Crime

New Book Details How a Bay of Pigs Survivor Went on to Become a Brutal Mobster

New Book Details How a Bay of Pigs Survivor Went on to Become a Brutal Mobster

In April 1961, about 1,500 Cuban exiles trained and backed by the CIA set out to invade and overthrow the Fidel Castro regime.  Vice Media profiled one of these individuals, a man by the name of José Miguel Battle who would go on to become one of America’s most notorious mobsters. 

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/20/2018

Wynn Settled With Second Woman Over Sex Allegations: Accused Her of Extortion

Wynn Settled With Second Woman Over Sex Allegations: Accused Her of Extortion

Embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn brokered a settlement more than a decade ago with a second woman who accused him of sexual misconduct and recently reported her to the FBI, his attorneys say in court documents.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/19/2018

Police Pursuit Leads to Shooting Outside Casino

Escondido Police shot and killed a man Saturday night steps away from the entrance to the Valley View Casino in North San Diego County, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

The shooting happened about 8 p.m. following a brief pursuit.

Lt. Rich Williams said one woman in the casino was trampled during the chaos and was taken to the hospital. She is expected to survive.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/18/2018

Children as Young as 12 Using Bitcoin to Buy Cocaine on Dark Web

One boy told how he made over £7,000 in less than 18 months dealing cocaine to friends.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/18/2018

Man Arrested for Stealing Snacks From Casino, Punching Employee in the Face

Man Arrested for Stealing Food From Casino, Punching Employee in the Face

A 25-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly trying to steal snacks meant for casino customers then attacking an employee who tried to stop the theft.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/17/2018

White Man in Black Face Robs Strip Casino

White Man in Black Face Robs Strip Casino

Authorities in Las Vegas have been on the lookout for an African American man who is accused of stealing $23,367 from a casino cage at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino on Jan. 10.  But that African American man turned out to be a Caucasian in black face.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/17/2018

Aide to Top Vegas Prosecutor Stole $42K to Fuel Gambling Addiction: Blames Dogs

A longtime aide to the top prosecutor in Las Vegas blamed a gambling habit for taking nearly $42,000 from her boss's campaign and was permitted to repay the money instead of facing criminal charges.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/17/2018

Poker Pro Indicted in $6M Super Bowl Ticket-Flipping Scam

Poker Pro Indicted in $6M Super Bowl Ticket-Flipping Scam

Federal prosecutors say a professional poker player from California faces charges that he bilked investors out of more than $6 million in a Super Bowl and World Cup ticket-flipping scam.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/16/2018

Three Cryptocurrency Exchanges Face Embezzlement Probes

Three Cryptocurrency Exchanges Face Embezzlement Probes

Prosecutors with the Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office in South Korea arrested individuals this week following a series of raids involving three cryptocurrency exchanges based out of that country.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/16/2018

Bookies Behaving Badly: Five Years Now Since WSEX Went Bust, Jay Cohen Fleeced Hundreds

Bookies Behaving Badly: Five Years Now Since WSEX Went Bust, Jay Cohen Fleeced Hundreds

For the past few years, readers have eagerly followed the antics of rogue bookmakers in Gambling 911's popular ongoing series, "Bookies Behaving Badly." 

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/15/2018

Five Online Gambling Firms Exit Malta Amidst Mafia Allegations

Five Online Gambling Firms Exit Malta Amidst Mafia Allegations

MGA suspends two licenses while three other companies opt to leave the island nation voluntarily

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/14/2018

State Sues Wynn and Board of Directors for Failing to Stop Sexual Misconduct

The state of Oregon has sued Nevada gambling mogul Steve Wynn and the board of directors of Wynn Resorts Ltd. for allegedly failing to act in the best interests of shareholders and stop sexual misconduct at the company, state officials said Wednesday.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/08/2018

Bookie Getting Out of Jail Looking for a Book Deal

Bookie Getting Out of Jail Looking for a Book Deal

A bookmaker who was sentenced to five years in prison for running a sports betting website that earned hundreds of thousands of dollars will be released next week--and he wants to write a book about his experience!

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/08/2018

Japan Penalises Several Cryptocurrency Exchanges Following Hack

Japan Penalises Several Cryptocurrency Exchanges Following Hack

The Japanese government is slapping penalties on several cryptocurrency exchanges in the country, after JPY 58 billion ($530 million or roughly Rs. 3,250 crores) of virtual coins were lost earlier this year from hacking.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/08/2018

Report: Hacked Mt. Gox Funds Linked To UK ‘Shell’ Company

The now defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox allegedly used a UK “shell” company to launder some 650,000 BTC (equal to about $6.9 bln at press time) prior to its abrupt closure.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/07/2018

Manicurist Accuses Casino Mogul of Sexual Misconduct

A woman who says she regularly performed manicures on embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual misconduct and the company he founded of endorsing his behavior.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/06/2018

Woman Arrested for Fourth Time Running Illegal Internet Gambling Biz

Man Arrested for Fourth Time Running Illegal Internet Gambling Biz

Officers made one arrest and seized at least 13 computers at the sparse site on the first floor of 634 E. Main Street in Stockton, California Monday. 

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/06/2018

Two Christians Publicly Flogged for Gambling

Indonesia publicly caned two Christians in a rare case of non-Muslims punished under sharia law.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2018

600 Computers Used for Bitcoin Mining Stolen in Massive Heist

600 Computers Used for Bitcoin Mining Stolen in Massive Heist

Some 600 computers used to "mine" bitcoin and other virtual currencies have been stolen from data centers in Iceland in what police say is the biggest series of thefts ever in the North Atlantic island nation.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/02/2018

Robbers Sought After Spray-and-Run Heist at Casino

Robbers Sought After Spray-and-Run Heist at Casino

Police in Elko say they’re reviewing security camera footage to identify two people who disabled patrons and employees with a noxious substance like pepper spray and made off with money from storefront gambling parlor.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/02/2018

New Sexual Assault Allegations Surface Against Steve Wynn

New Sexual Assault Allegations Surface against Steve Wynn

Las Vegas casino and real estate mogul Steve Wynn has been accused of rape from an incident going back to the 1970’s according to a recent report in the Reno Gazette Journal.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/01/2018

Woman Claims Steve Wynn Raped Her: Gave Birth to His Child

Woman Claims Steve Wynn Raped Her: Gave Birth to His Child

A woman told police she had a child with casino mogul Steve Wynn after he raped her, while another reported she was forced to resign from a Las Vegas job after she refused to have sex with him.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/28/2018

Ellis Island Casino Robbery In Vegas adds a Person of Interest

Ellis Island Casino Robbery In Vegas adds a Person of Interest

The news report from PlaySlots4RealMoney.com News in Last Vegas states that local police are searching for a second person in connection with Saturday’s attempted robbery at Las Vegas casino Ellis Island.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/27/2018

U.S. Justice Dept Ramps Up Efforts to Regulate Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies

Speaking before a caucus filled with American bankers, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said cryptocurrencies are a “new challenge” and the agency is planning on tending to the issue soon.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/27/2018

Steve Wozniak loses $75K worth of BTC in Bitcoin scam

Steve Wozniak loses $75K worth of BTC in Bitcoin scam

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has become the latest victim of an elaborate Bitcoin scam, taking the tech millionaire for $70K.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/27/2018

Police: Man Tried to Run Over Officer While Fleeing Casino

Police: Man Tried to Run Over Officer While Fleeing Casino

Connecticut State Police say a man has been arrested after attempting to run over a police officer while fleeing the scene of an assault at a casino.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/25/2018

Former Deputy Chief Investigator Charged With Professional Gambling

Former Deputy Chief Investigator Charged With Professional Gambling

Court records show a former deputy chief investigator of the Pueblo District Attorney's office has been charged with multiple crimes, including official misconduct, misuse of official information and professional gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/23/2018

Bitcoin Plunge to $1000 Not Out of the Question, Exchange Founder Arrested

Bitcoin Plunge to $1000 Not Out of the Question, Exchange Founder Arrested

The owner of BitFunder, a long-defunct, bitcoin-denominated stock exchange, has been arrested by the U.S. government.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/22/2018

Las Vegas Casino South Point Robbed at Gunpoint

Las Vegas Casino South Point Robbed at Gunpoint

In Tuesday’s online version of PlaySlots4RealMoney.com, Ewan Palmer reported that Las Vegas’s South Point Casino was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown assailant.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/21/2018

Mistrial Declared in Philly Mob Case

Mistrial Declared in Philly Mob Case

A mistrial was declared on Tuesday in the New York City racketeering trial of a notorious Philadelphia mob boss who had insisted he quit his life of crime after a lengthy prison term.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/21/2018

Breaking News

Tennis Corruption Report: 'Tsunami' of Problems at Low Level

An independent review of corruption in tennis found that the sport "faces a serious integrity problem" at its lower levels — a "tsunami," according to one person interviewed — but did not determine there are widespread problems at ATP , WTA and Grand Slam tournaments.

Slot Machine & Casino Gambling Industry Market Report

Slot Machine & Casino Gambling Industry Market Report

The slot machine industry continues to grow at a healthy pace. Slots are viewed as the engine that drives the land-based casino industry as well as real money gambling online. The prospect for future growth beyond 2018 is one of the primary topics covered in a recent post on PlaySlots4RealMoney.com Gambling News by Rich Caesar.

Icelandic Fugitive in Bitcoin Heist Arrested in Amsterdam

Amsterdam police have arrested an Icelandic fugitive suspected of masterminding the theft of hundreds of computers used to mine bitcoin and other virtual currencies.