Gambling News

World Economic Crisis Digs Deeper Into Poker World?

Gambling911.com has reported in recent weeks on big name poker players who appear to be getting hit by world economic crisis.  Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/04/2009

Liggero Uses Sex Appeal to Get CAP Ban Lifted

"I am sure you are wondering...what on earth did it take to get my CAP Euro ban lifted? Seducing (Michael) Caselli.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/04/2009

Randy Meisner Imposter Still Conning at Super Bowl in Vegas

The infamous Randy Meisner imposter (the real Meisner used to play with the Eagles) is fast losing ground thanks partly to the iPhone/Blackberry and a little help from Gambling911.com.  2009 Wor

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/04/2009

3 Hour Intense SEO for Gambling Session in Amsterdam

2009 will have an intense 3 hour search engine optimization session for gaming related keywords to European markets.  The session will be held by Gary Beal, freelancer and search engine strategy e

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/04/2009

Super Bowl Betting Down in Vegas: Up Online

The Super Bowl betting numbers are in and the results: A total of $81.5 million was wagered in the state's sports books on Super Bowl XLIII, an 11.5 percent decrease from the game's 2008 handle, ac

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/04/2009

Online Gambling Magnate Arrested in Bangkok

Indian online gambling tycoon, Karan Singh Thakral, has been arrested in Bangkok Thailand.  The man was taken into custody on Wednesday, authorities announced.

Pol Maj-Gen Pongpat said Mr Thakral, 39, was part of the online gambling network focusing mostly on football betting.  The operation is estimated to have took in a turnover of 3.2 billion of baht, equivalent to around US$2.5 billion.

Pol Maj-Gen Pongpat said Mr Thakral had pleaded not guilty to the charge but police had enough evidence from previous arrests to prosecute him.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/04/2009

Poker Players Alliance Party: A Perfect Economic Stimulus

Imagine if you will only 5 percent of the Poker Player Alliance million plus members descending upon Washington, D.C.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Feb/03/2009

CAP Recap: Far From a Disaster Say Organizers

Sure there was a much publicized "incident" that took place at the lobby of the hotel where CAP Euro was taking place this past weekend in West Londo

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/03/2009

Cake Poker Network Sweet Success for Doyle’s Room

Having finally made the transition to the popular Cake Poker Network last week, representatives from Doylesroom.com acknowledg

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/03/2009

Barney Frank Agenda Includes Online Gambling

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat and head of the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/03/2009

BetFair Head: Another 5 Years for Legalized Online Gambling in U.S.

In an interview with realbusiness.co.uk, BetFair co-founder Edward Wray said he believed the United States would not legalize online gambling for at lea

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/03/2009

Steelers Win and Failure to Cover Best Scenario for Books

"It was the best-case scenario for us to have the Steelers win and not cover," Hilton Sportsbook Director, Jay Kornegay told the Las Vegas Review Journal Monday.

For online sportsbooks, nearly 80 percent of the money line action was on the Arizona Cardinals to win outright.  Betting on the Pittsburgh/Arizona spread was relatively even but for many books, the amount of bets taken favored the Steelers.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/03/2009

Rising Poker Star Joins LA Times Business Staff

He finished in 60th place at the World Series of Poker last summer and came in 4th place in September's California State Poker Championship.  Stuart Pfeifer may not be a big

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/02/2009

Poker Player Alliance’s Alfonse D'Amato in Gillibrand Controversy

It's the buzz throughout New York State this past weekend.  New York's newly appointed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was introduced Friday and by her side, none other than former New York Senator and

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/02/2009

Recession Has No Effect on 2009 Super Bowl Betting: Records Broken

There was a bright spot heading into this new week amidst what is otherwise a dark abyss known as the world economic meltdown.  The 2009 Super Bowl has been deemed a success despite an economic re

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/02/2009

Poker is a Game of Skill Say States

Two states this past month have ruled that poker is a game of skill, not chance.

"It is apparent that skill predominates over chance in Texas Hold'em poker," echoed Pennsylvania Judge Thomas A. James Jr.   That decision essentially dismissed cases against a defendant jailed after hosting a poker game.  The game in question allegedly involved no rake but encouraged tipping of dealers.

"Simply, if chance predominates, Texas Hold'em is gambling. If skill predominates, it is not gambling." The Honorable Judge James Jr. decreed.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/02/2009

CAP Online Gambling Affiliate Show Seen as Disaster

Gambling911.com is learning Monday that the Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) event, which took place this past weekend in London, could have provided a fatal blow to what has been among the most pre

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/01/2009

Michael Phelps Smoking Weed: All Bets On

Photos of 14-time Olympic gold medalist, Michael Phelps, smoking weed have emerged.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/01/2009

Super Bowl 43 Gambling Numbers Brisk So Far

While actual betting numbers are not in and Gambling911.com does not have access to such information, the website has been monitoring 2009 Super Bowl gambling traffic throughout the day via statist

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/01/2009

More Than 50 Poker Machines Seized in Multi-Cities Raids

Police in both Chicago and New York raided two illegal gambling venues, seizing over 50 poker machines over the weekend.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/01/2009

Where to Bet on the Super Bowl Outside the U.S.?

Hey it's not just the millions of people living in the United States who will be betting on Sunday's Super Bowl.  There are countless numbers of individuals living abroad who will do the same, and

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/01/2009

Super Bowl Vegas Odds Cardinals vs. Steelers

For those of you monitoring the Super Bowl Vegas odds for the Cardinals vs.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/31/2009

Super Bowl Gambling Often an Introduction to Online Websites

Sportsbook.com and BetUS.com appear to be reaping the rewards of a mainstream press fixation with Super Bowl gambling.  Both websites offer creative bet options and the necessary means for publici

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/31/2009

The Super Bowl Betting Hypocrisy: A Jenny Woo Special Report

Gambling911.com's Senior International correspondent, Jenny Woo, looks at what we commonly refer to around here as the "Super Bowl betting hypocrisy".  It's the concept - employed by the

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jan/31/2009

Cuban Transgender Reporter Sparky Collins Brushes Up on English

Everybody's favorite transgender reporter, Sparky Collins, is back after a 6 month hiatus.  Reporting on the world of entertainment and poker, Sparky has spent his time wisely, studying to take th

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/31/2009

Novotel Hotel Hell: Security Beats Up On Gambling Exec’s Son

Those staying at the posh Novotel London West Hotel continued questioning Saturday how security of the chain establishment could bet permitted to allegedly assault the son of an online gambling exe

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/31/2009

Lou Loses it at CAP Online Gambling Affiliate Event

Eyewitnesses claim that Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) co-organizer, Lou Fabiano, approached the head of APCW, J.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/30/2009

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