Business & Financial

Poker Will be Dead in Great Britain in 2010?

No more poker in 2010 in Great Britain.

That's the suggestion made by Victoria Coren of the Guardian Newspaper as part of her predictions for the year 2010.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/30/2009 Harrah’s Exec Seeks to Revitalize Atlantic City

By Suzette Parmley

Inquirer Staff Writer

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/30/2009

Online Gambling Consolidation: Acquisition

The consolidation within the online gambling sector continues as more solid companies like continue to grow bigger, acquiring smaller enterprises that find it more difficult to sustai

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/29/2009

The Best of 2009: Most Popular Poker, Online Gambling Stories

You may see a few of these "Best of 2009 Poker and Online Gambling Stories" elsewhere, but has the real heavy hitters, those stories that scored huge traffic wins.  Yes,

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/28/2009

China Economic Review: Macau Rising

It is ten years since Macau returned to the People's Republic of China as an SAR and since then it has had almost nothing than phenomenol growth.

The 2008 per-capita GDP of Macao, which lies west of the Pearl River and is China's second special administrative region on the southeast coast of the country, stood at $39,036, a figure that ranks it second in Asia behind only Japan.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/27/2009

Harrah’s Chief Wants to Bring Caesars Palace to Macau

Dec. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Harrah's Entertainment Inc.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/23/2009 to Buy Bingo Company for £60 Mln

LONDON (Reuters) - Online gaming firm 888 <888.L> has agreed to acquire Wink Bingo from Daub Ltd for up to 59.7 million pounds and said current trading had remained strong and in line with ex

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/22/2009

Ladbrokes Gives Italy Another Shot With Online Poker

Having failed in its attempt to set up land-based betting shops in Italy, the United Kingdom's biggest bookmaker will try once more by marketing its online poker and casino platform to the country.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/21/2009

Macau Keeps The Dice Rolling

By Craig Stephen

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/20/2009

World Series of Poker 2010 New Schedule Scrutinized

Not everyone is happy about the 2010 World Series of Poker schedule that was released this past we

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/20/2009

Slow Pay, No Pay Online Sportsbook has received information that the long established but troubled call center sportsbook, out of Costa Rica, has been slow paying or "no paying" some of its clie

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/20/2009

Facebook to Ban Online Gambling Ads

The popular social networking website has come under fire this week for its updated privacy policy, much of which is an attempt to bring additional exposure to the site's advertisers.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/18/2009

Las Vegas, Travel Industry Worried Over State Tax Hikes

The travel industry, including a reeling Las Vegas, has its battle plans drawn.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/18/2009

Setback for Online Gambling Companies in Europe

By Nikki Tait in Brussels

The Financial Times UK

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/17/2009

Everest Poker Acquired

Mangas Gaming, the leading French sports betting and online gaming group, owner of Betclic, announces that it is taking control of the Everest Gaming group.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/16/2009

Next Big Sponsor to Drop Tiger Woods?

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has posted odds on the next sponsor to drop Tiger Woods.  And the winner is:  AT&T, at least when it comes to favorites. 

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Dec/15/2009

Cryptologic May Get Into Sports Betting Industry

Long established online casino software provider, Cryptologic, is on the verge of entering the sports betting realm.

The company looks to sign a deal with multi-national Internet sports betting operator Betclic and is preparing to launch a series of new games in partnership with multinationals DC Comics and Paramount Digital Entertainment.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/14/2009

PartyGaming, BWIN in Merger Talks

LONDON (Reuters) - Online gaming firm PartyGaming (PRTY.L) is in merger talks with Austrian rival bwin Interactive Entertainment (BWIN.VI) in a deal that could create an internet gambling giant, ac

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2009

More Information on CNBC’s Upcoming Gambling Program

Mark your calendars readers.  Next Wednesday December 16, 2009 CNBC will present its original program "CNBC Investigates:  The Big Business of Illegal Gambling".  Until

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/10/2009

Asian Casino Magnate Stanley Ho Recovering Nicely

Macau casino magnate Stanley Ho, who has been hospitalized for the past four months, is likely to be discharged shortly. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/09/2009

Lenders Take Over Atlantic City Casino

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press Writer

Don't pay your mortgage, and eventually the bank will own your home.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/09/2009

Playtech’s Share Price Dips, Announces Acquisition

(Reuters) - Shares in Playtech (PTEC.L) dip 1.8 percent to 411 pence after Numis cuts its rating on the online gambling softw

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/08/2009

Wall Street Traders Go All In For Poker

As poker stars go, Burt Boutin isn't the best known.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/07/2009

European Online Poker Operators Need to Prepare for US Market

The European online poker operators must be prepared to do business in the US market space should it open, perhaps as early as later in 2010.

This was the observation made by the bosses of PKR and this week during an industry conference in London.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/07/2009

Bookies Make Out Like Bandits Week 13 of NFL

The online bookmakers won nearly all the games vs. the betting public on Sunday Week 13 of the regular NFL season, including two of the biggest games.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/06/2009

PIC Club Poker Posts 9.1 Percent Dividend for Users

The online poker payment platform, PIC Club, has posted a 9.1 percent dividend for users, according to CEO Chuck Kidd.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/05/2009

Ron Paul Wants Scrutiny of the Federal Reserve

One of the most spoken about bill being proposed on the House floor these days is co-sponsored by Texas Republican Ron Paul and opposed by Democratic chairman of the Financial Services Committee, B

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/03/2009

BetonSports Fined $28 Million, Gets Probation


Submitted by Guest on, Dec/02/2009

Does a Twitter a Day Mean Apple Will Pay?

With the Holiday Season upon us, speculation regarding tech gift sales are at an all time high. With that in mind, the odds specialists at the largest most successful sportsbook on the web, posted odds on what is in store for Apple in 2010 including angles on a potential Twitter buy-out, Steve Jobs' role and much more.

"We always see a lot of action on holiday sales around this time of year," stated spokesman Reed Richards.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/01/2009

Breaking News

AGA Unveils Its Wish List for Legalized Sports Gambling in States

In a letter to federal lawmakers today, American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman reiterated the gaming industry’s top priorities in the evolving debate on how to create a successful legal sports betting market in the United States.

Biggest Fear During Vegas Strike: Bed Bugs Infestation

Bars and restaurants will likely be shuttered throughout many of Las Vegas' top casinos should a city-wide strike be authorized beginning June 1, but the real horrors could be the lack of housekeeping services as the gambling Mecca becomes vulnerable to the dreaded bed bug.

Top New Jersey Online Casino Gambling Options

Anyone who loves to try their luck real money gambling knows about Atlantic City, New Jersey as a brick and mortar casino destination. What you may have not known about the New Jersey casino industry is the ability to play online slots as well as many other Atlantic City casino games from the comfort of your personal computer