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Former First Lady of Illicit Sports Gambling, Marisa Lankester: Speaks About Her Book Dangerous Odds, Ron “The Cigar” Sacco, Bookmaking, Offshore Gambling, Her Life, Her Loves, More
Bookies and bookmakers are the people who take bets on sporting events. They are usually thought to be men. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, Marisa Lankester was one of the few women working in what might be termed the bookmaking industry, taking sports bets and grading them as wins or a losses.
In the United States, it is illegal to partake in sports betting outside of a regulated establishment, like a Las Vegas sportsbook. In 1986, Ms. Lankester went to work for Ron “The Cigar” Sacco. The media has called him one of the most successful people in that industry. At the end of his operation, before authorities got involved down in the Dominican Republic and shut it down, the FBI reported that Ron’s operation was taking in over one billion dollars a year.
Beach Bunny Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim: CYInterview on Hand; Our Conversation with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Samantha Hoopes on Tap
This is arguably the biggest week in the swimsuit world. Buyers, global media, models and fashion enthusiasts partake of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Also known as Miami
It is always a delight to see Joanna Krupa out and about in Miami. The blonde beauty is always full of energy. The internationally known supermodel, philanthropist and
Model/Actress Cynthia Bailey Reveals Her Plans for Next Season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta; Confides She Has No Regrets About Bravo Show While at Miami’s Catwalk for Charity
Currently one of the most talked about women in reality television, model/actress Cynthia Bailey garnered substantial attention during this past season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta. Ms. Bailey, who
Former NFL coach and Hall of Famer Chuck Knoll has died, at the age of 82. Mr. Knoll is the only coach to have won four Super Bowls.
Actress/Singer Tatyana Ali Talks Charity, Success and Dancing with the Stars, at Catwalk for Charity in Miami
The stars came out for the annual Catwalk for Charity event this past weekend. The yearly get-together of the Haitian community Miami’s luminaries and other celebrities benefits the
Actress Misty Upham Talks Struggles, Triumphs, Meryl Streep, Melissa Leo, August: Osage County and More
Misty Upham’s story strips away the perceived glitz and glamour of Hollywood. She was working as a dog walker and cleaning a home – scrubbing a floor to
Michael Costello Fashion Show – Miami Fashion Week: CYInterview Catches up with Real Housewives of Miami Stars Lisa Hochstein and Alexia Echevarria
This past weekend, we spent some time with Lisa Hochstein and Alexia Echevarria of The Real Housewives of Miami. We saw the Bravo stars at the Michael Costello
As many of you recall, back in December, we spoke with author Ed Jakubik about the digital release of his recent crime/suspense novel entitled, The Doll Collector [
Budding Pop Star Abimbola “Bim” Fernandez: Nigerian Diamond and Gold Heiress Working to Be Taken Seriously for Her Music, Not Judged for Her Family’s Fortune
As a teenager, Abimbola "Bim" Fernandez says she came to New York to start working on her music dreams. Now 24, the Nigerian heiress is making what she