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William Hill to Bid for Centrebet

The United Kingdom's second largest bookmaker, William Hill, is looking to acquire Australia's second largest privately held bookmaker, Centrebet.

Centrebet originated from Alice Springs, Northern Territory and was the first bookmaker to be licensed in Australia in 1993 and the first bookmaker to go online in the Southern Hemisphere. Centrebet was acquired by its biggest domestic rival, the SportOdds Group in 2003 for the sum of AUD$46.55 million. In 2005, SportOdds merged its Centrebet, and businesses into one entity, known as Centrebet.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/02/2010

Weitzner Suicide Choice an Epidemic in Hong Kong

When first revealed last week the macabre way in which online gambling posting forum founder, Kenneth Weitzner, killed himself, many in the gaming community were stunned.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/02/2010

Match Fixing a “Cancer” Killing Snooker: BetFred Hurt Cred?

In the midst of perhaps snooker's biggest scandal of all time, the online bookmaker has found itself caught in the middle.

BetFred sponsors snooker world champion John Higgins, who this weekend it was revealed had shook hands on a disgraceful deal to fix a string of high-profile matches after demanding a £300,000 kickback.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/02/2010

Gambino Crime Figure Commits Suicide

81-year old Gambino crime soldier, Anthony Anastasio, fatally shot himself this weekend, just days before he was set to serve a 2 ½ year prison term.

Submitted by Guest on, May/02/2010

Snooker Scandal Latest in Series of Sports Gambling Shockers

Straight on the heels of a Melbourne Storm NRL scandal down under and the alleged betting syndi

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/02/2010

41 Injured in Macau May Day Rally

HONG KONG (AFP) - Clashes that broke out during a May Day rally in Macau injured 41 people, including two journalists and 32 policemen, the gambling hub's government said Sunday.

"Some protesters did not follow the route specified earlier by the police and clashed with the officers, resulting in injuries to 41 people -- three members of the public, two journalists, four protesters and 32 policemen," the statement said.

Three people -- a member of the public, a protester and a policeman -- were hospitalised, it added.

Submitted by Guest on, May/02/2010

Australian Pokies Link To Melbourne Storm Footy

Punters er readers, we told you the embattled Melbourne Storm had more hard news elements to come out, as is the case with a number of Australian Rugby League clubs.

We learn that that Storm had a significantly bigger connection with club pokies that most, if not all, of the NRL clubs. It's more than a connection, its a sponsorship deal. Storm put the 'Business' in 'Show Business', but legalities of deals are being questioned, and it extends well above NRL or News Limited level. Media Man and Gambling911 continue to probe... 

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, May/01/2010

Betting on the Kentucky Derby 2010: 8 Percent Back a Win-Win

When it comes to betting on the Kentucky Derby 2010,, the oldest established North American-facing online bookmak

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/30/2010

Professional Wrestling Legend Ric Flair Expands Gambling Biz

Professional wrestling living legend, 'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair, has expanded on his gambling and gaming deals. Enter South Carolina Education Lottery.

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/30/2010

How to Make a Mint Julep With Jenny Woo

The folks here at have thrown Yours Truly into the 2010 Kentucky Derby betting coverage mix even though I barely know a horse from a donkey.  But what I do know is how to make a de

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Apr/30/2010 Connects Dots in Ken Weitzner Case

A news report by publisher-editor-writer Christopher "Sting" Costigan yesterday revealed that Federal authorities have seized the hard drive from the computer of decease

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/30/2010

The Sin City Sydney Gambling On Vice Exhibition

Australia's can't get enough of crime, vice and the like, be it on television, on display at expos, or otherwise.

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/30/2010

Devlin-Brown: Tzvetkoff Left US on Private Jet Minus Passport

US District Attorney Arlo Devlin-Brown convinced the Court not to allow payment processor Daniel Tzvetkoff out on bail despite last week's ruling to the contrary.  Tzvetkoff is alleged to have lau

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Apr/30/2010

Kentucky Derby 2010: Betting Off to Brisk Start

Kentucky Derby 2010 betting officially kicked off Wednesday following the noon time post position announcements.  Trafficwise, reported a few thousand more unique visitors over las

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/29/2010

Georgia on my Mind: BettorsWorld Founder Released co-founder Brian Georgia has been released from a Connecticut hospital where he has been recovering from a heart attack, has learned.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/29/2010

Suicides Nothing New in Ken Weitzner Neighborhood

The alleged double suicide of online gambling news portal website owner Ken Weitzner and his wife Jackie is not the first to occur in this elite Chesapeake, Virginia neighborhood, h

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/29/2010

Australia Internet Filtering Likely Won’t Be Introduced Now

The prospect of Internet filtering in Australia is highly unlikely in either the May or June sittings of Federal Parliament.  Online gambling websites were among those that appeared on a leaked li

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/29/2010

Daniel Tzvetkoff Processed For Porn Too: Faces 75 Year Jail Term

Disgraced online gambling payment processor, Daniel Tzvetkoff, also processed for the adult entertainment industry.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/29/2010

Feds Got Ken Weitzner’s Hard Drives: He Burned His Genitals

More is being learned about the alleged double suicide of online gambling portal website owner Kenneth Weitzner and his wife Jackie. 

Sources close to the investigation reveal to that the deaths were a combination of overdosing with pills (believed to be Valium) and carbon monoxide.   All the windows and doors of an apartment above the couple's garage where the bodies were found had been sealed off with tape.  A charcoal grill was used, resulting in the carbon monoxide poisoning.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/29/2010

William Hill Gets Online Sales Boost

(Reuters) - Britain's second-biggest bookmaker William Hill (WMH.L) said it had made an encouraging start to the year, boos

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/29/2010

Marina Bay Sands vs. James Packer’s City of Dreams Macau

The land based casino wars continue to heat up, and 'Our James'... Australian James Packer is in the thick of the action.

Packer's Crown Casino faces increased competition down under in Australia from Sydney's revamped Star City, and now Sands has opened in Singapore, in a move that insiders say will lure whales and dolphins away from Crown Macau, but don't underestimate the loyalty to Packer. Many have bet against the Aussie - Asia Pacific casino king before and lost. Media Man and Gambling911 with the story...

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/28/2010

Gambling Ring Leader Pleads Guilty

The leader of a Kansas City-based gambling ring with ties to the online sports betting haven of Costa Rica has plead guilty.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/28/2010

US Marshalls to Transport Daniel Tzvetkoff

As first reported by Wednesday morning, online gambling payment processor Daniel Tzvetkoff will remain in jail

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/28/2010

Australian Casino Employees May Get Probed

Probing of Aussie casino employees hey... sounds a bit sinister...the sort of thing you might except on TV smash hits 'Underbelly', 'Sea Patrol', 'V' and 'Border Patrol'.

Media Man and Gambling911 take their probe to the latest to borrow our expressions. No imitators will be tolerated, Gambling911... often imitated, never duplicated... recent example being our massive story on Australian Internet Devices... we know who you are, and you're next to be probed...

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/28/2010

Daniel Tzvetkoff Not Free Yet: Bail Denied After All

(Breaking News) Disgraced online poker payment processor Daniel Tzvetkoff has been denied bail in New York.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/28/2010

Casino Affiliate Programs Dirty Little Secrets Vol. 2

Insiders, punters, media and online casino entrepreneurs, journos and everyone else...

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/28/2010

888 Holdings 2nd Quarter Disappointing

(Bloomberg) -- 888 Holdings Plc, the online gambling company that supplies services for Harrah's Entertainment Inc., fell the most in a year in London trading after saying the second quarter has be

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/28/2010

Harrah’s: Online Poker Could Bring in Billions

BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) - Gary Loveman, chief executive officer at Harrah's Entertainment Inc, sees few signs of a recovery in Las Vegas, but believes U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2010

Son Loses Dad’s $1.5 Million Through Online Gambling

A father in China gave his son $1.5 million to have his relationship with his son severed after finding out the son was an online gambler.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/27/2010

Will The Pope Be Arrested to Sin Bin: Bookie Confessions

It was just last week that Ireland's number one bookmaker, Paddy Power, had been offering odds on whether Pope Benedict XVI to be arrested when he visits Br

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/27/2010

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