Jockey Accused of Zapping Horse Near Finish Line

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We will continue to support this investigation in every way possible,” Young said.

Prosecutors now allege that the photo showed Chapa, 43, holding a buzzer in his left hand. 17  race riding Quiet Acceleration at the Sam Houston Race Park in Texas, a snapshot of the photo finish circulated. “It more gets his attention. Buzzers are used to send an electrical shock to the horse.

Abrams said incidents like this were not common.

Jockey Roman Chapa is facing a felony charge of unlawful influence on racing based largely on a photograph taken during a race earlier this month.

Horse race scam foiled by a quirk of fate.

Investigators said the jockey told them that the picture was photoshopped by someone trying to frame him.

Chapa’s track record is questionable. It’s just meant to kind of startle him.”

Members of Congress tackle horse “torture.”

ap chapa lb 150129 16x9 608 Jockey Accused of Zapping Horse Near Finish LineAP.  In 2007, he was suspended for using an electrical device on a horse. He reportedly asked that the image be taken down, raising suspicions.

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Barry Abrams of ESPN’s “In the Gate” said the alleged device was intended to startle the horse and make him run faster.

Chapa did not respond to requests for comment by ABC News.

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Andrea Young, president of the Sam Houston Race Park, said in a statement that the park was “pleased” with how fast the investigation had moved.

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“It doesn’t really hurt the horse,” Abrams said. And in 1994, he was suspended for using a nail to make a horse run faster.

If he is convicted, Chapa faces up to 10 years in prison.

ABC News’ Ryan Owens, Matt German and Shahriar Rahmanzadeh contributed to this story.

“Just about all the tracks these days have stewards positioned all over the rack track — both with their own eyes and with cameras everywhere — so it’s very difficult nowadays to execute such a thing effectively,” he said.

When Chapa won the Jan.

“These sorts of actions have no place in horse racing, and are a disservice to the tens of thousands of people involved in our sport who play by the rules every day. ..

Will Vegas sports books ban you for dutch betting?

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Winning is not illegal and betting is not illegal, but using software to game the system is illegal.

. Many of the sports are partnered together and you will be prohibited from betting at them if you do something illegal. What is Dutch Betting? (this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_book)

They will only ban you if you do something illegal or are black balled.

Only if you are using software will you be banned as cell phones and any type of computer are prohibited from being used in sports books you might be investigated and asked to leave

Online Wetten-Convenient and Easy Way to Bet for Sports And Earn Profits

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Then you actually need to wager a fixed amount of money on that team or animal. One of the major reasons why it is so popular is simply because it is convenient. This is why it is vital to do your lessons on sports betting before you place the bet.

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In order to get a hang of how online sports betting works, it is important to know about the basic concept of sports betting. Bookmaking is something that helps in bringing the risks involved in betting to a minimum without which betting would become very risky as the betting odds are placed against events which nobody has any control over.

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Online betting (online wetten) has been rapidly gaining popularity in the recent times. You can win if you place the right bet or even you can lose also in case you don’t. Other individuals will too place their own wagers on the team they think will win. The basic concept is really not that difficult to understand. Remember, all you have to do is predict which teams or animals, in case of sports involving use of any animals like horse racing, is most likely to win at the game. For more info,please visit Online Wetten and Sportwetten Bonus .

The World Wide Web has come into picture in online betting for sports and this has led to the increase in popularity of online betting (online wetten). Hence, there is a possibility of losing a significant amount of money. The author has worked as a famous bookee with a few renowned organizations. These wagers are the persons who might be the same as the one you have placed or they might be placed on other teams. In most of the cases, people bet for the favorite teams.

Online betting for sports has become quite popular and widespread these days. In fact, this betting has given rise to another popular business and that is, bookmaking. However, like everything else, online betting is something that is also a game of chance. Trust me; once you get a hang of it, you can become quite an expert and can surely win some really good bets. The betting of any sports is real fun. Internet betting combines sports betting with bookmaking and technology available over the web that makes it possible for a sheer number of people all over the world to take part in events that may be happening in other parts of the world.

. In case if your team is winning the game, you will win all the money that the others had wrongly wagered or vice versa.

Shrin Sndu has good knowledge about differnt games,including football, tennis, basketball, handball, hockey and motorsport. You can sit at home in front of the desktop system, have a cup of coffee and start betting. And the main thing is that setting up an account is very easy and convenient and you can place the betting odds anytime you want and from anywhere you want

Gambling Pro Archie Karas Charged With Defrauding Casino

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Industry experts estimate that casinos nationwide lose tens of millions of dollars a year in various cheating scams.

“This defendant’s luck ran out thanks to extraordinary cooperation between several different law enforcement agencies who worked together to investigate and prosecute this case,” said county District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

If convicted, Karas, whose real name is Anargyros Karabourniotis, faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison.

(Reporting by Marty Graham; Editing by Steve Gorman, Bernard Orr)

But authorities said Karas has been accused of cheating before.

He is considered by many to have been the greatest gambler of all time and often has been compared with Nick “the Greek” Dandolos, another high-stakes gambler and high roller who died in 1966.

. Karas, 62, best known for reputedly building a beginning stake of $50 into a $40 million fortune during a record three-year winning streak, was taken into custody on Tuesday at his Las Vegas home, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office said on Friday.

According to prosecutors, Karas was spotted by surveillance cameras marking cards – using tiny smudges of dye secretly wiped onto the backs of jacks, queens, kings and aces – while playing blackjack in July at the Indian-owned Barona Resort and Casino in Lakeside, California.

The marks gave Karas an unfair advantage by helping him identify the value of cards before they were dealt as he chose whether to take another card, or hold, in an effort to reach the winning value of 21 without going over, prosecutors said.

Karas set the record for the largest and longest documented winning streak in gambling history from 1992 to 1995, arriving in Las Vegas with $50 in his pocket and going on to amass $40 million from high-stakes poker.

The scheme worked so well that he managed to cheat the casino out of more than $8,000 before he was caught, district attorney’s office spokesman Steve Walker said.

He subsequently lost most of those winnings at baccarat and dice games in three weeks, according to Tom Sexton, who publishes the online gambling magazine Poker News. Karas returned to the poker table many times, often with backers, and cleaned out many of the best players in the world, according to Sexton.

California Justice Department spokeswoman Michelle Gregory said Karas was doing the marking with dye inserted into a hollowed-out gambling chip that he would inconspicuously swipe over the cards while playing through a deck.

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – World-renowned professional poker player Archie Karas, has been arrested on charges of cheating and defrauding a casino after authorities say he was caught marking cards at a California blackjack table.

He will be extradited to San Diego to face a criminal complaint filed last week charging him with burglary, winning by fraudulent means and cheating, the prosecutor’s office said.

A search warrant executed on Karas’s home turned up hollowed-out chips from other casinos, but so far no other gambling establishments have lodged complaints against him, Gregory said.

‘THREAT TO THE GAMING INDUSTRY’

By Marty Graham

“The Nevada Gaming Control Board has investigated Karas on multiple occasions resulting in four arrests,” said Karl Bennison, that agency’s enforcement chief, said in a statement. “Karas has been a threat to the gaming industry in many jurisdictions.”

San Diego County has 19 federally recognized Indian tribes and 10 Indian casinos, more than any other county in the United States

Sports Betting. A sure win? both teams +?

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Please help!

I am relatively new to betting, so I am confused about this moneyline. It is for Italian Serie A soccer.

(just moneyline here)

Lazio +180

Juventus +155

Draw +200. If I were to bet $30 on each team, I would come out better than the $60 in the account. Is this correct, or am I missing something? My impression was that the book always had to even out, make it so you could only win one way. right now, I only have $60 in my bodog account. With Lazio, I would make $54 (+30 = $84) and Juventus I would make $46.50 (+$30 = $76.50). I’m not putting this question very clearly, but I’m confused on the moneyline. If one of the two win, and do not draw, I would make money

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Presents Pittsburgh Steelers: Pride in Black and Gold

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The SI franchise also includes SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Kids (www.sikids.com), a monthly magazine targeted to kids age 8 and up; Golf Magazine and www.Golf.com; www.FanNation.com, a social networking and sports news aggregation platform; www.SIOncampus.com, a website dedicated to college sports and the college sports lifestyle; SI Presents the magazine’s specialty publishing division; as well as SI Books, SI Pictures, SI Productions, SI Digital and SI Events. The SI franchise is anchored by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, the most respected voice in sports journalism which reaches a weekly audience of nearly 21 million adults, and www.SI.com, the magazine’s 24/7 sports news website that delivers more than 150 original stories to its users each week.

For more information on Pittsburgh Steelers: Pride in Black and Gold, please visit si.com/steelersbook.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED football writer Dan Jenkins chronicles the first three Super Bowls in “The Steelers Sock It To ‘Em,” “Dallas Feels the Steeler Crunch,” and “What a Passing Parade it Was!” Hall of Fame writer Paul Zimmerman takes you back to 1980 and the Steelers’ fourth Lombardi Trophy against the Minnesota Vikings with “They Were Just Too Much.” Michael Silver covers Pittsburgh’s “One for the Thumb” under coach Bill Cowher with a victory over the Seattle Seahawks in “Steelers Ride High in Motown,” while Damon Hack takes you back to the Steelers’ record sixth Super Bowl ring on a last-minute touchdown by Santonio Holmes in “Going for Six the Hard Way.”

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Krien becomes second female to win William Hill book award

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“I wanted to open the debate but I didn’t want to close it.

By Sam Holden

“It’s not a celebratory book about sport,” she told Reuters. What you do matters on and off the field.”

So what drove the author to continue with the book?

LONDON, (Reuters) – Australian Anna Krien has become the second woman to land the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in its 26-year history.

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“Many mainstream sports writers that I tried to interview also cut me off because they didn’t think I had the right to write the book,” said Krien, referring to her lack of a sporting background.

“I think it needs more people to get involved and talk about it.”

Krien, who had a child while writing the book, described the task as more labour intensive than a labour of love and said she had to overcome much opposition from people involved in the sport.

(Editing by Tony Jimenez)

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Her book ‘Night Games: Sex, Power and a Journey into the Dark Heart of Sport’, about the rape trial of a young Australian Rules footballer, beat six other nominees to the 26,000 pounds ($40,879) prize including the autobiography of former Wales and British Lions rugby player Gareth Thomas.

Although the book is about Australian Rules, Krien said the book should resonate throughout sport.

The judges described the book as a “balanced yet fearless” exploration of the behaviour of sportsmen and their treatment of women and it was an essential, if uncomfortable, read.

Krien, who matched Laura Hillenbrand’s 2001 feat for ‘Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse’, said on Thursday that the tough subject matter made it a brave choice for the judges.

“The importance of the subject,” said Krien. You’re a role model whether you like it or not. “It’s about the dark side of sport…it can be pretty ugly.”

“Sport is a great lens to look at issues other than just the spectacle in front of your eyes,” she explained.

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“It was very much a turf war.”

“There was the obvious opposition from the football fraternity saying, ‘Don’t go there, this is something we don’t talk about’,” she added.

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“Being a sportsman is not a normal occupation

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USPokerSite.net breaks down Louisiana Governor’s opposition to online gambling – National Online Poker

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Additionally, there has already been grumblings in Louisiana that an online gambling bill will be introduced this year, after Louisiana Gaming Control Board chairman Ronnie Jones presented the regulatory body’s findings to the legislature, where Jones remarked of online gamblers in Louisiana, “They’re playing anyway, but it’s not regulated by the government, it’s not sanctioned by the government or taxed by the state.”

Of course, any bill passed by the legislature would have to also get by the desk of Bobby Jindal and his veto pen.

As USPokerSite.net points out in this news story, Jindal is leaving out a major piece of information in his anti-online gambling remarks; the fact that Louisiana offers their residents a number of gambling options.

Jindal’s Double Standard

What Jindal is failing to mention is that online gambling has been available, uninterrupted, in the United States since the 1990′s; just in an unregulated form. It is already available 24/7 on any cell phone or computer, whether you live in a state that has legalized and regulated it or not.

In an excellent summary of the situation that can be found at USPokerSite.net, Jindal comes out not only against online gambling expansion in Louisiana, but also as an advocate for a federal ban of online gambling by overturning the recent change in the Department of Justice’s interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act, which now states that the wire act only applies to sport-betting, and not to intrastate online gambling.

What Jindal and Adelson are essentially asking for is for the status quo: for online poker players in the US to continue playing on less restrictive unregulated offshore sites.

Luckily for online gambling proponents it would seem that Louisiana’s legislature is not in lockstep with the Governor, as a survey conducted by GamblingCompliance.com that was cited in the USPokerSite.net article lists Louisiana as one of the 10 states most likely to consider online gambling expansion.

So it would seem that Governor Jindal isn’t against gambling per se; he is against one specific type of gambling; the type that occurs online.

Jindal’s editorial also makes the unfortunate mistake of echoing one of Sheldon Adelson’s key talking points:

In their crusade to ban online gambling, Sheldon Adelson and his anti-online gambling group, the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (CSIG), have picked up a powerful and influential ally in Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

This new stance by the DOJ paved the way for states to pass online gambling legislation -three did: New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware– and now Adelson and his followers are pushing for that opinion to be overturned by Congress, whom they hope will pass a “Wire Act Fix” that would outlaw virtually all forms of online gambling.

Louisiana Legislature Disagrees

Jindal’s Lack Of Research

Jindal, a bastion of social conservatism, came out against online gambling in an editorial he penned for BusinessInsider.com called Internet gambling a bad bet for American middle class, where his arguments echo of those of Adelson and his CSIG group.

“A powerful pressure campaign out of Washington led by special interests is leading the push to make casino gambling available 24/7 on cellphones and computers, with three states already authorizing it.”

The Louisiana legislature commissioned a study on online gambling in March of 2013, led by Representative Mike Huval who feels, “Louisiana has the potential to benefit economically by legalizing Internet gaming.”

If Jindal’s concern is the predatory nature of online gambling (his words not mine) how does he mesh that conclusion with the fact that his state offers video poker machines in bars, gas stations, and restaurants? This seems to be the very definition of predatory gambling.

The difference between the regulating online gambling and passing an ineffective ban, is that the states that have passed online gambling bills are now offering their residents consumer protections and a regulated environment, not to mention hefty licensing fees and tax revenue coming directly from the online gaming sites -In two months New Jersey has pocketed over $2.5 million in tax revenue alone from the fledgling industry.

Unibet Group plc – Interim report January – March 2014 (unaudited)

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Unibet is one of the largest listed gambling operators in the European market and provides services in 22 languages through www.unibet.com, www.unibet.dk, www.unibet.fr, www.unibet.it, www.unibet.be, www.unibet.ee, www.unibet.com.au, www.maria.com, www.mariacasino.ee and www.mariacasino.dk. Re-regulated gross winnings revenue was 29 per cent of the total gross winnings revenue. Unibet is a member of the EGBA, European Gaming and Betting Association, RGA, Remote Gambling Association in the UK and is audited and certified by eCOGRA in relation to responsible and fair gaming.

Number of active customers at the end of the quarter was 552,338 (489,923).

“Gross winnings revenue for the first quarter increased by 14 per cent compared to the same period in 2013 (21 per cent excluding the FX translation effects from the strengthening of the GBP). The strong organic growth and a sports betting margin of 8.0 percent after free bets have resulted in new all-time-highs for Unibet in active customers, GWR, EBITDA and profit after tax.”

“The Mobile channel continued to develop strongly in the quarter and represented 31 per cent of total gross winnings revenue.”

Profit from operations for the first quarter of 2014 amounted to GBP 16.6 (12.5) million.

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“The sports betting performance across all Kambi customers also powered a significant all-time-high for Kambi on both revenue and EBITDA for the quarter, building on the positive momentum in the business from previous quarters. As the sports betting margin for the first weeks of April has been below the long term average, the average daily revenue for the period to 27 April 2014 is similar to the average for the second quarter 2013 in GBP but 7 per cent higher in local currencies,” says Henrik Tjärnström, CEO of Unibet.

Profit after tax for the first quarter of 2014 amounted to GBP 15.3 (10.6) million.

Operating cash flow before movements in working capital amounted to GBP 21.5 (17.1) million for the first quarter 2014.

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First quarter summary

Unibet was founded in 1997 and is an online gambling company listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Kambi’s growth and increasing profitability confirm that now is the right time to maximise the value of the investments that Unibet has made through the proposed distribution of Kambi to shareholders”

“Profit from operations up 33 per cent pure organically”

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Gross winnings revenue amounted to GBP 67.6 (59.3) million for the first quarter of 2014.

Profit before tax for the first quarter of 2014 amounted to GBP 16.5 (11.4) million..

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the first quarter of 2014 were GBP 21.3 (17.1) million.

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Earnings per share were GBP 0.544 (0.378) for the first quarter of 2014.

“Sports betting turnover is up by 18 per cent (26 per cent in local currency) and casino gross winnings revenue is up by 15 per cent (23 per cent in local currency) for the period to 27 April 2014. Unibet also offers Sportsbook B2B services through Kambi Sports Solutions, www.kambi.com. Today, Unibet has 8.9 million customers in over 100 countries