Poker Cheating Scandal Raises Questions Regarding Big Name Pros

In a very well written report from our friends at, the spotlight shines on today's big name poker pros - specifically Phil Ivey.

The question:  Is it a conflict of interest for a part-owner in an online poker room the likes of Full Tilt Poker to rack up over $8 million in cash games over an 18 month span there?

AintLuck attempts to answer that question.


Submitted by Guest on, Dec/01/2008

UK, Malta Join Forces in EU France Online Gambling Initiative

Britain and Malta teamed up on Monday in a bid to head off moves by EU president France to forge a bloc-wide policy for regulating the multi-billion euro gambling industry.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/01/2008

CBS Was Once Involved In Online Gambling

The following is an editorial piece related to this past weekend's 60 Minutes segment on an Internet poker cheating scandal.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/01/2008

Poker Community Reacts to 60 Minutes Story

The folks at Two Plus Two, a popular posting forum community covering the game of poker, offered their reaction to the 60 Minutes piece that aired Sunday ni

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/01/2008

Spencer Bachus Ready to Fight Online Gambling Legalization

Alabama Congressman Spencer Bachus (R) has worked hard to ensure that online gambling prohibition stays in place.  He knows the tide is turning but Bachus won't go down without a fight.

"I keep saying to everyone involved, if people want to go to a casino, that's one thing, but putting a computer in the bedroom of every teenager has addicted a whole generation," Bachus said in a recent interview with the Birmingham News.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/01/2008

Week 13 NFL Games Put Smile On Bookies Faces

The online bookies made out great on Sunday during Week 13 of the 2008 NFL season.  The books won with both Cleveland cover a 4 ½ point line by a half point and a Buffalo home loss early on in th

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/30/2008

Poker Cheaters Story Airs on 60 Minutes

The much anticipated poker cheaters story aired Sunday night on the most watched news magazine, 60 Minutes.  The story was heavily promoted throughout Sunday's NFL games including two marquee late

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/30/2008

Online Poker Cheating Scandal: It's Not Joe Norton's Week

An online poker cheating scandal has thrust the most unlikeliest of men into the spotlight.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/30/2008

Industry Disputes 60 Minutes Claim That Online Poker Is Illegal

The much anticipated 60 Minutes segment on a highly publicized "insider cheating scandal" (a la a "super user account") already has the online poker community up in arms before

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/28/2008

More Than 1000 Casinos Shut Down in Moscow

MOSCOW, November 28 (RIA Novosti) - More than 1,000 casinos have been closed down in Moscow in the past 18 months under a law passed last year to move gambling from large cities to far-flung region

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/28/2008

Top NFL Games Mean Strong Ratings for 60 Minutes Poker Story

Sometimes good stories are missed on 60 Minutes as a result of NFL games being played out past the 7 pm EST hour on Fox. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/27/2008

BetonSports Boss Keeps Strong Through Family Support and Faith

One of the sadder aspects of the BetonSports indictments and specifically the incarceration of that online gambling firm's founder, Gary Kaplan, has been its effects on the family.  Kaplan has you

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/27/2008

Australia Continues to Face Backlash Over Censorship Plans

Internet filtering in Australia continues to come under a firestorm of criticism.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/26/2008

60 Minutes to Air Absolute Poker Insider Cheating Story Sunday

It's finally here.  The much anticipated 60 Minutes segment on insider cheating and online poker.  At the center of the investigation,

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/26/2008

BetonSports Boss Wife Sits Down With Gambling911

Holly Kaplan is angry.  The wife of BetonSports founder, Gary Kaplan, is growing impatient with the US justice system.  It's been nearly two years since her husband was incarcerated and to date t

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/25/2008

PartyGaming Profits Continue to Decline

As world economies continue to slide downward, the trend has carried over into the finances of online poker companies as well.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/25/2008

Gambling Regulations Win Out but Game Not Over

Congressional deliberations on the sinking economy and corporate bailouts have overshadowed some recent positive financial news.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/25/2008

Sports Betting Ring Had Ties to Internet Gambling

An acting capo in the Luchese crime family and five others were arrested Monday for running a sports betting ring in the Bro

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/25/2008

The Prospect of Legalized Internet Gambling Hits Las Vegas

Casino companies may be commiserating over their earnings troubles, but they are squabbling like extended family at Thanksgiving dinner over the prospect of legalized Internet gambling.

After more than a decade of hit-and-miss efforts by individual casino companies and interest groups to develop lobbying strategies, the American Gaming Association - the industry's premier trade group - is rushing to clarify its position on Internet betting.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/25/2008

10 to Life for Woman in Professional Poker Player Slaying

A woman has been sentenced to 10 years to life in prison for stabbing her husband-a professional poker player-to death in a Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, condominium last year.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/24/2008

Casino Gambling in Atlanta? Not So Fast

With the US economy in a tailspin, what better time to bring casinos to Atlanta than now?

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/24/2008

Bookies Get Bludgeoned For Week 12 Of The NFL

Following last Sunday's huge win on a bad call in the Pittsburgh/San Diego game, it appears the online bookies may have given it all back, at least with the Sunday afternoon games.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/23/2008

Bible Society Paid $5 Mil to Man With Porn, Online Gambling Connections

When former President of the American Bible Society, Dr. Paul Irwin, hired Richard J.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Nov/23/2008

Ecstasy Kingpin Desire to Sell Drugs Fueled by Gambling Addiction

Justice Frances Kiteley has sentenced ecstasy kingpin Sean Erez to 8 years behind bars after trying to deal in 4.5 kilos of cocaine, for which he was shot in an attempted robbery at a posh Toronto

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/22/2008

Getting Around Online Gambling Prohibition? Lottery Site Explains

The website claims to a way of gambling online legally in the United States, even in the commonwealth of Kentucky, which in recent months has t

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/21/2008

Netherlands Banks Reject Call to Police Online Gambling Transactions

The Netherlands Bankers Association (NVB) this week rejected the idea that they would be able to police transactions used for the purpose of online gambling.  The NVB told Justice Minister Hirsch

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/21/2008

Clonie Gowen Full Tilt Poker Friction Was Seen Coming this week reported on how a 1 percent partner in online poker's second biggest room, Full Tilt, was suing that company and a number of its other partners, including a number of big

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/21/2008

UK Bookmakers Fear Tax Rise As Part Of New Budget

Taxes - perhaps the most profane 5 letter word in the English language.  At least some vulgar language can be shouted out during sex and have some satisfactory meaning.  Nobody hollers out "

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/21/2008

Macau Not Hurting Just Yet

Macau's visitor arrivals rose 8 percent in October from a year earlier to 2.6 million, the Chinese territory's government said Friday.

The visitor growth rate has slowed in recent months as China has taken steps to curb the growth of Macau's gambling industry by tightening visa rules that, among other things, now limit to once every three months the times Guangdong residents can go to Macau. Total visitor numbers grew 2.1 percent in September and 8.5 percent in August.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/21/2008

Atlantic City Casino Profits Plummet

ATLANTIC CITY - (Associated Press)  In yet another measure of how mightily Atlantic City's 11 casinos are struggling this year, gross operating profits at the gambling halls fell by nearly 23 perc

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/20/2008

Breaking News

BitMart Exchange Hacked, Reportedly Loses $196 Million

BitMart Exchange Hacked, Reportedly Loses $196 Million

One of the most devastating digital currency exchange hacks on record occurred late Saturday night as Bitmart reportedly lost some $196 million in various cryptos.

Poker Pro Dusty Schmidt Dead at 40 From Heart Attack

Poker Pro Dusty Schmidt Dead at 40 From Heart Attack

Successful online poker player Dustin "Dusty" Schmidt has died at the age of 40.  The news was first reported by his friend golf pro Kevin Na.

2022 MLB Season to Start on Time Despite Lockout Possibilities Say Oddsmakers

2022 MLB Season to Start on Time Despite Lockout Possibilities Say Oddsmakers

MLB entered a lockout this week and BetOnline has activated a prop as to whether or not the 2022 season will start on time.