What David Stern's Forward Thinking Vegas Approach May Do

By Chad Millman

ESPN Insider

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 It only takes one.

Whenever I'm facing a pivotal life moment that is completely left in someone else's hands, that is the phrase I latch onto. Like when I was asking girls to the prom. Or when I was applying to college. Or when I desperately needed someone to buy my Manhattan apartment so I could actually pay for the house I had agreed to buy.

It only takes one.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/16/2009

Fidelity Investments Fires Workers Over Fantasy Football

According to the Star Telegram, Fidelity Investments fired four workers for involvement in a Fantasy Football league.

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/16/2009

Everest Poker Acquired

Mangas Gaming, the leading French sports betting and online gaming group, owner of Betclic, announces that it is taking control of the Everest Gaming group.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/16/2009

California’s Dependence on Gambling Grows

Like an addict, the California Legislature can't stop returning to the allure of gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/15/2009

Israel Based Online Gambling Site Internet1x2 Busted

A 10-year old troubled online gambling site that specialized in soccer betting has been busted up by Israeli police resulting in the arrests of 5 people. (at one time also affiliated with a website called, which the search portal Yahoo! threatened to sue) operated out of Israel and the Central American nation of Belize.  The company was started by two brothers, both of whom were former Israeli basketball players.  The online sportsbook has long endured a checkered past of slow pays.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2009

Gambling911 Applauds Mason Malmuth Poker Forum Suit

Good for Mason Malmuth.  He's the proprietor of the long established and very popular posting forum.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/14/2009

Two Plus Two Poker Posting Forum Sues Dutch Boyd

Over on popular internet forum, there is a thread that is sparking an inordinate amount of discussion.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/14/2009

Poker Ducks is Poker Dust

Another online poker room has bitten the dust!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/14/2009

Morongo Band of Mission Indians Want Online Poker in California

With the state bracing for billions of dollars in budget shortfalls, a group of casinos is offering California leaders a stake in a new pot of money if they allow Internet poker sites to set up bus

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/14/2009

Miss World 2009 Represents Online Gambling Centre

Gibraltar, one of the leading centres for some of the largest online gambling businesses in the world, took center stage at Saturday's Miss World 2009 competition as the country's Kaiane Aldorino w

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Dec/14/2009

Books Will Want Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys

When it comes to Sunday's betting action in the NFL, the online sportsbooks will most certainly be rooting for a Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys cover.  Both Green Bay and San Diego were the two

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/13/2009

Free Football Picks: Fade This Bookie Please!

In case you haven't been following, CEO Mickey Richardson has been posting his "free (fall)" picks over at the

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/12/2009

David Stern Open to Legalized Sports Betting

From Sports Illustrated....

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2009

Punter Threatens to Burn Down Sportsbook

A DRUNK man threatened to burn down a Bridlington bookmaker's and verbally abused its staff after being told a winning bet he placed was void.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/11/2009

More NFL Week 14 Losing Picks From Mickey Richardson

Bet against Mickey Richardson as he's the worst sports handicapper the world has ever seen.  His NFL Week 14 losers have been released at

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/10/2009

Bookie Wants to Stop Race Horses From Having Sex

An Aussie former bookie named Bruce McHugh would like race horses to remain virgins....forever.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/10/2009

More Indictments Related to Online Poker Upcoming?

The Assistant US Attorney out of the Southern District of New York, Jeff Alberts, has confirmed that his office filed additional documents in the Court earlier this week related to an ongoing inves

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/10/2009

More Information on CNBC’s Upcoming Gambling Program

Mark your calendars readers.  Next Wednesday December 16, 2009 CNBC will present its original program "CNBC Investigates:  The Big Business of Illegal Gambling".  Until

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/10/2009

CNBC: The Big Business of Illegal Gambling

CNBC is current promoting its upcoming original program "The Big Business of Illegal Gambling"

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/09/2009

Will Tiger Woods Play Golf in 2010?

Amid speculation that Tiger Woods endorsement deals may soon be cancelled as stories of sordid alleged affairs keep coming to the surface, some are asking whether the world's number one golfer will

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Dec/09/2009

Offshore Bookie, Poker Player James Giordano Pleads Guilty

The controversial owner of an offshore sports betting operation based mainly on the island of St. Maarten has plead guilty.  The case was like something out of a James Bond film whereby authorities seized a laptop left by Giordano during a brief departure from his Long Island hotel room.  The investigation also involved several wire taps and informants.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/08/2009

More Tiger Woods Odds Released by

Just when you thought the Tiger Woods saga was almost over (okay, this one has no end in sight), the online gambling website first to put out

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/07/2009

eCOGRA Looks Into Grand Privé Affiliate Dispute One Year Too Late

While its credibility is essentially shot, eCommerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA), a so-called online gambling watchdog group with close ties to software maker Microgaming, has f

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/07/2009

The Tiger Woods Oprah Odds Now Available

Tiger Woods is considering doing a Q&A interview with Oprah Winfrey on her popular television show.  Reports surfaced on Monday and at least one online bookmaker has already posted odds on the

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/07/2009

NFL: Bookie’s Child Goes 6-2 in Week 13 With Picks

He may be only 8 years old, but already little Mikey Richardson is taking after his dear ‘ol dad, Mickey, CEO of the oldest established North American bookmaker online today, 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/07/2009

European Online Poker Operators Need to Prepare for US Market

The European online poker operators must be prepared to do business in the US market space should it open, perhaps as early as later in 2010.

This was the observation made by the bosses of PKR and this week during an industry conference in London.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/07/2009

Bookies Make Out Like Bandits Week 13 of NFL

The online bookmakers won nearly all the games vs. the betting public on Sunday Week 13 of the regular NFL season, including two of the biggest games.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/06/2009

Gambling Ref Tim Donaghy on 60 Minutes Sunday Night

With his new book about to come out, NBA gambling referee, Tim Donaghy, will be featured in his first ever interview on 60 Minutes Sunday night.  Among his disclosures:  The Mob threatened him.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/06/2009

Poker Nordica Pays Out After Long Delay first reported of a complaint against Poker Nordica last week, part of the Merge Online Poker Net

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/05/2009

PIC Club Poker Posts 9.1 Percent Dividend for Users

The online poker payment platform, PIC Club, has posted a 9.1 percent dividend for users, according to CEO Chuck Kidd.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/05/2009

Breaking News

Gigi Levy Weiss Eyeing NFT Gaming With His $450M NFX Fund

Israeli investor Gigi Levy Weiss now has a fresh $450 million NFX fund to play with and the odds are good he'll be investing in gaming enterprises.

Betting Odds for Diaz vs. Ferguson and Ferguson vs. McGregor Released

Betting Odds for Diaz vs. Ferguson and Ferguson vs. McGregor Released

Ferguson comes in as the +250 underdog versus McGregor.

What is the Early Line on the Michigan Wolverines vs. MSU Spartans Game October 30?

What is the Early Line on the Michigan Wolverines vs. MSU Spartans Game October 30?

There was an early line on the highly anticipated Michigan vs. Michigan State game as both teams come into this game undefeated and will mark the first time these two teams meet with 7-0 records.