Gambling

Lawsuit Claims Americare Boss was ‘Pervert’ and ‘Degenerate Gambler’

A lawsuit filed in a Brooklyn Federal Court by former Americare supervisor Mendel Cohen claims his boss, Favish Pewzer was a pervert and degenerate gambler, among other things.  

The ex-employee of Americare also claims he was sexually harassed by Pewzer, an Orthodox Jew and married father of five, who Cohen claims lived a double life.  The lawsuit also alleges that Pewzer regularly smoked pot and solicited hookers.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/09/2013

BetOnline Releases More Info on Shocking 18-Team Parlay Win: Records Shattered

Panama City, Panama – Anyone who watched the Cowboys vs. Broncos game Sunday afternoon was surely on the edge of their seat. The Broncos won a back-and-forth slugfest, in which the teams combined for 99 points. As exciting as this game was for any viewer, nobody’s heart was pounding more than Brandon P. from the upper Midwest.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/08/2013

New York Governor, Others Receive $3.3 Mil From Gambling Interests

ALBANY, N.Y. — (Associated Press) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has received $361,500 and the state Legislature has raked in more than $1 million from gambling interests leading up to the Nov. 5 casino referendum which is being challenged in court, according to a new report.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/08/2013

Mob-Linked Agent to Plead Guilty for Role at Legends Sports: Worked for 40 Plus Books

A Florida man with alleged Mob ties is expected to plead guilty on Wednesday (October 9, 2013) to a federal money-laundering charge tied to a multi-state and international sports betting ring said to have made close to a billion dollars over the past decade.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/08/2013

Casinos Could Pop Up Everywhere in Florida if New Gambling Laws Get Approval

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/Associated Press) — If the state leaders approve changes to the gambling laws, nearly every Floridian could soon be within a two-hour drive of a casino that contains slot machines.

That was just one of the many scenarios consultants hired by state legislators said could happen, depending on what steps legislators take in the next few months.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/07/2013

Mason Confirms Unbelievable $54k 18-Team Parlay Win

A gambler hit an amazing 18-team parlay for $54k in the 5th week of the 2013 NFL regular season, it was confirmed by Dave Mason of BetOnline Monday.  Some teams bet as part of the parlay were College Football.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Oct/07/2013

Clubbing Almost as Popular in Vegas as Casino Gambling

LAS VEGAS  (Associated Press) - The cannon at the Flutter Fetti booth near the front of the gambling trade show in Las Vegas last week delivered regular bursts of metallic and crepe paper cutouts, shooting them to the ceiling in big booms and carpeting the floor with shimmering hearts, stars and circles. The glittery mess outshone the slot machines and online poker touchscreens in more ways than one.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/07/2013

Last Minute Touchdown for Ohio State Cost Vegas Sportsbooks $100 Million

A last minute touchdown may not have changed the outcome of Saturday night’s Ohio State vs. Northwestern game, but for Vegas and online sportsbooks, it was a definite game changer.

Bookies in Vegas alone lost $100 million to overjoyed gamblers.  More than 90 percent of the bets were coming in on OSU.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/07/2013

Gambling Addict Who Held Up Betting Shop With Hammer Turns Himself In

A gambling addict flagged down police just hours after he held up a betting shop with a hammer.

The incident occurred August 2 at a Southhampton Ladbrokes. Michael Birch, 30, is charged with the crime.  He escaped with £1,637 in cash.

His defense attorney argued that Birsh should be given mercy for admitting to the crime and apologizing.

Judge Peter Henry said: 'This is a serious offence without question, breaking into a premises, arming yourself and threatening someone and terrifying them, forcing them to hand over the money.'

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/07/2013

Mass. Casino Panel Qualifies 2 for Gambling Bids

BOSTON -- (Associated Press) - Massachusetts gambling regulators said Thursday that Mohegan Sun had cleared a required background check and could continue its pursuit of a resort casino in the town of Palmer.

The five-member gaming commission voted unanimously to qualify the Connecticut casino operator, saying agency investigators working with state police had not uncovered any factors that would disqualify the company from bidding.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/05/2013

Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation Blasts AGA for Hypocrisy re ‘Runner, Runner’

The Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation has come out swinging against the Nevada lobbying group, American Gaming Association (AGA), for its advertisements suggesting the new film “Runner, Runner” is a cautionary tale depicting the ills of an unregulated online gambling industry.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/04/2013

Key Cantor Gaming Execs May Have had Role in Sports Betting Probe: Colbert Caves

The New York Times is reporting that federal prosecutors are investigating whether top executives at Cantor Fitzgerald LP's gambling unit participated in the company accepting illegal sports bets.

Cantor Senior Executive Lee Amaitis has been mentioned following a guilty plea entered by former Cantor employee, Mike Colbert.  The former sportsbook director admitted to accepting illegal bets.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Oct/03/2013

College Student Beaten by Police Leaving AC Casino: Head Smashed In (Video)

A June beating by police officers of a college student leaving the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City was captured by surveillance video and will be used as evidence in a lawsuit filed by the student’s parents.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/02/2013

Iowa Won’t File Charges Against Nuke Boss in Counterfeit Poker Chip Probe

OMAHA, Neb. (Associated Press) — Iowa will take no legal action against the No. 2 officer in charge of U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces who is accused of using counterfeit gambling chips at a casino in the state, officials said Tuesday.

Nonetheless Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina could still face federal charges.

Giardina was suspended Sept. 3 while Naval Criminal Investigative Service examines the allegation that he used $1,500 in counterfeit chips at the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa in June.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/01/2013

BetOnline.ag Unleashes ‘Best in Class’ Mobile Betting Interface

US-facing online Sportsbook now offers the best Mobile betting experience and the opportunity to try it risk-free

BetOnline

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/01/2013

Judge Tosses Out Some Allied Veterans Counts in Illegal Gambling Case

(Associated Press) - A Florida judge on Tuesday threw out about a third of the more than 150 charges against a Jacksonville attorney accused of using a veterans group as a front for a $300 million gambling operation.

Judge Kenneth Lester tossed out more than 50 money laundering charges against Kelly Mathis. A jury will still decide whether he is guilty of more than 100 other charges of racketeering, running a lottery and possessing slot machines related to Allied Veterans of the World.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/01/2013

Prosecutors Rest in Florida Charity Gambling Scandal

(Associated Press) - Prosecutors rested their case Monday in the trial of a Jacksonville attorney accused of masterminding a veterans group that ran a $300 million gambling operation.

Prosecutors told jurors at attorney Kelly Mathis' trial Monday that they had rested their case, less than 10 days after giving opening statements in which they accused Mathis of helping build a network of Internet cafes that actually were computer casinos.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/30/2013

Vegas Visitor Count Up Slightly in August

(Associated Press) - Tourism authorities say the number of visitors to Las Vegas went up slightly in August compared with last year.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Monday that about 3.4 million visitors came to town in August, up 0.9 percent from the same month last year.

The number of conventions and meetings held in Las Vegas in August was down 13 percent year-over-year.

Room occupancy ticked up slightly from last August to just more than 84 percent, and average hotel room rates ticked up more than 3 percent to $105 per night.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/30/2013

Robert McGuigan Talks of How Gambling Killed His Son – Part III of This Woo Report

Gambling911.com International Correspondent Jenny Woo concludes her riveting report on Robert McGuigan and how gambling addiction ultimately lead to his son’s untimely death.  This is Part III of the series. 

Part I can be found here

Part II can be found here

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Sep/30/2013

Prosecutor: Mobster Claims he has Bladder Cancer to Get Lighter Sentence

An 86-year-old mobster got a lighter sentence than the two years in prison he had previously been facing after claiming a series of ailments, including bladder cancer.

Bookmaker-2500-091412A.jpg

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/29/2013

Explosive Revelations in Nuke Boss Gambling Probe

A vice admiral and the second in command of the US nuke program at the United States Strategic Command outside of Omaha, Nebraska, has been suspended for his alleged role in a counterfeit casino chip probe.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/29/2013

Number 2 Nuke Commander Tim Giardina Suspended Amidst Gambling Probe (Updated)

A senior defense official has confirmed that Vice Admiral Tim Giardina was suspended from his duties earlier this month following a probe into gambling offenses.  The U.S. Navy vice admiral is second in command of U.S. Strategic Command. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/28/2013

Melco-Crown Entertainment to Invest USD 5 Billion in Japan Casino

Melco-Crown Entertainment, a joint venture between Macau casino tycoon Lawrence Ho and Australian gambling billionaire, James Packer, has announced plans to invest US$5 billion into a new casino resort in Japan.

Speaking to Bloomberg News, Ho state: "If Japan opens up and allows integrated resorts in Tokyo, Osaka, the market could easily be in excess of $10 billion to $15 billion or more."

US-based casino operators Wynn Resorts and MGM are also seeking to expand its casino empire in Japan.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/28/2013

Slot Cheat Added to Nevada Black Book

(Associated Press) - A convicted Las Vegas slot cheat has been added to Nevada's Black Book of people barred from entering casinos.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Thursday added Larry Green to what's officially known as Nevada's Excluded Person List.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Green did not attend the Nevada Gaming Commission meeting.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/27/2013

Famed Gambler Archie Karas Arrested for Cheating at Casino

A world famous gambler was arrested in his Las Vegas home Tuesday, charged with cheating at the Barona Casino in San Diego. 

Anargyros Karabourniotis, known better as Archie Karas, was charged with burglary and winning blackjack by fraudulent means.  It is anticipated he will be extradited back to San Diego to face those charges.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/27/2013

Film ‘Runner, Runner’ Could Help to Make Costa Rica Croc Bridge Famous (Video)

Sure, much of the online gambling film “Runner, Runner” is a fictitious account of what really occurs in the mysterious multi-billion dollar industry.  Set in the real world online gambling Mecca of San Jose, Costa Rica but filmed almost entirely in Puerto Rico, “Runner, Runner” goes a bit overboard in its depiction of the Web gambling world (literally in some cases).

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/26/2013

Washington Campaign Director Charged With Embezzlement: Gambled Away Funds

(Reuters) - The former head of a Democratic Party fundraising committee in Washington state has been charged with embezzling up to $300,000 in campaign contributions to feed a gambling habit, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Submitted by Reuters on, Sep/26/2013

‘Runner, Runner’ Reviews Are All In: ‘Uncompelling, Sketchy, Charmless, Limp’

The reviews are in for the online gambling thriller “Runner, Runner” and they aren’t very good.  In fact, to date, just 20 percent of critics at movie review aggregator site RottenTomatoes.com have given the film a thumb’s up.  Audience reviews were equally as harsh, though somewhat limited.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/26/2013

Former Manchester United Winger: ‘Gambling Plunged Me Into Serious Debt’

Excerpts have been released from ex-Manchester United winger Keith Gillespie’s new book “How Not to be a Football Millionaire”.

BetOnline

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Sep/25/2013

AGA Uses ‘Runner, Runner’ Film to Highlight Ills of Current Online Gambling Sector

Executives with the American Gaming Association (AGA) want everyone to know that today’s online gambling industry is unregulated with shady operators who offer paybacks to corrupt Banana republic politicians and routinely throw deadbeat gamblers into alligator infested waters.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Sep/25/2013

Breaking News

The Death of The Bookie!

Are you ready for the future of gambling in America? If you’re wondering how you can prepare for the upcoming flood of competitors trying to steal your lunch, this is going to be the most important message you’ll ever read!

League Blocking of Sports Gambling Cost Racetrack $139 Million

League Blocking of Sports Gambling Cost Racetrack $139 Million

A New Jersey horse racing association has sued the four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA over what it says is more than $130 million in lost sports betting revenue.

Online Bookies Need To Use 3 Privacy Tools to Keep Their Business Safe

Pay per head agents should understand the importance of privacy tools. Understanding how online bookie agents can protect themselves and keep their players anonymous will continue to grow. Check out the 3 tools to have at your disposable right here.