Gambling News

Casino Mogul Stanley Ho Hospitalized

(Associated Press) - Casino mogul Stanley Ho, the father of Macau's fabled gambling industry, has been hospitalized in Hong Kong, local newspapers reported Tuesday.

The reports said the 87-year-old billionaire had been admitted to Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, but it was not immediately known what he was being treated for. Pictures from Hong Kong's Apple ( AAPL - news - people ) Daily newspaper showed a stream of Ho's family members, including daughter Pansy and son Lawrence, visiting the hospital Monday. None of them commented on Ho's health.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/04/2009

States Want Legalized Gambling, Sports Betting Now

With the recession and individual states hurting for ways to make money, over the next several months right into 2010 we will be reading a lot here at about states wanting to get in

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/04/2009

Prospect of Gambling Coming to A.C. Impacts Staten Island

According to a report filed by Staten Island Live, D.A. Daniel Donovan (above)is not thrilled with the prospect of legal sports betting coming to Atlantic City Casinos.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/03/2009

More Banking Woes: Fake ATM Machines in Vegas

Computer security experts of all types--from hackers, crackers, and phreaks to security researchers and law enforcement officials--descended on Las Vegas last week for the annual

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/03/2009

Massachusetts Governor Candidate Wants Sports Betting

The Boston Herald this past weekend reported that yet another state might consider legalizing sports betting, following in the steps of Delaware and New Jersey.  But first a new Governor would hav

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/03/2009

Gambling Companies Could Leave Costa Rica if Taxed

Following news over the past two weeks that the Government of Costa Rica is considering taxing online gambling firms operating in that country, operators have told they would leave

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/03/2009

Revelations Into Online Poker Investigation Coming Soon

Information contained within sealed seizure warrants involving the freezing of nearly $40 million in online poker funds is about to be revealed even if the actual court documents are not ordered un

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/03/2009

Honey, I Once Bared My Boobs As a Nun

George Clooney has long dumped online gambling model Sarah Larson for a new model and this one might prove even more shocking.

Elizabeth Canalis is her name and she reportedly bared her breasts in a raunchy film.  She played the part of a nun in the film "Virgin Territory", The Sun claims.  The film's plot involved young Florentines regaling one another in the Italian countryside while the black plague decimates their city.  Ms. Canalis starred as Sister Gabriella.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Aug/02/2009

Andy Bloch to Pay Phil Ivey $2 Mil?

This is just sick.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/02/2009

William Hill Profits Likely Down Over Last Year

William Hill, the United Kingdom's second largest bookmaker, is expected to announce interim results on Tuesday.

Analysts believe that profits at both William Hill and rival Ladbrokes (scheduled to announce results itself on Thursday) will be down over last year.  This is due to bad weather causing a number of race meeting cancellations during the month of March.  Likewise there were few surprises with May's football results.

Analysts' concensus sees pre-tax profits of £133m for William Hill.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/02/2009

Football Handicapping Seminar in Vegas to Feature Woo Senior International Correspondent, the uber popular Jenny Woo, will be appearing at this month's third consecutive Vegas Insider Football Handicapping Seminar.

"We are very excited that Jenny Woo will be joining us for our third consecutive football handicapping seminar at Red Rock, which includes a golf tournament on Friday, August 21st and a poker tournament on Saturday, August 22nd." - Peter Gold Executive Vice President & General Manager of, Inc.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/02/2009

Face The Ace NBC Poker Show Bombs

Face The Ace, a new poker show airing on NBC prime time Saturday night, found itself in last place in the ratings.  The news can't be good for a show that went up against a bunch of reruns.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/02/2009

Savvas Zenonos a Poker Thief?

The Pokerati website is claiming foul when it comes to Queensland, Australia poker player Savvas Zenonos. 

"Big congratulations to Savvas Zenonos for successfully stealing $2,400 from the prize pool in a 2009 WSOP main event mega-satellite that was supposed to be shared in a 22-player chop," the website quipped.

Pokerati claims that five poker players were robbed of $300-$500 each "without (Zenonos) having to reach in their pockets!"

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/02/2009

William Hill to Gamble on Bigger Gibraltar Future

Rumours are circling in the UK that one of the nation's largest bookmakers is set to move some of its crucial operations to Gibraltar.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/01/2009

Brazil Busts US Casino Prostitution Ring

Authorities in Brazil have arrested several individuals in connection with a prostitution ring tied to US casinos.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/01/2009

Gus Hansen Fights to Rebound from Extended Struggles

For much of the first half of 2009, poker pro Gus Hansen was one of the most consistent and largest winner in online poker.  However, somewhere along the way this summer, that all changed.  Wheth

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/01/2009

Proposed Tax on Gambling Could Alter Online

By Adam Williams

Tico Times Staff

As late Monday night turned into early Tuesday morning only a handful of gamblers occupied two of the six poker tables in the Horseshoe Casino on Avenida 1 in downtown San José. At the more populated of the two tables, the minimum bet to play a hand of blackjack was ¢2,000, or about $3.30.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/31/2009

Wynn Resorts' 2Q Profit Plunges but Beats Forecast

LAS VEGAS - (Associated Press) - Lower gambling revenue and continuing costs of opening its newest casino, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, punished Wynn Resorts Ltd., but the 91 percent drop in profit it

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/31/2009

MGM Refocuses on Macau

(Bloomberg) -- MGM Mirage, with the smallest casino market share in Macau, said it's overhauling operations and marketing at its venture in the city to boost the company's revenue

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/31/2009

Delaware Hires Law Firm for Sports Betting Plans


The News Journal

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/30/2009

iMEGA Chief Works Out With Ousted Honduran President

The head of the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association ( got up for an early work out at an undisclosed hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/30/2009

Online Poker News: Pitbull Poker Fight Gets Ugly

An article appearing on the website this week involving Pitbull Poker and allegations that the online poker room is somehow using a "super user" account to manipulate play

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/30/2009

Playtech Boss Dating Leonardo DiCaprio Ex

Bar Rafaeli, former girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio, is now reportedly dating Teddy Sagi.  He is the founder of online gambling software firm. Playtech, and the 30th richest man in Israel according to Forbes Magazine.   She is among the hottest models in Israel and appeared on the cover of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jul/30/2009

Italian Poker Gaming Regulations In Effect

Online gaming laws are in a constant state of confusion these days.  In the United States, the debate has been raging on for years ever since the creating of the

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/30/2009

William Hill, Ladbrokes Lose Turf TV Legal Fight

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a case brought by Britain's leading bookmakers against the operators of half the country's racecourses over the screening of live race coverage.

Bookmakers William Hill, Ladbrokes and Bookmakers' Afternoon Gaming Services had claimed that Turf TV, run by Alphameric Gaming and Racecourse Media Services Ltd (RMS), itself owned by companies representing 31 of Britain's 59 racecourses, was the product of an illegal cartel under both UK and European competition law.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/30/2009

2009 WSOP Finalist Kevin Schaffel Interview With Woo

I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the Final 9 of this year's WSOP - Kevin Schaffel.  We kept everything short and sweet but to the point.  I look forward to sitting down with this pla

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jul/30/2009

Judge to Hold Private Conference on Sports Betting Suit

By CRIS BARRISH, The News Journal

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/29/2009

Doyle Brunson: Phil Ivey Too Young for Poker Hall of Fame

When I played poker every day for seven straight weeks, I felt strong as a lion.

Submitted by Doyle Brunson on, Jul/29/2009

Pensacola is Home Sweet Home for Woo

They are yet to erect a statue but's Jenny Woo might very well be the most famous resident of Pensacola, Florida.  Over the years, Ms.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/29/2009

Stations Casino Files for Bankruptcy


Las Vegas-based Station Casinos Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, making it the latest casualty in the recession-wracked gambling industry.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/29/2009

Breaking News

Credit Card Firm Linked to Online Gambling Raided

Credit Card Firm Linked to Online Gambling Raided

Over 100 officers stormed the office of 51 Credit Card Inc Monday.  The company is involved in processing credit card payments for online gambling sites across the globe.

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Billy Walters Loses His Appeal

Billy Walters Loses His Appeal

The most successful sports bettor of our time, Billy Walters, has been denied his appeal to re-consider his five-year prison sentence.