Crime

Icelandic Fugitive in Bitcoin Heist Arrested in Amsterdam

Amsterdam police have arrested an Icelandic fugitive suspected of masterminding the theft of hundreds of computers used to mine bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/25/2018

Weekslong Manhunt Ends With Capture of Degenerate Gambler Accused of Killing Husband

Weekslong Manhunt Ends With Capture of Degenerate Gambler Accused of Killing Husband

A Minnesota woman who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt after she allegedly killed her husband, then went to Florida and befriended — then killed — a woman who resembled her, is now facing charges in two states.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/24/2018

Wichita Bookie Sentenced as Part of Illegal Gambling Probe

An admitted bookie in an illegal gambling ring in Wichita will serve two years of probation for his crimes.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/20/2018

Malta's Anti-Corruption Campaigner Silenced

Malta is the largest online gambling jurisdiction in the world. In recent months the island nation has sought to rid itself of Mafia-connected Italian ventures.  Those efforts were met with a violent warning as one of the more prominent crusaders against corruption there had her car blown to smithereens.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/19/2018

Deranged Shooter Who Killed One at Employee Picnic was Casino Dealer

Police say a man who shot two executives, killing one, at a picnic held for a group of employees of a Las Vegas casino-resort was a card dealer at the property.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/17/2018

Poker Hall of Famers Gets Burned in Ponzi Scheme

Poker Hall of Famer Gets Burned in Ponzi Scheme

Two Poker Hall of Famers are suing after they claim to have gotten scammed out of some $800,000.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/17/2018

Man Opens Fire on Vegas Casino Employee Picnic, Kills One

Man Opens Fire on Vegas Casino Employee Picnic, Kills One

Police were searching Monday for a man accused of opening fire on a picnic for a group of employees of a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort, killing a woman and critically injuring a man this weekend in what investigators called workplace violence.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/16/2018

Former Vegas Casino Exec Absconded Ad Funds to Promote Romance Novel

Around $400K used for marketing of salacious romance novel

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/15/2018

Men Who Robbed, Battered Family at Vegas Strip Casino Captured

Men Who Robbed, Battered Family at Vegas Strip Casino Captured

Police say two suspects who went on a robbery spree on the Las Vegas Strip led officers to three parking garages before they were arrested.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/11/2018

Officer Kills Man With Pellet Gun at Casino

44-year-old man killed Tuesday was being sought by police in the lead-up to his death. His ex-wife reported earlier that he showed up at her house, banged on her door and windows and remarked that he was going to rob a casino

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/11/2018

Poker Pro Arrested for Theft by Deception

Poker Pro Arrested for Theft by Deception

A poker pro was charged for "theft by deception" after telling a tale of woe to a fellow traveler while at Newark Airport, convincing the victim to loan him $200.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/10/2018

Bookmaker, Genovese Crime Family Associate Convicted of Racketeering, Murder Conspiracy

Genovese Crime Family Associate Convicted of Racketeering, Murder Conspiracy

Salvatore Delligatti, 40, was found guilty in Manhattan federal court last week on all counts of racketeering conspiracy, murder-for-hire conspiracy, participation in an illegal gambling operation, and a firearms offense following a three-week jury trial.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/09/2018

Backpage Owners Promoted Prostitution, Used Bitcoin to Launder Money

Backpage Owners Promoted Prostitution, Used Bitcoin to Launder Money

Seven people, including some with Phoenix connections, have been indicted in federal court on prostitution crimes relating to the operation of the Backpage.com website. 

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/09/2018

Conman Swindled Sports Fans Out of £60k in Ticket Scam as Means to Fuel Online Gambling Addiction

A conman, Jamie Keeble, 45, fleeced sports fans out of more than £60,000 in a ticket scam for tickets to Wimbledon, Six Nations and the Champions League, according to the Daily Record.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/08/2018

Man Charged With Decapitating Gambler Now Faces Witness Tampering Charges

One of two men charged with decapitating an individual they met at a casino is now accused of witness tampering.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/07/2018

Mobster Caught on Video Talking Gleefully About Blow Torching Man's Feet Found Guilty

Chicago Outfit soldier Charles “Chuckie” Russell has been found guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm this past Wednesday, but it is the circumstances surrounding his legal troubles that left people gasping.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/06/2018

Woman Lost Guardianship of Sister for Gambling Her Money Away, Now Accused of Killing Hubby

Law enforcement has expanded its search for Lois Reiss, the Blooming Prairie woman being sought in connection with her husband’s death, to include federal agents, according to a statement released late Friday night by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/03/2018

Floyd Mayweather Jr Backed ICO Co-Founders Arrested for Fraud

Floyd Mayweather Jr Backed ICO Co-Founders Arrested for Fraud

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an ICO endorsed by champion boxer Floyd Mayweather has officially been deemed a fraud. 

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/03/2018

Two Years Worth of BTC Trades Investigated by DOJ

The U.S. Attorneys Office from the District of Arizona and the Justice Department has convicted one Thomas Costanzo (AKA Morpheus), a cryptocurrency trader who is alleged to have exchanged over $164,000 worth of bitcoin (BTC) on the Localbitcoins platform.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/01/2018

Kansas Casino Worker Preyed on Addicts, Laundered $1.5M

The Washington State Gambling Commission says a couple suspected of providing $300,000 in loans to people with gambling problems at a Tukwila casino and then threatening them in order to collect the debt have been arrested.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/31/2018

Most Feared Sports Bettor in World Billy Walters Reflects on Life While Behind Bars

Most Feared Sports Bettor in World Billy Walters Reflects on Life While Behind Bars

In an intimate look at how sports betting pro extraordinaire Billy Walters is faring behind bars, ESPN.com's Mike Fish reveals that the legendary Billy Walters is up at dawn and goes about his day in a Christmas green, prison-issued uniform.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/31/2018

Gambling Regulators to Complete Wynn Investigation By Summer

Gambling Regulators to Complete Wynn Investigation By Summer

State gambling investigators in Massachusetts are expecting to release the findings of their inquiry into allegations of sexual misconduct against casino mogul Steve Wynn "no later" than the summer.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/29/2018

Bookies Behaving Badly 21: Frank Masterana - A Badly-Behaving Bookie and a Black Book Boy

There has only been one offshore bookmaker who has ever been listed in the Nevada Gaming Control Board's List of Excluded Persons, better known as the "Black Book."

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/28/2018

10 Mobsters Arrested for Running Loan Shark Ring

Authorities say 10 people have been arrested in a Westchester County loan-sharking and gambling operation allegedly controlled by the Luchesse  crime family.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/27/2018

Fugitive Mobster was Cousin of Woman Slain in Brazen Cafe Shooting

A fugitive mobster who hid out in Canada for seven years before his arrest March 10 was the cousin of a female slain at a Ontario cafe in 2015.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/27/2018

Upcoming Wynn Hearing May Include Evidence of Misconduct

Lawyers for the casino mogul's ex-wife say they have evidence of Steve Wynn's pattern of reckless behavior and mismanagement of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts and will present it during a hearing scheduled to begin Tuesday in state court in Las Vegas. It's the latest move in a yearslong case involving him, Elaine Wynn and the company they founded.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/27/2018

Bloodshed Comes to Paddy Power: Man Arrested

Bloodshed Comes to Paddy Power

Pure evil made its way into one of Paddy Power's bookmaking businesses earlier this year and now someone has been apprehended in the brutual crime.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/26/2018

Monster Brutally Rapes Woman in Casino

Monster Brutally Rapes Woman in Casino

Jake Alexander Daubenspeck faces a felony sex crime after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her in a Turtle Creek Casino elevator. 

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/23/2018

Video Released Shows Vegas Gunman Normal Before Mass Shooting

Video Released Shows Vegas Gunman Normal Before Mass Shooting

Hotel surveillance video from the days before the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history shows the gunman as an unremarkable Las Vegas hotel guest and casino patron.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/22/2018

New Book Details How a Bay of Pigs Survivor Went on to Become a Brutal Mobster

New Book Details How a Bay of Pigs Survivor Went on to Become a Brutal Mobster

In April 1961, about 1,500 Cuban exiles trained and backed by the CIA set out to invade and overthrow the Fidel Castro regime.  Vice Media profiled one of these individuals, a man by the name of José Miguel Battle who would go on to become one of America’s most notorious mobsters. 

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/20/2018

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Slot Machine & Casino Gambling Industry Market Report

Slot Machine & Casino Gambling Industry Market Report

The slot machine industry continues to grow at a healthy pace. Slots are viewed as the engine that drives the land-based casino industry as well as real money gambling online. The prospect for future growth beyond 2018 is one of the primary topics covered in a recent post on PlaySlots4RealMoney.com Gambling News by Rich Caesar.

Icelandic Fugitive in Bitcoin Heist Arrested in Amsterdam

Amsterdam police have arrested an Icelandic fugitive suspected of masterminding the theft of hundreds of computers used to mine bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

Weekslong Manhunt Ends With Capture of Degenerate Gambler Accused of Killing Husband

Weekslong Manhunt Ends With Capture of Degenerate Gambler Accused of Killing Husband

A Minnesota woman who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt after she allegedly killed her husband, then went to Florida and befriended — then killed — a woman who resembled her, is now facing charges in two states.