Business & Financial

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

A Diario report reveals that the wife of kidnapped 5Dimes owner communicated with a manager of the betting firm to send more than $700K in bitcoin ransom to Cuba hours after Sean "Tony" Creighton allegedly disappeared.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/19/2018

Casino Software Providers and Pay Per Head Companies

Casino Software Providers and Pay Per Head Companies

The world of gambling is a huge market which is not just limited to old-school brick and mortar Casinos. There are numerous casinos that people can physically go to around the world and spend the day or weekend at taking a shot to risk some money at the casino in the hopes of hitting a jackpot or just winning a few extra bucks.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/18/2018

Family in States Heartbroken Over 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping, Office Under Heavy Security

Family in States Heartbroken Over 5Dimes Owner Kidnapping, Office Under Heavy Security

The 5Dimes office in the Edificio Equus, or simply Equus Building, of San Pedro, Costa Rica was under heavy guard Thursday.  Sources close to Gambling911.com say it is like "something out of Black Ops".

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/18/2018

5Dimes Issues Statement Regarding Kidnapping of Owner

5Dimes Issues Statement Regarding Kidnapping of Owner

Costa Rica sportsbook 5Dimes issued a statement to at least one media outlet in regard to the alleged kidnapping of its colorful owner, Sean "Tony" Creighton, 43 of Morgantown, West Virginia.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/18/2018

Sugarhouse Sportsbook Shifts From Golden Nugget to Monmouth Park in NJ

The newly opened Sugarhouse Sportsbook has found a brand new home after only a few weeks in business according to Legal Sports Report.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/17/2018

Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Vehicle Found Intentionally Crashed by Perps

Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Vehicle Found Intentionally Crashed by Perpetrators

Diaro Extra has what it says is a photo of the vehicle driven by 5Dimes owner Sean "Tony" Creighton intentionally crashed into a gate.  Creighton was reported kidnapped on September 25.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/17/2018

Status of 5Dimes Uncertain in Wake of Owner's Disappearance

Status of 5Dimes Uncertain in Wake of Owner's Disappearance

Following word that the owner of San Jose, Costa Rica-based 5Dimes Sportsbook was reportedly kidnapped three weeks ago, those with money at the book have been scrambling to find out more details. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/17/2018

Sports Betting Officially Begins in New Mexico

Sports Betting Officially Begins in New Mexico

Sports betting in New Mexico officially kicked off Tuesday October 16 at the Santa Ana Star Casino outside of Albuquerque and business was brisk.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/16/2018

Borgata Seeks Permission to Go After Phil Ivey for More Than $10 Million: Bank Account Emptied

Borgata Seeks Permission to Go After Phil Ivey for More Than $10 Million

The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City has sought approval to go after poker pro Phil Ivey for the $10.1 million the property was awarded in an infamous edge-sorting case.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/16/2018

Springfield Casino Rolls In $27M In Its First Month

MGM has reported nearly $27 million in revenue during the first full month of operation at its Massachusetts casino.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/16/2018

‘Duffel Bag Bettor’ Takes William Hill for $240K

‘Duffel Bag Bettor’ Takes William Hill for $240K

A Vegas man won big on Army this past weekend.  Army is among those teams performing well Against The Spread this season.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/15/2018

Sports Betting Coming to Virginia?

Following last week's shock news that New Mexico would start offering sports betting starting Tuesday October 16, now comes word that Virginia may be next on the list. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/15/2018

Football Helps NJ Sports Bets Nearly Double to $184 Million

The start of the pro and college football seasons led the volume of sports betting in New Jersey to nearly double in September from its level a month earlier.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/14/2018

Another $6 Billion of Value wiped Out of Bitcoin in a Day

Another $6 Billion of Value wiped Out of Bitcoin in a Day

Cryptocurrencies, which today accounts for upwards of 70% of all online gambling transactions in the North American market, lost approximately $6 billion of its value in a single day Thursday.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/12/2018

Wynn Resorts to Offer Sports Betting in Massachusetts ....When it is Legalized

Wynn Resorts has announced a sports betting partnership with European-based wagering firm BetBull.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/12/2018

New Mexico Santa Ana Star Casino to Have Sportsbook

New Mexico could become the first state west of the Mississippi to offer sports betting following a landmark ruling by the US Supreme Court in May abolishing decades long prohibition.  Nevada was the only state to offer full service sports gambling previous to the decision.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/10/2018

NLCS Game 1 Betting Line - Dodgers vs. Brewers

NLCS Game 1 Betting Line - Dodgers vs. Brewers

The Dodgers opened at -150 and Brewers +140 with a total of 7 in Milwaukee.  The line is expected to shift dramatically with the Brewers starter to be announced.  This is Game 1 of the NLCS Playoffs.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/10/2018

PokerStars to Shut Down Costa Rica Office

The world's largest online poker site, PokerStars, is due to shut down its Costa Rica office by March 2019 as it focuses more on the legal poker and sports betting landscape in the US.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/10/2018

Scientific Games Acquires Don Best Sports

Scientific Games Acquires Don Best Sports

Scientific Games has announced the acquisition of Don Best Sports, a real time line service and sports data collection company encompassing quite the colorful history.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/09/2018

7 Reasons Why You Should Use Bookie Software to Run Your Sportsbook

Today it’s possible to run a world-class sportsbook even if you’re a one-man-show. You can actually rival most online sportsbooks by using bookie software to run every aspect of your operation.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/09/2018

DraftKings New Jersey Sports Betting App Review - Now Live!

DraftKings New Jersey Sports Betting App Review - Now Live!

The initial review of this app are mixed with many long time sports bettors offering comparisons to the popular long established internationally-licensed online sports books, but there are some unique features. 

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/09/2018

Winamax Sued Over Poker Bots

France-based Winamax Online Poker Network is being sued for allowing poker bots to play in its Winamax’s Expresso games.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/09/2018

Despite Record Shattering Season Thus Far TopBet Continues to Struggle With Making Payouts

Despite Record Shattering Season Thus Far TopBet Continues to Struggle With Making Payouts

Payout complaints continue to mount, this despite reports that internationally-licensed online sportsbooks catering to the North American market have reported record shattering numbers during the month of September.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/09/2018

Play Sugarhouse NJ Revenue Doubles Thanks to Sports Betting

Play Sugarhouse NJ Revenue Doubles Thanks to Sports Betting

New Jersey online gambling app Play Sugarhouse has seen its revenues more than double during the month of September thanks to legalized sports betting in the state.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/09/2018

NASCAR Gets Serious About Promoting Sports Betting

NASCAR Gets Serious About Promoting Sports Betting

About $5,000 on average has been wagered during NASCAR race weekends in Delaware, amounting to about $53,300 of the overall $37.06 million bet on all non-parlay sports cards since June 5....Those numbers are likely to increase dramatically, some believe. 

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Oct/08/2018

Extreme Live Gaming Casino Software Review

Extreme Live Gaming is among the more popular live dealer casino platforms on the market today.  Our friends at Live Casino have unveiled their review of Extreme Live Gaming.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/08/2018

Authentic Gaming Live Dealer Casino Software Review

Authentic Gaming Live Dealer Casino Software Review

One of the worldwide leaders in software for live dealer online casinos, Authentic Gaming goes by the slogan: ’It isn’t Realistic – it’s Real".

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Oct/08/2018

Pay Per Head NBA Betting Software Northern California

Pay Per Head NBA Betting Software Northern California

Bookies and agents residing in Northern California will surely want to have a powerful Pay Per Head software platform at their finger tips this NBA season.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Oct/07/2018

Our Sports Are in Trouble With Legalized Sports Betting

Our Sports Are in Trouble With Legalized Sports Betting

Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post writes: "Right now, everyone — from teams and leagues to state governments to the Supreme Court (which decided in May each state can decide if it wants to legalize gambling on pro and college sports) — wants you to run right out and place a bet on the Dodgers, Caps, Blue Devils or Pats."

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/07/2018

Hollywood Casino Sportsbook in Tunica UFC 229 Khabib vs. McGregor Watch Party

The Hollywood Casino sportsbook in Tunica, MS will be showing the highly anticipated fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Oct/06/2018

Breaking News

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

An Illinois lawmaker says a bill to legalize sports gambling in the state likely won't be put before the General Assembly until next year.

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

A Diario report reveals that the wife of kidnapped 5Dimes owner communicated with a manager of the betting firm to send more than $700K in bitcoin ransom to Cuba hours after Sean "Tony" Creighton allegedly disappeared.

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Gambling

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Sports Betting

A new report using data from the Life, Liberty, and Happiness survey conducted by East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research confirms that many Americans support legalized gambling on professional sports.