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Don’t Bet the Zynga Farmville (Yet Anyway)

Traversing the current meteoric, yet volatile, universe that is real money online gaming is not for the faint of heart, as Zynga, the San Francisco-based social media games developer, is finding out the hard way. The company behind popular Facebook free-play games like “Farmville” and “Words with Friends” is discovering that moving into a real-money…Read More

Hello Casinos: New Japanese Political Party Pushes Gambling Agenda Hard

It has to be kind of embarrassing for Japan: once the unquestioned leader in manufacturing throughout the world, the Asian island-country now seems to have fallen way behind its more aggressive brethren across the Asian panoply.  But now an upstart Japanese political party, the Japan Restoration Party (JRP) intends to change all that by getting…Read More

Niklas Heinecker Wins GuangDong Asia Millions Poker Tournament

With the World Series of Poker in full swing, you might expect all of the world’s top players to be converging on the Rio in Las Vegas in an attempt to win as many bracelets as they can. Why then, were John Juanda, Isaac Haxton, Sorel Mizzi, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Gus Hansen and dozens of…Read More

Dutch Investigations Shut Down Seven Online Gambling Sites

Despite Holland veering more and more towards legalizing online gambling, seven Dutch online casinos were taken offline recently as a result of allegations of money laundering. In addition, three men were detained in order to assist the authorities in their investigations. Three Suspected in Money Laundering Scheme Brothers Michel and Maurice Gregoire, along with Stijn…Read More

Powerball Winner Comes Forward; Jumped Line to Win $590 Million

Finally the lucky winner of the record-breaking $590 million Powerball jackpot has come forward, following a few weeks of tension as everybody in the Zephyrhills, Florida region, where it was known the ticket was purchased, waited; and it’s an 84-year-old widow. Took Lump Sum Payout Florida resident Gloria MacKenzie, who lives in a modest tin-roof…Read More

Crown Casino Not Liable for Kakavas Gambling Losses, Court Rules

They say that the house always wins. This time, the house got a little help from the court system. The Crown Casino in Melbourne scored a big legal victory when the High Court of Australia ruled that they did not have to give back the millions lost by gambler Harry Kakavas over the course of…Read More

High-Rolling Attorney Trashes Las Vegas Hotel Suite for $100K

It’s your birthday, and you’re an invited guest of the chi-chi Encore on the Las Vegas Strip’s Gold Coast, right in the heart of all the well-heeled action. You’re a 45-year-old successful California workers’ comp attorney, and you and five of your closest buddies arrive for a weekend of debauchery and fun, nestled into your three-bedroom,…Read More

Canadian Benny Chen Wins 1st Millionaire Maker WSOP Event

How do you turn $1,500 into $1.2 million in just four days? If you’re Benny Chen, you do it by taking down the very first Millionaire Maker World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas.  The extremely superstitious Chen wouldn’t even keep his family up in Prince Edward Island, Canada apprised of his status until…Read More

Foxwoods Submits $1 Billion Massachusetts Casino Plan

The Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut is one of the largest casinos in the United States and one of the most successful Native American casinos in the country. Still, after recent failures in Pennsylvania and the struggles of their new MGM Grand casino property, there were questions as to whether Foxwoods would continue to try…Read More

Legislators Vote to Ban Kiosk Wagering in Nevada Bars and Taverns

The Nevada Assembly has voted unanimously to ban wagering kiosks in the state’s bars and taverns, as well as any other properties that hold restricted gaming licenses. The 41-0 vote was a show of support for the casino industry, who obviously would just as soon not have any neighborhood competition.  The new gaming measure, Senate…Read More

Colleges, Private Businesses Offer Training for Massachusetts Casino Jobs

It’s not news that Massachusetts is planning for a major casino expansion. In the years to come, there will be three new resort-style casinos and a slots parlor added to the Bay State, all of which should attract plenty of steady revenue to this formerly gambling-free area. Still, there’s one major question to be answered:…Read More

Online Poker Rivalry Between Stations Casinos and Caesars Interactive Like a Boxing Match

It’s sort of a Celebrity Death Match: the new wam-bam verbal spat between Stations Casinos and Caesars Interactive in Nevada. Not long ago, World Series of Poker executive director Ty Stewart gleefully noted, “I think the market is ready for a first-class product,” alluding to Stations Casinos’ slightly inglorious kickoff of their UltimatePoker online gambling…Read More

Two Out of Four Canadian Winning Lottery Tickets Claimed by One Man

We all know life isn’t fair, and now we just have more proof of that: a Canadian man has produced two of the four winning tickets in a recent record-setting Canadian lottery jackpot.  Harry Black, from Surrey, British Columbia, decided if one ticket was good, two were better, and played the same set of numbers…Read More

Pair Found Guilty in New Zealand Roulette Scam

Two gamblers were found guilty of participating in a scam that earned them $7,000 in winnings at the SkyCity Casino in Hamilton, New Zealand. The two players colluded with a dealer using a twist on a classic scheme that allowed them to place their bets after they already knew what the results of each spin…Read More

UK Pubs May Double as Bookies with Controversial New Law

There is certainly no shortage of critics to new planning laws which allow bookies to set up shop within Britain’s pubs, in what has been dubbed a “free for all” on the high streets around the UK. Pubs as Bookies The new planning laws have been introduced for an initial two-year period, and give shops…Read More