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Robbery Suspect Shot to Death Outside Notorious Poker Room

Robbery Suspect Shot to Death Outside Notorious Poker Room

This is hardly the first time Legends Poker Room has made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/19/2022

Man in Japan gambles COVID Town Funds Mistakenly Sent to Him

The money was supposed to be COVID-19 assistance for low-income households in a small Japanese town, but it was mistakenly wired to a bank account of a resident who refused to return it and spent most of it on online gambling, police said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/19/2022

Female Poker Pro Natalie Hof Ramos Claims "Almost Raped Working at EPT Monaco"

Female Poker Pro Natalie Hof Ramos Claims "Almost Raped Working at EPT Monaco"

She also reveals sexual harassment at the WSOP while pregnant and lashed out at poker pro and podcaster Doug Polk this week for his insensitive body shaming tweet.  Kid Poker also accused of "blatantly staring".

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/19/2022

Police ID Man Held in Calif. After Allegedly Mowing Down Casino Manager With SUV

Police ID Man Held in Calif. After Allegedly Mowing Down Casino Manager With SUV

Las Vegas police have identified a man with a criminal history who was arrested in Southern California in the death of a Las Vegas slot machine parlor manager trying to stop a purse snatching.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/18/2022

Man Found Murdered May Have Just Won $1 Million in Lottery

Man Found Murdered May Have Just Won $1 Million in Lottery

Police believe the young man was also tortured prior to his death.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/12/2022

Ex-Deputy Pleads Guilty to $5.6-Million Investment Scam: Gambled Away Monies at Casino

Ex-Deputy Pleads Guilty to $5.6-Million Investment Scam: Gambled Away Monies at Casino

A former Southern California sheriff’s deputy who funded an extravagant lifestyle with $5.6 million he bilked from victims in investment scams pleaded guilty to federal charges and could face up to 20 years in prison, authorities said Tuesday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/10/2022

"Diamond Enterprise" Boss Convicted of Running Underground Gambling Parlors

"Diamond Enterprise" Boss Convicted of Running Underground Gambling Parlors

A New York City resident with alleged ties to the Mafia has been sentenced to another four years in prison for running illegal underground gambling parlors and engaging in racketeering. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/20/2022

Bandits Who Robbed Casino Patron Crash Car, Suffer Life Threatening Injuries

Plus no update on brazen Houston poker house shooting.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/14/2022

Cryptocurrency Expert Gets 5 Years in NKorea Sanctions Case

Cryptocurrency Expert Gets 5 Years in NKorea Sanctions Case

A cryptocurrency expert has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for helping North Korea evade U.S. sanctions.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/13/2022

Masked Gunmen Rob Gamblers at Gated Southern California Home

Masked Gunmen Rob Gamblers at Gated Southern California Home

Masked gunman burst into a an illegal gambling operation at a gated Southern California home, stealing cash, jewelry and phones before fleeing, police said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/12/2022

Las Vegas Police Officer Indicted For Three Casino Robberies

Las Vegas Police Officer Indicted For Three Casino Robberies

A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officer made his initial appearance in federal court on Friday for allegedly robbing three casinos, stealing approximately $164,000 in total.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/07/2022

Poker Player Charged in Las Vegas for Alleged $500K Bitcoin Scam

Poker Player Charged in Las Vegas for Alleged $500K Bitcoin Scam

Months prior, individuals in the poker community had accused the player of a similar scheme.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/05/2022

Missing Thodex CEO May Face 40,000+ Years Behind Bars in New Indictment

Missing Thodex CEO May Face 40,000+ Years Behind Bars in New Indictment

Faruk Fatih Ozer is accused of disappearing with around $24 million in user funds from the crypto exchange, which ceased operating a year ago.  Actual losses may be as much as $2.6 billion.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/05/2022

Man Who Cheated Casino Ordered to Pay it Back

Man Who Cheated Casino Ordered to Pay it Back

A Holyoke, Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty in connection with a cheating scheme that won him more than $30,000 in illegal poker winnings at MGM Springfield.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/05/2022

John McAfee’s Life as an NFT on the BSV Blockchain

John McAfee’s Life as an NFT on the BSV Blockchain

The colorful and controversial late British-American computer programmer, businessman, and two-time presidential candidate, John McAfee, lives on as none other than an NFT.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/03/2022

Bookkeeper Allegedly Embezzled $5 Million to Support Gambling Habit

Bookkeeper Allegedly Embezzled $5 Million to Support Gambling Habit

A longtime bookkeeper for two Tucson-area construction companies and a homeowner’s association in Mexico has been indicted for allegedly embezzling more than $5 million from the businesses, according to authorities.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/22/2022

Poker Player In Murder-Suicide: Allegedly Killed Wife, Attempted to Kill Girlfriend

Poker Player In Murder-Suicide: Allegedly Killed Wife, Attempted to Kill Girlfriend

Nassau County Police Department say poker player Vincent Maiolica committed the murder-suicide on March 12th in Massapequa Long Island, New York

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Mar/21/2022

Poker Pro Busted By Feds for Allegedly Conducting Illegal Gambling Business

Poker Pro Busted By Feds for Allegedly Conducting Illegal Gambling Business

A poker pro who has won $2,066,038 in live earnings according to the Hendon Mob database is accused in an elaborate scheme of collecting cash proceeds from his illegal gambling business and transporting said proceeds to other locations throughout the state of California.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/15/2022

Head of Chicago-Area Gambling Ring Gets 18-Month Sentence

Head of Chicago-Area Gambling Ring Gets 18-Month Sentence

A northern Illinois man who pleaded guilty to running a sports betting operation that involved a mayor pardoned by former President Donald Trump has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/09/2022

BitConnect Founder Indicted Over $2.4B Ponzi Scheme Has Vanished

BitConnect Founder Indicted Over $2.4B Ponzi Scheme Has Vanished

Satish Kumbhani, the indicted founder of BitConnect, has vanished.   US authorities have no idea where he might be.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/08/2022

Agent in Chicago-Area Gambling Ring Given Community Sentence

Agent in Chicago-Area Gambling Ring Given Community Sentence

A federal judge sentenced an agent involved with a Chicago-area gambling ring to six months in community confinement.  The feds had been seeking more than two years behind bars for Justin Hines, who they say recruited bettors. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/27/2022

First Man Sentenced in Murder of 5Dimes Owner

First Man Sentenced in Murder of 5Dimes Owner

First of the defendants is sentenced to 33 years.  Ten others await sentencing.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/23/2022

Lawmakers Took Bribes and Free Vegas Hotel Rooms for Cesspool Legislation

2 Hawaii Lawmakers Took Bribes and Free Vegas Hotel Rooms for Cesspool Legislation

Bribes included envelopes of cash, Las Vegas hotel rooms and New Orleans casino chips.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/09/2022

Elderly Nun Sentenced to Prison for Gambling Away Elementary Schools Funds

Elderly Nun Sentenced to Prison for Gambling Away Elementary Schools Funds

80-year-old Sister Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper, of Los Angeles, will be spending the next year in prison for gambling away her school's funds.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/08/2022

Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity Arrested in Freeport, Bahamas But Where is the First Couple of Poker?

Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity Arrested in Freeport, Bahamas But Where is the First Couple of Poker?

The Shulmans, owners of CardPlayer.com, were out of food as $400K "cruise from Hell" comes to an abrupt halt.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/05/2022

Man United's Mason Greenwood Arrested Over Rape Charges Following Shock Instagram Post

The 20-year-old striker has since bailed out and is suspended until further notice.

The 20-year-old striker has since bailed out and is suspended until further notice.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/02/2022

I Nelson Rose: Texas’s Poker Clubs Are in Trouble

I Nelson Rose: Texas’s Poker Clubs Are in Trouble

The clubs charge for memberships.  Players also have to pay to rent their seats during games, generally around an additional $10-$15 per hour just to play.  Because they do not take a rake, club owners believe the establishments are legal.  Rose says "not so fast".

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/01/2022

Macau Police Arrest Leading Casino Boss Amid Crackdown

On Sunday, authorities said they had arrested two men over alleged money laundering and illegal gambling.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/31/2022

Man United in Disarray as Alleged Domestic Violence Images Surface on Social Media

Man United in Disarray as Alleged Domestic Violence Images Surface on Social Media

The accusations surface just as Manchester United is set to take part in the Champions League.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jan/30/2022

Mike Matusow Further Illustrates Why Poker in Texas is So "Insane"... As Dallas Looks to Shut Game Down

"The Mouth" appears to be having the time of his life as Dallas area poker halls remain on life support.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/26/2022

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Robbery Suspect Shot to Death Outside Notorious Poker Room

Robbery Suspect Shot to Death Outside Notorious Poker Room

This is hardly the first time Legends Poker Room has made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Early Spreads on the 2022 College Football Season Weeks 0 and 1

Early Spreads on the 2022 College Football Season Weeks 0 and 1

We are exactly three months and eight days away from the kickoff of the 2022 college football season as of May 19.

Man in Japan gambles COVID Town Funds Mistakenly Sent to Him

The money was supposed to be COVID-19 assistance for low-income households in a small Japanese town, but it was mistakenly wired to a bank account of a resident who refused to return it and spent most of it on online gambling, police said.