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Tim Donaghy Shock Claim: ‘All NBA Refs Gamble’

Tim Donaghy Shock Claim: ‘All NBA Refs Gamble’

Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy speaking to Colin Cowherd Wednesday afternoon made a shocking claim that all refs gamble.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/04/2016

Shut Up! Monk Charged With Hacking Man to Death Over Gambling Dispute

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A Buddhist monk has been charged with hacking a man to death with a sickle over a gambling row in Ayutthaya, Thailand, the Bangkok Post reported on Wednesday.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/04/2016

Former Amaya CEO David Baazov Pleads Not Guilty to Insider Trading

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Submitted by C Costigan on, May/03/2016

FDA Warns That Drug Abilify Causes Compulsive Gambling, Now Impulsive Sex

The US Food and Drug Association has issued a warning that two antipsychotic drugs, Abilify and Aristada, could cause compulsive sexual behavior, eating disorders and even compulsive gambling. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/03/2016

Another State Bans Daily Fantasy Sports

DraftKings and FanDuel, two popular sports wagering websites, agreed to stop providing the offerings to this state’s residents in response to the AG opinion such sites violate gambling laws.

Submitted by Guest on, May/03/2016

Texas AG Wants DraftKings Lawsuit Moved or Dismissed: Claims DFS Illegal

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he wants a lawsuit filed by DraftKings to be moved to another venue or dismissed entirely.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/02/2016

14 Charged in Massive Mafia-Connected New Jersey Sports Betting Ring

A major mob drug and gambling bust involving 14 people and 15 New Jersey towns was revealed this week. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/02/2016

E-Sports Gambling: A Market In Its Infancy

“E-Sports is becoming a much more prominent sector of our entertainment society,” said Scott Cooley, employee at Bookmaker.eu in an interview with CGM’s Editor in Chief Brendan Frye.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/02/2016

TonyBet Player Claims Balance Confiscated: Forced to Keep Gambling

An Estonia-based online sportsbook founded by professional poker player and would be politician Antanas Guoga (better known as Tony G) has reportedly confiscated the wagering account of a player to the tune of $3577.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/02/2016

Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Signed by Tennessee Governor (Update)

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed off on a bill that will make Daily Fantasy Sports in the state legal.

Submitted by Guest on, May/01/2016

Sports Betting Expert Arrested on Numerous Outstanding Felony Warrants Including Rape

Sports Betting Expert Arrested on Numerous Outstanding Felony Warrants Including Rape

A sports betting expert was arrested this past Thursday on felony warrants that ranged from intimidation to theft to fraud to even rape.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/30/2016

Professional Golfer John Daly Living to 50 Will Pay Out $150K as Part of Bet

Fuzzy Zoehler wrongly bet that John Daly would not make it to the age of 50.  The professional golfer celebrated his 50th birthday on Thursday.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Apr/29/2016

Famed Vegas Reporter John L. Smith Resigns: Not Allowed to Report on Adelson, Wynn

As predicted by Gambling911.com a few months ago, one of the best reporters covering the Vegas scene has resigned from the Las Vegas Review Journal just months after casino magnate Sheldon Adelson purchased the paper.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/29/2016

Why So Many Bookies in Rhode Island? G911’s Thomas Somach Investigates

On December 10, 2006, police arrested a dozen bookmakers in the Providence, Rhode Island area, saying the bookies were part of a sports betting ring that took in more than $300,000 in illegal sports wagers a month.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/28/2016

Andrew Dice Clay: ‘I Made $1 Million in 3 Days Playing Blackjack Starting With 30K’

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay speaking on the “Joe Rogan Experience” pod cast confessed to having won $1 million over a three-day period starting off with $30,000.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/28/2016

Some Canadian Banks Refusing Wires, eWallets for Online Gambling

Canadian online gamblers have been reporting an inability to accept wire transfers from some banks as well as eWallet withdrawal transfers.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/26/2016

World’s Worst Online Sportsbook? Zenitbet Finally Pays Out 15K Rubles, Confiscates Rest

Regular readers of Gambling911.com will recall that some 41 known complaints were recently filed at sportsbook ratings site SportsBookReview.com regarding Russia-based Zenitbet.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/26/2016

Utah is Least Gambling Addicted State: Nevada, South Dakota Rank Number One

A recent analysis conducted by WalletHub shows that Utah is the least gambling addicted state whereas Nevada and South Dakota top the report.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/26/2016

Fantasy Sports Bill Clears in Colorado: Companies Will Have to Pay Fee

Colorado is closer to regulating fantasy online sports leagues.  A bill requiring fantasy-sports operators to register with the state passed the House 44-21 Monday.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/25/2016

Washington Hires NJ Consulting Firm to Study Expanded Gambling in State

TACOMA, Wash. (Associated Press) — A Washington state agency has hired New Jersey consultants to prepare an economic market study on gambling in the state.

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The News Tribune reports that a press release says Spectrum Gaming Group has worked in the field since the 1980s and has conducted studies on gambling in other states, including Florida and Connecticut.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/25/2016

Flamboyant Old School Bookie Dead: Said Lucille Ball Bet £6m a Night at Craps Table

Famed bookmaker Sid Hill has passed away at the age of 84.  He was among the world’s most revered bookies throughout the 1950s, 60s, '70s and '80s while his sister Mable ranked among the biggest gamblers.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/24/2016

Fantasy Hub Founder on Closure: Investors Started Fleeing

Fantasy Hub Founder on Closure: Investors Started Fleeing

Fantasy Hub founder Steven Plappert finally broke his silence regarding the abrupt closure of his Louisville startup Daily Fantasy Sports company.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/22/2016

Rhode Island Illegal Sports Betting Ring Worth $2.4 Million

Local Providence, Rhode Island news station WPRI obtained search warrants revealing that an illegal sports betting ring run throughout the state allegedly had a net value of $2.4 million.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/22/2016

America's Bookie- Earn up to $500 when you Refer-a-Friend

The popularity of betting on sports continues to grow with each and every passing year in what has become a billion dollar business in just the United State and Canada.

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/22/2016

Bookies, Sportsbook Staff Among Those Swindled in ‘Credit Card Skimming’ Scheme

Been to a nude cabaret or exotic nightclub in the San Jose area of Costa Rica?  Chances are your credit card information has been compromised. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/22/2016

Love Triangle Leads to Indictments of Casino Exec

A 21-count federal indictment has been filed against former Vice President of Player Development for Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs, Robert Joseph Pellegrini. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/22/2016

Pennsylvania Gambling Revenues Up Nearly 12 Percent During March

Gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during March 2016 broke an all-time record, up 11.7% higher than March of last year.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/19/2016

Good Lord: Historic Church Being Moved to Make Way for Casino

Good Lord: Historic Church Being Moved to Make Way for Casino

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A historic Massachusetts church is on the move.  Construction crews on Tuesday started moving the 129-year-old First Spiritualist Church in Springfield about two football field lengths to make way for the city's new casino.
 

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/19/2016

Another Japanese Olympian Suspended Over Gambling Improprieties

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/19/2016

Pay Per Head Proprietary Automated Line Moving Software Introduced

Gambling911.com endorsed RealBookies.com has announced the introduction of its very own proprietary line moving software.

The RealBookies.com Pay Per Head sportsbook has positioned itself as one of the leaders in the PPH sector, having acquired a couple of smaller Price Per Head businesses in recent weeks.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/19/2016

Breaking News

Tim Donaghy Shock Claim: ‘All NBA Refs Gamble’

Tim Donaghy Shock Claim: ‘All NBA Refs Gamble’

Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy speaking to Colin Cowherd Wednesday afternoon made a shocking claim that all refs gamble.

Paddy Power, Betfair Online Revenue Grew 17 Percent But Shares Fall in Early Trading

Online revenue grew 17 percent year-on-year in the first quarter with sports-specific revenue growing by the same percentage amount.

PlaySlots4RealMoney.com Brings Real Money Casino Entertainment to Your Smartphone

 The way we do just about anything these days has radically changed with recent advances in Smartphones and other hand-held mobile technology.