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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

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

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

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

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

Gambling911: Costa Rica Must be More Transparent Regarding 5Dimes Owner Demise

Gambling911: Costa Rica Must be More Transparent Regarding 5Dimes Owner Demise

Late Saturday night the Costa Rica Star reported that 5Dimes Sportsbook owner Sean "Tony" Creighton's body had been recovered.  He had been missing for three weeks and presumed abducted. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/22/2018

5Dimes Owner Found Dead

The body of Sean "Tony" Creighton has been found by law enforcement in Costa Rica.  Creighton was the founder and owner of the popular sportsbook 5Dimes. Details are murky at this time.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/20/2018

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

An Illinois lawmaker says a bill to legalize sports gambling in the state likely won't be put before the General Assembly until next year.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/19/2018

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

A Diario report reveals that the wife of kidnapped 5Dimes owner communicated with a manager of the betting firm to send more than $700K in bitcoin ransom to Cuba hours after Sean "Tony" Creighton allegedly disappeared.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/19/2018

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Sports Betting

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Gambling

A new report using data from the Life, Liberty, and Happiness survey conducted by East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research confirms that many Americans support legalized gambling on professional sports.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/18/2018

Family in States Heartbroken Over 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping, Office Under Heavy Security

Family in States Heartbroken Over 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping, Office Under Heavy Security

The 5Dimes office in the Edificio Equus, or simply Equus Building, of San Pedro, Costa Rica was under heavy guard Thursday.  Sources close to Gambling911.com say it is like "something out of Black Ops".

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/18/2018

5Dimes Issues Statement Regarding Kidnapping of Owner

5Dimes Issues Statement Regarding Kidnapping of Owner

Costa Rica sportsbook 5Dimes issued a statement to at least one media outlet in regard to the alleged kidnapping of its colorful owner, Sean "Tony" Creighton, 43 of Morgantown, West Virginia.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/18/2018

Philly Crime Boss Gets Two Years Prison

Philly Crime Boss Gets Two Years Prison

A notorious Philadelphia mob boss sentenced to two years in prison for illegal betting quipped outside court Wednesday that President Donald Trump was right to suggest cooperators or flippers should be outlawed.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/17/2018

Sugarhouse Sportsbook Shifts From Golden Nugget to Monmouth Park in NJ

The newly opened Sugarhouse Sportsbook has found a brand new home after only a few weeks in business according to Legal Sports Report.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/17/2018

Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Vehicle Found Intentionally Crashed by Perps

Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Vehicle Found Intentionally Crashed by Perpetrators

Diaro Extra has what it says is a photo of the vehicle driven by 5Dimes owner Sean "Tony" Creighton intentionally crashed into a gate.  Creighton was reported kidnapped on September 25.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/17/2018

Status of 5Dimes Uncertain in Wake of Owner's Disappearance

Status of 5Dimes Uncertain in Wake of Owner's Disappearance

Following word that the owner of San Jose, Costa Rica-based 5Dimes Sportsbook was reportedly kidnapped three weeks ago, those with money at the book have been scrambling to find out more details. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/17/2018

5Dimes Owner Kidnapped

A source close to Gambling911.com advised that the family paid a $750K ransom via Bitcoin and have yet to hear back.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/16/2018

Sports Betting Officially Begins in New Mexico

Sports Betting Officially Begins in New Mexico

Sports betting in New Mexico officially kicked off Tuesday October 16 at the Santa Ana Star Casino outside of Albuquerque and business was brisk.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/16/2018

Springfield Casino Rolls In $27M In Its First Month

MGM has reported nearly $27 million in revenue during the first full month of operation at its Massachusetts casino.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/16/2018

All Eyes on Albuquerque, Santa Fe New Mexico as Sports Betting Makes its Debut Today

New Mexico was set to become the first state west of the Mississippi to legalize sports betting Tuesday October 16 following a landmark decision by the US Supreme Court to abolish decades long prohibition of such gambling.  

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/16/2018

‘Duffel Bag Bettor’ Takes William Hill for $240K

‘Duffel Bag Bettor’ Takes William Hill for $240K

A Vegas man won big on Army this past weekend.  Army is among those teams performing well Against The Spread this season.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/15/2018

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For the most part, poker players and successful gamblers in general tend to hog the glory. While some players rise to titanic levels of popularity, others tend to fade into the background, of no fault of their own. Simply put, there is only so much attention the public can give to professional gamblers. As a result, we have gathered here today not to give even more attention to the likes of Daniel Negreanu, but to talk about the unsung heroes of the industry that deserve more attention than they are current

Gambling Heroes Who Should Be Featured Over and Over Again

For the most part, poker players and successful gamblers in general tend to hog the glory. While some players rise to titanic levels of popularity, others tend to fade into the background, of no fault of their own.

Liverpool’s Sturridge Charged With Breaching Betting Rules

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be facing a ban from football after being charged on Monday with breaching rules on betting.