Gambling News: Headlines for February 16, 2011 – 9 PM ET Update

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Jersey has halted plans to allow for Internet gambling. The economic affairs scrutiny chairman has delayed any business by up to a month for the island.

Deputy Mike Higgins said his panel needed time to assess the regulation although other British islands have benefitted from the burgeoning industry in recent years. 

The Hotels Association says it would cost the industry up to $4 billion to comply with proposed new laws for pokies.’s Australian Correspondent, Greg Tingle, reports that the Hotels Association says it would cost the industry up to $4 billion to comply with proposed new laws for pokies. The Federal Government aims to force gamblers to set limits on how much money they are prepared to lose before they play machines. releases iPhone 5 oddsThe iPhone 5 is slated to come out in May. has posted odds on everything from whether it will have a greater-than 4 inch screen to a 10-megapixel camera or better.

23-year-old Natalia Nikitina from Russia wins World Poker Tour National Series Main Event in Paris (€5000 buy-in): €243,830 Prize.

A federal judge is postponing the trial in Alabama’s gambling corruption case by two months. Several lawmakers and lobbyists are accused of trying to sell and buy votes for pro-gambling legislation.

Aging tycoon Stanley Ho filed a new lawsuit against relatives Wednesday to keep control of his vast Macau casino empire.

89-year-old Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho filed a new lawsuit against various family members on Wednesday in an effort to keep control of his vast business empire.

Simon Cowell is set to a launch a live gambling-based television show in which contestants can win £1 million, according to The Sun.

Local government agencies misappropriated millions of dollars from California's casino-operating Indian tribes that are supposed to address the negative effects of gambling, according to a state...

Poker player accused of killing his parents had urged his wife not to divorce. Ernie Scherer III told her wife could not be forced to testify against husband.

The wife of poker player Ernie Scherer III on Tuesday claimed that he wanted the couple to stay married so that the prosecution could not force her to testify against him.  Under US law, wives cannot be forced to testify against their husbands.

Scherer III is alleged to have murdered both his parents, Ernest Scherer, Jr. and Charlene Abendroth, in their Castlewood Country Club, California home in March of 2008.  Both were found brutally stabbed and beaten.

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