Crime

Brian Urlacher’s Brother Pardoned by Trump: Ran Illegal Sportsbook

Brian Urlacher’s Brother Pardoned by Trump: Ran Illegal Sportsbook

The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher has been pardoned of federal charges that he recruited for a multimillion-dollar illegal offshore gambling ring.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/20/2021

Pro Sports Bettor Billy Walters Pardoned by Trump in Final Hour

Pro Sports Bettor Billy Walters Pardoned by Trump in Final Hour

William “Billy″ T. Walters, the retired professional sports bettor and businessman, expressed gratitude to President Donald Trump for granting him clemency and regaining his freedom while continuing to maintain his innocence in a highly publicized insider-trading case.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/20/2021

Armed Robbery Defendant Sues Harrah's Casino for $10 Million

Armed Robbery Defendant Sues Harrah's Casino for $10 Million

"Security could have prevented me from getting hurt if they wanted. But I was just another (racial slur). You will see this when you see the DVD," Darryl Allen assured the judges.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/20/2021

Man Charged With Impersonating Cop, Kidnapping Two Women Leaving Casino

Man Charged With Impersonating Cop, Kidnapping Two Women Leaving Casino

A Phoenix man is accused of impersonating a police officer and following two women from a casino.  He allegedly kidnapped and robbed both of them.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/20/2021

One Man Critically Injured Following Vegas Strip Shooting Sunday

One Man Critically Injured Following Vegas Strip Shooting Sunday

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. David Gordon conveyed to reporters late Sunday that the suspect in a Vegas Strip shooting had been captured at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/18/2021

GOP Mega Donor, Casino Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Pushes for Casinos in Texas

GOP Mega Donor, Casino Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Pushes for Casinos in Texas

Texas currently has just one casino that only offers electronic gaming machines

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Dec/11/2020

"Tony Meatballs" and Others Indicted for Sports Betting, Heroin Distribution, More

"Tony Meatballs" and Others Indicted for Sports Betting, Heroin Distribution, More

More than a dozen alleged mobsters have been charged as part of a sweeping federal indictment unsealed on Monday including one 72-year-old named Anthony “Tony Meatballs’’ Gifoli.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/23/2020

Three Wounded in Shooting at Circus Circus Casino

Three Wounded in Shooting at Circus Circus Casino

Three people ended up shot during a brawl inside the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino Saturday night.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/09/2020

Gunman's Family Sues Casino Resort

Gunman's Family Sues Casino Resort

The family of an armed man shot and killed by security guards in a suburban Las Vegas casino-resort last year is suing.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/14/2020

Denver Broncos Running Back Melvin Gordon Could Face Suspension Due to DUI

Denver Broncos Running Back Melvin Gordon Could Face Suspension Due to DUI

The Denver Broncos leading rusher could face suspension discipline, including suspension, after being cited for a DUI Tuesday night. 

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Oct/14/2020

Case of Missing Poker Player May Finally Be Solved

Case of Missing Poker Player May Finally Be Solved

It was a little over a year-and-a-half ago that Icelandic poker pro Jon Jonsson went missing in Dublin, Ireland.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/08/2020

John McAfee Arrested for Tax Evasion

Cybersecurity entrepreneur and crypto personality John McAfee was arrested in Spain on Tuesday for US tax evasion.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/06/2020

Mob-Tied Chicago Bookmaker Charged Again

Mob-Tied Chicago Bookmaker Charged Again

A 66-year-old bookmaker from Chicago has been charged with running an illegal sports betting business.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/06/2020

Vegas Violence, Shootings, Stabbings: 1,100 Arrests Since August 1

Vegas Violence, Shootings, Stabbings:  1,100 Arrests Since August 1

Las Vegas police say they're investigating multiple suspicious deaths that happened in a short time span, including the shooting of a man who police said displayed a shot gun in the valet area of the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa.  Hours earlier about a block away, police responded to a stabbing in the hallway of a timeshare resort.  It's just the latest in a series of violent incidents near or on the normally bustling Vegas Strip.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/06/2020

Violence on Vegas Strip Leaves Tourists Terrified

Vegas Strip Crime

Police say they found a man and woman shot overnight Saturday in front of the Paris Las Vegas hotel-casino.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/20/2020

SBR Pulls 5Dimes Button, Futures Outcomes Still in Dispute

SBR Pulls 5Dimes Button, Futures Outcomes Still in Dispute

Effective late Friday night, Sports Book Review, the reputable sportsbook grading website, had yanked 5Dimes banners but maintained their grade at an A+.  Earlier in the week 5Dimes announced it will be pulling out of the US market September 25. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/11/2020

Wife of 5Dimes Deceased Owner No Longer Has Time for Sportsbook

Wife of 5Dimes Deceased Owner No Longer Has Time for Sportsbook

The wife of 5Dimes murdered owner no longer felt the staff could run the business the same way her late husband could and opted for a shutdown of the behemoth US-facing sportsbook September 21.  The company will not be entering the US regulated market and it is doubtful 5Dimes will continue to service the rest of the global market.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/11/2020

The Elephant in the Room: The 5Dimes Affiliate

The Elephant in the Room: The 5Dimes Affiliate

Players aren't the only one's impacted by 5Dimes shutting down the US market.  Some affiliate partners of the site are being paid six figures per month through their packages.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/09/2020

Best Theory We've Seen Regarding 5Dimes Abrupt Shutdown Notice

Best Theory We've Seen Regarding 5Dimes Abrupt Shutdown Notice

If you are looking to make sense of the news that 5Dimes is closing to the US market (under the guise of entering the regulated market no less....there's a better chance of that astroid hitting Earth), Venom OG at SBRForum as a plausible theory.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/08/2020

Books Stopping Transfers With 5Dimes: Employees Caught Off Guard

Books Stopping Transfers With 5Dimes

At least two betting companies, BetAnySports and Heritage, are now stopping book-to-book transfers with 5Dimes as of Tuesday afternoon.  This comes after 5Dimes announced it is shutting down its USA-facing business in hopes of some day gaining access to the United States regulated market.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/08/2020

Bitcoin ABC to Fork Away From Bitcoin Cash, Telsa Rejects Bitcoin Bribe

Considered the co-creator of Bitcoin Cash and current Executive Chairman of Gambling911.com ad partner Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver announced late Tuesday that Bitcoin ABC would be forking away from Bitcoin Cash.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/01/2020

Bengals' Mackensie Alexander Arrested for Battery; Father Still Missing

Bengals' Mackensie Alexander Arrested for Battery; Father Still Missing

The Cincinnati Bengals (-130 favorites to win at least six regular season games in 2020) are dealing with off-the-field chaos Wednesday with the arrest of cornerback Mackensie Alexander in Florida.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Aug/26/2020

Suspect Arrested in Mugging of Keyport Man Returning From Monmouth Park

Neptune Man Arrested in Mugging of Keyport Man Returning From Monmouth Park

Authorities have made an arrest over a year after a Keyport, New Jersey man was robbed returning home from winning a significant amount of money at Monmouth Park.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/13/2020

Two Charged in $4 Mil Casino Theft, Macau Reopens

Two Charged in $4 Mil Casino Theft, Macau Reopens

Two people have been charged in an alleged Livermore gambling scheme involving a theft of about $4 million, state prosecutors said Monday.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/12/2020

Florida Teen Arrested as Mastermind of Twitter Bitcoin Scam

Florida Teen Arrested as Mastermind of Twitter Bitcoin Scam

In one of the most high-profile security breaches in recent years, bogus tweets were sent out on July 15 from the accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, were also hacked. 

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/01/2020

Michigan Authorities Exploring Poker Ties in Brutal Murder of Susie Zhao

Michigan Authorities Exploring Poker Ties in Brutal Murder of Susie Zhao

“We’re looking at every avenue — whether it was part of her hitchhiking — she used to hitchhike quite a bit. She got rides with people she didn’t know frequently,” a police spokesperson said.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/30/2020

FBI Investigating Poker Pro Murder, Body Set on Fire

FBI Investigating Poker Pro Murder, Body Set on Fire

The charred body of Zhao, 33, was found in a Michigan recreation area about an hour away from Detroit July 13 with the tragic news only going public in recent days.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/25/2020

Pro Poker Player Set on Fire

Police asked the public for help in a grisly killing of a female pro poker player in Michigan.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/24/2020

Probe Into Ladbrokes Parent Company Expands, $890K in Bitcoin Seized

Probe Into Ladbrokes Parent Company Expands, $890K in Bitcoin Seized

The United Kingdom tax authorities have widened their ongoing investigation into online sportsbook operator GVC Holdings allegedly regarding the activities of its former Turkish subsidiary.  GVC Holdings is the parent company of Ladbroke, PartyPoker and Bwin.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/22/2020

Gambling Lobbyist Among Those Arrested in Case Tied to Ohio House Speaker

Gambling Lobbyist Among Those Arrested in Case Tied to Ohio House Speaker

The speaker of the Ohio House and four other people were arrested Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery investigation, a person briefed on the matter said, as the FBI raided the legislative leader’s rural farm

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/22/2020

Breaking News

FanDuel Group Brings FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino to Michigan

FanDuel Group Brings FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino to Michigan

FanDuel Group, in collaboration with MotorCity Casino, officiallylaunched a fully integrated, real money online gaming experience for residents and visitors to the state of Michigan Friday January 22, 2021.

Challenges in Starting Your New Online Casinos

Challenges in Starting Your New Online Casinos

Online casinos are a reality and are here to stay. They simply offer more than land-based casinos and are much more fun to enjoy. New online casinos are popping up on the Internet every week, so many people believe it’s easy to start one. However, launching a new online casino is a logistics nightmare. 

Can't Bet the Cavs From Virginia

Can't Bet the Cavs From Virginia

Sports betting officially launched in the commonwealth of Virginia Thursday, courtesy of FanDuel.  You just can't bet your beloved Cavaliers there.  A number of offshore sportsbooks the likes of BetUS are still accessible from Virginia and do take bets on the Cavs, so no worries there.