Crime

Sports Betting Could Have to Contend With Insider Trading Laws

Sports Betting Could Have to Contend With Insider Trading Laws

Andrew Mentock of ozy.com details how insider trading laws could soon impact the world of sports wagering.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/17/2019

Former Top Cop Accused of Pawning Guns to Fuel Gambling Addiction

Former Top Cop Accused of Pawning Guns to Fuel Gambling Addiction

An attorney for fired Hallendale, Florida police officer Yan Kleyman, claims Department superiors were well aware of his client's gambling addiction.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/16/2019

Mobile Transactions in Online Gambling Skyrocket: So Too Does Cheating and Credit Card Fraud

Mobile Transactions in Online Gambling Skyrocket: So Too Does Cheating and Credit Card Fraud

Mobile transactions in the online gambling space has grown 95% over the last five years, and that trend continues as 2019 is now underway.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/12/2019

Online Gambling Developer Accused of Swindling Investors Out of Millions

Online Gambling Developer Accused of Swindling Investors Out of Millions

Federal regulators are accusing a Las Vegas online game developer of gambling away part of his investors’ money.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/08/2019

Two Poker Pros Face Prison Time Over Drug Offenses

Two Poker Pros Face Prison Time Over Drug Offenses

Micah Raskin and Ali Fazeli are both facing serious time behind bars in separate criminal cases, PokerTube.com reports.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/05/2019

FBI: No Specific Motive in Vegas Mass Shooting That Killed 58

FBI: No Specific Motive in Vegas Mass Shooting That Killed 58

The high-stakes gambler responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history sought notoriety in the attack but left his specific motive a mystery, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation of the 2017 massacre that killed 58 country music fans.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/29/2019

Former Kansas Trooper Sentenced in Wichita Gambling Probe

A retired 53-year-old highway patrol trooper was sentenced to a year of probation for lying to the FBI during an investigation into illegal gambling in Wichita.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/29/2019

Buyers Line Up to Purchase Mobster's Former Vegas Home

Buyers Line Up to Purchase Mobster's Former Vegas Home

A Las Vegas home that once belonged to notorious Chicago mobster Tony Spilotro is up for sale.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/27/2019

Police Convicted on Gambling-Related Charges

Police Convicted on Gambling-Related Charges

A former Dallas police officer and two suspended officers have been convicted on gambling-related charges.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/25/2019

Poker Pro Gets 18 Months Prison Sentence

Poker Pro Gets 18 Months Prison Sentence

A poker pro has been sentenced in a Santa Ana, California court to 18 months.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/24/2019

Costa Rica Law Enforcement Doubtful Sean Creighton Kidnapping Will Have Same Results as Ryan Piercy

Piercy was kidnapped in Costa Rica in 2015 and returned a month later

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jan/22/2019

Dario Extra: 5Dimes Owner Body Buried on Farm

Dario Extra is reporting that Sean "Tony" Creighton, the owner of 5Dimes Sportsbook in Costa Rica is presumed dead.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/22/2019

Officers Tied to 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping Released

Officers Tied to 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping Released

Two transit police officers arrested for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of 5Dimes owner Sean "Tony" Creighton have been released.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/21/2019

Massive Tennis Match-Fixing Ring Unraveled

Massive Tennis Match-Fixing Ring Unraveled

The crooked tennis players knew him as “Maestro.” To European investigators, the Armenian based in Belgium is emerging as the suspected ringleader of an organized gambling syndicate suspected of fixing hundreds of matches and paying off more than 100 players from around Europe.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/16/2019

Death of Man Outside Casino Investigated as Homicide

Death of Man Outside Casino Investigated as Homicide

Sheriff’s officials say the death of a man whose body was found in a casino parking lot in Sauk County is being investigated as a homicide.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/16/2019

One of 5Dimes Owner Kidnappers Appears to Have had Ties to Malta, Bookmaking

One of 5Dimes Owner Kidnappers Appear to Have had Ties to Malta, Bookmaking

The mother of a suspected ring leader in the alleged kidnapping of 5Dimes owner Sean “Tony” Creighton, appears to have some ties to Malta and bookmakers who once operated there.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jan/15/2019

CNN on Top of Sean Creighton 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping Story

CNN on Top of Sean Creighton 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping Story

CNN is the latest mainstream news media outlet in the United States to cover the apparent kidnapping of Sean "Tony" Creighton in Costa Rica.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2019

Good Morning America Delves Into 5Dimes Sean Creighton Kidnapping Case

Sean Creighton, who lived in Costa Rica with his wife and children, was kidnapped over three months ago with a ransom demand.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/13/2019

5Dimes Owner was Held at Grandma's House

5Dimes Owner was Held at Grandma's House

Sean "Tony" Creighton, the missing owner of 5Dimes Sportsbook in San Pedro, Costa Rica, was last seen at the home of a gang leader's grandmother.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/12/2019

Spain Again Plays Key Role in Apprehending Suspects Tied to Crimes Against Online Gambling Figures

Spain Again Plays Key Role in Apprehending Suspects Tied to Crimes Against Online Gambling Figures

Three suspects have been arrested in Spain tied to the disappearance and reported kidnapping of 5Dimes owner

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jan/12/2019

Associated Press Reports on 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping Suspects Arrests

Costa Rican authorities are hoping the arrest of 12 people allegedly involved in the September kidnapping of the owner of an internet sports betting site will lead to the missing U.S. citizen.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/11/2019

Police Able to Track Bitcoin Transaction in Finding Suspects in 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping

Police Able to Track Bitcoin Transaction in Finding Suspects in 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping

11 raids conducted early Friday morning

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jan/11/2019

10 Arrested in Kidnapping of 5Dimes Owner: His Whereabouts Not Known

10 Arrested in Kidnapping of 5Dimes Owner: His Whereabouts Not Known

Gambling911.com has confirmed the arrests of several individuals involved in the September kidnapping of Sean "Tony" Creighton, founder of 5Dimes Sportsbook out of San Pedro, Costa Rica.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/11/2019

Maine Man Gets 15 Months for Running State's Largest Illegal Gambling Operation

Maine Man Gets 15 Months for Bust of State's Largest Gambling Operation

A Maine man who netted millions running an illegal sports gambling operation is going to prison for 15 months.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/08/2019

Arrest Order Issued for Japan Casino Mogul

Arrest Order Issued for Japan Casino Mogul

A Philippine court has ordered the arrest of Japanese pachinko billionaire Kazuo Okada, about a month after the country’s Department of Justice recommended the filing of charges against him over three counts of fraud.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/07/2019

Man Shot Dead by Security Guard in Vegas Casino

Man Shot Dead by Security Guard in Vegas Casino

Security guards shot and killed an armed man in a casino-resort Sunday in suburban Las Vegas during a confrontation, police said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/04/2019

Something Rotten in Malta? 60 Minutes Covers Online Gambling, Cryptocurrency Sector, Corruption

Something Rotten in Malta? 60 Minutes Covers Online Gambling, Cryptocurrency Sector, Corruption

Malta, you might say, is punching above its weight. The smallest nation in the European Union is home to one of its fastest growing economies.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/23/2018

5Dimes Moves to 3-4 Day Payment Processing From Under 24 Hours

5Dimes could be following lead of other books in pushing Bitcoin more

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/19/2018

Officers: About 40 video gaming machines seized in NC raid

Law enforcement officers have raided a property that the Tuscarora Indian Nation of North Carolina claims as sovereign territory in eastern North Carolina after they received complaints that an illegal casino was being operated there.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/15/2018

The Role of UKGC in Online Gambling Industry

The Role of UKGC in Online Gambling Industry

Apart from the League Championship, the United Kingdom is also one of the most important territories of the gambling industry. The technology revolution and the appearance of the internet have allowed this sector to rise there. With this inevitable growth, an authority was born in 2007 to regulate the gambling in this sovereign country.

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/12/2018

Breaking News

Sports Betting Software vs. a Pay Per Head

Sports Betting Software vs. a Pay Per Head

Everyone who has ever placed a sports wager has thought about opening their own sportsbook or bookie service.  Heck, most bettors would love to have the glamour and lifestyle that comes from owning a sportsbook.

Big Fish Games Class Action Suit: Used Illegal Gambling Practices

Big Fish Games Class Action Suit: Used Illegal Gambling Practices

Their commercials were everywhere and now the Big Fish Casino is paying the price for success.

PA Gambling Market Up 3.2% With Sports Betting

PA Gambling Market Up 3.2% With Sports Betting

The Pennsylvania gambling market witnessed a 3.2 percent increase in the month of January.