Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - October 4, 2019

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Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Friday, October 4, 2019.

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Doug Polk Digs Deep Into Mike Postle Cheating Allegations

Mike Postle has had an incredible string of wins on the live streamed cash games at Stones Hall in California. In fact, it's drawn suspicions and accusations that he may have been cheating all this time. Today we're going to do a deep dive into the evidence and take a look at some of the insane poker hands that caused so much controversy. Veronica's hand compilation - Joey's 5-hour hand review

William Hill to Provide Sports Betting at Capital One Arena in DC

(October 4, 2019) - From the Financial Times:

Ted Leonsis, a US sports mogul, has signed a deal with the UK bookmaker William Hill to provide sports betting in his Washington DC stadium, as European gambling companies expand in the US.

It will be the first “sportsbook” — the US equivalent of a betting shop — built in a professional stadium in the US since the Supreme Court ruled to legalise sports betting in May last year.

Matusow Defends Mike Postle as Cheating Scandal Stuns Poker World

(October 4, 2019) -

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The Life and Death of 5Dimes Owner Profiled

David Hill of Victory Journal profiles the founder of 5Dimes, Sean “Tony” Creighton and his tragic death.

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The police knew Creighton. At least, they knew him as “Tony,” the name everybody in Costa Rica knew him by. Creighton, the owner of the enormous online sportsbook 5dimes, was one of the most powerful and wealthy people in Costa Rica. His business, while legal in Costa Rica, was against the law in the United States, where Creighton was a citizen. So he had spent much of his adult life in Costa Rica, marrying a local and fathering two children along the way. He had also grown rich beyond his wildest dreams.

Creighton wasn’t pulled over because he was speeding or breaking any other law. The cops had been waiting for him. They were dirty. And they were after his money. A grey pickup truck soon pulled up alongside of Creighton’s Porsche Cayenne. Four men got out and forced Creighton into the truck. One of the kidnappers took off in the Porsche in one direction, and the truck took off in another.

Creighton had always kept a low profile in Costa Rica. Despite his fabulous wealth, he dressed casually, t-shirts and sandals were a standard uniform. He drove himself. He rarely used security guards. He took great pains to not be photographed. He kept his name off of his company’s records. And he never let anyone in Costa Rica know his real name. His colleagues and customers only knew him as “Tony.” And for nearly two decades this had served him well, kept him under the radar and safe from both the law and the outlaws alike. On this night, however, a coalition of both had caught up to him. “5dimes Tony” had been kidnapped.

Our Free Picks Record October 4

2019 NFL Record: 2-5 (0%)

2019 College Football Record: 2-1 (66.6%)

2019 MLB Record: 26-18-2 (59%) - No Plays Over -160

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 12-9 (57.1%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 7-5 (58%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

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