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Boxer Adrien Broner Indicted on Assault, Robbery Charges in Gambling Dispute

CINCINNATI (Associated Press) — Boxer Adrien Broner was indicted Thursday on assault and robbery charges, the next step in prosecutors' case against the former WBA super lightweight champion.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/15/2016

House Hearing on Legality of Daily Fantasy Sports, Online Gambling Next Month

David Purdum of ESPN reported Thursday that the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will hold a hearing on Wednesday, May 11 to consider the legal status of Daily Fantasy Sports, online gambling and sports betting.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/14/2016

Rhode Island Gambling Arrests Have Local Bookies Worried: 7 More Taken Down

It’s been an especially bad week for those involved in the illegal gambling trade throughout the tiny state of Rhode Island this week as a series of high profile arrests have bookies shaking in their shoes.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/14/2016

Cannabis Coming to Las Vegas Casinos Soon?

High Times Magazine is said to be in early talks to develop cannabis smoking lounges in Vegas casinos, though the drug is only permitted for medicinal purposes in the state at the current time.  

From the New York Times:
 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/14/2016

State Police Say More Arrests Possible in Massive Sports Betting Bust With MLB Ties

Following the arrest of 17 individuals tied to what Rhode Island law enforcement calls a massive Mafia-tied illegal sports betting ring, state police have not ruled out additional arrests.

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Details related to the investigation remained somewhat limited.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/14/2016

G911 World Exclusive: Attorney Not Expecting Prison Time for WSEX Owner Ware

A former professional baseball player who went on to become a Federal prosecutor of the Mafia and is now a private attorney is hoping to hit a home run and keep his client, disgraced Internet bookie Haden Ware, out of prison when Ware is sentenced next month on a Federal gambling charge.

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Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/13/2016

41 Complaints Lodged Against Online Gambling Site ZenitBet

The bookmaker review site SportsBookReview.com is reporting the receipt of its 41st complaint against Russian-language sports betting website ZenitBet.com.  они не платят

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/13/2016

Former Casino Dealer, Two Others Get Four Years Prison for Cheating

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) - An ex-Bellagio craps dealer and two friends were each sentenced Tuesday to at least four years in Nevada state prison for using phantom “hop” bets to cheat the Las Vegas Strip resort out of more than $1 million.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/13/2016

17 Arrested as Part of Mob-Tied Sports Betting Ring: Diamondback Player Charged

Police arrested 17 individuals throughout the state of Rhode Island Tuesday as part of an eight-month investigation into an illegal sports betting ring, alleged to have Mob ties.  Raids occurred during the AM hours with the investigation said to be “on going”.

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/12/2016

Americas Cardroom Responds in a Big Way to Tournament Cancellation Controversy

Amid months of constant cuts to player incentives by leading poker operators, it’s refreshing to see a poker network that clearly cares about doing right by their customers.

This past Sunday, Americas Cardroom faced criticism for cancelling their $35k GTD PLO Sunday Special just a few minutes before late registration ended.  The PLO major was having technical difficulties and though it was posted as a re-entry tournament, eliminated players were unable to re-enter.

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/12/2016

Kento Momota to Miss Olympics Over Gambling Scandal

(Reuters) - Japanese trailblazer Kento Momota will miss this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics after being given an indefinite suspension by national badminton bosses for visiting an illegal casino, Kyodo News reported on Monday.

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Submitted by Reuters on, Apr/11/2016

Smarkets Complaints: Betting Exchange Voids €33,483 in Multiple Winning Bets

A customer of the online betting exchange Smarkets is claiming that wagering firm voided €33,483 in winning bets.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/11/2016

Woman Sentenced for Running Brothel to Support Gambling Addiction

Natwlai Beck, 48, known as Netty, has been handed an eight-month suspended prison sentence. 

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/11/2016

Federal Criminal Trial Over Casino Land Development This Week

BOSTON (Associated Press) — A federal criminal trial over the land Wynn Resorts wants to develop into a nearly $2 billion casino in Massachusetts is set to begin.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/10/2016

Steve Wynn Latest Tone-Deaf Gaffe: ‘Nobody Likes to be Around Poor People’

Casino mogul Steve Wynn has come under fire this week for saying that “Nobody likes to be around poor people”.  Considering 99 percent of the US population (and probably the world for that matter) view themselves as “poor” when compared to the billionaire Wynn, it’s easy to see why there has been such a huge backlash coming into this weekend.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/09/2016

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Stiffed WPEX Player to Confront Haden Ware in Court

A poker player who is owed nearly $100,000 by the now-defunct online poker site World Poker Exchange (WPEX) says he plans to confront the site's operator, Haden Ware, over the debt, when Ware appears in court next month for another matter, Gambling 911 can reveal in a world exclusive report!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/08/2016

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Submitted by Payton on, Apr/07/2016

Strange: ‘FanDuel, DraftKings Illegal in Alabama’

You would think that the state of Alabama would have more to worry about than DraftKings and FanDuel in the wake of a scandal involving its Governor caught up in a messy extra-marital affair.

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Attorney General Luther Strange released the following statement Tuesday:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/06/2016

Police Post Selfie, Statement on Facebook Regarding Fruit Machine Bandits

In the annals of criminal offenses, this will surely rank among the dumbest of the dumb.

Selfie taking bandits were captured stealing money from fruit machines in North Yorkshire, England this past week, perhaps in hopes of achieving the elusive rainbow riches (yes indeed the one guy even looks like a leprechaun).

Instead, they are heading to the Clink!

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/06/2016

Commission Account to Stop Making Affiliate Payments June 2016

After announcing they would stop accepting new customers from affiliates nearly one year ago, Commission Account has now confirmed they will no longer make payments towards existing customers effective June 2016.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/05/2016

Quebec is Looking to Ban Online Gambling With Bill 74

The Canadian province of Quebec has proposed a ban on Internet gambling through a newly introduced Bill 74. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/05/2016

Planetwin365 Online Casino Says No Ties to Mafia, Rigged Gambling

The online casino group Planetwin365 says it has been wrongly implicated as part of a crackdown on organized crime and a network of rigged online casinos being run out of Italy.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/05/2016

USA Online Casinos Offer Huge Vegas Mobile Slots Bonuses

If you have ever gambled in Las Vegas, then you already know that casinos are more than happy to kick-back some lucrative bonuses to attract bettors to their games as well as a reward a customer’s loyalty for their overall play.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Apr/04/2016

With lotteries - anything is possible!

 

Lotteries usually go according to the plan of probabilities but sometimes they don't! This happened in the UK recently when players with fewer winning balls netted more winning cash than those with more. And this caused not a little consternation and confusion amongst those "winning losers"!

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/04/2016

BetFred Pays Player £40,000 winnings from £20 bet at 2000-1 for Leicester Title Win

Leicester hasn’t officially won the Premier League Championship but punters are already being paid out by bookmakers the likes of BetFred.com, which just paid £40,000 on a future wager made at 2000/1 odds at just £20.

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Betfred believe Tottenham can no longer catch Leicester in the title race, according to the Daily Mail.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/03/2016

‘Operation Jamm Jamm’ Nabs 18 in Rigged Online Gambling Investigation

Italian police have arrested 18 individuals in connection with an online gambling rigging scheme with at least 64 other persons of interest still being probed.

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Among those arrested are Antonio Contaldo, 50, the alleged ring-leader of the organization. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/03/2016

BetOWI.com Complaints Continue to Pile Up

A series of payout complaints related to troubled BetOWI.com continue to come in at SportsbookReview.com, a grading website for the online sportsbook industry.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/02/2016

Don't Ask Where Money Came From, says Manila Casino Boss in Heist Probe

MANILA (Reuters) - For Kim Wong, the Chinese casino owner in the Philippines entangled in one of the world's largest bank heists, there are two golden rules for dealing with wealthy punters: always demand to see their money, but never ask where it came from.

That seems to be what happened when he took millions of dollars from two Chinese high-rollers in February. He told a Senate hearing earlier this week the two men were responsible for transferring $81 million stolen from the Bangladesh central bank's U.S. account into the Philippines.

Submitted by Reuters on, Apr/01/2016

Super Bowl Sports Betting Helps Boost Nevada Revenues

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — February was a lucky month for Nevada casinos, thanks to excitement over the Super Bowl and an extra day on the calendar for leap year.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/30/2016

Breaking News

DraftKings, FanDuel Exit Alabama Market

Daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel have announced their exit from the Alabama market ahead of the state attorney general’s deadline for doing so. 

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.

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.