Keyword: bookmaking

  • Feds Continue Fight Against Bookmaking

    While it's difficult to determine if their efforts are making much of a dent in illegal bookmaking in the U.S., federal law enforcement officials have been busy the past few years prosecuting these sports wagering operations.

  • Justice Dept. Cracks Down on Sports Gambling

    Pari-mutuel wagering, one of the few forms of Internet gambling allowed in the U.S., may face a little less illegal competition after a crackdown on an allegedly illegal $1 billion sports bookmaking enterprise.

  • Brothers Charged in IRG Investigation

    Two brothers have been charged by the U.S. District Court in Nevada in connection with a U.S. Attorney's Office investigation that included the former offshore rebate shop International Racing Group.

  • Nevada Booking Bets After Signal Cut-Off

    Some Nevada casino racebooks are booking wagers on races from tracks affiliated with TrackNet Media Group after the content company recently cut off signals to the state over a contract dispute.

  • Database Rights Ruling Hinders BHB Plan

    The British Horseracing Board's future funding strategy was thrown into disarray when the European Court of Justice Nov. 9 ruled in favor of bookmaker William Hill's challenge over database rights.

  • Rasmussen Apologizes For Illegal-Bets Controversy

    Jim Rasmussen apologized May 21 for illegally wagering on football, but said his decision to step down as Prairie Meadows chairman of the board was a combination of the betting controversy and ill health.

  • Former Prairie Chairman Turns in Owner's License

    Former Prairie Meadows chairman Jim Rasmussen turned in his horse owner's license and his River Ridge Ranch stable was legally dissolved May 20. The move looms as a preemptive strike to avert a June hearing at which the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission would have considered action against Rasmussen for making illegal football bets with alleged bookmaker Robert Derryberry.

  • Chairman of Prairie Meadows Board Steps Down

    Jim Rasmussen stepped down as chairman of the Prairie Meadows board of <br>directors May 9 in the midst of health concerns and charges he had bet <br>with a bookmaker on football games.