Sports Betting

Sports Betting

BOL Loon Claimed Bookie Tried to Have Him Killed

We received the call a little over two years ago.  The tipster told Gambling911.com that BetOnLinec.com was "under investigation" and that "we should report this". 

The individual calling us claimed to have been a partner with Joseph Fafone, who on Tuesday was arrested at the Rochester, New York Airport as part of a Queens District Attorney's investigation into BetOnLine.

"I am working with the Feds," said the tipster.  "I have to.  My life is in danger."

It pretty much went completely downhill from there in terms of the tipster's credibility.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/23/2009

New York Media Eats Up Bet On Line “Mob” Connections

The indictments and subsequent arrests of several individuals connected with the Panama-based online gambling site, BetOnLine.com, has taken center stage in the New York media, painting everyone as

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/22/2009

BetOnline.com Principals Indicted Wednesday

Raymond W. Kelly and Patricia J.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/21/2009

Sports Betting: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

By MAUREEN DOWD, New York Times

Excerpt:

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/21/2009

NFL Week 7: Lopsided Betting Could Spell Trouble

An early review of NFL Week 7 games suggests there is plenty of lopsided action taking place with a number of games on the slate.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/20/2009

William Hill Profits Unaffected by Football Results

British bookmaker William Hill said profit expectations at its retail business had been unaffected by a run of punter-friendly football results.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/19/2009

Big Stick Media Shuts Its Vegas Office

Big Stick Media Corporation ("BSM" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BSM) announces today that it has ceased the operations of its wholly-owned subsidiary, National Sports Services

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/19/2009

Happy Bookies Want Yankees – Dodgers Next

By TIM BONTEMPS, NY POST

It's not Yankees-Red Sox, but the Yankees playing the Angels in the American League Championship Series is the next best thing for the Las Vegas sportsbooks.

"With the close proximity of Los Angeles, we have a lot of Angels fans here in Vegas, and any time you get the Yankees, that helps," said Jay Kornegay, director of the Las Vegas Hilton's sportsbook.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2009

Minnesota Vikings Win Hits Books Hard

A statement win by the Minnesota Vikings against the lowly St. Louis Rams has put quite a dent in the purse strings of online sportsbooks.

With nearly 100 percent of the bets going Minnesota's way on Sunday and the Vikings registering the heaviest betting volume of any team during the early afternoon games, online sportsbooks and Vegas establishments all got hammered.  It's fair to say there were few bookies happy to see Brett Favre back from retirement after Sunday's bloodbath. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/12/2009

Rush Limbaugh to Buy the St. Louis Rams: What Are The Odds?

Sportsbook.com has suggested it mig

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/09/2009

France Bans Betting Exchanges: Betfair Out!

France has effectively banned betting exchanges such as the wildly popular Betfair.  The ban comes as a result to a surprise amendment appearing as part of that country's new gambling laws.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/09/2009

Bettors Recover Slightly During Week 5 College Football

It was not another blood bath for sports bettors during Week 5 of College Football for a change.  The first four weeks of College Football have resulted in record profits for online bookmakers and

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/05/2009

NFL Betting: Week 4 Action Report

Here are the NFL teams that everyone is betting on during Week 4 play and the amount of action coming in on each that will either make or break the bookie (or gambling public):

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/04/2009

Racketeering Schemes Had Ties to Internet Gambling

BY Jose Martinez and Brian Kates

DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2009

Sport Match Fixing Big Concern With Bookies Offshore Move

RGA boss Clive Hawkswood told eGaming Review Magazine that the claims by some in the UK press that British sport faces an increased threat of match-fixin

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/30/2009

Delaware Not Missing Much With NASCAR Betting Exclusion

Dover Downs officials see NASCAR fans as a potentially lucrative class of clientele for the new sports book.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/27/2009

Bookies Best Showing Ever: College Football Blood Bath

The online bookmakers are off to their biggest start ever with this College Football season continuing to bring much pain to the sports betting public. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/26/2009

Is Sports Betting.com’s Latest Ad Too Salacious?

One of the online gambling ads drawing tons of attention these days is a new Sportsbetting.co

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Sep/24/2009

Jon Kyl Gets Owned in Senate on Thursday

Arizona Republican Senator and long time opponent of online gambling, Jon Kyl, was accused of causing delays during a Senate Health Committee.  He later threw a temper tantrum that would have made

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/24/2009

iMEGA Faces Danger of Losing NJ Gov Jon Corzine

With just a few more weeks until the elections, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, a Democrat, appears to be in serious danger of losing.  Corzine offered up his support of a suit brought forth by t

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/21/2009

Week 2 NFL, College Football Provide Mixed Bag For Bookies

Week 2 of the NFL saw similar results as Week 1 in that gamblers and bookies for the most part alternated between wins.

Public sports bettors did well by backing New Orleans, The Giants, Oakland and Minnesota.  But the bookies made out with the biggest play of the day on New England's loss since much of the action was going the Patriots way.  They also won a little money with Chicago and Houston both winning their respective games. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/21/2009

State Economy Gets Boost From Sports Betting

The state of Delaware reports revenue of $257,870 their first week of offering legalized sports betting, and this is at the reduced exposure originally intended due to pending lawsuits.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/20/2009

Sports Betting: Mark Lawrence Talks Football With Woo

With football season finally here, I've been continuing my insiders look with the pro handicappers I met at the VegasInsider.com Sports Handicapping Seminar.  Marc Lawrence is a true icon when it

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Sep/16/2009

Sports Betting Public Reeling After Monday Night Games

The sports betting public got a break Sunday afternoon and evening following big wins with heavily wagered on favorites Minnesota, Dallas, Green Bay and New Orleans.  They were not so lucky Monday

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/15/2009

Delaware Appeal of Sports Betting Rule a Losing Proposition

Delaware's filing of a 24-page petition to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to hear whether the state should be allowed to offer single-game sports betting will likely g

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/15/2009

Gambling911 NFL, College Football Predictions 4-1, 3-1

Gambling911.com has gotten off to a terrific start with its College Football and NFL predictions (all of which are free).  After a 3-1 start last weekend in College Football, Gambling911 once agai

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/14/2009

Delaware: Back-room Business Booming for Bookies

By SEAN O'SULLIVAN and ADAM TAYLOR

The News Journal 

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/13/2009

NFL Results: Bettors Recover From College Hangover Hell

The gambling public came back with a vengeance Sunday afternoon following a brutal two weeks in College Football.  NFL results had the two most bet on teams come through for sports bettors.

The biggest was the Minnesota Vikings, who had nearly 95 percent of the action in their game against Cleveland.  By the 4th quarter, the Brett Favre-led Vikings were dismantling the Browns.

Dallas, which had the second heaviest betting action and 85 percent of the money coming in, also managed a win.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/13/2009

College Football Betting: Gamblers Get Crushed Again

It is turning into one of the best College Football starts in online bookmaking history.  Week 2 delivered yet another punch to the gambling public, even worse than Week 1.  The ultimate blow cam

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/13/2009

Barney Frank: Odds of Healthcare Reform Passing

Front and center of healthcare reform is none other than House Financial Services Chairman, Democrat Barney Frank.  Congressman Frank also happens to be an advocate for legalizing online gambling.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/10/2009

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