Crime

Special Agents Crypto Fentanyl Sales Warnings Come at Dark Time for Poker Sector

Special Agents Crypto Fentanyl Sales Warnings Come at Dark Time for Poker Sector

Speaking at last week's CoinGeek Times Square conference Special Agent IRS Criminal Investigation, Richard Reinhardt, warned of the illicit sale of the drug Fentanyl through the blockchain causing countless number of deaths and, just one week later, we learn that poker pro Layne Flack was the latest victim of this scourge.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/14/2021

Defendant Pleads Guilty in Massive Racehorse Doping Case

Defendant Pleads Guilty in Massive Racehorse Doping Case

The 63-year-old president and majority shareholder in Twenty First Century Biochemicals, Jordan Fishman, has pleaded guilty to drug adulteration and misbranding conspiracy as part of an indictment that brought the horse racing industry to its knees in early August.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/07/2021

Where Can I Bet That The Facebook Outage Was a Government Job?

Where Can I Bet That The Facebook Outage Was a Government Job?

Russia is a big -500 favorite to be responsible for Facebook's Monday downtime. 

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Oct/04/2021

Michigan Real Estate Broker Jailed Four Years in Lottery Scheme

Michigan Real Estate Broker Jailed Four Years in Lottery Scheme

A man addicted to the Michigan Lottery was sentenced to more than four years for gambling away over $23 million in investors funds.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/01/2021

City Council Member Embroiled in Online Gambling Scheme

City Council Member Embroiled in Online Gambling Scheme

A Lodi City, California Council member was arraigned Tuesday on charges related to a money laundering and online gambling scheme, according to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office.  Lodi City is located just north of Stockton.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/30/2021

Man Who Brought Massive Gambling Ring to Illinois State University Avoids Prison

Man Who Brought Massive Gambling Ring to Illinois State University Avoids Prison

25-year-old Matthew Namoff was the youngest tied to a gambling ring that had ties to the brother of Chicago Bears great Brian Urlacher.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/29/2021

Poker Player Fakes Cancer Diagnosis to Claim Free Tickets on ACR

Poker Player Fakes Cancer Diagnosis to Claim Free Tickets on ACR

Letter filled with multiple grammatical mistakes posted to the Web and player reportedly makes death threats to CEO, player ambassadors.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/23/2021

Bitcoin Site Goes Dark After Apparent Hacking

Bitcoin Site Goes Dark After Apparent Hacking

Bitcoin.org, the website that was once the main landing portal for all things Bitcoin, today suffered an embarrassing hack that has already cost naive BTC users money.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/23/2021

Alabama Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting at Mississippi Casino

An early Saturday shooting at a Mississippi casino has left one person dead and another in custody, Biloxi Police said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/20/2021

Big League Sports Bettor Calls Out Big Time Bookie a "Scammer"

Big League Sports Bettor Calls Big Time Bookie a "Scammer"

Bet Bash organizer ties "deadbeat" to anonymous bookie profiled by Yahoo News two years ago.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/15/2021

Man Linked to $1.3B North Korean BTC Hacks Gets 11 Years in Prison

Man Linked to $1.3B North Korean BTC Hacks Gets 11 Years in Prison

Plus CoinGeek sits down with Bryan Cryderman of Handcash, a leading wallet provider for the Bitcoin SV ecosystem.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/15/2021

1,400 Arrested in Massive Interpol Euro 2020 Sting

1,400 Arrested in Massive Interpol Euro 2020 Sting

An Interpol operation targeting illegal gambling during Euro 2020 led to 1,400 arrests and the seizure of $7.9 million (6.7 million euros) in cash, the Lyon-based global crime agency reported on Tuesday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/14/2021

Suzie Zhao Murder Trial Delayed Until 2022: Poker Pro Burned Alive

Suzie Zhao Murder Trial Delayed Until 2022: Poker Pro Burned Alive

The new date has been set at January 3rd, 2022.  Jury selection was initially expected to take place this week in Oakland County, Michigan following two previous delays.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/13/2021

Japan Ex-Official Gets Prison Term in Casino Bribery Case

Japan Ex-Official Gets Prison Term in Casino Bribery Case

A Tokyo court on Tuesday sentenced to four years in prison a former top government official for taking bribes from a gambling company, in a high-profile case that has added to the political woes of Japan's outgoing prime minister ahead of elections this year.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/07/2021

Man Leaving Illegal Gambling Den Ambushed, Shot (Video)

A man leaving an illegal gambling den in Upper Manhattan with a handful of cash was ambushed by a pair of gunmen then shot.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/06/2021

WETBash: Spanky’s Biggest Gamble Ever as he Dodges Bullet

WETBash: Spanky’s Biggest Gamble Ever as he Dodges Bullet

Catastrophic flooding occurs in Jersey City exactly one week after BetBash took place.  Plus we look at the week that was with a DC-publication digging deep into the kidnapping and murder of 5Dimes founder Sean "Tony" Creighton and the Miami BSV blockchain show that left attendees mesmerized and hungry for more.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/03/2021

R. Kelly Trial Witness: Women Twerked to Get Piece of Cake, Girlfriends Had to Fight Each Other

R. Kelly Trial Witness: Women Twerked to Get Piece of Cake, Girlfriends Had to Fight Each Other

A day after a witness claimed R. Kelly kept a young lady under his garage’s boxing ring for sex, a former employee got on the stand and testified that the disgraced R&B superstar once had his girlfriends fight one another as punishment for misbehavior, The New York Daily News Reports.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/31/2021

Calvin Ayre: 'Binance is Organized Crime'

Calvin Ayre: 'Binance is Organized Crime'

In doing so via his Twitter account, Ayre tweeted out a piece from the Times of London that declares "Binance is ‘not capable’ of proper supervision".  The damning report was published on Thursday.  Plus: Come Join Gambling911 at the BSV Blockchain Conference in Miami September 1

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/26/2021

Massachusetts Father, Sons Charged in $20M Lottery Scam

Massachusetts Father, Sons Charged in $20M Lottery Scam

A Massachusetts family who authorities say claimed more than $20 million in lottery winnings has been charged in a lottery and tax fraud scheme, according to court records unsealed this week.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/25/2021

Documentary on 5Dimes Owner's Disappearance Seeks Answers

Documentary on 5Dimes Owner's Disappearance Seeks Answers

Sean "Tony" Creighton of Bridgeport, West Virginia disappeared September 25, 2018, reportedly ambushed by five armed men in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/24/2021

Poker Player Jailed for Assault in Underground Game

Poker Player Jailed for Assault in Underground Game

The host of an underground poker game in Singapore has been arrested after allegedly stealing a cellphone and $51,000 from a player's bank account.  He was also charged with assault.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/24/2021

Once Kidnapped, Shot Poker Pro Looks to Make Comeback With New Book

4 Bullets will be about his many crazy adventures that include owing drug dealers and being left for dead in an alley as well as his one year recovery.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/23/2021

BTC Mixer Helix Founder Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering, Could Spend 20 Years Behind Bars

BTC Mixer Helix Founder Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering, Could Spend 20 Years Behind Bars

The founder of Helix, a Bitcoin mixing service, is accused of assisting criminals with the movement of around 350,000 BTC.  Larry Dean Harmon plead guilty this week to laundering more than $300,000 million worth of BTC from 2014 to 2017.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/21/2021

Fugitive Sports Handicapper on the Lam Sentenced to Four Years Prison

A federal district judge in West Palm Beach sentenced a Boca Raton resident who was on the lam for 15 years to 48 months in prison for duping victims into sending him money to open offshore or Las Vegas casino gambling accounts, which he never did.  The judge also ordered the defendant to pay over $600,000 in restitution to his victims.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/18/2021

K-pop Star Seungri Gets 3 Years in Prison for Prostitution, Gambling Scandal

K-pop Star Seungri Gets 3 Years in Prison for Prostitution, Gambling Scandal

He was charged and sentenced by a South Korean military court for providing illegal sex services for foreign investors, habitually gambling in Las Vegas and other crimes.  Additionally, Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, was fined nearly $1 million.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/14/2021

Famed Vegas Mobster Dead at 79: Was Inspiration for Film "Mob on the Run"

Famed Vegas Mobster Dead at 79: Was Inspiration for Film "Mob on the Run"

A famed mobster who once ran the Stardust, Hacienda, Fremont, and Mariana hotel and casinos in Las Vegas has died at the age of 79.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/12/2021

Former NBA, College Basketball Player Once Shot By Robber Charged With Illegal Gambling

Former NBA, College Basketball Player Once Shot By Robber Charged With Illegal Gambling

Former Memphis Tigers and Grizzlies player Antonio Burks was found to have in his possession two poker tables, chips, cards, ledgers, surveillance cameras, and placards reading "Burks Poker Palace Rules" after a search of his home, according to police.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/11/2021

Massive Chicago Area Gambling Ring Preyed on College Kids, Prosecutors Contend

Massive Chicago Area Gambling Ring Preyed on College Kids, Prosecutors Contend

Assistant U.S. Attorney Terry Kinney insisted in a court memo Monday that Matthew Namoff, 25, deserves to spend time behind bars for his role in “facilitated gambling by underage students”.  Namoff was part of a massive Chicago area gambling ring run by Vincent “Uncle Mick” DelGiudice with one of the accused even pardoned by former US President Donald Trump.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/10/2021

Evander Kane’s Teammates Don't Want Him on Team Following Gambling Claims

Evander Kane’s Teammates Don't Want Him on Team Following Gambling Claims

Reports surfaced this weekend that Evander Kane’s teammates do not want him returning to the San Jose Sharks.  Kane was accused by his estranged wife of gambling on his own games, allegations he has since denied.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/08/2021

Man Arrested for Scaling 60 Story Aria Resorts to Protest Mask Mandates

Man Arrested for Scaling 60 Story Aria Resorts to Protest Mask Mandates

22-year-old Maison Des Champs has been arrested after climbing the 60-story Aria Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in protest of the COVID-19 mask mandate.  Casinos have imposed the new mandates following a surge in Covid-19 cases throughout the US in recent weeks.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/06/2021

Breaking News

NBA and MLB Betting Action - October 19

NBA and MLB Betting Action - October 19

The 2021-22 NBA regular season tips off tonight with a doubleheader on TNT.

Bills Favorite Status to Win Super Bowl Short Lived After Loss to Titans

Bills Favorite Status to Win Super Bowl Short Lived After Loss to Titans

We reported on how the Bills became the first team not named the Chiefs or Bucs in 606 days to become the new Super Bowl favorite, but that lasted less than 24 hours.

Thousands of Online, Sports Bets Placed on First Day in CT

Thousands of virtual bets started being placed early Tuesday, the first day that online sports wagering and casino games were made available to all eligible adults within Connecticut.