Gambling

ScAYREy Fact: Bodog Founder’s Attorney Slotnick had Not Lost a Case in 12 Years

News of Bodog founder Calvin Ayre hiring the father-son tandem of Barry and Stuart Slotnick to represent him in a criminal case filed by the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland might not have resonated throughout the industry the way it should have.  Hardly any industry media outside of Gambling911.com really reported on this story. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/05/2012

New Jersey Internet Gambling: What They’re Saying

The excitement continues to build as New Jersey inches its way to becoming only the second state in the US after Nevada to legalize Internet gambling.  The Garden State has more grandiose plans when compared to Nevada as they have hinted at forming state compacts and taking bets from other countries that allow it.  State Senator Raymond Lesniak, a co-sponsor of the bill, wants New Jersey to become the “Silicon Valley of Internet Gambling”. 

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Apr/05/2012

iMEGA Files Notice of Appeal Regarding Kentucky Domain Seizure

The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (IMEGA) has submitted a Motion of Appeal regarding the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s attempt to seize 141 Internet domain names related to online gambling, some of which are no longer being utilized or have since been seized by the US Justice Department. 

On March 8, Judge Thomas Wingate ruled that no party with adequate standing had presented themselves to contest the forfeiture order issued nearly four years ago.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/04/2012

Palms Casino Prepares to Open New Sportsbook

The fabulous Palms Casino is preparing to open a brand new state-of-the-art sportsbook.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/04/2012

BetOnline.ag Opens Its Doors

BetOnline is excited to announce that on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 they will transfer all of their accounts to the website www.BetOnline.ag.  

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Submitted by Guest on, Apr/04/2012

New Jersey Plans to Take Online Bets From Across US but Utah Can Fugetaboutit

A signature piece of legislation that would make New Jersey the second state to offer online gambling within its own borders made it through a state Senate subcommittee with ease despite earlier concerns of potential opposition.  Nevada became the first late last year but its law hinges heavily on a federal ban on Internet gambling being lifted. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2012

New Jersey Internet Gambling Bill Passes Senate Committee

(Associated Press) - An Internet gambling bill approved by a New Jersey Senate committee Tuesday would let Atlantic City casinos take bets from gamblers in other states and even other countries, as long as federal and state authorities agree it’s legal.

New Jersey has been racing to try to get Internet gambling up and running and stake an early claim to leadership in a potential multi-billion-dollar industry.

But even as the bill edges closer to approval, and supporters try to address legal concerns that led Gov. Chris Christie to veto it last year, its scope is growing.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/03/2012

Calvin Ayre Hires Slotnick Father Son Team to Take on Baltimore US Attorney

Bodog.com founder Calvin Ayre has hired the father son tandem of Barry and Stuart Slotnick to represent him just one month after being charged with money laundering by the US Attorney’s Office out of Maryland. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2012

New Jersey Online Poker Bill Could Hit Road Block

News that real estate mogul Donald Trump is looking to team up with online gambling powerhouse 888 Holdings to bring regulated “real money” Web card rooms to the US could become muted later Tuesday as a measure to legalize the industry in New Jersey will face a tough challenge in the state Senate.

John Brennan of NorthJersey.com explains

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2012

New York Times: The Neighborhood Bookie Gets High Tech and Goes Pay Per Head

This weekend, the New York Times featured a good article on the local bookies and how they have reinvented themselves by going online.

From The Times

The basic setup is simple: Instead of taking a phone call from every hopeful bettor, the bookie directs his clients to a Web site, where bets can be recorded, tracked and totaled. The bookie can then log on and see who owes — or is owed — money in the coming week.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/01/2012

Search on For Winners of $640 Mega Millions Lottery

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history totaling $640 million has at least one winner and officials were waiting early on Saturday to see if there are other winning tickets.

Maryland lottery officials announced that a winning ticket was purchased at a store in Baltimore County, though they had not identified the winner yet.

"This is truly remarkable and historic," said Maryland lottery director Stephen Martino.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/31/2012

Gambling Addiction in Asian Community Highlighted After Quadruple Slaying in San Fran

Following the brutal slaying of five family members last week in their San Francisco home, New America Media’s Aruna Lee, Andrew Lam and Summer Chiang examined the gambling epidemic among Asians. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/29/2012

William Hill Having Tough Time Getting Nevada License: Under Intense Scrutiny

One of the United Kingdom’s biggest bookmakers is having a rough go at breaking into the US market.

European companies are looking to forge relationships with US-based casinos in an effort to get a leg's up in the critical US regulated online gambling market....once it opens up.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/29/2012

Mega Millions Jackpot Now Stands at Record $540 Million

Good news:  The Mega Millions Jackpot has yet to hit and is now up to a record $540 million. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/29/2012

Foxwoods $2 Billion Debt, FBI Probe

(Associated Press) - - For two decades, the Mashantucket Pequots lived like Indian gambling royalty. Luxury cars abounded on their tiny, gated reservation of colonial and ranch-style homes in the woods of southeastern Connecticut.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/29/2012

JetBlue Pilot Talked About ‘Sins in Las Vegas’ Before Diversion (Video)

JetBlue Airways captain Clayton Osbon’s erratic behavior Tuesday that forced Flight 191 en route to Las Vegas to make an emergency stopover in Amarillo, Texas included rants about the “Sins in Las Vegas”. 

"We're not going to Vegas," Osbon said.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/28/2012

Casino Hires Robert De Niro as Celebrity Flack

You talkin' to me?

A casino in South Korea hopes you'll be listening!

The Paradise Walker-Hill Casino in Seoul, South Korea, has announced that it has hired actor Robert De Niro to serve as a paid celebrity spokesman for the casino.

The casino, which is South Korea's oldest and is open to foreigners only--meaning no South Koreans are allowed in--is located in the Sheraton Walker-Hill Hotel, a luxury hotel in Seoul that is popular with tourists and foreign business people.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Mar/28/2012

Some Forms of Internet Gambling Could Take Place in Delaware

Delaware Governor Jack Markell said on Wednesday that an expansion of gambling in his small state is possible, include Internet gambling.

Delaware's Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012 is the piece of legislation in question.

From NewsWorks.org

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/28/2012

Betfair to Introduce New Brand: Enters Fixed-Odds Market

The world’s largest betting exchange, Betfair, has announced its intention to enter the lucrative fixed-odds market. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/28/2012

Sportingbet Enters Partnership With Foxwoods Resort Casino

Sportingbet is now in advanced discussions with land-based operator Foxwoods Resort Casino about providing it with an online platform for intrastate poker and casino games over the coming months, such as in Connecticut, as part of a joint venture, according to a report in This Is London.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/27/2012

888.com Reports Full Year Earnings Nearly Doubling

(Reuters) - British online gaming company 888 Holdings' full-year earnings  nearly doubled, helped by strong growth of its casino and poker offering, and the company named Brian Mattingley as chief executive.

The company, which operates 888 casino, poker, sport and bingo brands, said it planned to invest in several newly regulated markets across Europe and the United States.

More Britons prefer to stay at home, watching TV and gambling online, updates from consumer-facing companies showed, amid fears that the UK will slip back into recession.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/27/2012

Substance Abuse Linked More Heavily to Internet Gambling

A new study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, has attempted to link Internet gambling with substance abuse and the findings are staggering.  This is Jagajeet Chiba reporting for Gambling911.com. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/27/2012

WMS Industries Latest to Apply for Nevada Internet Poker License

Casino game maker WMS Industries announced Tuesday it has applied for an Internet gambling license in the state of Nevada.  The Silver State became the first to legalize intrastate online poker for real money with the potential to expand beyond its borders should federal legislation be passed.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/27/2012

Sportingbet Looking to Re-enter US Market After Paying Fine to US Government

Reuters was reporting that Sportingbet, one of Europe’s biggest online gambling firms, has made a final payment of $6 million to the U.S. Justice Department, as per a settlement reached in 2010 over alleged illegal Internet gambling, and said that it was exploring opportunities to re-enter the market.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/27/2012

Sportingbet to Appeal Spanish Injunction

* Expects licence from Spanish gaming regulator by May 25

(Reuters) - British online gaming firm Sportingbet Plc said it would appeal an injunction against it sought by Spanish casino group Codere, aimed at restricting online betting and gaming in that country.

In December, the Spanish company had sought several injunctions against companies operating in the online betting and gaming industry citing unfair competition before licences under new laws were about to be issued.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/27/2012

San Francisco Murder Victims Identified: Suspect was Supposed to Have Been Deported

San Francisco medical examiner identified five victims in a grizzly early Friday morning slaying as Hua Shun Lei, 65, and Wan Yi Xi, 62, who were married, and their children Vincent Lei, 32, and Ying Xue Lei, 37. The other victim was Chia Huei Chu, 30, the girlfriend of Vincent Lei.  All were found brutally murdered in an Ingleside district home. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/26/2012

Gambling Debt May be at Center of Brutal San Francisco Quintuple Murder

Authorities in San Francisco now believe that a gambling debt could be the motive for a brutal quintuple murder that occurred in the Ingleside district Friday morning (March 23, 2012). 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/26/2012

Illinois Lottery Tickets Now Sold Online: First State to do so

Illinois became the first state to begin selling lottery tickets online Sunday.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/25/2012

$1 Billion Wagered Online by Canadians Annually

A report this week claims that $1 billion is wagered by Canadians over the Web with sites that are not even based in the country.

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Sites like 888.com have proliferated throughout Canada while PokerStars enjoys a decent chunk of the online gambling market as well. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/23/2012

Women, Young More Likely to Gamble Online

ATLANTIC CITY (AP) — A new survey has found that online gambling appeals more to women and the young.

Of 3,000 people surveyed from the Northeast Corridor and other major markets in the eastern half of the country, between 16 and 25 percent said they would play electronic versions of blackjack, craps, slots, baccarat, poker and roulette.

Forty percent of females favored Internet poker compared to 13 percent of males. Nearly one in four people under 30 told pollsters they would gamble online. That rate fell to one in 10 for people aged 30 to 49.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/23/2012

Breaking News

NJ Online Sportsbooks to Require Multi-Factor Authentication

NJ Online Sportsbooks to Require Multi-Factor Authentication

Although 2FA/MFA solutions have been used by companies in many industries, New Jersey’s requirements are noteworthy because they spell out what is usually considered a best practice.

Mayfield Trade Impact on the Panthers Odds

Mayfield Trade Impact on the Panthers Odds

BetOnline actually now giving Carolina longer odds following the news.

Running Back Prop Bets for the 2022 Season

Running Back Prop Bets for the 2022 Season

Rushing yards and rushing TDs are available for nearly every RB while a select few also have rushing + receiving yards and TDs props.