Gambling

NETeller plans to change name to NEOVIA Financial

(Reuters) - British online payments processor NETeller Plc on Thursday said it was planning to change its name to NEOVIA Financial Plc, effective Nov. 17.

The company, famed for being the first corporate scalp in a U.S. clampdown on internet gambling in 2006, said the name change, part of a year-long rebranding process, will differentiate it from the group's operating brands of NETELLER, NETBANX and Net+.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/09/2008

Kentucky Cannot Go After Registrars In Foreign Countries

In regard to the heavily covered Kentucky Internet gambling domain seizure case whereby the commonwealth's governor, Steve Beshear, wants to block 141 gambling websites, a Gambling911.com reader wi

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/09/2008

Bodog Loses Trademark Dispute on Appeal: Lower Court’s Ruling Affirmed

1st Technology , LLC today received an affirmance of last year's rejection of all attempts to set aside the judgment against Bodog.com, Bodog.net, and Bodog Entertainment

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/08/2008

Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Seizure Case: Predicted Outcome

Gambling911.com had the opportunity to sit in on Tuesday's very high profile online gambling domain seizure case in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/08/2008

Kudos to Network Solutions for Standing by Online Gambling Sites

"GoDaddy.com, the largest registrar, just rolled over," said Joe Brennan, Jr., President of the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/08/2008

Kentucky Say It Follows ICANN Rules in Effort to Seize Gambling Domains

The reach of ICANN's Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is getting a high-profile test in an ambitious effort by Kentucky to seize the domain names of gambling Web sites for violating state l

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/08/2008

How the Local Kentucky Media is Portraying Online Gambling Case

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear wants to block 141 gambling websites calling them illegal and unregulated. He claims that these online gambling sites are "leeches" to the Kentucky economy, yet Rick Muny, the Kentucky State Director of the Poker Players Alliance, claims his organization has well over 10,000 members in the commonwealth and winning poker players pay state taxes just like everyone else.

"I have to pay taxes on my winnings," Muny pointed out during a Monday press release.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/07/2008

Doyles Room, UltimateBet.com Online Poker Domains Up For Now

Judge Thomas Wingate of the Franklin Circuit Courtroom ruled on Tuesday that until he finalizes his decision, the commonwealth must leave a number of online poker and casino sites "as is"

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/07/2008

Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Seizure Hearing - Judge Needs 7 Days to Decide

Gambling911.com is in Frankfort, Kentucky for the high profile online gambling domain seizure case that has everyone in the industry talking.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/07/2008

Online gambling sites ready to fight Beshear's plan to block them

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Internet gambling in Kentucky will be front and center in a Franklin Circuit Courtroom Tuesday as the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet will argue for blocking acces

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/07/2008

UltimateBet.com, Cake Poker Domain Names Seized

Gambling911.com has learned that UltimateBet.com, CakePoker.com and DoylesRoom.com were among the online poker room domains that had been seized by the commonwealth of Kentucky Monday night via GoD

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/06/2008

Kentucky Commonwealth Seizes Doyles Room Online Poker Site

In a shocking development, DoylesRoom.com has become the latest victim of the Kentucky commonwealth's efforts to seize some 141 online gambling domain names.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/06/2008

Kentucky Governor Calls Online Gambling Operators Shady

In an interview with one of the local Lexington, Kentucky news affiliates, Kentucky Governor referred to online gambling operators as "a little bit shady".

Governor Steve Steve Beshear attempted to seize up to 141 online gambling site domain names in recent weeks, calling the businesses "leeches". Beshear has indicated that he wishes to protect his own state economy, in particular the horse racing sector.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/06/2008

Internet Commerce Could be Hurt by Kentucky Domain Case

Jeremiah Johnston, a spokesman for the Washington D.C-based Internet Commerce Association, says Kentucky is overstepping into federal territory in its attempt to seize some 141 online gambling doma

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/06/2008

I was Poisoned at the European i-Gaming Congress & Expo in Barcelona!

A man who attended last month's European i-Gaming Congress & Expo in Barcelona claims he was poisoned. Toxicology results obtained by the individual's doctor confirm this to be true.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/06/2008

Governor Beshear’s Attack on Web Domains Could Jeopardize Kentucky Growth

Prosecutors representing the commonwealth of Kentucky argue that state law bans bans "illegal gambling devices" and, as such, the state has every right to seize up to 141 online casino, s

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/06/2008

Online Poker Room Shuts Down After Questioned Over Locale

An online poker room, which just two weeks ago claimed to be on fire, has closed its doors.

Duplicate Poker has shut down Sunday. The reason: A troubled world economy, or so they say.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/05/2008

Bill O’Reilly on Barney Frank: “You’re a Coward”!

Bill O'Reilly and Barney Frank faced off over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Thursday night's "O'Reilly Factor" in one of the most heated "Factor" segments in recent memory.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/03/2008

Kentucky, Other State Poker Players Urged to Show up at Forum Monday

The powerful million plus member Poker Players Alliance claims to have thousands of members residing in the great state of Kentucky.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/03/2008

Motion to Dismiss in Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Seizure Case

The Internet Gaming and Media Association has released its Motion to Dismiss to the media on Friday responding to Kentucky's attempt at seizing various online gambling domain names.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/03/2008

Massive Showing Anticipated at Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Hearing Likely

In anticipation for a showdown between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the burgeoning multi billion dollar online gambling industry, Gambling911.com can report that the media will be at Tuesday's

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/03/2008

2008 WSOPE Winner: John Juanda

Multiple bracelet winner John Juanda has just walked off with another having become the second person to win the World Series of Poker Europe.

Even after a grueling 22 hour final table, John Juanda could not wipe the smile off his face as he held his fourth WSOP bracelet aloft and posed for the throng of waiting photographers. Cool and implacable, Juanda never lost his focus, went on tilt, or lost his temper on his way to victory tonight.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/03/2008

Danish Poker Pro Pulls Plug on Disastrous Website

Danish poker pro Gus "The Great Dane" Hansen is truly a great poker player, having won nearly six million dollars in career poker tournament earnings.

But when it comes to running a website-even one about poker-he is just as inept as the next clown who thinks anyone can sit down at a computer and create and operate a successful website. Hansen's website, at www.theplayr.com (that's "player" without the "e"), has announced it is pulling the plug.

A press release sent to gambling media and also posted on the website reads:

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/03/2008

Slot Machine Operator to Go After PartyGaming for $287 Million

A federal appeals court has opened the door for a gaming machine manufacturer to seek more than $287 million from a global Internet gambling company, saying that the machine maker's original award

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2008

British Bookmakers Can Weather Recession

British bookmakers the likes of William Hill, Paddy Power and Ladbrokes have a better chance of weathering a recession.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/02/2008

An Online Poker Room Operating Legally From the United States? You Bet!

PurePlay.com's CEO, Jason Kellerman, sat down with Yours Truly while at Barcelona's European i-Gaming Congress and Expo and answered some questions about the subscriber based online poker company t

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Oct/01/2008

2008 WSOPE Final Table Decided: Three Multiple Bracelet Winners Make Cut

With 363 entrants - the exact same number as last year - the second ever World Series of Poker Europe was about to conclude. By Thursday evening the 2008 WSOPE final 9 table was determined.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/01/2008

Poker Players Alliance Praises Robert Menendez Bill

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nation-wide, today commended Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) for introducing S.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/01/2008

Legalized Online Poker Will Most Certainly Boost US Economy

The numbers are staggering: Poker pro John Juanda has $7,100,000 in total career total winnings to date.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/01/2008

New Online Poker Bill to be Introduced by Controversial Senator

New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez intends to introduce a new bill that would regulate online poker and other "games of skill".

The Senate bill's introduction follows a 30-16 vote on Sept. 16 by the House Financial Services Committee that would require federal agencies to define unlawful Internet gambling before completing regulations to enforce a current ban on the activity.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/01/2008

Breaking News

New York Mobile Sports Bets Wil Likely Pass New Jersey for No. 1

New York Mobile Sports Bets Wil Likely Pass New Jersey for No. 1

New York likely surpassed New Jersey for the top spot in the U.S. sports betting market during the first two weekends that mobile bets were offered, according to a company that most of the legal U.S. sports betting industry uses to verify that its customers are where they say they are.

DraftKings Pulls Out All The Stops in Final Petition Push....Offers Free Cash?

DraftKings Pulls Out All The Stops in Final Petition Push....Offers Free Cash Enticement?

DraftKings is not hiding the fact that they want to enter the Florida market.  While ads pushing a sports betting petition airing on television in the Sunshine State do not mention the company, DraftKings is now promoting the campaign via Twitter with their name all over it.

Is NYC Really Getting a Casino?

Is NYC Really Getting a Casino?

New York City could become the next Las Vegas.  New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Tuesday proposed a $216.3 billion budget that would bring casino gambling to the Big Apple.