Gambling

‘Operation Shark Bait’: Gambino-Tied Bookie Pleads Guilty to a Usury Charge

‘Operation Shark Bait’: Gambino-Tied Bookie Pleads Guilty to a Usury Charge

Joseph Tommasino, 52, of Staten Island, New York, has plead guilty to a usury charge.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/19/2017

Deputy Gets 15 Months for Extortion in Illegal Gambling Case

A former sheriff’s deputy in West Texas must serve 15 months in prison for extorting money from illegal gambling operations and tipping the businesses off to investigations.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/18/2017

Attorney Who Tried to Kill Handicapper Violates Parole, May Go Back to Prison

Attorney Who Tried to Kill Handicapper Violates Parole, May Go Back to Prison

In another Gambling911.com World Exclusive, intrepid reporter Thomas Somach learns enraged neighbor still wants a piece of capper

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/17/2017

Hammer-Wielding Gambling Addict Goes on Rampage at Bookmakers

Hammer-Wielding Gambling Addict Goes on Rampage at Bookmakers

“I’m sick of losing money!” the distressed gambler shouted while destroying the fixed odds terminals. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/17/2017

Gambling Addicted Newspaper Publisher Arrested in Matter Tied to Mobster Bagel Shop ‘Sex Assault’

Newspaper Publisher Arrested in Matter Tied to Mobster Bagel Shop ‘Sex Assault’

Publisher tried to intimidate the father of accuser

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/16/2017

PokerStars Hopes to Mend Fences With Poker Community

PokerStars Hopes to Mend Fences With Poker Community

PokerStars, after being purchased by Amaya Gaming in 2014, has turned its back on its professional player customer base in hopes of building more recreational patronage. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/16/2017

Lawmaker Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to Illegal Gambling

Lawmaker Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to Illegal Gambling

A lawmaker accused of using his political influence to benefit an illegal gambling ring pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanor charges.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/15/2017

Atlantic City Gambling Revenue Down in July

Casino revenue in Atlantic City was down last month 2.7 percent over last year, yet the seven remaining casinos saw a slight increase.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/15/2017

Casino Bosses Sue High Stakes International Gambler

Bosses at London's Les Ambassadeurs Club told a High Court that an international high stakes gambler’s checks had bounced to the tune of £470,000.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/14/2017

Disney Throws Down Another $500K to Stop Gambling Expansion

Disney Throws Down Another $500K to Stop Gambling Expansion

Disney is doubling down on its push to prevent gambling expansion in the Sunshine State.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/14/2017

Maloofs Bet $880K on Mayweather; Will Give All of Winnings to Charity

Maloofs Bet $880K on Mayweather; Will Give All of Winnings to Charity

Gavin and Joe Maloof are so confident Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Conor McGregor that they bet $880,000 on it.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/14/2017

England Bans Betting in Soccer but Not for ‘The Lizard’

England Bans Betting in Soccer but Not for ‘The Lizard’

They call Tony Bloom “The Lizard” in poker circles. But the Lizard is more than just a gambler, the New York Times writes.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/14/2017

Crown Casino Boss to be Released From Chinese Prison

Crown Casino Boss to be Released From Chinese Prison

Crown Resorts’ head of VIP operations, Jason O’Connor, was set to be released from a Shanghai, China prison following a 10-month sentence for promotion of gambling. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/11/2017

TopBet Running on Fumes Ahead of Football Season

TopBet Running on Fumes Ahead of Football Season

Whether TopBet.com / TopBet.eu can make it into this football season remains to be seen as SportBookReview.com continues to report complaints coming into their website.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/10/2017

Stabbing at Vegas Strip Casino Leaves One Man in Critical Condition

Stabbing at Vegas Strip Casino Leaves One Man in Critical Condition

A transient man has been taken into custody after stabbing a security guard on the casino floor at the Las Vegas Strip Palazzo Casino. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/09/2017

Casino, Soccer Team Sanction by US for Alleged Ties to Drug Trafficking

Casino, Soccer Team Sanction by US for Alleged Ties to Drug Trafficking

Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/09/2017

Vegas Casino Attempted Robbery Suspect Blames Gambling Losses

Vegas Casino Attempted Robbery Suspect Blames Gambling Losses

A man who attempted but failed to rob an off-Strip casino cashier’s cage says he lost $5000 while gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/09/2017

Picking a Sportsbook for Football Season

Picking a Sportsbook for Football Season

With so many sportsbooks online today sometimes it can hard to find the best one for the football season.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/08/2017

The Future of Automation is Today for Bookies

The Future of Automation is Today for Bookies

Traditional bookies are going the way of the dodo bird

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/08/2017

BetKing Re-launches With 4 Week ICO

BetKing Re-launches With Multi Weeks ICO

ICO kicked off Monday and will last until relaunch on September 4 with no cap on funds that can be raised

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/07/2017

Reno Police Seek Casino Shooting Suspect: Vegas Naked Gunman Shot

Reno Police Still Searching for Casino Shooting Suspect: Vegas Naked Gunman Shot

Reno police are searching for a suspect in a shooting over the weekend at a casino south of downtown.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/07/2017

Head Count Services – Who Offers the Best

Looking for head count services?  Look no further than PremierPerHead.com

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/05/2017

Meet Alex, The Russian Mathematician Turned Casino Hacker

Meet Alex, The Russian Mathematician Turned Casino Hacker

Wired.com always presents some excellent pieces and this weekend is no different.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/05/2017

‘Crack Cocaine of Gambling’ Fixed Odds Terminals to Stay Put in UK

‘Crack Cocaine of Gambling’ Fixed Odds Terminals to Stay Put in UK

British Chancellor Philip Hammond has blocked government attempts to curb the high-stakes gambling machines

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/05/2017

Gambling Addict Bludgeons Man With Hammer, Chopped Up Body Receives 22 Years Prison

Gambling Addict Bludgeons Man With Hammer, Chopped Up Body Receives 22 Years

Victim was 70-years old best friend of killer

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/04/2017

First Ever Cash-Out Slots Introduced in NJ

First Ever Cash-Out Slots Introduced in NJ

Colossus Fracpot is the latest slot product from New Jersey-licensed online gambling firm Betfair.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/04/2017

Man Guilty of Robbing Casino Twice

Man Guilty of Robbing Casino Twice

A Jury in Bozeman, Montana has found Duane Burchill guilty of robbing a local casino on two different occasions. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/03/2017

Gambling Addict Attorney Who Conned Thousands Disbarred

Gambling Addict Attorney Who Conned Thousands Disbarred

An disgraced attorney who stole thousands from clients to fund his gambling addiction has been disbarred.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/03/2017

Local Prison Known for Gambling, Weapons, Drugs and Dancing Inmates?

Local Prison Known for Gambling, Weapons, Drugs and Dancing Inmates?

Police in this city seized illegal drugs, gambling paraphernalia, money and weapons from, of all places, a prison.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/02/2017

New Jersey Wants to be Worldwide Mecca of Online Gambling

A New Jersey lawmaker wants to let other countries and states get in on his state’s growing internet gambling market.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/02/2017

Breaking News

Bet on Next to Go in Trump Administration: Gorka, Pense Among Favorites

Bet on Next to Go in Trump Administration: Gorka, Pense Favorites

Oddsmakers are now licking their chops to offer odds on who will be next to go in the Trump administration.....but can't seem to keep up

Deputy Gets 15 Months for Extortion in Illegal Gambling Case

A former sheriff’s deputy in West Texas must serve 15 months in prison for extorting money from illegal gambling operations and tipping the businesses off to investigations.

Doyle Brunson ‘Always Thought of Robert E. Lee as My Hero’

Doyle Brunson ‘Always Thought of Robert E. Lee as My Hero’

The controversy over whether Confederate statues should be toppled may be spilling over into the poker community.