Not guilty pleas entered in online gambling case
The former chief executive of one of the world's largest online gambling companies, BetOnSports, will remain in federal custody after pleading not guilty Monday to charges of mail and wire fraud and racketeering.
David Carruthers, 48, was one of several BetOnSports PLC employees and associates named in a federal 22-count indictment who pleaded not guilty.
Neil Kaplan and Lori Kaplan Multz, the brother and sister of BetOnSports founder Gary Kaplan, were among those pleading not guilty.
Aug 1, 2006, 7:59 am - Lottery News forum
BETonSPORTS Fires Jailed CEO
Wagering firm distances itself from colorful founder and Costa Rica
Embattled online gambling firm BETonSPORTS dealt its incarcerated chief executive out of the game with a terse announcement Tuesday that David Carruthers has been terminated.
The company also put some distance between its operations and BETonSPORTS founder Gary Stephen Kaplan, who was charged with 20 felony violations and is currently on the lam.
Mr. Carruthers, who was arrested in a U.S. dragnet nine days ago as he cha ...
Jul 26, 2006, 3:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery Employee Arrested for Stealing Tickets
A Michigan Lottery employee was facing larceny and embezzlement charges for his alleged scheme to steal scratch-off tickets, Thursday.
51-year-old Larry Adams worked for the Michigan Lottery Commission as a sales representative. It was his job to acquire contracts with stores to sell the lottery scratch-off games.
When a game is discontinued the unsold tickets are supposed to be pickup by another person to be destroyed, but instead, prosecutors said, Adams would go to the stores and take ...
Jul 21, 2006, 12:27 pm - Lottery News forum
All Gambling operators' eyes on BETonSPORTS hearing
Forth Worth, Texas, is the center of attention for the entire online gambling world today. Operators, executives, investors, financial advisors anxiously wait the outcome of David Carruthers' detention hearing which will take place this morning in Forth Worth.
The DoJ wants David Carruthers to be extradited to Missouri. The DoJ is also requesting Mr. Carruthers to be denied bail. Carruthers was taken into custody by federal agents last Sunday in Dallas.
The British media alleged that the F ...
Jul 21, 2006, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum
Sports-Betting Operation Shuts Web Site
An offshore sports-betting operation targeted by U.S. prosecutors shut down its Web site Tuesday night, a day after a federal judge ordered the company to stop letting Americans place wagers.
BetOnSports PLC said it was temporarily stopping all transactions while it reviewed the situation.
Earlier on Tuesday, the site had appeared to be operating normally, offering bets on Major League baseball and season-opening college football games.
The company's founder, Gary Stephen Kaplan, the ...
Jul 19, 2006, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum
Analysts say online gambling law a bad idea
'Moral crusade ... is wrong for about 1,000 reasons'
Yesterday, the Department of Justice [DOJ] announced charges against 11 individuals and four companies accused of taking sports bets from U.S. residents in the $12 billion a year online gambling industry.
The charges focused on the persons and companies that supported BetonSports PLC, a U.K. incorporated, publicly traded company and popular Internet sportsbook that claims to have 1.2 million registered users.
The view of the DOJ is a ...
Jul 19, 2006, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum
Gambling industry adjusting after CEO arrest
Next week's big online gambling conference in Las Vegas may turn out to be a washout as a number of individuals invited are thinking of cancelling their trip in the wake of the indictments of senior directors at BetonSports.
The annual conference, organised by Bodog.com, is a must-go event for industry executives, but the arrest of the BetonSports chief executive David Carruthers on entry to the US has made people think twice about attending.
Bodog.com's chief executive, the Canadian maver ...
Jul 19, 2006, 8:07 am - Lottery News forum
Dallas arrest sparks fears of internet gambling crackdown
Analysts say timing of arrest may be designed to influence legislative process
The internet gambling industry was in disarray last night after the Scottish chief executive of BetOnSports, the Costa Rica-based operator, was arrested by the US federal authorities at Dallas Fort Worth airport.
In a brief hearing at a federal district court in Fort Worth, Texas, prosecutors said that David Carruthers and several others were charged with conspiracy to offer bets on professional and college spor ...
Jul 18, 2006, 8:14 am - Lottery News forum
Arrest Made in Crackdown on Internet Betting
In a sharp escalation of their crackdown on Internet gambling, United States prosecutors said yesterday that they were pressing charges against the chief executive of BetOnSports, a prominent Internet gambling company that is publicly traded in Britain, and against several other current and former company officers.
Federal authorities arrested the chief executive, David Carruthers, late Sunday as he was on layover at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on his way from Britain to Costa Ric ...
Jul 18, 2006, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum
N.M. Lottery official resigns after leaving DWI accident scene
The vice chairman of the New Mexico Lottery Authority board of directors has turned in a letter of resignation to Gov. Bill Richardson, days after he was arrested in a bizarre drunk-driving crash.
New Mexico Lottery Authority Vice Chairman Cody Kelley is accused of rolling his pickup truck while drunk and then walking away with his injured passenger to a nearby bar.
The incident occurred during the Fourth of July weekend when witnesses said a pickup truck southbound on Pan American NE spun ...
Jul 10, 2006, 7:38 am - Lottery News forum