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Gambling911: Costa Rica Must be More Transparent Regarding 5Dimes Owner Demise

Gambling911: Costa Rica Must be More Transparent Regarding 5Dimes Owner Demise

Late Saturday night the Costa Rica Star reported that 5Dimes Sportsbook owner Sean "Tony" Creighton's body had been recovered.  He had been missing for three weeks and presumed abducted. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/22/2018

5Dimes Owner Found Dead

The body of Sean "Tony" Creighton has been found by law enforcement in Costa Rica.  Creighton was the founder and owner of the popular sportsbook 5Dimes. Details are murky at this time.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/20/2018

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

A Diario report reveals that the wife of kidnapped 5Dimes owner communicated with a manager of the betting firm to send more than $700K in bitcoin ransom to Cuba hours after Sean "Tony" Creighton allegedly disappeared.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/19/2018

5Dimes Issues Statement Regarding Kidnapping of Owner

5Dimes Issues Statement Regarding Kidnapping of Owner

Costa Rica sportsbook 5Dimes issued a statement to at least one media outlet in regard to the alleged kidnapping of its colorful owner, Sean "Tony" Creighton, 43 of Morgantown, West Virginia.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/18/2018

Philly Crime Boss Gets Two Years Prison

Philly Crime Boss Gets Two Years Prison

A notorious Philadelphia mob boss sentenced to two years in prison for illegal betting quipped outside court Wednesday that President Donald Trump was right to suggest cooperators or flippers should be outlawed.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/17/2018

Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Vehicle Found Intentionally Crashed by Perps

Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Vehicle Found Intentionally Crashed by Perpetrators

Diaro Extra has what it says is a photo of the vehicle driven by 5Dimes owner Sean "Tony" Creighton intentionally crashed into a gate.  Creighton was reported kidnapped on September 25.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/17/2018

Status of 5Dimes Uncertain in Wake of Owner's Disappearance

Status of 5Dimes Uncertain in Wake of Owner's Disappearance

Following word that the owner of San Jose, Costa Rica-based 5Dimes Sportsbook was reportedly kidnapped three weeks ago, those with money at the book have been scrambling to find out more details. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/17/2018

5Dimes Owner Kidnapped

A source close to Gambling911.com advised that the family paid a $750K ransom via Bitcoin and have yet to hear back.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/16/2018

Man Stole $630K in Stamps to Support Gambling Habit

A post office manager in Louisiana is accused of stealing more than $630,000 in stamps and selling them online to support a gambling addiction.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/14/2018

Winamax Sued Over Poker Bots

France-based Winamax Online Poker Network is being sued for allowing poker bots to play in its Winamax’s Expresso games.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/09/2018

Man Accused of Murdering Player at Poker Game Finally Goes on Trial

Eric Norris is finally on trial four years after allegedly killing a Missouri City businessman during a high stakes poker game.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/09/2018

3 Chair Umpires Banned for Life for Match-Fixing, Gambling

3 Chair Umpires Banned for Life for Match-Fixing, Gambling

Three chair umpires from Thailand have been banned for life from tennis after being found guilty of match-fixing and betting offenses.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/08/2018

Justice Finally as Adam Anhang Wife Found Guilty

A woman accused of killing her husband, an online gambling executive, has finally been found guilty more than a decade later.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/03/2018

Pill-Making Factory Operator Claims He Got Money From Professional Poker

A flash drug dealer accused of running a £200,000 pill-making factory claims he received this money from playing professional poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2018

Suspect Sought in Sunday Casino Robbery

Video surveillance of the man and vehicle have been released to the public.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/01/2018

Man Who Fatally Punched Reno Casino Worker Guilty of Murder

A man with an extensive criminal history who fatally punched a Reno casino employee while trying to flee with gambling chips stolen from a blackjack table has been convicted of first-degree murder.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/25/2018

Dealer Faces Up to 5 Years in Prison for Cheating Casino Out of $1 Million

Dealer Faces Up to 5 Years in Prison for Cheating Casino Out of $1 Million

Ming Zhang, a Baccarat dealer from Alexandria, Virginia, is facing up to 5 years for his role in scamming a Maryland casino out of $1 million.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/24/2018

Ontario Makes Arrest in Gangland Murders Tied to Mafia Power Struggle

Police are plotting grim landmarks of a sprawling underworld power struggle between Canadian Mafia clans — murders, bombings and arsons that stretch from suburban Ontario streets to a drainage ditch in Mexico.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/21/2018

Fear of the Fix With Sports Betting Sudden Growth in Popularity

Fear of the Fix With Sports Betting Sudden Growth in Popularity

It's early in a college basketball game and Team A, playing methodically and using up most of the 30-second shot clock, falls behind 10-6.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/17/2018

It Does Not Appear That 888Poker is Behind DoS Attacks

It Does Not Appear That 888Poker is Behind DoS Attacks

PartyPoker, Americas Cardroom, even the world's largest online poker room, PokerStars, have not been immune to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks in recent weeks.  So it shouldn't come as any surprise that another bigwig in the world of Web poker, 888Poker, has also fallen victim.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/11/2018

Employee Charged in Casino Heist

Courtney Deandrea Stanton pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and employee theft from the casino in which she worked.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/10/2018

Accessing DraftKings Sports Betting App From Outside of New Jersey Might Lead to 'Enforcement Action'

Accessing DraftKings Sports Betting App From Outside of New Jersey Might Lead to 'Enforcement Action'

Trying to access the DraftKings sports betting app outside the state of New Jersey may land you in a whole heap of trouble, so says the ominous message that pops up when one attempts to do so.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/09/2018

Why MGM Sued Victims of Las Vegas Mass Shooting

U.S. protections from post-terrorism lawsuits don’t apply to hotels

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/03/2018

Mass Shooter at eSports Madden Event Identified

Early reports had four fatalities, however, that number was later reduced to two.  The shooter, identified as David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, turned the gun on himself.  11 others were injured.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/26/2018

Mass Shooting in Jacksonville Caught During Live Streaming of eSports Event (Video)

The Jacksonville, Florida, Sheriff's Office said there was a mass shooting with multiple fatalities at a downtown shopping-dining complex on Sunday and urged people to stay far away from the area. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/26/2018

Poker Pro Gets 12 Years for $53 Million Scam

Poker Pro Gets 12 Years for $53 Million Scam

A one-time poker pro has been jailed for 12 years after defrauding a Victorian jail after scamming the Commonwealth Bank of nearly $58 million in a fraud of “breathtaking proportions”.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2018

Death Penalty Won't Be Sought in Vegas Casino Picnic Killing

Death Penalty Won't Be Sought in Vegas Casino Picnic Killing

A former casino employee accused of killing a work supervisor and wounding another at a company picnic will not face the death penalty but could receive life in prison without parole if convicted, the top prosecutor in Las Vegas said Tuesday.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2018

Gang Fears on Vegas Strip as More Than a Dozen Arrests Made Sunday Night

Gang Fears on Vegas Strip as More Than a Dozen Arrests Made Sunday Night

Las Vegas police say authorities arrested several known gang members at a resort casino near the Strip that were gathered at the Rio Sunday night.  That casino plays host to the World Series of Poker each year.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/21/2018

13 Years Later Wife of Online Gambling Tycoon on Trial for his Murder

13 Years Later Wife of Online Gambling Tycoon on Trial for his Murder

Adam Anhang was stabbed to death while walking with his wife in the bustling tourist-infested Old San Juan section of Puerto Rico's largest city in broad daylight.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/20/2018

Charges Dropped Against Man Misidentified in Casino Heist

Charges Dropped Against Man Misidentified in Casino Heist

A federal judge has dismissed charges against a man incorrectly identified as someone who picked up the keys from a kiosk to commit a $200,000 robbery at the Wind Creek Montgomery casino in Alabama last week.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/20/2018

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5Dimes Tony Unlikely to Have Faked His Own Death

Even before this past weekend's news broke that the body of 5Dimes founder Sean "Tony" Creighton had been located by Costa Rican police, a most unusual theory arose that the sportsbook owner had faked his own death. 

Save the Date for Prague Gaming 3, March 12 - 2019 at Vienna House Andel's Prague

Save the Date for Prague Gaming 3, March 12 - 2019 at Vienna House Andel's Prague

Prague – European Gaming Media and Events is proud to announce the official date and location for Prague Gaming Summit 3, which will be held on the 12th of March at Vienna House Andel's Prague.