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Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

An Illinois lawmaker says a bill to legalize sports gambling in the state likely won't be put before the General Assembly until next year.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/19/2018

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

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Sports Betting

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Gambling

A new report using data from the Life, Liberty, and Happiness survey conducted by East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research confirms that many Americans support legalized gambling on professional sports.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/18/2018

Family in States Heartbroken Over 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping, Office Under Heavy Security

Family in States Heartbroken Over 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping, Office Under Heavy Security

The 5Dimes office in the Edificio Equus, or simply Equus Building, of San Pedro, Costa Rica was under heavy guard Thursday.  Sources close to Gambling911.com say it is like "something out of Black Ops".

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/18/2018

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

Sugarhouse Sportsbook Shifts From Golden Nugget to Monmouth Park in NJ

The newly opened Sugarhouse Sportsbook has found a brand new home after only a few weeks in business according to Legal Sports Report.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein 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

Sports Betting Officially Begins in New Mexico

Sports Betting Officially Begins in New Mexico

Sports betting in New Mexico officially kicked off Tuesday October 16 at the Santa Ana Star Casino outside of Albuquerque and business was brisk.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/16/2018

Springfield Casino Rolls In $27M In Its First Month

MGM has reported nearly $27 million in revenue during the first full month of operation at its Massachusetts casino.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/16/2018

All Eyes on Albuquerque, Santa Fe New Mexico as Sports Betting Makes its Debut Today

New Mexico was set to become the first state west of the Mississippi to legalize sports betting Tuesday October 16 following a landmark decision by the US Supreme Court to abolish decades long prohibition of such gambling.  

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/16/2018

‘Duffel Bag Bettor’ Takes William Hill for $240K

‘Duffel Bag Bettor’ Takes William Hill for $240K

A Vegas man won big on Army this past weekend.  Army is among those teams performing well Against The Spread this season.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/15/2018

Sports Betting Coming to Virginia?

Following last week's shock news that New Mexico would start offering sports betting starting Tuesday October 16, now comes word that Virginia may be next on the list. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/15/2018

Doyle Brunson Not Dead Yet: Catch Him in Poker After Dark

For years Gambling911.com has received countless number of search inquiries for Doyle Brunson's untimely death. ...We are happy to report Doyle is alive and kicking.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/15/2018

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

Wynn Resorts to Offer Sports Betting in Massachusetts ....When it is Legalized

Wynn Resorts has announced a sports betting partnership with European-based wagering firm BetBull.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/12/2018

Arkansas' High Court Rejects Bids to Disqualify Casino Amendment

Arkansas' Supreme Court has rejected efforts to disqualify a proposed casino legalization initiative, dismissing two lawsuits which claimed the ballot's wording was misleading and ambiguous on several issues.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/12/2018

Weekend Cross-Sport Parlay Ideas For Your Sportsbook

College football, the NFL, MLB Playoffs, and the NHL run sporting events this weekend. Check out bookie insights on a few cross-sports parlay ideas that could make bettors huge profits.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/11/2018

New Mexico Santa Ana Star Casino to Have Sportsbook

New Mexico could become the first state west of the Mississippi to offer sports betting following a landmark ruling by the US Supreme Court in May abolishing decades long prohibition.  Nevada was the only state to offer full service sports gambling previous to the decision.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/10/2018

MLB Says it Wants Cut From Sports Betting

MLB Says it Wants Cut From Sports Betting

Major League Baseball is insisting to casino executives that the league should get a cut from wagers placed on the sport following the repeal of a federal ban on sports betting.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/10/2018

PokerStars to Shut Down Costa Rica Office

The world's largest online poker site, PokerStars, is due to shut down its Costa Rica office by March 2019 as it focuses more on the legal poker and sports betting landscape in the US.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/10/2018

Scientific Games Acquires Don Best Sports

Scientific Games Acquires Don Best Sports

Scientific Games has announced the acquisition of Don Best Sports, a real time line service and sports data collection company encompassing quite the colorful history.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/09/2018

Kentucky Sports Betting Legislation Introduced Via Pre-Filing

A bill to legalize sports betting in the state of Kentucky has been prefiled by two lawmakers.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/09/2018

DraftKings New Jersey Sports Betting App Review - Now Live!

DraftKings New Jersey Sports Betting App Review - Now Live!

The initial review of this app are mixed with many long time sports bettors offering comparisons to the popular long established internationally-licensed online sports books, but there are some unique features. 

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/09/2018

Despite Record Shattering Season Thus Far TopBet Continues to Struggle With Making Payouts

Despite Record Shattering Season Thus Far TopBet Continues to Struggle With Making Payouts

Payout complaints continue to mount, this despite reports that internationally-licensed online sportsbooks catering to the North American market have reported record shattering numbers during the month of September.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/09/2018

Play Sugarhouse NJ Revenue Doubles Thanks to Sports Betting

Play Sugarhouse NJ Revenue Doubles Thanks to Sports Betting

New Jersey online gambling app Play Sugarhouse has seen its revenues more than double during the month of September thanks to legalized sports betting in the state.

Submitted by Guest 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

Authentic Gaming Live Dealer Casino Software Review

Authentic Gaming Live Dealer Casino Software Review

One of the worldwide leaders in software for live dealer online casinos, Authentic Gaming goes by the slogan: ’It isn’t Realistic – it’s Real".

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Oct/08/2018

Breaking News

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

An Illinois lawmaker says a bill to legalize sports gambling in the state likely won't be put before the General Assembly until next year.

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.

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Gambling

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Sports Betting

A new report using data from the Life, Liberty, and Happiness survey conducted by East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research confirms that many Americans support legalized gambling on professional sports.