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Judge Appears Dumbfounded by Traditional Fantasy vs. DFS Rationale

What looked to be a slam dunk for the New York Attorney General’s Office in the first half of Wednesday’s hearing completely shifted in favor of the Daily Fantasy Sports industry after the one hour lunch break.

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Submitted by Guest on, Nov/25/2015

Live Coverage on NY Hearing to Determine Fate of DraftKings, FanDuel

Throughout the years, Gambling911.com has been live at court hearings involving the gambling industry.  On Wednesday November 25, 2015 we were present covering a hearing to determine the operating status of Daily Fantasy Sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel in the state of New York. 

We were among the first news outlets to report that Judge Manuel Mendez would require one to two weeks to make his final decision. 

Live Coverage from NY Court on Decision to Allow DraftKings, FanDuel to Operate in State - Wednesday November 25, 2015

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/25/2015

NY AG vs. DraftKings and FanDuel: A Review of All Court Filings

Our sister site DFS911.com and Legal Reporter Jeff Williams have provided us with all related Court filings pertaining to the New York State Attorney General vs. DraftKings and FanDuel.  Other Daily Fantasy Sports companies have been subpoenaed as well.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/25/2015

US, Switzerland to Split $50 Million in Assets From BetOnSports Shutdown

GENEVA, (Associated Press) - Switzerland and the United States have split the take of nearly $50 million following the break-up of an illegal online gambling service.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/24/2015

Pay Per Head Player Monitoring Report Tool Introduced by AcePerHead

Gambling911.com is proud to announced the new state of the art Pay Per Head monitoring report tool ‘Player Watch’ available at AcePerHead.com.  Below is a breakdown on how to use this player monitoring service.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/24/2015

Celebrities Spreading Their Love of Blackjack

Blackjack has regularly been one of the most popular casino games since the activity became widespread about 100 years ago, but the game has been getting a lot of free publicity lately thanks to some A list celebrities who have been seen playing the games or pushing branded versions of it.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/24/2015

Ladbrokes Shareholders Back Merger With Coral

(Reuters) - Shareholders in British bookmaker Ladbrokes (LAD.L) strongly backed its planned merger with rival Gala Coral on Tuesday but rebel investor Dermot Desmond vowed to fight on.

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Submitted by Reuters on, Nov/24/2015

DraftKings, FanDuel in ‘Deep Doodoo’ But Lawyers With Shovels Can Dig Them Out

One of the premier attorneys in the world of gambling, I. Nelson Rose, was kind enough to send DFS911.com his latest piece on the next steps both DraftKings and FanDuel will need to undertake in getting them out of the “deep doodoo” they are currently in.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/24/2015

Bitcoin Sportsbook Cloudbet Instant Payouts Not So Instant Claims ‘Watchdog’

Sportsbook Review is reporting that a player waiting for a payout via the anonymous digital currency Bitcoin has finally gotten paid after a few days wait despite the book’s claim of “instant payouts”.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/23/2015

Bookies Behaving Badly Part 7: Al Ross Was Bad, His Son Denny Was Worse

Allen Ross was a bookie behaving badly.

His son, Denny Ross, behaved even worse.

Allen was a member of the so-called "Internet 21," the group of 21 Americans who in 1998 were the first to be prosecuted by the U.S. government for illegally operating offshore online casinos and sportsbooks.

Allen, along with two other "Internet 21" members, Mike Saul and Orrin Sleeper, ran Island Casino, an online casino and sportsbook in Willemstad, Curacao.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/23/2015

DraftKings, FanDuel NY Hearing: G911 Coverage From the Court

Gambling911.com and sister site DFS911.com will be covering Wednesday’s hearing to determine whether Daily Fantasy Sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel can continue conducting business with New York state residents. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/22/2015

Shift Card Bitcoin Debit Card Availability for Online Gambling Sites Unclear

The Shift Card, a first ever Bitcoin debit card for American customers, will soon be available to those residing in select states and could one day be utilized for gambling online.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/21/2015

Bitcoin: How it Works for Betting Online

Most online betting sites have now incorporated the anonymous digital currency Bitcoin with great success, however, only about a quarter of the wagering population actually know how it works.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/21/2015

North American Gambling News: Quebec Looks To Block Online Gambling Sites

Gambling911.com has all your latest North American gambling news including that from the United States and Canada.

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Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/19/2015

DraftKings CEO Admits Not Always in Compliance With Gambling Laws

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins admitted back in May that his company does not always comply with anti-gambling laws, and more specifically, the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) that exempts fantasy sports. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/19/2015

Paddy Power Racist ‘Immigrants Jump in the Back’ Ad Banned

Controversial Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is at it again with yet another ad that has drawn the ire of the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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From the Irish Examiner:

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/18/2015

Pennsylvania House Committee Pushes Through Online Gambling Bill

The Keystone state is one step closer to passing a measure that would make online gambling legal within its borders.

The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee backed a measure that would require land-based casinos in the state to license Web casinos.

In an 18-8 vote, representatives elected to advance the proposition to its chamber’s floor for further discussion and additional voting.

The measure is authored by the Oversight Committee Chairman State Rep. John Payne (R-District 106)

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/18/2015

G911 World Exclusive: Turner Sports Tries Shutting Down Sports Capping Site

A sports handicapping  website that appears to be affiliated with Turner Sports has no such affiliation, and the real Turner Sports is attempting to have it shut down, Gambling 911 can reveal in a world exclusive report!

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Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/17/2015

Brother of Texas Rangers Pitcher Yu Darvish Charged With Running Gambling Ring

The younger brother of Texas Rangers star pitcher Yu Darvish arrested last month has been charged with running a gambling ring by Osaka, Japan prosecutors.  

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Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Nov/17/2015

Charlie Sheen Reveals He is HIV Infected Actor: Oddsmaker Almost Right

An oddsmaker who suggested actor Charlie Sheen would be among those favored as the Hollywood actor with HIV was correct as the act revealed Tuesday morning on NBC's "Today".

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During the interview, Sheen insisted he had endangered nobody.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/17/2015

SunBurnt Face Man Sportsbet Ad Deemed ‘Offensive’, Pulled Off the Air

The Advertising Standards Board of Australia has upheld a complaint against bookmaker Sportsbet for its ad promoting racing specials for Cox Plate Day.

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Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Nov/16/2015

Georgia May Be Next to Boot Daily Fantasy Sports Sites

ATLANTA (Associated Press) - Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens says his office is investigating whether daily fantasy sports violate state law.

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Olens recently told the Augusta Chronicle that the issue is pending in his office.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/16/2015

NY Assemblyman: ‘AG has Gone Way Over Line With Daily Fantasy Sports Probe’

In an interview with the Associated Press, New York Republican Assemblyman Dean Murray said of his state’s Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: "He's gone way over the line" with the fantasy sports probe.

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Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Nov/16/2015

FanDuel, DraftKings OK With Gambling Label in UK

BOSTON (Associated Press) — Top daily fantasy sports companies are fiercely rejecting the idea that their rapidly growing industry should be considered gambling in the United States.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/15/2015

Bookies Hit Hard by Buckeyes, Spartans Covers

Two of the most wagered on sides, the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans, came through with flying colors Saturday, thus handing the bookies some big losses in Week 11.

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Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Nov/15/2015

Bookie Beat Down for NFL Week 10: Packers, Panthers, Patriots and Saints

It’s pretty consistent across the board that there are four sides seeing the single most substantial action at sportsbooks during Week 10. 

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Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Nov/15/2015

Bookie Beat Down for November 14: Ohio State, MSU

Among the top three biggest threats to bookies Saturday are covers by big favorites Ohio State and MSU as well as the +3 underdog Oklahoma Sooners.

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Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Nov/14/2015

FanDuel Stops Taking Money From New York Residents

FanDuel says it has stopped accepting money from New York residents following that state’s Attorney General demand to cease taking bets there.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/13/2015

It’s Okay to Gamble on Friday The 13th: You May Even Get Lucky

Some of you will be avoiding black cats, walking under ladders and even gambling this Friday The 13th.  The black cats and ladders we can see, but staying away from gambling?

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/13/2015

FanDuel Going After New York Attorney General Hard: Nets Back Company

The world’s largest Daily Fantasy Sports company, FanDuel, has come out swinging against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s assertion that Daily Fantasy Sports is illegal gambling in disguise.  He has ordered both FanDuel and DraftKings to cease taking bets from New York residents.  As of late Thursday, both continue to do so.  

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/12/2015

Breaking News

Another State Bans Daily Fantasy Sports

DraftKings and FanDuel, two popular sports wagering websites, agreed to stop providing the offerings to this state’s residents in response to the AG opinion such sites violate gambling laws.

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Jury Deliberations in Bonanno Mob Trial Continue

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