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Federal Corruption Case Snares Leaders Of South Texas City

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DALLAS (AP) — Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed “Mr. 591 more words


British, Scandinavian retirees arrested for playing bridge at Thai resort

BANGKOK — Add aging Western bridge players to the list of desperadoes in Thailand’s seaside resort of Pattaya, a sin city rife with prostitution, corruption and foreign and home-grown gangsters. 285 more words


What's Your Wager? Super Bowl 50 Expected To Generate $ 4.1 Billion In Illegal Bets

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The golden anniversary of the NFL’s most watched event, Super Bowl 50, is expected to set off the biggest betting frenzy ever. 412 more words


Recent Negative Rulings Force Daily Fantasy Sports Companies to Massively Increase Lobbying Efforts

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing criticism and identification of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) as the newest wave of sports gambling. Various states have been investigating DraftKings and FanDuel to determine if they are offering online gambling. 493 more words

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2 charged after police raid illegal gambling operation disguised as a daycare

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) — Birmingham police said their vice narcotics unit raided an illegal gambling operation in the city.

They say the operation, located in the 7800 block of 1st Ave N, was disguised as a daycare and set up to look like one from the outside, but was not a real daycare. 431 more words

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Illinois official: Daily fantasy betting is illegal gambling

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ attorney general says daily fantasy sports betting is illegal gambling.

Lisa Madigan issued an opinion Wednesday declaring that illegal gambling occurs when someone “plays a game of chance or skill for money.” 113 more words


My Elevator Speech with Pete Rose

Have you ever thought of what you would say to Pete Rose?, if you have a moment in an elevator with him next week? Here’s what I’ll say to Pete when I get the chance. 221 more words

Elevator Speech