Ken ‘The Shrink’ Weitzner Back From the Grave and Starring in New Sports Betting Film

Ken ‘The Shrink’ Weitzner Back From the Grave and Starring in New Sports Betting Film

Ken "The Shrink" Weitzner, the phony psychiatrist and degenerate gambler who started two popular websites about sports betting and then killed himself, is one of the stars of a new movie about sports betting that premiered last week.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/20/2016

Eye On Gaming Head John Kelly to Pay Back $17k in Gambling Debts

Got ‘scared’ after car’s tires were slashed (originally published 5/21/2012)

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/22/2016

Man Loses Wife as Part of Bizarre Bet

A man bet away his wife as part of an Indian Premier League (IPL) wager with another man.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/30/2016

With Gary Johnson as President, All Bets Are On!

With word that the deep pocketed Koch Brothers are reportedly contemplating funding the Libertarian candidate and two-term former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson's campaign, we look back at Thomas Somach's report on Johnson and his friendly attitude towards gambling.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/19/2016

Gambling Community Reacts to Haden Ware Probation, Most Agree With Judge’s Decision

Reaction within the gambling community has been generally supportive of the news earlier this week that former Internet bookie Haden Ware, who turned himself in after 18 years on the run, received only probation and no prison time for violating Federal laws against online gambling in 1998.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/11/2016

Why So Many Bookies in Rhode Island? G911’s Thomas Somach Investigates

On December 10, 2006, police arrested a dozen bookmakers in the Providence, Rhode Island area, saying the bookies were part of a sports betting ring that took in more than $300,000 in illegal sports wagers a month.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/28/2016

G911 World Exclusive: Attorney Not Expecting Prison Time for WSEX Owner Ware

A former professional baseball player who went on to become a Federal prosecutor of the Mafia and is now a private attorney is hoping to hit a home run and keep his client, disgraced Internet bookie Haden Ware, out of prison when Ware is sentenced next month on a Federal gambling charge.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/13/2016

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Stiffed WPEX Player to Confront Haden Ware in Court

A poker player who is owed nearly $100,000 by the now-defunct online poker site World Poker Exchange (WPEX) says he plans to confront the site's operator, Haden Ware, over the debt, when Ware appears in court next month for another matter, Gambling 911 can reveal in a world exclusive report!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/08/2016

Bookies Behaving Badly, Part 10: Rich Ciarlante Created the Bonus..And His Own Demise

One of the first offshore sportsbooks--and one of the first to go out of business--was an operation based in the Dominican Republic called Rich's International Superbook.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Mar/22/2016

Bookies Behaving Badly, Part 9: Haden Ware, Con Man Turned Convict

He started out as a bookie behaving badly.

He then became the poker world's biggest bandit.

And then, after 16 years on the run from the law and no longer able to bear the heat, he turned himself in to authorities and became the final chapter in a saga that spanned 20 years and three countries on two continents.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/15/2016

Bookies Behaving Badly 8: Rogue Ref’s Bookies Almost Brought Down NBA

When bookies behave badly, it's usually by ripping off their customers, through a variety of schemes, scams and outright thefts.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/04/2016

Evil Poker Players, Part 5: Shane Warne, Sham Warning

Mention the name Shane Warne and most Americans will give you a blank stare or ask, "Who's that?"

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Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/28/2015

New Book Exposes the Underbelly of Daily Fantasy Sports

A new book that promises to blow the lid off the inner secrets of the daily fantasy sports industry has just been released and anyone who participates in the popular pastime will find the book not just fascinating but also financially rewarding.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/10/2015

All Bets Are Off If Ted Cruz Becomes President

Ted Cruz, Republican senator from the State of Texas, wants to be your President.  If elected, it will likely be bad news for the gambling industry--both for real casinos and for the nascent online gambling world.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/30/2015

Would President Hillary Clinton Be Good or Bad for Gambling? We Check Her Record

Many people believe that if HIllary Clinton is elected President of the United States, her presidency will be a replay of the presidency of her husband, Bill Clinton, since they have similar views on so many issues.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/25/2015

Bookies Behaving Badly Part 7: Al Ross Was Bad, His Son Denny Was Worse

Allen Ross was a bookie behaving badly.

His son, Denny Ross, behaved even worse.

Allen was a member of the so-called "Internet 21," the group of 21 Americans who in 1998 were the first to be prosecuted by the U.S. government for illegally operating offshore online casinos and sportsbooks.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/23/2015

G911 World Exclusive: Turner Sports Tries Shutting Down Sports Capping Site

A sports handicapping  website that appears to be affiliated with Turner Sports has no such affiliation, and the real Turner Sports is attempting to have it shut down, Gambling 911 can reveal in a world exclusive report!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/17/2015

Gambling Industry Could Get Burned if Bernie Sanders is Elected President

Followers of Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, show their support with the slogan "Feel the Bern."

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/11/2015

Software Exec Neil Blumenfield Tells G911 He is Computing a Way to Win WSOP Main Event

LAS VEGAS -- If it wasn't for the presence of 72-year-old Pierre Neuville of Belgium at the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event--which resumes Sunday--the oldest player at the table would be 61-year-old Neil Blumenfield of San Francisco.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/10/2015

WSOP Main Event Resumes: ‘Old Man’ Pierre Neuville Aims to Win it All

LAS VEGAS -- When the World Series of Poker Main Event resumes here this coming Sunday with the start of final table play, the oldest player among the nine at the table will be 72-year-old Pierre Neuville of Belgium.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/04/2015