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  • Out-of-pocket gamblers' fury at victorious Vikings: Last-gasp heroes Minnesota take the knee [tr]

    01/15/2018 6:06:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2018 | Ariel Zilber
    The Minnesota Vikings’ final act of sportsmanship in their shock victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday cost bettors a lot of money. The Vikings won the NFC Divisional Round game over the Saints on a last-second 61-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Stefon Diggs at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. When Diggs ran into the end zone, the clock read 0:00, meaning the game was over. But the rules of football stipulate that even if a team scores a touchdown with no time left on the clock, it still needs to kick an extra point. Diggs’ touchdown gave...
  • Legalize Sports Betting

    12/31/2017 6:33:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2017 | Steve Chapman
    Americans have long since broken free of their Puritan past, but the Puritan impulse is not quite dead. Among the places it shows signs of life is the 1992 federal law that prohibits states from -- you are not going to believe this -- allowing betting on sports. If a Martian arrived today, of course, she would deduce that in this country, betting on sports is not forbidden but mandatory. In practice, it's as American as Dunkin' Donuts. March Madness costs businesses an estimated $4 billion a year in lost productivity, and it's not because employees waste time singing their...
  • A horse’s jockey falling off at the finish cost a bettor over $571,000

    12/29/2017 3:23:04 PM PST · by packrat35 · 11 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/29/2017 | MSN
    We hope whoever the bettor is who lost over $571,000 on this heartbreaker that the new year gives you better luck. At Florida's Gulfstream Park, a horse was this close to winning a race and giving a single gambler the chance at a massive payday! But then … oh nooooooooooooooooooo. Jockey Emisael Jaramillio was tossed from Cryognic just a few steps from the wire, which meant the thoroughbred was out of the running.
  • The day zero was banned from British roulette – how times have changed

    12/29/2017 2:40:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 29, 2017 | by Leighton Vaughan Williams, The Conversation
    <p>On December 30, 1967, senior detectives from Scotland Yard sent owners of gambling clubs into a proverbial spin. Anyone operating a roulette wheel that contained the number zero would be prosecuted, they warned. From now on the whirl of numbers would all be reds and blacks – starting with the number one.</p>
  • N.J. argues that it can legalize sports betting, and Supreme Court seems to agree

    12/04/2017 9:51:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2017 | By Robert Barnes
    A majority of the Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow New Jersey to proceed with its plan to legalize sports betting at casinos and racetracks, a move that could open a rush among states to grab a share of what is now billions of dollars in illegal gambling. Several justices suggested that they agreed with New Jersey’s argument that a federal prohibition from 1992 barring states from authorizing sports betting is flawed because the law forces states to keep in place a betting ban that their residents no longer favor.
  • Was Las Vegas shooter using gambling to launder money? A lot points in that direction

    11/21/2017 12:21:18 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    The Vindicator ^ | October 14, 2017 | Ann Coulter
    Now the media are just taunting us with their tall tales about Stephen Paddock, the alleged Las Vegas shooter. Reputedly serious news organizations are claiming that he made a living playing video poker. That’s like claiming someone made a living smoking crack. The media are either doing PR for the gambling industry or they don’t want anyone considering the possibility that Paddock was using gambling to launder money. NBC News reports, with a straight face: “Las Vegas gunman earned millions as a gambler.” A Los Angeles Times article is headlined, “In the solitary world of video poker, Stephen Paddock knew...
  • Mysterious World Series gambler betting $14 million on Game 7 after winning on every game so far

    11/01/2017 2:51:38 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 38 replies
    SB Nation via MSN ^ | 11/1/17 | Jamed Dator
    A gambler out of Eastern Europe has already won big on the World Series, and he has no signs of stopping. Now he has over $14 million on the line for Game 7 and has left the gambling world wonder “how?”  This isn’t a case of a single gambler throwing down huge money on a single game. The bettor has won on all six World Series games so far — spread across multiple bookies — and let it ride after every single win. When the Dodgers won Game 6, he could have taken home over $14 million, but he let...
  • Vegas says it will be the Trolly Dodgers by a hair in Game 7

    10/31/2017 10:38:40 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 20 replies
    Vegas Insider ^ | 10/31/17
    Place your bets
  • American gambler dubbed the 'Tiger Woods of Poker' will not be paid £7.7m baccarat winnings [tr]

    10/25/2017 5:41:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2017 | Mark Duell
    Top poker player Phil Ivey has lost a Supreme Court challenge over his £7.7million winnings from a casino. The 40-year-old American has been fighting to recover the money since successfully playing a version of baccarat known as Punto Banco at Crockfords Club in Mayfair in 2012.
  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un permits racetrack gambling as international sanctions take hold

    10/16/2017 7:53:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 16, 2017 | Sam Meredith
    North Korean race-goers who once risked three years hard labor for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races, as the one-party state searches for new ways to generate hard currency in the wake of tough international sanctions. In recent weeks, North Korea's access to foreign money has been significantly limited by a flurry of international sanctions over Pyongyang's missile and nuclear weapons programs.
  • Las Vegas Gunman Chased Gambling’s Payouts and Perks

    10/04/2017 9:07:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 4, 2017 | Serge F. Kovaleski, Sabrina Tavernise and John Branch
    LAS VEGAS — The video poker machines that Stephen Paddock liked were the ones that did not draw attention. They had few look-at-me flashing lights or listen-to-me bells. He would sit in front of them for hours, often wagering more than $100 a hand. The way he played — instinctually, decisively, calculatingly, silently, with little movement beyond his shifting eyes and nimble fingers — meant he could play several hundred hands an hour. Casino hosts knew him well. “Not a lot of smiles and friendliness,” said John Weinreich, who was an executive casino host at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa...
  • Vegas shooter had 200+ reports of suspicious activities, large financial transactions in casinos

    10/04/2017 1:47:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 197 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 4, 2017 | By MIKE LEVINE
    As authorities pick apart the life of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, they have come across one major thread of suspicious behavior: how he handled his money. In the last three years alone, more than 200 reports about Paddock’s activities, particularly large transactions at casinos, have been filed with law enforcement authorities, ABC News was told. While some of the reports centered around "suspicious activity," most were "currency transaction reports," which casinos are required to file with the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network when a person withdraws or deposits more than $10,000 in cash.
  • Las Vegas Shooter Gambled With At Least $160K In Recent Weeks

    10/03/2017 10:26:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10-03-2017 | by Tom Winter, Pete Williams and Andrew Blankstein
    Mandalay Bay shooter Stephen Paddock gambled with at least $160,000 in the past several weeks at Las Vegas casinos, according to multiple senior law enforcement officials. There were 16 separate Currency Transaction Reports, or CTRS, filed for Paddock in recent weeks. The Treasury Department and the IRS mandate that casinos have to file the reports for "each transaction in currency involving cash-in and cash-out of more than $10,000 in a gaming day." The reports don't show whether Paddock won or lost or both on the days in question. They do show that on same days there were multiple transactions. A...
  • Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was a high-stakes gambler who 'kept to himself' before massacre

    10/02/2017 12:28:37 PM PDT · by Raebie · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Oct. 2, 2107 | William Wan, Sandhya Somashekhar, Aaron C. Davis and Barbara Liston
    Before he opened fire late Sunday, killing at least 58 people at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, gunman Stephen Paddock was living out his retirement as a high-stakes gambler in a quiet town outside Las Vegas. Paddock, 64, would disappear for days at a time, frequenting casinos with his longtime girlfriend, neighbors said. Relatives also said Paddock had frequently visited Las Vegas to gamble and take in concerts. Eric Paddock said his brother often gambled in tens of thousands of dollars. “My brother is not like you and me. He plays high-stakes video poker,” he said....
  • Who is Stephen Paddock? Multimillionaire Las Vegas shooter, 64, was a hunting enthusiast, licensed

    10/02/2017 2:06:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 277 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/2/17 | dailymail staff
    Full title.....................Who is Stephen Paddock? Multimillionaire Las Vegas shooter, 64, was a hunting enthusiast, licensed pilot and gambler with no criminal record who owned a $400,000 home in Nevada retirement community........................The man suspected of opening fire at concertgoers attending a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night was a local resident with no prior criminal convictions in the state of Nevada. Stephen Paddock, 64, lived just 90 minutes outside Las Vegas in the city of Mesquite, where he purchased a home in a retirement community for just over $369,000 in 2015 according to public records. He lived there...
  • Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Had Recent Large Gambling Transactions

    10/02/2017 10:14:05 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 151 replies
    NBC ^ | 02 Oct 2017 | Pete Williams
    The suspected gunman behind the Las Vegas massacre made several large gambling transactions in recent weeks, according to law enforcement officials. The transactions in Las Vegas by Stephen Paddock were in the tens of thousands, the officials said. It was not immediately clear if those transactions were losses or wins. Paddock's brothers were stunned to learn Monday that their sibling was the suspected perpetrator of the largest mass shooting in modern American history. Eric Paddock of Orlando, Florida, said he had "no idea" why his 64-year-old brother committed the shooting. “Mars just fell into the earth,” he told NBC News....
  • Want a job at MGM Springfield? Casino company launches hiring push ahead of fall 2018 opening (MA)

    09/25/2017 1:16:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Republican ^ | September 25, 2017 | Dan Glaun
    MGM Springfield is launching a push to attract job seekers, as the company prepares to fill thousands of jobs ahead of the $950 million gaming complex's opening in the fall of 2018. The campaign, which already includes billboard, radio, digital and print advertisements and will feature television ads in the coming months, is designed to raise awareness of hundreds of posted job descriptions to local workers, MGM said in a statement. "We want MGM Springfield employees to reflect their community, which will ultimately enrich our property and the customer experience," MGM Resort's Vice President of Talent and Workforce Development Wanda...
  • MGM Resorts Proposes To Build $675 Million Casino In Bridgeport, Connecticut

    09/19/2017 6:46:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Tight Poker ^ | September 19, 2017
    MGM Resorts recently announced that it is willing to invest $675 million to develop a third casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut. MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO James Murren who is a native of Bridgeport said that this waterfront proposal would include developing an entertainment complex along with a casino that would also bring in thousands of visitors from New York. MGM Resorts Ready To Embrace Connecticut Connecticut legislators will have an interesting decision to make as the state of Connecticut has been in a legal tussle with MGM Resorts over a proposed third satellite casino that the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan...
  • Las Vegas books staring down Mayweather-McGregor disaster

    08/23/2017 7:49:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 22, 2017 | Howie Kussoy
    People are putting their money where Conor McGregor’s mouth is. Though McGregor isn’t expected to leave his first professional boxing match a winner this weekend, if the brash UFC lightweight champ is somehow victorious, Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t be the biggest loser in Las Vegas. Despite the overwhelming consensus from experts that the 29-year-old Irishman has little chance to beat the undefeated boxing legend this weekend, bettors are overwhelmingly in McGregor’s corner — accounting for 89 percent of all action, according to BetOnline.ag — and could be setting the city’s sportsbooks up for one of its darkest days ever.
  • Dublin bookie world’s first dedicated Donald Trump bookmaker – he’s got some VERY unusual offers

    07/30/2017 11:31:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Sun ^ | July 30, 2017 | Mike Ridley
    This is NOT fake news. This is big, big news. Joe Lee has just become the world’s first full-time Donald Trump bookmaker. The Sun’s Mike Ridley gives a Trump pinch with Paddy Power’s Joe In a rectangular – rather than oval – office on the fourth floor of Dublin’s Power Tower, Head of Trump Bets Joe spends his day working out the odds for punters’ bets on the US President. Donald J Trump is BIG business in the world of betting. More bets are placed on The Donald than on boxing, motor racing or even the President’s favourite sport golf....