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  • Hillary Clinton Health Scare Causes UK Bookies to Cut Odds on Trump Victory

    09/14/2016 10:33:11 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 21 replies ^ | 12 September 2016 | David Sheldon
    The odds of Hillary Clinton reaching the White House lengthened overnight, after an apparent fainting spell while watching Sept. 11 ceremonies forced her party’s hand in revealing that the former secretary of state is suffering from pneumonia. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power dropped its odds on Donald Trump from 6/4 to 2/1, giving the billionaire mogul a 33 percent chance of becoming next president of the United States. Clinton’s recent coughing attacks and previous stumbles have created a vast number of rumors on potential underlying causes, which has also improved the chances of two rank outsiders. Former rival and Democrat runner-up...
  • Suffolk OTB bailout in the works [Government Ineptitude]

    01/23/2012 5:57:23 AM PST · by ml/nj · 5 replies
    Schenectady Gazatte ^ | Saturday, January 21, 2012 | David Lombardo
    Legislation has been introduced that would pave the way for Suffolk County Regional Off-Track Betting to declare bankruptcy and potentially avoid bailing on its debts, which might include money for the New York Racing Association. In December, a federal judge ruled Suffolk OTB could not declare bankruptcy without approval from the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Suffolk OTB had filed for bankruptcy last spring and faced opposition from Churchill Downs, the Kentucky race course that is one of its largest creditors, even though the bankruptcy plan included a framework to pay all debts in full. Last spring, NYRA President...
  • Bookie says GOP can't lose House, pays bets early

    10/27/2010 8:59:12 AM PDT · by Califreak · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/27/10 | Stephan Dinan
    Saying there's no way Democrats can keep control of the House, Ireland's largest bookie on Wednesday said it has already paid off all bettors who wagered the GOP would capture the chamber.
  • Irish bookie pays off Brown bets early

    01/18/2010 1:58:26 PM PST · by MarkAccord · 38 replies · 4,034+ views
    BOSTON --With 24 hours to go before Massachusetts' special election for a U.S. Senate seat, an Irish bookie already has paid off bettors who wagered that state Sen. Scott Brown, a conservative Republican, would win the seat held for nearly 50 years by liberal Democratic icon Edward M. Kennedy. Enough is enough. It seems that Senator Brown just has to get out of bed tomorrow to win convincingly. As far as were concerned, this race is well and truly over," said Paddy Power, Irelands largest bookmaker. Before shutting down the betting, Mr. Brown had gone from 5-4 odds to 1-5...
  • Irish bookmaker pays out early on Obama victory (dumb bookie alert)

    10/16/2008 8:36:21 AM PDT · by ajwharton · 23 replies · 932+ views
    Rooters ^ | 10/16/2008 | Rooters
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's biggest bookmaker Paddy Power said Thursday it would pay out early more than 1 million euros (782,776) on bets that Barack Obama will be the next U.S. president, three weeks ahead of the election. The Dublin-based bookmaker said it made the "unprecedented decision" to pay on bets taken so far, following Wednesday's final campaign debate between Obama and his Republican rival John McCain, which polls judged the Democrat to have won.
  • As the snitch ran his racket, a rat was watching Tipster helps put mob turncoat behind bars

    08/26/2007 1:40:02 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 480+ views
    star ledger ^ | July 29, 2007 | JOHN P. MARTIN
    Peter Caporino stood in a Jersey City courtroom last week in a green prison jumpsuit and blue slippers, with his hands cuffed behind his back. He held his head high but looked tired. "Mr. Caporino, are you thinking clearly today?" Superior Court Judge Peter Vazquez asked him. "Yes," Caporino replied, nodding. The exchange began the final ironic twist in the strange, sorry tale of "Petey Cap," one of the better-known and well-liked mobsters to grace or -- depending on your view -- plague North Jersey. Caporino was the Hasbrouck Heights wiseguy who traded four decades of service in the mob...
  • Six more troopers heard on wiretaps (Gretzky Gambling Investigation)

    02/11/2006 10:02:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies · 1,506+ views ^ | 02.11.06 | MITCHEL MADDUX
    Investigators suspect that at least six New Jersey state troopers were recorded on wiretaps, calling in bets to a bookmaking ring allegedly run by a National Hockey League coach and another trooper, a source familiar with the probe said Friday. The state police also suspended a trooper for allegedly failing to report the illegal betting ring to his superiors, a law enforcement official said. Michael Kaiser, a sergeant assigned to the Garden State Parkway, was suspended late Thursday for violating the agency's rules. He was not charged with any crimes, officials said. State police investigators are now trying to determine...
  • Prosecutor's investigator charged with Bookmaking

    02/12/2003 9:09:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 207+ views
    Posted on Wed, Feb. 12, 2003 Prosecutor's investigator charged with bookmaking The Gloucester County official was fired. He is accused of promoting much more than office pools. By Sam Wood Inquirer Staff Writer An investigator with the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office was fired Friday after it was alleged that he was living a double life as a bookie, authorities said yesterday. Matthew Ebert, a six-year veteran of the office, was charged with official misconduct and promoting gambling on the job, said John R. Hagerty, spokesman for the state Division of Criminal Justice. Ebert, 30, of Pixley Court, West Deptford, was...