Gambling

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

Readers React to Michigan Online Gambling Spousegate: Feelings Range From Shock to Disgust

As reported by the Detroit Free Press late Saturday night, state Sen. Mike Kowall has sponsored a bill to legalize online poker, a piece of legislation it turns out his wife’s lobbying firm has its hand in.

Submitted by Guest on, May/15/2016

Michigan Online Gambling Bill Dead on Arrival? State Transparency Laws Lacking

The Detroit Free Press’ Paul Egan broke the story late Saturday that Michigan state Senator Mike Kowal’s wife currently works for the lobbying firm that is pushing her husband’s online gambling bill.

Submitted by Guest on, May/15/2016

Political Shenanigans in Michigan Must Stop: Online Poker Bill Author Wife Hired by Lobbying Firm

In a shocking revelation late Saturday, the Detroit Free Press has revealed that an Internet gambling bill sponsored by Sen. Mike Kowall is being backed by his wife’s lobbying firm, thus presenting a tremendous conflict of interest.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/15/2016

Daily Fantasy Sports: ‘Click Your Mouse, Lose Your House’, Synchronizing Great With Pornography

Professor claims Daily Fantasy contests are designed to seduce a youth market while utilizing similar marketing techniques as pornography.

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2016

Commish: Genovese Crime Family Illegal Gambling, Murder Business ‘As Old as La Cosa Nostra’

18 members of the Genovese crime family have been charged with racketeering, Conspiracy, attempted murder, extortion conspiracy, firearms offenses and illegal gambling. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2016

TonyBet Complaints Continue to Mount: Renowned Poker Pro Owner Antanas Guoga Mum

What is going on over at TonyBet.com, where complaints appear commonplace.  Antanas ‘Tony G’ Guoga started the site a few years back with much fanfare especially since he had developed such a solid reputation as both a poker player and politician.

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2016

EEG Media Presents Their First iGaming Conference: Budapest 2016

Eastern European Gambling Media is proud to host their first iGaming conference dealing with the Central, Eastern and Northern European online gambling markets.

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2016

Russia Bans 24 Players in Gambling Case: Players Bet Their Own Clubs

The Russian Basketball Federation says it has banned 24 players from 11 clubs as part of an investigation into gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2016

Ken ‘The Shrink’ Weitzner Back From the Grave and Starring in New Sports Betting Film

Ken ‘The Shrink’ Weitzner Back From the Grave and Starring in New Sports Betting Film

Ken "The Shrink" Weitzner, the phony psychiatrist and degenerate gambler who started two popular websites about sports betting and then killed himself, is one of the stars of a new movie about sports betting that premiered last week.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/13/2016

14 Arrested in Georgia Gambling Raids

14 individuals were arrested by Georgia Commercial Gambling Unit deputies Thursday for allegedly violating state gambling laws.

Ad: Looking for a Pay Per Head That Features Live In-Play Betting, an Online Casino and All Starting at Under $10 Per Head?  Check Out RealBookies Here

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/12/2016

In the Running for Worst Criminal Ever? Patriots Player-Turned Bumbling Bookie Profiled

In the Running for Worst Criminal Ever? Patriots Player-Turned Bumbling Bookie Profiled

ESPN The Magazine will feature a story in the coming month profiling former New England Patriots wide receiver Reche Caldwell who, in March of 2014 got busted for running an illegal bookmaking business.  But that turned out to be just a minor infraction.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/12/2016

Breaking News

 Choosing the top rated online casinos and playing safely

Choosing the top rated online casinos and playing safely

Choosing the top rated online casinos and playing safely is obviously one of the most important parts of modern online casino gaming.

East Coast La Cosa Nostra Enterprise Shock Evidence: Rat Who Wore Wire Revealed

46 reputed mobsters charged with extortion, gambling, gun-running, violent acts of retribution, loan-sharking and more were caught on both audio tape and video tape by the feds, according to reports.

Malta Aims To Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports Out of Europe

Malta set to become the first European country to specifically regulate DFS Malta’s gaming regulator will roll out a specific skill game licence