Britain Hits Offshore Gambling Sector With 300 Million Pound Levy

(Reuters) - Online betting companies based in offshore havens to sidestep Britain's gambling taxes will be hit with a new levy that could cost the industry 300 million pounds ($467 million).


Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/16/2013

Man tied to Russian Gambling Ring With Manhattan Art Gallery Ties Pleads Guilty

Kirill Rapoport, who was accused of participating in a gambling ring with Russian mob ties, pleaded guilty to running an illegal poker game on Friday.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/16/2013

Man Who Helped Prosecutor Pursue Notorious OKC Bookie Gets 16 Months Prison

OKLAHOMA CITY — (Associated Press) - A Nevada bookie has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for his role in an illegal gambling operation.

Gary John Gibb of Reno was sentenced Thursday. He faced up to five years in prison but made a tearful plea for probation at Thursday's hearing.

The Oklahoman reported Gibb told U.S. District Judge David Russell that freedom is "so precious."

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/16/2013

Romanian Princess Arrested in Cockfighting Bust

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (Associated Press) - A Romanian princess is apparently among several people who have been arrested in Eastern Oregon in connection with an alleged cockfighting ring.

Indictments unsealed Thursday in federal court in Portland charge 60-year-old Irina Walker and her husband, 67-year-old John Wesley Walker, with hosting cockfighting derbies and illegal gambling at their ranch outside the small Morrow County town of Irrigon.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/16/2013

Massive Multi-Billion Dollar Sports Betting Ring With Servers in Curacao Busted

A Plano, Texas sports betting ring with ties to the offshore gambling jurisdiction of Curacao has been busted by federal authorities.  18 people have been arrested in connection to this ring.  *This story has been updated.  See below.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/15/2013

Head Count Services for 2013 NFL, College Football: Live Betting

A head count service is a company that manages bookmaking businesses and charges based on the number of players (i.e. heads) that are placing bets.

These services are cropping up left and right as the 2013 NFL and College Football seasons are upon us. This makes perfect since such businesses are in high demand.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/15/2013

Arsenal FC Partners With Online Gambling Site Bodog

Following a successful 2013 pre-season tour to Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan Arsenal today welcomes Bodog as its Official Asian Betting Partner in a three year, multi-million pound deal.


Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/15/2013

NHL Tough Guy Denies Giving Convicted Mobster Whitey Bulger Stanley Cup Ring

(QMI Agency) - Former NHL tough guy Chris Nilan has denied the Stanley Cup ring owned by convicted Boston mob boss James (Whitey) Bulger originally belonged to him.

Submitted by Canadian Press on, Aug/14/2013

No Contest Plea in Florida Allied Veterans of the World Gambling Scandal

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the former national commander of Allied Veterans of the World, Johnny Duncan, 66, has pleaded no contest to money laundering and operating an illegal lottery.

The scandal rocked Florida, resulting in a campaign to shutter the state’s Internet cafes based on the notion they were being used as illegal gambling houses.  Florida’s Lieutenant Governor also resigned as a result of the scandal.

The prosecutors' No. 1 target, Jacksonville lawyer Kelly Mathis, was not due in court today. He is set for trial next month.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/14/2013

Call Center Outsourcing for Bookies Reaches Fever Pitch

There have never before been this many call center outsourcing companies available for bookies and the number of such companies continues to grow it seems.

IDSCA is one of the more prominent in this field.

In addition to this group’s great software product, they also offer a full service call center.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/14/2013

Sands Head Sheldon Adelson Furious With MGM, Caesar’s Driving Vegas Room Rates Down

During a quarterly earnings conference call this week, Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson blasted MGM and Caesar's Entertainment for driving down hotel room rates on the Strip and, thus, cutting into his own company's profit margins.

Adelson accused both casinos of conducting business out of desperation due to some excessive debt. 

Caesars owes some $23.7 billion while MGM Resorts is in a $13.1 billion hole.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/14/2013

Gambler Who Conned Wealthy Divorcee Out of £125,000 Must Pay Back One Pound

A court has ordered Roy Moyse 28 days to pay back £1 to victim Karen Culverwell.

The smooth talking criminal is alleged to have conned Ms. Culverwell out of £125,000, money which he blew on gambling.

A British court ruled that Moyse had no assets tied to his name and would be unable to pay back the wealthy divorcee.

From the Daily Mail:

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/14/2013

Beyonce, Rihanna, Others to be Held Hostage by Online Gambling Trade Dispute

The tiny Caribbean island of Antigua is looking to be compensated by the US as part of its $3.4 billion World Trade Organization victory.  The two nations have been immersed in a decade-long dispute over Internet gambling.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/14/2013

Vile High Club: Troon Vineyard Director Faces Prison for Having Oral Sex on Vegas-Bound Flight

An Oregon couple could face up to 90 days each in jail for having oral sex on board a flight to Las Vegas as other passengers watched on in horror.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/13/2013

Lesniak Gung Ho Over Nevada-New Jersey Online Gambling Compact

New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak would embrace a compact between his state and Nevada to combine their online gambling markets.

Both currently permit gambling on the Web within their own borders.  Lesniak was among the chief legislators behind New Jersey’s online gambling measure.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/13/2013

Gambling Winnings Can Now be Garnished for Back Child Support in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Associated Press) Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation that lets casinos and race tracks garnish gambling winnings from parents who owe back child support.

The new law that was signed Monday takes effect immediately. It's aimed at chipping away at the state's nearly $3 billion backlog in unpaid child support.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/13/2013

Pete Rose on Ban for Gambling: ‘I Would Have Been Better Off Beating My Wife’

In light of all that has transpired in Major League Baseball regarding performance enhancement drugs, the legendary – and disgraced – Baseball player Pete Rose has weighed in.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Aug/12/2013

Verdict Reached in Whitey Bulger Case

A verdict has been reached in the trial of reputed Mobster James “Whitey” Bulger.  He has been found GUILTY of federal racketeering.  He was found guilty in conspiring to murder in some of the 19 cases, but not all.  He was found guilty of conspirng to kill Edward Connors, Paul McGonagle and Thomas King.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/12/2013

Men Arrested at Heathrow Airport for Blackmailing Online Casino, DDOS Attacks

Two Polish men were arrested at Heathrow Airport last week, suspected of blackmailing the Club World Casino website and forcing it offline August 2 via a Denial of Service attack.  Such attacks result in massive pockets of worthless traffic directed at a target website, causing said site to be knocked offline. 

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/12/2013

German Banker Stole €8.4 million From Clients to Feed Online Gambling Habit

A 39-year-old banker is accused of taking approximately €8.4 million from clients while working at the in Buxtehude near Hamburg.

The unidentified individual appeared in a Stade District Court on Monday.  He is alleged to have forged signatures along with stealing funds during a period from 2007 to 2010.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/12/2013

Greece Completes Privatization of Gambling Monopoly

(Reuters) - Greece on Monday completed the sale of a major stake in state-controlled gambling firm OPAP (OPAr.AT) to Greek-Czech fund Emma Delta, a condition of the country's ambitious asset sales program under its multi-billion international bailout.

Athens sealed a deal to sell its 33 percent stake in OPAP to Emma Delta for 652 million euros ($870.52 million) in May but rows among opposing investors over the fees OPAP would pay its partners for technology and printing services delayed the deal.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/12/2013

Co-Defendants in Adam Anhang Murder-for-Hire Case Plead Not Guilty

Marcia Rijos Iris Vazquez and her boyfriend, Jose Rafael Ferrer Sosa, have plead “not guilty” in the murder-for-hire of Adam Anhang.  Marcia is the sister of Aurea Vazquez Rijos’ sister, Anhang’s estranged wife, who is alleged to have orchestrated Anhang’s brutal broad daylight murder on a busy intersection of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/12/2013

Casino Blunder at Cincinnati’s Horseshoe Results in Two Million Dollar Payouts

Talk about a costly mistake.

The newly opened Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati inadvertently rewarded two lucky individuals $1 million. There was only supposed to be one winner.

Kevin Lewis collected his prize and met with the media after participating in the $3 Million Summer Giveaway promotion. 

One small problem, wrong Kevin Lewis.

It turns out there were two Kevin Lewises taking part in the promotion.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/11/2013

Bookie Outsourcing Hits Fever Pitch in Time for 2013 Football Season

Never before have we seen so many bookie outsourcing companies on the Web.  This is due heavily to the online sports betting sector’s difficulty in sending funds from offshore.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/11/2013

Aaron Hernandez’ Mom Arrested: Helped Run Illegal Sports Betting Business

The former New England Patriot charged with murder, Aaron Hernandez, has a mom who was once charged for her involvement in an illegal sports betting ring.

It was revealed this weekend that Terri Hernandez worked for an illegal bookie and was arrested on gambling charges in 2001.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/11/2013

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/10/2013

No Verdict Reached in Whitey Bulger Trial as Jurors Sent Home for Weekend

BOSTON –  (Associated Press) - Jurors in the racketeering trial of reputed crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger were sent home for the weekend after a fourth day of deliberations ended with no verdict.

The day was highlighted by an angry spat between prosecution and defense lawyers over a comment prosecutors said showed a defense lawyer is trying to influence jurors.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/10/2013

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Whitey Bulger Jury Deliberations Enter 4th Day

BOSTON — (Associated Press) - Jurors in the Boston racketeering trial of reputed mobster James “Whitey” Bulger deliberated for a third day Thursday without reaching a verdict.

The 12-member federal jury will return to the jury room Friday morning.

Bulger, 83, is accused of playing a role in 19 killings during the 1970s and ‘80s as leader of the Winter Hill Gang, Boston’s murderous Irish mob. He was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011 after 16 years as one of the nation’s most wanted fugitives.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/08/2013

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Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/08/2013

Breaking News

Canada Tech Entrepreneur Bashes Bitcoin Cash Before Committee, Reddit Community Furious

Speaking before Canada’s House of Commons Standard Committee on Finance Tuesday, Canadian entrepreneur Jonathan Hamel warned: “Pay close attention, other cryptocurrencies are downright scams, like BCash [Bitcoin Cash (BCH)].”

Dota 2 Leaderboards: Racing to the Top

Dota 2 Leaderboards: Racing to the Top

Dota 2 is one of the top esports games, and everyone involved is doing their best to make it to the top of the leaderboards.

Prague Gaming Summit 2018 Announces PLANZER LAW and BtoBet as Sponsors

Prague Gaming Summit 2018 Announces PLANZER LAW and BtoBet as Sponsors

The team at European Gaming are honored to announce the support of PLANZER LAW as Networking Break & Lunch Sponsor and the support of BtoBet as Digital Sponsor for the second edition of Prague Gaming Summit which will be held at Andel’s by Vienna House Prague on the 29th of March.