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33 Arrested in India Online Gambling Raid

Police in Kandivli, India raided six gaming parlors and arrested a total of 33 people this week in a crackdown on online gambling in the region. The raid was the first of its kind in the area, as Samta Nagar police raided parlors owned by Planet G Internet Online Game and Bingo in Kandivli, as…Read More

CNBC’s Reality Series “Money Talks” to Star Steve Stevens…Who?

While lines and odds are mentioned in sports coverage in the United States rather regularly, the actual practices behind handicapping and high-stakes sports betting have rarely been delved into with any depth. So when CNBC announced they’d be airing a new reality series based around a sports betting consultant, there was some real excitement in…Read More

Daniel Negreanu Disses Tom Dwan; But Is It For Real or For Show?

Top-ranked poker pro Daniel Negreanu is at it again.  The Canadian player has never been known to not speak his mind when it comes to other players behaving badly (having previously referred to Full Tilt pros Howard Lederer and Chris “Jesus” Ferguson as “absolute, flat-out scumbags”); but now it’s legendary online pro Tom “durrrr” Dwan…Read More

Showtime Producer Bryan Zuriff May Do Time for Online Gambling Crimes

Instead of creating a compelling drama, Showtime series Ray Donovan producer Bryan Zuriff is starring in his own crime series, it seems, and it’s not having a very happy ending for the troubled Hollywood mogul.  Zuriff has now entered a guilty plea with the Southern District Court of New York – the Department of Justice…Read More

2UP Gaming Looking to Enter New Jersey Online Casino Market

Earlier this year, PokerStars tried and failed to purchase a casino in Atlantic City that would better position them to enter the American market. Now, another online gambling company is looking to do the same thing, either by buying a casino or building one of their own. 2UP Gaming, an investment firm and online gambling…Read More

Ohio Man Sues Hollywood Casino for Giving Him Winnings in Cash

Sometimes it’s hard to determine who is stupider: the thieves or the victim they’ve robbed. The following story might be a photo finish situation, but you decide. Cash and Carry It seems 29-year-old David Hayes, a gambler at the Hollywood Casino Columbus, in Ohio, was lucky enough to win $35,800 on October 21, 2012; but…Read More

Federal Theft Trial Begins for Former Pequot Tribe Chairman

Michael Thomas, a disgraced former Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation chairman, is now facing federal theft charges involving inappropriate use of a tribe-issued credit card during hus tenure from 2003 to 2009.  Thomas, who chaired the Indian tribe that owns Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino, is charged with using the business card to personally rack up $80,000 in limousine service…Read More

Galaxy Gaming CEO Reassures Shareholders After Regulatory Denial

A Nevada-based casino table games developer, manufacturer and distributor is trying to reassure worried shareholders after the company’s California “suitability to do business” rights were revoked by that state’s Gambling Control Commission recently. Defending Letter Galaxy Gaming CEO Robert Saucier has sent out a four-page missive to investors, claiming that all the issues decried by…Read More

Full Tilt U.S. Reimbursements Could Take Another Two Years

If you’ve been waiting for your Full Tilt money since April 15, 2011 – the day the Feds froze all assets for the three major U.S. online poker sites – and hope to get your money back, you might want to cool your jets; there’s still a myriad of loopholes for the courts and reimbursement…Read More

Bronx Assemblywoman Arroyo Questioned About “Gambling” Winnings

Normally, hearing that someone has won big at a casino is a cause for joy, or perhaps a little bit of jealousy. In the New York State Assembly, though, it has become a source of suspicion over where one assemblywoman’s pay day might really have come from. Winnings from Where? The New York Daily News…Read More

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Ire for Spain’s EuroVegas Project

Sheldon Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation and a top player in the worldwide gambling industry, is about to find out exactly how much power he wields; he’s currently locked in a heated battle with the government of Spain regarding their strict anti-smoking laws. Word is that Adelson says unless that ban is lifted…Read More

Filipino Authorities Want Gambling Tycoon Okada Charged

A joint fact-finding panel between the Filipino National Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice has recommended that charges be filed against Japanese gambling magnate Kazuo Okada, as well as more than 25 other individuals and 10 “juridical entities” in relation to the operation of Okada’s casino property in the Philippines. No Dummies The charges…Read More

Galaxy Gaming Nixed for California Casino Licensing

The four-member California Gambling Control Commission has voted unanimously to uphold a previous ruling that said Galaxy Gaming California LLC is unfit to do business with the state of California.  The California company is a subsidiary of its Las Vegas-based parent, Galaxy Gaming Inc. Even more scathing, the Commission specifically stated that Galaxy CEO Robert…Read More

Buddhist Monks Gambled Away Donation Money in Casinos

Last year shocking secret video footage was revealed showing a group of monks enjoying a game of poker while drinking and smoking in a hotel room, which included a number of Buddhist monk leaders from the Jogye Order, the largest Buddhist order in Korea. Casino Trips Taken Ven Jangiu of the Jogye Order has now…Read More

Former £10 Million Lotto Winner Now Working for £6 An Hour

As Britain’s most notorious jackpot lottery winner, Michael Carroll earned the title “King of Chavs”, which is basically the British equivalent of being king of the rednecks, after pocketing just shy of £10 million (almost $15 million) on the UK’s National Lottery. Bad Fortune Carroll famously won the fortune in 2002 at the age of…Read More