Sportsbook News

Kentucky Court Overturns Seizures of Online Gambling Domain Names

A Kentucky Appeals court ruled Friday (February 21, 2014) that the state cannot seize 132 online gambling domain names.  The court determined that a trade organization, the Interactive Gaming Council, can step into the 6-year-old case and represent operators of named websites.   An earlier ruling declared that trade organizations such as IGC and the now defunct Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) lacked standing.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/21/2014

Another Man With Ties to Legends Sports Gambling Ring Plead Guilty

Timothy Robillard, 44, pleaded guilty Monday to one felony charge of running an illegal gambling operation.  The former Albany, New York corrections officer faces a year of conditional discharge and a $25,000 forfeiture of profits when sentenced in April. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/18/2014

CAN’T-Bet: Canbet Freezes $300k: Punters Issue Death Threats, File Lawsuits

Once among the most prestigious Australian online bookmakers, Canbet is now finding itself mired in scandal after freezing approximately $300,000 in player funds.

The reason: Financial restructuring, a gentle way of saying the company is having financial problems.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/13/2014

Guardian Newspaper Launches Sports Betting Site GoWager.co.uk

Move over Ladbrokes, William Hill and Paddy Power.  Here comes some stiff competition from a branding concept we all know, the Guardian Newspaper.  And they just entered the sports betting business with GoWager.co.uk.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/05/2014

Sports Betting Ring Taken Down in Rhode Island: 13 Arrested

Thirteen individuals were arrested as part of a crackdown on illegal sports betting in Northern Rhode Island Tuesday.  All were arraigned in District Court Providence during the afternoon.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/04/2014

Sportsbook Promos - February 2014: WagerWeb.com Bonus Code

With Super Bowl 48 now history, we have new sportsbook promos and bonuses being offered for February 2014.  WagerWeb.com has slightly altered its sportsbook bonus offerings for the remainder of February, post Super Bowl.  Your WagerWeb.com bonus code is AF6067 for February (write it down).

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/04/2014

Companies That Accept Bitcoin – Including Online Gambling

This week, NASDAQ.com released a listing of companies that accept bitcoin and these mainstream (some not-so-mainstream like Virgin Galactic perhaps) are listed below.  But we also list online gambling companies that currently accept the anonymous digital currency as of February 1, 2014.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/04/2014

WagerHome Tools Make Customer Management Easier For ALL Pay Per Head Agents

Anyone who is running a sports betting service, or is aspiring to do so, and wants to enter the 21st-Century way of doing business is going to want his or her players to have access to a genuine sportsbook interface, just like the "pros" use. That is possible through the phenomenon of "Price Per Head," or "PPH," and nobody in this business does it quite like WagerHome.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/03/2014

Online Gambling Site Shut Down: Programmer Pleads Guilty

A local Roanoke, Virginia restaurant owner and programmer were charged with running an online sports betting site that was being served out of Costa Rica.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/30/2014

Singer Susan Boyle Applies for Job With Bookmaker Ladbrokes

Say what? 

Could one of the best voices in music today, Susan Boyle, have fallen on hard times?

People Magazine has revealed that Ms. Boyle, 52, recently applied for a part time gig at British bookmaker Ladbrokes.

The 16-hour-a-week job at the Blackburn, Scotland shop pays $10 an hour.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jan/27/2014

New Bitcoin Sportsbook CoinBet Debuts in Times Square: Hot or Dangerous Trend in 2014

A new bitcoin-only sportsbook made its debut smack in the middle of Times Square this past week, advertising on the Reuters interactive billboard.

Coinbet.cc is one of the newest online gambling sites to enter the lucrative bitcoin Web gaming market.  This appears as if it will become a pretty significant trend as we move forward into 2014.

But it could prove to be a dangerous one as well.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/27/2014

Daily Beast: Cantor Gaming CEO Lee Amaitis 'Bromance' With Billy Walters Lead to Probe

Following news last week that CG Technology, formerly Cantor Gaming, having settled with the Nevada Gaming Control Board for $5.5 million following an 18-page complaint lodged against that company, the Daily Beast speculated as to why CEO Lee Amaitis remains at the helm.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jan/22/2014

PokerStars, Bodog May Be Given Green Light by Feds to Accept US Customers

In a shocking new development, the website CalvinAyre.com is reporting that the US Department of Justice will begin to take on a new approach in dealing with those online gambling operators who once took bets from US citizens.  The feds are reportedly now accepting corporate pleas and fines to resolve all outstanding charges.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/21/2014

How to Deposit Money With Online Gambling Sites From Canada (2014)

With Skrill gone (effective January 31, 2014), sports bettors from the upper portion of North America are wondering how they can still deposit money with online gambling sites from Canada.  Yes folks there are alternatives and who better to guide the way than your good friends here at Alberta-based Gambling911.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/20/2014

Robert Gustafsson the Bodog Raid Instigator: Hungry Tigers, Smashed Penises, Oh My

The murky drama surrounding the November raids on Bodog Asia's Manila offices got a little clearer last week after CalvinAyre.com posted a copy of the affidavit that led to the raid. Turns out the affidavit was signed by former Bodog Asia CEO Robert Gustafsson.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/14/2014

BetFred to Slash Employee Salaries in Half: Some Will Have to Sell Their Homes

At least they waited until after Christmas to play Scrooge but the powers-that-be at British bookmaker BetFred.com have announced employees will soon have to endure a 50 percent cut in their salaries.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/09/2014

Shares in William Hill, Ladbrokes Plunge Over Fixed-Odds Machine Vitriol

Shares in the UK’s two biggest betting firms, William Hill and Ladbrokes, dropped 7 percent and 9 percent, respectively, Thursday following Prime Minister David Cameron’s assertion that fixed-odds machines need to be curbed.

The machines have been dubbed the “crack cocaine of gambling” by campaigners.

Cameron said he "absolutely shares the concerns" raised over the “epidemic” of fixed-odds terminals.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/09/2014

Nevada Gaming Control Board Files 18-Page Complaint Against Cantor Gaming

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGC) has filed an 18-page complaint against Cantor Gaming following a lengthy investigation.  A former director of the company was indicted by US law enforcement in late 2012 for his role in an illegal sports betting venture and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy this past summer. Read Complaint Here

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/07/2014

Robocoin Bitcoin ATM Arrives in Hong Kong, Taiwan: 50 Machines Sold

Robocoin, the first ever shipping ATM, has arrived in Hong Kong and Taiwan, thus helping to make the alternative payment solution even more mainstream. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/04/2014

Net Entertainment Inks Deal With Bet365

Net Entertainment is very proud to announce that it has signed an agreement with Bet365 Group Limited, one of the world’s leading online gambling groups. Under the terms of the agreement, Net Entertainment will deliver a number of its top online games across bet365’s mobile and desktop channels.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/20/2013

Once Among the Biggest Online Sportsbooks: BetOnSports.com Sells for $4900

The company once operated from nine floors of a state-of-the-art mall in San Pedro, Costa Rica.  It hosted annual parties that attracted the likes of Ashton Kutcher,  Carmen Electra and the Pussycat Dolls.  Now, BetOnSports is only a distant memory, shuttered in the summer of 2006 following the arrests of the once largest North American publicly traded sportsbook’s CEO, David Carruthers, and founder, Gary Kaplan.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/18/2013

Bwin Sees World Cup Bringing Growth in 2014

LONDON – (Reuters) - Online gambling company Bwin.Party said on Wednesday the outlook for next year was positive thanks to betting on the soccer World Cup and growth prospects in the United States.

Trading in 11 weeks since the end of September 2013 has been in line with its expectations, the company said.

Bwin is focusing on fewer, better-regulated markets and is expanding in the United States, as gambling rules are relaxed in places like New Jersey.

Submitted by Reuters on, Dec/18/2013

WagerWeb's Stephanie Wynters Nominated for Best Affiliate Manager Sports Betting

WagerWeb.com’s Stephanie Wynters has been around the online gambling industry from a while now and all her hard work is beginning to pay off.  She just made the short list at the iGB Affiliate Awards 2014 so let's get her some votes!

While I like her partner-in-crime, Marty Davis, and miss rubbing his shaved head and other assorted body parts we won't discuss on this family website, Marty missed the cut this year.  I do miss my little Shreky-poo.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/07/2013

Betfair Share Price Up on Strong Earnings Report and News of Expansion Plan

Betfair, the largest online betting exchange in Europe, has seen its shares rise more than 3 percent on Tuesday following news of its pre-tax profit for the past six months soaring 56 percent year-on-year to £32.5 million.  This is welcome news for a company that has widely been viewed as “stagnant” over the years.

Betfair’s share price rose 3.8 percent to £10.69 as of 13:08 UTC.

The company went public in 2010 but its share price fell from the £13 level in which it was floated. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/03/2013

Chavit Singson Gang Allegedly Orchestrates Raid on Bodog in Manila – G911 World Exclusive

Gambling911.com  sources in the Philippines have confirmed that offices of Bodog in Manila have been raided and those within the company are pointing the finger at former Philippines "Gangster Governor" Chavit Singson as the mastermind behind this action.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/21/2013

5Dimes Sportsbook Joins the Equity Poker Network

San Jose, Costa Rica – The momentum continues to build at the EquityPokerNetwork.com (“EPN”), with the confirmation today that it has signed the 5Dimes Group to the online poker “Collective”. The deal will see several of the 5Dimes Group’s websites operating immediately on EPN, making the Network’s tested and trusted software available to the their players for a much-enhanced and enjoyable online poker experience.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/20/2013

Paddy Power Profits Hit by Soccer, Horseracing Results

(Reuters) - Bookmaker Paddy Power expects full year operating profit to be about 11 million euros ($15 million) lower than it forecast three months ago after unfavorable soccer and horse racing results.

The Dublin-based group, which has posted stellar top-line profit growth in recent years, said results had gone against it since July, particularly at the Australian Spring Horse Racing Carnival and Champions League soccer.

Submitted by Reuters on, Nov/20/2013

One Facebook Like is Worth a Share of $10,000 at BetOnline

Online poker room BetOnline.ag is harnessing the power of social media for its latest promotion – a free entry into a $10,000 Guaranteed Tournament, worth $22, with a Facebook twist.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/14/2013

Bitcoin Currency Hits All Time High of $309: Silk Road Resurfaces

The anonymous digital currency known as Bitcoin hit an all time high of $309 Thursday (November 7, 2013).

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/07/2013

Robert Gustafsson Slapped With Second Indictment re: Alleged Embezzlement

Another Gambling911.com world exclusive as we have learned that late Tuesday evening (Philippines time) that the Global Internal Audit (Asset Management Group) investigating the alleged embezzlements by former Bodog director Robert Gustafsson and his so called "Swedish Mafia" have leveled yet another indictment against Gustafsson, former CFO Arleen Aldaba, Sherwin Quiambao and Sylvia De Guzman.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/05/2013

Breaking News

Bitcoin: The Basics for Online Poker Affiliates

Bitcoin: The Basics for Online Poker Affiliates

Americas Cardroom answers all the important questions concerning the crypto-currency Bitcoin like What is Bitcoin?, Why use Bitcoin? And How does it work?  All this in an effort to encourage online poker affiliates to use Bitcoin for all their transactions with the long established Internet card room.

Blockchain Announces it Now Supports Bitcoin Cash

At Blockchain, we're passionate about building products you'll love and are always looking for new, meaningful ways to empower you to interact with the digital economy.

Americas Cardroom Takes Crown With World’s Biggest Weekly Tourney

Look out, Americas Cardroom ushering in the New Year in a major, major way. We’re talking about a Sunday Major that’s bigger and better than what’s currently being offered to poker players around the world.