Gambling

Michael Phelps Might Need to Become a Poker Pro… Fast!

Olympic gold medalist swimmer, Michael Phelps, was dropped by one sponsor this past week following the fallout of his "marijuana" usage at a party this past fall.

Kellogg Co became the first major consumer firm to terminate an endorsement relationship with Michael Phelps. The world's largest cereal maker said on Thursday it would not extend a contract with Phelps, who won 8 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics last summer.  The company said the Phelps "bong incident" was inconsistent with its public image.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/08/2009

Poker Pro Layne Flack Gets Heat: Plays Golf With The Devil

Back in December, poker pro Layne Flack implied poker legend, Doyle Brunson, may have bought his earlier World Series of Poker bracelets.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/08/2009

No Predators at This Year’s LA County Sheriff’s Dept Poker Classic

The sheriffs have learned their lesson.

Finally.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/07/2009

Lakers vs. Celtics Draws Huge Ratings: Heavy Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers vs.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Feb/06/2009

Online Gambling Heating Up in Australia

The online gambling industry is really starting to get hot in Australia it seems.

The land down under is seen as the land of opportunities, but it is often forgotten by the folks up north.  That's not so much the case with the online gambling sector.  Last month we watched with excitement as the Aussie Millions Poker Tournament turned out yet another millionaire.  It's now among the most popular live tournaments in the world today.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/06/2009

Russ Hamilton Mum Regarding Online Poker Cheating

WickedChopsPoker via its RawVegas.TV arm featured exclusive footage of "alleged" UltimateBet super-user Russ Hamilton after completing a round of golf

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/05/2009

Pennsylvania Wants Video Poker Legalized to Pay for College Tuition

(Associated Press) Gov.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/05/2009

Online Casino Affiliates Must Apply Pressure to Grand Prive

Despite tensions between two of the top online casino affiliate organizations, Casino Affiliate Programs and the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association, there is common ground among members related

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/05/2009

Poker Players Alliance Party for Its Leaders… Members Excluded

Gambling911.com published an article Wednesday suggesting how great it would be for the million plus Poke

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/05/2009

Alcohol and Online Poker: You Booze You Lose

How does drinking alcohol affect your online poker play? 

That's the question that was posed at the popular online poker forum CardsChat.com.

"I have been playing for only 3 years now, but in my experience ‘drink' tends to make me more adventurous. and of course less disciplined. ie the next morning is a bitter one!" a poster by the handle of Bluffmaster wrote.  He was also the individual who posed the question.

Responses included the following:

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/05/2009

888 Holdings 4th Quarter Figures Bad, January Good

The online poker craze appears to be going off the boil judging by 888 Holdings's fourth quarter figures, though the online gaming firm said its full-year 2008 earnings should meet

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/05/2009

Full Tilt Poker Places Itself in Compromising Position

Clonie Gowen filed an amended complaint against Full Tilt Poker, the world's second largest online poker room, its related companies, CEO Raymond Bitar and 13 big name poker players who are part of

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/05/2009

Balkans Opens Up For Online Gambling Market

 After expanding in continental and southern Europe, the

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/04/2009

Liggero Uses Sex Appeal to Get CAP Ban Lifted

"I am sure you are wondering...what on earth did it take to get my CAP Euro ban lifted? Seducing (Michael) Caselli.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/04/2009

Randy Meisner Imposter Still Conning at Super Bowl in Vegas

The infamous Randy Meisner imposter (the real Meisner used to play with the Eagles) is fast losing ground thanks partly to the iPhone/Blackberry and a little help from Gambling911.com.  2009 Wor

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/04/2009

3 Hour Intense SEO for Gambling Session in Amsterdam

2009 will have an intense 3 hour search engine optimization session for gaming related keywords to European markets.  The session will be held by Gary Beal, freelancer and search engine strategy e

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/04/2009

Super Bowl Betting Down in Vegas: Up Online

The Super Bowl betting numbers are in and the results: A total of $81.5 million was wagered in the state's sports books on Super Bowl XLIII, an 11.5 percent decrease from the game's 2008 handle, ac

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/04/2009

Online Gambling Magnate Arrested in Bangkok

Indian online gambling tycoon, Karan Singh Thakral, has been arrested in Bangkok Thailand.  The man was taken into custody on Wednesday, authorities announced.

Pol Maj-Gen Pongpat said Mr Thakral, 39, was part of the online gambling network focusing mostly on football betting.  The operation is estimated to have took in a turnover of 3.2 billion of baht, equivalent to around US$2.5 billion.

Pol Maj-Gen Pongpat said Mr Thakral had pleaded not guilty to the charge but police had enough evidence from previous arrests to prosecute him.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/04/2009

Poker Players Alliance Party: A Perfect Economic Stimulus

Imagine if you will only 5 percent of the Poker Player Alliance million plus members descending upon Washington, D.C.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Feb/03/2009

CAP Recap: Far From a Disaster Say Organizers

Sure there was a much publicized "incident" that took place at the lobby of the hotel where CAP Euro was taking place this past weekend in West Londo

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/03/2009

Barney Frank Agenda Includes Online Gambling

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat and head of the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/03/2009

BetFair Head: Another 5 Years for Legalized Online Gambling in U.S.

In an interview with realbusiness.co.uk, BetFair co-founder Edward Wray said he believed the United States would not legalize online gambling for at lea

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/03/2009

Pennsylvania Court Now Rules Poker Illegal

Just weeks after Pennsylvania Judge Thomas A.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/03/2009

Steelers Win and Failure to Cover Best Scenario for Books

"It was the best-case scenario for us to have the Steelers win and not cover," Hilton Sportsbook Director, Jay Kornegay told the Las Vegas Review Journal Monday.

For online sportsbooks, nearly 80 percent of the money line action was on the Arizona Cardinals to win outright.  Betting on the Pittsburgh/Arizona spread was relatively even but for many books, the amount of bets taken favored the Steelers.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/03/2009

Gambling911.com Saves Lives of Online Gambling Execs

A lot has been made of our recent reporting of the Casino Affiliate Programs/Gambling Portal Webmasters Associa

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Feb/03/2009

Poker Player Alliance’s Alfonse D'Amato in Gillibrand Controversy

It's the buzz throughout New York State this past weekend.  New York's newly appointed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was introduced Friday and by her side, none other than former New York Senator and

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/02/2009

Recession Has No Effect on 2009 Super Bowl Betting: Records Broken

There was a bright spot heading into this new week amidst what is otherwise a dark abyss known as the world economic meltdown.  The 2009 Super Bowl has been deemed a success despite an economic re

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/02/2009

Poker is a Game of Skill Say States

Two states this past month have ruled that poker is a game of skill, not chance.

"It is apparent that skill predominates over chance in Texas Hold'em poker," echoed Pennsylvania Judge Thomas A. James Jr.   That decision essentially dismissed cases against a defendant jailed after hosting a poker game.  The game in question allegedly involved no rake but encouraged tipping of dealers.

"Simply, if chance predominates, Texas Hold'em is gambling. If skill predominates, it is not gambling." The Honorable Judge James Jr. decreed.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/02/2009

CAP Online Gambling Affiliate Show Seen as Disaster

Gambling911.com is learning Monday that the Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) event, which took place this past weekend in London, could have provided a fatal blow to what has been among the most pre

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/01/2009

Michael Phelps Smoking Weed: All Bets On

Photos of 14-time Olympic gold medalist, Michael Phelps, smoking weed have emerged.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/01/2009

Breaking News

Adesanya vs. Pereira and Volk vs. Oliveira Fight Odds Released

Oddsmakers believe that Alex Pereira is up next for Adesanya with Pereira a slight +140 underdog.  Adesanya comes in at -160.  He was a -180 favorite Saturday night.

Where Can I Bet Sports From North Carolina Online?

Where Can I Bet Sports From North Carolina Online?

With news that a push to legalize mobile sports in North Carolina had officially failed on July 2, Tar Heel State residents need not fear. Sites such as NitroBetting, operating offshore, now allow individuals to place bets by simply providing their emails.

Winnipeg Jets to Name Rick Bowness Next Head Coach: Oddsmakers Got This One Very Wrong

Winnipeg Jets Look to Name Rick Bowness Next Head Coach: Oddsmakers Got This One Way Wrong

When oddsmakers at BetOnline released odds on the next head coach of the Winnipeg Jets, there was no price offered on Rick Bowness.