Online Casinos

Trump Daughter Talks Online Gambling With Bloomberg: Initiative is Complicated

This week it was announced that Ultimate Gaming would begin offering real money online gambling to New Jersey residents through a partnership with the Trump Taj Mahal.  The Taj Mahal retains online gambling rights to the Trump name but the Donald himself may want to jump directly into the US-legalized Web gambling fray.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/03/2013

Stop Internet Gambling: Site Claims a Click of the Mouse, You Lose Your House (Video)

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has just launched a website that opposes legalization of online gambling in the US.  StopInternetGambling.com, a crude site that contends online gambling will ruin society, went live Thursday.

From the StopInternetGambling.com website:

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/28/2013

Casino Shares Get a Haircut: Boyd Gaming Down Nearly 9 Percent

Wall Street had its single worst day of the year today (June 20, 2013) with the Dow down 350 points at closing.

The gambling sector overall saw similar declines with Boyd Gaming down nearly 9 percent on the day closing at $10.84.

Las Vegas Sands fell 4.6 percent to close at $53.88.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/20/2013

Adelson Says Online Gambling ‘Fool’s Gold’: Wants New Federal Prohibition

One of the few casino giants opposed to legalized online gambling called the prospect of legalization “fool’s gold”.

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, in an opinion piece on the Forbes.com website,  says he “opposes the proliferation of online gambling”.

He writes:

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/19/2013

Blackjack Casino Active User Account on Facebook Increases 5 Times in One Month

From April to May of this year, Facebook game Blackjack Casino grew its active user base fivefold.   It now ranks as the number one pure play game on Facebook. 

And soon you will be able to play on the go.

The iPad version is due for release in July, with iPhone and Android versions later this Summer.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/13/2013

Federal Online Gambling Bill Introduced in US by Congressman Peter King

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Republican congressman on Thursday introduced legislation to allow online gambling on a federal level, which he says will give consumers more uniformity than legalizing it on a state-by-state basis.

The move by Representative Peter King of New York follows industry lobbying for federal legislation to provide a larger, more liquid market across state lines, attracting more gamblers.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jun/06/2013

Top Gambling News: PokerAce Shuts Down, Zynga Lays Off 500 Plus Staff

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the late evening and overnight hours of June 3 and June 4. Follow us on Twitter here.

*PokerAce Online Poker Room Shuts Down – PokerNews.com broke the story late Monday that the online poker site PokerAce will be closing its doors. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/03/2013

Bubble Group, Sheriff Gaming Online Casino Sites Under Investigation (UPDATED March 2014)

A probe by Dutch authorities into a massive drug trafficking, money laundering and illegal Internet gambling business has led to scrutiny of the Bubble Group’s Sheriff Gaming online casino operations.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jun/02/2013

Online Casinos, Poker site Shut Down, Funds Seized in Alleged Drug Case

Some are calling it the “Black Friday for the Online Casino Industry” as a number of Dutch-based web gaming sites were recently shut down.  At least one poker site, AmsterdamPoker.com, was also taken down as part of the law enforcement operative. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/01/2013

Online Casinos Go Mobile: Real Time Casinos on One’s iPhone, iPad

Win Palace is one of a number of online casinos that have gone mobile effective shortly (June 1, 2013). 

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Win Palace utilizes the Real Time Gaming platform and is available to those residing in the US and throughout the world. 

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Submitted by Press Release on, May/30/2013

Top Gambling Stories: May 30 (Afternoon)

These are the top gambling news stories as they happen at Gambling911.com for the afternoon period of May 30, 2013 into the AM hours.  Follow us on Twitter here.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, May/30/2013

Indecisiveness, Exclusion Prevented Federal Online Gambling Bill From Passing

Former Nevada Congressman Jon Porter blamed the casino industry’s indecisiveness for the failure to pass federal legalization of online gambling over the past few years.

Porter, who is now a lobbyist for the industry, also said that gaming interests refused to recognize the importance of Tribal casino groups and state lotteries.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/28/2013

Bitcoin No Liberty Reserve: Shutdown to Affect Only One Online Casino

Anonymous payment solutions company, Liberty Reserve, has been shut down by federal authorities out of the Southern District of New York on Tuesday.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/28/2013

Real Money Online Slots: Achilles, Hillbillies, Funky Monkey, Caesar’s Empire

Real money online slots were available from Win Palace Casino, featuring such Real Time Gaming classics as Achilles, Caesar’s Empire, Funky Monkey and more.  

Submitted by Payton on, May/26/2013

Federal Internet Poker and Casino Bill Intro Pushed Back a Few Weeks

The introduction of a bill to legalize Internet poker and online casinos in the USA will not take place before the end of May but instead is anticipated within the next two to three weeks (June 2013).

“The Internet casino and poker bill will not be ready for introduction before congress adjourns for Memorial Day recess,” John Pappas of the Poker Players Alliance announced this week.  

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/25/2013

US Online Casinos – Win Palace Accepts American Players

US online casinos for real money include WinPalace Casino, which is offering up to $1000 in FREE BONUS MONEY.

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Some of the advantages of playing at this US-friendly online casino include:

Submitted by Payton on, May/23/2013

Bitcoin Economy Now Worth $1 Billion

The Bitcoin economy is now worth a whopping $1 billion and, despite a few near death experiences, continues to grow.  

This past weekend, some 1000 people attended the Bitcoin 2013 event in San Jose, California. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/23/2013

Skrill Unauthorized Logins Have Online Gamblers Worried

A spate of reported unauthorized Skrill logins have the online gambling community on edge.

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Skrill, formerly known as Moneybookers, is a popular money transfer platform for those gamblers living outside the United States.  It is similar to PayPal. 

Submitted by Ace King on, May/20/2013

Is This the Beginning of the End of MCC 7995 for Online Gambling in Regulated States

The new Ultimate Poker, Station Casino’s online poker property, is now accepting Mastercard transactions, making them the first licensed poker room in the United States to do so.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/18/2013

iGaming Super Show Amsterdam 2013 Lands GCB’s AG Burnett as Speaker

iGaming Business have announced that AG Burnett, Chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board (GCB), will be speaking at the iGaming Executive Conference. This C-level, invite only event is one of the seven concurrently-held conferences that take place on June 12th as part of the iGaming Super Show, which is being held in Amsterdam on the 11th – 14th June 2013.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/17/2013

Blue Monday’ Online Gambling Beneficiaries Jailed, Forced to Resign

It’s been nearly two years since close to a dozen online gambling domain names were seized as part of a payment processing sting operation. 

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/13/2013

Queen’s Speech: ‘All UK Gambling Companies Must Have License’

Online gambling companies will not be able to advertise their products in the UK without the proper license.

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The Queen’s Speech outlined the new requirements.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/09/2013

Canadian Government Caught Off Guard by Bitcoin Emergence

OTTAWA – (Canadian Press) - Canadians buying and selling an emerging digital currency are running afoul of established banks and operating in uncharted territory for financial regulators.

"The Canadian government doesn't know what a Bitcoin is, doesn't recognize the Bitcoin, and there's no regulatory agency that knows what a Bitcoin is," said Joseph David, the owner of VirtEx.

Submitted by Canadian Press on, Apr/28/2013

Will BuddyBet be the Next Social Online Gambling Phenom

Social gambling website BuddyBet has secured $3 million in funding from private investors.

BuddyBet lets buddies play against one another as opposed to playing against the actual website or a bookmaker.  The site itself focuses exclusively on sports betting but will move into other sectors in the coming months.

VentureBeat.com explains the BuddyBet concept:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/23/2013

Online Jackpot Games to Offer $2 Million at Cake Poker: Upgrades Blackjack

Popular online gaming site, Cake Poker (CakePoker.eu) has launched Jackpot Games, a selection of cash and Gold Chip buy-in casino and entertaining games that offer wins of up to $2 Million. In addition, Cake has launched an upgraded version of their BlackJack games with new, advanced features including auto play, speed settings and the inclusion of strategy tips.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/17/2013

Guns, Online Gambling Ensure Bitcoin Staying Power

As long as online gambling remains on the fringe of legality in nations across the globe, Bitcoin should emerge as a viable alternative currency for the industry as more operators come to embrace it.

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And then there are guns.

With US efforts to curb gun sales through expansion of background checks, Bitcoin suddenly becomes more attractive to gun sellers and buyers.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/15/2013

B3W Group to Fix Security Flaw in Online Poker Software

B3W Group, based out of Malta, has announced it plans this week to fix a vulnerability recently discovered by two security experts.  The company produces turnkey online casino and poker solutions. 

B3W's software updates itself over an insecure HTTP connection. Updated files are stored without digital signatures, and ".exe" files are not verified before installation. They also found issues with how B3W's software stores passwords on a person's computer.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/14/2013

PlayOLG.ca Online Gambling Website to Launch in Ontario This Year

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp (OLG) is set to launch its online gambling website, PlayOLG.ca, later this year.

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Casino and lottery type games will be offered to citizens of the province including those in its biggest city of Toronto.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/12/2013

Morgan Stanley: By 2020 Online Gambling Will be Bigger Than Vegas and AC Combined

Morgan Stanley upgraded Boyd Gaming’s stock to Overweight Thursday, sending its share price soaring. 

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Boyd, which is teaming up with bwin.party to offer online gambling in the US once regulation occurs, saw its shares climb 10.37% to $9.05.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/11/2013

Bitcoin Currency Hits $219: Stress Placed on Processors

Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has many online gambling operators starting to take notice, hit a record high of $219 on Monday.

Just one year ago, a single Bitcoin was worth just $9.

The big question now:  Are we starting to see a bubble?

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/09/2013

Breaking News

Fitz Casino Tunica Sport Book

Fitz Casino & Hotel Tunica has a total of 1134 slot machines and 20 table games for your enjoyment and there is a possibility they could be adding a sports book soon.  That's because Mississippi just legalized sports betting following a Supreme Court ruling that abolishes decades long prohibition. 

Roulette Dealer Fighting for Life Following Stabbing in Casino

Roulette Dealer Fighting for Life Following Stabbing in Casino

The Mirror has posted photos of a roulette dealer who nearly lost his life after being stabbed by a gambler as others watched in horror.

1st Jackpot Casino Tunica Sports Book

1st Jackpot Casino Tunica Sports Book

1st Jackpot Casino Tunica, formerly Bally's, is a casino in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi. It is owned by Gaming & Leisure Properties and operated by Penn National Gaming.  It could soon be offering a sports book.