Gambling News

How Online Bookies Make Money on the Triple Crown

The Kentucky Derby is on May 7, which means that your phone is likely to be ringing off the hook with almost every one of your players being hit with Triple Crown fever.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, May/03/2016

Jury Deliberations in Bonanno Mob Trial Continue

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Submitted by C Costigan on, May/03/2016

Traffic Tumbles at PokerStars Following 4 Percent Rake Increase

Player traffic on the ring game tables of the industry’s top online poker sites took a dramatic fall during the month of April, punctuated by a 14.7% decline at PokerStars. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/03/2016

Rico Action Against DerbyWars Horse Racing Fantasy Gaming Site Dismissed

A California federal judge on Monday dismissed three of the four causes of action in a civil lawsuit filed by tracks owned by The Stronach Group (TSG) against the online fantasy gaming site DerbyWars.

Submitted by Guest on, May/03/2016

Can I Bet At TwinSpires.com From My State?

Over these next few days you will be seeing plenty of advertisements for TwinSpires.com, a US-based online horse racing site owned by Churchill Downs, which just happens to be where the Kentucky Derby is run each year. (a list of KNOWN TWINSPIRES.COM FORBIDDEN STATES appears below)

AD: Get an 8 Percent Rebate on Horse Losses Including the Kentucky Derby, Top Odds - In Business Since 1986

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, May/03/2016

Indiana Primary Betting Odds: Trump Now a 'Lock' at 1-25 to Win

What first appeared as if it was going to be a competitive set of primaries now have former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and real estate magnate-turned reality TV star Donald Trump as strong favorites.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/03/2016

14 Charged in Massive Mafia-Connected New Jersey Sports Betting Ring

A major mob drug and gambling bust involving 14 people and 15 New Jersey towns was revealed this week. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/02/2016

TonyBet Player Claims Balance Confiscated: Forced to Keep Gambling

An Estonia-based online sportsbook founded by professional poker player and would be politician Antanas Guoga (better known as Tony G) has reportedly confiscated the wagering account of a player to the tune of $3577.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/02/2016

Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Signed by Tennessee Governor (Update)

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed off on a bill that will make Daily Fantasy Sports in the state legal.

Submitted by Guest on, May/01/2016

Sports Betting Expert Arrested on Numerous Outstanding Felony Warrants Including Rape

Sports Betting Expert Arrested on Numerous Outstanding Felony Warrants Including Rape

A sports betting expert was arrested this past Thursday on felony warrants that ranged from intimidation to theft to fraud to even rape.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/30/2016

Political wagering- Become a Winner

Political wagering-  Become a Winner

It is often said that the individual’s vote does not count in presidential elections. While this is largely true there is no reason why we the people cannot financially benefit from an election year.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/30/2016

More Online Tournament Players are turning to Americas Cardroom

More Online Tournament Players are turning to Americas Cardroom

On our 8th running of our $1,000,000 GTD Million Dollar Sundays tournament, we finally attracted enough players to meet the guarantee with 2,118 entrants and a $1,059,000 prize pool.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/30/2016

Online Poker One Step Closer to Becoming Legal in California

After eight years of failed attempts to pass online gambling, lawmakers are advancing the first proposal that would legalize online poker in California.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/29/2016

NFL Commish Goodell: ‘All of Us Have Evolved on Gambling’

The National Football League (NFL) has long held a staunch policy against gambling.  Last year, league franchises began entering into deals with Daily Fantasy Sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Apr/29/2016

Professional Golfer John Daly Living to 50 Will Pay Out $150K as Part of Bet

Fuzzy Zoehler wrongly bet that John Daly would not make it to the age of 50.  The professional golfer celebrated his 50th birthday on Thursday.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Apr/29/2016

Famed Vegas Reporter John L. Smith Resigns: Not Allowed to Report on Adelson, Wynn

As predicted by Gambling911.com a few months ago, one of the best reporters covering the Vegas scene has resigned from the Las Vegas Review Journal just months after casino magnate Sheldon Adelson purchased the paper.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/29/2016

Why So Many Bookies in Rhode Island? G911’s Thomas Somach Investigates

On December 10, 2006, police arrested a dozen bookmakers in the Providence, Rhode Island area, saying the bookies were part of a sports betting ring that took in more than $300,000 in illegal sports wagers a month.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/28/2016

Andrew Dice Clay: ‘I Made $1 Million in 3 Days Playing Blackjack Starting With 30K’

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay speaking on the “Joe Rogan Experience” pod cast confessed to having won $1 million over a three-day period starting off with $30,000.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/28/2016

Brian Rast Wins Vegas to LA 48 Hour Bike Bet: Beats Bilzerian Record

Brian Rast Wins Vegas to LA 48 Hour Bike Bet: Beats Bilzerian Record

Poker pro Brian Rast has won $600K after completing a bike trip between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, around 300 miles, in under 48 hours. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/27/2016

John Kasich Favored to be Republic VP Pick at 11-4 as Trump Sweeps in 5 States

Following landslide wins in five Northeast and Mid-Atlantic US states by GOP front runner Donald Trump, oddsmakers have begun focusing their attention on the VP runningmate pick.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/26/2016

Some Canadian Banks Refusing Wires, eWallets for Online Gambling

Canadian online gamblers have been reporting an inability to accept wire transfers from some banks as well as eWallet withdrawal transfers.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/26/2016

World’s Worst Online Sportsbook? Zenitbet Finally Pays Out 15K Rubles, Confiscates Rest

Regular readers of Gambling911.com will recall that some 41 known complaints were recently filed at sportsbook ratings site SportsBookReview.com regarding Russia-based Zenitbet.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/26/2016

Utah is Least Gambling Addicted State: Nevada, South Dakota Rank Number One

A recent analysis conducted by WalletHub shows that Utah is the least gambling addicted state whereas Nevada and South Dakota top the report.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/26/2016

Horse Racing Hall of Fame Inductions Announced

(Associated Press) - Steve Asmussen hit the jackpot seven years ago with Rachel Alexandra. Soon, they'll be together again — in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame.

Claim a 15 Percent Weekly Rebate on Horse Racing Losses – Best Online

Sort of difficult for the 50-year-old trainer from South Dakota to believe.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/26/2016

Player Collusion Suspected at Seminole Hard Rock Event: Dentale in Crosshairs

It began with a posting on the popular TwoPlusTwo.com forum last week: “Controversy at Final Table of SHRPO 25k Satty..Allegations of Colluding/Cheating”.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/26/2016

Fantasy Sports Bill Clears in Colorado: Companies Will Have to Pay Fee

Colorado is closer to regulating fantasy online sports leagues.  A bill requiring fantasy-sports operators to register with the state passed the House 44-21 Monday.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/25/2016

Brunson: ‘If Trump Doesn’t Get the Nomination, It’s End of the Republican Party’

Brunson: ‘If Trump Doesn’t Get the Nomination, It’s End of the Republican Party’

Poker Icon and self-proclaimed lifelong Republican Doyle Brunson made a dire prediction via his Twitter feed last week: Deny Donald Trump the GOP nomination, it will be the end of the Republican party”.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/25/2016

More Records Broken at Americas Cardroom: Million Dollar Sunday Cracks $1M

What a difference a year makes. After overlaying several $1 million guarantees in 2015, Americas Cardroom's latest incarnation of its Million Dollar Sunday shattered records and expectations.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/25/2016

Rhode Island, Delaware Primary Odds; Trump, Clinton Favorites

Of all the Tuesday Primaries, Rhode Island offered us one of the tightest races, at least on the Democratic side.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/25/2016

Connecticut Primary Odds – Trump a Massive ‘Lock’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was a -800 favorite to win the Connecticut Democratic Primary while real estate magnate Donald Trump was sitting at huge -4000 odds.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/25/2016

Breaking News

Jury Deliberations in Bonanno Mob Trial Continue

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.

Traffic Tumbles at PokerStars Following 4 Percent Rake Increase

Player traffic on the ring game tables of the industry’s top online poker sites took a dramatic fall during the month of April, punctuated by a 14.7% decline at PokerStars. 

Rico Action Against DerbyWars Horse Racing Fantasy Gaming Site Dismissed

A California federal judge on Monday dismissed three of the four causes of action in a civil lawsuit filed by tracks owned by The Stronach Group (TSG) against the online fantasy gaming site DerbyWars.