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Jenny Woo’s C-Section Shocker

The birth of Lily Christiana Woo on April 15 may not have been a miracle after all, at least not as it pertains to the coincidental timing.  It all depends on how you cut it (no pun intended). Senior International Correspondent Jenny Woo revealed on Wednesday that she had deliberately scheduled to have a c-section birth on April 15, 2012 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of “Black Friday”. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/25/2012

50 Cent Gambling Game to Debut Soon on Facebook

Rapper 50 Cent, noted for his penchant for placing big wagers on the Super Bowl, is set to launch his own gambling game on Facebook. 

The Blackjack game is in conjunction with Game Show Network Digital and, essentially, 50 Cent will have his own virtual casino, minus the money.   

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/24/2012

888 Revenue Up 25 Percent in 1st Quarter 2012

(Reuters) - British online gaming company 888 Holdings said first-quarter revenue rose 25 percent as more people opted to use their services and gamble online amid an economic slowdown.

The company had 11.3 million casino, poker and sport real money registered customer accounts as on March 31, an increase of 23 percent from a year earlier.

888's consumer segment revenue rose 29 percent to $83 million (51 million pounds) in the first quarter, boosted by its casino and poker brands, the company said in a statement.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/24/2012

Investors Unnerved by Playtech Planned Acquisitions: Shares Fall

(Reuters) - Playtech, the world's biggest provider of online gaming software, plans a string of acquisitions as it branches out into the social gaming market but news that it will be buying the businesses from its main shareholder unnerved investors.

The Estonia-based firm said on Tuesday that it planned to spend 95 million euros ($124.1 million) buying assets owned by Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi who founded Playtech and still owns a 48 percent stake in the company.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/17/2012

Income Access Network Launches Kaffiliation and

Income Access network, one of the top online affiliate programs in the world and one that caters to the online gambling sector, has launched its newest affiliate platform - Kaffiliation!


Submitted by Guest on, Apr/17/2012

Online Gambling Film ‘Runner, Runner’ Will Star Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake

A film that delves into the world of online gambling, “Runner, Runner”, will star two big names, Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

“The Lincoln Lawyer” director Brad Furman will head up the project.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Apr/14/2012

Gambling on Friday The 13th a ‘Good’ Thing

One would think that the anti-gambling crusaders that we are, the last thing those of us here at might be espousing is to gamble on Friday The 13th.  But that’s exactly what we are about to do and here are the reasons why.

It’s all about turning the tables.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/13/2012

Joe Brennan Jr: ‘I’m Not Anti-Federal But (Federal Online Gambling) Just Not in the Cards' (Video)

Appearing on the popular radio show this week, Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association head Joe Brennan, Jr. wants everyone to know that legalizing online gambling in New Jersey is moving full steam ahead.

Brennan is an advocate for state rights, but insists he has nothing against federal legislation.  He just doesn’t see it happening any time soon.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/12/2012

Tribes Hold the Cards in California Online Poker Effort: New Jersey Racing to be First

The odds of New Jersey legalizing online poker first is much greater than California doing so and the San Francisco Chronicle’s Demian Bulwa does a superb job of laying out the reason why.

Bulwa doesn’t draw comparisons between the two states but rather offers the various obstacles standing in the way of California's efforts.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/11/2012

Inquirer: Odds Improve for Atlantic City Internet Gambling

The Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday featured an article on the prospects of Internet gambling in Atlantic City.


Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/10/2012

Instant Banking for Online Gambling Could Return to US Soon

There may be a new payment processor in town for those in the US online gambling community. has reported on the merger of two big name payment processors, Mazooma and BigPoint


Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/09/2012

Manitoba Launches Online Gambling Venture

BCLC set off on a new course for its online business today, announcing that it is partnering with Manitoba Lotteries to provide online gambling to Manitobans.

"We launched online gaming in British Columbia to provide a secure and legal option for people who play online and to keep revenues in the province that otherwise would be going to illegal gambling sites," said the Honourable Rich Coleman, Minister Responsible for BCLC. "We are pleased to share our expertise with Manitoba to strengthen regulated online gambling in Canada."

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/05/2012

ScAYREy Fact: Bodog Founder’s Attorney Slotnick had Not Lost a Case in 12 Years

News of Bodog founder Calvin Ayre hiring the father-son tandem of Barry and Stuart Slotnick to represent him in a criminal case filed by the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland might not have resonated throughout the industry the way it should have.  Hardly any industry media outside of really reported on this story. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/05/2012

iMEGA Files Notice of Appeal Regarding Kentucky Domain Seizure

The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (IMEGA) has submitted a Motion of Appeal regarding the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s attempt to seize 141 Internet domain names related to online gambling, some of which are no longer being utilized or have since been seized by the US Justice Department. 

On March 8, Judge Thomas Wingate ruled that no party with adequate standing had presented themselves to contest the forfeiture order issued nearly four years ago.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/04/2012 Opens Its Doors

BetOnline is excited to announce that on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 they will transfer all of their accounts to the website  


Submitted by Guest on, Apr/04/2012

New Jersey Plans to Take Online Bets From Across US but Utah Can Fugetaboutit

A signature piece of legislation that would make New Jersey the second state to offer online gambling within its own borders made it through a state Senate subcommittee with ease despite earlier concerns of potential opposition.  Nevada became the first late last year but its law hinges heavily on a federal ban on Internet gambling being lifted. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2012

New Jersey Internet Gambling Bill Passes Senate Committee

(Associated Press) - An Internet gambling bill approved by a New Jersey Senate committee Tuesday would let Atlantic City casinos take bets from gamblers in other states and even other countries, as long as federal and state authorities agree it’s legal.

New Jersey has been racing to try to get Internet gambling up and running and stake an early claim to leadership in a potential multi-billion-dollar industry.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/03/2012

Trump News Causes 888 Holdings Shares to Surge

Overnight news that real estate and casino mogul Donald Trump is in talks with 888 Holdings to potentially offer “real money” online poker play in the US has sent that company’s shares surging to a 56-week high of 65 pence earlier in the day.  New Jersey, which is home to a handful of Trump-branded casino establishments, is looking to become a hub for the regulated online poker industry. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/03/2012

Some Forms of Internet Gambling Could Take Place in Delaware

Delaware Governor Jack Markell said on Wednesday that an expansion of gambling in his small state is possible, include Internet gambling.

Delaware's Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012 is the piece of legislation in question.


Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/28/2012 Reports Full Year Earnings Nearly Doubling

(Reuters) - British online gaming company 888 Holdings' full-year earnings  nearly doubled, helped by strong growth of its casino and poker offering, and the company named Brian Mattingley as chief executive.

The company, which operates 888 casino, poker, sport and bingo brands, said it planned to invest in several newly regulated markets across Europe and the United States.

More Britons prefer to stay at home, watching TV and gambling online, updates from consumer-facing companies showed, amid fears that the UK will slip back into recession.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/27/2012

Sportingbet Looking to Re-enter US Market After Paying Fine to US Government

Reuters was reporting that Sportingbet, one of Europe’s biggest online gambling firms, has made a final payment of $6 million to the U.S. Justice Department, as per a settlement reached in 2010 over alleged illegal Internet gambling, and said that it was exploring opportunities to re-enter the market.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/27/2012

UK Internet Gambling Tax Structure Restructured: Sin Tax Based on Consumption

Sinners in the UK, you’ll have to pay!  At least if it is at online casinos and poker rooms where you play. 

Internet gambling aficionados find themselves caught up in George Osborne’s budget tax increases. 

A new tax will be introduced for Internet gambling that is based on the place of consumption.  Previously, that tax was levied on a 'place of supply' basis.

George Osborne UK Chancellor of the Exchequer:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/21/2012

New Jersey Internet Gambling by September Despite Thursday Hiccup

New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak promised that his measure to legalize Internet gambling would sail through the state legislature this past Thursday.  That didn’t happen.  But it was more a technical snafu than any type of opposition blocking the bill’s passage. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/17/2012

William Hill to Open Talks With Playtech Following Tel Aviv Debacle

(Reuters) - William Hill (WMH.L) is to open talks with Playtech (PTEC.L) this month to try to salvage the companies' joint online venture following a breakdown in relations last year, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/12/2012

Lobbyist: Casinos Want Fair Online Gambling

LAS VEGAS — (Associated Press) - A top lobbyist says commercial casinos companies want a fair shot for everyone when it comes to online gambling — not a leg up over state lotteries, American Indian tribes and others jockeying to be first in line.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/08/2012

Horse Racing Group Won’t Oppose New Jersey Bill to Make State Hub for US Online Gambling

New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak believes his co-authored legislation to make the Garden State an Internet gambling hub should pass on March 15 with actual money play likely by September. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/07/2012

New Jersey Could Approve Internet Gambling as Early as March 15

In an exclusive interview with this week, New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak predicted that Internet gambling could be approved in the state as early as March 15 (2012).


Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/07/2012

Playtech Enters Into Online Gambling Agreement With Mexico’s Caliente

Online gambling software firm Playtech has entered into an agreement with Mexico’s land-based casino and sportsbook operator, Caliente, to provide the company with online gambling software.

Caliente is looking to provide a suite of casino games created by Playtech.

“We are delighted to have secured this agreement with one of Latin America's largest and most respected gaming operators with whom, over time, we expect to develop a valuable relationship,” said Mor Weizer, Chief Executive Officer for Playtech.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/06/2012

Bodog Shuts Down Costa Rica Office

Bodog has shut down its Costa Rica based office.  Employees reported arriving to find they were locked out. 


The company still operates from bases outside of Montreal, Quebec, Antigua and in London. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/05/2012

William Hill Eyes US Entry

William Hill on Friday announced its expansion plans, and they include the lucrative US market.


"Nevada is a land-based opportunity and we will see what happens in the US thereafter. But we first of all have to get these licenses and we expect that to happen some time this year," Hill CEO Ralph Topping said.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/24/2012

Breaking News

RI Senate Leader Worries About Casino Staffing for Sports Bets

RI Senate Leader Worries About Casino Staffing for Sports Bets

Rhode Island’s Senate president says there aren’t enough casino staff to take sports bets and he’s concerned about the state losing out on revenue.

Pennsylvania Casino Sees $1.4M in Sports Bets in 2 Weeks

Pennsylvania Casino Sees $1.4M in Sports Bets in 2 Weeks

The first two weeks of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania at a single casino saw just over $1.4 million in bets.

Surprise!  NBA and FanDuel Expand Partnership to Include Sports Betting

Surprise! NBA and FanDuel Expand Partnership to Include Sports Betting

FanDuel will become authorized gaming operator of the NBA