The sports betting business is booming and so is the demand for independent sports bookmakers to handle this huge increase in online betting action.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested in Argentina for allegedly hacking into online gambling sites and payment processors.
Dubbed "the superhacker", the teenager was making $50,000 (£31,500) a month, working from his bedroom in Buenos Aires, police told the Reuters.
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has finally suspended the license of Sheriff Gaming following a series of highly publicized raids in the Netherlands.
The Dutch Antilles island of Curacao has fined an online gambling operator $100,000 for failing to hold a gaming license.
The company, Global Stars, focuses primarily on the Dutch market where such activity is deemed illegal.
Jan Suyver, chairman of the Kansspelautoriteit, said that “companies offering online gambling now know they can be penalised because licences are yet to be granted, and consumers know that those who do so are not being supervised by the government.”
The US state of Delaware rolled out its free online casino gaming platform Wednesday ahead of its planned October launch of real money online gambling.
"This first phase will allow us to really get the players acclimated to the virtual world in a legalized environment," said Tom Cook, Delaware's secretary of finance.
Bitcoin is becoming big business in the world of online gambling. Earlier in the month, Gambling911.com reported that one of its ad sponsors, SportsBettingOnline.com, had become the first online sportsbook that was not bitcoin exclusive to begin offering the anonymous digital currency.
Following a successful 2013 pre-season tour to Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan Arsenal today welcomes Bodog as its Official Asian Betting Partner in a three year, multi-million pound deal.
The tiny Caribbean island of Antigua is looking to be compensated by the US as part of its $3.4 billion World Trade Organization victory. The two nations have been immersed in a decade-long dispute over Internet gambling.
ATLANTIC CITY — The Tropicana is the latest Atlantic City casino to line up an online partner to help it offer Internet gambling later this year.
The Trop has joined with Gamesys Limited, which runs the jackpotjoy.com website.
“Gamesys has a proven track record in the UK of providing excellent products and customer service and we look forward to launching Tropicana’s Internet gaming business with them,” said Tony Rodio, the Tropicana’s president.
(Reuters) - London-listed 888 Holdings announced plans on Tuesday to launch online poker and casino games under its own brand in New Jersey this year when the state ends a ban on Internet gambling, entering a crowded field.
Internet betting was banned by Congress in 2006, dealing a blow to companies like 888 which had set up in the United States. However, tax-hungry states are now relaxing rules, creating opportunities for European players with years of expertise in the sector.
Lock Casino, one of the most successful online casinos, has unveiled a series of new products including 3D slots and mobile slots.
“The new interactive 3D slots will have movie-like graphics,” Senior Marketing Director Jay Park tells Gambling911.com.
As for the mobile casino platform, players can look forward to this new product offering very soon.
Devices supporting the new mobile online casino slots games include:
• iPhone 4S
Online gambling affiliates and other websites were severely impacted by a massive outage at hosting companies HostGator, BlueHost and HostMonster.
All sites on these respective companies servers have effectively been taken offline.
Mashable.com reports that each of the hosting services are part of the Endurance International Group and that the outage appears to be related to server maintenance at the Provo, Utah, data center.
NEW YORK – (Associated Press) - Facebook's stock has passed its $38 IPO price for the first time since its rocky public debut last May, crossing a symbolic hurdle that has eluded it for more than a year.
Now that Prince George of Cambridge is happily cooing away, we can get back to pursuing other entertainment on the Internet. Metro Play Casino is there to satiate our need for excitement by offering more than 200 web games and over 50 mobile games. From brainy puzzles like Sudoku, to casino games including the thrill-seeking Lara Croft slots, Metro Play online gaming offers instant real-time fun.
Zynga was in the process of unveiling its real money gambling apps during a conference in Barcelona, Spain.
The folks at eGenius have launched a new Bitcoin online casino called “Dragon’s Tale”, billed as the “first ever massively multiplayer role-playing online casino”.
This is a 3D platform featuring a collection of mini-games that will begin beta testing on July 12.
This week it was announced that Ultimate Gaming would begin offering real money online gambling to New Jersey residents through a partnership with the Trump Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal retains online gambling rights to the Trump name but the Donald himself may want to jump directly into the US-legalized Web gambling fray.
Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has just launched a website that opposes legalization of online gambling in the US. StopInternetGambling.com, a crude site that contends online gambling will ruin society, went live Thursday.
From the StopInternetGambling.com website:
Wall Street had its single worst day of the year today (June 20, 2013) with the Dow down 350 points at closing.
The gambling sector overall saw similar declines with Boyd Gaming down nearly 9 percent on the day closing at $10.84.
Las Vegas Sands fell 4.6 percent to close at $53.88.
One of the few casino giants opposed to legalized online gambling called the prospect of legalization “fool’s gold”.
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, in an opinion piece on the Forbes.com website, says he “opposes the proliferation of online gambling”.
From April to May of this year, Facebook game Blackjack Casino grew its active user base fivefold. It now ranks as the number one pure play game on Facebook.
And soon you will be able to play on the go.
The iPad version is due for release in July, with iPhone and Android versions later this Summer.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Republican congressman on Thursday introduced legislation to allow online gambling on a federal level, which he says will give consumers more uniformity than legalizing it on a state-by-state basis.
The move by Representative Peter King of New York follows industry lobbying for federal legislation to provide a larger, more liquid market across state lines, attracting more gamblers.
These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the late evening and overnight hours of June 3 and June 4. Follow us on Twitter here.
*PokerAce Online Poker Room Shuts Down – PokerNews.com broke the story late Monday that the online poker site PokerAce will be closing its doors.
A probe by Dutch authorities into a massive drug trafficking, money laundering and illegal Internet gambling business has led to scrutiny of the Bubble Group’s Sheriff Gaming online casino operations.
Some are calling it the “Black Friday for the Online Casino Industry” as a number of Dutch-based web gaming sites were recently shut down. At least one poker site, AmsterdamPoker.com, was also taken down as part of the law enforcement operative.
Win Palace is one of a number of online casinos that have gone mobile effective shortly (June 1, 2013).
Win Palace utilizes the Real Time Gaming platform and is available to those residing in the US and throughout the world.
Former Nevada Congressman Jon Porter blamed the casino industry’s indecisiveness for the failure to pass federal legalization of online gambling over the past few years.
Porter, who is now a lobbyist for the industry, also said that gaming interests refused to recognize the importance of Tribal casino groups and state lotteries.
Anonymous payment solutions company, Liberty Reserve, has been shut down by federal authorities out of the Southern District of New York on Tuesday.
Real money online slots were available from Win Palace Casino, featuring such Real Time Gaming classics as Achilles, Caesar’s Empire, Funky Monkey and more.
On December 10, 2006, police arrested a dozen bookmakers in the Providence, Rhode Island area, saying the bookies were part of a sports betting ring that took in more than $300,000 in illegal sports wagers a month.
The tremendous growth of E commerce options at many of the all new USA online slots casinos in recent years has paved the way for money processing companies such as Bitcoin to become the method of choice for many US casino site players