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Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 12 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Wednesday June 12, 2019.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/12/2019

Assassinated Half Brother of Korean Supreme Leader Ran Gambling Websites

Assassinated Half Brother of Korean Supreme Leader Ran Gambling Websites

Half brother of Korean leader slain at Malaysian airport by women who rubbed deadly substance in his face

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/11/2019

Judge Bans Fraudster From Gambling After Being Caught Playing Poker on Live Stream

Judge Bans Fraudster From Gambling After Being Caught Playing Poker on Live Stream

Wyatt Green defrauded countless numbers of people through an insurance scheme involving Hurricane Michael

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/10/2019

The Dark Side of Sports Betting: Group Pleads Guilty to Loansharking, Kidnapping

The Dark Side of Sports Betting: Group Pleads Guilty to Loansharking, Kidnapping

Tam V. Nguyen, 51, of South Boston, pleaded guilty to loansharking and gambling charges in federal court in Boston Thursday. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/07/2019

Police in Astoria Bust Sports Betting Biz Using Wire Room Out of Costa Rica

Police in Astoria Bust Sports Betting Biz Using Wire Room Out of Costa Rica

Probe started in January 2016

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/06/2019

Man Threatened to Kill Athletes Over Gambling Losses

Man Threatened to Kill Athletes Over Gambling Losses

A former college soccer player in Massachusetts has agreed to plead guilty to sending death threats to dozens of professional and collegiate athletes whom he blamed for his gambling losses.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/30/2019

VHS Rental Store Accused of Running Illegal Sports Betting Business

VHS Rental Store Accused of Running Illegal Sports Betting Business

The owner of a Gwinnett County Georgia VHS rental store in , Boonlert Boonsawang, was arrested and later released on bond.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/29/2019

Phillies Player Put on Leave for Domestic Violence Arrest at Casino

Phillies Player Put on Leave for Domestic Violence Arrest at Casino

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera was placed on administrative leave Tuesday by Major League Baseball following his arrest in a domestic violence case at an Atlantic City casino a day earlier.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/28/2019

Man Charged in Murder of Mobster Angelo Musitano Denied Bail

Man Charged in Murder of Mobster Angelo Musitano Denied Bail

27-year-old Hamilton resident Jabril Abdalla has been denied bail.  He is accused of conspiracy to commit murder for the May 2, 2017 slaying of 39-year-old Hamilton mobster Angelo Musitano outside his Waterdown home. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/27/2019

Bookies Behaving Badly Part 7: Al Ross Was Bad, His Son Denny Was Worse

This article was originally published in November 2015.  OWN featured a Dateline episode profiling this case on January 2, 2018 at 9 am EST with a rebroadcast expected at Midnight.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/23/2019

Ex Detective Admits to Running Gambling, Prostitution Ring

Ex Detective Admits to Running Gambling, Prostitution Ring

A retired New York Police Department vice detective and his wife have admitted to running a prostitution and gambling ring that allegedly involved seven police officers and dozens of civilians.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/23/2019

Sports Handicapper Banned From Sportsbooks for Three Years, Sentenced to Probation

Sports Handicapper Banned From Sportsbooks for Three Years, Sentenced to Probation

A well-known sports handicapper with a platform on ESPN has been sentenced to three years probation.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/21/2019

Evil Poker Players 2: Shawn Sheikhan, Poker Pervert

Evil Poker Players 2: Shawn Sheikhan, Poker Pervert

(Originally Published 9/15/15) With the death of Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston Jr. a few years ago, the most famous professional poker player who is also a child molester is now Iranian immigrant and Las Vegas resident Shahram Sheikhan, 46, who goes by the nickname "Shawn" but is better known by his other nickname--"The Poker Pervert."

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/15/2019

Mobster Cheats Death When Hitman's Gun Jams ...Musitano Released From Hospital After Shooting

Mobster Cheats Death When Hitman's Gun Jams ...Musitano Released From Hospital After Shooting

Last week, CCTV captured dramatic footage as an assassin arrives on a bike, calmly walks up Italian mobster Salvatore Nurcaro as he stands on the street in the crime ridden port city of Naples, and fires....

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/12/2019

Walters Wants Supreme Court Review ...NY Difficult Hurdles in Legalizing Sports Betting

Walters Wants Supreme Court Review ...NY Difficult Hurdles in Legalizing Sports Betting

Plus more on the chance of sports betting becoming legal in both New York and Illinois and why neither bill is likely to pass this legislative period

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/11/2019

Football Club Accountant Blew £240,000 on Gambling, Coke, 'Webcam Services'

Football Club Accountant Blew £240,000 on Gambling, Coke, 'Webcam Services'

Paid £8 a minute for 'webcam services'

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/10/2019

Two Israelis Arrested in Global 'Dark' Internet Probe

Two Israelis Arrested in Global 'Dark' Internet Probe

Two Israelis have been arrested on suspicion of setting up a “dark” Internet site that was used to buy weapons, drugs and stolen credit cards, Israeli police said on Tuesday.

Submitted by Reuters on, May/07/2019

Actor Who Played Gun-Wielding Drug Peddling Teen in Mob Flick Stabbed by 'Baby Gangs'

Actor Who Played Gun-Wielding Drug Peddling Teen in Mob Flick Stabbed by 'Baby Gangs'

A teenaged actor who appeared in an award-winning film about child criminals in Naples has been stabbed in the Italian organised crime stronghold, media reported Monday.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/30/2019

Toronto Sun: Theories Abound on Musitano Powerplay, Mob War

Toronto Sun: Theories abound on Musitano powerplay, Mob War

Pat Musitano clings to life following shooting outside his office

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/30/2019

Wisconsin Tribe Accused of Embezzling $1.5 Million From Casino

Wisconsin Tribe Accused of Embezzling $1.5 Million From Casino

Federal gaming regulators are accusing St. Croix Chippewa tribal leaders of pocketing at least $1.5 million in casino funds with little or no documentation or receipts.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/21/2019

One of Canada's Biggest Mobsters Dead

One of Canada's Biggest Mobsters Dead

One of Canada's deadliest mobsters has passed away.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/17/2019

Multiple Bingo Halls Raided in Alabama

Multiple Bingo Halls Raided in Alabama

More than a dozen individuals were arrested following the raids of four illegal Bingo halls in Alabama this week, all in Jefferson County.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/12/2019

Radio Host Who Gambled Away Nearly $7 Million From Ticket Scheme Sentenced

Radio Host Who Gambled Away Nearly $7 Million From Ticket Scheme Sentenced

Sports radio personality Craig Carton was sentenced to 3½ years in prison Friday by a longtime fan and listener — the judge — for a ticket reselling scam that ended his decade-long broadcast partnership with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/06/2019

Oldest Living Mobster And "Deep Throat" Financier Behind Bars: 'Jesus Suffered. He Didn't Squeal on Nobody'

Oldest Living Mobster And "Deep Throat" Financer Behind Bars:

John “Sonny” Franzese, now 102 and living in a nursing home, was the oldest serving federal prisoner at age 100

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Apr/02/2019

Body of 5Dimes Owner Found

A group of assassins recorded the macabre moment when they buried the body of the American businessman Sean “Tony” Creighton.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/28/2019

NJ Seizes Gambling Winnings

NJ Seizes Gambling Winnings

New Jersey regulators have seized more than $107,000 won by underage or otherwise prohibited gamblers at Atlantic City's Borgata casino.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/27/2019

China Internet Censor Gets 14 Years for Corruption

China Internet Censor Gets 14 Years for Corruption

China’s former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges Tuesday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/26/2019

Conor McGregor Under Investigation for Alleged Sexual Assault

Conor McGregor Under Investigation for Alleged Sexual Assault

UFC star Conor McGregor is accused of a sexual assault in his native Ireland, according to a report by The New York Times.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Mar/26/2019

Family Renews Appeal to Find Missing Poker Player

Family Renews Appeal to Find Missing Poker Player

The family of missing Icelandic poker player Jon Jonsson continue their efforts to help locate the poker player who vanished in Dublin Ireland February 9.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/22/2019

Mobster Hit Suspect Shows Symbol Linked to Conspiracy Theory

Mobster Hit Suspect Shows Symbol Linked to Conspiracy Theory

The man charged with killing the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family had a symbol on his hand that some say is associated with a conspiracy theory.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/22/2019

Breaking News

Can I Access PokerStars From Iowa?

Can I Access PokerStars From Iowa?

Poker is very popular in Iowa.  You can access some online poker sites from the state, just not PokerStars.

Can I Access PokerStars From Nebraska?

Can I Access PokerStars From Nebraska?

You can access PokerStars from Nebraska but cannot play there for real money.  Othere online poker sites like Americas Cardroom do welcome those from Nebraska.

1 Year of Legalized Betting in NJ, $3 Billion in Bets

1 Year of Legalized Betting in NJ, $3 Billion in Bets

The Action Network has broken down the numbers over the past year for legalized sports betting in New Jersey, and to say they are impressive would be a huge understatement.