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The owner of popular Costa Rican sportsbook 5Dimes is missing, and police in the country are investigating the case as a potential kidnapping.
William Sean Creighton, who is known by the moniker Tony, has been missing since September 24th. He was reportedly abducted by four men, who forced his car off a road at gunpoint. According to local tabloids, a ransom demand was made to his spouse, who paid the amount in a virtual currency, but he was never released. The family reached out to private investigators before eventually heading to police to help solve the case.
Creighton launched 5Dimes, which became a popular offshore sportsbook and online casino for those in the United States. While many sites have come and gone over the years, 5Dimes has remained a steady rock, continuing to offer their services and has a good reputation for getting players their winnings.
We'll be following this story and updating readers as we learn more about Mr. Creighton's status.
UPDATE: We are sad to find out that the Costa Rica Star is reporting that authorities have found Creighton's body. The paper also is reporting that Creighton's wife wired the ransom money to a family member, indicating that the kidnapping could have been tied to someone close to the family. The condolences of the Casino Listings staff go out to Creighton's family.