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Most Feared Sports Bettor in World Billy Walters Reflects on Life While Behind Bars

Most Feared Sports Bettor in World Billy Walters Reflects on Life While Behind Bars

In an intimate look at how sports betting pro extraordinaire Billy Walters is faring behind bars, ESPN.com's Mike Fish reveals that the legendary Billy Walters is up at dawn and goes about his day in a Christmas green, prison-issued uniform.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/31/2018

Gambling Regulators to Complete Wynn Investigation By Summer

Gambling Regulators to Complete Wynn Investigation By Summer

State gambling investigators in Massachusetts are expecting to release the findings of their inquiry into allegations of sexual misconduct against casino mogul Steve Wynn "no later" than the summer.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/29/2018

Bookies Behaving Badly 21: Frank Masterana - A Badly-Behaving Bookie and a Black Book Boy

There has only been one offshore bookmaker who has ever been listed in the Nevada Gaming Control Board's List of Excluded Persons, better known as the "Black Book."

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/28/2018

10 Mobsters Arrested for Running Loan Shark Ring

Authorities say 10 people have been arrested in a Westchester County loan-sharking and gambling operation allegedly controlled by the Luchesse  crime family.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/27/2018

Fugitive Mobster was Cousin of Woman Slain in Brazen Cafe Shooting

A fugitive mobster who hid out in Canada for seven years before his arrest March 10 was the cousin of a female slain at a Ontario cafe in 2015.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/27/2018

Upcoming Wynn Hearing May Include Evidence of Misconduct

Lawyers for the casino mogul's ex-wife say they have evidence of Steve Wynn's pattern of reckless behavior and mismanagement of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts and will present it during a hearing scheduled to begin Tuesday in state court in Las Vegas. It's the latest move in a yearslong case involving him, Elaine Wynn and the company they founded.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/27/2018

Bloodshed Comes to Paddy Power: Man Arrested

Bloodshed Comes to Paddy Power

Pure evil made its way into one of Paddy Power's bookmaking businesses earlier this year and now someone has been apprehended in the brutual crime.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/26/2018

Monster Brutally Rapes Woman in Casino

Monster Brutally Rapes Woman in Casino

Jake Alexander Daubenspeck faces a felony sex crime after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her in a Turtle Creek Casino elevator. 

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/23/2018

Video Released Shows Vegas Gunman Normal Before Mass Shooting

Video Released Shows Vegas Gunman Normal Before Mass Shooting

Hotel surveillance video from the days before the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history shows the gunman as an unremarkable Las Vegas hotel guest and casino patron.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/22/2018

New Book Details How a Bay of Pigs Survivor Went on to Become a Brutal Mobster

New Book Details How a Bay of Pigs Survivor Went on to Become a Brutal Mobster

In April 1961, about 1,500 Cuban exiles trained and backed by the CIA set out to invade and overthrow the Fidel Castro regime.  Vice Media profiled one of these individuals, a man by the name of José Miguel Battle who would go on to become one of America’s most notorious mobsters. 

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/20/2018

Wynn Settled With Second Woman Over Sex Allegations: Accused Her of Extortion

Wynn Settled With Second Woman Over Sex Allegations: Accused Her of Extortion

Embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn brokered a settlement more than a decade ago with a second woman who accused him of sexual misconduct and recently reported her to the FBI, his attorneys say in court documents.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/19/2018

Police Pursuit Leads to Shooting Outside Casino

Escondido Police shot and killed a man Saturday night steps away from the entrance to the Valley View Casino in North San Diego County, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

The shooting happened about 8 p.m. following a brief pursuit.

Lt. Rich Williams said one woman in the casino was trampled during the chaos and was taken to the hospital. She is expected to survive.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/18/2018

Children as Young as 12 Using Bitcoin to Buy Cocaine on Dark Web

One boy told how he made over £7,000 in less than 18 months dealing cocaine to friends.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/18/2018

Man Arrested for Stealing Snacks From Casino, Punching Employee in the Face

Man Arrested for Stealing Food From Casino, Punching Employee in the Face

A 25-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly trying to steal snacks meant for casino customers then attacking an employee who tried to stop the theft.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/17/2018

White Man in Black Face Robs Strip Casino

White Man in Black Face Robs Strip Casino

Authorities in Las Vegas have been on the lookout for an African American man who is accused of stealing $23,367 from a casino cage at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino on Jan. 10.  But that African American man turned out to be a Caucasian in black face.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/17/2018

Aide to Top Vegas Prosecutor Stole $42K to Fuel Gambling Addiction: Blames Dogs

A longtime aide to the top prosecutor in Las Vegas blamed a gambling habit for taking nearly $42,000 from her boss's campaign and was permitted to repay the money instead of facing criminal charges.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/17/2018

Poker Pro Indicted in $6M Super Bowl Ticket-Flipping Scam

Poker Pro Indicted in $6M Super Bowl Ticket-Flipping Scam

Federal prosecutors say a professional poker player from California faces charges that he bilked investors out of more than $6 million in a Super Bowl and World Cup ticket-flipping scam.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/16/2018

Three Cryptocurrency Exchanges Face Embezzlement Probes

Three Cryptocurrency Exchanges Face Embezzlement Probes

Prosecutors with the Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office in South Korea arrested individuals this week following a series of raids involving three cryptocurrency exchanges based out of that country.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/16/2018

Bookies Behaving Badly: Five Years Now Since WSEX Went Bust, Jay Cohen Fleeced Hundreds

Bookies Behaving Badly: Five Years Now Since WSEX Went Bust, Jay Cohen Fleeced Hundreds

For the past few years, readers have eagerly followed the antics of rogue bookmakers in Gambling 911's popular ongoing series, "Bookies Behaving Badly." 

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/15/2018

Five Online Gambling Firms Exit Malta Amidst Mafia Allegations

Five Online Gambling Firms Exit Malta Amidst Mafia Allegations

MGA suspends two licenses while three other companies opt to leave the island nation voluntarily

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/14/2018

State Sues Wynn and Board of Directors for Failing to Stop Sexual Misconduct

The state of Oregon has sued Nevada gambling mogul Steve Wynn and the board of directors of Wynn Resorts Ltd. for allegedly failing to act in the best interests of shareholders and stop sexual misconduct at the company, state officials said Wednesday.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/08/2018

Bookie Getting Out of Jail Looking for a Book Deal

Bookie Getting Out of Jail Looking for a Book Deal

A bookmaker who was sentenced to five years in prison for running a sports betting website that earned hundreds of thousands of dollars will be released next week--and he wants to write a book about his experience!

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/08/2018

Japan Penalises Several Cryptocurrency Exchanges Following Hack

Japan Penalises Several Cryptocurrency Exchanges Following Hack

The Japanese government is slapping penalties on several cryptocurrency exchanges in the country, after JPY 58 billion ($530 million or roughly Rs. 3,250 crores) of virtual coins were lost earlier this year from hacking.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/08/2018

Report: Hacked Mt. Gox Funds Linked To UK ‘Shell’ Company

The now defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox allegedly used a UK “shell” company to launder some 650,000 BTC (equal to about $6.9 bln at press time) prior to its abrupt closure.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/07/2018

Manicurist Accuses Casino Mogul of Sexual Misconduct

A woman who says she regularly performed manicures on embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual misconduct and the company he founded of endorsing his behavior.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/06/2018

Woman Arrested for Fourth Time Running Illegal Internet Gambling Biz

Man Arrested for Fourth Time Running Illegal Internet Gambling Biz

Officers made one arrest and seized at least 13 computers at the sparse site on the first floor of 634 E. Main Street in Stockton, California Monday. 

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/06/2018

Two Christians Publicly Flogged for Gambling

Indonesia publicly caned two Christians in a rare case of non-Muslims punished under sharia law.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2018

600 Computers Used for Bitcoin Mining Stolen in Massive Heist

600 Computers Used for Bitcoin Mining Stolen in Massive Heist

Some 600 computers used to "mine" bitcoin and other virtual currencies have been stolen from data centers in Iceland in what police say is the biggest series of thefts ever in the North Atlantic island nation.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/02/2018

Robbers Sought After Spray-and-Run Heist at Casino

Robbers Sought After Spray-and-Run Heist at Casino

Police in Elko say they’re reviewing security camera footage to identify two people who disabled patrons and employees with a noxious substance like pepper spray and made off with money from storefront gambling parlor.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/02/2018

New Sexual Assault Allegations Surface Against Steve Wynn

New Sexual Assault Allegations Surface against Steve Wynn

Las Vegas casino and real estate mogul Steve Wynn has been accused of rape from an incident going back to the 1970’s according to a recent report in the Reno Gazette Journal.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/01/2018

Breaking News

Group B Updated Odds to Win - 2018 World Cup: Spain, Portugual, Iran

While Spain and Portugal still have the best chance of advancing to the Group of 16, Iran will do so with a shock win over Portugal.

More Women Verbally Attacked on the Poker Floor, Pavillion Staff Do Nothing

Women players being verbally attacked on the poker floor continues to be a huge issue with little sign of letting up.  On Sunday night, female poker pro Kathy Liebert tweeted out yet another incident.

Iran vs. Portugal Betting Tips, Latest Odds - 25 June - World Cup

Gambling911.com has your Iran vs. Portugal betting tips and odds.