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Online Gambling Bill to be Introduced by Barney Frank Next Week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Rep.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/28/2009

Harrah’s Gets Hit Hard By Economy: 2009 WSOP Hotel Rates Slashed


The world's largest casino operator and owner of the World Series of Poker, Harrah's Entertainment Inc., reported first quarter financial results Monday that showed a further decline in revenue.  The company said its revenue had declined 13.3 percent to $2.254 billion in the first quarter.  The pinch was felt especially hard in Las Vegas where these numbers were 20.5 percent (down to $686.4 million) while cash flow fell 27.9 percent to $198.6 million. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/28/2009

Delaware Legislators to Consider Legalized Sports Betting Tuesday

Delaware's legislature will consider allowing wagering on all sports when its session resumes today.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/28/2009

Poker Pro Phil Hellmuth Among the Kentucky Derby Mint Jubilee Party

Poker pro and spokesperson, Phil Hellmuth, will be among the many celebrities attending the May 1 Mint Jubilee, a party leading up to Satur

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Apr/27/2009

James Packer’s Crown Casino Gives Up on Las Vegas

James Packer's Crown has ruled out injecting more cash into the stricken US casino development company Fontainebleau Resorts after the US company's banks withdrew financing for a $US3 billion ($4.2

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2009 Abruptly Scraps Plans to Attend 2009 WSOP

In a sign of the worsening economy,, one of the top 10 most read poker news sites, has decided to scrap all plans to attend this year's World Series of Poker (WSOP). 

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2009

EFF and ACLU Step Into Kentucky Gambling Domain Case

The Web Host Industry review is reporting that a court appeal designed to cur

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/27/2009

2009 Kentucky Derby Field Wide Open for Betting

Heading into Wednesday's post position designations it has become abundantly clear to those of us at that there is no clear cut favorite despite I Want Revenge technically having th

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/27/2009

Attempted Robbery at Michael Gracz Poker Game

Poker Pro and World Series of Poker bracelet winner Michael Gracz was reportedly playing in a home poker game in his hometown

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2009

William Hill Intends to Move Jobs Offshore

In a blow to the British government, the number two largest bookmaker, William Hill, has threatened to move approximately 90 jobs in the Internet division offshore. 

Bookmakers warned the chancellor, Alistair Darling, before the Budget that increases in gross profits tax on betting would stifle competitiveness, particularly for their online businesses, and force them to consider relocating staff, according to the Financial Times of London.

Last week, Darling increased the GPT on bingo from 15 per cent to 22 per cent.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/27/2009

A New Chance for Online Gambling

Is online gambling coming in from the cold?

When the U.S. Congress cracked down on Internet betting in 2006, the big, publicly traded European companies that had dominated the business closed up shop in the United States. Growth in the booming industry shifted away from these companies, once the darlings of the stock market, to private operators in offshore locations like Antigua and the Isle of Man.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/26/2009

Poker: Annette Obrestad Sucks, David Williams Says Shut The F*** Up!

Everybody is on Twitter and that means your favorite professional poker player.  This edition of Poker Tweets is brought to you by<

James Packer’s Las Vegas Nightmare Just Got Worse

James Packer's largest investment in the gambling mecca is in dire straits after a US casino development company in which his Crown had invested defaulted on $US800 million in loans.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/26/2009

Gambling Sites Add Odds Early on 2009 Kentucky Derby

It used to be that the online gambling websites wouldn't offer betting odds until after the post up positions were announced for the Kentucky Derby.  Even up until last year, nearly half the Inter

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/26/2009

California Poker Bill Unveiled

iGaming News reports exclusively on the unveiling of California poker legislation on Friday. has been

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/24/2009

Marijuana, Online Gambling Good: Personal Financial Management Bad

If Congressman Barney Frank had his way, online gambling and marijuana would be legalized.  However, he would not allow personal freedoms when it comes to one's own financial decisions.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/24/2009

Betfair Wants Access to Customer Medical Records

How much is too much when it comes to verifying a customer's identity?  The industry standard for online gambling generally involves a copy of one's driver's license and at least one recent utilit

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/24/2009 Names Will Griffiths to Top Marketing Spot, one of the fastest growing online poker rooms open to US players, announced today the appointment of Will Griffiths to the post of Marketing Director.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/23/2009

Recession Forces Mainstream Media to Reconsider Online Poker Stance

With an understanding that online poker, casinos and sports betting take in several billion a year, mainstream media outlets once opposed to advertising with related venues are now beginning to und

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/23/2009

Poker Players Take On NFL Over Internet Gambling Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Poker Players Alliance is betting $3 million that it can overturn an Internet gambling ban, or at least carve out an exemption that would legalize and regulate online poker.<

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/23/2009

Doyle Brunson has Almost 500 Twitter Followers in One Week

Following's announcement that poker icon Doyle Brunson had debuted his Twitter page, the Texas Dolly already has almost 500 followers.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/22/2009

Pro sports betting is a game of inches, too

In a 1988 installment of the CBS News program "48 Hours" that explored the Las Vegas scene, Dan Rather interviewed Michael "Roxy" Roxborough, the influential sports oddsmaker.Submitted by Guest on, Apr/22/2009

Craigslist Killer Had Gambling Problem Say Authorities


A Boston man accused of slaying a Manhattan woman he met won Craigslist, the popular online classifieds website, may have owed significant gambling debts.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/22/2009

Aristocrat completes capital raising

Aristocrat Leisure Ltd says it has completed an institutional placement of about 61.5 million ordinary shares at $3.25 per share to raise $200 million.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/22/2009

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear: Bet on Races That Have Already Run

The beleaguered governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshear, has an interesting idea for gambling in his state:  Bet on races that have already run.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/21/2009

Station Casinos Sues Internet Company Over Web Sites

Station Casinos Inc. is suing an Internet company based in Panama that it says is infringing on trademarks Station owns for three of its Las Vegas hotel-casinos.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/21/2009

Bodog Gets Its Domain Back

After much chest thumping about how Bodog would never cave into so-called "Patent Trolls", the company has reportedly gotten its much coveted domain name back.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/20/2009

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Won’t Approve Online Gambling Legislation

On the moral front, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will not approve online gambling.  She is dead set against legalizing the activity, all for personal and religious reasons.  Of course if enough of

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/20/2009

Poker Players Alliance to Spend a Paltry $3M on Lobbying

The million plus member strong Poker Players Alliance has announced its intention to spend $3 million on lobbying to overturn the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) or at least carve

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/20/2009

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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