Online Casinos

888 Poker, Casino Revenue Stun Investors: Share Price Rises 14 Per Cent

The week ended solid for 888 Holdings, parent company of the world’s 4th largest online poker venture, 888Poker.com. 

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Stocks sored up 14 per cent on news that company profits were “materially ahead”, due in part to a strong presence in the Spain market.

The firm is now the second-biggest player in the Spanish poker market after PokerStars.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/13/2012

Facebook Introduces New Game ‘Hotel Casino’

There has been much discussion this week over Facebook apps like Zynga’s Farmville and Texas Hold’em Poker offering real money play down the road.  Add Hotel Casino to that list as it seems custom made for such a platform.

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Hotel Casino is Facebook’s newest game, described as “allowing players to manage their own hotel casino, and play each other at their favorite casino games for simulated bets and rewards”.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/11/2012

Betable Wants to Revolutionize Online Gambling Industry, Bring Real Money to Social Gaming

Betable introduced the world's first real-money gaming platform and announced its private beta developer program on Monday with Founder and CEO Christopher Griffin slated to appear on a panel Tuesday (July 10) at VentureBeat's GamesBeat 2012 titled "Social Casino Games" at 2:30 p.m. PST.  (read more on the Betable blog here)

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/09/2012

Betable Brings ‘Real Money’ Betting to Social Gaming: Farmville for Real Cash

A startup company is promising to bring the thrill of winning real money to the social gaming realm.  Betable, a London-headquartered company that is working in California with US game developers, will offer money bets on just about any online game. 

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Camasino opens real money live poker play online using webcams.  The ultimate social gaming experince.  Available to US players for FREE PLAY only at this time. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/09/2012

Gambling Company News and Tweets – July 3, 2012 (11 am EST)

Here is all the latest Twitter chatter related to the gambling sector – poker, sports betting, financials, entertainment, politics and more.  Be sure to follow Gambling911.com on TWITTER here to get all the latest updated gambling news as it happens. 

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Top Current Company News

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/03/2012

Not The Best Week for Ladbrokes: Profit Warning has Investors Heads Spinning

Ladbrokes shares fell 12 percent on Thursday following a profit warning issued by the company.  Profits for Ladbrokes online unit are expected to be half what they were for this period compared to last year.  Follow Gambling911.com on Twitter for all the latest Ladbrokes news.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/29/2012

Gambling News – Bookies, Bettors Thrilled That Late NFL Games Pushed Back 10 Minutes

This is the latest gambling news as published June 28, 2012 during the 4 pm EST hour.  Please follow us on Twitter here for up-to-the-minute breaking news

Sports Bettors, Bookies Alike Rejoice Over Sunday Late NFL Games Being Pushed Back 10 Minutes

 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/28/2012

Delaware Online Poker Roll Call Vote Could be Rescinded: ‘Sorry, I Meant to Vote No’

Just when we thought online poker was about to easily become legal in the state of Delaware following yesterday’s vote in the Senate, one of the Senators has come forward to proclaim that he “accidently voted ‘yes’ when he meant to vote ‘no’.”

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Say what?

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/28/2012

Latest Gambling News – Delaware Online Poker, The Poker Players Championship

This is the latest gambling news as published June 28, 2012 during the 10 am EST hour including Delaware online poker and WSOP updates.  Please follow us on Twitter here for up-to-the-minute breaking news

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The Poker Players Championship – WSOP 2012 Final Table Determined

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/28/2012

Delaware Senate to Vote on Internet Poker, Web Gambling Today

A bill to legalize online poker and other forms of Web gambling will be voted on in the state Senate on Tuesday (June 26, 2012).  It is widely expected to pass.

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The bill cleared a Senate committee Wednesday despite complaints from church leaders who say it is morally wrong. Delaware's harness racing industry also opposes the bill, saying its members wouldn't get a fair share of the gambling proceeds.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/25/2012

Intertops Stops Accepting New US Players

Intertops.com, which recently became part of the newly branded Revolution Network, has stopped taking new US customers at this time.

Details of this decision were not immediately known.

Upon attempting to sign up from within the United States, the following message appears.

Thank you for your interest in Intertops! Unfortunately, we are unable to accept new customers from your country or region at this time.If you believe you received this message in error please contact our customer support team.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/20/2012

New Facebook Casino RocketFrog Offers Real Cash Winnings: MySpace Founder Behind App

Tuesday marked the beginning of the first ever real winnings Facebook online casino, RocketFrog, and the names behind this venture are fairly well known.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/22/2012

More Online Gambling Sites Blacklisted in Belgium

The Belgium government has added to its list of blacklisted online gambling sites, including big names like bwin.com, William Hill, betsson.com, betclic.com, stanjames.com, and betfair.com. 

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Several other Web gambling companies, including the likes of 888.com, have already been blacklisted.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/11/2012

Playtech Drops Plans for Acquisitions

(Reuters) - Gaming software group Playtech said first quarter revenues doubled, helped by strong growth at its casino business, and that plans to shift its listing to London's main market were progressing well.

However, the group added that it was dropping plans to buy some social gaming assets owned by founder and Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi, and would instead enter software license agreements.

Its plans for a deal with its top shareholder - Sagi still owns 48 percent of the company - were announced in April.

Submitted by Guest on, May/02/2012

IGT Poker Suffering the Blues in Wake of Purple Lounge Sudden Shutdown

The abrupt shutdown of the Purple Lounge online casino and poker room has left the IGT Poker Network in a quagmire. 

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IGT Poker (formerly Entraction Network) lost 8 percent of its traffic for the week, according to the traffic monitoring website of PokerScout.com.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/01/2012

Antigua, USA Play ‘Blame Game’ in Online Gambling Dispute

In a letter presented to the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) last week, Antigua accused the US Government of failing to “observe its international obligations in good faith and with due consideration for the rights of Antigua & Barbuda” as it relates to the island nation’s online gambling industry. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/30/2012

Zynga First Quarter Performance Tops Estimates

(RTTNews.com) - Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) Thursday reported a swing to loss in the first quarter as it continued to incur hefty stock-based compensation expenses. Nonetheless, the online social games developer posted a 32 percent jump in quarterly revenue on strong bookings growth.

Excluding items, the company recorded a profit for the quarter. Both earnings and revenue for the quarter topped Street estimates.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2012

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).

Gambling911.com 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 Sklots.com

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!

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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 Gambling911.com 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 Quadjacks.com 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.

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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.

ADI-News.com has reported on the merger of two big name payment processors, Mazooma and BigPoint

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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 Gambling911.com really reported on this story. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/05/2012

Breaking News

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Where Can I Find Online Bookmaker Software in California

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Where Can I Bet Sports in Indiana?

Where Can I Bet Sports in Indiana?

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