Crime

Why MGM Sued Victims of Las Vegas Mass Shooting

U.S. protections from post-terrorism lawsuits don’t apply to hotels

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/03/2018

Mass Shooter at eSports Madden Event Identified

Early reports had four fatalities, however, that number was later reduced to two.  The shooter, identified as David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, turned the gun on himself.  11 others were injured.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/26/2018

Mass Shooting in Jacksonville Caught During Live Streaming of eSports Event (Video)

The Jacksonville, Florida, Sheriff's Office said there was a mass shooting with multiple fatalities at a downtown shopping-dining complex on Sunday and urged people to stay far away from the area. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/26/2018

Poker Pro Gets 12 Years for $53 Million Scam

Poker Pro Gets 12 Years for $53 Million Scam

A one-time poker pro has been jailed for 12 years after defrauding a Victorian jail after scamming the Commonwealth Bank of nearly $58 million in a fraud of “breathtaking proportions”.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2018

Death Penalty Won't Be Sought in Vegas Casino Picnic Killing

Death Penalty Won't Be Sought in Vegas Casino Picnic Killing

A former casino employee accused of killing a work supervisor and wounding another at a company picnic will not face the death penalty but could receive life in prison without parole if convicted, the top prosecutor in Las Vegas said Tuesday.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2018

Gang Fears on Vegas Strip as More Than a Dozen Arrests Made Sunday Night

Gang Fears on Vegas Strip as More Than a Dozen Arrests Made Sunday Night

Las Vegas police say authorities arrested several known gang members at a resort casino near the Strip that were gathered at the Rio Sunday night.  That casino plays host to the World Series of Poker each year.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/21/2018

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, Aug/20/2018

Charges Dropped Against Man Misidentified in Casino Heist

Charges Dropped Against Man Misidentified in Casino Heist

A federal judge has dismissed charges against a man incorrectly identified as someone who picked up the keys from a kiosk to commit a $200,000 robbery at the Wind Creek Montgomery casino in Alabama last week.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/20/2018

‘LeBron James of Poker’ Arrested for Running Illegal Poker, Drug Den

‘LeBron James of Poker’ Raked in $200K a Year Running Drug, Poker Ring

Singh was among 32 others busted last week in the West Village of New York City

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/16/2018

Poker Pro Wins £68,930, Forced to Give it Back to Government

Back in March poker player Adam Lulat won £68,930 in the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Manchester.  This was by far his biggest live tournament win.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/15/2018

How a Finnish Millionaire Lost $35M Worth of Bitcoin in a Gambling Scam

Aarni Otava Saarimaa was encouraged to invest in cryptocurrency Dragon Coin

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/14/2018

CG Technologies Fined a Third Time and Ordered to Disband Sports Betting Platform

Sports betting technology provider CG Technology (CGT) was fined a third time and settled to pay $250k for a variety of infractions for a variety of infractions that included allowing those from outside the state of Nevada to place wagers in violation of the law.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/13/2018

Poker Pro Steven Thompson's GoFundMe Account Hits a Snag

As poker pro Steven Thompson fights for his life in a San Jose, Costa Rica hospital, friends and family of the young player have set up a GoFundMe account with a goal of reaching $15,000.  After two days, only $1395 has been donated.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/11/2018

Tech Billionaire Found With Drugs at Vegas Strip Casino

He and his companion were arrested on suspicion of trafficking heroin, cocaine, meth and ecstasy.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/09/2018

Poker Pro Clings to Life, Shot by Loan Sharks

A poker pro who reached the final tables of two LAPT events is fighting for his life after being shot in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/08/2018

Charles Oakley Pleads No Contest in Vegas Casino Betting Cheat Case

Accused of attempting to change his wager “after the outcome was known” at a Vegas casino last month, former Knicks star Charles Oakley entered a no-contest plea Tuesday.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/07/2018

Illegal Drug, Gambling House Taken Down in New York's East Village

NEW YORK - New York City Police say they have arrested 32 people on Friday morning and busted an illegal gambling house that was also a heroin and cocaine distribution hub.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/03/2018

Poker Pro Found to be in Cahoots With Dealer as Part of Elaborate Scam

Billy the Egyptian has been playing high stakes poker games throughout Scotland and the UK for years, always seemingly winning. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/03/2018

Dead Mortician had Substantial Gambling Debts

Dead Mortician had Substantial Gambling Debts

A 20-year-old Australian man found dead on his family’s farm owed substantial six figure gambling debts and was being hunted down, according to The Age.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/29/2018

Pittsburgh Family Taken Down for Running Illegal Gambling Biz

Four members of a single family, including an 83-year-old patriarch, have been charged with running an illegal gambling business out of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/27/2018

Shooting Victims Outraged Over MGM's Lawsuit Against Them

Shooting Victims Outraged Over MGM's Lawsuit Against Them

Victims of a mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival said Monday they were outraged when they learned they were being sued by the company that owns the hotel where the gunman opened fire.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/23/2018

MGM Turns to Never-Tested Law to Sue Vegas Shooting Victims

The unprecedented move from MGM Resorts International to sue hundreds of victims of last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas using an obscure U.S. law never tested in court has been framed by the casino-operator as an effort to avoid years of costly litigation — but the legal maneuver may not play out that way.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/22/2018

Roulette Dealer Fighting for Life Following Stabbing in Casino

Roulette Dealer Fighting for Life Following Stabbing in Casino

The Mirror has posted photos of a roulette dealer who nearly lost his life after being stabbed by a gambler as others watched in horror.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/20/2018

MGM Wants to Sue Vegas Shooting Victims?

MGM Wants to Sue Vegas Shooting Victims?

The corporate owners of the Mandalay Bay casino filed suit against some one thousand victims of last year’s Las Vegas concert mass shooting, claiming it has no liability for the massacre.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/17/2018

Does The Russian Indictment Exonerate Bitcoin?

Does The Russian Indictment Exonerate Bitcoin?

On Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein conducted a news conference at the Department of Justice announcing the indictment of twelve Russian nationals who are alleged to have interfered in the 2016 election on July 13, 2018.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/16/2018

Tennis Player Banned for Betting Offense But Can Still Play

Tennis Player Banned for Betting Offense But Can Still Play

Colombian tennis player Robert Farah has been banned for three months and fined $5,000 for facilitating betting by promoting a gambling website on social media.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/14/2018

Russian Hacking Dependent on Bitcoin: Price Unaffected Thus Far

Russian Hacking Dependent on Bitcoin: Price Unaffected Thus Far

US Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein announced Friday afternoon a series of bombshell indictments related to alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US Presidential elections.  The indictment claims the scheme was dependent on the cryptocurrency bitcoin.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/13/2018

Chinese Seize $1.5 million Worth of Cryptocurrencies From FIFA World Cup Gambling

Police officials in China seized more than $1.5 million worth of cryptocurrencies tied to illegal gambling on the FIFA World Cup.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/13/2018

Charles Oakley Arrested in Vegas Over Gambling Mishap

Former NBA star Charles Oakley has been arrested in Las Vegas, TMZ has reported.  He is accused by the casino of cheating.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/12/2018

Poker Pro Ali Fazeli Pleads Guilty Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

A poker pro accused of orchestrating a $multimillion SuperBowl ticket scam that victimized the likes of Erik Seidel, John Juanda and Zach Clark has plead guilty to wire fraud. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/11/2018

Breaking News

Beto Now the 5-1 Favorite to Become Democratic Nominee for the 2020 Presidential Election

Beto Now the 5-1 Favorite to Become Democratic Nominee for the 2020 Presidential Election

Beto O'Rourke was now coming in at 5-1 odds of becoming the Democratic Nominee for the 2020 US Presidential Election.

Twitter Users Think Poker Players Are Unethical

Twitter Users Think Poker Players Are Unethical

British poker player and Twitter user Patrick Leonard recently conducted an unscientific survey that found a majority of Twitter followers feel poker players lack ethics. 

Massachusetts, Rhode Island Residents Await Sportsbook Opening

Massachusetts, Rhode Island Residents Await Sportsbook Opening

Those in and around the Boston area will soon have a sportsbook within a 40 minute to 1-hour drive should the New England Patriots be playing in the 2019 Super Bowl.  Providence residence are in even better luck as that sportsbook is set to open just 15 minutes outside the city limits.