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Poker Writer Tom Somach Upsets Another Country

First it was Denmark.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/04/2008

Jenny Woo’s Interview With Republican Congressman Ron Paul

Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent Jenny Woo had an opportunity to sit down and speak with Republican Texas Congressman Ron Paul.  Dr.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/03/2008

Boycott Papa John’s, Pizza Hut? Is Kentucky Really The Pizza Capital?

One interesting "fact" that has come out of the debacle involving Kentucky's decision to seize 141 online gambling domains, we have discovered that the Kentucky - of all places - is the p

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/03/2008

No Bloodbath For Bookies… But Close

There were not a whole lot of dominant teams getting lopsided action in the NFL Week 9, but there were two standouts that went the way of the public.

Philadelphia as a -7 road favorite in Seattle had well over 75 percent of the action at most online gambling websites heading into game time.  They clobbered Seattle by a score of 26-7.  Some books had the Eagles getting as much as 80 percent or higher action.  Philadelphia was the most bet on team of the afternoon games.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/03/2008

Legal Documents Obtained Related to ZIP Payment Online Gambling Solutions

Gambling911.com has obtained legal documents filed by the US Government in cases against ZIP Payment Solutions founders, Edward Courdy and Michael Gardone.  Both operated a payment processing comp

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/02/2008

Australia Bookies Not Hurt Yet By Sagging Economy

THE global economic crisis is not preventing Australian punters from having a flutter on the country's biggest horse race, the Melbourne Cup, according to bookmakers who spoke with the Australian n

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/02/2008

Jenny Woo Talks To Barney Frank: Online Gambling Not Bad for Economy

As one of the key allies for the online gambling industry, Democratic Congressman Barney Frank has been working diligently to have the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) repealed.  A

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/02/2008

Boycott Kentucky: Internet Community Expresses Outrage

A website calling itself www.boycottkentucky.com orchestrated a campaign Friday to have angry Web users call Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's office e

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/01/2008

Barney Frank Discusses the Future of Online Gambling With Gambling911

Gambling911.com Senior Reporter, Jenny Woo, recently went to Washington, DC where she met up with a handful of important allies in the fight to legalize online gambling, among them chairman of the

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Oct/30/2008

Bodog Internet Gambling Leads to Money Laundering Charges

As widely feared, reports surfaced on Thursday that charges have been levied against Bodog and its falling Internet gambling empire.

Federal authorities in Maryland have filed money-laundering charges against two men, Edward Courdy and Michael Garone, who have figured in an ongoing investigation into Bodog, according to the Baltimore City Paper.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/30/2008

Mandatory Censorship in Australia Could Affect Internet Gambling

AUSTRALIA will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.  That's the latest news from the Submitted by Payton on, Oct/30/2008

Professional Poker Player, Grateful Dead Attorney Dead

A professional poker player, who doubled as the longtime attorney for the rock band the Grateful Dead, is dead.

According to media reports, Harold "Hal" Kant, 77, of Reno, Nevada, USA, who earned a championship gold bracelet and $174,000 for winning a pot-limit Omaha tournament at the 1987 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas, died October 19 in Reno from pancreatic cancer.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/30/2008

Trade Group Confident To Get Online Gambling Prohibition Overturned

The US Department of Justice filed their response brief with the US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, in iMEGA v.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/30/2008

Lefty Rosenthal Was an FBI Snitch

Back before he was mayor of Las Vegas, when he was the city's leading mob attorney, Oscar Goodman insisted he didn't represent snitches.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/30/2008

First Kentucky, Now Australia to Ban Online Poker Sites?

Taking a cue from Kentucky Governor Beshears, it appears that Australia is now looking to ban Internet access to not only porn sites but gambling portals as well.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/30/2008

Bermuda Mulls Online Gambling Option

The Bermuda government has suggested it is interested in entering the multi billion dollar online gambling industry, but at what price?

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/30/2008

Why Was Tampa Bay/Philadelphia Game Tie Graded a Phillies Win?

When Monday night's World Series game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies was suspended due to inclement weather, most fans just figured they would catch the rest of the postponed

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/29/2008

Poker Company Challenging NY State Gambling Laws

In light of the outlawing of most forms of online and live gaming, a relatively new trend has popped up.  Most commonly known as bar poker leagues, these are free to the public and most times host

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/29/2008

A Writ of Prohibition Filed In Connection With Kentucky Online Gambling Case

Writs have been filed by the Internet Gaming Council in response to a decision handed down by a Franklin County Circuit Court finding that the Commonwealth of Kentucky can seize some 141 domain nam

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/29/2008

Managers For Masters Of The Queen’s Music Stole £450,000 For Online Gambling

Michael and Judith Arnold, former long time managers of the Master of the Queen's Music, have been charged with stealing nearly £450,000 from the composer.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/29/2008

Advise Your Online Gambling Clients to Block Kentucky?

Noted online gambling attorney I.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/28/2008

World Series Suspended Graded a Tampa Bay Rays Loss, Phillies Win

There has never been a rain-shortened game in World Series history, and this was the first suspension.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/28/2008

William Hill Price Cut On Gambling Fears

LONDON (SHARECAST) - Concerns over the future of the highly lucrative fixed-odds betting terminals has contributed to US bank slashing its target price for bookie William Hill.

There is evidence to suggest that the betting terminals are a contributory factor in gambling addiction, and with a Gambling Commission report due to be published next year, Citigroup believes there is a danger they may be banned from betting shops.

The Commission could also contemplate an increase in machine gaming duty.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/28/2008

Las Vegas Casinos Go Empty During Tough Economic Times

(Rueters) - LAS VEGAS: With just days to go until the US presidential election, financial gloom hangs like a pall over visitors to Las Vegas.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/27/2008

Push to Censor Online Gambling, Porn in Australia

Australia may be looking to censor or block online gambling and porn websites according to reports that surfaced in local media on Monday.

Online users groups are warning the government's planned multi-million dollar ISP filtering policy could block a wide range of content, despite the initial plans the system would censor only "illegal material", according to The Macquarie News.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/27/2008

The Bet That Blew Up Wall Street

(CBS) The world's financial system teetered on the edge again last week, and anyone with more than a passing interest in their shrinking 401(k) knows it's because of a global credit crisis.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/27/2008

Can Kentucky Kill Online Gambling?

The online poker industry may once again be fundamentally changing in the United States.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/27/2008

Jenny Woo Explores The World of Underground Poker Rooms

In years past Underground Poker Rooms have been given a bad rap. When I think of these gaming facilities, I reference back to the 1998 movie "Rounders" with Matt Damon.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Oct/27/2008

Will the Democrats Really Help Online Gambling?

The online gambling industry is counting on a Democratic administration. After all, it's the Republican party who insisted on having Internet gambling prohibition as part of their platform.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/27/2008

Bookies Make Out Big Again This Weekend

The online sports books won out over the betting public in a big way for a second straight week.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/27/2008

Breaking News

CNBC: No sex, No gambling as China Tightens Rules on Foreign Investment

CNBC: No sex, No gambling as China Tightens Rules on Foreign Investment

New rules from Beijing prohibit investments in core military technology and anything that endangers national security, according to a report filed by CNBC Monday.

Nobody Hits Powerball: Now at $650 Million

Nobody Hits Powerball: Now $650 Mil

Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation's largest lottery jackpots will continue growing.

Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu Go at it Over Confederate Statutes

Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu Go at it Over Confederate Statutes

Negreanu: "The beliefs that Jews should be killed. Robert E. Lee believed blacks needed to be slaves. Both are vile and evil"