The US Department of Justice has approved the first round of payments to those customers affected by the abrupt closure of Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet
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Hollywood star Ben Affleck has been banned from playing blackjack the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas because he is “too good”.
The 41-year-old actor, who has starred in various gambling themed films, was stopped from playing the popular casino table game Friday night and was advised he could continue playing other games.
Socialite, reality TV star, pop singer and now….DJ, Paris Hilton, reportedly won $50,000 playing blackjack at an Atlantic City casino immediately following a DJ Gig in the seaside gambling resort that paid out $100,000.
Hilton won the money Saturday night according to TMZ.com.
Paris kicked off her residency at Harrah's "Pool After Dark" with a blowout -- DJ'ing for a sold out crowd -- and sources tell TMZ, she got paid $100,000 for the job.
Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey and Willie Nelson recently invited actress Michelle Monaghan to a game of poker, but Michelle was pregnant and had to pass.
So no playing poker when prego by doctor’s orders?
In what is clearly a naughty or nice special, a new service, Celebcalls is offering kids of all ages Christmas calls from such charming characters as Justin Bieber, Charlie Sheen, Snoop Dogg, and Ice-T.
With their Send Santa Calls program, for only $4.99 celebs call with a customized, personalized message.
Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has begun to offer betting odds on whether recording artist Kanye West will be his own best man when he marries reality star Kim Kardashian.
Odds on West being his own best man were set at 5/1 while recording mogul Jay-Z had odds of 1-3.
Kanye proposed to Kardashian earlier this week while the couple was in San Francisco.
Her former beau Rick Solomon claimed to be an online gambling kingpin early on in his illustrious career. Now Paris Hilton is winning big at the Vegas casinos.
Celebrating her 31st birthday, the socialite declared on her Twitter page she had just won $30,000 at the Blackjack tables. Way to go Paris!
Good news for ‘Girls Gone Wild’ creator Joe Francis….well sort of.
Turns out he won’t have to pay casino mogul Steve Wynn $40 million after all.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O'Donnell issued the ruling Friday, reducing the jury award in a defamation suit by $21 million.
Oddsmakers at Sports Interaction have released betting prices on Tom Cruise’s next girlfriend, making Charlize Theron the odds-on favorite.
Pam Anderson got into the online poker game a few years back – courtesy of Doyle Brunson - and that lasted about a month as the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was passed shortly thereafter.
Now Pamela Anderson is back with BamPoker.com, part of the Facebook social gaming market.
Social casino games are reportedly played by 13 percent of all gamers.
The 2012 World Series of Poker is already bringing out big name Hollywood celebrities to play, among them Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Tilly, Brad Garrett, “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon, rapper Nelly and Jason Alexander, just to name a few.
Toby Maguire, who is best known for his role of Spiderman in that comic strip film franchise, has fully settled with victims in a highly publicized ponzi scheme involving Hollywood underground high stakes poker games.
Entertainer Carmen Electra has become the new face of the popular Pokerist Texas Hold’em hand held mobile game.
Electra that will see the long-time Poker fan appearing throughout its multi-platform Texas Hold ‘Em Poker game, Pokerist Texas Poker. As the “face” of the game, Carmen Electra will greet players in the game’s loading screen, Main menu, as the poker teacher inside the game’s tutorial, and as the dealer at each table inside the game.
You talkin' to me?
A casino in South Korea hopes you'll be listening!
The Paradise Walker-Hill Casino in Seoul, South Korea, has announced that it has hired actor Robert De Niro to serve as a paid celebrity spokesman for the casino.
The casino, which is South Korea's oldest and is open to foreigners only--meaning no South Koreans are allowed in--is located in the Sheraton Walker-Hill Hotel, a luxury hotel in Seoul that is popular with tourists and foreign business people.
(PTI) - Socialite Paris Hilton had extra reason to celebrate during her birthday trip to Las Vegas after winning USD 30,000 on a game of blackjack.
The heiress jetted off to Sin City with her family to mark her turning 31 on February 17, and Hilton won the lump sum when they headed out to the Wynn casino for the evening.
In a series of posts on her Twitter page, she writes, "Just won 30k playing blackjack at Wynn Las Vegas! Yes! Birthday girl's luck! I love gambling!
Famed pop singer and former drug addict Robbie Williams is lending his face and name to a newly launched online poker site, drawing criticism from Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt and others.
Ms. Munt told The Daily Mail: 'I’m outraged by this. It directly targets his fans, including children. The money he makes should go to addiction charities.'
Spiderman star Toby Maguire is set to appear in a court hearing over an elaborate poker ponzi scheme he took part in.
Country music stars George Jones and Randy Owen are the latest to be caught up in an Alabama “vote buying” political gambling corruption probe.
The two men offered to perform with a former recording artist-turned-state lawmaker in Alabama in exchange for his vote on pro-gambling legislation. Fittingly, Owen is the lead singer for the long established country music group Alabama.
PayPerHead.com Launches new pricing, a new site, and a new campaign featuring Soprano's Johnny Sack
PayPerHead.com, an online sportsbook service provider for local agents, today unveiled a new site and a new price-led campaign featuring Vince Curatola, Johnny Sack of The Sopranos fame.
Star of the hit film franchise Spider Man, Toby Maguire, is being sued for illegal gambling according to TMZ.com.
A suspended police officer has been arraigned on a manslaughter charge in the chokehold death last May of an unarmed man he chased out of a Las Vegas Strip casino.
New rules from Beijing prohibit investments in core military technology and anything that endangers national security, according to a report filed by CNBC Monday.