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Online Gambling Ally Robert Menendez Caught Up in ‘Prostitution’ Scandal

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez denies having engaged in sexual activity with under age prostitutes in the Dominican Republic following allegations made by the Daily Caller, a conservative media outlet. 

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/30/2013

Manti Te'o to Appear on Katie Couric Thursday (Latest Odds)

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o will be making his first on air appearance in an interview with Katie Couric this coming Thursday.

BetOnline

Te'o and his parents will appear on Couric's syndicated talk show.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/21/2013

Manti Te'o on ESPN: Denies Being Part of Hoax

Manti Te’o sat down with ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap and denied being part of a hoax involving a relationship with a person online whom he considered his girlfriend.  Watch the interview here

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Jan/19/2013

Manti Te’o Should be ‘First Round Pick’ Predicts Oddsmaker

BetOnline Head Linesmaker Dave Mason advised Gambling911.com that Manti Te’o 2013 NFL Draft odds were getting decent action on both sides.  He was still a -200 favorite to be selected first and would pay closer to 2/1 odds if he is not

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/18/2013

Website Claims GTech, Lottomatica Group Caught ‘Rigging’ Online Casino Games

GTech, a subsidiary of Lottomatica Group, was reportedly caught rigging two online casino games, according to the website 4Flush.com.  GTech’s Lottomatica last week received a recommendation for approval for an online gambling license in the state of Nevada. 

The alleged rigged games were Real Deal and Hi/Lo Gambler, utilizing coding created by Realistic Games then recoded by GTech.

From the 4Flush.com report:

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/17/2013

French MPs Caught Playing Online Poker During National Assembly

While France has been among the most draconian nations when it comes to allowing online poker sites to operate, don’t tell that to the MPs.

Recently a number of them were photographed playing online poker and reading adult cartoons during France’s National Assembly, according to Sky News. 

There are now calls to scramble wireless signals during sessions. 

Sky News reported

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/28/2012

Tulsa Notifies NCAA Regarding Gambling Athletics Director: Probe Launched

As reported earlier in the day Wednesday by Gambling911.com, University of Tulsa Director of Athletics Ross Parmley has been suspended after being linked to a local bookmaker charged with running an illegal gambling operation. 

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It has since been revealed that the school notified the NCAA, which is expected to begin launching its own probe into the matter.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/28/2012

GOP Senate Candidates Received Over $200k in Laundered Gambling Money

Reports have surfaced that gambling money linked to a 2010 GOP takeover of the Alabama Senate allegedly was laundered. 

From the Alabama Political Reporter:

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/17/2012

Lewdness Claim at Vegas Bar Draws Ire of Nevada Gaming Control Board

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) - Nevada gambling regulators are seeking discipline against a Las Vegas bar where state and local agents reported seeing customers performing sex acts in view of other customers.

The state Gaming Control Board on Thursday submitted to the Nevada Gaming Commission a nine-count complaint against Las Vegas Eagle owner Judy R. Nelson.

The commission could hold a hearing or both sides could negotiate a settlement.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/07/2012

Critical Call Costs Bettors in Seahawks 49ers Game

Darren Rovell, now with ESPN, questioned a call Thursday night during a division meeting between San Francisco and Seattle that no doubt infuriated a large number of bettors, unless of course you happened to be on the other side of this situation. 

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From Rovell:

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/19/2012

Poker Pro Vadim Trincher Sues Trump Tower Over ‘Rampant Mold’

A professional poker player, Vadim Trincher, is suing Trump Tower for a “rampant mold” problem in his 63rd-floor condo he claims ruined some custom-made furniture and made his wife sick. 

Trincher and his wife blame the damages on renovations carried out in the duplex above, which was once owned by Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, according to the Daily Mail

From The Daily Mail:

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/08/2012

Disputed Phil Ivey Winnings at London Casino Referred to Gambling Commission

The British Gambling Commission will review the disputed $11.7 million (£7.3m) won by poker pro Phil Ivey at the Genting-owned Crockford’s Casino back in August.  Crockford’s has withheld payment of the monies due to Ivey for reasons not entirely known.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/08/2012

London’s Oldest Casino Crockfords Refusing to Pay Poker Pro Phil Ivey £7.3m Winnings

The Genting-owned Crockfords, London’s oldest casino, is withholding payment of £7.3m in winnings to poker pro Phil Ivey while it conducts an investigation into his two-night winning streak.

The casino has yet to explain the what, if anything, Ivey is accused of.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/06/2012

NFL About-Face on Gambling as Redskins Push Maryland Residents to Support Casino

The National Football League may hate gambling but that hasn’t stopped one of its storied franchises, the Washington Redskins, from throwing their support behind a controversial casino expansion in their home state of Maryland.

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Yeah it’s true. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/02/2012

Gambling Scandal May Cost Mass Congressman: Tisei Now Leading in Polls

BOSTON (Associated Press) — A new poll gives Republican challenger Richard Tisei (TIH'-say) a slight lead over seven-term incumbent Democrat John Tierney in the state's 6th Congressional District, but the survey also finds nearly one-third of likely voters undecided.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/02/2012

Brandon Cantu Denied WSOPE Bracelet: Insists he was ‘Robbed’ (Video)

Jonathan Aguiar’s first ever World Series of Poker bracelet win did not come without some controversy as Brandon Cantu has claimed he “was robbed”.

Cantu was the runner up in Event 5: Mixed Match No Hold’em that concluded later than originally expected. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/01/2012

Howard Lederer Files and the ‘I Don’t Know’ Montage (Video)

The poker community is abuzz with talk about the latest video interview series featuring disgraced former Full Tilt Poker part-owner and ring leader Howard Lederer.

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Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Sep/28/2012

No Mention of Offshore Gambling Biz During John Tierney Richard Tisei First Debate

Perhaps challenger Richard Tisei is saving the best for last but Thursday night’s first debate in Massachusetts 6th Congressional contest made no mention of incumbent Democrat John Tierney’s affiliation to an offshore sports betting enterprise.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/28/2012

D Las Vegas Casino Refunds Packers-Seahawks Bets: Other Sportsbooks Not Thrilled

LAS VEGAS — (Associated Press) - A Las Vegas casino took an unusual step Wednesday and offered refunds to gamblers who lost money when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial touchdown at the end of Monday night's game.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/26/2012

Sportsbook Refunds All Green Bay Packers Bets (Video)

Following last nights final second controversial call that witnessed Seattle win against Green Bay, though video clearly showed the Packers had an interception, popular online bookmaker Sportsbook.com (.ag) has decided to refund all Packers bets. 

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Sep/25/2012

2012 Emmy Awards Odds Taken Down as Irregular Betting Pattern Noted

Carrie Stroup advised Gambling911.com that Sportsbook.com has removed its odds on the 2012 Emmy Awards, at least temporarily.  The reason:  Suspicious betting activity. 

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Sep/22/2012

Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Awarded $20 Million in Slander Suit Against Joe Francis

A jury has awarded casino magnate Steve Wynn $20 million in his slander suit against porn purveyor Joe Francis. 

An L.A. Count Superior Court jury determined that the “Girls Gone Wild” video franchise owner, Francis, had knowingly made false statements against Wynn.  Francis had told reporters that Wynn threatened to kill him with a shovel over the head and bury him in the desert.  The jury found that Francis acted maliciously in making such statements.  

"He told lies. He used the media to get it out there," said Wynn's lead lawyer, Barry Langberg, in lauding the verdict.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/10/2012

Partouche Poker Tour Blames ‘External Media’ for Prize ‘Confusion’ but Will Honor €5 million

The Partouche Poker Tour has decided to honor its initial €5 million guarantee after quietly cutting the guarantee down by €750,000

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Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/10/2012

Partouche Poker Reneges on €5 Million Prize Guarantee: Claim No Such Prize Advertised

Billed as the “biggest poker tournament in Europe,” The Partouche Poker Tour (PPT), now in its 5th year, will no longer be “guaranteeing” a €5 million prize pool but has since altered that “guarantee” to €4.3 million, much to the chagrin of those already playing in the event.  This begs the question:  “What’s the point of guaranteeing something that you can’t guarantee”?

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/06/2012

NFL Hypocrites Go All In for NFL Season Opener With Gambling-Themed Halftime Song

A song whose title is one of the most famous phrases in gambling is to be heard at half-time of tonight's opening game of the NFL--a league which claims to abhor gambling in any form!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/05/2012

British Olympian Gymnast Sam Oldham’s Granny Finally has Cashed Her BetFred Checks

After a long and unnecessary ordeal, the grandmother of Great Britain Olympian bronze medal gymnast Sam Oldham finally has cash in hand for the entire €1000 owed to her by bookmaker BetFred.

You might recall that BetFred initially refused to pay Linda Aldred, 66, her £1000 winnings on a £5 bet that her grandson Sam would win an Olympic medal.  BetFred claimed the bet was on an individual medal and that the team, not Sam specifically, won the bronze.  Great Britain won its first Olympic medal in 100 years.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/29/2012

BetFred Pays Olympian Sam Oldham Grandma With ‘Bad’ Check

BetFred finally paid British Olympian gymnast Sam Oldham’s grandma.  Too bad the check was no good!

Perhaps it was just an honest mistake but Linda Aldred tells Gambling911.com BetFred sent her and Sis two separate checks, neither of which were signed. 

“BetFred say they send out plenty of cheques (so) it is no unusual for an odd one to go unsigned,” Ms. Aldred said.  “Strange that two in the same dispute happen not to have been signed.”

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/28/2012

Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Allegedly Tied to Organized Crime Figure

Reuters was reporting late Sunday that the Las Vegas Sands had allowed a man identified by the US Senate as an “organized crime figure” to move US$100k in gambling credit from the Sheldon Adelson managed Sands to one of its Macau-based casinos. 

Documentation of this alleged incident emerged in the wake of a lawsuit filed by a former Sands employee who previously claimed prostitution was permitted on the Sands Macau property. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/26/2012

Poker Pro Jonathan Aguiar Seeks Restraining Order Against Matt Marafioti After Bicycle Brawl

Jonathan Aguiar wants a restraining order against Matt Marafioti following Friday night’s brawl during the WPT Legends Tournament at the Bicycle 

He tweeted: 

Jonathan Aguiar ‏‪@JonAguiar

Been told that if I got a restraining order against Matt he wouldn't be able to play any tournaments I play, is that a thing?

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/26/2012

Fired CFO of Philly Archdiocese gets 2-7 Years in $900k Theft for Gambling Addiction

PHILADELPHIA — (Associated Press) - A finance executive who linked her $900,000 embezzlement from the Philadelphia archdiocese to the church’s sex-abuse scandal was sentenced Friday to two to seven years in prison.

Anita Guzzardi, 42, said she succumbed to gambling and shopping addictions after feeling betrayed by the church over the priest sex-abuse scandal.Guzzardi had worked at the Roman Catholic archdiocese since she was 20, and was making $124,000 a year as chief financial officer when she was fired last year.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/25/2012

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