World's online gaming authority since 1995

William Hill Waits for New Jersey Sports Betting Approval

As New Jersey continues to battle the U.S. courts and numerous pro sports leagues about the legalities of sports betting in the Garden State, a major sports book – the Las Vegas-based subsidiary of William Hill, the UK’s biggest bookmaker – has come up with a clever way to garner market share and pave the…Read More

Maine’s Problem Gambling Remains Problematic

By most accounts, the expansion of gambling in the state of Maine over the last three years has been a success. There is now a second full casino in Oxford, while the state’s first casino – Hollywood Casino – has been allowed to expand to offer table games along with slots. And all this has…Read More

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

Labour MP Disses Sports Books, Takes Donation from Retired Bookie CEO

Chuka Umunna, cited as the rising star of the UK’s Labour Party – who has publicly announced his discontent towards the bookmaking industry – got his own hand caught in the sports book cookie jar after accepting a donation of £20,000 (more than $30,000) from a retired premier sports betting company CEO. Slaps Bookies While…Read More

I’m Not a Lumberjack and I’m Not Really OK; Angry Gambler Strikes Back

Ever seen a lumberjack in a casino? Probably not, since most lumberjacks don’t generally carry their axes around with them on evenings out. But two stories have popped up in the media showing that non-lumberjacks don’t necessarily stick to these rules. Axing For Trouble The first of these two tales of violence occurred in a…Read More

Scientists Can Track Problem Gamblers, But Do Casinos Want to Know?

Problem gambling has long been one of the most pressing issues in the gaming world. While the vast majority of gamblers have no problem playing responsibly, the small percentage who do develop compulsive gambling problems can cause significant harm to themselves, their loved ones, and society as a whole. Who Wants to Know? That’s why…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

Detroit Seniors Arrested for Operating Illegal Bookmaking Ring

An elderly couple living near Detroit, Michigan were arrested recently after being accused of owning and operating an illegal sports betting operation. The couple surrendered to police after being made aware of the charges. The twosome, John Zunich, 70, and his wife Ellen Jane Zunich, 68, were initially arraigned on charges that they failed to…Read More

Macau Pawnshops Profit by Funding Gambling Trips for Chinese Tourists

Boasting the highest casino gambling revenues in the world, Macau is awash with glitz and glamour. Now piggybacking on that success like a tobacco monkey are Macau’s pawnshops, which also use the flashing neon lights to spruce up the fact that punters are selling some of their most valuable possessions. Cash-strapped gamblers who have blown…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

Archbishop of Canterbury Says Church Can Invest in Gambling and Porn

The Archbishop of Canterbury was recently left blushing with embarrassment after it was found that the Church of England had bankrolled Wonga, one of those payday loan firms that are known for resulting in more debt than they solve. With their sky-high interest fees and annoyingly catchy advertisement jingles, their M.O. is to lure in…Read More

nTrust CEO Says Bitcoins Will Never Be a Mainstream Payment Option

Poor Bitcoin. It’s like Rodney Dangerfield: it can’t get any respect. Not from the people who could take it to the next level anyway. And the very reason some touted it as the best way to move currency around online may be the exact reason it will never achieve mainstream acceptance. At least, according to nTrust…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

Woman Awarded $775,000 for Tripping on Laughlin Casino Speed Bump

There are a lot of ways in which you might win a jackpot at the casino, but it’s a rare day when the money is won in the parking lot, rather than on the casino floor. For tourist Alice Swanson – awarded a judgment of $775,000 by an earlier jury, which the Nevada Supreme Court…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