Gambling

No Contest Pleas From 2 Outlaws Motorcycle Club in Gambling, Extortion Case

A federal judge has accepted the no contest pleas from two Outlaws Motorcycle Club members charged with illegal gambling, extortion and wire fraud.  Both men will avoid a trial as a result of their pleas.

“By accepting this, she (Walton-Pratt) has saved the government probably about $400,000 for a seven-week trial,” said Monica Foster, a federal defender for the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Inc.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/04/2013

New Book 'The Quiet Don' Claims Pennsylvania Gambling Mob Ties

EASTON, Pa. (Associated Press) — A new book says Pennsylvania state police ran a top-secret investigation into whether then-Gov. Ed Rendell and his administration rigged the outcome of the casino licensing process to benefit favored applicants, including a politically connected businessman suspected of having mob ties.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/03/2013

Using ‘Big Data’ to Help People Bet Smarter this Soccer Season

With powerful new offering from Bet Smart Media, soccer bettors can now use statistics to look for historical trends that help predict upcoming match results

VICTORIA, Canada - Bet Smart Media is giving soccer bettors across Britain a new, must-have weapon for their arsenal this season.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/03/2013

Anti-Terrorism Police Question 60 in Connection to Online Gambling Ring

60 Cambodians were being held in connection with running an online gambling ring that authorities believe could have ties to terrorism, though no specifics were given.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/03/2013

Out of Work Smoking Casino Chimp Undergoes Nicotine Rehab

A chimpanzee that once worked as a smoking mascot for a Moscow casino is now out of work and undergoing nicotine rehab.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/03/2013

Fox 1 Sports to Focus on Betting the Races

Fox 1 Sports promises to be a different kind of sports network and this is already taking shape with news that FS1 will begin to incorporate sports betting into broadcasts.

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More specifically, they will be emphasizing the wagering aspect during ten slated graded horse races beginning in 2014.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Sep/02/2013

Nevada Strip Gambling Drops 14 Percent in July

CARSON CITY, Nevada — Nevada gambling revenue dropped 8 percent in July, led by a 14.4 percent drop on the Las Vegas Strip that analysts Friday chalked up to a tough comparison to the same month the year before.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/31/2013

Former Nebraska Lawmaker Faces Ethics Complaint Over Gambling Scandal

LINCOLN, Neb. (Associated Press) — An ethics complaint has been filed against former Omaha state Sen. Brenda Council over her involvement in a gambling scandal.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Nebraska Supreme Court's Counsel for Discipline filed the complaint accusing Council of professional misconduct.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/30/2013

Online Gaming Solutions for Bookies – 2013 Football

Our friends at Wagerhome.com are experiencing their biggest year thus far with their online gambling solutions for bookies. 

In fact, online sportsbooks are reporting some of the best traffic heading into Week of the 2013 College Football season they have experienced in over five years.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/30/2013

Neighbors on Edge as Mob Boss Vito Rizzuto Moves in Next Door

Meet your new neighbor, Mob boss Vito Rizzuto.

One of Canada's best known mobsters was released from a US jail last October after being sentenced to 10 years for various offenses including gambling, racketeering and murder.

He recently settled into the quaint Quebec city of Laval and that has neighbors on edge.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/29/2013

Purple Lounge Casino Parent Company Closes Two Years After Disney BJ Scandal

The parent company of now defunct Purple Lounge Casino and Poker Room, Mediacorp plc, has ceased trading on the London Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

Purple Lounge shut down in April of last year due to what Mediacorp termed “liquidity issues”.

But Mediacorp months earlier had been embroiled in a messy sex scandal involving one of its non-executive Directors, Chris Gorman.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/29/2013

Palazzo Hotel-Casino Wants to Put End to Bestiality, Simulated Sex in Nightclub

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — It turns out that even in Sin City, some sins are hard to overlook.

The Palazzo hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip is trying to evict a 10-month-old nightclub for shows it says are so raunchy that they violate obscenity laws. It says actors — some nearly naked — toss condoms into the crowd and simulate sex acts and bestiality on stage.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/29/2013

Police Investigate Website That Lists Gambling Deadbeats

(Reuters) - A bilingual website has been naming and shaming gamblers who allegedly fail to pay Macau casino debts.

The site, Wonderful World, claims it has already helped recover 50 million yuan (HK$63.35 million).

But the police are not sure about its legality and are now compiling an internal report.

The English version features a list of more than 70 people from across China who have allegedly failed to repay debts ranging from thousands to millions of yuan.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/29/2013

PFA Pledges Full Support for Gambling Chief Gordon Taylor

LONDON (Reuters) - England's Professional Footballers' Association pledged its full support for chief executive Gordon Taylor on Thursday following newspaper allegations that he ran up gambling debts of over 100,000 pounds.

The Sun said that Taylor, who has been in the role since 1981, had gambled four million pounds in 2000 bets over two-and-half years, and owed a now-defunct telephone betting firm just over 100,000 pounds.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/29/2013

Betting Scandal: Gordon Taylor ‘Looked Bewildered, Bruised and Broken’

The Daily Mail is calling it Chief Gordon Taylor’s worst day in his 41 years at the PFA.

The current chief has been caught up in a gambling scandal that could ultimately leave him crippled.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/28/2013

888 Plans Online Gambling Expansion Into California, Florida, New York

With online gambling already legalized in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware, 888 Holdings has its eyes on bigger fish, some of the most populous states in the US.

888 boss Brian Mattingley signaled moves into potential emerging online gambling markets like California, New York and Florida.

 “There are now nine more states considering [legalising online poker]. California is beyond doubt the biggest prize, and between California, New York, New Jersey and Florida that’s 50pc of the potential market,” Mattingley said.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/28/2013

Bond Set for Mississippi Man Charged in Massive Dog Fighting Ring

GULFPORT, Miss. (Associated Press) - Bond has been set at $25,000 for a Biloxi, Miss., man arrested in a federal investigation of dog fighting and gambling.

Ricky Van Le was among 12 people arrested by federal authorities Friday in an investigation into organized dog fighting and gambling in the Southeast. The defendants allegedly conspired to promote and sponsor dog fights and arranged for dogs to be at the fights in several south and east Alabama counties and in Holly Springs, Miss., between 2009 and 2013.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/28/2013

Delaware Rolls Out Online Gambling

The US state of Delaware rolled out its free online casino gaming platform Wednesday ahead of its planned October launch of real money online gambling.

"This first phase will allow us to really get the players acclimated to the virtual world in a legalized environment," said Tom Cook, Delaware's secretary of finance.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/28/2013

Footballer Union Chief Gordon Taylor Wagered £4million in Under 3 Years Says Sun

In a London Sun shock report, it has been revealed that PFA boss Gordon Taylor wagered 
£4million on 2,000 bets in 30 months.

At the same time, he warned players of the perils of betting.

The exclusive report was unveiled during the early morning hours Wednesday.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/27/2013

Report: Billie Jean King’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Win Rigged Due to Mob Gambling Debt

A report surfaced Tuesday that Billie Jean King’s “Battle of the Sexes” win in 1973 may have been fixed. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/27/2013

Scores Strip Club Opening Inside Atlantic City Taj Mahal Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – (Associated Press) - What if, after seven years of plunging casino revenues and fleeing customers, Atlantic City's real problem was this: People are wearing too much clothing?

Scores, the famous New York strip club, will open a satellite establishment inside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort next month -- the first strip club inside an Atlantic City casino in the 35 years of legal gambling here.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/26/2013

CNBC: ‘Seismic Shift’ Coming for UK Bookmakers as Government Imposes Tax

CNBC on Monday reported that UK-based bookmakers and other online gambling websites will be scrambling to move into the Asian and Australian markets following news that Great Britain plans to impose a 15 per cent levy on remote betting firms. 

This will hit major U.K. bookmakers like William Hill and Ladbrokes, which operate from Gibraltar, where taxes are currently levied at 1 per cent and capped at £425,000, CNBC notes.

Smaller bookmakers are likely to be forced out of the market.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/26/2013

Allied Veterans Lawyer Wants Charges Tossed

SANFORD, Fla. (Associated Press) - A Jacksonville attorney who prosecutors claim was the mastermind of a veterans' charity that actually was a $300 million gambling operation was in court asking that some of his criminal charges be tossed out.

Kelly Mathis was in a Seminole County courtroom Monday, trying to convince a Florida judge to dismiss money laundering charges he faces.

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester didn't immediately rule.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/26/2013

Victoryland Case Gets New Judge

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (Associated Press) -- A new judge has been assigned to the case involving the state attorney general's seizure of electronic gambling machines and cash from VictoryLand casino in Shorter.

Circuit Judge Tom Young has appointed Circuit Judge Ray Martin to replace him in the Macon County case.

The Alabama Supreme Court ordered Young to step aside from the case Friday because he made disparaging remarks about the state's "attempts to enforce Alabama's gambling laws against VictoryLand."

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/26/2013

12 Arrested in Multi-State Gambling Dog Fighting Ring

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Associated Press) — A federal and state investigation into dog fighting and gambling has resulted in the arrest of 12 people from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas.

U.S. Attorney George Beck said Monday the 12 are charged with conducting an illegal gambling business and multiple dog fighting charges, including promoting dog fights. Additional defendants are being sought.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/26/2013

More Arrests Possible in Billion Dollar Sports Betting Case Tied to Legends

A promised superseding indictment by the US Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma related to a billion dollar sports betting ring was expected to be handed down in the coming days, quite possibly in conjunction with the start of the 2013 NCAA College Football season by week’s end.

Thirty-four individuals and 23 entities from across the US and the country of Panama have already been indicted.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/26/2013

Governor Chris Christie: ‘New Jersey Will Win Sports Betting Case’

Sitting in as a special co-host on the “Boomer and Carton in the Morning” show in New York Monday morning, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proclaimed that his state will win its case against the professional sports leagues in their effort to prevent sports betting in NJ.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/26/2013

High Stake Poker Players Accept Plea Deals in Russian Mob Gambling Probe

Two high stakes poker players have plead guilty to reduced charges in connection to a gambling ring bust that allegedly has ties to the Russian Mob.

Justin Smith, 25, and Edwin Ting, 41, have plead guilty to running an Internet gambling business.  They are two of 34 individuals charged.

Two other men plead guilty earlier in the week.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/25/2013

Online Gambling Accounts for More Than Half of Bitcoin Transactions

Bitcoin is becoming big business in the world of online gambling.  Earlier in the month, Gambling911.com reported that one of its ad sponsors, SportsBettingOnline.com, had become the first online sportsbook that was not bitcoin exclusive to begin offering the anonymous digital currency. 

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/25/2013

Pay Per Head Service for $5 Per Month

PayPerHead.com is offering a price per player for $5 per month to qualified bookies.  This is a basic package that is a perfect fit for the guy with just a few clients. 

What you get with the $5 package is 24/7/365 online wagering, betting available on 80+ leagues and exceptional online support.

In order to get call center support, bookies will need to upgrade to the $10 per month package.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/24/2013

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

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