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Status of 5Dimes Uncertain in Wake of Owner's Disappearance

Status of 5Dimes Uncertain in Wake of Owner's Disappearance

Following word that the owner of San Jose, Costa Rica-based 5Dimes Sportsbook was reportedly kidnapped three weeks ago, those with money at the book have been scrambling to find out more details. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/17/2018

5Dimes Owner Kidnapped

A source close to Gambling911.com advised that the family paid a $750K ransom via Bitcoin and have yet to hear back.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/16/2018

Sports Betting Officially Begins in New Mexico

Sports Betting Officially Begins in New Mexico

Sports betting in New Mexico officially kicked off Tuesday October 16 at the Santa Ana Star Casino outside of Albuquerque and business was brisk.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/16/2018

Borgata Seeks Permission to Go After Phil Ivey for More Than $10 Million: Bank Account Emptied

Borgata Seeks Permission to Go After Phil Ivey for More Than $10 Million

The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City has sought approval to go after poker pro Phil Ivey for the $10.1 million the property was awarded in an infamous edge-sorting case.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/16/2018

Poker Pro Charged for Drug Distribution

Poker Pro Charged for Drug Distribution

Authorities describe player as "dangerous individual" who allegedly sold pot with street value of $500K

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/16/2018

Springfield Casino Rolls In $27M In Its First Month

MGM has reported nearly $27 million in revenue during the first full month of operation at its Massachusetts casino.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/16/2018

All Eyes on Albuquerque, Santa Fe New Mexico as Sports Betting Makes its Debut Today

New Mexico was set to become the first state west of the Mississippi to legalize sports betting Tuesday October 16 following a landmark decision by the US Supreme Court to abolish decades long prohibition of such gambling.  

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/16/2018

Bookmaker: 65 Times More Bets on Trump Than Warren to Win in 2020

Bookmaker: 65 Times More Bets on Trump Than Warren to Win in 2020

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is looking more and more likely to challenge current US President Donald Trump in 2020 with odds of 14-1.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/15/2018

‘Duffel Bag Bettor’ Takes William Hill for $240K

‘Duffel Bag Bettor’ Takes William Hill for $240K

A Vegas man won big on Army this past weekend.  Army is among those teams performing well Against The Spread this season.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/15/2018

Sports Betting Coming to Virginia?

Following last week's shock news that New Mexico would start offering sports betting starting Tuesday October 16, now comes word that Virginia may be next on the list. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/15/2018

Doyle Brunson Not Dead Yet: Catch Him in Poker After Dark

For years Gambling911.com has received countless number of search inquiries for Doyle Brunson's untimely death. ...We are happy to report Doyle is alive and kicking.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/15/2018

Man Stole $630K in Stamps to Support Gambling Habit

A post office manager in Louisiana is accused of stealing more than $630,000 in stamps and selling them online to support a gambling addiction.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/14/2018

Football Helps NJ Sports Bets Nearly Double to $184 Million

The start of the pro and college football seasons led the volume of sports betting in New Jersey to nearly double in September from its level a month earlier.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/14/2018

MDS Encore Freerolls to Step 1 Tournaments Online Poker Tournaments Intoduced at ACR

MDS Encore Freerolls to Step 1 Tournaments Online Poker Tournaments Intoduced at ACR

Americas Cardroom is proud to now offer 12 freerolls per day every two hours for its MDS Encore Freerolls to Step 1 Tournaments.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/12/2018

Online Poker Rake Race to Go From Weekly to Daily

Online Poker Rake Race the Go From Weekly to Daily

The Americas Cardoom usual weekly Beast rake race is changing format for the month of November to be a daily rake race.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/12/2018

Get High With the New High Five Poker Tournament Series at Americas Cardroom

The Americas Cardroom High Five tournament race will be incorporating a most unusual theme that includes a "courtesy break" at 4:40 every day throughout the series where players can get high (get it?). 

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/12/2018

Another $6 Billion of Value wiped Out of Bitcoin in a Day

Another $6 Billion of Value wiped Out of Bitcoin in a Day

Cryptocurrencies, which today accounts for upwards of 70% of all online gambling transactions in the North American market, lost approximately $6 billion of its value in a single day Thursday.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/12/2018

Wynn Resorts to Offer Sports Betting in Massachusetts ....When it is Legalized

Wynn Resorts has announced a sports betting partnership with European-based wagering firm BetBull.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/12/2018

Arkansas' High Court Rejects Bids to Disqualify Casino Amendment

Arkansas' Supreme Court has rejected efforts to disqualify a proposed casino legalization initiative, dismissing two lawsuits which claimed the ballot's wording was misleading and ambiguous on several issues.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/12/2018

Kanye West for VP? Beto O'Rourke

File this under "Absurd" but anything is possible under the Trump Administration as we have witnessed time and time again.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/11/2018

More Names Announced for EGC2018

More Names Announced for EGC2018

European Gaming Congress will take place at Grand Union Hotel Ljubljana on the 16th of October and is a must attend event for European operators who are actively involved with regulated and non-regulated markets in Europe and the Balkans.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/11/2018

New Mexico Santa Ana Star Casino to Have Sportsbook

New Mexico could become the first state west of the Mississippi to offer sports betting following a landmark ruling by the US Supreme Court in May abolishing decades long prohibition.  Nevada was the only state to offer full service sports gambling previous to the decision.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/10/2018

MLB Says it Wants Cut From Sports Betting

MLB Says it Wants Cut From Sports Betting

Major League Baseball is insisting to casino executives that the league should get a cut from wagers placed on the sport following the repeal of a federal ban on sports betting.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/10/2018

Free Money Online Casino Bonus - $100

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If you like FREE MONEY as we do here at Gambling911.com, you'll love the new Skybook $100 FREE CASH BONUS

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/10/2018

PokerStars and Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Team Up for Action-Packed Poker Schedule

PokerStars and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood have teamed up to bring Florida players an action-packed live poker schedule throughout November, when PokerStars will award three Platinum Passes to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), which will take place in the Bahamas in January 2019.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/10/2018

PokerStars to Shut Down Costa Rica Office

The world's largest online poker site, PokerStars, is due to shut down its Costa Rica office by March 2019 as it focuses more on the legal poker and sports betting landscape in the US.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/10/2018

Scientific Games Acquires Don Best Sports

Scientific Games Acquires Don Best Sports

Scientific Games has announced the acquisition of Don Best Sports, a real time line service and sports data collection company encompassing quite the colorful history.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/09/2018

Kentucky Sports Betting Legislation Introduced Via Pre-Filing

A bill to legalize sports betting in the state of Kentucky has been prefiled by two lawmakers.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/09/2018

7 Reasons Why You Should Use Bookie Software to Run Your Sportsbook

Today it’s possible to run a world-class sportsbook even if you’re a one-man-show. You can actually rival most online sportsbooks by using bookie software to run every aspect of your operation.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/09/2018

DraftKings New Jersey Sports Betting App Review - Now Live!

DraftKings New Jersey Sports Betting App Review - Now Live!

The initial review of this app are mixed with many long time sports bettors offering comparisons to the popular long established internationally-licensed online sports books, but there are some unique features. 

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/09/2018

Breaking News

Liverpool’s Sturridge Charged With Breaching Betting Rules

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be facing a ban from football after being charged on Monday with breaching rules on betting.

Beto Now the 5-1 Favorite to Become Democratic Nominee for the 2020 Presidential Election

Beto Now the 5-1 Favorite to Become Democratic Nominee for the 2020 Presidential Election

Beto O'Rourke was now coming in at 5-1 odds of becoming the Democratic Nominee for the 2020 US Presidential Election.

Twitter Users Think Poker Players Are Unethical

Twitter Users Think Poker Players Are Unethical

British poker player and Twitter user Patrick Leonard recently conducted an unscientific survey that found a majority of Twitter followers feel poker players lack ethics.