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Anatoly Golubchik Sentenced in New York Illegal Online Sports Betting Case

Anatoly Golubchik was sentenced in the New York "art dealer" online sports betting and poker busts on Tuesday. 57-year-old Golubchik was sentenced by federal Judge Jesse M. Furman for a period of time longer than that outlined in the plea bargain that Golubchik agreed to. The Judge will also hear the case of another involved in the case, Hillel Nahmad, on...

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Jail Time for Illegal Canadian Bookie

A two year old illegal sports betting case resurfaced in Ottawa, Canada this week when 51-year-old Gary Saikely was given 18 months in jail by Judge Hugh Fraser for his role. Saikely was among 21 people arrested in an enforcement drive that took down the ring after a year in operation and $1.2 million in profits. Previous convictions dot Saikely's record...

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Investor Interests in UK Bookies Increases

Investors in British bookmaking companies are still interested despite the issues surrounding fixed odds betting terminals and share prices are on the rise. The UK government's scrutiny of betting shops and FOBT betting levels has had a positive outcome. Rumors that Paddy Power is looking to acquire Ladbrokes has also boosted interest. The issue of FOBTs...

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Coinbet Closes After Less Than One Year

Online sports betting site is on its way out after less than one year in operation. The Bitcoin based site displayed a message of "closed for business" on Easter weekend and directed players to send emails regarding claims. Players have lost an estimated $5 million leading to accusations that Coinbet operators were under-capitalized and over-ambi...

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UEFA Europa League: Valencia vs Sevilla preview

Valencia will have to pull off another miraculous fightback when they face Sevilla on Thursday in order to reach the Europa league final. They did it in the previous round against Basel, winning the second leg 5-0 after a 3-0 first-leg defeat in Switzerland. Now they have to overturn a 2-0 deficit as Stephane M'Bia and Carlos Bacca put Sevilla ahead in the first...

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UEFA Europa League: Juventus vs Benfica preview

Juventus would need just one goal without reply when they meet Benfica on Thursday to enter the Europa League final on their home ground. A great goal from Lima six minutes from time gave Benfica a narrow first-leg advantage but Carlos Tevez's away goal for Juventus could prove essential as it gives the Italian champions the chance to progress in case of a 1-0 wi...

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UEFA Champions League: Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid preview

Jose Mourinho's men secured a goalless draw in the first leg but that result doesn't offer any guarantees of qualification when the Blues meet in-form Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. Chelsea clinched a somewhat unexpected 2-0 win at Liverpool on Sunday to reignite their Premier League title hopes and now they will face Atletico, the onl...

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Manchester United: Giggs could become the club's Guardiola, says Lindegaard

Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has added his voice to Wayne Rooney's in backing Ryan Giggs to be the next permanent manager at Old Trafford. Rooney praised Giggs after Saturday's 4-0 win over Norwich but the favourite for the job remains Dutch coach Louis van Gaal. Lindegaard has compared Giggs to Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola. "It might sou...

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Sporting Index Launches Tablet Friendly App

Sports spread betting company Sporting Index has launched a new mobile site that is more user friendly for tablet device customers. The app, available in the Apple store or from the company's website, was developed in house. 'One of the biggest challenges for any company with an online presence is being able to provide content and services across multiple...

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Ladbrokes Launches Betting Men Advert

Ladbrokes is getting some mixed feedback on its latest television advertisement. The ad is themed after "Betting Men" and shows the betting behaviors of five typical men. The men include The Professor, The Gut Truster, Mr. Brightside, Generous John and The Believer. The advert will be followed up with five additional ones in the future. Ladbrokes' Bettin...

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UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid preview

Real Madrid visit Champions League holders Bayern Munich on Tuesday with good confidence after securing a 1-0 first-leg success last week. The Spanish giants have won the competition nine times, more than any team in Europe, but they have been knocked out in the semi finals in each of the last three seasons, twice against German opponents. Karim Bennzema scored t...

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Primera Liga: Atletico Madrid get closer to the title

Atletico Madrid now need just two more wins to clinch the Primera Liga title after recording a 1-0 win at Valencia last weekend. Raul Garcia scored the only goal of the match a couple of minutes before the interval after a mix-up between goalkeeper Vicente Guaita and Jeremy Mathieu. It wasn't an easy win for Atletico though, Valencia dominated possession and Jona...

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UK Government to Tighten Up Rules for Bookmakers

The UK government has stepped up the regulations on betting which will affect British bookmaking companies. The Guardian reported that the UK government plans to lower the maximum bet limits on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals in betting shops after numerous complaints. A source from the UK government said, "We know lots of people are worried about the numbers...

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Cycling: Team Sky reveal Giro d'Italia squad

Ben Swift and Peter Kennaugh will be the only British riders in Team Sky's Giro d'Italia squad this year after Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome were left out of their nine-man squad. Froome will be preparing for the Tour de France in July as he attempts to defend his tile while Wiggins will be taking part in the Tour of California. The first two stages wil...

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Manchester United: Jurgen Klopp rules out move to Old Trafford

Jurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of the list of favourites to become the next manager of Manchester United. The Borussia Dortmund head coach was among the top candidates to replace David Moyes, who was sacked by the club on Tuesday. "I find it a little uncomfortable having to turn somebody down without them making an enquiry," Klopp said. "But it seems like...

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Liverpool v Chelsea Betting Preview

Liverpool know the task at hand - if they take seven points from their last three games then they are guaranteed to end the season as Premier League champions. However the first of those games, this Sunday, is against second-placed Chelsea. Brendan Rodgers' league-leaders are at home, however, and have won 15 of their 17 games at Anfield this season. Liverpoo...

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World Cup: Winger Adnan Januzaj has decided to play for Belgium

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has decided to represent Belgium in international football. Belgium head coach Marc Wilmots has announced the event on Twitter and declared himself "delighted" with the youngster's decision. Januzaj was born in Belgium to Kosovan-Albanian parents and joined Manchester United in 2011. The 19-year-old could have played for...

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Premier League: Chelsea allowed to field weakened team against Liverpool

Chelsea are not expected to face punishment from the Premier League if manager Jose Mourinho will decide to field a weakened team at Liverpool on Sunday. Blackpool faced such punishment in 2011 but regulations have changed since then. Only if several under-21 players will be fielded in the starting eleven the Premier League will take action against the club. J...

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New In-Play Betting Service for South African Market

Cape Town's BetFlash has rolled out a Betradar-powered in-play betting product geared for South African punters. The new offering is available for mobile, tablet and PC users. BetFlash general manager, Samantha McMurtrie said: "We have focused on a clean, easy to use screen layout, as well as keeping the markets open for longer." "BetFlash thus now stand...

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Trinity Mirror Partners with Paddy Power in Launch Sports Betting App

UK based news company Trinity Mirror Plc, who publishes Daily Mirror and Sunday People, has partnered up with Paddy Power to launch a sports betting app featuring the Paddy Power Brand. Daily Mirror readers will be made aware that wagers placed using the app will be Paddy Power betting markets, according to a spokesperson. Conor Durnim, the publication as a...

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