October's Top Gambling Quotes

[caption id="attachment_37877" align="alignright" width="300" caption="She's not a fan of Iran, or online poker."][/caption] Gambling industry characters are never at a loss for words and in October they chimed off subjects like when to call the cops on rogue employees; why the US should nuke Iran; and why it's so darn tough to get a Massachusetts…

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

2012 has come and gone, but Affiliate Media is already looking forward to educating affiliates and rolling out our new network in 2013 after a year of tremendous growth. In the meantime, feel free to browse our extensive library of content from this past year. You'll find all of the "best and worst ofs" from…

Teufelberger Finally Released After Belgian Questioning

[caption id="attachment_29704" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="A free man after being let go in Belgium"][/caption] Bwin Co-CEO Norbert Teufelberger was finally released from Belgian authorities after he was taken into custody yesterday for questioning. Bwin came back swinging, claiming that laws restricting foreign-based gambling operators are not in line with European Union law. Tuefelberger was credited for…

Bwin.party co-CEO Held And Questioned In Belgium

[caption id="attachment_29573" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Taken In For Questioning"][/caption] Looks like what happens in the US can also happen in the EU.  Norbert Teufelberger from Bwin and chairman for the European and Betting and Gaming Association (EGBA) was at a conference this afternoon where he was approached by the police, detained and questioned. All this has…

25 Arrested in Illegal Online Gambling Ring

Authorities have busted 25 people who were allegedly running an illegal sports betting ring that took in $50 million over the last 18 months. The Queens, NY district attorney's office, which is prosecuting the case, said that the ring used servers in Panama and Costa Rica to disguise its relations with US bettors. Of the…

Black Friday Payment Processor Ira Rubin Sentenced

Bloomberg reported recently that Ira Rubin, one of the 11 men indicted by the US Department of Justice on Black Friday, has received a three year prison sentence. Rubin was also ordered to forfeit $5 million he made by illegally processing payments for online poker rooms PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker on behalf…

Breaking: Ray Bitar Surrenders

Full Tilt Poker's controversial CEO, Ray Bitar, has turned himself in to US authorities. Poker forum Two Plus Two first reported the news that Bitar went to New York City to be arrested by the FBI. The surrender seems to be serving as a catalyst to expedite the Full Tilt, PokerStars deal, Bitar told employees…

Calvin Ayre INDICTED

[caption id="attachment_17793" align="alignright" width="291" caption="INDICTED"][/caption] We've just learned that Bodog founder and gambling magnate Calvin Ayre was indicted Tuesday morning, following the seizure of the Bodog.com domain name by federal prosecutors Monday night. Update: We've gotten our hands on the actual indictment! View the Calvin Ayre indictment here! The charges? Operating an illegal gambling business…