Crime

Poker Player Linked to International Insider Trading Ring

Poker Player Linked to International Insider Trading Ring

US prosecutors have accused six people of participating in highly lucrative insider trading following similar charges in both the UK and France.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/23/2019

Credit Card Firm Linked to Online Gambling Raided

Credit Card Firm Linked to Online Gambling Raided

Over 100 officers stormed the office of 51 Credit Card Inc Monday.  The company is involved in processing credit card payments for online gambling sites across the globe.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/21/2019

Billy Walters Loses His Appeal

Billy Walters Loses His Appeal

The most successful sports bettor of our time, Billy Walters, has been denied his appeal to re-consider his five-year prison sentence.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/21/2019

Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - October 20 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Sunday October 20, 2019.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/20/2019

WSOP Flasher Deemed Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

WSOP Flasher Deemed Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

Kevin Strauss made terroristic threats via Twitter.  He also left the WSOP and headed to the nearby Luxor to expose his private parts atop a craps table.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/19/2019

13 Years Later Wife of Online Gambling Tycoon on Trial for his Murder

13 Years Later Wife of Online Gambling Tycoon on Trial for his Murder

Adam Anhang was stabbed to death while walking with his wife in the bustling tourist-infested Old San Juan section of Puerto Rico's largest city in broad daylight.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/18/2019

Two Women Drug, Rob Tourist at Florida Casino

Two Women Drug, Rob Tourist at Florida Casino

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Two women drugged a tourist at a South Florida casino and robbed him, according to authorities.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/18/2019

The Gambling911.com Crime Blog

The Gambling911.com Crime Blog

Welcome to the Gambling911.com Crime Blog, all the latest news and social media stories about gambling-related crime as well as organized crime.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/16/2019

Poker Game Shooting May Have Been Committed by Man Angry at Cheaters

Poker Game Shooting May Have Been Committed by Man Angry at Cheaters

Chester Goode is accused of killing three and injuring another four early Saturday morning at an illegal Brooklyn gambling den, Triple A Aces Private & Social Event Space in the Crown Heights district.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/14/2019

Chicago Man Faces Charges Linked to Sports Gambling

Chicago Man Faces Charges Linked to Sports Gambling

A 35-year-old Chicago man has been indicted on federal charges that accuse him of illegal gambling and of hiding sports-betting income in a bankruptcy proceeding.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/14/2019

Police Have Identified the Four Men Killed at Gambling Den

Police Have Identified the Four Men Killed at Gambling Den

Police early Sunday released the identities of four men killed inside a Brooklyn gambling den early Saturday.  At least three others were injured during the shooting.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/13/2019

Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Deadly Drugs to Billionaire's Son While Attending Gambling Conference

Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Deadly Drugs to Billionaire's Son While Attending Gambling Conference

A Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to selling a deadly mixture of drugs to the son of a Greek billionaire who died of an overdose while visiting the city.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/10/2019

DOJ Indicts Man They Say Tried to Fix College Basketball Game

DOJ Indicts Man They Say Tried to Fix College Basketball Game

Benjamin Bifalco, 25, of Staten Island, New York, is accused of offering members of an unidentified NCAA college basketball team "thousands of dollars to intentionally lose the game," according to a news release from the Eastern District of New York U.S. Attorney's Office.  Many of his conversations were recorded via wiretap.  The probe involves the Colombo crime family.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/07/2019

Ukraine Investigates Former Top Prosecutor Over Illegal Gambling

Ukraine iInvestigates Former Top Prosecutor Over Illegal Gambling

Ukrainian investigators said on Tuesday they had launched criminal proceedings against former top prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko over ties to illegal gambling businesses. Lutsenko denied any wrongdoing.

Submitted by Reuters on, Oct/01/2019

6 Men Sentenced for Role in 'Operation Fistfull' Gambling, Loansharking Scheme

6 Men Sentenced for Role in 'Operation Fistfull' Gambling, Loansharking Scheme

Six individuals believed to have ties to the Genovese Crime Family were sentenced Friday for their role in operating a sports betting and loan sharking ring out of New Jersey and New York.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/23/2019

Andrew Berry's Testimony Like Plot of 'Bad Low-Budget Movie'

Andrew Berry's Testimony Like Plot of 'Bad Low-Budget Movie'

Oak Bay dad claims dark-skinned man killed his 2 daughters on Christmas Day 2017.
 

Submitted by Canadian Press on, Sep/20/2019

Closing Arguments Heard in Case of Gambling Addict Accused of Killing Daughters

Closing Arguments Heard in Case of Gambling Addict Accused of Killing Daughters

Closing arguments were heard Thursday for the Oak Bay, British Columbia father accused of killing his two daughters.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/20/2019

Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - September 20, 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Friday September 20, 2019.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/20/2019

Watch How Fox News Coverage of the Sean Creighton Case Turns Into Rebuke of Dems

Fox News is the latest mainstream media outlets to cover the Sean Creighton case.  He was the founder of Costa Rica-based sportsbook 5Dimes whose remains were discovered last week nearly a year after he was reportedly kidnapped.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/18/2019

Wife of 5Dimes Founder Requests DNA Test on Remains Said to be His

Wife of 5Dimes Founder Requests DNA Test on Remains Said to be His

Costa Rican authorities claim remains found buried in a cemetery in the small fishing town of Quepos last week are those of 5Dimes founder Sean "Tony" Creighton, however, his wife has requested DNA tests be conducted to prove this to be the case following previous eronious reports.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/17/2019

US State Department Confirms Body of 5Dimes Owner Sean Creighton Found

Monday evening, ESPN.com sports betting reporter David Payne Purdum received official notice from the US State Department that the remains of Sean "Tony" Creighton of San Pedro, Costa Rica-based 5Dimes have been discovered.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/16/2019

Man Breaks From Handcuffs and Jumps to His Death at Casino

Man Breaks From Handcuffs and Jumps to His Death at Casino

Authorities pulled a Nevada man back from the edge of a Northern California casino parking garage and handcuffed him as a suicide risk before he broke free and jumped to his death.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/11/2019

Poker Player Calls Cops After Busting Tournament And Gets Herself Arrested

Poker Player Calls Cops After Busting Tournament And Gets Herself Arrested

An unidentified female poker player busted then got busted, literally, all after earlier offering to flash her breasts.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/28/2019

Man Sought in Robbery of Two Gas Stations, Then Spotted at Casino

Man Sought in Robbery of Two Gas Stations, Then Spotted at Casino

Police are on the lookout for forty-year-old Everett "Buster" Henry, who is considered armed and dangerous.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/26/2019

Man Fatally Shot at Illegal Gambling Establishment

Man Fatally Shot at Illegal Gambling Establishment

A Long Beach, California man has died after being shot Friday at what is being called an “illegal gambling establishment” along the Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/24/2019

Accused Loan-Sharking Minion Caught on Wire Tap Slapping Deadbeat

Accused Loan-Sharking Minion Caught on Wire Tap Slapping Deadbeat

Federal judge Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson released an accused loansharker to home confinement Monday.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/20/2019

Man Who Tried to Extort High Stakes Gambler With Sex Tape Indicted

Man Who Tried to Extort High Stakes Gambler With Sex Tape Indicted

A 27-year-old man was indicted by a Nevada grand jury last week for attempting to extort a professional gambler for $100,00.  Russian transplant living in Vegas, Fredi Kazimirsky threatened to release a video of the two having sex.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/14/2019

Embattled Houston Poker Room Wins Again

Embattled Houston Poker Room Wins Again

Nuisance lawsuits against Prime Social Poker Room and Post Oak Poker Club have been dropped.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/11/2019

8 Charged in Florida Casino Theft

8 Charged in Florida Casino Theft

Eight people accused of stealing more than $5 million from a Florida casino operated by a Native American tribe are facing dozens of charges.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/08/2019

Blow By Blow of the Crown Casino Saga: Where's the Outrage?

Peter Hartcher of The Age: “How good is the nexus between gambling, crime, foreign interference and Australian politics?  A trove of internal emails leaked from Crown Resorts, reported this week by The Age, the Herald and 60 Minutes, gave Australia a rare glimpse of just how good it really is. After this week, Australia no longer has any excuse for wilful ignorance or feigned innocence.”

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/05/2019

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