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Sports Betting Software Providers for Bookies

Being a Bookie is not only an extremely profitable business but it is also now very easy to do with all the various sports betting software providers that are available that do all the work for the bookie.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/24/2018

Tropicana Enters NJ Sports Betting Space Joining Forces With William Hill

Tropicana Enters NJ Sports Betting Space Joining Forces With William Hill

Atlantic City's Tropicana casino plans to start offering sports betting Thursday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/24/2018

William Hill Suing Fanduel

William Hill Suing Fanduel

Bookmaker William Hill US is suing sports betting rival FanDuel for allegedly copying its “how to bet” guide for customers in the fledgling industry nearly word for word.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/24/2018

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

Washington Post Editorial Board on Legalized Sports Betting in DC: 'Tread Carefully'

Washington, DC Councilmember Jack Evan’s newly introduced bill would legalize sports betting while also placing regulations.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/23/2018

Sports Betting in NJ Proving to be Unbridled Success

Any question that states aren't benefitting from a May Supreme Court ruling that overturned decades long prohibition against sports betting can now be put to rest.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/23/2018

Esport Betting Platform Gets License for Video Game Gambling

Esport Betting Platform Gets License for Video Game Gambling

Video gamers in the United States and elsewhere will soon be able to bet on themselves. 

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/23/2018

Learn the Basic Bookie Terminology and Lingo

Every profession has its own terminology and lingo. The sports wagering pay per head industry is no different. Whether you’re new to the game or a long-time vet, a quick look at the terms used day in and out can only help in your conversations with clientele and when speaking with your services customer service reps.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/23/2018

Old Friends of 5Dimes Founder Tell G911 He Really Was 'a Good Guy'

'DMan' once owend a Unified Gaming book and worked in the same office as Sean "Tony" Creighton, separated only by a dirty old mattress that Sean would sleep on after first taking control of 5Dimes.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/22/2018

Asia Poker Tour to Host Tournament in Japan That Features Prize of Zero

The Asia Poker Tour will be making history when it comes to Japan for the very first time.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/22/2018

Boring Tunnel with Elon Musk Betting Odds

Boring Tunnel with Elon Musk Betting Odds

BetOnline has posted odds on Elon Musk's Boring Tunnel following news that it will open under LA on December 10.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/22/2018

5Dimes Tony Unlikely to Have Faked His Own Death

Even before this past weekend's news broke that the body of 5Dimes founder Sean "Tony" Creighton had been located by Costa Rican police, a most unusual theory arose that the sportsbook owner had faked his own death. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/22/2018

Save the Date for Prague Gaming 3, March 12 - 2019 at Vienna House Andel's Prague

Save the Date for Prague Gaming 3, March 12 - 2019 at Vienna House Andel's Prague

Prague – European Gaming Media and Events is proud to announce the official date and location for Prague Gaming Summit 3, which will be held on the 12th of March at Vienna House Andel's Prague.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/22/2018

The Two Best Tennis Betting Sites

The Two Best Tennis Betting Sites

The way we bet has shifted greatly from using stores, to now placing our bets online. Sports betting is by far the most popular form of gambling in the UK, and tennis is estimated to be second only to football in the UK.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/22/2018

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

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.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/19/2018

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

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Sports Betting

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Gambling

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.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/18/2018

Bookie Tips: The NFL Bye Week Betting Strategy Breakdown

Bookie Tips: The NFL Bye Week Betting Strategy Breakdown

Understanding your NFL bettors will only help your sportsbook business strive. Stay up-to-date and learn your bettors thoughts on NFL bye week betting. Check it out out here.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/18/2018

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

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

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

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

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

Breaking News

Do Bookies Always Win?

Do Bookies Always Win?

When it comes to casinos or other gambling establishments, you've probably heard the saying "The house always wins".

The NFL: A Bookie's Best Friend (PremierPerHead Podcast)

The NFL: A Bookie's Best Friend (PremierPerHead Podcast)

With the 2018 holiday season upon us, seasonal shoppers jump head first into the gift buying frenzy that marks this popular time of year.

Philadelphia Sportsbook Opens for Business

Philadelphia Sportsbook Opens for Business But Players Must Pay 34 Percent Tax

Players are likely to be taxed higher than most other states with PA players looking to shell out 34% of winnings