Business & Financial

US National Casino Gambling Revenue Down

National gross gambling revenues fell to $30.7 billion in 2009, a decrease of 5.5 percent from 2008.

Submitted by Guest on, May/08/2010

Unemployment Up to 9.9%: Betting Market Grim Forecast

The economy added a net 290,000 jobs but that didn't stop unemployment from going up to 9.9% from 9.7% last month.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/07/2010

Sabotage Not Ruled Out In Wall Street Plunge: Bettors React

President Obama has not ruled out sabotage in Thursday's shocking near 1,000 point loss on the Stock Exchange after rebounding later in the day.

The president announced Friday morning that a full review is being conducted, and Gibbs said Obama is waiting to hear the results of a review before ruling out what might have caused it, including the possibility of sabotage, The Hill reported on Friday afternoon.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/07/2010

Chinchilla Hopes to Tax Online Gambling in Costa Rica

The first female President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, looks to raise money by taxing that Central American nation's expansive online gambling business.  Most of the North American facing onl

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/07/2010

Greece Economic Crisis: Why US Faces Big Fat Greek Bankruptcy

Wayne Allyn Root, the 2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee and frequent contributor to the website, chimes in on the economic crisis in Greece and why he thinks America

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, May/06/2010

Oil Dome Odds Not Good Say Bookies

It has never been done before.  A giant dome being submerged a mile into the Gulf of Mexico's waters in order to try and cap a gigantic oil leak.  The odds from Submitted by Guest on, May/06/2010

MGM Mirage, Sands Corp Report Earnings

MGM Mirage released earnings for the first quarter of 2010 prior to the Stock Market opening Thursday morning. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/05/2010 Closes $2,250,000 Private Placement from Unibet, Ltd.

Submitted by Guest on, May/05/2010

Las Vegas Sands Corp to Announce 1st Quarter Results

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Submitted by Guest on, May/04/2010

Bet911 Five Minutes of Fame Over: Book is Insolvent

A small and poorly capitalized online sportsbook appears close to shutting down., which quite obviously attempted to capitalize on the name but was never permitted to a

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/04/2010

Macau Gambling Revenue Hits Record

(Reuters) - Gambling revenue in Macau in April surged 70 percent from a year earlier to a record, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) (RBS.L) said, underscoring sustained growth in the world's largest and

Submitted by Guest on, May/04/2010

William Hill to Bid for Centrebet

The United Kingdom's second largest bookmaker, William Hill, is looking to acquire Australia's second largest privately held bookmaker, Centrebet.

Centrebet originated from Alice Springs, Northern Territory and was the first bookmaker to be licensed in Australia in 1993 and the first bookmaker to go online in the Southern Hemisphere. Centrebet was acquired by its biggest domestic rival, the SportOdds Group in 2003 for the sum of AUD$46.55 million. In 2005, SportOdds merged its Centrebet, and businesses into one entity, known as Centrebet.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/02/2010

Match Fixing a “Cancer” Killing Snooker: BetFred Hurt Cred?

In the midst of perhaps snooker's biggest scandal of all time, the online bookmaker has found itself caught in the middle.

BetFred sponsors snooker world champion John Higgins, who this weekend it was revealed had shook hands on a disgraceful deal to fix a string of high-profile matches after demanding a £300,000 kickback.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/02/2010

Financial Odds: Which Nation Will Drop The Euro First?

Greece and now Spain look to be in some serious trouble.  A total of 3837 people at were betting th

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/01/2010

Crown Casino To Show Off Underbelly At Logie Awards

Australia's tourism and entertainment icon, Crown Casino, gets to show of its wares on a national and international scale this coming Sunday night, with the TV smash hit 'Underbelly' in line for a

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/30/2010

Betting on the Kentucky Derby 2010: 8 Percent Back a Win-Win

When it comes to betting on the Kentucky Derby 2010,, the oldest established North American-facing online bookmak

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/30/2010

Kentucky Derby 2010: Betting Off to Brisk Start

Kentucky Derby 2010 betting officially kicked off Wednesday following the noon time post position announcements.  Trafficwise, reported a few thousand more unique visitors over las

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/29/2010

William Hill Gets Online Sales Boost

(Reuters) - Britain's second-biggest bookmaker William Hill (WMH.L) said it had made an encouraging start to the year, boos

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/29/2010

Marina Bay Sands vs. James Packer’s City of Dreams Macau

The land based casino wars continue to heat up, and 'Our James'... Australian James Packer is in the thick of the action.

Packer's Crown Casino faces increased competition down under in Australia from Sydney's revamped Star City, and now Sands has opened in Singapore, in a move that insiders say will lure whales and dolphins away from Crown Macau, but don't underestimate the loyalty to Packer. Many have bet against the Aussie - Asia Pacific casino king before and lost. Media Man and Gambling911 with the story...

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/28/2010

Casino Affiliate Programs Dirty Little Secrets Vol. 2

Insiders, punters, media and online casino entrepreneurs, journos and everyone else...

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/28/2010

888 Holdings 2nd Quarter Disappointing

(Bloomberg) -- 888 Holdings Plc, the online gambling company that supplies services for Harrah's Entertainment Inc., fell the most in a year in London trading after saying the second quarter has be

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/28/2010

Harrah’s: Online Poker Could Bring in Billions

BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) - Gary Loveman, chief executive officer at Harrah's Entertainment Inc, sees few signs of a recovery in Las Vegas, but believes U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2010

WSEX Payouts Good Only in Sears? has been reporting extensively on World Sports Exchange ( and its inability to pay these days.  The once proud Antiguan-based online sportsbook has had its reputation drag

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/26/2010

Online Poker Traffic Falls Another 2.1 Percent

Online poker has taken yet another dip where "real cash" players are concerned. reports that the decline was broad, with

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/26/2010

Online Gambling Sites Fools Not to Offer Kentucky Derby Betting

As big an event as the Kentucky Derby is, I'm amazed by how some online gambling sites still don't offer betting on the Derby or limited offerings such as "matchups only".

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/23/2010

Crown Casino Plays Restaurant and Hotel Card

Crown Casino king James Packer and his 'World Of Entertainment' empire have been telling folks that they're in the tourism, lifestyle and entertainment business for a few years now.

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/22/2010

Cake Poker Establishes Base In Malta

The Cake Network is pleased to announce that its recently established company in Malta was issued a Letter of Intent by the Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority in relation to its application for a

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/22/2010

Bet365 3rd Fastest Growing Profit of Private UK Companies

According to the Sunday Times PricewaterhouseCoopers Profit Track 100 league table, privately held Bet365 is the third fastest growing private company in terms of profit.

From EGR Magazine:

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/22/2010

Breaking News

eSports Platform Backed by Marc Cuban Gets Malta License

eSports Platform Backed by Marc Cuban Gets Malta License

The eSports platform Unikrn has been awarded a gambling license in Malta.

Crown Casinos Facing Money Laundering Charges, Accused of Machine Tampering

James Packer’s Crown Resorts is facing investigations by federal money laundering authorities and casino regulators in at least two states, the Guardian and other media outlets were reporting Thursday. 

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