Crime

Poker Pro Wins £68,930, Forced to Give it Back to Government

Back in March poker player Adam Lulat won £68,930 in the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Manchester.  This was by far his biggest live tournament win.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/15/2018

How a Finnish Millionaire Lost $35M Worth of Bitcoin in a Gambling Scam

Aarni Otava Saarimaa was encouraged to invest in cryptocurrency Dragon Coin

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/14/2018

CG Technologies Fined a Third Time and Ordered to Disband Sports Betting Platform

Sports betting technology provider CG Technology (CGT) was fined a third time and settled to pay $250k for a variety of infractions for a variety of infractions that included allowing those from outside the state of Nevada to place wagers in violation of the law.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/13/2018

Poker Pro Steven Thompson's GoFundMe Account Hits a Snag

As poker pro Steven Thompson fights for his life in a San Jose, Costa Rica hospital, friends and family of the young player have set up a GoFundMe account with a goal of reaching $15,000.  After two days, only $1395 has been donated.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/11/2018

Tech Billionaire Found With Drugs at Vegas Strip Casino

He and his companion were arrested on suspicion of trafficking heroin, cocaine, meth and ecstasy.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/09/2018

Poker Pro Clings to Life, Shot by Loan Sharks

A poker pro who reached the final tables of two LAPT events is fighting for his life after being shot in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/08/2018

Charles Oakley Pleads No Contest in Vegas Casino Betting Cheat Case

Accused of attempting to change his wager “after the outcome was known” at a Vegas casino last month, former Knicks star Charles Oakley entered a no-contest plea Tuesday.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/07/2018

Accessing DraftKings Sports Betting App From Outside of New Jersey Might Lead to 'Enforcement Action'

Accessing DraftKings Sports Betting App From Outside of New Jersey Might Lead to 'Enforcement Action'

Trying to access the DraftKings sports betting app outside the state of New Jersey may land you in a whole heap of trouble, so says the ominous message that pops up when one attempts to do so.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/07/2018

Illegal Drug, Gambling House Taken Down in New York's East Village

NEW YORK - New York City Police say they have arrested 32 people on Friday morning and busted an illegal gambling house that was also a heroin and cocaine distribution hub.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/03/2018

Poker Pro Found to be in Cahoots With Dealer as Part of Elaborate Scam

Billy the Egyptian has been playing high stakes poker games throughout Scotland and the UK for years, always seemingly winning. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/03/2018

Dead Mortician had Substantial Gambling Debts

Dead Mortician had Substantial Gambling Debts

A 20-year-old Australian man found dead on his family’s farm owed substantial six figure gambling debts and was being hunted down, according to The Age.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/29/2018

Pittsburgh Family Taken Down for Running Illegal Gambling Biz

Four members of a single family, including an 83-year-old patriarch, have been charged with running an illegal gambling business out of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/27/2018

Shooting Victims Outraged Over MGM's Lawsuit Against Them

Shooting Victims Outraged Over MGM's Lawsuit Against Them

Victims of a mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival said Monday they were outraged when they learned they were being sued by the company that owns the hotel where the gunman opened fire.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/23/2018

MGM Turns to Never-Tested Law to Sue Vegas Shooting Victims

The unprecedented move from MGM Resorts International to sue hundreds of victims of last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas using an obscure U.S. law never tested in court has been framed by the casino-operator as an effort to avoid years of costly litigation — but the legal maneuver may not play out that way.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/22/2018

Roulette Dealer Fighting for Life Following Stabbing in Casino

Roulette Dealer Fighting for Life Following Stabbing in Casino

The Mirror has posted photos of a roulette dealer who nearly lost his life after being stabbed by a gambler as others watched in horror.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/20/2018

MGM Wants to Sue Vegas Shooting Victims?

MGM Wants to Sue Vegas Shooting Victims?

The corporate owners of the Mandalay Bay casino filed suit against some one thousand victims of last year’s Las Vegas concert mass shooting, claiming it has no liability for the massacre.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/17/2018

Does The Russian Indictment Exonerate Bitcoin?

Does The Russian Indictment Exonerate Bitcoin?

On Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein conducted a news conference at the Department of Justice announcing the indictment of twelve Russian nationals who are alleged to have interfered in the 2016 election on July 13, 2018.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/16/2018

Tennis Player Banned for Betting Offense But Can Still Play

Tennis Player Banned for Betting Offense But Can Still Play

Colombian tennis player Robert Farah has been banned for three months and fined $5,000 for facilitating betting by promoting a gambling website on social media.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/14/2018

Russian Hacking Dependent on Bitcoin: Price Unaffected Thus Far

Russian Hacking Dependent on Bitcoin: Price Unaffected Thus Far

US Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein announced Friday afternoon a series of bombshell indictments related to alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US Presidential elections.  The indictment claims the scheme was dependent on the cryptocurrency bitcoin.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/13/2018

Chinese Seize $1.5 million Worth of Cryptocurrencies From FIFA World Cup Gambling

Police officials in China seized more than $1.5 million worth of cryptocurrencies tied to illegal gambling on the FIFA World Cup.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/13/2018

Charles Oakley Arrested in Vegas Over Gambling Mishap

Former NBA star Charles Oakley has been arrested in Las Vegas, TMZ has reported.  He is accused by the casino of cheating.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/12/2018

Poker Pro Ali Fazeli Pleads Guilty Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

A poker pro accused of orchestrating a $multimillion SuperBowl ticket scam that victimized the likes of Erik Seidel, John Juanda and Zach Clark has plead guilty to wire fraud. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/11/2018

Elderly Man Beaten and Robbed Insider MGM Detroit

71- year old Clearance Kimbrough was beaten and robbed on the 6th floor of the MGM Casino parking garage Saturday morning. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/08/2018

Online Gambling Ring Tied to Mansion Taken Down

Online Gambling Ring Tied to Mansion Destroyed

The Police Department of High-Tech Crime Prevention (C50) under the Ministry of Public Security in Vietnam arrested Nguyễn Như Hoàng – a member of an online gambling ring via the website named M88.com, in HCM City on Saturday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/08/2018

Scarlett Johansson May Take on Role of Trans Mobster

Scarlett Johansson is facing a Hollywood backlash for taking on the role of a transgender mobster.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/06/2018

India's Ruling Party Caught Up in Bitcoin Scam

India's Ruling Party Caught Up in Bitcoin Scam

India’s largest political party, the Indian National Congress (INC), accused the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) of orchestrating what could equate to a $12.78 billion bitcoin scam on Thursday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/05/2018

Three Dallas Police Officers Tied to Gambling Probe Turn Themselves in

Three Dallas SWAT officers accused of gambling promotion turned themselves in Thursday.  A fourth officer has a warrant out for his arrest.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/29/2018

Gangster’s Stepson was Kingpin of Multi Million Dollar Gambling Ring

Gangster’s Stepson was Kingpin of Multimillion Dollar Gambling Ring

Last year, police discovered the remains of Donald Eugene Webb, a career criminal who allegedly killed a Pennsylvania police chief in 1980.  His body was found buried in his former wife’s yard in Dartmouth, MA.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/28/2018

CBC: How Institutional Infighting Allowed Money Laundering to Flourish at B.C. Casinos

CBC: How Institutional Infighting Allowed Money Laundering to Flourish at B.C. Casinos

British Columbia AG David Eby Claims officials turned a 'blind eye' to money laundering for years 'despite mounting evidence'.  Much of that money laundering occurred in casinos.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/28/2018

Creep Travels Halfway Across Globe to Harass Teen Gamer, Gets Shot by Mom

A 26-year-old New Zealand pervert is fighting for his life after flying halfway across the globe on various connecting flights then traveling by bus to harass a 14-year-old girl he met on a gaming app.  Her mother shot him in the neck.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/27/2018

Breaking News

Maria Konnikova Profiled in New York Times Piece:  'I Have Zero Interest in Gambling'

Maria Konnikova Profiled in New York Times Piece: 'I Have Zero Interest in Gambling'

The science writer for the New Yorker went from amateur to sponsored pro in under a year

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