Gambling

Online Sales Result in Record Lottery Sales

Online Sales Result in Record Lottery Sales

The internet is driving up ticket sales across the world according to a recent report in the UK. Despite being a relatively new addition to the iGaming world, online lottery sites are gradually winning over players and that's created a renewed sense of interest in the game.

Submitted by Payton on, May/31/2016

11 States Could Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports By Year’s End

11 States Could Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports By Year’s End

As many as 11 states may adopt regulations permitting and regulating daily fantasy sports by the end of the year, according to an analyst who closely tracks the issue.

Submitted by Guest on, May/31/2016

Man Loses Wife as Part of Bizarre Bet

A man bet away his wife as part of an Indian Premier League (IPL) wager with another man.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/30/2016

Nevada Gambling Revenue Down 2 Percent in April

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — Nevada gambling revenue was down more than 2 percent in April compared with last year, in part due to a quirk in how the state counts slot revenue.

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Submitted by Guest on, May/28/2016

Evolution of Sports Gambling in the 21st Century

There is sufficient evidence that humans have been gambling since the dawn of time to make the assumption that gambling is in fact instinctual.

Submitted by Guest on, May/28/2016

And the Top Sportsbook of the Year is the One You Love

There are a lot of reviews out there about which sportsbook is the best, and while I believe reviews have a place and can be extremely valuable it is hard to find an honest no hidden agenda assessment these days.

Submitted by Guest on, May/28/2016

NBA Commish Adam Silver Gets It When It Comes To Betting

Adam Silver gets it, and he's going to keep repeating it until people finally listen.  Forget the conspiracy theories about No. 1 picks and why Draymond Green gets to play after a couple well placed kicks.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/27/2016

Online Gambling Website StakeStake.com Operators Arrested: Ties to the Mob

Six men were arrested and charged with running the online gambling website StakeStake.com Thursday. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/26/2016

Gambling Kingpin ‘Elvis’ has Extensive Arrest History

A man accused of running a multi-million dollar sports betting ring in three different states has a history of gambling arrests dating back several years.

Submitted by Guest on, May/26/2016

46 Arrested in Massive Multi-State Gambling Bust: 'Elvis' Among Those Taken Down

46 individuals from three states have been arrested in what investigators say is a large-scale criminal enterprise involving gambling, money laundering and racketeering.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/25/2016

Online Gambling Experts Suggest Smart Phone Usage Will Cause Industry to Explode

People attending a major gambling conference say Internet gambling has tremendous growth potential in the United States as the use of smartphones continues to grow.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/25/2016

SportsLock.com The Latest Daily Fantasy Sports Site to Shut Down

  • Company to stop offering contests on Thursday May 26
  • SportsLock.com co-founder: ‘It ‘s so hard to be an independent operator right now”
  • Customers funds must be withdrawn by May 31
  • Some customers might not be aware of closure until they are ready to start playing again come Football season
Submitted by Guest on, May/25/2016

HOODunnit? Sportsbook at Hooters in Vegas Robbed Monday Night

Hoo knew?  Hooters in Las Vegas has a sportsbook?  Well it was robbed early Monday evening.  None of the girls or patrons were harmed during the incident.

Submitted by Guest on, May/25/2016

Fugitive ‘Vegan Bernie Madoff’ Makes Bail: Gambled Away Investors Funds

A woman referred to as the “Vegan Bernie Madoff” has managed to post her $335,000 bail after she was found to have pilfered nearly $2 million from her popular vegan restaurant leaving employees and investors high and dry.

Submitted by Guest on, May/24/2016

Online Poker Bill in Pennsylvania Fails

Legislation that would expand casino-style gambling to airports, bars, off-track betting parlors and casino-run websites is stalling in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives.

Submitted by Guest on, May/24/2016

Otobet.com Complaints: Slow Payouts in Recent Weeks

Otobet.com Complaints: Slow Payouts in Recent Weeks

The online bookmaker grading website SportsBookReview.com claims it has seen a sudden spurt of payout complaints lodged against Otobet.com in recent weeks.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/24/2016

Atlantic City Saved: Won’t Run Out of Money

New Jersey lawmakers have agreed on an Atlantic City rescue package to keep the struggling gambling resort city from running out of money.

Submitted by Guest on, May/23/2016

‘Vegan Bernie Madoff” Stole, Gambled Away Millions From Restaurant Biz

Sarma Melngailis, a 1994 Penn State grad, and hubby Anthony Strangis are accused of stealing more than $2 million from the vegan restaurant Melngailis founded in New York City, Pure Food and Wine, along with a sister dining establishment, One Lucky Duck.

Submitted by Guest on, May/23/2016

Ballr CEO: ‘Not Cool for a Brand to be Close to a Gambling Brand’

“It’s not cool for a brand to be close to a gambling brand. We are going down fan engagement; if we succeed in getting 50 million people to play our games, to connect with their friends through this special moment of time when they are watching live sport,” Ballr CEO Sam Jones says.

Submitted by Guest on, May/23/2016

ThePOGG Relaunches: Quality Design to Match

ThePOGG.com is proud to announce the relaunch of its website. Following on from ThePOGG.com’s recent accreditation as an ADR by the UKGC and the expansion of ThePOGG network to include POGGStrategies and POGGWebmasters comes the relaunch of the original site. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/23/2016

G911 World Exclusive: Turner Sports Shuts Down Trademark Infringing Handicapping Site

It took almost six months, but a sports handicapping website that was illegally using the trademarked Turner Sports name to imply a relationship between the site and the television sports production company has been shut down

Submitted by Guest on, May/22/2016

How a Winning $4.50 Bet on Stan Wawrinka Cost One Player $46.6K

How a Winning $4.50 Bet on Stan Wawrinka Cost One Player $46.6K

The Herald Sun out of Melbourne, Australia, reports Monday on how Constant Lestienne managed to owe $46,660 after winning a $4.50 wager.

Submitted by Guest on, May/22/2016

Concerns Over Phil Mickelson’s Gambling Habits Take Center Stage in Wake of Arrests

Federal authorities named golf superstar Phil Mickelson as a relief defendant in a civil suit Thursday that accuses Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters and Thomas Davis, a former corporate board member at Dean Foods, of insider trading.

Submitted by Guest on, May/20/2016

New Book Defines the Legal Rights of Gamblers, Shatters Myths

Beating the odds in a casino is sometimes only half the battle. In the ongoing cat-and-mouse game between the players and the house, casinos regularly resort to unscrupulous tactics to maximize profits, including the use of coercion and even physical force.

Submitted by Guest on, May/20/2016

Boss From Hell: Denies Running Online Gambling Site, Did Not Torture Women

Boss From Hell: Denies Running Online Gambling Site, Did Not Torture Women

A man and his finance who turned themselves in Tuesday deny torturing and sexually assaulting three women over an 18 hour period earlier this month.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/19/2016

Billy Walters Attorney: ‘Prosecutor’s Accusations Based on Erroneous Assumptions’

Billy Walters Attorney: ‘Prosecutor’s Accusations Based on Erroneous Assumptions’

An attorney representing famed professional sports bettor and golf course developer Billy Walters says his client is innocent following news of a late afternoon arrest Wednesday. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2016

Man Gets Boobs After Betting $100K He Wouldn’t

A man by the name of Brian will be appearing on E! Network’s series about plastic surgery disasters.  In 1997, an individual bet Brian $100,000 that he wouldn’t get breast implants and he did just that.

Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2016

Gambling Granny Asks Court for Treatment, Not Prison

A judge has thrown out the conviction of a Las Vegas grandmother who claims a gambling addiction made her steal more than $500,000 from the plumbing business where she kept the books for almost 25 years.

Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2016

America's Bookie- Offering Gambler’s Insurance on your Betting Losses

Anyone who loves to bet on sports knows the excitement and exhilaration that a big win can bring, but if they have been at this game long enough they also understand that losing streaks are also a part of the overall equation.

Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2016

Phil Mickelson Used Insider Information From Pro Gambler: Must Forfeit $1 Mil

Phil Mickelson Used Insider Information From Pro Gambler: Must Forfeit $1 Mil

Phil Mickelson has agreed to forfeit nearly $1 million that the Securities and Exchange Commission said was unfairly earned on a tip from an insider trading scheme conducted by a former corporate director and a professional gambler.

Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2016

Breaking News

South Beach Casino Owners Invest in Canada’s First Ultra Low Fare Airline NewLeaf

The no-frills carrier says it is focused on selling a seat and a seatbelt with fares as low as $79 one way, charging extra for carry-ons and a cup of coffee.

Daily Fantasy Sports Operator Launches in Australasia

We have all your latest Daily Fantasy Sports industry news.  Be sure to visit our sister site DFS911.com here for all the latest DFS picks and profiles.

Intercasino Parent Company to List on London Stock Exchange

The parent company of one of the oldest online casinos, Intercasino.com, seeks to get listed on the London Stock Exchange, a move it says will boost its valuation.