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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

Ulterior Motives Speculation in David Baazov Insider Trading Case

A number of online gambling experts are wondering if the Amaya insider-trading case, which names founder David Baazov, might be a referendum on Québec regulators abilities (or inabilities) when it comes to proving such matters.

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Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/30/2016

Trial Over Seminole Gambling Pushed Back to Fall

(Associated Press) - A federal judge is pushing back the start of a crucial trial over the future of gambling in Florida.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/29/2016

Amaya Chairman David Baazov to Step Down Amidst Insider Trading Probe

Montreal - Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) today announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David Baazov, is taking an indefinite paid leave of absence from the company, effective yesterday. Mr. Baazov is taking this leave voluntarily to focus on preparing an offer to acquire Amaya and to avoid a distraction for the company while he responds to certain allegations made against him by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the securities regulatory authority in Quebec. Mr. Baazov will remain a member of Amaya’s board of directors.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/29/2016

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Adelson to Scrap RAWA Online Gambling Prohibition Bill

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has said he will be abandoning efforts to oppose attempts at legalizing state-by-state online gambling in the US, claiming he now has other more important priorities to focus on. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/25/2016

Goodell Might be Okay With Raiders Move to Vegas After All

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has not dismissed the idea of the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas, this despite some NFL team owners saying such a move would be a nonstarter to even consider.

The National Football League has long been opposed to gambling in any form, including InstaCasino online casino.  Over the past year, the league has embraced Daily Fantasy Sports, which many, including a handful of state Attorney Generals, consider a form of sports betting.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Mar/25/2016

Maryland Could be First State to Let Voters Decide on Daily Fantasy Sports Legality

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Associated Press) -- Maryland would become the first state to let voters decide whether the popular but controversial phenomenon of fantasy sports betting is fully legal, under bills now pending in the legislature.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/24/2016

Picketing Planned Outside Trump Taj Mahal: Benefits to be Eliminated

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — The name on the casino-hotel still says TRUMP in huge letters, but a different famous billionaire now owns the joint.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/23/2016

Lawmaker Wants Minnesota to Legalize Fantasy Sports

(Associated Press) - A national debate over daily fantasy sports games came to the Minnesota Legislature on Tuesday with a House committee hearing on a proposal that would declare fantasy games are not gambling and are legal in Minnesota.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/22/2016

Bookies Behaving Badly, Part 10: Rich Ciarlante Created the Bonus..And His Own Demise

One of the first offshore sportsbooks--and one of the first to go out of business--was an operation based in the Dominican Republic called Rich's International Superbook.

The book was owned and operated by a man named Rich Ciarlante, an Italian-American former street bookie from South Philadelphia who tired of dodging the law and fled to the sunny Caribbean to set up shop in the late 1990s.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Mar/22/2016

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Attorney for DraftKings in AG Battle Spends $14.4M on UES Townhouse

The fight over daily fantasy sports in New York is just getting started, but it seems to already have produced at least one clear winner. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/21/2016

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Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Mar/18/2016

Navy Warns Sailors Over Consequences of March Madness Gambling

NORFOLK, Va. (Associated Press) — Navy officials are reminding sailors not to participate in March Madness gambling in the workplace.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/16/2016

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Japan’s Oldest Baseball Team in Crisis Mode Over Gambling Scandal

TOKYO (Associated Press) — With a new season just around the corner, Japanese baseball is in a state of turmoil over a gambling scandal that has embroiled the league's most popular team.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/13/2016

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Connecticut One Step Closer to Regulating Daily Fantasy Sports

HARTFORD, Conn. (Associated Press) — Connecticut moved closer Thursday toward becoming the latest state to regulate the fast-growing online fantasy sports industry.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/10/2016

G911 Owner Talks DFS Industry With DFSE Organizer Marc Lesnick

Review of the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo, that took place March 3-4, 2016 at the Deauville Beach Resort Miami. Chris Costigan (Publisher of Gambling911.com.) and Marc Lesnick (Conference Organizer) review the final panel as well as other elements of the industry.  Watch below.

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Submitted by Payton on, Mar/10/2016

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Baseball Pitcher Admits to Betting on Baseball

(Associated Press) - Yomiuri Giants pitcher Kyosuke Takagi has admitted to betting on baseball games and lying during the team's investigation.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/09/2016

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Trump vs. Clinton in US General Election: Latest Odds as Cruz Drops Out

With Texas Senator Ted Cruz dropping out of the US Presidential race, real estate magnate turned reality star Donald Trump will most certainly become the GOP nominee and former Secretary of State Clinton pretty much has it in the bag

Former Amaya CEO David Baazov Pleads Not Guilty to Insider Trading

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Macau Sees Further Declines, Still Carries Risk

Deutsche Bank analysts released a research note today, commenting on the major Macau gaming stocks and assessing the risk factors for each.