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Mobile Gambling Industry to Thrive in Coming Years Mobile Gambling Industry to Thrive in Coming Years

Mobile marketplaces such as Google Play and Apple’s App Store are now filled with millions of apps, many of which are free but require players to pay small fees to enhance their experience. Though such a business model is new …

Mega Millions Jackpot Nearing $300 Million

So far this year, the Mega Millions jackpot has not reached the $300 million mark. However, it looks like that is about to change as the current jackpot for Friday’s drawing is estimated at $291 million with a cash option …

Powerball Ticket Worth $16 Million Unclaimed

According to Florida lottery officials, there was a $16 million Powerball ticket sold in May that has still not been claimed. Powerball tickets have to be turned in for their winnings 180 days from the date of the drawing, and …

Mega Millions Jackpot Continues To Climb

The Mega Millions jackpot is continuing to climb after no one matched all six numbers during Tuesday night’s drawing. The jackpot is now at a whopping $181 million, and if not one matches the numbers on Friday, that number may …

Powerball Winner of $213 Million Jackpot Speaks
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Whenever discussions of playing the lottery come up, people are always quick to point out the odds of winning – 1 in 175,223,510 – a figure that Powerball winner Carlo Mitchell’s wife adamantly pointed out every time her husband played: …

Mega Millions Jackpot Estimated $115 Million
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No one matched the Mega Millions numbers last night, which increases the total jackpot to $115 million. The winning numbers for the November 5 drawing were, 2-11-42-64-74 and Mega Ball: 2. The estimated jackpot for this drawing was $99 million. …

Clemson’s Tajh Boyd Says Gambling Rumor Isn’t True

The past week hasn’t been so great for Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd. Not only did the Heisman hopeful have a poor showing in a 51-14 loss against Florida State this past Saturday night, some gambling rumors involving Boyd have surfaced, …

UltimatePoker.com Launched As First Legal Online Poker Site In Nevada UltimatePoker.com Launched As First Legal Online Poker Site In Nevada
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The state of Nevada now has its first legal online poker site since its legalization in February. Online residents of the state (21 and over) may partake. The site is UltimatePoker.com, and is run by “online poker specialists” with over …

Robot Blackjack Dealers Will Always Stack The Deck Against You Robot Blackjack Dealers Will Always Stack The Deck Against You

I love and hate Blackjack. The simplicity of the game means I can actually understand the rules, but the game is always stacked against the players in favor of the dealer. Now a robotics company is removing the last defense …

New Far Cry 3 Trailer Shows Off Gambling, Hunting, and Crafting

Though pre-orderers may still be despairing that Far Cry 3′s release date was pushed back to the far edge of the holiday season, it is still one of the most hotly anticipated games of the year. The open-world first person …

Online Gambling Legalization Getting Closer To Reality Online Gambling Legalization Getting Closer To Reality
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It looks as though the proverbial floodgates are about to be opened in the online gambling debate. Nevada has already passed a law and New Jersey is likely to follow soon, according to Pillsbury lawyer Jim Gatto. He adds that …

Internet Gambling and Substance Use Linked

With the click of a mouse or touch of a mobile phone screen gambling is now at our fingertips 24/7 with Internet play. With this increased access to gambling, are online gamblers more prone to risky behaviors than offline gamblers? …

Real Online Gambling for Zynga Games?

According to Business Insider, Mark Pincus, CEO of social gaming company Zynga, said at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom conference, that online gambling and Zynga’s games are a “natural fit.” “I think it’s a good natural fit. I …

Full Tilt Poker Gets License Revoked, Players Still Left Without Refunds Full Tilt Poker Gets License Revoked, Players Still Left Without Refunds
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Unfortunately, if you still have money tied up in Full Tilt Poker, the chances of you seeing it any time soon are worse than pulling that case Ace on the river. Three months after their gambling license was suspended, Full …

Analyst Weighs in on New Online Poker Bill, Expresses Optimism
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A new Internet gaming bill was recently introduced to the U.S. House that focuses specifically on poker. The Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2011, or H.R.2366, would regulate online poker and would create an interstate licensing program for Internet poker websites.

Online Poker Site DoylesRoom, Others Seized Online Poker Site DoylesRoom, Others Seized
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If you visit popular online poker site DoylesRoom.com, you will see a graphic not unlike the ones we saw on Black Friday, when PokerStars, Full Tilt, and Absolute Poker were taken down by the federal government. The site has been …

Betting Site Weighs Facebook’s Future

An online gaming brand that measures its popularity in terms of Google Alerts has begun to lay odds related to another dominant online force.  Bodog is taking bets on whether Facebook will first attract 1 billion users or make an initial public offering.

Controversial Gambling Domain Seizure Ruling Expected This Month

Back in 2008, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced that he wanted to shut down 141 Internet gambling sites in the state in an effort to stop unregulated online gaming. He filed a civil suit against the domain names and asked the court to force the sites to block access to Kentucky users or give up control of their domain names.

Economy Won’t Dampen NCAA Office Pools

You might think a rough economy would put a damper on March Madness office pools this year. Not so, says Microsoft. In fact, according to their survey, Americans are betting their brackets will outperform their 401(k) this year.
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Casinos Warned About Card-Counting iPhone App
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The Nevada Gaming Control Board is warning casinos about a Blackjack card counting application that can be used on the iPhone or iPod touch.

The Board received the information from the California Bureau of Gambling Control, which learned, of the application from a Northern California Tribal Casino.

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Domain Names Equivalent To Billboards?
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Seizing a domain is like seizing a billboard, argue the attorneys appealing Kentucky governor Steve Beshear’s attempt to take possession of 141 gambling domains. Even if domains were forfeited, users could still access gambling sites via IP addresses, which become destinations without signs over them.