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If nothing else, Vancouver Canucks' Roberto Luongo will always have Poker

Roberto Luongo, 34-year-old goalie for the Vancouver Canucks, is also a serious poker player. He's ready to take part in the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas on July 6th. Luongo was a participant in last year's WSOP Main Event coming in at 634th of 6,598 players. His prize was a total of $19,227. In the hockey circuit Luongo is a popular man as...

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Canadian Senate Recesses without Sports Betting Bill

This week the Canadian Senate recessed without passing Bill C-290 aimed at permitting single game sports betting in Canada. The bill has been blocked in the Senate for more than a year despite the overwhelming approval in the House of Commons and support from nine provincial governments and the Canadian Gaming Association. "Continued shameful inaction and proc...

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Update: Sportsbet Removes Disputable Advert

In the wake of loud reactions and the threats from the Victorian provincial government, Sportsbet has agreed to remove its witty but rather offensive "Rooting for the Wallabies" advert. Paddy Power's Australian subsidiary said that painting over a 170m x 90m advert will cost A$20,000. The disputable advert was painted on the field near Melbourne airport announ...

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EGBA Pessimistic about Sports Betting Progress in Germany

The trade body representing most of Europe's major online betting companies European Gaming and Betting Association has expressed a pessimistic view of the restricted market opening for sports betting in Germany as a year has passed and the local developments showed no progress. "This confirms the concerns of Europe's leading gaming companies and the European...

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Premier League: Everton rejected Manchester United offer for Leighton Baines

Manchester United have offered a £12m bid to Everton for England defender Leighton Baines but it was rejected by the Toffees. New Manchester United manager David Moyes has made Baines one of his priorities for the summer transfer window after moving from Goodison Park to Old Trafford. The initial rejection won't stop Moyes as he apparently is preparing an improv...

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FIFA Confederations Cup: Spain to face Brazil in the final

Tournament favourites Spain set up a clash with Brazil in the Confederations Cup final after a thrilling 7-6 penalty shoot-out victory against Italy in Fortaleza on Thursday. Spain substitute Jesus Navas converted the decisive penalty kick after Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci missed from the spot. Italy played a great tactical game and dominated the field for mo...

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Update: NFL Player, Aaron Hernandez, Faces Murder Charges

Police are on the hunt for an additional suspect that may be involved in the murder of 27-year-old Odin L. Lloyd. Ernest Wallace, 41, is said to be 'armed and dangerous.' According to a statement from the Bristol District Attorney's Office, Wallace is facing the charge of accessory after the murder of 27-year-old Lloyd. Lloyd is the victim Hernandez is acc...

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NFL Player, Aaron Hernandez, Faces Murder Charges

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, was arrested from his home and charged on Wednesday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a friend, Odin Lloyd. On Thursday the judge denied him bail. Hernandez's lawyer argued that the case against him is circumstantial and he is not a flight risk but it had no effect on the judge's decision. The...

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16 People Arrested in New Jersey Online Gambling Operation

New Jersey enforcement officials busted a gambling ring and arrested sixteen people in an operation against a Monmouth-based online sports betting enterprise this week. Over half a million dollars in cash and 12 vehicles were seized across four New Jersey counties and in New York City in an action named "Operation Shore Bet". The authorities have set millio...

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Motor Sports: Mark Webber to quit Formula 1

Red Bull Australian driver Mark Webber has decided to end his Formula 1 career at the end of the 2013 season. He won't leave motor sports for good though, he is set to join German company Porsche's new sportscar programme, which includes an attempt to win the classic Le Mans 24 Hours. Webber had a few offers to remain in F1, either with Red Bull or another top te...

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Wimbledon 2013: Roger Federer suffers earliest tournament exit since 2002

Reigning champion Roger Federer suffered his earliest exit at Wimbledon since 2002 as he was the victim of a shock second-round defeat by world number 116 Sergiy Stakhovsky. Seven-time Wimbledon winner Federer lost 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 7-6 (7-5) on Wednesday, a day that has also seen a record seven players retire through injury. The events seem to be favouring...

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Update: Appeal Court to Hear New Jersey Case against PASPA

Today's appeal court hearing staging New Jersey's case against the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) attracts a lot of publicity as a panel of U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals judges considers a judgment by Judge Michael Shipp which did not go in favour of New Jersey governor Chris Christie earlier this year. New Jersey representatives...

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Globet Partners with Sbtech to Create New Sportsbetting Platform

The UK bookmaker Globet signed an agreement with the turnkey sports betting solution provider SBTech as a first step towards launching a new sportsbetting platform to be provided by SBTech experts. "SBTech has shown they are fully experienced and knowledgeable in their ability to help bookmakers take their offering to the next level, and their expertise will a...

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Coral Advert Mistakenly Aired during Children's TV Slot

An advert for the UK bookmaker Coral was broadcast nine times on Saturday 25 May between 06:42 and 08:42 on Turner Broadcasting's Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels, which represents a breach of gambling advertising rules, the British Broadcasting Corporation reports. As soon as the Advertising Standards Authority received complaints, Coral instantly remov...

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Formula 1: McLaren play down British Grand Prix success chances

McLaren say obtaining a podium finish at this weekend's British Grand Prix will be at least "challenging" for their two drivers. The team have had a tough season so far with neither Briton Jenson Button nor Mexican Sergio Perez finishing higher than fifth. McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale says taking points in Sunday's race at Silverstone is a more rea...

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Transfer News: Juventus to sign Carlos Tevez

Manchester City and reigning Serie A champions Juventus have agreed a deal for striker Carlos Tevez to join the Italian side in a transfer worth up to £12m. City accepted an offer of £10m that could be increased by 2 million pounds with add-ons. The Argentinian international forward is in Italy on Wednesday for a medical and to discuss personal terms and the...

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888 Becomes Title Sponsor of Snooker Tourney

According to the latest announcements, 888casino and Matchroom Sport have signed a sponsorship deal for a new tournament on the Snooker circuit naming 888 a title sponsor of the event. The snooker tourney Champion of Champions is set to begin November 19 and last till November 24 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry with live TV broadcast on ITV4 "888 is excited...

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FIFA Confederations Cup: Mario Balotelli to miss semi finals

Italy striker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of the rest of the Confederations Cup because of a thigh injury. Balotelli, aged 22, scored in Italy's group matches against Mexico and Japan. He played the whole match in Italy's 4-2 defeat to Brazil but will now miss Thursday's semi-final against Spain. Team doctor Enrico Castellacci said: "The player cannot r...

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Wimbledon 2013: Rafael Nadal stunned by Steve Darcis

Former Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal suffered a shock first-round exit as world number 135 Steve Darcis achieved one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history. The Belgian player recorded a 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 win on Court One to give Nadal his second successive early exit at Wimbledon. It was his first competitive grass match since Lukas Rosol beat him l...

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Cycling: Mark Cavendish wins National Road Race Championship

Mark Cavendish was the fastest in a sprint finish which allowed him to claim his first ever National Road Race Championship in Glasgow on Sunday. The rider from the Isle of Man overtook David Millar on the home straight and held off the challenge of Ian Stannard, who recovered from a puncture in the penultimate lap to finish second. This win was the perfect way f...

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