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NY Authorities Go After Online Gambling Ring

Authorities in Staten Island and Brooklyn are closing in on dozens of Gambino mobsters involved in running a multimillion-dollar online gambling ring, specifically sports betting, according to the New York Daily News.

Decimal Odds to Become the Norm: Fractional Odds Out

Decimal Odds Bookmaker
The decimal system is not widely used among American bookmakers or those US-facing online sportsbooks, but in racebooks and even bookmakers may be forced to start using the decimal system exclusively in the United Kingdom.

College Bowl Game, NFL Playoffs Traffic Way Up

College Bowl Game, NFL Playoffs
Good news for online sportsbooks as College Bowl game betting traffic as well as NFL Playoffs betting traffic appear to be way up based on stats.

2010 College Bowl Betting Big For Bookies

The 2010 College Bowl betting season should help pad the pockets of online bookmakers catering to the North American market. Trafficwise, expects brisk activity throughout the day New Year’s (January 1).

Mayweather – Pacquiao Fight Effectively Terminated

Mayweather – Pacquiao Fight Terminated
Manny Pacquiao has filed a defamation lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and his camp Wednesday, effectively terminating the March 13 scheduled fight. Pacquiao addressed rumors concerning steroid use.

Online Sports Betting: Skybook Finally Pays

Following’s report that online sports betting website was having difficulty paying a heavy hitting player, the company has apparently paid out in full this week.

Online Gambling Consolidation: Acquisition

The consolidation within the online gambling sector continues as more solid companies like continue to grow bigger, acquiring smaller enterprises that find it more difficult to sustain their businesses post-UIGEA (online gambling prohibition).

New York Times: Vegas Sportsbooks Go Wireless

LAS VEGAS — For decades, sports bettors in this city have queued up at sports book windows and handed over cash in exchange for paper tickets formalizing their bets. But on a recent Sunday in the sports book at the M Resort in nearby Henderson, gamblers seeking action on professional and college football games were engaging in a much different ritual: betting through hand-held devices no larger than a smartphone.

The Best of 2009: Most Popular Poker, Online Gambling Stories

2009 Best of Poker Online Gambling
You may see a few of these "Best of 2009 Poker and Online Gambling Stories" elsewhere, but has the real heavy hitters, those stories that scored huge traffic wins. Yes, these were truly the most popular industry-related stories based on real audience numbers, so enjoy the look back and a look behind the scenes at's traffic numbers on each subject matter.

Brothers Operated Busted Online Gambling Site From Belize, a local Belize television news outlet, claimed to be separating the truth from the web of deceit spun by the Raviv brothers, two men busted last week for running the online gambling venture Net Games Inc. and its soccer brand.

Online Gambling Center of Curacao Under Venezuela Threat

The Netherland Antilles island of Curacao hosts a number of online sportsbooks and casinos. It also sits right off the coast of Venezuela. And now the island nation has come under threat from Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.

Slow Pay, No Pay Online Sportsbook has received information that the long established but troubled call center sportsbook, out of Costa Rica, has been slow paying or “no paying” some of its clients.

Online Gambling: More Trouble for Jay Cohen?

Federal authorities in the USA are considering whether to recharge Internet gambling pioneer Jay Cohen with running an illegal online sports betting operation, after Cohen appeared on TV this week and admitted he is back in the online sports betting business again.

Kentucky Files Motion in Online Gambling Case as Last Resort

Seen as a "desperation move" of sorts, the Commonwealth of Kentucky has filed a Motion for Leave to Join Additional Parties and to Amend their Complaint. Kentucky is now claiming that, because there are Americans running some of the 141 online gambling companies the Commonwealth is looking to seize, and as such are no longer considered to be "outside the said jurisdiction

Israel Based Online Gambling Site Internet1x2 Busted

A 10-year old troubled online gambling site that specialized in soccer betting has been busted up by Israeli police resulting in the arrests of 5 people.

Cryptologic May Get Into Sports Betting Industry

Long established online casino software provider, Cryptologic, is on the verge of entering the sports betting realm.

Books Will Want Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys

Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys
When it comes to Sunday's betting action in the NFL, the online sportsbooks will most certainly be rooting for a Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys cover. Both Green Bay and San Diego were the two most wagered on teams during Week 14.

Free Football Picks: Fade This Bookie Please!

Free Football Picks
In case you haven't been following, CEO Mickey Richardson has been posting his "free (fall)" picks over at the Sports Forum Picks site. Last we checked he was something like 0-50 on the year. The only redemption: last week his little 7 year old Mikey made picks for his dad and went 6-2. Go figure!

Punter Threatens to Burn Down Sportsbook

A DRUNK man threatened to burn down a Bridlington bookmaker's and verbally abused its staff after being told a winning bet he placed was void.

Bookie Wants to Stop Race Horses From Having Sex

An Aussie former bookie named Bruce McHugh would like race horses to remain virgins….forever.

Offshore Bookie, Poker Player James Giordano Pleads Guilty

The controversial owner of an offshore sports betting operation based mainly on the island of St. Maarten has plead guilty. The case was like something out of a James Bond film whereby authorities seized a laptop left by Giordano during a brief departure from his Long Island hotel room.

NFL: Bookie’s Child Goes 6-2 in Week 13 With Picks

He may be only 8 years old, but already little Mikey Richardson is taking after his dear ‘ol dad, Mickey, CEO of the oldest established North American bookmaker online today,

Bookies Make Out Like Bandits Week 13 of NFL

The online bookmakers won nearly all the games vs. the betting public on Sunday Week 13 of the regular NFL season, including two of the biggest games.

Bookies Need Houston Texans Win

Carrie Stroup here with your bookie report heading into Sunday’s NFL games.

Black Friday Special for Sports Bettors

Sports Interaction has decided not to extend its Thanksgiving Day special, but instead has reverted back to the $116 Free Cash Bonus Here.
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