Gambling

Stoke City Striker Cameron Jerome Charged with Gambling Offenses

LONDON - (Reuters) - Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome has been charged with breaching unspecified Football Association regulations on betting, the governing body said on Monday.

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Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/05/2013

Cake Poker Rebrands as WinCake.com: Now Offers Sports Betting Online

In a huge industry move Monday, Cake Poker has announced a rebranding to WinCake.com along with news that it will begin offering sports betting, a web browsing format, and a $2 million jackpot casino. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/05/2013

Where to Bet on Football Online – 2013: SportsBettingOnline.com

If you are looking to find out where to bet on Football online in 2013, as well as the 2014 post season, look no further than SportsBettingOnline.com here.   

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/04/2013

Sportsbook Agent Service: IDSCA.com

The sportsbook agent service IDSCA.com is examined as part of this article. 

IDSCA.com offers 24/7 service that is exclusive to the pay per head business.  They do not offer post up sports wagering like some of their competitors.  This allows IDSCA.comto focus only on providing you and your clients with the best service on the market.

Here are just a few of the many advantages to utilizing IDSCA.com’s sportsbook agent service:

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/04/2013

Casino Bus Crash Kills One in Colorado

DENVER – (UPI) -  Several passengers on a casino bus were injured early Sunday when it collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle outside Denver, police said.

The driver of the Ford Explorer was killed in the 6 a.m. MDT crash on Highway 6 and an unspecified number of people aboard the bus were taken to Denver-area hospitals with minor to moderate injuries, the Colorado State Patrol said in a statement.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/04/2013

Potential Witness in Whitey Bulger Case Poisoned: Gangster Refuses to Testify

Authorities revealed Friday that a potential witness in the murder and racketeering case of Boston Mobster James “Whitey” Bulger had been poisoned.

William Camuti, 69, has since been charged with attempted murder in the death of Stephen Rakes.

Camuti allegedly laced a cup of McDonald's coffee with two teaspoons of potassium cyanide then gave it to Rakes for him to drink.

It is believed that Rakes owed Camuti money.  Police are working on the assumption that Camuti acted alone and that the murder is not tied to the Bulger trial.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/02/2013

Betting Software – Bookie Call Centers: Reviews for 2013 Football Season

Gambling911.com has your betting software and bookie center reviews for the upcoming 2013 Football Season.

Today we look at IDSCA.com, a company Gambling911.com has had a relationship with for the past three Football seasons.  

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Submitted by Payton on, Aug/02/2013

What a Crock: Thousands of Affiliate Websites Taken Down by HostGator Outage

Online gambling affiliates and other websites were severely impacted by a massive outage at hosting companies HostGator, BlueHost and HostMonster.

All sites on these respective companies servers have effectively been taken offline.

Mashable.com reports that each of the hosting services are part of the Endurance International Group and that the outage appears to be related to server maintenance at the Provo, Utah, data center. 

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/02/2013

Lazio Captain Stefano Mauri Suspended Over Betting Scandal

(Canadian Press) - Lazio captain Stefano Mauri was banned for six months by the Italian football federation on Friday for his part in a match-fixing scandal.

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Submitted by Canadian Press on, Aug/02/2013

Nevada Gaming Revenue Down Nearly 5 Percent in June

CARSON CITY, Nev. — (Associated Press) - State officials say Nevada gambling revenues went down 4.8 percent in June compared with a year earlier.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board released statistics Friday showing casinos won $792 million in June, down from $833 million in June 2012.

Las Vegas Strip winnings of $435 million were down 10 percent year-over-year.

But the situation was the opposite a little further down the road: Downtown Las Vegas winnings of $37 million were up 9 percent.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/02/2013

Softer Side of Gangster Whitey Bulger: Cuddling With Animals, Pedophile Priest

BOSTON (Associated Press) -- James "Whitey" Bulger's defense team has released photographs showing his softer side, including images of the reputed Boston gangster cuddling with animals.

The photos were filed late Wednesday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/01/2013

Woman Who Trips Over Casino Speed Bump Awarded $775K

(Associated Press) - A woman who tripped on a speed bump and injured her shoulder at a U.S. casino has been awarded $775,000.

The Nevada Supreme Court upheld the judgment against Harrah’s casino, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

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Alice Swanson has been seeking compensation since 2007, when she tripped and fell.

She said the bump was too high, and a jury agreed.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/01/2013

Internet Cafes in Ohio Under Investigation for Alleged Illegal Gambling

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — (Associated Press) - A multi-agency investigation of online gambling targeted Internet cafes and other locations in seven Ohio counties with search warrants Thursday.

The task force has been investigating allegations of Ohio gambling law violations and allegations of illegal bingo and money laundering, authorities said. Marysville police said in a release that they expected to seize gambling machines, as well as financial and other records noted in the warrants.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/01/2013

Man Sentenced for Running Online Gambling Website: FBI Agent was Customer

SHREVEPORT, La. — (Associated Press) - A Bossier City man has been sentenced to three years of probation and fined $50,000 for operating an illegal internet sports gambling site.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Wednesday that U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. sentenced 34-year-old Terry Lee Doty Jr., who pleaded guilty in April to one count of transmission of wagering information — a federal felony offense.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/01/2013

Former Arsenal Footballer Kenny Sansom Drunk, Homeless From Gambling Addiction

Former Arsenal player Kenny Sansom admits to being down and out due to his gambling addiction.  He is currently homeless and always drunk

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Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/01/2013

Wayne Root: ‘Every Single Exec at CNBC Should be Fired’ Over ‘Money Talks’

Responding to the controversy over CNBC’s decision to air a sports handicapping reality series “Money Talks” based on something that arguably may not be reality at all, one of the more colorful Vegas sports handicappers blasted the network’s decision.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/31/2013

Hartford Pizzeria Owner Sentenced in Gambino-Tied Sports Betting Ring

A U.S. District Judge, Vanessa Bryant, has sentenced Domenico Manchisi, 65, to six months behind bars for his role in operating a Gambino-run gambling business.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/31/2013

CNBC Comes Under Fire for ‘Money Talks’ Reality Series: Capper Scammed Elderly

CNBC’s announcement that they will be airing a new sports handicapping reality series this fall called “Money Talks” is beginning to cause quite a backlash.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/31/2013

Gambling High Roller Ramon DeSage Accused of Tax Evasion: Defrauded Investors

Las Vegas businessman, Ramon DeSage, who was previously accused of defrauding investors out of $191 million now faces additional allegations that he failed to pay nearly $87 million in federal income taxes.

The U.S. District Court in Las Vegas handed down a four-count indictment against DeSage on Tuesday.  It illustrates casino and bank wire transfers totaling $15.1 million.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/31/2013

Las Vegas Sands Wants Second Jury Verdict Thrown Out

LAS VEGAS — (Associated Press) - Las Vegas Sands Corp. asked a Nevada judge Tuesday to throw out a second jury verdict awarding a former consultant a $70 million settlement in a breach-of-contract case.

Attorneys for the largest U.S. casino company presented 12 reasons a district judge should grant a second retrial.

The payroll company ADP says companies hired in July at the fastest pace since December.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/31/2013

Bwin.Party Share Price Rises on Hopes of Company Split

Bwin.Party shares shot up Tuesday on news that the online gambling firm is considering a split.

More specifically, the Financial Times reported that Bwin.party was “working on a plan to spin off its unregulated operations into a separate company.”

Bwin.party is looking to aggressively take on the US market.  They have already inked a deal with Boyd Gaming to run Atlantic City’s Borgata’s online poker site.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/31/2013

Chow to Take on Macau With T-Rex, Gladiators

(Reuters) - Macau tycoon David Chow is ripping up the fake volcano and Roman amphitheatre that were the show pieces of a failed theme park he built in the Chinese gaming enclave seven years ago.

He is replacing them with something a little less kitsch and more in keeping with the neighbourhood: a casino resort boasting an opera house and dinosaur museum that he hopes will return him to the spotlight of the world's largest gambling hub.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jul/31/2013

Judge Won't Toss $70M Jury Award Against Sands

(Associated Press) - A Hong Kong businessman is one step closer to collecting a multibillion-dollar award from Las Vegas Sands Corp., the largest U.S. casino company.

A Nevada judge on Tuesday denied Sands' request to throw out a jury verdict awarding former consultant Richard Suen $70 million in a breach-of-contract case.

Sands presented 12 reasons the company should be granted a retrial.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/31/2013

Prosecutors Claim Former FBI Agent Exaggerated Whitey Bulger Claims

BOSTON – (Associated Press) - Prosecutors on Tuesday suggested that a former FBI supervisor exaggerated his claim that he tried to end the FBI's corrupt relationship with reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.

Robert Fitzpatrick, a former assistant special agent in charge of the Boston FBI office, testified that he tried to convince the FBI to terminate Bulger as an informant after Bulger was uncooperative and didn't appear to be helping the bureau's mission to gather information on the Mafia.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/30/2013

Number of Firms Applying for Online Gambling License in NJ Up to 37

A total of 37 online gambling companies have applied to serve the Garden State and its nearly 9 million people.

The New Jersey state Gaming Enforcement Division says it received the applications by Monday's deadline for initial consideration, a major milestone in Atlantic City's development of online betting.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/30/2013

Online Sports Betting Site SportsBettingOnline.com Adds Bitcoin

Gambling911.com sponsor SportsBettingOnline.com has become one of the first established online sportsbooks to incorporate Bitcoin.

More importantly perhaps, SportsBettingOnline.com is the first online sportsbook to begin accepting Bitcoin that also offers other more traditional funding methods.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/30/2013

Casino Developers in Cedar Rapids Allegedly Made ‘Illegal’ Political Contributions

Two casino executives placed in charge of overseeing development of a Cedar Rapids casino allegedly made illegal political contributions in late 2009 to then-Governor Chet Culver’s unsuccessful re-election campaign.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/30/2013

Boston Mobster Whitey Bulger May Testify at His Own Trial

BOSTON — (Associated Press) - As lawyers for James "Whitey" Bulger begin to defend him against a massive racketeering indictment charging him in 19 killings, one big question remains: Will he testify?

Some lawyers not connected to the case say Bulger has too much baggage to testify, including a prior criminal record and a long reputation as an organized crime figure.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/29/2013

PokerStars Parent Company Files Motion to Dismiss Domain Case

PokerStars parent company, the Rational Group, has filed a motion to dismiss in a 2008 case brought by the commonwealth of Kentucky to seize 141 online gambling domains.

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Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/29/2013

Judge Rules That Casino Waitresses Can be Fired for Gaining Weight

In a shocking decision rendered last week, a New Jersey judge ruled that casinos may fire waitresses for gaining weight.

A suit was filed against the Borgata Casino by two women claiming they were routinely subjected to “weigh ins” and would be disciplined for gaining more than 7 percent of their body fat.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/28/2013

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.