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Russia turns Sochi Olympic site, Crimea into casino zones

Moscow - Russia has designated Sochi's Olympic site and the annexed Crimean peninsula as gambling areas on Wednesday, in a bid to boost investment and tourism.
In the Media by AFP

Powerball officials await winner of $124 million jackpot

A mystery winner in northeastern Ohio still needs to claim the $124 million Powerball jackpot. The lottery player matched all six numbers from the draw held on July 9.
In the Media by Elizabeth Brown - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Why online gambling is safer than gambling in person

Online gaming has been a part of the internet since the early days of the web in the mid-90s, but is a relatively new venture in the U.S.
In the Media by Elizabeth Brown

Norwegian man wins over $900 on bet after Suarez bites opponent

One fan won 5,600 Norwegian Krone which is around $916 after he bet that Luis Suarez would continue his habit of biting players during the World Cup.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

UK gambling reforms please investors but anger Labour and bookies

The United Kingdom’s coalition government has provided the first major update of British gambling legislation since the 2005 Gambling Act, with controls aimed at protecting gamblers rather than harming the gaming market.
In the Media by Sam Miranda - 1 comment

Lawsuit filed against Nevada insurance system

After several glitches stemming from the Nevada Health Link website, a Las Vegas man joins others in the first class action lawsuit against the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange and other parties involved in its creation.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Former representative speaks out against online casino ban

A former Ohio Rep. argues an online gambling ban is "wrong" for America and has called for legalization and regulation of the industry.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Las Vegas casinos begin accepting Bitcoin

Los Angeles - Two Las Vegas casinos will become the city's first to accept the Bitcoin virtual currency from this week, their owners announced.
In the Media by AFP

Las Vegas casinos begin accepting Bitcoin

Los Angeles - Two Las Vegas casinos will become the city's first to accept the Bitcoin virtual currency from this week, their owners announced Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The Bitcoin roller-coaster hits China

Bitcoin is in the news again, this time the Chinese are investing heavily in it. The question remains, can everyone profit, or only some?
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Review: Peter Schiff and the Black Stockbrokers

Black stockbrokers have won a massive settlement from Merrill Lynch over so-called discrimination. Financial pundit Peter Schiff has some strong words to say about it.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Review: Improbable odds and plots in the UK's leading soaps Special

Heard the one about the punter who put £500 on a four horse accumulator and cleaned out the bookie? That could never happen for real, could it?
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Poker sees high growth in Europe and Asia

A new study commissioned by PokerStars.com shows that Internet poker has grown in popularity in Eastern Europe and Asia since the mid-2000s.
In the Media by Marvin Dumon

Op-Ed: Click your mouse and lose your house, says gambling supremo

Ever heard of Wyatt Earp? Sure you have, he was the horse thief who became a sheriff. If you haven't heard of Sheldon Adelson, he is doing the same thing.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Legality of poker still ambiguous in US

On Friday, April 15, 2011, the American Government shut down on-line poker and branded its operators criminals. Is this still the case?
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Financiers playing poker with chips and with the economy

Las Vegas - In the World Series of Poker, a hedge fund manager has been eliminated by another hedge fund manager. What does that tell us about the economy?
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Zynga moves into Internet Gambling

Zynga, on Wednesday, took the plunge into real-money gambling, and now offers poker and casino-style games in Britain in partnership with the company Bwin Party Digital Entertainment.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Macao's casinos see record growth in 2012

Macao - After a record-breaking 2012, Macao's winning streak looks set to continue as the city's burgeoning casino resorts fill up for the Chinese New Year holiday.
In the Media by Paris Franz

Op-Ed: Soccer match-fixing scandal - Has the beautiful game gone ugly?

The Hague - European Police (Europol) announced on Monday that match fixing and corruption in professional soccer, worldwide, is more widespread than previously known and has spread into the upper echelons of the world's beautiful game.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Photo Essay ─ Can Atlantic City bounce back to its glory days? Special

Atlantic City - Over the years Atlantic City has been a perennial hot spot for summer trips and weekend getaways. It is also known for the numerous gambling establishments. Lately, the city has fallen on hard times, but can it bounce back?
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Kweku Adoboli — Scapegoat for the bankster mafia

London - Kweku Adoboli has been convicted at Southwark Crown Court of two counts of fraud. He was said to have gambled away nearly a billion and a half pounds, but isn't this what banksters and so-called traders do anyway?
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Review: Kenny and Dolly Together Show takes audience down memory lane Special

Tribute shows come in different packages. When the show is neatly packed it is first-class entertainment. When it is not, the audience can feel a bit cheated.
Digital Journal Report by Tim O'Brien

Full Tilt Poker — Business as usual?

Full Tilt Poker is back under new management. How does it shape up after the first day of real money tournament and cash games?
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Full Tilt Poker is back for play money until Tuesday

Full Tilt Poker will re-open sometime on Tuesday. Meanwhile, some players are already warming up on the play money tables. Everything else appears normal.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Illegal gambling ring infiltrates youth football, 9 arrests made

Nine arrests were made by the Broward County Sheriff's Department as part of an 18-month investigation on illegal gambling and youth football.
In the Media by Can Tran

Op-Ed: Is 'investing' skill or luck?

A recent paper published by researchers in Germany concluded that poker is largely a game of chance. So is "investing" when you hand over your money to other people.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Is poker skill or luck?

Bremen - A recent study by a German academic has concluded that successful poker players owe more to good luck than good judgment. So do financial traders.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Facebook's first real-cash gambling app launched

A real-money gambling app has just been launched on the world's largest social networking website, Facebook. This is a first for Facebook.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Didn't someone say something about Mitt being a Mormon?

Being lapsed Catholics as we are here at Liberal Grouch HQ (a hiring requirement), we understand the meaning of church dogma. It's like being in a club. If you don't follow the club rules, they can throw you out of the club. It's simple.
In the Media by Bill Schmalfeldt - 4 comments

Man leaves his baby in car to gamble, gone for 7 hours

Montville - A Connecticut man has been arrested after he allegedly left his infant son in a car for seven hours while he gambled inside Mohegan Sun Casino.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments
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Party Poker, making a simple game complex.
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screenshot from EuroMillions commercial
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Quad aces crush pocket 5s in a points freeroll on Party Poker  May 2  2012.
Quad aces crush pocket 5s in a points freeroll on Party Poker, May 2, 2012.
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Several Mega Millions tickets
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A Ladbrokes branch in Leeds
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Stud Hi Lo: runner up of 29 runners in the 21.50 on Absolute Poker, September 16-7, 2010.
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May 4  2012: Our Hero makes a full house in the $6 Stud.
May 4, 2012: Our Hero makes a full house in the $6 Stud.
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The free money one on-line gambling site has handed out since 2001.
The free money one on-line gambling site has handed out since 2001.
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Not for the first time  TheDarkMan wins the $3 stud hi lo tournament on PokerStars  November 13  201...
Not for the first time, TheDarkMan wins the $3 stud hi lo tournament on PokerStars, November 13, 2011.
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May 4  2012: The 10 point buy-in No Limit Hold  Em freeroll. All-in pre-flop with kings  Our Hero is...
May 4, 2012: The 10 point buy-in No Limit Hold 'Em freeroll. All-in pre-flop with kings, Our Hero is on the way out, then a king hits the turn and he wins with the overfull.
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Only in a soap opera could a punter win 35 grand with a four horse accumulator on a stewards' inquiry in the last race.
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Amarillo Slim Preston (1928-2012).
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Screenshot of an online poker site
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The Wiliam Hill Sunday Facebook Freeroll, April 8, 2012. At Hold 'Em if you flop a king flush you've as good as won the pot. Most of the time!
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