Gambling News

Las Vegas Sees 41.1 Million Visitors in 2015

LAS VEGAS – (Associated Press) - Visit Las Vegas in 2015? Count yourself among the more than 42 million people traveling to the casino corridor last year, according to the resort's biggest travel booster.

It's a number that breaks 2014's record visitation of 41.1 million based on estimates from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/03/2016

Johnny Manziel Caught Gambling in Las Vegas

A concussion has ended troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel’s career in Cleveland, but the injury hasn’t stopped him from heading to the Vegas casinos.

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Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/03/2016

Oklahoma Tribe to Launch Online Gambling Site

OKLAHOMA CITY (Associated Press) - A small Oklahoma-based tribe plans to launch an international gambling website after an arbitrator ruled that the plan does not violate state or federal laws.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/31/2015

Gambling Regulators Watching Las Vegas Review Journal Sale to Adelson

LAS VEGAS - (Associated Press) - The sale of Nevada’s largest newspaper to the family of billionaire casino-mogul Sheldon Adelson has gambling regulators watching.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/30/2015

Antigua to Resolve Long Standing Online Gambling Dispute With U.S. in January

The Antiguan Government is set to resolve its decade long dispute over online gambling this January 2016 according to the website CalvinAyre.com.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/29/2015

Was College Hockey Title Game Thrown Last Year?

But there's a rumor being floated around that this situation compromised Boston University's championship game loss last April. That's obviously such a collossal issue, if that were the case, that even though it's unsubstantiated rumor, it's an elephant in the room that should be addressed. And this rumor is being perpetuated by coaches, agents and scouts in New England — so it isn't just fans on the street trying to fabricate their own conclusions and stir the pot.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Dec/29/2015

’60 Minutes’ Takes Us Back to ‘Best Mob Segments’

The CBS news magazine show “60 Minutes” featured its special Christmas weekend show on – what else? Notorious mobsters. 

Stories of murder, mayhem and the Mafia on a special edition of 60 Minutes this Sunday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Among the segments: The apprehension of the notorious Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger; John Gotti Jr. discusses his infamous father, John Gotti Sr.; an FBI agent who infiltrated the Gambino family.

Check out the video preview below

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/27/2015

Bank Robber Who Hid Out Behind Christmas Tree is Gambling Addict

(Associated Press) - The FBI says a 28-year-old man faces federal and state charges after he robbed a credit union in Bend, then went on a shopping spree that included buying a Christmas tree he later used to try and hide from police.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/26/2015

Betfair No Longer Accepting Canadian Customers

Folks living in Canada can no longer bet with Betfair.com, the world’s largest wagering exchange.

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The company alerted its customers this week following a merger with Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, which had previously severed ties to Canada.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/24/2015

A Very Jenny Christmas From Gambling911.com

Senior International Correspondent Jenny Woo and the rest of the staff at Gambling911.com wish everyone a very merry Christmas.  Jenny looks forward to meeting up with all her old friends at the 2016 Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach March 3-4. 

The following is an annual Christmas carol begun by Jenny in 2005.  It is destined to live in the annals of history as a timeless holiday classic the whole family can enjoy much the same as Rudolph, Charlie Brown, the Little Drummer Boy and Heatmeister. 

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Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/23/2015

Woman Who Mowed Down Pedestrians on Vegas Strip Appears in Court

Prosecutors Wednesday received extra time to prepare for a preliminary hearing in what authorities say was an intentional case of a crash along the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday that killed one person and injured at least 35.

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A judge set a status check for Jan. 20 to set the preliminary hearing, which normally is set within 15 days.

The defendant, Lakeisha Holloway, agreed to the terms.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/23/2015

Two New Casinos in Northern New Jersey Just West of Manhattan Still Being Debated

State lawmakers still cannot agree on how to ask voters whether to allow two new casinos in Northern New Jersey.

Both the Senate and Assembly committees met on Monday to discuss their amended bills but significant differences remain between the two including who is eligible to build the new casinos and how the new tax revenue they generate would be divvied up.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/22/2015

Oregon Woman Held in Vegas Sidewalk Car Rampage That Killed One, Injured 35

(Reuters) -- An Oregon woman who intentionally drove her car onto a crowded Las Vegas Strip sidewalk on Sunday night, killing one person and injuring at least 35 others, was homeless and had been living in her vehicle with her 3-year-old child, police said on Monday.

Lakeisha N. Holloway, 24, was arrested a short distance from the scene of the carnage, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joe Lombardo said at a news conference.

Submitted by Reuters on, Dec/21/2015

Mass Casualties on Vegas Strip as Car Intentionally Plows Into Pedestrians: 37 Injured (Video)

As many as 37 people may have been injured after a vehicle careened into a sidewalk along the famed Las Vegas Strip.  Authorities have confirmed that one individual has died. 

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Submitted by Guest on, Dec/21/2015

Atlantic City Faces Bankruptcy After Failure to Make $62 Million in Tax Refunds

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – (Associated Press) - The Borgata casino asked a judge Monday to order Atlantic City to pay more than $62 million in tax refunds that the court has already determined the casino should get — a move that could end in seizure of some of the seaside gambling resort's assets or even bankruptcy.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/21/2015

NFL’s Deal Over Data Blurs a Line on Gambling

One of the better pieces dealing with the sports wagering industry we have read in some time also delves into the relationship between the NFL and Daily Fantasy Sports firms DraftKings and FanDuel.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/20/2015

Stunner for Bookies as Giants Cover With Huge Comeback

The New York Giants didn’t win outright, though they came close.  What the Giants did do is provide the bookies with an early Christmas present thanks to an improbable come-from-behind performance that allowed New York to tie 35-35 in the final two minutes.

Carolina had been a -4 road favorite coming into this game, winning by a field goal.  They owned it coming into the fourth quarter.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Dec/20/2015

LVRJ Reporters Assignment Under Adelson Ownership: Monitor Judges

Reporters of the Las Vegas Review Journal were told to monitor three area judges, one of whom is overseeing a case involving casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson.  This weekend it was revealed that Adelson is the new owner of the LVRJ.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/19/2015

Former New Mexico Secretary of State Reports to Jail Following Gambling Spree

SANTA FE – (Associated Press) - Former New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran surrendered to deputies and was booked into jail Friday to serve a 30-day sentence for siphoning money from her election account to fuel a gambling spree.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/19/2015

PokerStars Launches New Online Sportsbook BetStars

ONCHAN, Isle of Man - PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, announced today its new sportsbetting brand, BetStars. BetStars will initially be available in select jurisdictions on the domains Betstars.com, Betstars.eu, and Betstars.uk, and on dedicated iOS and Android applications. This is the next stage of development of PokerStars' new sportsbook offering, which will continue to be rolled out during 2016.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/18/2015

eSports Exec and Reviled Poster Boy of Drug Price Hikes Arrested

Martin Shkreli, a pharmaceutical industry entrepreneur and founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals has been charged with securities fraud.

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Shkreli is best known for licensing the HIV and cancer drug Daraprim through his pharmaceuticals company then hiking the price from $13.50 a pill to $750.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/17/2015

Amaya Provides Clarity Regarding Pre-Acquisition Dispute in Kentucky

Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) today provided clarity regarding a dispute in the Commonwealth of Kentucky relating to certain activities of the PokerStars business during a period between 2006 and 2011, approximately three years prior to Amaya’s acquisition of the brand.  Amaya believes the action is frivolous and without merit.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/17/2015

The Street on Bitcoin: Future Generations Won’t See Money the Way We Do

More and more people are beginning to understand the complexities of Bitcoin and this has translated into 25 percent of customers utilizing the anonymous digital currency at some online casinos and sportsbooks.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/17/2015

Las Vegas Review Journal New Owner is Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson

Fortune Magazine has reported that casino magnate and GOP mega donor Sheldon Adelson is the new owner of Nevada’s biggest newspaper the Las Vegas Review Journal. 

The story was so hot that Fortune’s website was not loading throughout much of Wednesday evening.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/16/2015

Pete Rose Not Prepared to Give Up on Hall of Fame Bid Just Yet

LAS VEGAS -- (Associated Press) - Pete Rose said he believes he still has a chance to one day get back in baseball. In the meantime, he’s turning his attention to the Hall of Fame.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/16/2015

Commissioner Rejects Pete Rose's Plea for Reinstatement

CINCINNATI (Associated Press) - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred rejected Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement on Monday, citing his continued gambling and evidence that he bet on games when he was playing for the Cincinnati Reds.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/15/2015

How Local Bookies Can Turn a Profit During Rough Times

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Submitted by Guest on, Dec/14/2015

Angry Bookies: Patriots, Packers, Seahawks Provide the Dagger

New England covered easily Sunday night with 80 percent or more of the betting action on the Patriots as -3 to -5.5 road favorites in Houston.

Books got beat up early on with the Seahawks big cover in Baltimore and Green Bay’s win over Dallas.
 

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Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Dec/13/2015

Sheldon Adelson New Las Vegas Review Journal Owner?

Speculation is running high that casino billionaire and staunch online gambling opponent Sheldon Adelson is the new owner of Nevada’s biggest newspaper The Las Vegas Review Journal.  

The new owners until now have refused to identify themselves.


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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/13/2015

PayPal Shutting Down DraftKings, FanDuel Transactions

Following a precedent-setting decision by a Superior Judge Friday morning ordering Daily Fantasy Sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel to halt operating in New York, leading payment processing company PayPal has decided to stop permitting money transfers to and from those websites. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/11/2015

Breaking News

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.

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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.

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