FBI Agents Posing As Online Gamblers for Oklahoma Investigation
It was reported on Monday by The Oklahoman Newspaper that FBI agents lost and won thousands of dollars in undercover investigations of the Oklahoma gambling operations shown by federal records. By using the plan to build a case against the online sports betting company Legendz Sports that is operating from Costa Rica, the agents were able to lead the federal indictment of 34 people in the United States. Solicited bets of more than $1 billion by Legendz on sporting events from United States gamblers, 24/7, the grand jurors of Oklahoma have alleged in the indictment that notes Legendz Sports operated a Panama, Okla call center.
Related to this there has been a sentencing of three men in Hartford, Connecticut for being involved in the closed 44Wager.com sports betting site being operated out of Costa Rica. The Accused, Anthony Santoro from New York along with Michael Vitti and Daniel Degruttola both from Stamford appeared before US District Judge Vanessa L Bryant.
Santoro was sent to jail for eight months by Judge Bryant along with three years of release that will be supervised. Vitti was sentenced to 10 months in prison along with three years of release to be supervised. Degruttola was sentenced to three months of confinement at home along with three years of release to be supervised. Judge Bryant also required that Santoro forfeit $25,000 while Vitti and Degruttola are required to forfeit $100,000 each. It was reported to the court that illegal online sports betting has generated almost $1.7 million of revenue between October 2010 and June 2011.
Although the World Cup of 2014 in Brazil is still one year away, but it is already in the making as the action in the qualifiers is heating up. Bet365 Sportsbook, being the outstanding Sportsbook it is, it offers sports punters the best lines on all of the available bets, players and games for the qualifying matches that will take place between the 22nd of March and the 26th of the same month. These qualifying matches include some interesting soccer matches. They include Mexico and Honduras in head to head action while the USA will confront Costa Rica and England will face off against San Marino. Other matches include Argentina vs. Venezuela and Sweden vs. Ireland.
One of the most action-filled matches will take place in Hampden Park where Wales and Scotland will face off as they try to climb to the top of Group A. At the moment, Wales is on the top of after winning 2-1 in the first leg when Gareth Bale scored the winning goal. Since the Scottish team is seeking revenge, it means that it will be a great match and with great matches, comes great betting chances. If the game ends with a draw, the players can get their money back through the Bore Draw Money Back promotion that is applicable to these bets if they are eligible.
In order for punters to take advantage of that promotion, they will need to place one of the following bets, a Scorecast bet, full time / half time result bet or a pre match correct score bet at Bet365 Sportsbook. If the match ends in a draw, all losing bets will be refunded.
June 9th, 2012
Unibet the internet gambling operator and bookmaker, which is popular for its activities in Europe has hired the services of the media company ZenithOptimedia. Unibet choose ZenithOptimedia to lead its planned expansion and invasion of the internet gambling market of Australia. Commenting on such move, Mads Joergensen, the General Manager of Unibet has stated that the company has many plans for their invasion of the Australian market. These plans are as ambitious as they are aggressive this is why they had to make the best choice of partnership that will be suitable for their plans. This partner was found in ZenithOptimedia as the company is very impressed with their talents and skills in the world of the media. This choice was made carefully as they were looking for a company that would have a fitting personality that would go side by side with their plans for Australia.
On the other hand, Ian Perrin, the Chief Executive of ZenithOptimedia stated that the market of internet gambling is one of the rapidly growing markets and industries. He added that his company is much honored to have such partnership with one of the leading companies in online gambling, Unibet. He finalized his speech by saying that he knows that with Unibet’s expertise and plans and ZenithOptimedia’s skills and talents; they will achieve great success in the market of Australia.