Crime

Vegas Officer Arraigned for Manslaughter in Chokehold Death

Vegas Officer Arraigned on Manslaughter Charge in Chokehold Death

A suspended police officer has been arraigned on a manslaughter charge in the chokehold death last May of an unarmed man he chased out of a Las Vegas Strip casino.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/21/2017

‘Operation Shark Bait’: Gambino-Tied Bookie Pleads Guilty to a Usury Charge

‘Operation Shark Bait’: Gambino-Tied Bookie Pleads Guilty to a Usury Charge

Joseph Tommasino, 52, of Staten Island, New York, has plead guilty to a usury charge.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/19/2017

Deputy Gets 15 Months for Extortion in Illegal Gambling Case

A former sheriff’s deputy in West Texas must serve 15 months in prison for extorting money from illegal gambling operations and tipping the businesses off to investigations.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/18/2017

Attorney Who Tried to Kill Handicapper Violates Parole, May Go Back to Prison

Attorney Who Tried to Kill Handicapper Violates Parole, May Go Back to Prison

In another Gambling911.com World Exclusive, intrepid reporter Thomas Somach learns enraged neighbor still wants a piece of capper

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/17/2017

Hammer-Wielding Gambling Addict Goes on Rampage at Bookmakers

Hammer-Wielding Gambling Addict Goes on Rampage at Bookmakers

“I’m sick of losing money!” the distressed gambler shouted while destroying the fixed odds terminals. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/17/2017

Gambling Addicted Newspaper Publisher Arrested in Matter Tied to Mobster Bagel Shop ‘Sex Assault’

Newspaper Publisher Arrested in Matter Tied to Mobster Bagel Shop ‘Sex Assault’

Publisher tried to intimidate the father of accuser

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/16/2017

Lawmaker Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to Illegal Gambling

Lawmaker Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to Illegal Gambling

A lawmaker accused of using his political influence to benefit an illegal gambling ring pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanor charges.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/15/2017

Crown Casino Boss to be Released From Chinese Prison

Crown Casino Boss to be Released From Chinese Prison

Crown Resorts’ head of VIP operations, Jason O’Connor, was set to be released from a Shanghai, China prison following a 10-month sentence for promotion of gambling. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/11/2017

Stabbing at Vegas Strip Casino Leaves One Man in Critical Condition

Stabbing at Vegas Strip Casino Leaves One Man in Critical Condition

A transient man has been taken into custody after stabbing a security guard on the casino floor at the Las Vegas Strip Palazzo Casino. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/09/2017

Casino, Soccer Team Sanction by US for Alleged Ties to Drug Trafficking

Casino, Soccer Team Sanction by US for Alleged Ties to Drug Trafficking

Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/09/2017

Vegas Casino Attempted Robbery Suspect Blames Gambling Losses

Vegas Casino Attempted Robbery Suspect Blames Gambling Losses

A man who attempted but failed to rob an off-Strip casino cashier’s cage says he lost $5000 while gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/09/2017

Reno Police Seek Casino Shooting Suspect: Vegas Naked Gunman Shot

Reno Police Still Searching for Casino Shooting Suspect: Vegas Naked Gunman Shot

Reno police are searching for a suspect in a shooting over the weekend at a casino south of downtown.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/07/2017

Businessman Cleared for His Role in Running Poker Games From Villa

Businessman Cleared for His Role in Running Poker Games From Villa

A 55-year-old Iranian businessman has been acquitted of running a gambling den that hosted high stakes poker games from his villa in Dubai. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/07/2017

Meet Alex, The Russian Mathematician Turned Casino Hacker

Meet Alex, The Russian Mathematician Turned Casino Hacker

Wired.com always presents some excellent pieces and this weekend is no different.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/05/2017

Hackers Cash Out On $143K Of Bitcoin From The Massive WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Hackers Cash Out On $143K Of Bitcoin From The Massive WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Hackers engaged in a brazen robbery of some $143,000 in Bitcoin overnight Thursday, highlighting the continued susceptibility of the anonymous digital currency.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/04/2017

Gambling Addict Bludgeons Man With Hammer, Chopped Up Body Receives 22 Years Prison

Gambling Addict Bludgeons Man With Hammer, Chopped Up Body Receives 22 Years

Victim was 70-years old best friend of killer

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/04/2017

Man Guilty of Robbing Casino Twice

Man Guilty of Robbing Casino Twice

A Jury in Bozeman, Montana has found Duane Burchill guilty of robbing a local casino on two different occasions. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/03/2017

Gambling Addict Attorney Who Conned Thousands Disbarred

Gambling Addict Attorney Who Conned Thousands Disbarred

An disgraced attorney who stole thousands from clients to fund his gambling addiction has been disbarred.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/03/2017

Local Prison Known for Gambling, Weapons, Drugs and Dancing Inmates?

Local Prison Known for Gambling, Weapons, Drugs and Dancing Inmates?

Police in this city seized illegal drugs, gambling paraphernalia, money and weapons from, of all places, a prison.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/02/2017

Gambler Jailed for Threatening Owners of Lost Dogs

Gambler Jailed for Threatening Owners of Lost Dogs

Mohammed Miah, 25, would look for “lost pet” signs plastered around town as well as online messages then contact the distraught owners.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/02/2017

Probe of Poker Player Also Involves Wiretapping of Cops

Probe of Poker Player Also Involves Wiretapping of Cops, Local Commissioner

Brandon Steven revealed back in February that he was under an FBI probe

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/01/2017

Russian ‘Spam Lord’ Awaits Extradition to US: Pitched Online Gambling Schemes

Russian ‘Spam Lord’ Awaits Extradition to US: Pitched Online Gambling Schemes

The man alleged to be a pioneering spam lord, Pytor Levashov, is in Spanish custody awaiting extradition to the U.S

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/31/2017

Gambling Pro Sentenced to 5 Years Prison for Insider Trading

Gambling Pro Sentenced to 5 Years Prison for Insider Trading

Vegas golf course developer was convicted in April on all 10 counts he faced

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/30/2017

Bloody Fight to Become Next Mob Boss in Montreal After Dismantling of Platinum Sports

Bloody Fight to Become Next Mob Boss in Montreal After Dismantling of Platinum Sports

"Everybody wants to be the next boss now that Rizzuto is gone"

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/30/2017

Pro Sports Bettor Billy Walters Sentenced to Five Years Prison

Pro Sports Bettor Billy Walters Sentenced to Five Years Prison

A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/28/2017

California Woman Sentenced for $1M Jazzercise Embezzlement to Support Gambling Habit

California Woman Sentenced for $1M Jazzercise Embezzlement to Support Gambling Habit

A Southern California woman who embezzled about $1 million from the Jazzercise company has been sentenced to more than seven-and-a-half years in prison.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/27/2017

PI Who Desecrated Grave of Deadbeat Sentenced for Role in Owen Hanson Gambling Case

PI Who Desecrated Grave of Deadbeat Sentenced for Role in Owen Hanson Gambling Case

Former USC player Owen Hanson plead guilty to running international gambling and drug ring

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/25/2017

Wimbledon Matches May Have Been Fixed

Wimbledon Matches May Have Been Fixed

Watchdog did not specifically mention the matches under suspicion

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/21/2017

Man Admits to Using Federally Backed Loans to Pay Off Gambling Debts

Man Admits to Using Federally Backed Loans to Pay Off Gambling Debts

A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to using federally backed loans for gambling debts and other personal expenses.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/20/2017

Genovese Capo Hoping for Separate Trial from Philly Mob Boss

Genovese Capo Hoping for Separate Trial from Philly Mob Boss

46 defendants were rounded up for alleged racketeering in 2016

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/19/2017

Breaking News

Typhoon Hato Batters Gambling Mecca of Macau

Typhoon Hato Batters Gambling Mecca of Macau

A powerful typhoon caused at least three deaths Wednesday in Macau, according to local authorities in the Chinese gambling enclave.

Outside Experts Share Insights at Global Gaming Expo 2017

Global Gaming Expo (G2E), presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, will bring in leaders from neuroscience, marketing and generational studies to share their knowledge on how casino professionals can sharpen their leadership skills.

Paddy Power Pays Out £250,000 Early on Mayweather Bets: Under Fire for ‘Racial’ Promo

Paddy Power Pays Out £250,000 Early on Mayweather Bets: Under Fire for ‘Racial’ Promo

“We Always Bet on Black” advert has folks furious at betting firm