Crime

Puerto Rico Marriott Casino Robbed by Lone Gunman

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -  (AP) Police in Puerto Rico's capital are searching for a lone man who robbed $340,000 from a popular hotel and casino by threatening a supervisor's family.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/21/2009

Disgraced NBA Gambling Referee Sent to Halfway House

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy is headed from federal prison to a Florida halfway house to serve the rest of his 15-month sentence in a gambling scandal.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/18/2009

Michael Vick Odds: Where Will He Go Next?

The Atlanta Falcons officially released Michael Vick last week, setting off a firestorm of speculation as to what his football future holds.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/15/2009

Poker Funds Seizure: Little Agreement on How it Shakes Out

By Liz Benston

LAS VEGAS SUNMon, Jun 15, 2009

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/15/2009

Somach Blasted for Linking Museum Killer to Online Gambling

Controversial industry reporter, Thomas Somach, has come under attack for linking Holocaust Museum killer, James von Brunn, to the online casino industry.  Somach discovered that von Brunn's hate-

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jun/14/2009

World Exclusive: Holocaust Museum Killer Had Ties to Online Gambling

The man who shot up the U.S.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jun/12/2009

Eric Holder Stole My Money Claims Poker Player

A writer on the Daily Kos has lashed out at President Obama's Department of Justice Head, Eric Hold

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/12/2009

NBA Gambling Ref Tim Donaghy Beat Up In Prison

Reports surfaced Thursday that an NBA referee accused of betting on games he had officiated was apparently beat up in prison. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/11/2009

Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars Should Return Players Money Shortly

A lot of poker players have been uneasy in recent days after learning that the US Attorney's office out of New York State seized $30 million from the world's two largest online poker rooms, PokerSt

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/10/2009

Poker Players Alliance Lacks Standing to Defend Online Poker Rooms

The million member plus Poker Players Alliance announced Tuesday its intention to "pursue every legal course available to ensure that poker p

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/10/2009

Murder Twist in Casino Lawsuit

BANNED gambling addict Harry Kakavas told Crown casino he had information about a murder and the manufacture of counterfeit gaming chips, the Supreme Court heard.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/09/2009

More Than $30 Million Frozen in Online Poker Accounts

As first reported on Gambling911.com Friday, the US Attorney's Office out of New York has put a stop to the Instant eCheck deposit and withdrawal method at both Full Tilt Poker and Poker Stars.  M

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/09/2009

Russ Hamilton to Represent Full Tilt at WSOP?

Could it be this is some type of joke?

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/04/2009

Ben Waldman Denies Involvement With Delinquent Payment Solution

Responding to Gambling911.com Monday disclosure that  payment solutions company, Smart Banking Systems (SBS), was screwing over online gambling clients in Costa Rica, software platform provider, B

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/03/2009

Payment Processor Screws Online Gambling Websites

There is outrage in Costa Rica after a Canadian-based payment processor has reportedly screwed over a dozen online gambling sites out of millions of dollars.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/01/2009

New York Post: Slim Chance Poker Player is Innocent

The New York Post this week through more fuel on the fire of a controversial topic surrounding the poker world:  That being whether poker pro, Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston Jr., is in f

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/01/2009

Taj Casino Gunman Had Planned Suicide

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/01/2009

JJ Prodigy Banned Again for Online Poker Multi-Accounting

Most rational people learn from their mistakes.  Other people, just don't seem to get it.  Back in December 2007, online poker player JJ Prodigy, whose real name is Josh Fields, confessed and apo

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2009

Rugby League Captain Sentenced for Role in Pokie Scam

Former New Zealand rugby league captain Hugh McGahan has been sentenced in an Auckland District Court this week for his role in a $NZ2 million ($A1.56 million) pokie scam.

Submitted by Guest on, May/08/2009

Betcha.com Boss Determined to Jump Back Into Betting Business

Jenny Woo here for Gambling911.com and I had the opportunity to sit down with Nick Jenkins, founder of Betcha.com.  If some of you aren't familiar with the site, let me give you a brief summary. 

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, May/01/2009

Attempted Robbery at Michael Gracz Poker Game

Poker Pro and World Series of Poker bracelet winner Michael Gracz was reportedly playing in a home poker game in his hometown

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2009

Craigslist Killer Had Gambling Problem Say Authorities

 

A Boston man accused of slaying a Manhattan woman he met won Craigslist, the popular online classifieds website, may have owed significant gambling debts.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/22/2009

Recession Hits the Mafia

The current economic downturn seems to be having an adverse effect on every industry whether legitimate or not-so-legitimate.  Case in point:  The Japanese Mafia is being hurt by the recession.Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/20/2009

Two Men Charged in Australian Casino Brawl

Two men and a woman linked to the Rebels outlaw bikie gang have been charged over a brawl at a Sydney casino, police say.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/14/2009

Alameda, California Scene of Yet Another Gambling Debt Murder

It was only last year that professional poker player, Ernest Scherer Jr., 60, and his wife, Charlene Abendroth, 57, were found brutally slain in their Pleasanton, California home.  The couple were

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/14/2009

Sydney Casino Brawl Results in 20 Arrests

Police were called to Star City at Pyrmont early this morning after reports of a fight between two groups.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/11/2009

Borgota Gambling Ring Figure Eludes Prison

By KITTY CAPARELLA
Philadelphia Daily News

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/10/2009

Who’s Who of the Poker Bad Guys

The online poker blog Pokerati featured a good piece about the "Bad Guys of Poker" - and we're not talking about the "David William I'm Too Coo

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/09/2009

Bet On Blagojevich

That's right, you can now bet on former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich or "Blago" as many call him for short.

Blagojevich was arrested on a number of federal corruption charges December 9, 2008 including attempting to sell Barack Obama's vacated United States Senate seat to the highest bidder. Ultimately, he appointed fellow Democrat and former state attorney Roland Burris on New Year's Eve 2008. After months of investigation and embarrassment in the media, "Blago" was indicted this month.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/08/2009

Allen Stanford Expects to be Indicted in Two Weeks

International financier and Antigua's biggest banker, Allen Stanford, said in an interview Monday that he anticipates being indicted within the next two weeks.  Stanford cried, denied and threaten

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/06/2009

Breaking News

Wichita Bookie Sentenced as Part of Illegal Gambling Probe

An admitted bookie in an illegal gambling ring in Wichita will serve two years of probation for his crimes.

Bitcoin Cash Soars 10 Percent

Bitcoin cash was up more than 10% Friday ahead of an anticipated hard fork May 15.  It continued to outperform other cryptocurrencies in recent days.  It is up 30% in the past week. Bitcoin, by comparison, is up just 5%.

Ayre Dishes on Bitcoin Venture Capitalist: 'Even Jimmy Song is Starting to Make Sense for Once'

Coingeek.com founder Calvin Ayre and ardent proponent of bitcoin cash appears to be no fan of bitcoin venture capitalist Jimmy Song but did tweet out Friday