Owner of 5Dimes Reportedly Kidnapped

This story was published more than 1 year ago.

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.

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Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.
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18 October 2018 - 5:26am
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Holy crap that is horrible. I hope it turns out ok but it does not look good if he has been missing for almost a month now. It reminds me of the time the owner of the website Poker Listings (no connection to us) was murdered in his sleep. I really hope this story doesn't have the same ending.

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18 October 2018 - 1:23pm
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What a terrible news... It has nearly been a month, and the ciriminals received the ransom....
I am afraid, but the chance is very slim for his survival...

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18 October 2018 - 3:49pm
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Yeah it's a bizarre story. Apparently, the Wizard of Odds knows the guy and wrote about it on Wizard of Vegas.

Crazy stuff.

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22 October 2018 - 12:41pm
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It now looks like the body has been found. That's awful. I feel bad for his family and those tied to his company. By all accounts, he could be outspoken but was apparently a nice guy.

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22 October 2018 - 10:20pm
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That is terrible news, but not really unexpected. Condolences to his family and friends.

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23 October 2018 - 11:06am
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Awe, that's horrible, why do people have to kill others like that, to the Creighton family, I'm sorry for your loss.

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23 October 2018 - 11:42am
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I am very sorry for his death. I just hope that the murderers will get what they deserve.
Rest in peace.

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23 October 2018 - 6:04pm
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Yeah I think in quite huge percentage of the times the kidnapped victim being murdered, not exactly a happy end movie story or something. That's of course a terrible news.