a maximum of $1000.