Gambling

Judge Schedules Hearing on Whether to Release Report on Wynn

A judge in Nevada has temporarily blocked the planned release of a Massachusetts Gaming Commission report about allegations of sexual misconduct against former casino mogul Steve Wynn, a court official said Monday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/19/2018

Philippines Government Begins Crackdown on Foreign Employees of Online Gambling Sites, Casinos

Philippine authorities have begun to crack down on foreign employees of Internet gambling sites and land-based casinos.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/19/2018

Top Government Official Pleads Guilty to Gambling Away Tax Payer Funds

A former top economic development official in Maryland has pleaded guilty to stealing millions of dollars from the public.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/18/2018

UK Forced to Accelerate Planned Reform to Gambling Regulations

UK Forced to Accelerate Planned Reform to Gambling Regulations

The British government bowed to increasing pressure from lawmakers on Wednesday by bringing forward a planned reform of gambling regulations by six months.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/16/2018

Sports Betting is Coming to Ohio Soon Says Government Elect

Sports Betting is Coming to Ohio Soon Says Government Elect

Ohio Governor-Elect Mike DeWine is all-in on sports betting.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/16/2018

NJ Sports Betting Revenues Cut in Half for October

NJ Sports Betting Revenues Cut in Half for October

A nearly quarter billion handle in sports betting for the state of New Jersey sounds good.  After all, NJ wasn't even offering sports gambling prior to this past summer.  A deeper look revealed some troubling news from the month of October.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/16/2018

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Causing Disruption in Crypto Market

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Causing Disarray in Crypto Market

The price of Bitcoin has been hanging around the $5500 mark over the past two days following a dramatic drop midweek, nearly 14%, from around $6500.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/16/2018

South Dakota Could Soon Get Sports Betting With Deadwood Request

South Dakota Could Soon Get Sports Betting With Deadwood Request

Four years after South Dakota enthusiastically voted to allow Deadwood casino patrons to play keno, craps and roulette, a gambling industry group plans to ask state lawmakers for a 2020 ballot measure to bring legal sports betting to the historic mining town.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/15/2018

Liverpool’s Sturridge Charged With Breaching Betting Rules

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be facing a ban from football after being charged on Monday with breaching rules on betting.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/13/2018

Massachusetts, Rhode Island Residents Await Sportsbook Opening

Massachusetts, Rhode Island Residents Await Sportsbook Opening

Those in and around the Boston area will soon have a sportsbook within a 40 minute to 1-hour drive should the New England Patriots be playing in the 2019 Super Bowl.  Providence residence are in even better luck as that sportsbook is set to open just 15 minutes outside the city limits.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/12/2018

Wagerers Crossing the Delaware (and Hudson) for Sports Bets

Wagerers Crossing the Delaware (and Hudson) for Sports Bets

In the time it takes for a red light to turn green, Leonard Sciascia can get his sports bets made, turn around and head home.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/12/2018

Airplane Banner Denounces Jets’ Partnership With MGM

An airplane banner criticizing the New York Jets’ gaming deal partnership with casino operator MGM Resorts International circled MetLife Stadium several times a few hours before the team’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/11/2018

The Death of The Bookie!

Are you ready for the future of gambling in America? If you’re wondering how you can prepare for the upcoming flood of competitors trying to steal your lunch, this is going to be the most important message you’ll ever read!

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/10/2018

The Remarkable Norwegian poker championship 2018 Held in Dublin

The Remarkable Norwegian poker championship 2018 Held in Dublin

Poker has become increasingly common among Norwegian players, as shown by the 2018 Norwegian Championships held in Dublin, which brought over 1200 players to the city. The tournament turned out to be the largest single nation poker event in the world.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/09/2018

5 Ways Bookies Are Losing Money On Their Pay Per Head Sites

5 Ways Bookies Are Losing Money On Their Pay Per Head Sites

Online bookie agents must be wary of anything that can harm their businesses. Check out 5 ways bookmakers are losing money on their pay per head sites.

1. DDoS Attacks

DDoS attacks, distributed denial of service attacks, can happen to bookmakers on the biggest days of the year. What’s a DDoS attack?

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/08/2018

Former Sports Radio Host Convicted in Fraud Case, Gambled Away Investors Funds

Former Sports Radio Host Convicted in Fraud Case, Gambled Away Investors Funds

Craig Carton, the former co-host of a sports radio show with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, emerged from a courthouse where he was convicted of fraud Wednesday to say he was disappointed with the verdict, though he respected it.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/08/2018

LeoVegas Shares Fall Nearly 25 Percent as Compliance Costs Mount

LeoVegas Revenue Up But Shares Fall as Compliance Costs Mount

Compliance pressures in the European online gambling market are beginning to take its toll.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/08/2018

PokerStars Poker Revenues Static While Sports Betting Explodes

PokerStars Poker Revenues Static While Sports Betting Explodes

Q3 results for PokerStars show poker revenues dropped 3.9 percent year-over-year while sports betting shined.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/07/2018

Louisiana Approves Online Fantasy Sports Contests

Louisiana Approves Online Fantasy Sports Contests

Voters in nearly three-quarters of Louisiana's parishes agreed to legalize online fantasy sports contests for cash prizes, setting in motion a process that could see people in the state playing the games by late 2019.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/07/2018

Florida Amendment 3 Comes Through for Disney, Seminoles

Florida Amendment 3 Comes Through for Disney, Seminoles

Florida voters have stripped the state Legislature's power to authorize most casino gambling.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/07/2018

Playtech Deploys InfluxData to Power Predictive Monitoring

Playtech Deploys InfluxData to Power Predictive Monitoring

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)— -InfluxData, the modern Open Source Platform built specifically for metrics, events and other time series data that empowers developers to build next-generation monitoring, analytics and IoT applications, today announced that Playtech has deployed its InfluxDB Time Series Database for improved network observability for a deeper understanding of system behavior and causes, relationships between system components, and needed actions of its distributed global gaming network.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/06/2018

Week 9 NFL was a Bloodbath for the Books - Titans Save the Day a Bit

Week 9 NFL was a Bloodbath for the Books - Hopes Hinge on Cowboys

Week 9 NFL was the worst ever for the books!

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/05/2018

FanDuel Inks Deals With NHL, Devils for Sports Bets, Fantasy

FanDuel Inks Deals With NHL, Devils for Sports Bets, Fantasy

FanDuel has reached deals with the National Hockey League and its New Jersey Devils franchise for sports betting and fantasy sports play.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/05/2018

Florida Amendment 3: How Should I Vote?

Florida Amendment 3 is being pushed by the Seminoles and Disney, two unlikely bedfellows.  Gambling sites that want in the Sunshine State market such as FanDuel are against Amendment 3.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/02/2018

UK Sports Minister Quits Over Delay in Reducing Wagers on 'Crack Cocaine of Gambling'

UK Sports Minister Quits Over Delay in Reducing Wagers on 'Crack Cocaine of Gambling'

Britain’s sports minister has resigned over what she calls an unjustifiable delay in reducing the maximum wager on gambling machines.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/02/2018

Former Driver Wants NASCAR to Accelerate on Gambling

Former Driver Wants NASCAR to Accelerate on Gambling

Amid sagging television ratings, dwindling attendance and longtime sponsors pulling out of the series, the former Cup driver  and current Xfinity Series contender Elliott Sadler thinks NASCAR should embrace race-day gambling.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/02/2018

Harrah's the Latest to Dive Into PA Sports Betting ...But When?

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has granted a sports betting license to Harrah's.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/01/2018

They Tried to Cut Off Whitey's Tongue

They Tried to Cut Off Whitey's Tongue

The attackers who killed notorious mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger at a high-security federal prison in West Virginia tried to remove his tongue, a federal law enforcement official said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/01/2018

Jets, MGM Forge Relationship

Jets, MGM Forge Relationship

The New York Jets and MGM Resorts International have agreed on a multiyear deal that is the first of its kind in the NFL.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/01/2018

Legalized Sports Betting is One Bet Paying Off

Legalized Sports Betting is One Bet Paying Off

The action is coming fast and heavy.  A bettor in New Jersey used his mobile app to win $325,000 on a $500,000 wager on Boston to win the World Series. Another DraftKings bettor hit a longshot money line parlay on longshots Oregon State and Kansas to collect $4,313 on his $50 bet.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/31/2018

Breaking News

Oscars Odds to Win Best Adapted Screenplay 2019 - BlackKlansman

Oscar Odds to Win Best Adapted Screenplay 2019 - BlackKlansman

The odds to win Best Adapted Screenplay had BlackKlansman as the -250 favorite but this was among the most competitive categories with Can You Ever Forgive Me? at +275 odds. 

Other Football Lagues Seek Boost From Legal Sports Betting

Other Football Lagues Seek Boost From Legal Sports Betting

The National Football League is king when it comes to legal sports bets, but other professional gridiron leagues are also looking to embrace and profit from it.

Oscars Odds to Win Best Supporting Actor 2019 - Mahershala Ali

Oscars Odds to Win Best Supporting Actor 2019 - Mahershala Ali

The odds to win Best Supporting Actor at the 2019 Oscars had Mahershala Ali (Green Book) -1400 as a big favorite.  All other nominees are long shots and highly unlikely to win as Ali is the virtual lock.