EOG.com Owner Kenneth Weitzner Dead?

Written by:
Jagajeet Chiba
Published on:
Apr/11/2010

Speculation was running rampant late Saturday that the founder of theRx.com and later, www.eog.com, had been killed (mysteriously).  Nobody has been able to confirm the fate of Kenneth Weitzner, a former psychiatrist turned sports betting portal owner, however.  Much of the industry was discussing this bizarre story Saturday night.  Weitzner ran one of the first successful sports betting portals and once referred to himself as an industry "watchdog" even though he often withheld information from readers regarding failing sportsbooks he had been trying to get his own money out of. 

Stories began surfacing that both Weitzner and his wife were killed in a car accident.  Others suggested their home had exploded.  Another story claimed a car he had been driving was blown up.  Most of the major posting forums related to sports betting were reporting on the story without any hard core facts. 

Through an exhaustive investigation Saturday night, Gambling911.com was unable to confirm any of the rumors.

"He had a $500,000 bet on an NCAA game and lost (at Matchbook, one of his sponsors) on Monday night," claimed one of our most reliable sources, who suggested he killed himself.  That wouldn't explain how his wife would have died, however. 

"If Weitzner and his wife had died as depicted by these rumors we would know all the vivid details by now," said one source close to Gambling911.com.   

From MajorWager.com, one poster had this to say:

"This all seems really fishy. He makes an announcement that he's going on vacation and now he's dead? I'm sorry if this is in poor taste, but he even went out of his way to say in that last post ‘I'm not and agent, runner or bookie.' With all the busts going down lately, this all seems way too convenient."

Weitzner, who resides in Chesapeake, Virginia, has not been the subject of any news reports out of that region as of Saturday night.   No reports of a house being blown up or car accident killing both he and his wife.

Weitzner's site was once taken offline after he violated a court order.  A slander case had been filed against the former psychiatrist by the owner of an offshore sports betting company, English Sports Betting and its owner Dennis Atiyeh. 

Gambling911.com severed all communications with the Weitzner family in 2004.

Correction:  *Since publication of this article Jazz Sportsbook notified us that any representation that they had any involvement in EOG.com is simply not the case other than a sponsorship deal. 

Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com 

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