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  • Bookies Have Donald Trump as Massive 2020 Favorite

    02/21/2019 5:05:15 PM PST · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/20/2019 | Caleb Howe
    Although there are now twelve (twelve!) already-declared candidates opposing Donald Trump in 2020, the nation’s gambling gurus are still heavily favoring him for the win in the next election. In fact, as the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday, the entry of Bernie Sanders as #12 in the race didn’t even budge the numbers. In the latest batch of odds, released just after Bernie’s announcement, Trump is the overwhelming 3-2 favorite for reelection, writes the Examiner’s Washington Secrets columnist Paul Bedard, who spoke with the sportsbook manager at, Dave Mason.
  • Super Bowl LIII: The 10 strangest prop bets for the big game

    02/02/2019 5:20:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 1, 2019 | Chris Cwik
    The Super Bowl is a spectacle. Sure, on the field, the game looks pretty normal. It’s still two teams trying to outmaneuver each other for 60 minutes. Away from the field, though, everything is taken to an extreme level. That doesn’t just include the pregame ceremonies, halftime show or the week of craziness leading up to the game, it also extends into the gambling world.
  • After a casino boom, a Mississippi county deals with a reversal of fortune

    01/23/2019 9:08:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 18, 2019 | Jenny Jarvie
    Growing up in Tunica at the height of its casino boom, Roosevelt Hall felt his community had been dealt a winning hand. Lavish monuments to gaming — a gleaming high-rise tower, an Irish medieval castle, an art deco movie house — rose up amid the cotton and rice fields, flooding the impoverished Mississippi Delta county with tourists, money and jobs. But the 38-year-old bartender is increasingly hedging his bets on the future. Nearly five years ago, Hall lost his job when the county’s largest gambling complex, Harrah’s, closed due to a glut in the market. After securing another position at...
  • NFL Investigating Laser Aimed At QB Tom Brady During AFC Championship Game

    01/22/2019 6:42:48 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 48 replies
    KMBC 9 News ^ | January 22, 2019 | William Joy
    A KMBC 9 News photojournalist's camera caught someone using what appears to be a laser pointer directed at Tom Brady's face during Sunday night’s AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. The first instance caught on camera was on a hand-off from Tom Brady to Sony Michel in the fourth quarter. The previous play was a punt that appeared to be muffed by Patriots' receiver Julian Edelman but was later overturned. Laser researcher Charles Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD., said based on the size of the spot, it looks like the person was sitting far back in the end zone, possibly in...
  • The bad bet: How Illinois bet on video gambling and lost

    01/16/2019 11:41:22 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 16 Jan 2019 | Jason Grotto and Sandhya Kambhampati
    Within months of the law’s passage, the state began borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars against the anticipated revenue. Bond documents claimed video gambling machines would raise $300 million each year to help cover the debt payments. It wasn’t until 2017, eight years after the legalization of video gambling, that the state came close to collecting that amount. By then, video gambling had brought in less than $1 billion to pay the bond debt — $1.3 billion short of what lawmakers anticipated. But the costs of video gambling had already exacted a heavy toll on the state.
  • Legal interpretations will determine what’s next for Wire Act

    01/15/2019 4:52:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | January 15, 2019 | Richard N. Velotta
    Depending on who you talk to, the reinterpretation of the Wire Act by the U.S. Justice Department will either be no problem for Nevada — or a big problem. Gaming industry legal experts have begun analyzing the effects of the new interpretation of a 23-page opinion issued Monday by Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel of the department’s Office of Legal Counsel. The 1961 Wire Act originally was intended to block sports betting across state lines through telephone and wire communications as a means of deterring organized crime.
  • Justice Department Says All Online Gambling Is Illegal

    01/15/2019 4:26:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 57 replies
    Fortune ^ | 15 Jan 2019 | Natasha Bach
    The U.S. Justice Department now says that all internet gambling is illegal.A November opinion made public Monday reversed a 2011 opinion on the Wire Act, which established the law as applicable to only sports betting. The DOJ claims that the 2011 opinion misinterpreted the statute and reinterprets the Wire Act to encompass all forms of gambling that crosses state boundaries. The opinion could have wide-reaching effects in states that sell lottery tickets online or where online gambling is legal. This number has increased in recent months following the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize sports betting in the U.S. last year....
  • DC woman wins thousands at MGM, and loses it all over casino typo

    01/13/2019 5:27:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 91 replies ^ | January 9, 2019 | Lauren DeMarco
    After a mix-up at MGM National Harbor, one jackpot winner had to leave without her cash. Cynthia Obie won thousands on a slot machine at the Prince George’s County casino – but when the casino took down her Social Security number incorrectly, she lost it all. -snip Following regulations, before handing her the cash, MGM staff took her ID and personal information. But they misread her Social Security number by one digit. The person whose number they plugged into the database apparently owed the state of Maryland a lot of child support, and Obie’s winnings were immediately confiscated. “I’m like no all of my...
  • FanDuel ends up paying off Alabama and Clemson bettors

    01/09/2019 9:46:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 8, 2019 | Jason Owens
    Monday was a rough night for FanDuel. The online sports book ended up paying out extra after Clemson trounced Alabama in the national championship game. FanDuel paid Alabama bettors in November In November, FanDuel announced that it was declaring Alabama the national champion and paying off futures bets made on they heavily favored Crimson Tide. Alabama was listed as a -280 favorite at the time, meaning gamblers would have to risk $280 to win $100 on a bet on the Crimson Tide. “It’s a way to reward our customers for betting on Alabama when the odds were really hard to...
  • 960th time's a charm: Guest wins $1 million on Vegas slot machine

    12/26/2018 3:13:54 PM PST · by simpson96 · 60 replies ^ | 12/25/2018 | Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KUTV) — It only took 960 spins, but it paid off for one women at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The hotel tweeted that one lucky guest won $1,023,743 on her 960th spin playing on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine. LAS VEGAS (KUTV) — It only took 960 spins, but it paid off for one women at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The hotel tweeted that one lucky guest won $1,023,743 on her 960th spin playing on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine. The woman won the jackpot on Christmas Eve. The hotel did not...
  • Nuns Stole $500k And Spent It On Gambling And Vacations

    12/09/2018 9:12:30 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies ^ | 12/8/2018 | Brendan Cole
    Two nuns in California allegedly stole more than $500,000 from the school they had been at for years, which they spent in casinos and on vacations. Bank records show Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Lang had been embezzling funds from St. James Catholic School in Torrence for at least a decade, the Press-Telegram reported. But officials from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles told parents and alumni of the school that auditors have not been able to trace all of the money trail. Kreuper had retired as the school's principal earlier this year and she dealt with the school...
  • FBI raids home of Atlantic City mayor

    12/03/2018 2:53:23 PM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    NJ Advanced Media ^ | December 3, 2018
    FBI agents raided the home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam just before 8 a.m. Monday morning, the agency confirmed to NJ Advance Media. At least a dozen agents were seen going in and out of the Ohio Avenue home Monday morning, removing more than 10 boxes. An FBI spokeswoman at the scene said both FBI and IRS agents were involved in the search of home. “We can confirm that our agents were executing search warrant at the home of Mayor Frank Gilliam,” said Doreen Holder, a public affairs specialist with the FBI’s Newark office, declining to comment on the...
  • Chiefs-Rams O/U total of 105 a big loss for Las Vegas

    11/20/2018 7:58:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 20, 2018 | Ben Fawkes
    Sportsbooks set the total for Monday night's matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams at an astronomical 64 -- and the two teams blew past that by 41 points. Michael Grodsky, spokesperson for William Hill, which has 108 sportsbooks in Nevada, told ESPN the game was a "healthy seven-figure loss" for the book, with 69 percent of customers betting the over. The game had opened and closed at 64, the highest over/under in an NFL game since at least 1986, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
  • Watch: LSU Bettors Burned After RB Nick Brossette Stops Short of End Zone Twice

    11/11/2018 4:30:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | November 10, 2018 | Kaelen Jones
    The ending of No. 7 LSU's 24-17 win over Arkansas gave bettors in Las Vegas quite a scare on Saturday. The Tigers closed as 13-point favorites and held a seven-point lead with just over a minute left, when senior tailback Nick Brossette ran 16 yards and fell down in bounds at the seven.
  • Sportsbooks nationwide lose big on Week 9's Sunday slate

    11/05/2018 9:03:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 5, 2018 | David Purdum
    Before the late-afternoon NFL games even kicked off, the writing was on the wall -- bookmakers from Nevada to New Jersey were taking a bath on a Sunday that will go down as one of the betting public's best. Nevada industry sources estimated the state's sportsbooks lost in the range of $7 million to $10 million overall on Sunday. In the early games, the books found themselves holding lopsided betting action on the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers, two popular picks that easily covered the spread. Their fate was sealed by the Kansas City Chiefs, the most heavily bet favorite...
  • MyBookie: Betting site odds favor GOP keeping control of House

    10/29/2018 9:06:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/29/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    We've been hearing about the inevitable "blue wave" handing control of the House of Representatives to Democrats since before President Trump was inaugurated.  Maxine Waters, for one, gained the sobriquet "Auntie Maxine" for offering the political equivalent of bedtime stories promising impeachment on the come, once voters corrected the obvious error they committed by electing Trump.  History, after all, dictates that the president's party loses support, and the GOP's margin in the House is smaller than the historic average. Polls continue to predict a blue wave, albeit one that might be too small for surfers.  But polls depend on constructing a model...

    10/12/2018 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 10/12/18 | Danny Monteverde
    The manager of a Kenner post office stole $630,000 worth of stamps and sold them online after losing more than $667,000 while gambling in recent years, federal authorities said this week. Prosecutors also allege Ryan Cortez, 46, embezzled nearly $10,000 from a church in Des Allemands that listed him as its treasurer. The alleged theft was to fuel a gambling problem to which he confessed, the feds allege. And in the process of allegedly stealing stamps, authorities said, Cortez made history by committing one of the largest internal thefts the U.S. Postal Service has ever seen.
  • Sycuan Begins Hiring for Over 700 New Positions (California)

    09/18/2018 11:20:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Cision PR Newswire ^ | September 18, 2018
    SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sycuan Casino announced today that the organization is now hiring for over 700 new positions for its hotel and resort expansion. The variety of new positions are in the food and beverage, hotel and casino divisions. Sycuan is kicking off its hiring efforts with a job fair this Thursday, September 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the East County Career Center. Sycuan will host a series of job fairs through the remainder of this year and into 2019. Many of the job fairs hosted by Sycuan will have hiring managers on-site...
  • Warren unloads on Trump administration over stalled Indian casino project

    09/10/2018 7:26:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed the Trump administration after it threw a $1 billion casino project into doubt by ruling the federal government could not take land into trust for a Massachusetts tribe, an issue she has championed as she fights criticism over her disputed claims of Cherokee ancestry. The Massachusetts Democrat vowed to move forward with legislation after the Bureau of Indian Affairs admitted defeat Friday in its two-year search for a legal avenue to take 320 acres into trust on behalf of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. The Interior Department agreed in 2015 to hold land in trust for the...
  • Did Eric Holder Collude with the "Chicago Outfit" for $300K?

    09/10/2018 6:41:15 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 7, 2018 | Lee Cary
    In March 2004, the Illinois Gaming Board awarded the license to the City of Rosemont, Illinois, adjacent to O’Hare Airport. In response to allegations that criminal interests aligned with the “Chicago Outfit” (AKA “The Mob”) were active in Rosemont, then Illinois Governor Blagojevich, now prisoner #40892-424 in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, hired Eric Holder, former Deputy U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during the Clinton Administration, to investigate, draft and release a report that would clear the Rosemont casino project with a clean bill of health. “‘The concern was Holder had a bias to do whatever Blagojevich...