Gambling News
Gambling News - Archive 2008-10
Bingo Player Places Small Stake to Win Big

We all hope to win big when we play the lottery or our favorite gambling game. But for most of us that is just a dream. We spend dollar after dollar hoping to strike it rich. For one woman from West Yorkshire the dream was not impossible. The nurse spent just £12 and turned it into £200,000 in just seven days. (31/10)

Terminator Slot Game Launched on Party Casino Website

Online slot games come in every shape, size and color. Some are created based on the old style of slot play and some are created in new ways using new technology. It seems new games are coming out almost every day to keep online slot players with new and exciting games to try. (31/10)

Bermuda Could Enter the Online Gambling Market

As many countries are leaving the online gambling market, or placing restrictions on certain aspects of the market, one country is wanting in on the action. Bermuda many be interested making the large amounts of money that can be earned from online gambling. The government of the island has been looking into entering the market. (31/10)

$58 Million Powerball Lottery Winner from Pennsylvania

A very large Minnesota Powerball Lottery has been won but not by a local. Players from other states have been buying the tickets and cashing in big. The lucky winner was from Pennsylvania and will be awarded $58 Million. (31/10)

Devils Wheel Spinning Tonight at Casino Website

Today is Halloween and as everyone begins to get ready to go out for the night, online casinos are gearing up for a night in. Many online casinos are hosting special Halloween parties or promotions on their websites tonight. The Casino dot com website is having a special roulette game tonight as well as many other Halloween related games. (31/10)

Singles Looking for Love Can Enjoy Poker Too on PKR

There are two things you can find in abundance online: Dating sites and online poker rooms. Online Poker Room, PKR, has decided the two should join forces. Starting in November, PKR will be working with the Lovestruck website to create online and face to face poker nights for singles looking for love. (30/10)

Avid Gambler Sues Australian Casino

Most everyone understands that when you gamble at a casino you may lose. There is no guarantee that you will walk away with any money and most of the time you walk away with less than you had to begin with. But no one expects a casino to lure you to lose money. Harry Kakavas is a high roller in Australia and thinks differently. Harry is suing the Crown Casino in Melbourne stating they lured him to gamble after he lost a substantial amount gambling at other casinos. (30/10)

At Least Twelve Arrests Made in Casino Craps Case

In an ongoing investigation of Foxwoods Resort Casino and the Mohegan Sun Craps scam at least twelve people have been arrested. The scam took place at both casinos and craps dealers were allegedly allowing players to make late bets and then the dealer would collect payment later for allowing the late bet. (30/10)

Policemen Caught Playing Mahjong Instead of Patrolling the Streets

The men decided to gather in a home in Jalan Tebrau and gamble on a game of Mahjong. The five officers are in their 20s and 30s and were dressed in their uniforms and were supposed to be on patrol duty in various parts of the area. Instead they were playing Mahjong and placing bets. (30/10)

Greek Betting Outlets Opened by Stanleybet International

One company is working their way into the betting market in Greece. Stanleybet International is moving into the Greek gambling market by opening two retail outlets that will specialize in football betting and seasonal sporting events. One store will be opened in Athens and the other in Thessalonica. (30/10)

Men Plead Not Guilty to Gambling Scheme Allegations

Earlier this month three men were indicted for cheating at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. Four men were involved but only three had been charged. On Monday the three men plead not guilty to the charges. (29/10)

National Wheelchair Players Association National Championship Results

The National Wheelchair Players Association National Championships took place this past weekend in Brea, California. Players came from all over to compete in the event and hopefully win the first place prize. The event was hosted by Diamond Billiards and was a $7,500 added tournament. (29/10)

Virgin Games Casino Launches new Blackjack Game

Virgin Games launched the Virgin Casino website in 2004 and since 2006 the site has undergone a complete over hall which includes adding new games for their players. The site just recently announced the addition of a new blackjack game that offers better odds for winning. (29/10)

$30,000 Slot Tournament at the Las Vegas Hilton

The Las Vegas Hilton Hotel and Casino will yet again be holding a slot tournament where players can win large amounts of cash. The tournament will begin on November 11th and continue until the 12th. Players can register on November 10th the day before the tournament. (29/10)

Online Bingo Magazine Launched at 888 Ladies Website

As you know ladies love a good magazine and 888 has decided to amp up their ladies bingo website by adding an online bingo magazine. Ladies will be able to view the magazine online while enjoying a game of bingo or just to catch up on the latest trends and goings on. (29/10)

Atlantic City Casino Smoking Ban Overturned For Now

Citizens either love it or hate it, but smoking is now permitted again at Atlantic City Casinos. The City Council voted to overturn a temporary smoking ban that began just twelve days ago. The mayor, Scott K. Evans, signed a measure after the vote to overturn the ban. (28/10)

Jordan Brown Advancing in Snooker Challenge

Twenty one year old snooker star, Jordan Brown, arrived in Austria this past weekend to compete for the world amateur championship. Brown is the Northern Ireland senior champion and holds the title of the all-Ireland under 21. (28/10)

PokerStars Sunday Million Results

PokerStars Sunday Million Poker Tournament had 7,415 players enter which put the site short of the $1.5 million guarantee. PokerStars had to add $17,000 to the prize pool to create the massive guarantee. (28/10)

Bet24 Hires New Chief Executive Officer

Bet24, an online gambling operator has hired a new Chief Executive Officer. Maria Karlsson has been appointed the new job title. Lotto Lindquist-Brosjö held the job for two years and has now decided to leave the company to pursue other business interests. (28/10)

National Lottery Operator Launches Television Ad Campaign

Camelot, a National Lottery operator, is launching a new television ad campaign. The new campaign will focus on the people who hold positive attitudes when they enter the drawing. The new ads are set to air this coming weekend. (28/10)

Gold Mega Jackpot Stands at Almost $1 Million

Slot players at PartyCasino really have something to look forward to as the Gold Mega Jackpot on the online casino site has grown to almost $1 million. The jackpot has not been hit yet and one lucky player stands to earn a ton of money. (27/10)

Halloween Prize Draw at Sun Bingo

Bingo players will find a ton of great prizes up for grabs this Halloween at Sun Bingo. The online bingo site has decided to host a Halloween prize draw with high dollar prizes up for grabs. So while the kiddies are scooping up the candy you can try your luck at winning a great prize. (27/10)

Play65 Offers New Deposit Options for Backgammon Players

Play65 is an online backgammon website and they recently announced the addition of two new deposit methods for their customers. Play65 has added Instant Banking and Paysafecard, both methods will make it safe and convenient for players to deposit money into their account. (27/10)

JackpotCity Launches Multiplayer Blackjack Tournaments

Online casino JackpotCity has launched Multiplayer Blackjack Tournaments that are specifically created for card counting and players can not only compete against the house but also other players. The new Tournaments are on a global online network that hosts Daily Freerolls, Scheduled Tournaments and Sit & Go tournaments (27/10)

South Korean Court Rules Against Betting on Golf

Just recently the Supreme Court in South Korea upheld a ruling that stated placing a wager on a game of golf is considered gambling. The rule was first put in place by an appellate court and then moved on to the Supreme Court. (27/10)

Players Remain Undefeated in US Open

The 33rd Annual US Open 9-Ball Championship has been taking place over the past few days at the Chesapeake Convention Center in Chesapeake, Virginia. The best of the best players have showed up to play and hopefully take the top honor. Two players have shown great promise for the win and so far remain undefeated. (24/10)

NBA Bets Now Allowed at Palms Casino

The Palms casino has been in operation since 2001 and in that time period the casino has never been allowed to take NBA bets at their sports book. That is until now. This past Thursday the NBA board of governors voted unanimously to allow the Palms, run by the Maloof family, to accept bets on NBA games except those that involve the Kings NBA Team. (24/10)

Loyalty Club Now Available at Red Hawk Casino

Red Hawk Casino has yet to open in California but already the casino is offering players a chance to join their Loyalty Club. The casino is scheduled to open this December but the casino’s executives want players to be ready to visit and take advantage of their Loyalty program. (24/10)

Devilfish Travel Launched by Devilfish Poker

Devilfish Poker, an online poker site, has launched a new program that will help their players travel to major poker tournaments. The new program is called Devilfish Travel and players can earn points to trade in for a trip to the event of their choice. (24/10)

Georgia Man Wins $42 Million Playing Lottery

When someone wins the lottery, their life instantly becomes easier. It becomes easier to pay off your car or buy a new home or just take a vacation. But when you win an extremely large lottery it can set you up for the rest of your life. That is exactly what happened to Mark Staffa from Rockmart, Georgia. (24/10)

New Bingo Platform Launches at Bingohuone Website

Entraction, a software developer for online casinos, has created a new bingo platform. The new platform has launched for the first time on the Finland’s Bingohuone website. This is the first client for Entraction to have used the new software. (23/10)

Las Vegas Hilton to Host Haunted House Slot Tournament

With Halloween just a week away many people are beginning to make plans for a spooky fun night. One option, other than trick or treating, would be to visit the Las Vegas Hilton Casino. The Casino will be hosting a $75,000 Haunted House Slot Tournament on Halloween night, October 31st. (23/10)

Estonia Approves Stronger Regulations for Gambling

Measures have been taken by the Estonian Riigikogu (the parliament) to create stronger regulations for the gambling industry in Estonia. Laws have been replaced that were considered inept for their purpose. The president must approve the new law before it can be considered a working law. (23/10)

Keno Tournament This Weekend at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino

John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino in Sparks, Nevada will be holding a $17,000 Keno Tournament this weekend. The tournament is set to begin on October 25th and players can register by calling the casino and paying a $400 entry fee. (23/10)

Hard Rock Casino Drops Blackjack Minimum for Weekday Mornings

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is one hotel that has made a change. Starting now on the Weekdays, players will be able to enjoy $10 minimum blackjack tables. From 7 AM to Noon, players will be able to get their money’s worth while playing blackjack. (23/10)

2009 Conference Dates Set for BetMarkets

BetMarkets conference was created by Clarion Gaming and powered by Best Gaming Technology and was designed to provide a platform for international sports betting professionals to network and learn from one another. The 2008 conference had a great turnout so the 2009 conference dates have now been released. (22/10)

First Three Players Named to Play in Mosconi Cup

Party Casino’s Mosconi Cup is scheduled to take place at the Hilton Hotel in Portomaso, Malta on December 11th through the 14th. Matchroom Sport announced the first three spots for each team have been filled after the conclusion of the World Cup of Pool. (22/10)

John Higgins Wins Royal London Watches Grand Prix in Glasgow

Ryan Day played his hardest but even the strongest comeback could not hold off John Higgins who took home the win at the Royal London Watches Grand Prix in Glasgow this past weekend. The event took place starting on the 11th of October and came to conclusion on the 19th. Higgins won his first ranking event in a long eighteen months. (22/10)

Player Wins Caribbean Stud Jackpot at Bodog

Many online gamblers dream of hitting a big jackpot. It’s why we play, the thrill of the chance to win such a large amount of money. Kelly J of California has felt the thrill of winning when just this week she won a large jackpot while playing Caribbean Stud on the Bodog Casino. (22/10)

Casino Rip Adds New Skill Game to Website

Game Account is a United Kingdom skill gaming group that provides players with skill games on their website Casino Rip. Game Account recently added a new skill game to the website called Three Card Slots. The new game is an instant win game that is based on traditional poker and three card brag scoring. (22/10)

Mahjong Tournament Set for This Weekend at Mahjong Time

Mahjong Time, a mahjong online gaming site, will be having a World Series of Mahjong Monthly Madness Tournament on October 26th. Players must pay a $100 fee to enter the tournament or if a player is a Mahjong Time League Member then the fee is $75. The event will have a $1,000 prize pool up for grabs. (21/10)

UltimateBet Adds Adam Levy to Star Players Team

Adam Levy, a twenty six year old from Orlando, Florida, has joined the Star Players Team for UltimateBet. Levy is the fifth player to join the UltimateBet team. Annie Duke is UltimateBet’s Cardroom Consultant and according to her a Star Player must have an undisputed high level of skill, integrity, and respected in the online poker world. (21/10)

Pennsylvania Bingo Caller Accused Of Calling False Numbers

Bingo is supposed to be an exciting and fun game that you can enjoy and share with friends. One Pennsylvania man decided he really wanted to share with his friend so they decided to rig a local bingo game and take the jackpot for themselves. (21/10)

First United Kingdom Licensed Online Casino Launched by IG Sport

IG Sport is a London based spread betting firm. The Company recently announced that they have launched the first online casino licensed by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. The site is powered by the Canadian firm Chartwell Technology Incorporated. The Canadian company provides the software for the website. (21/10)

Kanemoto Mitsuhiro Wins Baccarat Challenge

The Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino, in the South Pacific, was the site of the Baccarat Challenge. One hundred and thirty players showed up to participate including many women players. This event was the fifth and final Baccarat Challenge for the year. (21/10)

William Hill Sees Growth in Business; Strikes Deal with Playtech

William Hill, the online betting operator, casino, poker and online bingo provider, has reported the company has had a strong third quarter. William Hill has also stated that they have seen “little evidence” that the slow economy has affected their business. (20/10)

WinADay 3D Casino Launches New Slot Machine

WinADay casino is a three dimensional online gaming provider. The website was recently released by Slotland and has had great success. The site offers players a gambling experience in a 3D fashion. The site just added a new 3D slot machine to their lobby called Heavenly Reels. (20/10)

Google Allows Gambling Related Advertising in the United Kingdom

In 2007, Google had decided to put a blanket ban in place on all forms of gambling related advertising which included play-for-fun sites. As of this past Friday, the Company has changed their decision and will now allow gambling related advertising to appear next to search results that are aimed at United Kingdom users. (20/10)

Player Profile Database Launched at WSOB

The World Series of Backgammon has launched a new database on their website for players of the WSOB events. The site has created a WSOP Profile that is a semi-automated database that holds players profiles along with information of official WSOB event participants. (20/10)

Indiana Woman Wins $1 Million in State Lottery

Amber Martin is a mother from Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was just starting her day when a simple decision changed her life forever. Mrs. Martin had just dropped off her children before she started a day of running errands. Before beginning her busy, Mrs. Martin decided to stop for a cup of coffee at a Sparky Mart and while there she bought a scratch-off ticket. (20/10)

Name Change in the Works for Neteller

Neteller is a leading provider of online payments for such industries as online casino, bingo, poker and sports betting. The company recently announced that they are looking to change their name from Neteller to NEOVIA Financial Plc. Neteller has sent out paperwork to shareholders and also providing a copy on their website for viewing. (17/10)

Ladbrokes Bingo Begins Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Today will be the beginning of a fruitful month for Breast Cancer Awareness. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month many businesses and companies have started campaigns to earn money for cancer research. Ladbrokes Bingo will begin a campaign today that will raise money for the Wear it Pink Breast Cancer Awareness. (17/10)

Blackjack Plans Delayed for Tampa Florida Seminole Hard Rock

According to a recent news report in Florida, the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa has decided to delay plans to add new card games to their casino. These games mainly would consist of Blackjack. Officials are not sure when plans to add the games will resume. (17/10)

Gin Rummy Sees Large Rise in Gamers

Since the 2006 regulations passed by the United States government, skill games have seen a large increase in online players. People have found alternative games to play instead of playing games where bets can be places. One such game that has seen an increase of 35% is Gin Rummy. (17/10)

Ryan Day Knocks Ricky Walden Down a Notch

Ricky Walden, the new Roewe Shanghai Masters champion, was bumped in the Royal London Watches Grand Prix by Pontycymer potter Ryan Day. The event was held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center in Glasgow, Scotland. (17/10)

Derby Chairman Unconcerned about Match-fixing Allegations

Adam Pearson, Derby Chairman, has stated that he is not concerned about the allegations being made toward the Derby’s 2-1 victory over Norwich. The Football Association has received documents showing extraordinary betting patterns in the Asian market so now many believed the match was fixed. (16/10)

First Ever Carnival PokerPro Challenge Sees Great Success

PokerTek Inc is a creator of automated poker tables and related software. PokerTek began a poker tournament using their automated poker tables back in January and now has just finished the grand final. The tournament was title the Carnival PokerPro Challenge which saw PokerTek and Carnival cruise line working together. (16/10)

Casino Tropez Releases Two New Slot Games

Casino Tropez has released two new slot games to increase the gaming options for their players. Both slot games are themed and have many options to create a real casino like experience for the player. Wild Spirit is a Native American style slot machine while Silent Samurai is a ninja style slot. (16/10)

2nd Billiards Stars Search To Begin in November

The second half of the Billiards Stars Search is set to begin on November 5th and continue until the 9th. The Star Billiards Center in Grace Village, Quezon City will be hosting the event and many billiards enthusiasts are expected to compete. (16/10)

Smoking Ban Begins at Atlantic City Casino

Yesterday was the first day Atlantic City gamblers were unable to light up while visiting a casino. Although the casino industry objected, a blanket smoking went into effect yesterday and is scheduled to last at least twelve days. After that time period the ban could be put on hold for at least a year if the mayor signs a measure that would delay it. (16/10)

Borgata Adds Side Bets to Baccarat and other Table Games

The Borgata Hotel and Casino has decided to add a new feature to their table games to spice up game play. The Casino has added a series of side bets that vary according to what game you are playing. Adding the side bets creates a different experience for the everyday player and is less expensive than adding new games to the casino. (15/10)

Bingo Scotland Throws Online Halloween Party

The Bingo Scotland website is going to celebrate Halloween by throwing an online Halloween party. The party is set to take place on October 29th and bingo lovers are invited to join the fun. Players will get the chance to participate in a raffle and possibly win prizes. (15/10)

New York Man Wins $3 Million Lottery

Martin and Amelia Ortiz are a hard working couple in their thirties. Both have been working extremely hard and saving money so they can afford to buy a house. On a recent trip to the Palisades Center mall Mr. Ortiz decided to buy a Money Money Money instant ticket and surprisingly won $3 million. (15/10)

PacificNet to Exhibit New Mobile Mahjong Game

PacificNet is a provider of gaming technology and e-commerce in China. The company recently announced that they would hold and exhibit at the 10th China Hi-Tech Fair that will house their new mobile Mahjong Game. The Fair is set to take place on October 12-17th and the mobile game will be in Booth 7-B05. (15/10)

Florida Man Charged with Cheating at Iowa Casino

Jose Polance-Osvaldo, age twenty five of West Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for allegedly cheating at a roulette table at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa. (15/10)

Joey Testa Wins Blaze 9-Ball tour in Vineland, New Jersey

Vineland, New Jersey was the latest stop of the Blaze 9-Ball Tour and Jose Garcia’s pool room, Q-Ball was the place to be for competitors. Many players played well but there could only be one winner and Joey Testa played his best and took home the victory. (14/10)

Moh Keen Ho Quits National Snooker Team Training Camp

Moh Keen Ho is a young teenager that the Malaysian Snooker and Billiards Federation wanted to turn into a world beater. Keen Ho is a Sea Games gold medalist and showed great promise. Keen Ho has now quit the National Snooker Team training camp and will no longer be under the care of the National Sports Council. (14/10)

Casino of the Wind Has Celebrity Opening

The Mohegan Sun certainly has something to celebrate as they have recently opened their new casino, the Casino of the Wind. The casino has decided to dedicate the month of October as a celebration of the casinos opening. This past Saturday, several celebrities were on hand to experience the new casino and celebrate its opening. (14/10)

Argentina May Soon Block Online Gambling

It seems that now a days in the world, a country either is for online gambling or not, there is no middle ground. It also seems that more often than not, countries are decided to place limits on online gambling if not cutting it off completely. Argentina is one country that is close to making it impossible for citizens to gamble online. (14/10)

Full Tilt Online Poker Series X to Start in November

The Full Tilt Poker website has announced the dates for the upcoming Full Tilt Online Poker Series X. The series will begin on November 5th with a $256 pot limit Omaha Knockout with a prize pool of $200,000. The series will have twenty five events with a total combined prize pool of over $15 million. (14/10)

Skill Games Do Not Require License in Bangalore

Bangalore is the state capital of Karnataka in India. The city of Bangalore has been experiencing problems with the police force. Runners of skill games have been told they must obtain a license to run skill games legally. However, the Court sees otherwise. (13/10)

Live Interactive Bingo Show to Air on Nuts TV

Netplay has just announced that their new interactive bingo show will begin airing on Nuts TV on November 1st. the new show is filmed live and will be broadcast two times each day. Netplay owns the online bingo site, Bingos, and has been revamping the site ever since. (13/10)

BettingStar24 Website Bought by TouchBet Limited

TouchBet Limited is a high-end betting exchange supplier. The Company recently announced they have acquired the BettingStar24 website. As its name sounds, BettingStar24 is a sports betting website. TouchBet Limited will be running the site from their operations in Malta. (13/10)

888 Casino to Host Second Slots Tournament for October

The 888 Casino website is hot this month with online slots tournaments. The site just completed the Video Poker Tournament and are now about to begin the Spin City Tournament. Slots players can take their chances during this two day slots tournament to try and win big prizes. (13/10)

Two Charged in Nebraska Keno Case

Almost one year ago, three people from Blue Springs, Nebraska, were charged with tampering with keno machines for their own benefit. Jana Fletcher was charged with a Class III felony while Roberts Roberts and Jamie Phipps were charged with manipulating one of the "blower" machines that are used to call numbers for Keno. (13/10)

Player Hits Slot Jackpot Twice in Two Weeks

Frode was playing Football Rules, his favorite slot game at Casino Tropez, when he won his first progressive jackpot of €38,100. Then a little over one week later, Frode won an even larger amount on the same machine, €293,144. (10/10)

Iowa Man Wins $10,000 Playing Powerball

Paul Simonsen, from Iowa, has won $10,000 from a Powerball drawing this past Saturday. Simonsen bought his ticket at the Kum & Go in Walnut. He claimed his prize on Tuesday of this week at the Iowa Lottery’s regional office in Council Bluffs. (10/10)

Bingo Ball Calls Updated at 888Ladies Bingo

888Ladies Bingo has decided to update their bingo call terms to create a more modern atmosphere. The site has traded their older call terms to a more fresh, celebrity style terms. Bingo call terms are words used for the pairing of each number during a bingo game. (10/10)

Brumby Government to Expand Keno in Victoria

Twenty five hundred clubs and pubs in Victoria will soon have Keno as well as related games to offer their customers. The Brumby Government has decided to start a ten year plan that will introduce more gambling products and services to Victoria. The plan will see an expansion of Keno and other games. (10/10)

Eddie Abraham Wins Blaze 9-Ball Tour Event

The Blaze 9-Ball Tour had their first stop of October at One Shot Billiards in Somerset, New Jersey. The event took place on the 5th and was a $1,000 added tournament. Many players showed up to participate but Eddie Abraham would be the one taking home top honors. (10/10)

Proposed Casino Opposed by Maine Ski Resorts

A casino project has been proposed in western Maine and three ski resorts in the area are opposed to the build. The resorts believe a casino would take away from the state’s image as a family friendly place where you can enjoy outdoor life and activities. (09/10)

The Venue to host WSOP Circuit

The Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana will be hosting the World Series of Poker Circuit in their auditorium called the Venue. From October 24th to November, the Venue will see players competing for thousands of dollars as well as seat to the Main Event of the WSOP which will take place at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this summer. (09/10)

Madrid Sports Betting License Awarded to Betbull Bwin JV

Betbull plc and bwin Interactive Entertainment joined together last year to form Betbull bwin Espana SA, a Spanish business venture. Since that time the company has been trying to receive a betting license in the province of Madrid. The company has now secured that license and can now begin their branded stores and third party points of sale under the w1nners brand. (09/10)

Dutch Professor Says Poker is a Game of Skill

Many debate whether the game of poker is a game of skill or chance. If the game can be classified as a game of skill then many countries would be able to enjoy the game online. A Dutch professor who is an expert in probability and statistics has stated that he helped create a formula that clearly shows poker as a game of skill. (09/10)

Mirada Gaming Reveals Virtual Dealer Roulette

Mirada Gaming is an internet games developer that is based in London and Madrid. Miranda Gaming has released their newest product called Virtual Dealer Roulette. The new software offers a complete synchronization; single wallet gaming that is capable of being broadcast to television. It can also be streamed live to licensee websites and games will be played on all major platforms simultaneously. (09/10)

Ireland to Use Internet Casino Regulation to Boost Economy

While other countries are trying to regulate and shut down internet gambling, Ireland is trying to use the avenue to boost their economy. Ireland wants to use Internet casino regulation to provide jobs and cause a major boost to their economy. (08/10)

Junior Billiards Champions to Represent United States Announced

The Junior Billiards Champions who will be representing the United States in the 2008 World Pool Billiard Association Junior World 9-Ball Championships were recently announced by the Billiard Education Foundation. Nine players were chosen to represent the United States in Reno, Nevada during the Championships. (08/10)

Delay in Ticket Printing Causes Man to Sue Lottery

Joel Ifergan, of the Montreal area, is suing the Loto-Quebec claiming that he should have won the $13.5 million prize. Ifergan claims that if his ticket had printed correctly he would be the winner of half of the $27 million jackpot. (08/10)

World Championship of Snooker Could Move to China

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association have a contract with the Sheffield City Council that will see the Snooker World Championships in Sheffield until 2010. Sheffield has been the home of the Snooker World Championships for the past thirty one years. Once the contract is up the Championships may be moved to China. (08/10)

Casino Gaming LLC Releases New Craps Bet at Las Vegas Casino

A new betting option for craps players has been officially released by Casino Gaming LLC. “7 Point 7” was released at The Orleans Hotel and Casino on September 17th. The Casino is the first to try the new betting option for craps. (08/10)

Another Online Poker Site Shuts Down

As the economy continues on a downward spiral, it seems to have finally reached the online gambling community. A few websites are being shut down or facing financial losses due to economic woes. One such site having to close down is Duplicate Poker. The site had just recently announced their signing of a quarter of a million users, but now has decided to close. (07/10)

Viva Macau Releases Sportsbook

Viva Macau is a relatively new online gambling website. The company has been adding new information and content to their website since launching earlier this year. The most recent addition to the site is the Viva Macau Sportsbook. The Sportsbook was created to help new customers understand betting on sports and hosting betting opportunities for their customers. (07/10)

Doyles Room Seized by Kentucky Commonwealth

The state of Kentucky has been in the news quite often lately as the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet have been trying to block their citizens from accessing online casinos. Officials from the state claim that laws of the state give them the authority to take “illegal gambling devices” and in this instance that includes domain names. (07/10)

West Virginia Gaming Center Adds Three Card Poker to Line Up

The Tri-State Racetrack and Gaming Center in Nitro, West Virginia has added several games to their gaming center in the hopes of providing more options for players. Despite the additions, many are worried that the economy problems may have an effect on people placing bets. (07/10)

WagerWorks Online Casino Adds New Slot Machine

WagerWorks is an online casino based in London and a subsidiary of Reno-based International Game Technology (IGT). The group provides games such as mega jackpots, slots, table games and keno. WagerWorks has received a new online slot game from IGT called Triple Fortune Dragon. (07/10)

Iowa Lawmaker Suggests Keno for Bars

Tavern owners in Iowa are upset as a statewide smoking ban has been set into place. The bans were placed in July and since then bar owners have seen a loss in revenue. To satisfy bar owners, Iowa Representative Brian Quirk has suggested that the state allow video keno machines to be placed in the bars. Quirk believes this will be a way for bar owners to recoup the revenue lost since the ban was enforced. (06/10)

Let’Em Ride Player Wins Large Jackpot at Bodog Casino

Zachary M. was playing Let’Em Ride at Bodog Casino when he hit a large jackpot. Zachary won $159,000 after hitting a royal flush on the progressive jackpot. This is a large win and Zachary managed to hit the jackpot after placing a side bet. (06/10)

Schwarzenegger Signs Bingo Legislation

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a piece of legislation that will allow charities and nonprofit organizations to run high stakes bingo games and at the same time outlawing non-Indian bingo machines. Earlier this month there was strong opposition to this legislation by the California Charity Bingo Association. (06/10)

Chinese Businessman Loses $3 million in one night

Most people love a night at the casino playing their favorite card game or hitting the slot machines. For most people it is the thrill of hoping they will win or just for fun but for some people, gambling is serious business where some serious cash flow is wagered on a single card. It’s a big gamble that sometimes pays off and sometimes does not. For one Chinese businessman on a trip to Australia it was a bad night. (06/10)

New Legislation Supported by the Poker Players Alliance

Senator Robert Menendez has introduced legislation, S.3616 that would help create a regulated environment in the United States for games of skill. Those games would include the game of poker. The Poker Players Alliance was consulted by Menendez and after that consultation; Menendez drafted the bill which is called the Internet Skill Game Licensing and Control Act. (06/10)

NBA Referee Report Clean of Additional Scandal

The NBA recently released the results of a review that was conducted after the Tim Donaghy scandal. The NBA officiating program was subject to a review by Lawrence B. Pedowitz, a former chief of the Criminal Division in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Pedowitz was appointed to review the league by the NBA and was to make recommendations on his findings. (03/10)

Police Raid Poker Tournament during CAP Conference

Poker players and those in the industry gathered recently to attend the CAP in Barcelona. During this time players who have earned seat to a private cash poker tournament are getting ready to try and win the large prize. However, their hopes were dashed when local authorities raided the poker tournament. (03/10)

Cherry Red Online Casino Open for United States Players

Cherry Red is a new online casino created to give players a “roaring twenties” vibe. The site accepts United States players which is a bonus given the current situation. The new online casino has eighty casino games created about a “twenties” feel. (03/10)

Mother and Daughter Charged in Lottery Theft

A couple of weeks ago I reported that a family was fighting over a $3.5 million lottery win in Canada. The stepfather, Gerald Moore, claimed that his wife had stolen his lottery ticket and gave it to her daughter, his stepdaughter, to cash in and claim. There was an investigation into the allegations made by Mr. Moore and now charges have been filed against the wife and daughter. (03/10)

Blackjack Freerolls on BetUs Online Casino

BetUs, an online gaming provider, is consistently running blackjack freerolls for players who enjoy a good game of blackjack. The freerolls take place every Thursday of the week and blackjack players will have three more chances to play in a tournament for a small buy-in. (03/10)

Senator Introduces Bill That Would Regulate Online Poker

Legislation was introduced last week by Senator Robert Menedez (D-NJ) that if passed would legally define poker as a skill game. This would create a regulatory environment for the game of poker to be offered online in the United States. Since the passing of the UIGEA, this is the first bill concerning online gambling to be introduced to the Senate. Other legislation similar to this bill has been presented to the House of Representatives. (02/10)

European Roulette Tournament Coming to InterCasino

InterCasino, an online casino provider, will be holding a European Roulette Tournament beginning on October 11th that will continue until the 20th. Players will be pitted against other players and the top players of each time period will finish in the money. (02/10)

Snooker Academy Begins at Padiham Snooker Center

Last weekend the Paul Hunter Foundation Snooker Academy began teaching young players the game of snooker. The academy is taking place at Paul Rinaldi’s Padiham Snooker Center. Twenty seven young kids were on hand to participate in the first part of a ten week process. (02/10)

Maryland Anti-Slots Group Wants Radio Ads Taken off the Air

Marylanders United to Stop Slots is an anti-slots group from the state of Maryland. The group has stated that they want a radio station, WBAL-AM, to pull two ads that are being aired. These ads were created by the pro-slots rival organization, Maryland For Our Future. (02/10)

Online Bingo Rooms Added to Wink Bingo

Wink Bingo opened online in the United Kingdom back in February and since then has seen great success. The site was voted the Fastest Growing Site by Bingo Street, an online bingo information site, and has continued to live up to their reputation. Wink Bingo recently added new online bingo rooms to allow more players and chances to win on the site. (02/10)

Betezy Teams up with Gold Coast Titans

The Gold Coast Titans announced yesterday that they have teamed up with Betezy, with an agreement that should earn up to $3 million for the Titans in the next three years. Michael Searle, the Titan Chief Executive, revealed the deal with Betezy and stated that the online betting revenue could completely compensate for the loss from many of the clubs for league funding. (01/10)

World Series of Gin Rummy Tournament Scheduled for November

John Hainline’s World Series of Gin Rummy will be presenting The Holiday Classic, a gin rummy tournament at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 16th. The tournament will take place through the 19th and be a non smoking event. (01/10)

Hoyle 2009 Games Released by Encore

Last week, Encore Software announced that they were releasing three new additions to their Hoyle game series for Mac and PC users. The new Hoyle Puzzle & Board 2009, Hoyle Card 2009 and Hoyle Casino 2009 are now available for fewer than twenty dollars apiece. (01/10)

Illegal Online Gambling Site Busted

It was recently reported that an online gambling ring was being operated out of Manila by Korean citizens. South Korean prosecutors have busted the ring in August. The gambling ring earned around $100 million over an eighteen month period according to officials. (01/10)

Bodog’s Casino School Features Baccarat As well As Other Games

Bodog has created an online casino school that teaches players how to play all of their more than seventy games. Players who need advice can call the wagering help line 24/7 for any help that they need. (01/10)

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