Gambling

Internet Gambling Flick ‘Runner Runner’ to Premier This September

Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake will star in the September 2013 release of Runner, Runner, a film about an offshore Internet gambling operator (Affleck) and his student gambler (played by Timberlake). 

The film is directed by Brad Furman with Leonardo DiCaprio as producer.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/05/2013

Top Gambling News: Gambling Chimps Sore Losers, DOJ Can Sell UB.com Assets

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the morning hours of Wednesday June 5, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/04/2013

Jury Selection Underway for Whitey Bulger Trial

BOSTON (Associated Press) — As jury selection gets underway in the long-awaited trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, the biggest challenge may be finding 18 people who can spend the next four months hearing the case.

Unlike some other high-profile mob cases, jurors in the Bulger trial won't be sequestered and their identities will be made public after the verdict.

A judge told prospective jurors Tuesday that despite Bulger's notoriety, the approach to picking a jury remain the same.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/04/2013

Mayweather Mum on $5.9 Million Heat Bet Reports: Fertitta Doesn’t Rule it Out

Did boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. really place a $5.9 million bet on the Miami Heat to beat Indiana Monday?

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As of Tuesday morning, Mayweather, a braggart in the past, has not tweeted one way or another despite the publicity these reports have generated.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jun/04/2013

Online Gambling Operators Sentenced to Prison Monday

Two operators of an online gambling website based in Costa Rica have been sentenced to prison Monday.

Thomas Uva IV, aka “Little T,” 32, was sentenced to 21 months, followed by three years of supervised release, and John Colello, 54, was sentenced to six months, followed by two years of supervised release.   Together they ran the website 44wager.com

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/03/2013

Top Gambling News: PokerAce Shuts Down, Zynga Lays Off 500 Plus Staff

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the late evening and overnight hours of June 3 and June 4. Follow us on Twitter here.

*PokerAce Online Poker Room Shuts Down – PokerNews.com broke the story late Monday that the online poker site PokerAce will be closing its doors. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/03/2013

Online Bookie Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that PHILLIP JOHN BAUCO, 56, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for participating in an illegal gambling operation. Judge Covello also ordered BAUCO to pay a fine in the amount of $5000. On January 28, 2010, BAUCO pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/03/2013

The Floyd Mayweather $6 Million Heat Bet: Expert Casts Doubt

Over the past year, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been known to brag about his various sports bets, even providing tickets as proof.

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Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jun/03/2013

Top Gambling News: ‘Gambino-Tied’ Online Gambling Operators to be Sentenced

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com heading into the afternoon (Eastern Standard Time) June 3, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

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*Sentencing of Three Men Charged With Running Internet Gambling Business With Ties to Gambino Crime Family Today - HARTFORD, Conn. — (Associated Press) -

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/03/2013

Pro Football Weekly Stops Publishing After 46 Years

The popular sports handicapping publication, Pro Football Weekly, has bid farewell after 46 years.

Though the company does maintain a website, Pro Football Weekly was never quite able to take advantage of the Web craze.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/03/2013

83-Year-Old Reputed Mobster Whitey Bulger Trial Set to Begin This Week

BOSTON – (Associated Press) - James "Whitey" Bulger is no longer the feared man who swaggered around South Boston and later became one of the nation's most-wanted fugitives.

At 83, the bright platinum hair that earned Bulger his nickname is all but gone and his reputed status as the leader of a violent gang has passed.

But as Bulger's long-awaited trial gets under way, it's clear that the passage of time has done little to diminish Boston's fascination with Bulger.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/02/2013

Top Gambling News: Bitcoin Exchange Mt.Gox Becoming Compliant

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com heading into June 3, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/02/2013

Gambling Top Stories: Trevor Pope, Charles Sylvestre WSOP Winners

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for Sunday June 2, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/02/2013

Gambling Top Stories: More Lock Poker Payouts, Hollywood Casino Damage Report

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for Saturday June 1, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/01/2013

Hollywood Casino in St. Louis Loses Roof in Severe Storms

Friday nights severe storms throughout Oklahoma and Missouri have left significant damage including a lost roof at the Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights, Missouri outside of St. Louis.  Trees and light poles were also down outside the casino.  (This story was still developing)

No injuries were immediately reported at the casino.  An evacuation was taking place.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/31/2013

Top Gambling News: Jason Somerville, Two Others Sign on With Ultimate Poker

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com heading into the 1st of June. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/31/2013

$1.3 Mil Cash Intercepted by RCMP Tied to Hells Angels Internet Gambling Biz

David Baines of the Vancouver Sun reports that a backpack filled with $1.3 million cash intercepted by the RCMP enroute to Vancouver in February 2012 belonged to a Hells Angels linked Internet gambling operative. 

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Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/31/2013

TV Mobster Pens Parenting Book

“Sopranos” star Steve Schirripa has a new book out entitled “Big Daddy's Rules: Raising Daughters Is Tougher Than I Look" (Touchstone, $25 and Amazon Kindle for $10)

The TV mobster might be the last person one thinks of when it comes to books about parenting.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/31/2013

Top Gambling Stories: ‘King of Betfair’ Sent to Prison, First WSOP 2013 Bracelet Won

These are the top gambling news stories from Gambling911.com for the early part of Friday May 31, 2013 (Eastern Standard Time). Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/31/2013

Top Gambling News: Glu Mobile Stock Rises 7 Percent With US Real Money Entry

These are the top gambling news stories as they happen at Gambling911.com for the evening/overnight period of May 30, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/30/2013

Player Hits 25-Team Parlay That Pays $17K With Tennis and Soccer Bets

One lucky customer of BetOnline has just won a 25-team parlay after betting $300.  His total take – an amazing $17,404.51.

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Submitted by Payton on, May/30/2013

Top Gambling Stories: May 30 (Afternoon)

These are the top gambling news stories as they happen at Gambling911.com for the afternoon period of May 30, 2013 into the AM hours.  Follow us on Twitter here.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, May/30/2013

Coke-Snorting, Gambling Addicted Former Broker: ‘You Can’t Trade on Coke’

A former City broker tells all to the London Guardian newspaper’s Joris Luyendijk Thursday, focusing on his life as a coke-snorting, gambling addicted broker who claims “It was the natural environment to unleash my inner beast”.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/30/2013

Schill Will: There May Still be Hope For WSEX.com Players Owed Money

When World Sports Exchange founder Steve Schillinger killed himself a few weeks ago, he left behind an online sportsbook still owing players well over a million dollars.

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For those of you stiffed out of monies when WSEX.com shut down, there may still be hope of recovering some funds.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/30/2013

Costa Rica Government Probing Marriage of Liberty Reserve Owner

News of payment processor Liberty Reserve’s indictment Tuesday should not have come as a great shock, especially to those who ran the outfit.

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/29/2013

Top Gambling Stories – May 29

These are the top gambling news stories as they happen at Gambling911.com for the overnight period of May 29, 2013 into the AM hours.  Follow us on Twitter here.

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Submitted by Payton on, May/29/2013

Gambling Expansion in Illinois Moves Forward

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Associated Press) - A plan to expand gambling in Illinois has advanced out of a key House committee.

The proposal calls for five new casinos including one in Chicago and scores of slot machines. But bill sponsor Rep. Robert Rita, a Blue Island Democrat, says details are still being worked out.

The House Executive committee on Wednesday OK'd stripping the bill of its language.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/29/2013

Top Gambling Stories – May 29, 2013: Noon EDT Wire

These are the top gambling news stories as they happen at Gambling911.com.  Follow us on Twitter here.

Bitcoin Fears Loom in Wake of Liberty Reserve Indictment

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/29/2013

Costa Rican Online Bookies Find Love, Sex at Newly Opened Jaco Beach Del Rey

An infamous meat market bar/hotel of San Jose, Costa Rica has now opened a second location on the beach in Jaco.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/29/2013

Cantor Gaming Suit Accuses William Hill of Poaching Precious Trade Secrets

As reported by the Las Vegas Review Journal this week, Cantor Gaming is none too happy about rival William Hill entering its cherished US sports betting territory. 

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Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/29/2013

Breaking News

Arizona’s Tohono O’odham Nation Finally Starts Construction Of Casino

Arizona’s Tohono O’odham Nation Finally Starts Construction Of Casino

The Arizona casino industry is set to expand.  Above all, This will happen after the completion of the construction of Tohono O’odham Nation gaming facility. 

The Scoop on Progressive Slot Machines

The Scoop on Progressive Slot Machines

There are two basic types of slot machine jackpots aside from online slots. The first type is the old school slot machines where the jackpot was listed right on the slot machine glass permanently and was almost always three or five 7's, depending on how many reels there were.

Tobey Maguire a ‘Royal Jerk at Poker Table’, Told Hostess to ‘Bark Like a Seal’

“Molly’s Game”, the new memoire from the so-called “Poker Princess” Molly Bloom, arrived in bookstores Thursday (June 12, 2014) and it’s not without its juicy tidbits blasting the likes of “Spider-Man” actor Tobey Maguire.