Gambling

Steve Wynn Latest Tone-Deaf Gaffe: ‘Nobody Likes to be Around Poor People’

Casino mogul Steve Wynn has come under fire this week for saying that “Nobody likes to be around poor people”.  Considering 99 percent of the US population (and probably the world for that matter) view themselves as “poor” when compared to the billionaire Wynn, it’s easy to see why there has been such a huge backlash coming into this weekend.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/09/2016

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Stiffed WPEX Player to Confront Haden Ware in Court

A poker player who is owed nearly $100,000 by the now-defunct online poker site World Poker Exchange (WPEX) says he plans to confront the site's operator, Haden Ware, over the debt, when Ware appears in court next month for another matter, Gambling 911 can reveal in a world exclusive report!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/08/2016

Looking for a Quality Casino to Gamble

Right from the past there have been casinos and people have visited some or the other but recently the game of gambling has become globally popular. There are many casinos all over the world and does huge business in terms of money. But have you ever thought why it happened recently, because casinos have come to your home. Yes, you heard it right. Now you can enjoy all the fun, excitement and thrill of Las Vegas at your home, shop, office or anywhere with the help of online casinos.

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/07/2016

Strange: ‘FanDuel, DraftKings Illegal in Alabama’

You would think that the state of Alabama would have more to worry about than DraftKings and FanDuel in the wake of a scandal involving its Governor caught up in a messy extra-marital affair.

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Attorney General Luther Strange released the following statement Tuesday:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/06/2016

Police Post Selfie, Statement on Facebook Regarding Fruit Machine Bandits

In the annals of criminal offenses, this will surely rank among the dumbest of the dumb.

Selfie taking bandits were captured stealing money from fruit machines in North Yorkshire, England this past week, perhaps in hopes of achieving the elusive rainbow riches (yes indeed the one guy even looks like a leprechaun).

Instead, they are heading to the Clink!

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/06/2016

Commission Account to Stop Making Affiliate Payments June 2016

After announcing they would stop accepting new customers from affiliates nearly one year ago, Commission Account has now confirmed they will no longer make payments towards existing customers effective June 2016.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/05/2016

Quebec is Looking to Ban Online Gambling With Bill 74

The Canadian province of Quebec has proposed a ban on Internet gambling through a newly introduced Bill 74. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/05/2016

Planetwin365 Online Casino Says No Ties to Mafia, Rigged Gambling

The online casino group Planetwin365 says it has been wrongly implicated as part of a crackdown on organized crime and a network of rigged online casinos being run out of Italy.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/05/2016

USA Online Casinos Offer Huge Vegas Mobile Slots Bonuses

If you have ever gambled in Las Vegas, then you already know that casinos are more than happy to kick-back some lucrative bonuses to attract bettors to their games as well as a reward a customer’s loyalty for their overall play.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Apr/04/2016

With lotteries - anything is possible!

 

Lotteries usually go according to the plan of probabilities but sometimes they don't! This happened in the UK recently when players with fewer winning balls netted more winning cash than those with more. And this caused not a little consternation and confusion amongst those "winning losers"!

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/04/2016

BetFred Pays Player £40,000 winnings from £20 bet at 2000-1 for Leicester Title Win

Leicester hasn’t officially won the Premier League Championship but punters are already being paid out by bookmakers the likes of BetFred.com, which just paid £40,000 on a future wager made at 2000/1 odds at just £20.

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Betfred believe Tottenham can no longer catch Leicester in the title race, according to the Daily Mail.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/03/2016

‘Operation Jamm Jamm’ Nabs 18 in Rigged Online Gambling Investigation

Italian police have arrested 18 individuals in connection with an online gambling rigging scheme with at least 64 other persons of interest still being probed.

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Among those arrested are Antonio Contaldo, 50, the alleged ring-leader of the organization. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/03/2016

BetOWI.com Complaints Continue to Pile Up

A series of payout complaints related to troubled BetOWI.com continue to come in at SportsbookReview.com, a grading website for the online sportsbook industry.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/02/2016

Don't Ask Where Money Came From, says Manila Casino Boss in Heist Probe

MANILA (Reuters) - For Kim Wong, the Chinese casino owner in the Philippines entangled in one of the world's largest bank heists, there are two golden rules for dealing with wealthy punters: always demand to see their money, but never ask where it came from.

That seems to be what happened when he took millions of dollars from two Chinese high-rollers in February. He told a Senate hearing earlier this week the two men were responsible for transferring $81 million stolen from the Bangladesh central bank's U.S. account into the Philippines.

Submitted by Reuters on, Apr/01/2016

Super Bowl Sports Betting Helps Boost Nevada Revenues

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — February was a lucky month for Nevada casinos, thanks to excitement over the Super Bowl and an extra day on the calendar for leap year.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/30/2016

Ulterior Motives Speculation in David Baazov Insider Trading Case

A number of online gambling experts are wondering if the Amaya insider-trading case, which names founder David Baazov, might be a referendum on Québec regulators abilities (or inabilities) when it comes to proving such matters.

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Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/30/2016

Trial Over Seminole Gambling Pushed Back to Fall

(Associated Press) - A federal judge is pushing back the start of a crucial trial over the future of gambling in Florida.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/29/2016

Amaya Chairman David Baazov to Step Down Amidst Insider Trading Probe

Montreal - Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) today announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David Baazov, is taking an indefinite paid leave of absence from the company, effective yesterday. Mr. Baazov is taking this leave voluntarily to focus on preparing an offer to acquire Amaya and to avoid a distraction for the company while he responds to certain allegations made against him by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the securities regulatory authority in Quebec. Mr. Baazov will remain a member of Amaya’s board of directors.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/29/2016

Where Can I Play the Best Progressive Jackpot Slots for Real Money & Bet Sports Online

Online casino slots and sports betting are two of the fastest growing virtual activities for anyone who considers themselves an avid gambler. The trick to making the most of your time spent on the Internet is to be armed beforehand with all the information you need about both of the exciting betting opportunities.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Mar/28/2016

Adelson to Scrap RAWA Online Gambling Prohibition Bill

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has said he will be abandoning efforts to oppose attempts at legalizing state-by-state online gambling in the US, claiming he now has other more important priorities to focus on. 

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Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/28/2016

PinnacleSports.com is Finally Pinnacle.com

PinnacleSports.com has finally obtained the highly coveted Pinnacle.com domain name.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/25/2016

Goodell Might be Okay With Raiders Move to Vegas After All

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has not dismissed the idea of the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas, this despite some NFL team owners saying such a move would be a nonstarter to even consider.

The National Football League has long been opposed to gambling in any form, including InstaCasino online casino.  Over the past year, the league has embraced Daily Fantasy Sports, which many, including a handful of state Attorney Generals, consider a form of sports betting.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Mar/25/2016

Maryland Could be First State to Let Voters Decide on Daily Fantasy Sports Legality

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Associated Press) -- Maryland would become the first state to let voters decide whether the popular but controversial phenomenon of fantasy sports betting is fully legal, under bills now pending in the legislature.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/24/2016

Picketing Planned Outside Trump Taj Mahal: Benefits to be Eliminated

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — The name on the casino-hotel still says TRUMP in huge letters, but a different famous billionaire now owns the joint.

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And like his predecessor, Donald Trump, investor Carl Icahn knows a thing or two about getting attention — and the best deal possible.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/23/2016

Lawmaker Wants Minnesota to Legalize Fantasy Sports

(Associated Press) - A national debate over daily fantasy sports games came to the Minnesota Legislature on Tuesday with a House committee hearing on a proposal that would declare fantasy games are not gambling and are legal in Minnesota.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/22/2016

Bookies Behaving Badly, Part 10: Rich Ciarlante Created the Bonus..And His Own Demise

One of the first offshore sportsbooks--and one of the first to go out of business--was an operation based in the Dominican Republic called Rich's International Superbook.

The book was owned and operated by a man named Rich Ciarlante, an Italian-American former street bookie from South Philadelphia who tired of dodging the law and fled to the sunny Caribbean to set up shop in the late 1990s.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Mar/22/2016

Using Bingo to Beat Tilt

Online poker can be a stressful business. Anyone who has ever had their aces cracked by 7-2 all-in on the bubble of a tournament will tell you that when things go wrong and bad luck strikes, it can be extremely difficult to keep your cool. In a nutshell, tilt can be defined as anytime our emotions become so heightened that they prevent the logical part of our brain from controlling our actions.

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/22/2016

Attorney for DraftKings in AG Battle Spends $14.4M on UES Townhouse

The fight over daily fantasy sports in New York is just getting started, but it seems to already have produced at least one clear winner. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/21/2016

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Quebec’s Controversial Online Gambling Website Blocking Law Challenged

A Quebec law that would likely have blocked most online gambling sites (and presumably those that even promote the activity) has now been challenged by The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.