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Jon Kyl Blockade in Senate Blamed on Internet Gambling

Senator Jon Kyl is standing in the way of appointing a key nominee to the Treasury Department.  Many observers believe Kyl is "throwing a tantrum" to

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jan/20/2010

Jim Perskie: Lesniak Bill About Helping NJ Racetracks

Online gambling legalized in New Jersey?

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/18/2010

Rhode Island Wants Ban on Sports Betting Lifted

Rhode Island wants a Federal ban on sports betting lifted and has joined in the resolution to do so.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2010

Delaware's Sports Betting Challenge Faces Uphill Battle

Delaware's hopes of getting the U.S. Supreme Court to help expand sports betting in the First State may be a long shot.

Widener University law professor Michael Goldberg says the state's effort to get the nation's highest court to overturn the Third Circuit Court of Appeals August decision that left Delaware with only parlay bets on NFL games may have a difficult time getting on the Supreme Court docket.

Statistically, the Supreme Court takes only a small percentage of the cases its asked to hear, but Goldberg says that's not the only hurdle Delaware faces.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2010

Internet Gambling Bill Would Allow Poker Online

As first reported exclusively early this week, a new bill has been introduced that would allow legalized

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/15/2010

New Jersey vs. Pennsylvania in Gambling War

The state of New Jersey has put the gloves on in its fight with neighboring state, Pennsylvania, to protect its troubled gambling industry. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2010

New Jersey Introduces Online Gambling, Sports Betting Bill

Breaking News from as New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak has authored a bill that would make sports betting legal in the state.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2010

Missouri Urges Congress to Lift Ban on Sports Betting

A resolution in the Missouri House asking the US Congress to lift PASPA, proposed by Reps. Grill & Colona, both Democrats:




Submitted by Guest on, Jan/14/2010

Online Gambling Bill to be Introduced This Week has learned that a new online gambling bill will be introduced in the coming days, paving the way for legalized online gambling for US citizens. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/11/2010

Delaware Finds Loophole in Sports Betting Law for NFL Playoffs

Did somebody say "loophole"?

As in loophole big enough to drive a truck through?

As in a Brinks truck full of money?

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/10/2010

NY Authorities Go After Online Gambling Ring

Authorities in Staten Island and Brooklyn are closing in on dozens of Gambino mobsters involved in running a multimillion-dollar online gambling ring, specifically sports betting, according to the

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/08/2010

Decimal Odds to Become the Norm: Fractional Odds Out

There are three primary odds used by bookmakers:  Fractional, Decimal and the so-called American Odds, which are among the most prevalently featured here at  Fractional is pretty

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/06/2010

College Bowl Game, NFL Playoffs Traffic Way Up

Good news for online sportsbooks as College Bowl game betting traffic as well as NFL Playoffs betting traffic appear to be way up based on stats.

Traffic on New Year's Day, which features several major College Bowl games, was up a whopping 67 percent over last year.  January 2 traffic was up 41 percent over last year.  January 3 traffic was up 39 percent over last year.  January 4 traffic was up 37 percent over last year.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/05/2010

Super Bowl Shutout for Delaware?

Sunday, February 1, 2009, is Super Bowl Sunday, and two states in the USA have legal wagering on the National Football League (NFL)--Nevada and Delaware.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/03/2010

2010 College Bowl Betting Big For Bookies

The 2010 College Bowl betting season should help pad the pockets of online bookmakers catering to the North American market.  Trafficwise, expects brisk activity throughout the day

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/01/2010

Associated Press: Sports Bettor Guilty in Setting Car on Fire

A Staten Island man has pleaded guilty to setting a former employee's Mercedes-Benz on fire in Ocean County in 2004 out of revenge, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

James LaForte Jr., 32, also admitted Dec. 21 to handing out high-interest loans and then using threats and violence to collect on them - loan-sharking and extortion schemes that carry a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, the attorney's office said.
Submitted by Guest on, Dec/31/2009

Mayweather – Pacquiao Fight Effectively Terminated

Manny Pacquiao has filed a defamation lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/30/2009

Online Sports Betting: Skybook Finally Pays

Following's report that online sports betting website was having difficulty paying a he

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/29/2009

New York Times: Vegas Sportsbooks Go Wireless

Matt Villano,

LAS VEGAS - For decades, sports bettors in this city have queued up at sports book windows and handed over cash in exchange for paper tickets formalizing their bets. But on a recent Sunday in the sports book at the M Resort in nearby Henderson, gamblers seeking action on professional and college football games were engaging in a much different ritual: betting through hand-held devices no larger than a smartphone.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/28/2009

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

Pennsylvania State Lottery Strikes Deal With Hockey Teams

Gambling and sports moved a step closer yesterday when the Pennsylvania Lottery announced that it was selling $2 instant-game tickets featuring the logos of the Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

The lottery struck deals with the teams and the NHL, just as it had with the Eagles, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the NFL, and before that, with the Phillies, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Major League Baseball.

The hockey tickets will be on sale during the NHL season. The lottery says it designates all proceeds to older residents in the state.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/26/2009

Legalized Pro Sport Gambling: Which League Will Offer First?

Notorious NBA referee Tim Donaghy was put through the wringer given his involvement with an illegal NBA game fixing scenario to which he readily admits he was a part.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/22/2009

Richardson Rebounds With NFL, College Football Picks CEO Mickey Richardson may have had his 7 year old son pick the remainder of his NFL bet card for Week 15.  After losing his first

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/21/2009

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

Online Gambling: More Trouble for Jay Cohen?

Federal authorities in the USA are considering whether to recharge Internet gambling pioneer Jay Cohen with running an illegal online sports betting operation, after Cohen appeared on TV this wee

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/18/2009

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

Kentucky Files Motion in Online Gambling Case as Last Resort

Seen as a "desperation move" of sorts, the Commonwealth of Kentucky has filed a Motion for Leave to Join Additional Parties and to Amend their Complaint.  Kentucky is now claiming that,

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/16/2009

What David Stern's Forward Thinking Vegas Approach May Do

By Chad Millman

ESPN Insider

(Original link:

 It only takes one.

Whenever I'm facing a pivotal life moment that is completely left in someone else's hands, that is the phrase I latch onto. Like when I was asking girls to the prom. Or when I was applying to college. Or when I desperately needed someone to buy my Manhattan apartment so I could actually pay for the house I had agreed to buy.

It only takes one.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/16/2009

Israel Based Online Gambling Site Internet1x2 Busted

A 10-year old troubled online gambling site that specialized in soccer betting has been busted up by Israeli police resulting in the arrests of 5 people. (at one time also affiliated with a website called, which the search portal Yahoo! threatened to sue) operated out of Israel and the Central American nation of Belize.  The company was started by two brothers, both of whom were former Israeli basketball players.  The online sportsbook has long endured a checkered past of slow pays.

Submitted by C Costigan 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

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Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - August 23 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Friday August 23, 2019.

Tony George Does Jay Kornegay: A Must See Interview With Two Industry Greats

Tony George Does Jay Kornegay: A Must See Interview With Two Industry Greats

Jay Kornegay Executive Vice President of The Westgate Superbook USA discusses the 2019 Westgate SuperContest,  the worlds biggest NFL Handicapping Contest which netted the 2018 Winner over $1.4 Million Dollars with Tony George on the Docs Sports Happy Hour Show. Dominates the NFL Survival Pool Sector Dominates the NFL Survival Pool Sector

When interviewed Spencer Cassidy of last month, nobody would have expected the resulting outcome.