No Twitter at the World Series of Poker Tables

The World Series of Poker has enacted new stricter "sportsmanship" rules whereby players will not be able to verbally abuse an opponent.  Last year, as an example, Phil Hellmuth called h

Submitted by Ace King on, May/22/2009

Texas Proves Poker is Far from Accepted in US

Although some steps have been made as of late towards the legalization of online poker and online gambling in general, yesterday, the Texas Legislature remind

Submitted by Guest on, May/21/2009

Court Weighs in on Delaware Sports Betting Legislation


Submitted by Guest on, May/21/2009

Kentucky Governor Wants Expanded Casino Gambling at Tracks

Officials from Churchill, Keeneland, Turfway Park and three smaller Kentucky tracks joined forces Wednesday in an effort to get state lawmakers support for approving expanded gambling. 

"For a $4 billion industry and 100,000 jobs on the line, the Kentucky legislature has got to step up and find a way to make this work for us and give us a chance to be competitive," Ellis Park owner Ron Geary said.  

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/21/2009

Judge Might Dismiss Case Regarding Donald Trump’s Net Worth

CAMDEN, N.J. (Associated Press) - Donald Trump is known for putting a positive spin even on news that doesn't seem positive. But there is one way to get him down: Call him a millionaire.

Trump, who says he's a billionaire, is suing the author of a book in which three unnamed sources said Trump's net worth is between $150 million and $250 million. The Donald claims it was malicious, and it hurt his business.

Submitted by Guest on, May/20/2009

Paddy Power Poker Cans Ciaran O’Leary: Blames Economy

Irish poker pro Ciaran "Big C" O'Leary has been fired as a paid flack for Irish online poker room Paddy Power Poker (http://www.paddypowerpoker.c

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/20/2009

Tax, Don’t Limit Internet Gambling

In a piece for, Kay Bell explores the opportunities for taxing Internet gambling as opposed to prohibiting it.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/20/2009

Delaware Governor Speaks About Sports Betting

Delaware Governor Jack Markell spoke on a Sports Illustrated web telecast Tuesday regarding his decision to support legalized sports betting in his state.

Delaware becomes the only state east of the Mississippi River to allow betting on sports after the governor signed the legislation with Markell signing the bill into law this past Thursday. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/19/2009

Australia High Roller Sues Casino

MELBOURNE (AFP) - A compulsive Australian gambler banned from Sydney's casino blew more than two million dollars (1.5 million US) on the card tables in a neighbouring state in just 43 minutes, a co

Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2009

Cereus Poker Network Holds Off Microgaming

Holding pat in the number 7 position of top online poker networks, Cereus and its Absolute/UltimateBet brands ( -

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/19/2009 Most Wanted for Week Ending May 18, 2009

Who or what company made the headlines this past week on the pages of as it relates to the gambling industry?  Find out as we break down the most popular industry-related stories.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2009

Doyle Brunson Dog Mangled Gas Station Attendant

Poker pro Doyle Brunson's toy poodle was involved in a vicious attack over the weekend.  The victim:  A 20-something gas station attendant who reached in to play with the incensed beast.

Submitted by Payton on, May/18/2009

Russ Hamilton Coming to the World Series of Poker

Russ Hamilton is reportedly going to take part in the 2009 World Series of Poker event called "Table of Champions".   Hamilton is one of two controversial players scheduled to take part

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2009

New Jersey Governor John Corzine Could Jump on Sports Betting Wagon

As reported last week, New Jersey Governor John Corzine appears to be more "over the fence" than "on the fence" when it comes to legalized online sports betting

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2009

2009 Preakness Stakes Betting, Traffic Up

Despite lower attendance at Pimlico Race Course, betting on the 2009 Preakness Stakes was way up.

More than $59 million was bet, compared with $45 million last year, John B. Franzone, head of the Maryland Racing Commission, stated.  Attendance was cut by 30 percent compared to last year, down to 77,850.  Much of this was attributed to a ban on spectators bringing their own beverages.

State racing officials deemed the race a financial success for the state.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2009

Full Tilt Pro Andrew Feldman Sharing his Account

Is there a baseline for what constitutes unethical behavior on online poker sites

Submitted by Guest on, May/15/2009

New Jersey vs. Delaware in Race for Sports Betting

Neighboring states New Jersey and Delaware are racing to legalize sports betting with New Jersey focusing more on the Web element, enhanced through its teaming up with the powerful trade organizati

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/15/2009

Ladbrokes: Online Poker in Australia Very Bad

According to the Interactive Gambling Act, online poker sites geared towards Australian ci

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/15/2009

Bingo Australia May Confiscate Your Winnings

Play with Bingo Australia and you might not get paid, at least that's the warning being issued by some online casino players.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/14/2009

Paddy Power Moves Into Australian Market

Paddy Power has begun its expansion into the Australian gaming market with its acquisition of a major stake in one of Australia's largest corporate bookmakers.

The company invested €27.2 million in a 51 per cent stake in Sportsbet as part of development strategy to expand into international markets. 

The acquisition, if approved by regulatory authorities, will be completed at the beginning of July. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/14/2009

Crown Casino Expansion Will Be Massive

Thanks to the Victorian Government allowing Crown Casino to grow in exchange for an estimated $60 million in extra tax revenue over four years came on the day of the Federal Budget

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/13/2009

Facebook, Twitter Users Get Crack at 20K Mount Everest Bet

Facebook and Twitter users have something else to celebrate and it all revolves around the first bet ever to be placed on top of the world. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2009

Delaware and Sports Betting Featured on ESPN

New Delaware Governor, Jack Markell, is making huge national waves in its attempt to legalize sports betting in the state.  ESPN interviewed Markell about the hot button issue.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/13/2009

NFL Says Sports Betting is a Game of Skill

Much as the Poker Players Alliance has argued that poker is a game of skill, now the NFL has suggested that sports betting is as well.

From the News Journal:

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/13/2009

Delaware Sports Betting Bill Passes

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would authorize Delaware to become the only state east of the Mississippi River to offer sports betting, sending it to Gov.

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2009

Online Poker Key Issue White House Citizen’s Briefing Book

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today praised the release of the White House Citizen's Briefing Book, a

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2009

Delaware Hot Button Issue in Sports Betting

The local Delaware media has been following recent developments in legislative agendas surrounding the legalizing of sports betting.

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2009

Online Gambling at a Crossroads in Australia

Australia's wagering industry is at the crossroads, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/12/2009

Mafia Princess Victoria Gatti Being Evicted From Mansion?

The New York Daily News declared her "Evict-Oria", reporting that Mafia princess, Victoria Gotti's palatial Long Island estate is currently under foreclosure. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2009

Tread Cautiously When it Comes to Online Gambling Bill

The UK press is warning publicly traded UK betting firms that the latest bill introduced by Congressman Barney Frank last week is anything but a sure bet.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/12/2009

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The Western Conference doesn't feature a No. 1 or 2 seed in its finals matchup while the East precisely pairs the top-seeded Heat versus the second-seeded Celtics.

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