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Regional News

Online Poker Cash Games in Italy

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/20/2011

Germany Online Gambling Tax Hike Not Likely: Bwin.Party, Betfair Surge on News

Germany is unlikely to hike taxes by 17 percent on all online gambling stakes after the European Union condemned the idea on Tuesday.  This sent Bwin.Party shares surging.

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Bwin.Party topped the mid-cap gainers board, up 7¾p to 140p, while online betting exchange Betfair Group gained 16½p to 632p.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/19/2011

Betdaq Cuts Off Australian Online Gamblers

The betting exchange Betdaq has stopped accepting online gambling business from Australia.  It is reported that the company was operating there without a legitimate licence. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/15/2011

Bodog Claims First UK Online Gambling Licence

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/14/2011

Online Poker in the UK to See Reforms

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/11/2011

French Regulators Cut Off Full Tilt Poker: Company Unable to Prove it Can Pay Players

Just days after the Alderney Gaming Commission suspended Full Tilt Poker’s license in the UK and elsewhere throughout Europe, French authorities have done the same.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2011

Atlantic City Paves the Way for Smaller Casinos

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/15/2011

Las Vegas Falls to Number 3 Behind Macau, Singapore of top Gambling Destinations

Las Vegas is now the number three gambling destination in the world, falling behind Macau and Singapore

Las Vegas continues to lose some serious ground to its Asian counterparts, more specifically Macau and Singapore.  While Macau has been blowing Sin City out of the water in recent years, Singapore has just claimed the number two spot of top gambling destinations this week. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/07/2011

Star City Casino Investigation into Self Imposed Bans

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/06/2011

Australian Federal Police - FBI Gambling On Success

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Jun/04/2011

Macau Says Gambling Revenue Surges 42 pct in May

By Farah Master

HONG KONG, June 1 (Reuters) - Gambling revenue in Macau, the world's largest gaming market, jumped 42.4 percent in May to 24.3 billion patacas ($3 billion), the Macau government said on Wednesday, bolstered by unabating demand from mainland tourists eager to gamble in China's only legal casino destination.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/01/2011

Australia: How to Help Problem Gamblers

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Jun/01/2011

Chicago to get its First Casino

(Reuters) The Illinois House of Representatives on Monday passed a gambling expansion bill that would bring a casino to Chicago.

The measure passed by a vote of 65-50.

Submitted by Guest on, May/31/2011

MGM China IPO at HK$15.34 per Share

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/26/2011

Don Johnson $11 Million Atlantic City Blackjack Wins a “Streak of Good Luck”

The man who took Atlantic City casinos for $11 million in blackjack wins called it “an incredible streak of good luck.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/26/2011

New Zealand SkyCity Casino Staff Forced to Wear Flea Collars

Employees of New Zealand’s SkyCity Casino in Auckland are being forced to wear flea collars in recent days to ward off the nasty critters.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/24/2011

Macau Casino Stocks May See Short Term Drop Second Half of 2011

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/24/2011

More Headaches for PokerStars as Company Faces Australia Action

PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker room, could be fined in Australia. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/23/2011

Sky City Group Plans To Build Casino In Darwin; Aussie Casino Wars May Escalate

Sky City Casino has released previously top secret plans for a 50 million dollar resort - casino featuring villas which could cost as much as two thousand dollars a night.

The flashy integrated resort is to be built next to the current land based casino site, at Little Mindil, with the company also looking at the operation of a corporate jet to shuttle VIP whales between Asian cities and Darwin.

The Chief Minister Paul Henderson says it's fantastic news for the Territory.

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, May/20/2011

Fallout From Costa Rica Raids Continues

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/19/2011

Casinos Reopening in Tunica Following Record Floods

The Gold Strike Casino was among three properties that began opening for business this week following two weeks of record flooding from a swollen Mississippi River

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/19/2011

Gold Strike Casino Reopens in Tunica

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2011

California Wants Online Poker Legalized Now

California Senator Lou Correa has amended his California bill SB40 in an effort to legalize online poker in the state before federal legislation is passed.

Correa has marked his bill with an “urgency category”, resulting in the bill remaining active to progress at this year’s legislative phase without having to beat committee deadlines.

The only thing needed, a signature from Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2011

MGM China IPO Price at $3.6 Billion

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/17/2011

Galaxy Casino Opens in Macau: Price Tag $2 Billion

With a price tag of just $2 billion (that’s with a “b”), the extravagant Galaxy Casino opened in Macau, the world’s largest gambling Mecca.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/15/2011

Breaking News

Adam Friedman Defeats Phil Hellmuth to Win WSOP $10k Dealer's Choice for Third Straight Year ($248,350)

Adam Friedman Defeats Phil Hellmuth to Win WSOP $10k Dealer's Choice for Third Straight Year ($248,350)

Bracelet number 17 was not meant to least not yet.   Phil Hellmuth, the record 16 World Series of Poker bracelet winner, was taken down by Adam Friedman Wednesday night in the Dealer's Choice Championship.

Bitcoin Notches Record High, Day After U.S. ETF Debut

Bitcoin Notches Record High, Day After U.S. ETF Debut

Bitcoin climbed to a record high on Wednesday, and the first U.S. bitcoin futures-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) built on gains after a solid debut on Tuesday.

The Sunday Special Pot Limit Omaha at America's Card Room

Pot Limit Omaha gets some much-deserved attention at America's Cardroom with the weekly Sunday Special PLO at 2:30pm ET.