Category: sports betting

Poker players who are sport bettors as well
Categories: live poker, online poker, sports betting 29 Oct 2020 177
Reading time: 4 min, 799 words

Poker players who are sport bettors as well

Several notable poker players have their fair share of big sports bets they have made public, and below, along with some of their best sports betting stories, you can see a couple of those big names. Normal Chad is recognised as the WSOP voice on ESPN by many, but he's still...

History's biggest gambling losses
Categories: live poker, other games, slots, sports betting 10 Dec 2020 187
Reading time: 9 min, 1797 words

History's biggest gambling losses

When you sit down at a casino table, there is always a chance, but big losses are not too frequent if you are smart enough. Well, it was too hard to resist for the gamblers who missed all the temptation. If they took an ego trip or were searching for...

The world's wealthiest gamblers
Categories: bets, blackjack, live poker, online poker, other, other games, slots, sports betting 5 Jan 2021 628
Reading time: 18 min, 3382 words

The world's wealthiest gamblers

Although most people argue that pure luck is the foundation of all casino games, there are some experienced players with a professional gambling career. These gambling experts agree that winning at land-based or online casinos requires a great deal of expertise and gaming experience. We've looked back over the years and...

'Ndrangheta mafia involvement in gambling
Categories: crime, online casinos, sports betting 15 Jan 2021 140
Reading time: 4 min, 799 words

'Ndrangheta mafia involvement in gambling

In Italy, the biggest Mafia trial in 30 years is set to start this week. 355 suspected participants and accomplices of the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate are on trial. The reported criminal history of this organization includes murder, illegal gambling, and more. It is anticipated that more than 900 witnesses will...

Record-breaking Super Bowl bets
Categories: other games, sports betting 13 Feb 2021 121
Reading time: 3 min, 577 words

Record-breaking Super Bowl bets

This year's Super Bowl proved once again to be America's favourite football game. The 55th Super Bowl was played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, and released on Sunday, February 7, in front of a live audience of more than 24,000 viewers and millions of fans behind TV screens....

The Italian government's crackdown on illegal gambling targets crime syndicates
Categories: crime, lottery, online casinos, slots, sports betting 22 Mar 2021 140
Reading time: 2 min, 464 words

The Italian government's crackdown on illegal gambling targets crime syndicates

Malta, a Mediterranean island country, began its transformation from sleepy tourism destination to international gambling mecca in 2004. Seventeen years later, Malta remains a source of interest for Transparency International, bilateral law enforcement agencies, and some European Union countries. In the midst of the public investigation into the killing of journalist...

NBA referee which was fixing games for the mob
Categories: crime, interviews, sports betting, video 7 May 2021 100

NBA referee which was fixing games for the mob

Timothy Francis Donaghy is a disgraced former NBA referee who served in the league for 13 seasons from 1994 to 2007, before he was caught up in a gambling scandal. Donaghy officiated in 772 regular season games and 20 playoff games during his NBA career. Donaghy retired from the league on...

$2.4m bet on horse racing
Categories: sports betting 10 May 2021 124
Reading time: less than 1 min, 156 words

$2.4m bet on horse racing

Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, a business magnate from Houston, Texas, raised his original Kentucky Derby bet on Essential Quality(horse name) from $500,000 to $2.4m by the time the colt reached the starting gate, so he could have won $6m. He wouldn't get any of it back. Essential Quality, the 5-2 favorite, finished...

The shady history of russia's largest sports betting company
Categories: illegal, sports betting 29 May 2021 675
Reading time: 10 min, 1912 words

The shady history of russia's largest sports betting company

The downtown Moscow office of Fonbet, Russia's largest sports betting operator, appeared like a besieged castle one day in the summer of 2013. The air was filled with sparks and the stench of burning metal. Officers from the Ministry of Internal Affairs anti-corruption directorate had arrived to carry out a search...