Entertainment

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Betting Odds 2015: How Many Will Chestnut Eat

(Gambling911.com Sports Betting Wire) – We already know reigning champion Joey Chestnut is going to win the legendary Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest this 4th of July.  So instead of offering an unappetizing line on the winning, our friends at AceSportsbook.com have released odds on the OVER/UNDER number of hotdogs Chestnut will end up eating.  

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jul/02/2015

It’s Official: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Divorcing… Gambling to Blame

Compulsive gambling has destroyed yet another marriage:  This time that of celebrity power couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

The two are splitting after 10 years of marriage but Gambling911.com had already reported the couple was toast earlier this month.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jun/30/2015

‘Goodfellas’ Stars Demanded Cash Payments Confesses Film’s Writer

(Gambling911.com News Wire) – During a Q&A session this past week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film release “Goodfellas”, that movie’s writer Nick Pileggi told audience members that many of the actors demanded cash payments in lieu of checks.

“They were paid out of petty cash,” Pileggi told audience members at a Film Forum on West Houston Street in Manhattan Tuesday night.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/27/2015

Poker Pro Vanessa Rousso Among House Guests for ‘Big Brother’ Season 17

(Gambling911.com News Wire) – Poker pro Vanessa Rousso was among 14 house guests in the season premier of CBS’ “Big Brother” reality series that debuted June 24.  It is Part 1 of a two-part premier. 

“Big Brother” has entered its 17th season.  It is a reality television game competition in which contestants live together for several months without any contact to the outside world. The winner receives a $500,000 cash reward.

Rousso’s housemates appear below by scrolling down.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jun/25/2015

Tom Holland Replaces ‘Poker Jerk’ Toby Maguire in Popular ‘Spiderman’ Franchise

A relatively unknown actor has been cast to play “Spiderman” in the popular Marvel film franchise.  He replaces Toby Maguire, a poker player with a penchant for being a “jerk at the tables”.

That’s how famed poker hostess Molly Blom referred to Maguire in her memoirs “Molly’s Game” posted late last year.

He “was the worst tipper, the best player, and the absolute worst loser,” according to Bloom, who organized high stakes celebrity poker games Maguire played in.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/23/2015

Latitude360.com Becomes First Chain of Fantasy Sports Restaurants: Buys PlayMLF

Today, Latitude360 (LATX) (www.latitude360.com), the “ultimate upscale multi-dimensional entertainment eatery,” continues to embark on a nationwide expansion by acquiring Major League Fantasy (MLF) (

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/22/2015

‘Mafia 3’ Release Tease Comes Via Twitter

(Gambling911.com News Wire) – “Mafia 3” from 2K Games is coming, this according to voice actor Rick Pasqualone.  He took to Twitter over the weekend to make the announcement.  It has been a long time coming.

From the Master Herald:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/22/2015

David Simon Creating New Series About The Mafia, 70’s Porn Scene

(G911 News Wire) - The Mafia and porn.  Sounds titillating.  Both will take center stage in a new series being developed by David Simon (“The Wire”, “Treme”).  It is being billed as a show about 1970’s Time Square before it got taken over by Disney.  Back then it was one of the seediest places on Earth.  Porn was everywhere.  The Mob often controlled it.  Simon is teaming up with his writing partner from both aforementioned shows, George Pelecanos.  An air time is not yet known.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/17/2015

Odds Released on Who Will Be The Next James Bond: First Black Bond Possible

British bookmaker William Hill has released odds on who will play the next James Bond in the popular film franchise.  Damien Lewis had his odds slashed Monday from 25-1 to 3-1.

“This is an unprecedented gamble, as for no apparent reason we have seen bets of up to £200 on Damian Lewis being named as the next Bond. This might well be significant,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jun/15/2015

Mob Mondays: AMC ‘The Making of the Mob: New York’ to Premier June 15

AMC is set to premier an eight-part docuseries as part of “Mob Mondays.  “The Making of the Mob: New York” airs June 15 at 10 pm ET and continues over the two-month period. 

Ray Liotta narrates the series, which includes dramatic reenactments, archival footage and exclusive interviews.

Mob figures that will be profiled include the infamous Charles “Lucky” Luciano, who we suppose wasn’t all that lucky, being that the bootlegger went on to catch the Clap, which in those days there was not really a cure for.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/11/2015

Bookies Cash in on Bruce Jenner New Name ‘Caitlyn’: Wasn't Offered

When Sportbet.com.au began offering odds on Bruce Jenner’s new name they obviously had no clue that “Caitlyn” would be the chosen one.

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Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/01/2015

NBA Gambling Ref Tim Donaghy to Appear in CNBC Film ‘Dishonesty’

A former NBA referee implicated for his role in a wagering scandal will be appearing in a new CNBC film “Dishonesty”.  The program debuts Thursday May 28 at 10 pm EST.

The special program profiles five people whose lies caused unintended consequences for them, those around them and even people they didn’t know.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, May/27/2015

‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron” US Box Office Betting Odds: Favorite to Take in $210 Mil

You can find all of the odds you need concerning The Avengers: Age of Ultron, in your online sportsbook and that is how you know this will be a major event.

Underneath are a list of the main odds you will be able to wager on, and you might be able to find many more props if you look hard enough.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron US Weekend Box Office Odds

Less Than $120 Million: +1100

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2015

‘CSI: Cyber’ is Raising the Stakes to Expose ‘Seedy’ Online Poker World Tonight

The latest “CSI” spinoff, “CSI: Cyber” goes right for the jugular as it tackles the “seedy” world of online poker.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/05/2015

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight National Anthem Betting Odds – How Long to Sing

BetOnline.ag was offering betting odds on both National Anthems that will be sang at Saturday night’s Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. 

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Submitted by Tyrone Black on, May/02/2015

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Entertainment Prop Bets: Justin Beiber, More

You knew it was coming: Those Mayweather-Pacquiao fight entertainment prop bets courtesy of our friends at BetOnline.com and Mr. David Mason.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, May/02/2015

Bruce Jenner Comes Out and Doyle Brunson Tweets He Can’t Go Back

In a two-hour interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, former Olympian gold medalist and reality television dad Bruce Jenner revealed the worst kept secret: He’s a transgender.

Sawyer and her crew didn’t keep the audience hanging as the revelation came out during the first few minutes of the Friday night program. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/24/2015

Former Poker Pro Alex Jacob Ends ‘Jeopardy!’ Run

Former poker pro turned day trader Alex Jacob has ended his six-day winning streak on “Jeopardy!”

Jacob had won $129,401 after six victories on the popular U.S. game show, garnering somewhat of a groupie following. 

The one time 2006 US Poker Championship was perhaps most notable by some observers for wearing the same shirt each night. 

He is one of the most successful of “Jeopardy!” contestants and could appear on a future championship show. 

- Nagesh Rath, Gambling911.com

 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/21/2015

Poker Champion Alex Jacob Has Won $129,401 on ‘Jeopardy!’

Former poker pro Alex Jacob is now a 5-time champion of the hit U.S. game show “Jeopardy” and he is making quite a name for himself.

Jacob has so far won $129,401 and will appear once again on the show this coming Monday.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/17/2015

Poker Pro Alex Jacob Wins Again on ‘Jeopardy!’ Does He Own Just One Shirt?

Poker pro Alex Jacob has won for a 5th straight night on the popular U.S. game show “Jeopardy” and he is developing quite a reputation, not always a positive one.

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Jacob is attracting tweets such as:

Colin McQuilkin:

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/16/2015

What Are the Two Longest Greek Letters When Spelled in English? Alex Knows

Former poker pro Alex Jacob does it again, winning four straight nights on the popular US game show Jeopardy. 

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He also answered the final question correctly: What Are the Two Longest Greek Letters When Spelled in English?

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/15/2015

2006 US Poker Championship Winner Winning Again on ‘Jeopardy!’

Alex Jacob, winner of the 2006 US Poker Championship and its $878,500 cash prize, stopped playing poker after a 2012 World Series appearance.

He resurfaced last week on the popular U.S. game show “Jeopardy!” winning a cool $48,000 heading into Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Jacob went up another $36,000.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/14/2015

Pamela Anderson: Rick Solomon Made $40 Mil Last Year Playing Poker vs. One Guy

“Baywatch” babe Pam Anderson is claiming her ex Rick Solomon beat one man out of $40 million last year playing poker and now she wants half of that money as part of a California divorce. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/17/2015

Oddsmakers Take Bets on ‘Frozen 2’

All the talk in Hollywood this week centered on the announced production of “Frozen 2”, a sequel to the 2013 box office hit “Frozen”.  Now oddsmakers are looking to capitalize on the phenomenon. 

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Mar/13/2015

Will Ferrell Baseball Games Betting Odds

Sportsbook.ag will be offering betting odds on Will Ferrell baseball games for March 12.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Mar/11/2015

‘Simpsons’ Creator, Poker Pro Sam Simon Succumbs to Cancer

Sam Simon, the colorful creator of the longest running animated series “The Simpsons” has passed away at the age of 59. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/09/2015

New CNBC Primetime Program ‘American Vice’ Looks at Bookies, Poker World

A new CNBC Primetime show is set to premiere Wednesday March 4 at 10 pm ET.

Get an inside look at the world of illegal gambling. Follow those who walk the line between big risk and big reward every day. 

And some of the names cry out “Not Reality Television”.

There’s Cousin Nicky, Joey Terror and Frankie Flatscreen.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/27/2015

Current Oscar Odds – 2015: Where to Bet the Academy Awards

Current Oscar odds can be found below.  Betting on the Academy Awards was available at BetDSI.com.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Feb/22/2015

What’s Everybody Betting On – February 22: Oscars, Real Madrid, OSU vs. Mich

Gambling911.com looks at what the public is betting on February 22, 2015, whether it’s a high volume game or side that is getting some heavy lopsided action. 

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Feb/22/2015

2015 Academy Awards Morning Betting Lines

Gambling911.com has your 2015 Academy Awards morning betting lines courtesy of Skybook.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Feb/22/2015

Breaking News

Is This the Pig That Robbed the Bellagio?

A 20-year-old man who is believed to have worn a pig mask during a smash-and-grab burglary at the Bellagio casino resort appeared in court Wednesday.

One Less Day in February Results in Nevada Casino Revenue, Visitor Drop

One Less Day in February Results in Nevada Casino Revenue, Visitor Drop

With no February 2016 having one more day than this year, last month’s Nevada casino revenues fell.

Pig-Mask Bellagio Robbery Suspect Captured

Pig-Mask Bellagio Robbery Suspect Captured

A second suspect wore a cat mask and third one wore a panda mask.