Gambling

Ike Means Spike in Online Poker All This Week

South Florida managed to dodge a bullet with Hurricane Ike but they are not completely out of the woods. Most of Tuesday was forecast to be windy, rainy and not a day to be venturing outside.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/08/2008

bwin Takes Massive Hit Following Licensing Snafu

Austrian Internet bookmaker bwin Interactive Entertainment (BWIN.VI: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said it took a 2.25 million euro ($3.22 million) hit after a project to obtain a sports be

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/08/2008

Online Gambling Addiction Hurting Women

The Independent on Monday features a lurid tale of how women of Ireland are being drawn into the dark netherworld of online gambling.

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/08/2008

Bodog, PartyGaming Like AOL Dial Up Business Warns Industry Observer

"If I were PartyGaming I would try to sell my database under the table to PokerStars," advised one leading online gambling industry analyst who wished not to be named.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/07/2008

Second Indictment Against BetonSports, Founder, CEO

The US Government issued a second superseding indictment against BetonSports founder Gary Kaplan on Thursday.

The founder of BetonSports.com, Kaplan, now 49, was charged in July of 2006 with 20 felony violations of federal laws including: the Wire Act, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Conspiracy, interstate transportation of gambling paraphernalia, interference with the administration of Internal Revenue laws and tax evasion.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/05/2008

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joins iMEGA.org

Stephen A.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/05/2008

PartyGaming Latest to Cut Jobs in Online Gambling Sector

PartyGaming, once the largest online poker firm, has announced it will be laying off more than 100 employees in its Gibraltar office.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/05/2008

Bookies Get Clobbered by New York Giants Win

The New York Giants won the first game of the 2008 NFL season and the online bookmakers lost. More than 85 percent of the betting action had been on the early Giants line and 72 percent or more on the closing line of -4 ½ at gambling websites like Super Book.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/04/2008

Jack Abramoff Awaits Sentencing Wednesday

Disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff awaited sentencing on Thursday.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/04/2008

Neteller Back on Its Feet? Online Payments Firm Reports Results

Wednesday, 3 September 2008 ­ NETELLER Plc (LSE: NLR), the independent global online payments business, is pleased to publish its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2008.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/03/2008

Nikolay Davydenko Upset Loss Conjures Up Memories of Gambling Scandal

Gilles Muller upset Nikolay Davydenko during play at the US Open Tuesday. It wasn't just any old upset, however.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Sep/03/2008

Sarah Palin, BodogLife.com Keep Attention of Gambling911 Readers

So what if it was a holiday weekend, readership compared to past periods was at an all time high here at Gambling911.com and we can thank both Sarah Palin and BodogLife.com for that.

Both topics have readers in a tizzy. The popular new "comments" feature allows G911 readers to express their views on various subject matters. The vast majority dealt with Senator John McCain's Vice Presidential running mate and the situation at online gambling website BodogLife.com.

Palin has generated more buzz than Barack Obama and McCain put together.

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/02/2008

John Conyers, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Get Big Money From Casinos

WASHINGTON -- Some of the biggest names in the gambling world are betting on the congressional futures of Detroit Democratic Reps. John Conyers and Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick.

There has been a sudden surge in contributions to the two lawmakers from casinos and, for Conyers, professional gamblers -- two groups that want to expand their reach by allowing online poker for money in the United States.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/02/2008

5Dimes Takes Bets on High School Football Games: Armwood at Plant

Costa Rican online sports book, 5Dimes.com, much to the chagrin of locals in the Tampa Bay area, will be taking bets on the opening High School football

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Sep/02/2008

Murdered "Internet Gambling Scam" Couple Sitting Ducks?

LONDON (AFP) - A young Chinese couple brutally murdered in Britain may have been "sitting ducks" for a gang of thieves targeting foreign students, police said Saturday.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/01/2008

Armed Robberies on Rise at UK Bookmakers

Police in the United Kingdom are investigating a series of armed robberies at bookmakers in recent days.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Sep/01/2008

Bodog Continues to Frustrate Vendors, Players

Stories of Bodog refusing to honor contracts with vendors and advertising vehicles continued to surface over recent days with a number of affiliates complaining to Gambling911.com.

Affiliates, while still receiving installment checks from Bodog (BodogLife.com) were complaining that "customer conversions were way down" and that the company was changing its payment terms without notice.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/31/2008

Bookmaker.com Accepts Record Million Dollar Bet

With $1,000,000 USD on the line, professional sports handicapper Joe "The Factsman" Apricena took an early lead against BookMaker.com

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/30/2008

Las Vegas in India Courtesy of Las Vegas Sands

Sands head Sheldon Adelson wants to build a Las Vegas in India and why not? With over one billion people, India is the second most populated country in the world outside of China.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/30/2008

PartyGaming Downgrades Earnings Forecasts: Customers Plunge

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Online gaming firm PartyGaming reported a drop in the number of people playing its poker games in the last two months, overshadowing first-half results and prompting down

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/29/2008

More 14 to 21 Year Olds in Danger of Becoming Online Gambling Addicts

Studies point to a dangerous trend toward problem gambling among 14- to 21-year-olds who face a dizzying array of enticing gambling options, all with big potential payoffs, writes Bill Webb & K

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/28/2008

Riptown Employees Rip Bodog: Fiver, Bodog Fight Much the Same

Following news that Bodog (BodogLife.com) had laid off a few hundred people the past week and has had greater difficulties paying customers and vendors than most other wagering establishments due t

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/28/2008

Paddy Power Falls; Forecast Cut on Smaller Web Bets

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Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2008

GOP Meanies Ensure Online Gambling Back on Platform

The GOP takest away than they giveth right back, in the form of an amendment prohibiting online gambling as a key platform issue.  Go figure!

Yesterday, Gambling911.com reported on how the powerful million member strong Poker Players Alliance was successful in getting the Republican Platform Committee to drop a prohibition of online gambling from its draft platform, as part of an effort to appeal to the broadest possible constituency.

That lasted all but 8 hours. By nightfall an amendment had ensured the prohibition was back on the GOP platform.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/27/2008

Joe Brennan, Jr. of iMEGA is a Total Mensch

GypsyBandito says that Joe Brennan, Jr., the outspoken founder of the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association,

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/27/2008

PartyGaming Half Yearly Results Scoured on Friday

PartyGaming's half-yearly results will be scoured on Friday for comment regarding retrospective legal action by the US Department of Justice in relation to prohibitions on internet gaming introduce

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2008

Revenge on Gambler Results in Blast Deaths of 19 People

THE deaths of 19 people in an explosion in Wenzhou City, in eastern China's Zhejiang Province on May 17, was partly due to the flourishing local gambling industry, according to prosecutors probing

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2008

Bodog CEO Says “Company Doing Fine” But Website Doesn’t Buy Assertion

Alwyn Morris, the new CEO of BodogLife.com (or simply Bodog), insisted that his company is doing fine on Tuesday.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/27/2008

Online Gambling Prohibition Dropped from GOP Platform...for 8 Hours

The powerful million member strong Poker Players Alliance was successful Tuesday in getting the Republican Platform Committee to drop a prohibition of online gambling from its draft platform, as pa

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/26/2008

Online Sports Books for Canadians - Online Poker Rooms

What's the latest greatest hottest trend in the world of online gambling? Websites now focused on the Canadian market. Yes Canada! And why not?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/26/2008

Breaking News

Miami Beach Amazing Fireworks Display and Gambling911.com Has Front Row Seat

This was the first ever show that featured a special effects light show

Poker Hall of Fame is Really a Hall of Shame as Many Members Have Checkered Pasts

Poker Hall of Fame is Really a Hall of Shame as Many Members Have Checkered Pasts

Among the members are a child molester, a safecracker who served time in prison, a casino cheat, a drug addict, a mob boss and a racist who dressed in blackface.

Another One Bites the Dust: UK Affiliate Bet-at-Home Shuts Down Its Program

Another One Bites the Dust: UK Affiliate Bet-at-Home Shuts Down Its Program

The UK's crackdown on advertising has forced operators to sever ties with non-compliant affiliates in recent years.