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Phil Hellmuth Gets Crushed In Poker Cash Games: Hasn’t Cashed Since October

Legalizing online gambling in Pennsylvania will boost crime and gambling addictions, according to Northampton County's district attorney. 

Submitted by Ace King on, May/25/2016

WSJ: Golfer Phil Mickelson’s Gambling Entanglements Put Legacy on Line

Welcome to the Gambling911.com Crime Beat.  We are the leading gaming news site when it comes to covering crime and punishment in the sector.

Submitted by Guest on, May/25/2016

46 Arrested in Massive Multi-State Gambling Bust: 'Elvis' Among Those Taken Down

46 individuals from three states have been arrested in what investigators say is a large-scale criminal enterprise involving gambling, money laundering and racketeering.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/25/2016

Online Gambling Experts Suggest Smart Phone Usage Will Cause Industry to Explode

People attending a major gambling conference say Internet gambling has tremendous growth potential in the United States as the use of smartphones continues to grow.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/25/2016

‘Real Housewives of NJ’ Star Kathy Wakile New Rep for PalaBingoUSA.com

Guess who the new brand ambassador for New Jersey online bingo site PalaBingoUSA.com is?  It’s celebrity chef and “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kathy Wakile!

Submitted by Guest on, May/25/2016

SportsLock.com The Latest Daily Fantasy Sports Site to Shut Down

  • Company to stop offering contests on Thursday May 26
  • SportsLock.com co-founder: ‘It ‘s so hard to be an independent operator right now”
  • Customers funds must be withdrawn by May 31
  • Some customers might not be aware of closure until they are ready to start playing again come Football season
Submitted by Guest on, May/25/2016

HOODunnit? Sportsbook at Hooters in Vegas Robbed Monday Night

Hoo knew?  Hooters in Las Vegas has a sportsbook?  Well it was robbed early Monday evening.  None of the girls or patrons were harmed during the incident.

Submitted by Guest on, May/25/2016

Fugitive ‘Vegan Bernie Madoff’ Makes Bail: Gambled Away Investors Funds

A woman referred to as the “Vegan Bernie Madoff” has managed to post her $335,000 bail after she was found to have pilfered nearly $2 million from her popular vegan restaurant leaving employees and investors high and dry.

Submitted by Guest on, May/24/2016

Online Poker Bill in Pennsylvania Fails

Legislation that would expand casino-style gambling to airports, bars, off-track betting parlors and casino-run websites is stalling in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives.

Submitted by Guest on, May/24/2016

BetFred.com Joins Forces With GVC and PartyPoker

Less than three months after buying bwin.party, GVC has signed a 10-year deal with UK operator Betfred which involves “the full migration of Betfred’s online business

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/24/2016

Soulja Boy's '$400 Million' Deal With Online Poker Group More Smoke and Mirrors?

Last week, Gambling911.com brought you the story of a new celebrity-endorsed online poker Tribal venture out of Oklahoma backed by the likes of Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and that state’s Governor’s daughter, Christina Fallon.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/24/2016

Otobet.com Complaints: Slow Payouts in Recent Weeks

Otobet.com Complaints: Slow Payouts in Recent Weeks

The online bookmaker grading website SportsBookReview.com claims it has seen a sudden spurt of payout complaints lodged against Otobet.com in recent weeks.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/24/2016

Donald Trump Mafia Ties: Politico Author Claims Numerous Relations

One of presumptive Republican nominee for US President Donald Trump’s least favorite media outlets, Politico, filed a report over the weekend attempting to establish the real estate mogul’s possible ties to the Mafia.

Submitted by Guest on, May/23/2016

Atlantic City Saved: Won’t Run Out of Money

New Jersey lawmakers have agreed on an Atlantic City rescue package to keep the struggling gambling resort city from running out of money.

Submitted by Guest on, May/23/2016

‘Vegan Bernie Madoff” Stole, Gambled Away Millions From Restaurant Biz

Sarma Melngailis, a 1994 Penn State grad, and hubby Anthony Strangis are accused of stealing more than $2 million from the vegan restaurant Melngailis founded in New York City, Pure Food and Wine, along with a sister dining establishment, One Lucky Duck.

Submitted by Guest on, May/23/2016

Online Casino Gambling Wanted: Delays Illinois Daily Fantasy Sports Bill

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a fantasy sports regulation bill — S 2541 — into law making the Magnolia State the 4th to do so this year.

Submitted by Guest on, May/23/2016

ThePOGG Relaunches: Quality Design to Match

ThePOGG.com is proud to announce the relaunch of its website. Following on from ThePOGG.com’s recent accreditation as an ADR by the UKGC and the expansion of ThePOGG network to include POGGStrategies and POGGWebmasters comes the relaunch of the original site. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/23/2016

G911 World Exclusive: Turner Sports Shuts Down Trademark Infringing Handicapping Site

It took almost six months, but a sports handicapping website that was illegally using the trademarked Turner Sports name to imply a relationship between the site and the television sports production company has been shut down

Submitted by Guest on, May/22/2016

How a Winning $4.50 Bet on Stan Wawrinka Cost One Player $46.6K

How a Winning $4.50 Bet on Stan Wawrinka Cost One Player $46.6K

The Herald Sun out of Melbourne, Australia, reports Monday on how Constant Lestienne managed to owe $46,660 after winning a $4.50 wager.

Submitted by Guest on, May/22/2016

Howard Lederer: Sorry I Screwed All You Full Tilt Poker Customers

Howard Lederer apology

Howard Lederer, the man behind the curtain at the original Full Tilt Poker, has penned a letter apologizing for the hardship whereby the online poker was initially shuttered by US law enforcement.

Submitted by Guest on, May/20/2016

Trump Taj Mahal New Owner Wants to Make Casino Great Again

The name on the front still reads "Trump," but a different flamboyant billionaire now wants to make the Taj Mahal casino great again.

Submitted by Guest on, May/20/2016

High Five Blooms to $942K in Guaranteed Prize Money, Features $420K Main Event

Poker players looking to take their game higher might want to park their chips at Americas Cardroom this June. The US-facing online poker site today announced the next High Five, a 5-day online poker series slated to get underway on June 8th.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/20/2016

Concerns Over Phil Mickelson’s Gambling Habits Take Center Stage in Wake of Arrests

Federal authorities named golf superstar Phil Mickelson as a relief defendant in a civil suit Thursday that accuses Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters and Thomas Davis, a former corporate board member at Dean Foods, of insider trading.

Submitted by Guest on, May/20/2016

New Book Defines the Legal Rights of Gamblers, Shatters Myths

Beating the odds in a casino is sometimes only half the battle. In the ongoing cat-and-mouse game between the players and the house, casinos regularly resort to unscrupulous tactics to maximize profits, including the use of coercion and even physical force.

Submitted by Guest on, May/20/2016

Boss From Hell: Denies Running Online Gambling Site, Did Not Torture Women

Boss From Hell: Denies Running Online Gambling Site, Did Not Torture Women

A man and his finance who turned themselves in Tuesday deny torturing and sexually assaulting three women over an 18 hour period earlier this month.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/19/2016

With Gary Johnson as President, All Bets Are On!

With word that the deep pocketed Koch Brothers are reportedly contemplating funding the Libertarian candidate and two-term former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson's campaign, we look back at Thomas Somach's report on Johnson and his friendly attitude towards gambling.

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Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/19/2016

Billy Walters Attorney: ‘Prosecutor’s Accusations Based on Erroneous Assumptions’

Billy Walters Attorney: ‘Prosecutor’s Accusations Based on Erroneous Assumptions’

An attorney representing famed professional sports bettor and golf course developer Billy Walters says his client is innocent following news of a late afternoon arrest Wednesday. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2016

Man Gets Boobs After Betting $100K He Wouldn’t

A man by the name of Brian will be appearing on E! Network’s series about plastic surgery disasters.  In 1997, an individual bet Brian $100,000 that he wouldn’t get breast implants and he did just that.

Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2016

Gambling Granny Asks Court for Treatment, Not Prison

A judge has thrown out the conviction of a Las Vegas grandmother who claims a gambling addiction made her steal more than $500,000 from the plumbing business where she kept the books for almost 25 years.

Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2016

America's Bookie- Offering Gambler’s Insurance on your Betting Losses

Anyone who loves to bet on sports knows the excitement and exhilaration that a big win can bring, but if they have been at this game long enough they also understand that losing streaks are also a part of the overall equation.

Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2016

Breaking News

Phil Hellmuth Gets Crushed In Poker Cash Games: Hasn’t Cashed Since October

Legalizing online gambling in Pennsylvania will boost crime and gambling addictions, according to Northampton County's district attorney. 

WSJ: Golfer Phil Mickelson’s Gambling Entanglements Put Legacy on Line

Welcome to the Gambling911.com Crime Beat.  We are the leading gaming news site when it comes to covering crime and punishment in the sector.

46 Arrested in Massive Multi-State Gambling Bust: 'Elvis' Among Those Taken Down

46 individuals from three states have been arrested in what investigators say is a large-scale criminal enterprise involving gambling, money laundering and racketeering.