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NY Times Shock Probe Into US Regulated Sports Betting Industry

NY Times Shock Probe Into US Regulated Sports Betting Industry

It's been a difficult last couple of weeks for the U.S. regulated sports betting sector.  In addition to brands shutting down and wagering accounts getting hacked, now the industry finds it must defend itself against a scathing New York Times investigation, all while the Times colleagues continue crawling into bed with said operators.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Nov/25/2022

ESPN Reporter Calls Out U.S. Regulated Sportsbooks Over Recent Hackings

ESPN Reporter Calls Out U.S. Regulated Sportsbooks Over Recent Hackings

David Payne Purdum blasts betting giants over poor response to recent crisis.  "Customers deserve better. Period," he says.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/24/2022

FTXXX: So Many Screwed as Gambling Site Now Offering Odds on Next Crypto Exchange to Go Under

Those behind the collapsed crypto exchange FTX lived a lavish life of pill-popping, bed-hopping and video games in their $40-million Bahamas penthouse.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/22/2022

Fanduel Sportsbook Temporarily Closing Some Betting Accounts Following Hackings

Fanduel Sportsbook Closing Some Betting Accounts Following Hackings

Competitor Draftkings confirmed "some of their customer accounts were hacked for $300,000".

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/21/2022

Brentford Striker Toney Charged With Breaching Betting Rules: 232 Breaches

Brentford Striker Toney Charged With Breaching Betting Rules: 232 Breaches

Plus Tom Brady among those named in lawsuit against collapsed crypto exchange.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/16/2022

Man Who Held Bartender at Knifepoint Following Gambling Spree Apprehended

Man Who Held Bartender at Knifepoint Following Gambling Spree Apprehended

Plus Salt Lake City Police arrest 2 for allegedly running gambling biz.  They also confiscated guns and drugs at the scene.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/15/2022

Ex-MLB Player Yasiel Puig Pleads Guilty to Lying About Illegal Sports Bets

Ex-MLB Player Yasiel Puig Pleads Guilty to Lying About Illegal Sports Bets

Former Major League Baseball player Yasiel Puig was set to plead guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court to a federal charge he lied to law enforcement officials about sports bets he made.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/15/2022

Trending News Stories in the World of Gambling - November 12, 2022 (1 pm)

Tom Brady's ties to now bankrupt FTX, Mattress Mack sits down with Gambling911 and over 30 arrested following raid of Mob-tied gambling establishment.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/12/2022

Trending News Stories in the World of Gambling - November 11, 2022 (11:30 am ET)

The FTX crypto exchange announced Friday morning it had filed for bankruptcy.  The company's Chief Regulatory Officer once played center stage in a highly publicized poker cheating scandal.  Plus updates on UFC gambling probe.  And what's next for California sports betting?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/11/2022

FTX Crashing Crypto Exchange Exec Had Ties to Massive Poker Cheating Scandal

FTX Crashing Crypto Exec Had Ties to Massive Poker Cheating Scandal

The one-time attorney for the poker firm was heard on an audio tape "actively conspiring with the other principals in attendance to (a) publicly obfuscate the source of the cheating, (b) minimize the amount of restitution made to players, and (c) force shareholders to shoulder most of the bill"

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/10/2022

Fetterman Bounces Back, Pelosi Home Invasion October Surprise: Latest Midterm Odds

Fetterman Bounces Back, Pelosi Home Invasion October Surprise: Latest Midterm Odds

Fetterman suffered a stroke in the early summer and continues to recover.  He still has difficulties communicating and that was evident in Tuesday night's debate.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/28/2022

Extortion Among the Charges Against Three Individuals in Illegal Massachusetts Bookmaking Case

Extortion Among the Charges Against Three Individuals in Illegal Massachusetts Bookmaking Case

Sports betting is now legal in Massachusetts but the commonwealth's Attorney General is not having bookmaking businesses operate that engage in money laundering and other illicit activities. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/16/2022

2 Dead, 6 Injured in Shock Vegas Strip Attack Thursday: Showgirls Among Those Killed

2 Dead, 6 Injured in Shock Vegas Strip Attack Thursday: Showgirls Among Those Killed

Police responded to multiple calls of stabbings near the 3100 block of Las Vegas Boulevard on the Las Vegas Strip near the Encore Hotel at about 11:40 am local time (2:40 pm ET).  At lest two are dead and six injured.  A total of eight people were stabbed.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/06/2022

State Trooper and Others Accused of Running Gambling, Prostitution Ring Claim Activity was Legal

State Trooper and Others Accused of Running Gambling, Prostitution Ring

An attorney for a co-defendant's counsel said Friday during a pretrial conference that the defense will seek to call an expert to testify explaining why the gaming machines seized are actually legal.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/02/2022

Landlord Killed With Hammer, Police Say Checks Forged to Fuel Killer's Gambling Addiction

Victim's body wrapped in the shower curtain and beneath some heavier items. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/02/2022

175 Offshore Gambling to be Shut Down in the Philippines

175 Offshore Gambling to be Shut Down in the Philippines

Plus teenagers' exposure to sports betting a risky gamble in Massachusetts as Gaming Commission mulls its options on advertising.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/26/2022

Sportsbook Operator Who Ran Bookie Business for Over 15 Years Indicted by DOJ Accused of Mob Links, Extortion

Sportsbook Operator Indicted by DOJ Accused of Mob Links

Plus why the slow rollout of sports betting in Massachusetts?

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/15/2022

Suspect Captured in Killing of Vegas Journalist: Was an Elected Official

Suspect Captured in Killing of Vegas Journalist: Was an Elected Official

Clark County Public Administrator Robert "Rob" Telles, a Democrat, was taken into custody at his home by police SWAT officers. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/08/2022

Suspect Sought in Murder of Vegas Reporter

Police have released a photo of an individual they believe had some involvement in the stabbing death of a prominent Las Vegas reporter. The surveillance do not show the suspect's face.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/06/2022

Obstruction Probe of Classified Documents Has Trump Indictment Odds Slashed Further

Obstruction Probe of Classified Documents Has Trump Indictment Odds Slashed Further

The U.S. Justice Department dropped a bombshell late Tuesday night with the release of a 36-page filing in response to former President Donald Trump's request to have a third party appointed to sift through seized documents.  The filing, which went public shortly before 11:30 pm ET, suggests there is evidence of obstuction of justice. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/31/2022

Sex Trafficker Name Added to Notorious Las Vegas Black Book

Sex Trafficker Name Added to Notorious Las Vegas Black Book

Weatherspoon has a long rap record that includes a history of violence against women and alleged sex trafficking in Las Vegas Casinos. Weatherspoon was arrested in 2011 for allegedly punching a 15-year-old boy in the face.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/29/2022

Bills Release Araiza Following Gang Rape Allegation

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the "Bills have informed rookie punter Matt Araiza that he is being released, effective immediately. Araiza has been accused along with two others of gang raping a 17-year-old girl last year in a civil lawsuit filed on Thursday."

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Aug/27/2022

Buffalo Bills Punter Matt Araiza, Two Others Accused of Gang Raping Minor

Buffalo Bills Punter Matt Araiza, Two Others Accused of Gang Raping Minor

Araiza was considered among the more coveted special team players in this year's NFL Draft. The former Aztec averaged 51.2 yards per punt for his career. While capable of playing both punter and kicker positions, Araiza was expected to serve as a punter in for the Bills.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Aug/26/2022

Skill Games Scammers Plead Guilty

Skill Games Scammers Plead Guilty

While "Social Voucher" may not have been an actual thing, the scheme was running from 2013 to 2018 with some $21 million raised from investors over that time.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/25/2022

FBI Agent Sentenced for Gambling Away Government Money at Bellagio

FBI Agent Sentenced for Gambling Away Government Money at Bellagio

U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro will determine if the former agent, Scott F. Carpenter, 40, can serve his sentence three-month in home confinement.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/21/2022

Illegal Poker Den Took in Up to $2,000 a Night

Illegal Poker Den Took in Up to $2,000 a Night

Named in the warrant was one David B. Stern, 31, of Thomaston.  He was known by the name "The Club Hou$e" and would regularly promote the games through the Facebook group, CT Valley Poker Players. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/18/2022

Former Indiana State Senator Sentenced in Casino Scheme

A former Indiana state senator and a longtime casino executive were sentenced Wednesday to federal prison terms for their roles in a scheme that illegally funneled gambling company money to the politician's unsuccessful 2016 congressional campaign.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/17/2022

Charged Sportsbook Operator Accused of Extortion: “Tell Him I’m Going to Put Him Under the F------g Bridge"

Charged Sportsbook Operator Accused of Extortion: “Tell Him I’m Going to Put Him Under the F------g Bridge"

8 New York crime family members are facing charges of racketeering, illegal gambling, money laundering conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and related offenses.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/17/2022

Former Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Says the Mar-A-Lago Mole is Jared Kushner: Latest Odds

Michael Cohen Says the Mar-A-Lago Mole is Jared Kushner

"It is someone in his immediate family," Cohen said.  "It has to be someone in his inner circle."

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/16/2022

Bet Which Country Trump Flees To

Bet Which Country Trump Flees To

In wake of all the drama that continues to surround Donald Trump, and the increasing chances of indictment, our friends at BetOnline have now released odds on which country the former President might flee to.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/16/2022

Breaking News

Michigan Wolverines an Early +6.5 Underdog Versus Ohio State

Michigan Wolverines an Early +6.5 Underdog Versus Ohio State Stun the Buckeyes

We have seen the line on the Michigan Wolverines vs. Ohio State game November 26 ranging anywhere from Buckeyes -6.5 to -8 very early.  The line was trending towards -8.5.  Coming into Week 12, the Wolverines were among the few remaining undefeated teams (along with Ohio State) and that continues as they head into their game against Ohio State. 

Aggressive Line Movement on Clemson Game Was Tell-Tale Sign in Week 1

Clemson Tigers Betting Trends: Tough Test vs. Surging South Carolina November 26

Clemson goes into Saturday's Noon ET game versus the South Carolina Gamecocks as a -14.5 favorite but South Carolina cannot be overlooked following their shocking upset shellacking of the Tennessee Vols, a team that had been ranked number one in the nation just a few weeks ago. BetOnline had reported 72% on Clemson at -24 at the time of closing.