Gambling

BetOnSports Founder Gary Kaplan Out of Prison

The founder of BetOnSports.com, Gary Kaplan, has completed his prison sentence in connection with running what was considered the biggest North American facing sports betting business of its kind during its heyday.  Numerous sources have confirmed to Gambling911.com that Kaplan is out of jail, whereabouts unknown.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/18/2011

Sportingbet Has Sold Its Turkish Business to GVC Sports

Following news this week that takeover talks involving Ladbrokes had fallen through, Sportingbet has sold its Turkish sports betting business to GVC Sports for €142.5m.  Gambling restrictions in that nation forced the sale.

Andy McIver, Sportingbet’s chief executive, offered the following statement:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/14/2011

Gambling911.com is Panama Bound: Visiting Legendz Sportsbook, BetOnline.com

Gambling911.com heads to Panama City, Panama this weekend to visit two stalwarts in the online sports betting world, Legendz Sportsbook and BetOnline.com.  We will also be visiting with pay per head operator PayPerHead.com, which is represented by none other than The Sopranos Johnny Sack. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/13/2011

Verisign Wants Power to Seize Domains: ACLU Says “Not So Fast”

In the wake of a number of Internet gambling websites and music downloading website having their domains seized, Verisign has signaled they would like to pursue the policy even further. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/13/2011

Online Gambling Blamed for Drone Computer Virus

A common malware that allows the theft of log-ins and passwords used in online gaming is being blamed for infecting military systems that are part of a computer program used to control unmanned drones. 

Air Force officials claim the virus infected ground systems that are separate from drone flight controls and did not affect operations.

The Air Force added that computer keystrokes were not logged by the malware, which is designed to steal passwords from people who gamble online. 

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/13/2011

Politico.com: Unlikely Duo Working on Internet Poker Measure for Subcommittee

Ultra conservative Republican Joe Barton and Liberal Barney Frank are working on a bill that would legalize Internet poker.  They are in the process of presenting their measure to a subcommittee in charge of slashing the deficit.

Ironically, a member of this chosen subcommittee is none other than Jon Kyl, the Republican outgoing Senator from Arizona who authored the current online gambling prohibition.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/13/2011

Vin Diesel’s Underground Gambling Series Raising Blind Comes to FX

Vin Diesel’s One Race Films production company is moving to the small screen with FX scheduled to air Raising Blind.

It is a series delving in to the world of underground gambling.  Great timing considering this past summer’s news about a Hollywood high stakes underground poker ring coming under fire for allegedly having a role in an investor ponzi scheme.  The likes of Alex Rodriguez, Matt Damon and Toby Maguire were linked to the scheme with Maguire named as a defendant in a complaint filed by said investors.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Oct/12/2011

New Chief Minister of the Isle of Man for Online Gambling Revealed

FORMER Treasury and Economic Development Minister Allan Bell has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of the Isle of Man today (Tuesday October 11, 2011).

The Ramsey MHK was elected to the position by Tynwald, the Island’s parliament, of which he has been a member for 27 years. He takes over as leader of the Manx Government from Tony Brown, who has retired from politics after a long and distinguished career.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/11/2011

Another Big Parlay Payout at BetDSI.com

The popular online sportsbook BetDSI.com has confirmed to Gambling911.com that it has paid out yet another massive parlay (ticket can be seen below).

“We had another big winner this past weekend as a guy hit a 12 team parlay risking $150 to win $150,000,” a BetDSI.com representative informed G911.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/10/2011

ESPN Magazine Asks: How Often Do You Hear About Betting Odds?

ESPN Magazine had a great little piece about how often folks from various sports sectors hear about betting odds and point spreads mentioned.

On a scale of 1 to 10, the respondents in the poker, NFL, NBA and International football (soccer) claimed to hear about the point spreads most often.

Poker pro Vanessa Rousso:  “It’s our culture.  Women are always underestimated and I get motivated when I see I’m at 75-1 (odds) in a field of 64 (to win the World Series of Poker)”.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/09/2011

Betfair Scandal: Critical Credit Card Hacking Data Withheld From Players

The world’s largest betting exchange, Betfair, has found itself in the middle of a major scandal that resulted in the firm’s Head of Security stepping down.

More than three million customers were affected by a massive credit card hacking scheme.  The company made the situation worse by failing to advise customers.  The hacking incident in question occurred over 18 months ago.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/03/2011

Canadian Gaming Association Welcomes Changes to Allow Enhanced Sports Wagering in Canada