Entertainment

Battle of Malta Day 2 Coverage: Thor Hansen in the House, Busts Out

We are here covering Europe’s biggest stand alone poker tournament, the Battle of Malta, all week long.  This is Day 2 of our coverage of this event, which contributes close to 20% of Malta's GDP, the most after tourism.

See Our Day One Coverage of the Battle of Malta Here

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/04/2015

Get Ready for Some Ho-rendous Poker Player Karaoke at Battle of Malta

The first big party event for this year’s Battle of Malta will be Karaoke Night at Footloose Bar in Paceville, Malta’s hip club playground area.

Hosting will be poker pro Maria Ho, who is also the host for Battle of Malta for the second straight year.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/04/2015

TV Tout Show ‘Money Talks’ Shifts Networks and is Renewed for a Third Season

"Money Talks," the reality television show that follows the day-to-day trials and tribulations of Las Vegas sports handicapper Steve Stevens, has been renewed for a third season, Gambling 911 can reveal in a world exclusive report!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/26/2015

CNBC ‘Money Talks’ to Re-Air First Season

The sports handicapping show “Money Talks”, airing on CNBC Primetime, will re-air the first season in anticipation for a third season pick up. Correction: A third season of the show has not officially been announced at this time.

The reality show follows sports handicapper Steve Stevens (real name Darin Notaro) and his Las Vegas-based crew.  Stevens runs the betting site VIP Sports, which has enjoyed significant growth as a result of the show. 

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Oct/13/2015

‘Goodfellas’ Murder Scenes Cannot be Introduced During Mobster Trial

Prosecutors will be forbidden from introducing grizzly murder scenes from the film “Goodfellas” during the upcoming October 19 trial of Lufthansa heist mobster Vincent Asaro.  The Bonanno crime figure is only facing one murder rap that is unrelated to the heist.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/12/2015

New TMZ Slot Machine Lets Players Become Part of the Action

Over the years, there have been many gambling pioneers who have left their marks on the industry and made Las Vegas what it is today.

Benny Binion.

Bob Stupak.

Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal.

Harvey Levin.

Harvey Levin???

Yes, Harvey Levin, the diminutive gay attorney who hosts two of television's most popular entertainment news programs--"TMZ" and "TMZ Live."

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/06/2015

Netflix New Series ‘Suburra’ Tells Story of Italian Mafia, Vatican and Gambling

Netflix has commissioned its first original series from Italy, “Suburra”, which tells the story of a “gruelling battle over a seaside town outside of Rome which is to be developed into a gambling paradise.”

Based on the book by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini, Suburra, the series will comprise of ten episodes that follow release of a full feature film.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Oct/05/2015

G2E Red Carpet Celebrities for Awards Show: We Thought Half of These Were Dead

A star-studded red carpet was to kick off the third annual Casino Entertainment Awards as part of this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E), featuring celebrities that looked more like a who’s who of “The Walking Dead” (and we’re not talking the actual cast from that show either).

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/30/2015

RAWA Co-Author Stumbles After Chart Gaffe at Planned Parenthood Witch Hunt

Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz seemingly wouldn’t let Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards get a word in edgewise during a Congressional grilling, which culminated with a irreprehensible error on Chaffetz part, one that he failed to correct but his quivering and lack of words spoke volumes.

Chaffetz is one of the co-authors of Restore Americas Wire Act (RAWA), a piece of legislation that looks to ban most forms of online gambling in the United States.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/30/2015

So Much for That Vanessa Rouso ‘Big Brother’ Conspiracy as Poker Pro Goes Bust

She was supposed to have been anointed the winner in an effort to promote an upcoming poker program, so said the conspirators two weeks ago. 

In the end, however, poker pro Vanessa Rousso finished third on this year’s “Big Brother”.

Early reports, now debunked, were carried across the Internet, as well as Gambling911.com:

The claim is that producers of the show want to use her win as a vehicle to promote her new show in which Rousso hosts Vegas poker tournaments.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/24/2015

‘Black Mass’ The Whitey Bulger Story in Theatres Friday

Shakespeare had his tortured Hamlet, his ambitious Macbeth, his malevolent Iago, his warring Montagues and Capulets.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/17/2015

‘Big Brother’ Rumors Stun Poker World as Vanessa Rousso Lover Calls BS

Gossip sites have insisted that “Big Brother 17” has been fixed to ensure poker pro Vanessa Rousso will win this season in an effort to promote her new show “Poker Face”. 

BetOnline

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/16/2015

‘Big Brother 17’ Fixed: Poker Pro Vanessa Rousso Preset Winner Claims Site

The gossip website Celebrity Laundry is claiming that poker pro and former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Vanessa Rousso is the fixed winner of “Big Brother 17.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/14/2015

‘Black Mass’ Mobster Film to Premier September 18

“Black Mass”, the film starring Johnny Depp as Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, is set to hit theatres September 18.

Set in 1970’s South Boston, the film looks at Bulger’s work as an informant for the FBI in an effort to destroy rival Mob factions. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/31/2015

Entertainment Odds: Next Mars Sighting After Giant Crab, Ghost Female, Monster Rat

In case you’ve been too caught up following politics, it may have escaped you that life has been discovered on Mars.  Everything from a beautiful human-like woman to a crashed space ship to a giant crab of all things.  See If Dave Mason of BetOnline Offers Odds on Next Mars Sighting Here

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/30/2015

Wayne Root to be Executive Producer of New Investigation Discovery Series

The former 2008 U.S. Vice Presidential nominee on the Libertarian ticket, Wayne Root, will act as Executive Producer for a new true crime show to debut on Investigation Discovery.

Root, who is also a contributing writer to the Gambling911.com website and best selling author, was given the green light this week for his idea by the popular cable network.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/28/2015

DraftKings Teams Up With Bad Boy Dan Bilzerian: Let Them Eat Unicorn Cake

One of the behemoths in Daily Fantasy Sports, DraftKings.com, has decided to team up with one of poker’s most colorful characters, Dan Bilzerian. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/24/2015

Jared Fogle Future Betting Off Limits But NFL Player Arrests Wagers are Available

Many folks have been inquiring as to when online gambling sites intend to begin offering betting odds on Jared Fogle, the longtime former Subway spokesperson who plead guilty Wednesday to charges of distributing child pornography and illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/19/2015

Ben Affleck Former Nanny Takes Private Jet Trip to Vegas With Boss, Tom Brady

The former nanny of “Batman” star Ben Affleck reportedly took a trip to Las Vegas with her boss and New England starting quarterback Tom Brady.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/18/2015

Dan Bilzerian Does Not Have an STD: Sues Website That Claims Otherwise

Poker pro Dan Bilzerian, who got his own Emojis this week, has filed a lawsuit against a website claiming he caught a sexual transmitted disease (also known as an STD).

That website is none other than The Dirty, which some say kicked off the Bilzerian phenomenon.  The Dirty has long been known to bust on Bilzerian.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/12/2015

Poker Playboy, Instagram Sensation Dan Bilzerian Gets Own Emojis

Poker pro Dan Bilzerian, the so-called “King of Instagram”, has gotten his very own Emojis that can be downloaded via one of two apps.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/12/2015

League of Legends Betting Odds for Sunday July 26

Sportsbook.ag has your League of Legends betting odds for Sunday’s eSports.  North American customers are welcome.

2015 League of Legends Championship - Week 9 NA LCS Summer Season - CA

Team Dignitas -260

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Jul/25/2015

The Ultimate Miami Hot Spots Guide for Daily Fantasy Sports Expo 2015

It’s our home stomping ground and nobody knows better the top hot spots for those attending the upcoming Daily Fantasy Sports Expo than Gambling911.com.  

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/25/2015

‘Dead Trigger 2: eSports Tournament’ Offers Gambling Element

Cashplay and Gamblified have teamed up to introduce zombie-laced “Dead Trigger 2: eSports Tournament”, allowing players globally to compete for real money prizes. 

“Dead Trigger 2: eSports Tournament” has opponents attempting to survive and killing off as many zombies as possible. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/21/2015

‘Britain at the Bookies’ to Showcase Coral Bookmaking Staff and ‘Degenerate’ Gamblers

A three-part documentary entitled “Britain at the Bookies” is set to air Monday evening (20 July, 2015: 21:00) on BBC.  The film documents every day life behind the scenes at Coral, one of the United Kingdom’s largest bookmaking firms.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/20/2015

Caitlyn Jenning to Cry During ESPYs Speech Will Pay $120

Caitlyn Jenning crying during her speech at Wednesday night’s ESPYs will pay out $120 for every $100 bet or $12 for every $10 bet.

BetOnline

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jul/15/2015

Caitlyn Jenner ESPYs Betting Odds: Color of Dress, Cries During Speech, More

BetOnline.ag has just released a bunch of original Caitlyn Jenner ESPY’s betting odds and props for her appearance Wednesday night.

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Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jul/14/2015

Gambler Demands Big Tips Back After Losing Two Weeks Later: Threatens Staff

A “generous” gambler tipped the betting staff big after his huge windfall only to demand all the money back after suffering a significant loss two weeks later.  He even threatened the staff at one point.

Police were called to the BetFred bookmaker shop in Manchester after being advised of the individual’s demands.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/12/2015

Poker Pro Vanessa Rousso Becomes Head of ‘Big Brother’ Household: Opts Out of WSOP

While most poker pros are participating in this week’s World Series of Poker Main Event, Vanessa Rousso, a former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, is appearing in that experiment known as “Big Brother”.  

She’s among the front runners to win and was just nominated Head of the Household.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/10/2015

Aaron Paul the Next Hans Solo? He’s Mum at World Series of Poker

“Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul is rumored to be playing Hans Solo in an upcoming “Star Wars” spinoff.  Paul is currently participating in the World Series of Poker Main Event and has yet to respond to said rumors.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/09/2015

Breaking News

Is This the Pig That Robbed the Bellagio?

A 20-year-old man who is believed to have worn a pig mask during a smash-and-grab burglary at the Bellagio casino resort appeared in court Wednesday.

One Less Day in February Results in Nevada Casino Revenue, Visitor Drop

One Less Day in February Results in Nevada Casino Revenue, Visitor Drop

With no February 2016 having one more day than this year, last month’s Nevada casino revenues fell.

Pig-Mask Bellagio Robbery Suspect Captured

Pig-Mask Bellagio Robbery Suspect Captured

A second suspect wore a cat mask and third one wore a panda mask.