Crime

Gambino Crime Boss Shot Dead

Gambino Crime Boss Shot Dead

The reputed boss of New York’s Gambino crime family was shot to death in front of his home by a gunman who may have staged a car accident to lure him outside, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, John Gotti.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/15/2019

Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami for Strong Arm Robbery

Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami for Strong Arm Robbery

UFC star Conor McGregor was arrested and charged with strong armed robbery and criminal mischief late Monday afternoon for smashing an individual's cellphone who attempted to take his photo.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Mar/11/2019

Blackjack Dealer Charged With Helping Gamblers Cheat

A former blackjack dealer at a Connecticut casino has been charged with conspiring with two gamblers to cheat the casino out of more than $60,000.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/08/2019

More Than Two Dozen Arrested in Tuesday Gambling Raids

More Than Two Dozen Arrested in Tuesday Gambling Raids

27 individuals were arrested Tuesday following the raids of two Westminster, CA homes.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/05/2019

Pro Bowler Pacman Jones Arrested at Casino

Pro Bowler Pacman Jones Arrested at Casino

Former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has been arrested and jailed after an incident at a southeastern Indiana casino.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/27/2019

Sports Betting Could Have to Contend With Insider Trading Laws

Sports Betting Could Have to Contend With Insider Trading Laws

Andrew Mentock of ozy.com details how insider trading laws could soon impact the world of sports wagering.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/17/2019

Former Top Cop Accused of Pawning Guns to Fuel Gambling Addiction

Former Top Cop Accused of Pawning Guns to Fuel Gambling Addiction

An attorney for fired Hallendale, Florida police officer Yan Kleyman, claims Department superiors were well aware of his client's gambling addiction.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/16/2019

Mobile Transactions in Online Gambling Skyrocket: So Too Does Cheating and Credit Card Fraud

Mobile Transactions in Online Gambling Skyrocket: So Too Does Cheating and Credit Card Fraud

Mobile transactions in the online gambling space has grown 95% over the last five years, and that trend continues as 2019 is now underway.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/12/2019

Online Gambling Developer Accused of Swindling Investors Out of Millions

Online Gambling Developer Accused of Swindling Investors Out of Millions

Federal regulators are accusing a Las Vegas online game developer of gambling away part of his investors’ money.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/08/2019

FBI: No Specific Motive in Vegas Mass Shooting That Killed 58

FBI: No Specific Motive in Vegas Mass Shooting That Killed 58

The high-stakes gambler responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history sought notoriety in the attack but left his specific motive a mystery, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation of the 2017 massacre that killed 58 country music fans.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/29/2019

Former Kansas Trooper Sentenced in Wichita Gambling Probe

A retired 53-year-old highway patrol trooper was sentenced to a year of probation for lying to the FBI during an investigation into illegal gambling in Wichita.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/29/2019

Buyers Line Up to Purchase Mobster's Former Vegas Home

Buyers Line Up to Purchase Mobster's Former Vegas Home

A Las Vegas home that once belonged to notorious Chicago mobster Tony Spilotro is up for sale.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/27/2019

Police Convicted on Gambling-Related Charges

Police Convicted on Gambling-Related Charges

A former Dallas police officer and two suspended officers have been convicted on gambling-related charges.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/25/2019

Poker Pro Gets 18 Months Prison Sentence

Poker Pro Gets 18 Months Prison Sentence

A poker pro has been sentenced in a Santa Ana, California court to 18 months.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/24/2019

Costa Rica Law Enforcement Doubtful Sean Creighton Kidnapping Will Have Same Results as Ryan Piercy

Piercy was kidnapped in Costa Rica in 2015 and returned a month later

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jan/22/2019

Dario Extra: 5Dimes Owner Body Buried on Farm

Dario Extra is reporting that Sean "Tony" Creighton, the owner of 5Dimes Sportsbook in Costa Rica is presumed dead.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/22/2019

Officers Tied to 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping Released

Officers Tied to 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping Released

Two transit police officers arrested for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of 5Dimes owner Sean "Tony" Creighton have been released.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/21/2019

Massive Tennis Match-Fixing Ring Unraveled

Massive Tennis Match-Fixing Ring Unraveled

The crooked tennis players knew him as “Maestro.” To European investigators, the Armenian based in Belgium is emerging as the suspected ringleader of an organized gambling syndicate suspected of fixing hundreds of matches and paying off more than 100 players from around Europe.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/16/2019

Death of Man Outside Casino Investigated as Homicide

Death of Man Outside Casino Investigated as Homicide

Sheriff’s officials say the death of a man whose body was found in a casino parking lot in Sauk County is being investigated as a homicide.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/16/2019

One of 5Dimes Owner Kidnappers Appears to Have had Ties to Malta, Bookmaking

One of 5Dimes Owner Kidnappers Appear to Have had Ties to Malta, Bookmaking

The mother of a suspected ring leader in the alleged kidnapping of 5Dimes owner Sean “Tony” Creighton, appears to have some ties to Malta and bookmakers who once operated there.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jan/15/2019

CNN on Top of Sean Creighton 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping Story

CNN on Top of Sean Creighton 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping Story

CNN is the latest mainstream news media outlet in the United States to cover the apparent kidnapping of Sean "Tony" Creighton in Costa Rica.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2019

Good Morning America Delves Into 5Dimes Sean Creighton Kidnapping Case

Sean Creighton, who lived in Costa Rica with his wife and children, was kidnapped over three months ago with a ransom demand.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/13/2019

5Dimes Owner was Held at Grandma's House

5Dimes Owner was Held at Grandma's House

Sean "Tony" Creighton, the missing owner of 5Dimes Sportsbook in San Pedro, Costa Rica, was last seen at the home of a gang leader's grandmother.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/12/2019

Spain Again Plays Key Role in Apprehending Suspects Tied to Crimes Against Online Gambling Figures

Spain Again Plays Key Role in Apprehending Suspects Tied to Crimes Against Online Gambling Figures

Three suspects have been arrested in Spain tied to the disappearance and reported kidnapping of 5Dimes owner

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jan/12/2019

Associated Press Reports on 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping Suspects Arrests

Costa Rican authorities are hoping the arrest of 12 people allegedly involved in the September kidnapping of the owner of an internet sports betting site will lead to the missing U.S. citizen.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/11/2019

Police Able to Track Bitcoin Transaction in Finding Suspects in 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping

Police Able to Track Bitcoin Transaction in Finding Suspects in 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping

11 raids conducted early Friday morning

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jan/11/2019

10 Arrested in Kidnapping of 5Dimes Owner: His Whereabouts Not Known

10 Arrested in Kidnapping of 5Dimes Owner: His Whereabouts Not Known

Gambling911.com has confirmed the arrests of several individuals involved in the September kidnapping of Sean "Tony" Creighton, founder of 5Dimes Sportsbook out of San Pedro, Costa Rica.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/11/2019

Maine Man Gets 15 Months for Running State's Largest Illegal Gambling Operation

Maine Man Gets 15 Months for Bust of State's Largest Gambling Operation

A Maine man who netted millions running an illegal sports gambling operation is going to prison for 15 months.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/08/2019

Arrest Order Issued for Japan Casino Mogul

Arrest Order Issued for Japan Casino Mogul

A Philippine court has ordered the arrest of Japanese pachinko billionaire Kazuo Okada, about a month after the country’s Department of Justice recommended the filing of charges against him over three counts of fraud.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/07/2019

Man Shot Dead by Security Guard in Vegas Casino

Man Shot Dead by Security Guard in Vegas Casino

Security guards shot and killed an armed man in a casino-resort Sunday in suburban Las Vegas during a confrontation, police said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/04/2019

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What is The Spread on the Houston vs. Cincinnati AAC Championship Game December 4, 2021

What is The Spread on the Houston vs. Cincinnati AAC Championship Game December 4, 2021

Gambling911.com had an early line on the 2021 AAC Championship game between Houston and Cincinnati. We had this one at Bearcats -11.5.

What is The Spread on the Georgia Alabama SEC Championship Game December 3, 2021

What is The Spread on the Georgia Alabama SEC Championship Game December 4, 2021

Gambling911.com had an early line on the 2021 SEC Championship game between Georgia and Alabama. We have this one at UGA -5 but there is technically not a home field advantage.  Plenty of UGA and Bama fans will be on hand.  As such our line was set at Georgia -3.5.

Can I Play on PokerStars From Arizona?

Can I Play on PokerStars From Arizona?

PokerStars does not currently allow those from Arizona to play for real money on their website.  Alternatives include Americas Cardroom, available to play for real money in all 50 states.