Crime

Liverpool’s Sturridge Charged With Breaching Betting Rules

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be facing a ban from football after being charged on Monday with breaching rules on betting.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/13/2018

Former Sports Radio Host Convicted in Fraud Case, Gambled Away Investors Funds

Former Sports Radio Host Convicted in Fraud Case, Gambled Away Investors Funds

Craig Carton, the former co-host of a sports radio show with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, emerged from a courthouse where he was convicted of fraud Wednesday to say he was disappointed with the verdict, though he respected it.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/08/2018

US Government Gets Involved in Case of Missing 5Dimes Owner

US Government Gets Involved in Case of Missing 5Dimes Owner

The US Department of State has confirmed they are looking into the disappearance of missing sportsbook owner Sean "Tony" Creighton.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/04/2018

They Tried to Cut Off Whitey's Tongue

They Tried to Cut Off Whitey's Tongue

The attackers who killed notorious mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger at a high-security federal prison in West Virginia tried to remove his tongue, a federal law enforcement official said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/01/2018

Violence Plagued Prison Before Whitey Bulger's Beating Death (Video)

Violence Plagued Prison Before Whitey Bulger's Beating Death (Video)

Long before notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was killed at a federal prison in West Virginia, lawmakers, advocates and even prison guards had been sounding the alarm about dangerous conditions there.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/01/2018

James 'Whitey' Bulger Killed in Prison

James 'Whitey' Bulger Killed in Prison

Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has been moved again to a prison in West Virginia.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/30/2018

Murder Number 582 and 583 This Year in Costa Rica as 5Dimes Tony Body Still Unaccounted For

Murder Number 582 and 583 This Year in Costa Rica as 5Dime Tony Body Still Unaccounted For

After reporting eight days ago that the body of 5Dimes owner Sean "Tony" Creighton had been found, the Costa Rica Star stopped reporting on the matter, has offered no further verification, and - according to what we are hearing within their office - have no intention to pursue the story any further.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/28/2018

5Dimes Tony: What Happened to His Body?

5Dimes Tony: What Happened to His Body?

Gambling911.com can confirm that as of Wednesday evening, no coroner in the San Jose, Costa Rica area has been in receipt of Sean "Tony" Creighton's body, or at least that is what they are telling those who are inquiring.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/25/2018

5Dimes Not Slowing WIth Payouts Yet

5Dimes Not Slowing WIth Payouts Yet

Since it was reported over the weekend that the founder and sole owner of 5Dimes body was found after an apparent murder-for-hire, many players have been asking if they are still paying out.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/23/2018

Gambling911: Costa Rica Must be More Transparent Regarding 5Dimes Owner Demise

Gambling911: Costa Rica Must be More Transparent Regarding 5Dimes Owner Demise

Late Saturday night the Costa Rica Star reported that 5Dimes Sportsbook owner Sean "Tony" Creighton's body had been recovered.  He had been missing for three weeks and presumed abducted. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/22/2018

5Dimes Owner Found Dead

The body of Sean "Tony" Creighton has been found by law enforcement in Costa Rica.  Creighton was the founder and owner of the popular sportsbook 5Dimes. Details are murky at this time.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/20/2018

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

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

Philly Crime Boss Gets Two Years Prison

Philly Crime Boss Gets Two Years Prison

A notorious Philadelphia mob boss sentenced to two years in prison for illegal betting quipped outside court Wednesday that President Donald Trump was right to suggest cooperators or flippers should be outlawed.

Submitted by Associated Press 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

5Dimes Owner Kidnapped

A source close to Gambling911.com advised that the family paid a $750K ransom via Bitcoin and have yet to hear back.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/16/2018

Man Stole $630K in Stamps to Support Gambling Habit

A post office manager in Louisiana is accused of stealing more than $630,000 in stamps and selling them online to support a gambling addiction.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/14/2018

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

Man Accused of Murdering Player at Poker Game Finally Goes on Trial

Eric Norris is finally on trial four years after allegedly killing a Missouri City businessman during a high stakes poker game.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/09/2018

3 Chair Umpires Banned for Life for Match-Fixing, Gambling

3 Chair Umpires Banned for Life for Match-Fixing, Gambling

Three chair umpires from Thailand have been banned for life from tennis after being found guilty of match-fixing and betting offenses.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/08/2018

Justice Finally as Adam Anhang Wife Found Guilty

A woman accused of killing her husband, an online gambling executive, has finally been found guilty more than a decade later.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/03/2018

Pill-Making Factory Operator Claims He Got Money From Professional Poker

A flash drug dealer accused of running a £200,000 pill-making factory claims he received this money from playing professional poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2018

Suspect Sought in Sunday Casino Robbery

Video surveillance of the man and vehicle have been released to the public.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/01/2018

Man Who Fatally Punched Reno Casino Worker Guilty of Murder

A man with an extensive criminal history who fatally punched a Reno casino employee while trying to flee with gambling chips stolen from a blackjack table has been convicted of first-degree murder.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/25/2018

Dealer Faces Up to 5 Years in Prison for Cheating Casino Out of $1 Million

Dealer Faces Up to 5 Years in Prison for Cheating Casino Out of $1 Million

Ming Zhang, a Baccarat dealer from Alexandria, Virginia, is facing up to 5 years for his role in scamming a Maryland casino out of $1 million.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/24/2018

Ontario Makes Arrest in Gangland Murders Tied to Mafia Power Struggle

Police are plotting grim landmarks of a sprawling underworld power struggle between Canadian Mafia clans — murders, bombings and arsons that stretch from suburban Ontario streets to a drainage ditch in Mexico.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/21/2018

Fear of the Fix With Sports Betting Sudden Growth in Popularity

Fear of the Fix With Sports Betting Sudden Growth in Popularity

It's early in a college basketball game and Team A, playing methodically and using up most of the 30-second shot clock, falls behind 10-6.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/17/2018

It Does Not Appear That 888Poker is Behind DoS Attacks

It Does Not Appear That 888Poker is Behind DoS Attacks

PartyPoker, Americas Cardroom, even the world's largest online poker room, PokerStars, have not been immune to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks in recent weeks.  So it shouldn't come as any surprise that another bigwig in the world of Web poker, 888Poker, has also fallen victim.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/11/2018

Employee Charged in Casino Heist

Courtney Deandrea Stanton pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and employee theft from the casino in which she worked.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/10/2018

Breaking News

NJ Sports Betting Revenues Cut in Half for October

NJ Sports Betting Revenues Cut in Half for October

A nearly quarter billion handle in sports betting for the state of New Jersey sounds good.  After all, NJ wasn't even offering sports gambling prior to this past summer.  A deeper look revealed some troubling news from the month of October.

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Causing Disarray in Crypto Market

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Causing Disruption in Crypto Market

The price of Bitcoin has been hanging around the $5500 mark over the past two days following a dramatic drop midweek, nearly 14%, from around $6500.

Reichard Eclipses $1 Million on HPT

East Chicago, IN - Josh Reichard is an accomplished professional poker player with 10 WSOP Circuit rings to his name. On Tuesday, Reichard added to his impressive resume and surpassed a career milestone.