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Devils, 76ers Go All-In With Sports Betting

The company that owns the NHL's New Jersey Devils, the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and a major New Jersey sports arena is going all in on promoting sports betting.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/30/2018

China Blocks Poker Apps Amid Massive Crackdown

A number of Texas Hold’Em style mobile games are being reported blocked as part of a crackdown by the Chinese government.   The action commenced some time on Monday it appears.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/30/2018

James 'Whitey' Bulger Killed in Prison

James 'Whitey' Bulger Killed in Prison

Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has been moved again to a prison in West Virginia.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/30/2018

NHL Partners With MGM to Share Data for Sports Betting

NHL Partners With MGM to Share Data for Sports Betting

The NHL announced a multiyear agreement Monday to provide MGM Resorts International with data for use in betting, the second major U.S. professional sports league to strike a deal with the casino giant since the Supreme Court opened the way for expanded gambling last spring.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/29/2018

Paddy Power Likens Old People to Zombies

The UK bookmaker has been accused of ageism

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/29/2018

Murder Number 582 and 583 This Year in Costa Rica as 5Dimes Tony Body Still Unaccounted For

Murder Number 582 and 583 This Year in Costa Rica as 5Dime Tony Body Still Unaccounted For

After reporting eight days ago that the body of 5Dimes owner Sean "Tony" Creighton had been found, the Costa Rica Star stopped reporting on the matter, has offered no further verification, and - according to what we are hearing within their office - have no intention to pursue the story any further.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/28/2018

Indiana Gets Serious About Sports Betting

Indiana Gets Serious About Sports Betting

Indiana could join several states in legalizing sports betting following a committee's unanimous recommendation that lawmakers consider the change.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/28/2018

How Do I Use Bitcoin to Bet Poker Online? (Bitcoin Poker Series Part I)

Being an intergral part of the gaming industry, we here at Gambling911.com are constantly asked two questions that might otherwise shock our regular readers:  "How can I play online poker with real money?" And - wait for it - "How do I buy and use Bitcoin?"

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/28/2018

Mississippi Casinos Win More in Second Month of Sports Bets

Casino revenue rose sharply again in Mississippi in September in the state's second month of legal sports betting.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/26/2018

Each Way Betting in Football Explained

Each Way Betting in Football Explained

Sports betting can be a lucrative way of making big wins. The key to winning a bet is being knowledgeable enough about the game to predict the outcome. In particular, football betting is one of the most popular forms of sports gambling. A reader may ask why placing football bets is so popular. The reason for this is that it is a universal sport well known around the world. Because a large population of the world know the rules and players it makes predicting the possible outcome.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/26/2018

Matusow Tweets to Erik Seidel 'You Got 60m From Full Tilt Poker While Others Took the Fall'

Matusow Tweets to Erik Seidel 'You Got 60m From Full Tilt Poker While Others Took the Fall'

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow on Thursday night went on the attack against fellow poker pro Erik Seidel after the later joked about Megyn Kelly receiving her entire $69 million contract after being fired by NBC.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/25/2018

Family, Friends of 5Dimes Owner Plan 'Outreach" Effort With US Embassy in CR

Family, Friends of 5Dimes Owner Plan 'Reach Out' Effort With US Embassy in CR

Gambling911.com was advised Thursday that concerned friends and family members of Sean "Tony" Creighton back in the States are planning to reach out to the US Embassy in Costa Rica to demand investigators in that Central American nation be more forthcoming as to the disappearance and reported death of the 5Dimes.com Sportsbook founder.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/25/2018

Place Hockey Bets Online at the Prudential Center in Newark

Place Hockey Bets Online at the Prudential Center in Newark

The legal sports betting scene in New Jersey is evolving faster than anyone could have imagined as sportsbooks are making their way into venues other than casinos and racetracks. 

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/25/2018

The Twitch Online Casino Viewbot Problem: Not an Epidemic Yet But...

The social media streaming platform Twitch has long been a popular medium for poker pros to showcase their skills, and now online casino interests are looking to capitalize.  The later has encountered a bit of a hiccup in the form of viewbots.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Oct/25/2018

5Dimes Tony: What Happened to His Body?

5Dimes Tony: What Happened to His Body?

Gambling911.com can confirm that as of Wednesday evening, no coroner in the San Jose, Costa Rica area has been in receipt of Sean "Tony" Creighton's body, or at least that is what they are telling those who are inquiring.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/25/2018

Definition of a Pay Per Head

Definition of a Pay Per Head

What is a Pay Per Head business exactly?  The term has become increasingly popular over the years.

Submitted by Tony Caliente on, Oct/25/2018

Sports Betting Software Providers for Bookies

Being a Bookie is not only an extremely profitable business but it is also now very easy to do with all the various sports betting software providers that are available that do all the work for the bookie.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/24/2018

Tropicana Enters NJ Sports Betting Space Joining Forces With William Hill

Tropicana Enters NJ Sports Betting Space Joining Forces With William Hill

Atlantic City's Tropicana casino plans to start offering sports betting Thursday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/24/2018

William Hill Suing Fanduel

William Hill Suing Fanduel

Bookmaker William Hill US is suing sports betting rival FanDuel for allegedly copying its “how to bet” guide for customers in the fledgling industry nearly word for word.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/24/2018

5Dimes Not Slowing WIth Payouts Yet

5Dimes Not Slowing WIth Payouts Yet

Since it was reported over the weekend that the founder and sole owner of 5Dimes body was found after an apparent murder-for-hire, many players have been asking if they are still paying out.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/23/2018

Washington Post Editorial Board on Legalized Sports Betting in DC: 'Tread Carefully'

Washington, DC Councilmember Jack Evan’s newly introduced bill would legalize sports betting while also placing regulations.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/23/2018

Sports Betting in NJ Proving to be Unbridled Success

Any question that states aren't benefitting from a May Supreme Court ruling that overturned decades long prohibition against sports betting can now be put to rest.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/23/2018

Esport Betting Platform Gets License for Video Game Gambling

Esport Betting Platform Gets License for Video Game Gambling

Video gamers in the United States and elsewhere will soon be able to bet on themselves. 

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/23/2018

Learn the Basic Bookie Terminology and Lingo

Every profession has its own terminology and lingo. The sports wagering pay per head industry is no different. Whether you’re new to the game or a long-time vet, a quick look at the terms used day in and out can only help in your conversations with clientele and when speaking with your services customer service reps.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/23/2018

Old Friends of 5Dimes Founder Tell G911 He Really Was 'a Good Guy'

'DMan' once owend a Unified Gaming book and worked in the same office as Sean "Tony" Creighton, separated only by a dirty old mattress that Sean would sleep on after first taking control of 5Dimes.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/22/2018

Asia Poker Tour to Host Tournament in Japan That Features Prize of Zero

The Asia Poker Tour will be making history when it comes to Japan for the very first time.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/22/2018

Boring Tunnel with Elon Musk Betting Odds

Boring Tunnel with Elon Musk Betting Odds

BetOnline has posted odds on Elon Musk's Boring Tunnel following news that it will open under LA on December 10.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/22/2018

5Dimes Tony Unlikely to Have Faked His Own Death

Even before this past weekend's news broke that the body of 5Dimes founder Sean "Tony" Creighton had been located by Costa Rican police, a most unusual theory arose that the sportsbook owner had faked his own death. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/22/2018

Save the Date for Prague Gaming 3, March 12 - 2019 at Vienna House Andel's Prague

Save the Date for Prague Gaming 3, March 12 - 2019 at Vienna House Andel's Prague

Prague – European Gaming Media and Events is proud to announce the official date and location for Prague Gaming Summit 3, which will be held on the 12th of March at Vienna House Andel's Prague.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/22/2018

The Two Best Tennis Betting Sites

The Two Best Tennis Betting Sites

The way we bet has shifted greatly from using stores, to now placing our bets online. Sports betting is by far the most popular form of gambling in the UK, and tennis is estimated to be second only to football in the UK.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/22/2018

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Where Are Your Players From? 2018 Global Market Overview

Where Are Your Players From? 2018 Global Market Overview

BOSS. Gaming solutions has collected the latest iGaming market research by H2 agency and classified it to help you to get a full picture of players’ preferences worldwide.

Whitey Bulger Family to Sue Following Brutal Prison Murder

The family of notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger plans to file a lawsuit against the government claiming wrongful death and negligence more than a month after his mysterious murder inside a West Virginia prison.

Mississippi Sports Bettor Hits $40 13-team parlay for $103K

Mississippi may be regretting opening up sportsbooks in the state following a landmark US Supreme Court decision legalizing the activity back in May.