NY Internet poker deals aim to repay customers (Update)

(AP) — Settlement deals reached between federal prosecutors and three Internet poker companies call for more than a half billion dollars to be paid to the government, enabling U.S. poker players to recover more than ...

Online poker payment processor sentenced in US

(AP) — A man accused of helping online poker companies move billions of dollars in illegal gambling proceeds overseas from U.S. customers has been sentenced to three years in prison.

NY judge sentences online poker worker to prison

(AP) — A former Internet poker company employee who returned to the United States from Costa Rica to face charges he helped process illegal gambling proceeds has been sentenced to a year and two months in prison by a ...

Poker company founder freed on bail in NY case

(AP) — An Internet poker company founder who surrendered last week to face charges he operated his business like a Ponzi scheme was released on bail Monday.

Gaming claims don’t add up

The level of charitable and community contributions provided by poker machine operators is ‘miniscule’ in comparison to the amount of money lost by poker machine users within local communities, a new study has shown.

US tries its luck easing online gambling stand

Despite a new crackdown on Internet gambling this week, the US government appears to be easing its stand on many forms of online betting, prompting states to swing into action to tap a new revenue source.

Scientists launch rocket into aurora

(PhysOrg.com) -- With the full sky shimmering in green aurora, Saturday night (Feb. 18, 2012) a team of scientists, including space physicist Marc Lessard and graduate students from the University of New Hampshire's Space ...

Cutting-edge cocktails light up New York

You're not allowed to light a cigarette in New York bars, but there's nothing to stop a bartender from setting your cocktail on fire with a 815 degrees Celsius (1,500 degrees Fahrenheit) poker.

Zynga mulls online gambling market

(AP) -- Zynga, the social game company known for "FarmVille" and "Zynga Poker," is mulling a new market - online gambling.

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