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    SBR_John
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    BetUS owner escapes murder attempt

    Details are sketchy but another BM in Costa Rica has said the BetUS owner was shot at but missed. Another BM on the Rx said he heard a body guard was wounded.

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    So the rumors were true.

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    That sucks. Sounds like the Wild West out there, or at least inner city NY. Did those guys who pointed a gun at you all from SBR ever try anything again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyl View Post
    That sucks. Sounds like the Wild West out there, or at least inner city NY. Did those guys who pointed a gun at you all from SBR ever try anything again?
    No. The guy behind that is no longer in the biz. We have much better security now.

    Mainly I think every book knows we are going to treat them fairly. We are here just like they are. No other player site offices here and I think the books appreciate that.

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    Another reason to get an A rating

    Any odds on the Sportsbook.com owner(s)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Horse View Post
    Another reason to get an A rating

    Any odds on the Sportsbook.com owner(s)?
    +800 dead in a year

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    Better yet, will they get Lenny before they get him.

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    Top five for book owners most likely to kick the bucket?

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    This is why you always carry a piece.

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    wow sounds like this can be a dirty business

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    maybe betus should be a little more careful with whom they steal money from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrigley View Post
    wow sounds like this can be a dirty business
    haha now that is funny

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    is it related to a stiff job or was it just a bad neighborhood? i think most bookmakers have bodyguards there. they have to be pretty big marks b/c those guys don't exactly lay low.

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    Why am I not surprised that this guy has a body guard (or 5).

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    Bodyguards wouldn't matter. Anyone with military experience could find a decent gat down there if they had proper funds and take that guy out.

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    Are you positive that they were shooting at Rizzo or was this just a random shooting in a bad neighborhood?

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    Here is an update on this story I found over on Sting's site on this matter.

    Online Gambling Operator Bludgeoned During Attempted Robbery

    An owner of one of online gambling's largest enterprises was severely beaten and left for dead following an attempted robbery on Monday, Gambling911.com can now reveal. The attempted murder took place in San Pedro, Costa Rica, during the afternoon hours in broad daylight.

    Details were still unraveling. The operator was planning on attending this week's ICE Internet gambling conference in London, England, along with other representatives from his firm.

    Gambling911.com has been asked not to publish the victim's name out of respect for his family, many of whom have not yet been notified.

    "He is not doing well," a source tells Gambling911.com.

    The individual's Land Rover was reportedly fired upon by a gang of three people. His bodyguards engaged in a "shoot out" with the suspects.

    A local Costa Rica news station covered the story.

    In the past, Bodog's Calvin Ayre has been held up in broad daylight while with real estate agents shopping for new properties in Costa Rica. His bodyguard was shot in the shoulder. Also, a partner in now defunct MVP Sportsbook, had his SUV shot up while in ritzy Escazu.

    Last Spring, a Gambling911.com Associated was beaten and robbed after entering a "pirate" cab. He suffered severe injuries to his leg and is due to undergo extensive surgery next month.

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    If I was Lenny, I might step up those 1k payments. He may not be in a safe environment.

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    better hope ole' Jesse Ventura don't get whacked for letting BetUS use his name and pic for promoting that place.

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    A Hire Hit

    Quote Originally Posted by SBR_John View Post
    Details are sketchy but another BM in Costa Rica has said the BetUS owner was shot at but missed. Another BM on the Rx said he heard a body guard was wounded.
    looks like they knew exactly who to target. With BetUS.com giving people a hard time when they try to withraw their earning, most of the time is a delay or nothing. Looks like this person wanted his or their money back and bad. Looks like the mafia a big timer got stiffed by BetUS.com. Costa Rica is not know for voilence especially this type of violence.

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    I can't blame anyone for wanting to kill someone at betus sportsbook.. I can't even begin to imagine how many people they owe BIG money to..

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    Could this just be a ploy, sort of like what Bodog did with their owner?

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    Was the guy's name John Layfield? Perhaps they didn't do math like he does...

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    Sorry guys I just got back from costa rica... /laugh

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    The mob's online - suprised it took so long!

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    Much respect to those guys.. If you take money from a bet and you lose and u don't pay, You get whats coming to u. For some people it's reason enough that they will take your life. I for one feel the same way. i Know it sounds fuked up but thats how i think... Now i dont know to much about the sportsbook.com incident but i do know if i was really rich and i got screwed out of some money you better but your ass im looking to get my money back or take your life even if i do have to fly to costa rica or anywhere. Now if you dont have money to do this well at least you can hope that people like me will take the law into there own hands. Ya know if you people my money to sleep ill put your head to sleep. amen

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    You individuals make me laugh...........

    This post simply made me laugh and I wish I responded when all of you little gossip girls started the rumor mill.

    Do any of you know the truth?

    Simply put they were trying to rob his car and had know idea who the hell they were dealing with. It could have been anybody.

    Finally, someone has told the truth.

    One last thing maybe some of you posters out there should take a little trip to CR, instead of acting like tough guys in the states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronMan911 View Post
    This post simply made me laugh and I wish I responded when all of you little gossip girls started the rumor mill.

    Do any of you know the truth?

    Simply put they were trying to rob his car and had know idea who the hell they were dealing with. It could have been anybody.

    Finally, someone has told the truth.

    One last thing maybe some of you posters out there should take a little trip to CR, instead of acting like tough guys in the states.

    We don't like to work for $4 an hour.

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    One thing I will say , Clients / from books have noooo idea what goes on behind the scenes.

    I guess all you guys can do is speculate ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSLP View Post
    One thing I will say , Clients / from books have noooo idea what goes on behind the scenes.

    I guess all you guys can do is speculate ....

    Don SSLP, care to tell a story? A funny, but true story?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poker_Beast View Post
    The mob's online - suprised it took so long!
    I think we can say with some degree of confidence that the mob has a few online shops in CR. Sh1t, for all we know some of the A books could be mob run.

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    LOL

    Alright.... One night last year , late december we were throwing a bachelor party for a buddy of ours at a Hotel in Los Yoses , the dude wound up leaving and all of us hit this awesome strip club up , we had just gotten our comms paid up in the thousands area all I know is I woke up with 3 chicks and one new tattoo and one of the chicks got my named tattoed and she had to get it removed ,, funny but a huge disease scare luckily got tested and all was well.

    LONG LIVE HOTEL DEL REY

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    If anyone ever threatened the head hancho from sportsbook.com,there would be 50 thousand suspects!The detectives would start out finding the perp by looking at the list of people screwed by them.hehe!

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    This comes back 8 months later? Man this is worse than a sewing circle. The only good thing about this post is SSLP is lurking tonight. Good to see you back man. How is your new venture working out and would you care to elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSLP View Post
    LOL

    Alright.... One night last year , late december we were throwing a bachelor party for a buddy of ours at a Hotel in Los Yoses , the dude wound up leaving and all of us hit this awesome strip club up , we had just gotten our comms paid up in the thousands area all I know is I woke up with 3 chicks and one new tattoo and one of the chicks got my named tattoed and she had to get it removed ,, funny but a huge disease scare luckily got tested and all was well.

    LONG LIVE HOTEL DEL REY
    Geez, I'm happy it all worked out.Any drugs involved?

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