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Gambling to Blame for Former Georgetown, NBA Player’s Shooting

The October 21 shooting of former NBA player Charles E. Smith in the Fairwood community of Bowie, Maryland, was over a gambling dispute, police have confirmed.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Reedy told the Gazette that a search of the house where Smith resided and was found shot turned up "a large quantity of cocaine and evidence of a gambling operation,” including ledgers.

As of Thursday October 27, Smith remained in fair condition.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/28/2010

SBG Global Online Casino Adds Live Dealer

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/27/2010

James Packer Network Ten Deal May Link To Online Gaming

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Oct/27/2010

Bookie, Enforcer Has Bail Reduced By Court

Andover, Massachusetts residents and accused bookmaker/loan shark and his “enforcer” had their bails reduced by a judge on Tuesday.

According to the Eagle Tribune, Judge Mary-Lou Rup lowered the bails for both Joseph Giallanella, 62, of North Andover, and Wendell Bradford, 44, of Taunton on Tuesday.  Both men are tied to a 31-person indictment issued last Thursday that included reputed Boston mobster Mark Rossetti.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/27/2010

James Bond Casino Icon Aston Martin Sale Today

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Oct/26/2010

Iowa Electronic Markets Say Democrats Are Doomed

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/26/2010

Las Vegas Casino Bathroom Robberies Routine?

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/26/2010

Paul the Psychic Octopus is Dead!

Paul the Psychic Octopus will not be picking any more World Cup games.  He’s dead!

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/26/2010

Microgaming Named in Kentucky Internet Gambling Suit

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/26/2010

Sports Betting Mob Leader Facing Up To 12 Years In Prison

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/26/2010

Betsson Latest Online Gambling Firm Sees Huge 3rd Quarter Results

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/26/2010

James Packer 'Very Clever' TV Raid Says Sen Stephen Conroy

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Oct/25/2010

Online Gambling Industry Proponent Barney Frank In Danger Of Losing

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Oct/25/2010

Las Vegas Sands to Tap Into Intercontinental Network

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/25/2010

Las Vegas Casino Bathroom Robber Kills Victim: Scott Montgomery Lucky

Another robbery in a Las Vegas casino bathroom and this time the victim didn’t make it out alive.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/25/2010

Gambling Shares A Beacon in Tough Economy

While there continue to be few bright spots in the world economy, gambling shares both online and in the Asian gaming Mecca of Macau, continued to defy the trends.

3rd quarter results this past week at major online gambling venues and the introduction of betting exchange Betfair to the London Stock Exchange with an IPO of $2.84 billion have many investors excited.  

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/25/2010

Betfair Shares Start Off Strong

Betfair’s listing on the London Stock Exchange this past Thursday started off with a bang.  The company’s shares rose almost 20pc the very first day of trading.

The 10-year-old company and world’s largest betting exchange is valued at £1.6billion, while co-founders Edward Wray and Andrew Black stand to make £18.9m and £16.6m, respectively, from the flotation.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/24/2010

Star City Casino Tipped For Rename: The Star

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Oct/23/2010

Australian Media And Gaming Wars: Packer VS Gyngell?

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Oct/23/2010

Pigeons Gambling Doesn’t Pay

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Oct/22/2010

Expert Advisory Panel Announced For Australian Gambling

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Oct/22/2010

Australian James Packer Expanding Gambling, Media Interests

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Oct/20/2010

IMG Vice President Admits CEO Bet On Roger Federer Tennis Match

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Oct/20/2010

More College Age Males Gambling Online

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/19/2010

Ted Forstmann Not An Agent To Tiger Woods or Roger Federer Says Rep

The firm representing Ted Forstmann has advised Gambling911.com that he does not act as an agent for either Tiger Woods or Roger Federer. 

Previous reports have pointed out that Forstmann is named in a lawsuit that alleges improprieties stemming from “insider gambling tips” provided be Federer.  Forstmann had been characterized as “an agent to both sports figures” in the press.

A representative from Sitrick And Company advised:

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/19/2010

Harrah’s Confirms They Are Going Public Again

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/19/2010

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Maria Ho Beaten By Four Amateurs

Maria Ho Beaten By Four Amateurs

Popular professional poker player Maria Ho found herself getting beaten by four rank amateurs known as The Try Guys....and millions got to see it happen.

The Gambling911.com Crime Blog

The Gambling911.com Crime Blog: Brother of Bears’ Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher Indicted for Role in Running Offshore Sportsbook

Welcome to the Gambling911.com Crime Blog, all the latest news and social media stories about gambling-related crime as well as organized crime.

How Do I Register With an Illinois Online Sportsbook?

How Do I Register With an Illinois Online Sportsbook?

Illinois is about to begin offering legalized sports betting with in-state licensed wagering sites.  One will be able to place bets via their mobile devices.  There is one catch, however.  In-person registration is required.  Experts believe this will steer folks to offshore sportsbooks, which already cater to Illinois residents and offer top bonuses.