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Live in Collier County, Florida? Bookies are quite plentiful but be careful who you choose to do business with and always ensure they are doing business with call centers operating in legal offshore jurisdictions.
A Naples area bookie claiming ties to offshore sportsbook owner Spiros “The Greek” Athanas and a $100,000 per month nationwide network of enforcers to collect debt was in reality “small time” according to his lawyer.
Thomas Welch, 49, was sentenced to 4 ½ years behind bars after pleading guilty to single counts of racketeering and money laundering in connection to his local and Internet-based sports betting business.
A government crackdown on the European online gambling website BetClic.com has resulted in some 79 individuals having to pay thousands of dollars in fines….and this is just the beginning, authorities have warned.
On one of the biggest betting days of the year, Legends Sports founder and father of 7, Bartice “Luke” King of Spring, Texas has been convicted of running a $1 billion sports betting enterprise.
Experts predict that betting on the much ballyhooed Mayweather Pacquiao fight will range between $60 and $80 million. And that’s only in the state of Nevada.
BetOnline is the latest online sportsbook to accept the anonymous digital currency Bitcoin and will be doing so for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. They have been a long time sponsor of the Gambling911.com website.
A player has reported that BetMayor Casino has confiscated $51,000 in winnings after that individual went on a two-month hot streak, winning 87% of the nearly 40,000 hands.
The United Kingdom’s biggest bookmaker revealed it lost £14m in January after a series of what it referred to as "customer-friendly" football results.
The long time CEO and Managing Director of one of the first offshore sports betting companies, English Sports Betting, has passed away.
Tom Lanford died from natural causes recently. He ran the long established company while it was based out of Jamaica during much of the 1990’s. Once a wealthy businessman, Lanford was living on the streets of Atlanta, homeless, at the time of his death at 53.
Gambling group Sportech (SPO) gained 2.3% to 66.25p Tuesday on news its US racing subsidiary has been awarded a gaming licence in New Jersey.
A series of slow payouts complaints related to three-year-old Manila-based online sportsbook TopBet.eu have begun filing in to the industry monitoring site SportsBookReview.com, prompting concerns from sports bettors. Update: April 25, 2015 - Some affected players report receipt of payments
The trial of Legendz Sports founder Bartice King (better known as “Luke” among his peers) got underway Thursday in an Oklahoma City courtroom following two days of jury selection. The case number is CR-13-063-1-F, listed on the local courtroom docket as USA vs. Bartice A. "Luke" King.
SBC News has revealed that Touchbet ltd and Sporting Index owner Magnus Hedman is the new majority shareholder in Pinnacle Sports, once among the biggest online sportsbooks catering to North America. The company pulled out of the US market in 2007, opting instead to focus on Europe and Asia.
Beleaguered 666Bet.com issued a statement on Tuesday informing its customers they can only pay if back up and running online. This comes after assurances the company would refund customers once its licensing authority gives the green light.
A man shot four times outside an Escazu, Costa Rica bakery last month was the target of a failed hit, Gambling911.com can now confirm.
Sources close to G911 tell us that a sportsbook operator from California by the name of Jason was the target of this hit though the incident does not appear to have any ties to a bookmaking/Pay Per Head businesses had ties to.
Officials at beleaguered online gambling firm 666Bet.com sought to calm customer fears Monday that they will not be getting paid. The company shut down abruptly last night after its Director was arrested on money laundering charges.
Since that time, 666Bet.com customers have had little success accessing their funds.
The company issued this statement Monday:
A Fort Lauderdale, Florida man charged with running an elaborate sports handicapping fraud scheme has had his bail revoked by a judge.
Adam Meyer, 43, was arrested last October for trying to extort $25 million from a Wisconsin businessman.
Paul Bell, a director of 666Bet, has been arrested as part of a joint money-laundering investigation by HM Revenue & Customs and the National Crime Agency.
The initial arrest occurred last week at London’s Heathrow Airport. Bell was re-arrested on the Isle of Man upon landing in his private jet.
Salvatore Ferraioli, 33, of Staten Island, NY, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Hartford federal court to a federal tax charge stemming from his involvement in a sports betting ring with ties to Costa Rica.
With the start of the NCAA Tournament last week, online betting giant BetOnline.ag saw more March Madness players in on the action than ever before.
The California-born owner of a Pay Per Head business in Costa Rica identified only as Jason F. is expected to pull through according to sources close to Gambling911.com.
The individual was shot four times as he left an Escazu bakery near the La Paco shopping center Wednesday morning and attempted to get into his red Range Rover (pictured). Two men pulled up on motorcycles and fired the shots. Authorities are still investigating.
An individual identified only as “Noah” has been shot and is in critical condition. Gambling911.com can report “Noah” operated a Pay Per Head business out of San Jose, Costa Rica. The individual’s real name is believed to be "Jason" based on sources close to G911 and he also had some involvement in real estate. His real last name is being withheld for security reasons.
Online betting exchange WBX has unceremoniously closed its doors for good though the company insists players are able to withdrawal their funds in full and that any future wagers will be decided “in the normal way”.
One of the United Kingdom’s largest online bookmakers, Skybet, found itself caught up in a major controversy over the weekend following an odds error on its mobile phone app.
The app, which has been downloaded some 700,000 times to date, presented odds of 25-1 for a PSG win in extra time over Chelsea only to have the payout as 9-2 by Skybet. The bookmaker has since claimed the odds were a mistake.
Three individuals from Florida have been convicted in Oklahoma City for their role in running what federal prosecutors called a billion dollar illegal sports betting enterprise run out of Panama City, Panama.
A new CNBC Primetime show is set to premiere Wednesday March 4 at 10 pm ET.
Get an inside look at the world of illegal gambling. Follow those who walk the line between big risk and big reward every day.
And some of the names cry out “Not Reality Television”.
There’s Cousin Nicky, Joey Terror and Frankie Flatscreen.
Curacao-based Pinnacle Sports, one of the oldest established online bookmakers operating from the Caribbean, has been sold to an undisclosed buyer.
Little details are known regarding the purchase other than that Las Vegas-based Alternative Trading Partners (ATP) is overseeing the deal .
Australian bookmaker Sportsbet.com.au has apologized for offering what some say was offensive betting options on one-time Olympian Bruce Jenner’s new name after it was confirmed he is undergoing a sex change.
While the wagering firm may be sorry, they are not about to suspend betting on Jenner’s gender transformation.
FanDuel.com, one of the two largest daily fantasy sports sites, is looking to raise another $100 million over the next few months in order to reach a $1 billion valuation.
Antigua-based Intertops has re-entered the U.S. market after exiting in 2011. The site features a popular sportsbook, online casino and poker room.
Intertops, an Austrian-owned company, has the distinction of being the first ever online gambling site. It has held a license on the island of Antigua for 20 years now. The company has a reputation for fast payouts and few complaints.
Bookmaker has announced it will be offering Election Day LIVE IN-PLAY betting on Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton.