Crime

Cheats Overtake Mobsters on Vegas Black List

Mobsters and those connected with the mob are now the minority among Las Vegas's infamous casino Black Book. 

Of the 21 people banned from Nevada casinos between 1990 and 2000, most had alleged mob connections, according to a report in the Las Vegas Sun. From 2001 to today, only seven names were added to the list, and all except one were casino cheats.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/13/2009

Is Pitbull Poker Running a New Scam

For the third time in less than a week, embattled online poker site, Pitbull Poker is back in the news once again. As was previously reported, the site, which has ceased operations amid allegations of using superuser accounts to cheat its customers out of money, as well as having their leadership placed under arrest, did some curious tweaking to their website yesterday.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/09/2009

Things Getting Even Worse for Pitbull Poker

When your offices close up shop and your boss is placed under arrest, normally, things can't get much worse for your company. However, things really are getting worse for the newly defunct Pitbull Poker and its operators with the news that after learning that the site was in fact doing shady things against its customer, players are now seriously considering taking legal action against them.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/07/2009

22 Robbed at Private Poker Game In Oklahoma

Police are searching for two men in connection with last week's robbery of 22 people during what police described as a "private poker party" in northwest Oklahoma City.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/06/2009

Yankees Pitcher Jailed for Vegas Gambling Debts

Shawn Chacon, who once pitched for the New York Yankees, was arrested Monday in Greeley, Colorado, for a warrant that alleges he wrote bad checks to Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas last spring.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Oct/06/2009

RICO Law Criticized as Open to Abuse

JJ Hensley, The Arizona Republic

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/06/2009

Gambler Swindles $500K From Priest

 

AN elderly Catholic priest was conned into handing over nearly $500,000 to a drug-using gambler, a court has heard.

 

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2009

Full Tilt Poker Lawsuit Details Released

The folks from Pokerati.com have obtained the latest lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker in its entirety, all 19 pages of

Racketeering Schemes Had Ties to Internet Gambling

BY Jose Martinez and Brian Kates

DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2009

Ben Roethlisberger Rape Suit Will Not Be Dismissed

A Nevada judge will not dismiss a civil suit alleging Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger raped a Lake Tahoe casino worker.  Lawyers for Roethlisberger filed a Motion to Dismiss, wh

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Oct/01/2009

Pitbull Poker Owners Arrested

If you have been following Gambling911.com over the last 24 hours, you would know that the online poker room Pitbull Poker had shut its doors with what appears to be zero intention of payin

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/01/2009

BetonSports Former CEO David Carruthers Changes Plea

The one time CEO of BetonSports, David Carruthers, has changed withdrawn his "guilty" plea after being indicted on various charges stemming from the operation of the Costa Rican-based onl

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/30/2009

Planet Hollywood Reort: Busts Called Part of Safety Push

By Arnold M. Knightly, Las Vegas Review Journal

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/29/2009

Feds Seize More Accounts in Maryland Tied to Online Gambling

Six more bank accounts connected to online gambling have been seized by the Maryland US Attorney's Office.  These were all Wachovia Bank accounts held by a company called Forshay Enterprises, Inc.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/24/2009

Maryland Actions Most Certainly Concern to Online Poker

When Gambling911.com first broke the news this past weekend that the US Attorney's Office out of Maryland had been embroiled in an aggressive probe of online casino powerhouse, Golden Casino, the o

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2009

Carmen The Cheeseman DiNunzio Extorted Boston Bookie

(Associated Press) - The former underboss of the New England mob is scheduled to be sentenced this week for bribing an undercover FBI agent posing as a state official in an attempt to win a $6 mill

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/21/2009

New Task Force Set Up To Go After Online Gambling

A new Assets Forfeiture and Financial Crimes task force has been implemented at the US Attorney's Office in Baltimore Maryland which is already being used to go after online gambling operations.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/20/2009

Golden Casino The Subject of Online Gambling Investigation

Gambling911.com can now report exclusively that the US Attorney's Office out of Maryland in conjunction with the US Attorney Office out of New York and Louisiana State law enforcement in addition t

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/19/2009

More News on Houston Poker Room Gun Battle

The funeral for Barron Glenn Boutte is today in Houston.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/18/2009

Former DC Cop Part of Gambling, Drug Ring

Federal prosecutors say a former District police officer and 11 others were part of a criminal ring that flooded Southern Maryland with cocaine for the past three years.

Darrell Alphonso Carter hasn't been a police officer for more than a decade. During some of the time since leaving the force, prosecutors say he ran a gambling operation in St. Mary's County that catered to the drug dealers he also did business with. The gambling was high stakes, with as much as $80,000 bandied about.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/16/2009

Court Date Set for Antoine Walker Vegas Casino Debt Case

LAS VEGAS-(Associated Press) -- A Las Vegas court has pushed back a status check to Oct.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/16/2009

Las Vegas Metro Undercover Drug Ops Hit Casinos

The Las Vegas Metro Police are undergoing an aggressive attempt to crack down on swimming pool "drug" parties at casino hotels throughout the strip.  The latest target:  Rehab at the Ha

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/15/2009

MD Investigation Expands to Other Online Poker Groups

Gambling911.com can confirm that an ongoing investigation being conducted by the US Attorney's Office out of Baltimore has expanded beyond a single online gambling company.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/15/2009

More Online Gambling Seizures

Authorities have filed seizure warrants for the contents of three bank accounts associated with online gambling companies in recent days according to Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/12/2009

UtlimateBet Cheating Scandal Investigation Concludes

Tokwiro Enterprises ENRG ("Tokwiro"), the parent company of UltimateBet ("UB"), yesterday received a decision from the Kahnawake Gaming Commission ("KGC"), UB's regula

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2009

Planet Hollywood Poker Scam Nets Four Supervisors

Mary Manning, Las Vegas Sun

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/09/2009

Ex Mob Boss Acquitted of Gambling Charges

Former New England Mafia captain Vincent "Vinny'' Ferrara said he didn't commit a crime when he borrowed money from a longtime friend who was under investigation for illegal gambling.

And yesterday, a judge agreed. After a half-day, jury-waived trial in Norfolk Superior Court, Judge Kenneth Fishman found 60-year-old Ferrara not guilty of a single charge of conspiring to use a telephone for gambling persons.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/09/2009

Ocean’s Producer Claims Assistant Threatened Him With Gun

TMZ.com is reporting that legendary movie producer Jerry Weintraub has claimed that his "gun-toting assistant" threatened his life.  Weintraub is the man behind Las Vegas set Ocean's fil

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Sep/08/2009

Mum Used Children’s Inheritance for Gambling

A CANBERRA mother has denied she stole more than $500,000 of her children's inheritance and lost most of it playing the pokies.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/08/2009

Indicted Billionaire Allen Stanford Owes in Gambling Debts

Online gambling websites the world over breathed a sigh of relief upon learning that billionaire Allen Stanford's bank in Antigua had been shut down.  That's because none of them had any money the

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/02/2009

Breaking News

5Dimes Owner Found Dead

The body of Sean "Tony" Creighton has been found by law enforcement in Costa Rica.  Creighton was the founder and owner of the popular sportsbook 5Dimes. Details are murky at this time.

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

An Illinois lawmaker says a bill to legalize sports gambling in the state likely won't be put before the General Assembly until next year.

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

A Diario report reveals that the wife of kidnapped 5Dimes owner communicated with a manager of the betting firm to send more than $700K in bitcoin ransom to Cuba hours after Sean "Tony" Creighton allegedly disappeared.