Gambling

New Bidder lLfts Stakes for Tatts

Tabcorp's plan for an $11 billion merger with Tatts Group has hit a hurdle with a rival full takeover bid emerging from a consortium that includes Macquarie Bank and US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/14/2016

Christie Says Voting Against North Jersey Casinos was ‘Dumb Move’

Christie Says Voting Against North Jersey Casinos was ‘Dumb Move’

Gov. Christie said it was a "dumb move" when New Jersey voters rejected a referendum to expand casino gambling to northern New Jersey.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2016

Oulala Raises New Funding Round

The DFS company has appointed two new senior directors

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2016

Son of Soprano’s Star Arrested For Spray-Painting a Swastika on College Dorm

Son of Soprano’s Star Arrested For Spray-Painting a Swastika on College Dorm

The son of a top star on the hit HBO mob series The Sopranos has been charged with spray-painting a Swastika on the dormitory at Purchase College.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/12/2016

Quebec Won’t Block Online Gambling Websites for Now

Quebec Won’t Block Online Gambling Websites for Now

Canadian Radio-televisions and Telecommunications Commission claims any new law attempting to block Web gambling sites would have no teeth as the agency has final say

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/12/2016

New Jersey Seizes $69K in Unclaimed Atlantic City Jackpots

New Jersey Seizes $69K in Unclaimed Atlantic City Jackpots

New Jersey gambling regulators have seized more than $69,000 in unclaimed jackpots won by gamblers at three casinos who couldn't prove they were old enough to gamble legally, or who left the premises without cashing in.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/12/2016

Chinese Embassy Ready to Assist Gambling Tycoon Jack Lam

Mainland China has said it is prepared to offer consular assistance to a local gambling junket magnate Jack Lam following an order for his arrest by Philippine authorities and its President last week.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/12/2016

Fantasy Sports Bill Would Ensure Legality in State of Ohio

Fantasy Sports Bill Would Ensure Legality in State of Ohio

A bill introduced this past week in the Ohio Senate looks to ensure that fantasy sports remains legal in the Buckeye State.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2016

Macau Eases Gambling Crackdown Concerns After Casino Shares Plummet

Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, moved on Friday to clarify it had not tightened daily cash withdrawal limits for Chinese gamblers

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/09/2016

Oulala clinches the Best Fantasy Sports Product Award

Oulala.com, the daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator and B2B provider, won the award for 'Best Fantasy Sports Product' at SBC Awards ceremony in London.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/09/2016

John Glenn: Patriot and Hero But a Foe of Gambling

John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95, was an American patriot.  He was also no friend of gambling as this Thomas Somach expose reveals.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/08/2016

JPMorgan Employee Charged in Stealing $5 Mil From Bank to Pay Off Gambling Debts

JPMorgan Chase Charged in Stealing $5 Mil From Bank to Pay Off Gambling Debts

A former JPMorgan Chase & Co employee who has been ordered to attend counseling for gambling is facing criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to defraud the bank out of $5 million in order to pay personal debts.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/08/2016

Casino Stocks in US and Australia Plummet as Crackdown Continues

Casino Stocks in US and Australia Plummet as Crackdown Continues

Crown Resorts in Australia dropped as much as 8 percent in trading Thursday as a crackdown on gambling continues with a shock move announced heading into the weekend.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/08/2016

PMs Crack Down on ‘Crack Cocaine’ of Gambling, Stocks Plummet

PMs Crack Down on ‘Crack Cocaine’ of Gambling, Stocks Plummet

British bookmakers fear the worst is yet to come as a group of MPs have called for a tougher stance on fixed odds betting terminals, referred to as the “crack cocaine of gambling”. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/08/2016

Reputed Mobster and Brothel Owner Pleads Guilty in Plot to Kill Rival

A Nevada man said to be part of a New Jersey mob family for which HBO’s “The Sopranos” was modeled after has admitted to plotting the death of an organized crime rival.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/07/2016

Ohio Mayor Pleads Guilty to Illegal Gambling, Racketeering

A former longtime northeast Ohio mayor accused of taking bribes in exchange for jobs and running an illegal gambling house has pleaded not guilty to numerous charges.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/07/2016

Lam Still on Lam as Philippines President Takes Aim at Casino Tycoon

Lam Still on Lam as Philippines President Takes Aim at Casino Tycoon

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of Jack Lam, one of Asia's top casino kingpins, on charges of economic sabotage and bribery, according to the country's police chief.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/07/2016

Sordid Lifestyle of Slain Aussie Mobster Revealed by Ex-wife

Sordid Lifestyle of Slain Aussie Mobster Revealed by Ex-wife

The ex-wife of slain Aussie mobster Pasquale Barbaro says he would read Bible verses to his children during the day and film naked escorts in the evenings. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/07/2016

Boston Attorney Swindled Thousands From Clients for Drugs, Gambling

Authorities say a Boston attorney swindled tens of thousands of dollars from clients and associates and used the money to lease a Mercedes-Benz and rent an $11,000 penthouse apartment.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/06/2016

Pete Rose Ex-Bookie Found Dead: Was Once Shot in Head

A man found dead in his Ohio apartment last month has been identified as a former bookie for baseball hits leader Pete Rose.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/06/2016

Philippines Gambling Czar on the Lam, Fears Duterte Police Squads

Philippines Gambling Czar on the Lam, Fears Duterte Police Squads

The Philippines Department of Justice has issued a “Be on the Lookout” bulletin for Macau casino tycoon Yin Lok Lam, better known as Jack Lam.  The Government has revoked his investor’s visa.  

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/05/2016

Regulators Look at Possible Impact of Legalized Marijuana on Casino Sector

Gambling regulators in Massachusetts are looking into the possible impact of legalized marijuana on the state’s emerging casino industry.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/05/2016

Paddy Power Co-Founder Says ‘Ban Crack Cocaine of Gambling

Paddy Power Co-Founder Says ‘Ban Crack Cocaine of Gambling

Fixed odds gambling terminals allow one to place a €120 every 20 seconds

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/05/2016

First of Four Casinos Opens in Upstate New York: Hope to End Decades of Decline

The first of four planned casinos opened with a flurry of balloons, confetti and uncertain visions of economic resurgence on Friday as New York ushered in a new era of state-sanctioned gambling aimed at reversing decades of upstate decline.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/04/2016

Books Get Off to Strong Start 2016 NFL Week 13 With Vikings Cover

Books Get Off to Strong Start 2016 NFL Week 13 With Vikings Cover

They didn’t win but the Minnesota Vikings still managed to cover in Thursday night’s heartbreaker. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/02/2016

Man Shot Over Gambling Debt

Man Shot Over Gambling Debt

A Palm Beach Gardens, Florida man was shot over an apparent gambling debt this week according to CBS 12.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/01/2016

Girlfriend of Slain Australian Mobster Bombarded With Threats, Hitman Speaks Out

Girlfriend of Slain Australian Mobster Bombarded With Threats, Hitman Speaks Out

Hitman testifies Barbaro offered hefty sum to kill debt collector as slain mobster's girlfriend continues to be tormented by Internet troll

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/01/2016

Bookies Behaving Badly, Part 13: The Curious Case of the Clueless Culosi

Bookies Behaving Badly, Part 13: The Curious Case of the Clueless Culosi

Police say Dr. Salvatore J. "Sal" Culosi Jr. was a bookie behaving badly.  Behaving so badly, in fact, that they shot him dead.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/01/2016

President-Elect Trump Meets With Man Who Brought Down Online Poker in US

President-Elect Trump Meets With Man Who Brought Down Online Poker in US

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara indicted executives of three online poker rooms in April 2011

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/30/2016

Interview with Legendary Sports Handicapper Jon Price of Sports Information Traders

Today we are interviewing the legendary handicapper Jon Price who's already secured his place in history as one of the best sports handicappers of all time. Jon Price started off as a reclusive and underground handicapper who's ability to pick sports winners quickly gained him acclaim around the sports world and put him on the same level as all time great sports gamblers like Jimmy the Greek & Billy Walters. If it wasn't for Jon's low-key lifestyle, 60 Minutes, ESPN, and Cigar Aficionado would have featured him over the years.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/30/2016

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Learn How to Take Your Local Bookie Business to the Next Level

Learn How to Take Your Local Bookie Business to the Next Level

One of the most important aspects of taking your bookie business to the next level is your ability to level the playing field with the big offshore sportsbooks operating online.

Odds to Win Best Foreign Film 2017 Oscars: The Salesman, Toni Erdmann

Odds to Win Best Foreign Film 2017 Oscars: The Salesman, Toni Erdmann

The odds to win Best Foreign Film at this Sunday’s Oscars had The Salesman and Toni Erdmann in a tight heat.