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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  • Customers funds must be withdrawn by May 31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

G911 Interviews Sports Betting Film’s Producer and Gets the Skinny on it’s Star, ‘The Shrink’

A new movie out this month about professional sports bettors is called "The Best of It" and one of the stars of the two-hour documentary is the late Ken "The Shrink" Weitzner, who created two of the Internet's first sports betting portals, ThePrescription.com and EyeOnGambling.com.

Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2016

BoyleSports ‘Nailed On Bonus’ Crucifix Ad Banned by ASA: Bookmaker Reprimanded

BoyleSports ‘Nailed On Bonus’ Crucifix Ad Banned by ASA: Bookmaker Reprimanded

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has confirmed it banned Irish bookmaker Boylesports from featuring an advertisement depicting the crucifixion. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2016

Justin Beiber, OK Governor’s Daughter Push for In-Flight Online Gambling

Justin Beiber is working along side Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallon’s daughter, Christina, in hopes of bringing online gambling to the friendly (or unfriendly, if you’ve flown in coach lately) skies.

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2016

Couple Who Ran Online Gambling Site Surrender to Cops After Torture, Rape Claims

Couple Who Ran Online Gambling Site Surrender to Cops After Torture, Rape Claims

A couple accused of beating, raping and torturing three women over an 18 hour period have surrendered to law enforcement only 24 hours after the story first appeared in Malaysia media and on Gambling911.com.

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2016

Nevada Sportsbook Could Lose Gaming License: Accused of Underpaying on 20K Wagers

Nevada Sportsbook Could Lose Gaming License: Accused of Underpaying on 20K Wagers

CG Technology is in danger of losing its gaming license after being accused of underpaying bettors by more than $700,000 on an estimated 20,000 wagers.

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2016

Bank Branch Ex-Manager Sentenced for Embezzlement in Ohio: Used Money for Gambling

A former bank manager who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $5 million from a suburban bank branch she managed in southwest Ohio has been sentenced to 5½ years in prison.

Submitted by Guest on, May/17/2016

The Odd Father: Vice Looks at Mob Boss Who Feigned Mental Illness

On Tuesday, Vice Media reported on the late Vincent "Chin" Gigante, who ran New York’s Genovese Crime Family starting in the early 1980’s and managed to survive doing so for nearly another 25 years.

Submitted by Guest on, May/17/2016

Female Employees of Online Gambling Website Tortured, Electrocuted, Raped for 18 Hours

Three female employees of an online gambling website were reportedly tortured, beaten and electrocuted by their boss, his female partner and six other men.

Submitted by Guest on, May/16/2016

Poker Media Outlets Silent on Ethics Concerns Likely to Derail Michigan Bill

While much has been made of the “marriage of convenience” between a Michigan state Senator and his wife’s lobbying firm backing the online poker bill he’s trying to push through as law, the poker media outlets continue to paint a rosy picture of SB 889’s likelihood of passage.

Submitted by Guest on, May/16/2016

FanDuel Future in Doubt, Auditors Warn

One of Britain’s biggest technology start-ups may not be able to survive the current crackdown on the Daily Fantasy Sports sector. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/15/2016

Vegas Looking to Take Bets on eSports…. Nothing to Prevent This in Regulations

Las Vegas regulators are very interested in the prospect of betting on eSports but admit this probably won’t happen until the end of this year the earliest. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/15/2016

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