Crime

Too Little, Too Late: NJ Suspends Servis, Six Others

Too Little, Too Late: NJ Suspends Servis, Six Others

The New Jersey Racing Commission has suspended the licenses of seven individuals, including prominent trainer Jason Servis after at total of 27 people were indicted in a federal court on charges related to administering performance-enhancing drugs to horses.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Mar/12/2020

Betting Odds Suggest Lengthy Prison Sentence for Weinstein: Gets 23 Years

Betting Odds Suggest Lengthy Prison Sentence for Weinstein

Bettors were banking on Harvey Weinstein being behind bars for more than a decade, at least according to Vegas.  He ended up receiving 23 years.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/10/2020

Maximum Security's Trainer Among 27 Charged in International Doping Scheme

Maximum Security's Trainer Among 27 Charged in International Doping Scheme

Haskill Invitational winner Maximum Security is trained by Jason Servis, who according to prosecutors covertly administered performance-enhancing drugs to that horse and "virtually all of the racehorses under his control."

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/10/2020

Trainers, Vets, Others Charged in Horse-Drugging Scheme

Trainers, Vets, Others Charged in Horse-Drugging Scheme

More than two dozen people, including the trainer of champion Maximum Security, have been charged in what authorities described Monday as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to make them race faster.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/09/2020

Brian Urlacher’s Brother Pleads Not Guilty in Gambling Case

Brian Urlacher’s Brother Pleads Not Guilty in Gambling Case

Casey Urlacher, the brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges alleging he was part of an offshore sports gambling business.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/06/2020

50 Days, $1.1 Million and Apparently a Psychopath: The Rise and Fall of 'Parlay Patz'

50 Days, $1.1 Million and Apparently a Psychopath: The Rise and Fall of 'Parlay Patz'

He was riding high, 50 days, $1.1 million dollars, the Action Network's Darren Rovell profiled Ben "Parlay" Patz back in December.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/04/2020

Famed Parlay Bettor Under Criminal Investigation for Threatening Pro, College Athletes

Pepperdine player told he would be beheaded and family burned alive, Blue Jays player referred to be a racial epitaph and told he would be beheaded and daughters gassed.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/04/2020

Guard Who Took Dozens of Hostages at Mall was Gambling Degenerate

Guard Who Took Dozens of Hostages at Mall was Gambling Degenerate

A recently dismissed security guard freed his hostages and walked out of a shopping mall in the Philippine capital on Monday, ending a daylong hostage crisis in an upscale commercial district near the police and military headquarters, officials said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/02/2020

The Gambling911.com Crime Blog: Jorge Navarro Deletes Twitter Account in Wake of Doping Charges

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, Feb/26/2020

Gambling and Sports Betting News February 19, 2020: Chinese Hackers Have Breached Online Betting and Gambling Sites

Chinese Hackers Have Breached Online Betting and Gambling Sites

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Wednesday February 19, 2020.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/19/2020

Woman Raped, Another Has Throat Cut at Vegas Casino

Woman Raped, Another Has Throat Cut at Vegas Casino

33-year old Kem Peters has been charged with ‘attempted murder, burglary, domestic violence and battery’ after he slit his ex-girlfriends throat with a box cutter at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas last week.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/19/2020

Trump Pardons Former 49ers Owner Charged in Gambling Case

Trump Pardons Former 49ers Owner Charged in Gambling Case

President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful NFL teams in the game’s history.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/18/2020

Man Wounded, Another Arrested After Casino Stabbing

Man Wounded, Another Arrested After Casino Stabbing

A Massachusetts man has been charged with misdemeanors in connection with the stabbing of a Rhode Island man at a Connecticut casino.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/17/2020

High Stakes Sports Bettor Charged With Fraud Faces 20 Years Behind Bars

High Stakes Sports Bettor Charged With Fraud Sentenced to 20 Years

Robert Gorodetsky, 27, who goes by "BigRobStyle" on social media, is facing 20 years in prison after federal charges were filed Tuesday in U.S District Court in Chicago.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/23/2020

Man Convicted After Gambling Away Money Stolen From Armored Truck

Man Convicted After Gambling Away Money Stolen From Armored Truck

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Helena man has been convicted of taking $390,000 that was stolen from an armored truck and spending it on gambling, day trading, and travel.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/17/2020

Miss Philippines Didn't Win the Crown But Drove the Most Search Traffic in December

Miss Philippines Didn't Win the Crown But Drove the Most Search Traffic in December

Outside of our regional sportsbook directory, it was Miss Philippines who took the crown for most search traffic to the Gambling911.com website in December (Miss South Africa actually won the pageant).

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/07/2020

Suspect in Montana Casino Shooting Had Long Criminal History

A Montana man connected to a casino shooting that left three people dead had a long criminal history and was being sought by police before the attack, according to public records and court documents filed Wednesday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/19/2019

Twin Rivers Casino Senior VP Charged With Bribery

Twin Rivers Casino Senior VP Charged With Bribery

On December 12, 2019, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging three defendants with 30 felony counts stemming from an investigation into bribery, obtaining property under false pretenses, and tax evasion that involved an executive of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a casino vendor, and an associate.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/17/2019

Gambling and Sports Betting News December 17, 2019: 3 Dead After Casino Shooting, Suspect Fatally Shot

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Tuesday December 17, 2019.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2019

Real Grinders Founder - A Heinous Crime & Cover-Up

Real Grinders founder Raymond Davis requested a new judge this past week in his case involving child abuse.  Davis denies the allegations.  He was arrested earlier this year.  The warrant was issued three years prior.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/15/2019

Did Exiled Billionaire Fund Australia’s Labor Party With Star Casino?

Did Exiled Billionaire Fund Australia’s Labor Party With Star Casino?

An exiled businessman out of China, Huang Xiangmo, is accused of dodging his tax obligations.   The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been probing the nation’s casinos to determine if he had any money in accounts held by the venue.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2019

Alleged Gambino Bragged of Ability to Violently Collect Gambling Debts

12 alleged Gambino Crime family members face charges of racketeering conspiracy, bribery, loansharking, fraud, obstruction of justice.  One individual is accused of recovering tens of thousands of dollars of a gambling debt on behalf of an Albanian organized crime figure.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/05/2019

Former WPT Champ Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

A poker pro who has cashed out over a million in live tournament winnings this week plead guilty to embezzlement.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/28/2019

Brother of Poker Pro Charged With Federal Crime in Gambling Probe

Brother of Poker Pro Charged With Federal Crime in Gambling Probe

The brother of a successful poker pro has been charged with a federal crime in connection to a years long investigation into illegal gambling.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/20/2019

Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - November 14, 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Wednesday November 13, 2019.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/14/2019

Mob Bosses Among Those Whacked in 'Days' Mass Purge

Mob Bosses Among Those Whacked in 'Days' Mass Purge

The long-running NBC mobster-tinged daytime soap opera "Days of Our Lives" is about to go on an indefinite production hiatus the end of this month, leaving dozens of actors out of work.  They include John Aniston, the 86-year-old Greek-American actor father of A-list star Jennifer Aniston.  The show's future remains bleak.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Nov/14/2019

‘The Irishman’ Reviews: Opens in LA, New York

‘The Irishman’ Opens in 8 Locations

Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” opens in eight New York/Los Angeles theaters to start its theatrical play ahead of a November 27 Netflix debut.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Nov/01/2019

Sports Bettor Pleads Not Guilty to Stadium Bomb Threat: Tried to Stop Game Due to Losing Bet

Sports Bettor Pleads Not Guilty to Stadium Bomb Threat: Tried to Stop Game Due to Losing Bet

Freshman charged with communicating false information of a planned bombing on school property

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/30/2019

Crown Casino High Roller Sales Tank Amid Scandal

Crown Resorts Ltd (CWN.AX) on Thursday said “VIP” sales at its Australian resorts sank 46% during the July-Oct. 20 period as the international tourist market for the casino operator remained under pressure.

Submitted by Reuters on, Oct/23/2019

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

Breaking News

Can I Bet With BetOnline From Washington State?

Can I Bet With BetOnline From Washington State?

BetOnline is accessible from Washington State and offers some of the best welcome bonuses in the business.

Gambling and Sports Betting News March 26, 2020: Still No Mobile Sports Betting in NY

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has put the kibosh on mobile sports betting for 2020.

CEOs to Share Post-COVID-19 Vision at Industry’s Biggest Online Conference

CEOs to Share Post-COVID-19 Vision at Industry’s Biggest Online Conference

SBC Events is launching the SBC Digital Summit - the biggest ever online conference in the betting & gaming industry as it comes to terms with the deep impact of the coronavirus pandemic.