Gambling News

Poker Players "Hot New Celebrities" for Tabloid Media

One desired to have sex with an underage girl in exchange for a skateboard; Another starred in a freaky foot fetish video with an overage grandma. Another - who is participating in this November's final table of the WSOP - could actually face being arrested during the event as he has an outstanding warrant out of Broward County, Florida for trespassing (and he had just gotten through serving probation for a felony/larceny conviction.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/23/2008

Poker Websites Hit Hard by Check Processing Issues

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/23/2008

€4m payout on Padraig Harrington!

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/21/2008

Professor Accuses Spencer Bachus of Using "Scare Tactics"

Says Spencer Bachus incorrectly cited the university's research on gambling addiction in arguing for the continued prohibition on online gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/21/2008

Several More Months to Resolve Internet Gambling Feud

Antigua's finance minister says it could take several more months to resolve an Internet gambling feud with the U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/21/2008

Poker Dealer Dreamt of Becoming a Hitman

Essam Ahmed Eid, a 53-year-old Egyptian man living in Vegas and dealing poker at the Bellagio, dreamed of becoming a hit man.

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/20/2008

BetonSports Defendants Have No Standing Under GATS

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/18/2008

98 Percent Say "Legalize Online Gambling"

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/18/2008

Costa Rica Officials Work to Stop Escazú Home Invasions

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/17/2008

Virgin Stripping: Mobile Company Asks Teen Girls to Take Clothes Off

Virgin Mobile is asking teens to take off their clothes and strip in front of the camera then submit the videos for public airing.

Oh, but it's all in the name of charity.

They asked kids to post videos of themselves stripping to music. In exchange, clothing companies would provide donations of new clothes based on the number of times the videos were viewed. Called "Strip2Clothe," the campaign carries the tagline, "You take off yours, we donate ours."

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/16/2008

Internet Gambling Revenue for Job Training and Foster Care Programs

Legislation’s introduction shows continued support for Internet gambling regulation

(Washington, D.C. – July 16, 2008) – Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) introduced legislation yesterday that directs a potential $40 billion over the next 10 years to be spent on job training for those in the declining sectors of the economy and educational assistance for foster care youth. The legislation, Investing in our Human Resources Act of 2008 (H.R. 6501), would be funded through new revenue generated by regulated Internet gambling activities.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/16/2008

US Team in Antigua to Discuss Online Gambling

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/15/2008

South Africa Preparing to Embrace Internet Gambling

South Africa is about to move full thrust into the billion dollar Internet gambling industry.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/15/2008

Barney Frank Vows to Fight on: Says Internet Gambling Bill Will Move Forward

WASHINGTON - Despite a stunning setback in his effort to roll back a ban on Internet gambling, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., says the issue is not going away.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/14/2008

Barney Frank "Cult Hero" for Online Gambling

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/13/2008

Warren Cloud Death Casts Cloud Over Online Gambling Sector

His online casinos shut down with little notice

When first reported two weeks ago that online casino pioneer  Warren Cloud had prematurely passed awaymany found the news difficult to accept being that the father of one was only in his 30's when he suffered a massive heart attack while sailing off the coast of Spain.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/13/2008

Asian Gambling Busts Coincided With Euro 2008

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/11/2008

2008 Miss Universe Fuglies: Jenny Woo's Top 10

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/11/2008

2008 Miss Universe Favorites - Jenny Woo Counts Them Down

With so many people betting on the upcoming Miss Universe pageant Sunday,'s own Jenny Woo counted down her top 10 favorite 2008 Miss Universe contestants.

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/10/2008

Brett Favre Comeback Analyzed by Oddsmakers

With the new NFL season only weeks away, much of the talk in past days has centered upon a possible Brett Favre comeback.
Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/09/2008

Jenny Woo Interviews Poker Source Online's Jay Lakin

As a lot of you know, sweet, outgoing Jenny usually does the Entertainment side of things. However, I had the opportunity to interview Jay Lakin, who gave Jenny a crash course on what¹s been going on in the gaming industry. I hope this interview will help many of you as it has Jenny.

Jenny: You starting, was that something you had in the works for a while or was it something that just fell in your lap?

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/07/2008

Bet365 Doubles Revenues employs 812 people. 
The turnover - which is the value of all bets placed over the period - produced profits of £36 million for Bet365. The company is creating more jobs on the back of the growth, the Sentinel reports.

It marks a phenomenal rise for the business - run by Stoke City chairman Peter Coates, - and it has been named Britain's 16th biggest private company.

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/07/2008

Wynn Continues With Lawsuit Frenzy: Sues Girls Gone Wild

Wynn Las Vegas Casino first went after NBA star Charles Barkley for a gambling debt, then - just the other day - they announced a lawsuit against the NBA itself.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/04/2008

John McCain Doesn't Care About Internet Gambling

In an interview with Erin Neff of the Las Vegas Review Journal Republican Presidential candidate, John McCain, made it clear that an all out ban on Internet gambling is a very low priority for his fut
Submitted by Payton on, Jul/04/2008

Alameda Homicide Unit Close to Getting Poker Player Murderer

The Alameda, California homicide unit are closing in on a suspect in the double homicide of Ernest Scherer Jr., 60, a professional poker player, and his wife, Charlene, 57. Mr. and Mrs. Scherer were found dead, bloodied and in their pajamas in their home in Pleasanton, near Oakland, California, USA, on March 14, and authorities say they were beaten to death. Sergeant Scott Dudek told Wednesday evening that Scherer's son is a "person of interest". The poker community almost immediately pointed the finger at Ernest Scherer III.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/16/2008

Breaking News

Cuomo Re-election Odds Could Get Much Longer With "Kiss" Claim

Cuomo Re-election Odds Could Get Much Longer With "Kiss" Claim

A former aide says New York Governor Andrew Cuomo kissed her, and even suggested a game of strip poker.

Cathie Wood Backing Sends Bitcoin Back Above $50K

Cathie Wood Backing Sends Bitcoin Back Above $50K

Ark Investment boss Cathie Wood told Bloomberg Tuesday evening she remains "very positive on bitcoin," and is "very happy to see a healthy correction here."  This may have helped push the cryptocurrency price above the $51,000 mark overnight.  But there are other factors perhaps.

Craig Wright Begins Landmark Legal Action Against Bitcoin Developers, Others

Craig Wright Begins Landmark Legal Action Against Bitcoin Developers, Others

Dr. Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist who claims to be the inventor of bitcoin, is now suing the developers of BTC, BCH, BCH ABC and BSV over 111,000 stolen Bitcoin, according to an announcement by ONTIER.