Gambling

The Tom Durr Dwan Phenomenon

Aside from the fact that poker pro Tom "Durr" Dwan is from Gambling911.com Publisher Chris Costigan's home town of Edison, New Jersey...really - I wouldn't know who he is if I bumped into

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Mar/12/2009

World Series of Poker No Longer Allowing Profanity At Tables: F@%#!

WickedChopsPoker broke the news...or at least that's where we at Gambling911.com found it.  The World Series of Poker has decided it will no longer a

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/12/2009

2009 March Madness Office Pools For Fools

Unless you happen to be the secretary who knows nothing about college basketball, don't expect to win your 2009 March Madness office pool.  You know the drill, Janet chooses her brackets based on

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Mar/12/2009

Gambling News: PartyGaming Bosses Screwed, Sportingbet Numbers In

An article appearing in the London Telegraph reports that, being a PartyGaming top dog doesn't exactly have its rewards...especially after you've been shown the door.  Party lost two of its chiefs

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/12/2009

Bookmaker Shares Up in United Kingdom

Director buying and hopes it will clean up at the Cheltenham Racing Festival this week helped bookie Ladbrokes canter 6p forward to 180½p, according to the

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/11/2009

Bodog Founder Compound and Extravagant Penthouse on The Block

As first reported on Gambling911.com last week, Bodog founder Calvin Ayre's luxurious Costa Rica mansion is up for sa

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/11/2009

World Series of Poker to Become Trademarked by Harrah’s?

In an interesting - and some might say DISTURBING - report appearing on the Pokerati website Tuesday,  we learn that Harrah's has applied for the patent on the t

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/10/2009

March Madness Contests Will Prove Major Draw During Recession

One of the biggest betting periods of the year is about to get underway with the start of 2009 March Madness.  For many of the online gambling sites, the lure will be March Madness contests, many

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/10/2009

Utah, Hawaii Rank Highest Among Porn Viewers

Here's a shocking revelation.  The state of Utah - yes UTAH - ranks number one of all states for most porn viewers on the Internet.  It's the most porn-dense state out there - maybe because it's

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/10/2009

CAP Crisis Gets Uglier: Partner May File Legal Action in CA

Gambling911.com has learned that Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) co-organizer, Lou Fabiano, will be flying out to California to take legal action against his former partner, Warren Jolly, in what h

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/10/2009

Gambling News: Federal Probe Into Alabama Attorney General’s Office

Reports surfaced on Monday that federal prosecutors were investigating Alabama Attorney General, Troy King, along with his possible connections to gambling.

King apparently has threatened to shut down some electronic bingo operations while allowing others to stay in business.  He claims to oppose gambling but believes that "some electronic gambling machines are allowed under constitutional amendments that authorized the bingo operations."

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/09/2009

Online Gambling Still a Safe Bet

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's online gambling companies should buck the economic downturn with around 10 percent growth in revenues this year, the chief executive of the European Remote Gambling As

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/09/2009

BetonSports Matter Finally Going to Trial

Gary's renewed motions to be released on bond filed last May and October of 2008 were denied by the District Judge on Thursday.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/09/2009

Layne Flack An Ongoing DUI Investigation Says Las Vegas PD

Poker player Layne Flack, scheduled to participate in this past weekend's National Heads-Up Poker Championship, was arrested on Friday morning and replaced by David Oppenheimer last minute.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Mar/09/2009

Armed Raid of William Hill Bookmaker Had People Flocking for Dropped Cash

News that a robber had dropped bank notes after fleeing the scene at a Glasgow William Hill bookmaking shop had citizens flocking to find the cash.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/09/2009

Gambling News: Barney Frank Goes All In, AGA Goes All Out

Congressman and Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, is determined to lift a ban on Internet gambling.  That was the top gambling news stor

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/09/2009

Layne Flack Claims His Blood Alcohol Level Was Zero

Professional poker player Layne Flack issued a statement Saturday confirming he had been arrested in Las Vegas during the early morning hours Friday for speeding, but

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/07/2009

Latin Poker News: Jenny Woo to Have Seat at Latin Series of Poker

The 2009 Latin Series of Poker will take place this coming August with an unprecedented $500,000 guaranteed payout.  The best thing about this tournament is that the payout will be especially larg

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/07/2009

Sportsbook.com Website Down: Back Up Saturday Night

The Sportsbook.com website was down much of Saturday afternoon March 7, 2009 and well into the evening, but by 10 pm EST all was well once again.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Mar/07/2009

Carrie Stroup Will Play Strip Poker Online… But Has Her Limits

Like most Gambling911.com reporters, With the exception of the ravishing Jenny Woo, Carrie Stroup won't remove her clothing...at least not all of it.

Stroup is slated to play strip poker as part of a Players Only Online Casino March "economic stimulus" package that is sure to stimulate a few horny men.

But the buck will stop somewhere, says Carrie.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/07/2009

Poker Pro Layne Flack Charged With DUI

One of the most hated poker players, Layne Flack, has been charged with Driving While Under the Influence.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/07/2009

Cancun CAP Spring Break Hell

It's no secret that the drug violence in Mexico has gotten completely out of control. 

Mexico's rampant drug violence has put the issue of safety front and center for would-be vacationers, and put the country's publicity-sensitive tourism promoters on the defensive. Tens of thousands of foreign visitors are expected to hit Mexican beaches such as Cancun for spring break, which lasts through April. 

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/06/2009

France Caves Into EU Pressure: Will Legalize Online Gambling

France, which has long been against legalized online gambling, has finally conceded to European Union pressures.  The country announced Friday it's plans to open the marketplace for external onlin

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/06/2009

Alabama Conservatives Look to Block Gambling Activity

Gambling911.com has obtained this preemptory bill by Senator Erwin of Alabama which looks to prevent any future expansion of gambling within the state.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/06/2009

Jenny Woo Wants to be Your Facebook Friend

Gambling911.com's lead reporter, Jenny Woo, has begun to actively update her Facebook page in recent days, which of course

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/06/2009

Playtech Moves Further Into Cryptologic’s Territory: Makes Marvel Deal

The announcement this week that Playtech had signed a licensing agreement with Marvel Entertainment Inc. was perhaps as big a surprise as the powerful online casino software firm snatching competitor Cryptologic's biggest client, William Hill, right out from under their noses.  The new deal allows Playtech to use Marvel film properties such as The Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four in its branded games inventory.  Prior to this week, Cryptologic had the exclusive rights to the Marvel enterprise as so far as gaming goes. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/06/2009

Australia Online Gambling News: Gaming Minister Asleep at the Wheel?

A series of photographs seem to show Australia's Gaming and Racing Minister, Kevin Greene, taking a nap during a Parliament question period.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/05/2009

Squatters Invade the Bodog Compound in Costa Rica

Once the site of extravagant parties, salacious hooker orgies and a high profile raid, the Bodog Compound is now on the market for around $6 million.  An attached home was included in the asking p

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/05/2009

WagerProfits Drops CAP

One of the largest and most successful online gambling affiliate programs, WagerProfits, has dropped out of the Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) certification platform and others may soon follow.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/05/2009

Las Vegas Casinos to Be Nationalized?

With Las Vegas casinos drowning in a sea of debt, it may only be a matter of months before they are all bank owned.

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/05/2009

Breaking News

Sports Betting Firms Use Helping the Homeless in Likely $100 Million Ad Spend to Woo California Voters

But "California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Act" referendum suggesting legalized gambling will help reduce homelessness may rub some voters the wrong way.

Maine Sports Betting Market Limited and Not Likely to Go Live for Another Two Years

Maine Sports Betting Market Limited and Not Likely to Go Live for Another Two Years

Up to 12 entities have reached out to the Maine Gambling Control Unit to introduce themselves and offer information about their services, but they're not who you might think.

Kevin Durant Next Team Odds Have Suns Favored at 4-5

Kevin Durant Next Team Odds Have Suns Favored at 4-5

The Brooklyn Nets come in at the middle of the pack to win the 2023 NBA Championship, thanks in no small part to Kevin Durant asking to leave.