Crime

Millionaire Ryan Jenkins Fugitive Reality TV Star Found Dead

Police believed that millionaire reality TV star, Ryan Jenkins, had fled to Canada.  Their suspicions were right as Jenkins was found dead of an apparent suicide in a British Columbia hotel room.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/23/2009

Poker Player Ordered to Stand Trial for Murder of Parents

OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS)  -- A professional poker player was ordered to stand trial Friday on charges that he murdered his parents at their posh country club home.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2009

Model Jasmine Fiore at Poker Party Before Grisly Murder

A reality television millionaire is under investigation following the gruesome murder of model Jasmine Fiore.

The model was found naked and stuffed into a suitcase.

Fiore, 28, was reportedly with Ryan Alexander Jenkins -- a contestant on VH1's "Megan Wants a Millionaire"  -- at a poker party in San Diego the night before she vanished. The reality show star was described by cops as a "person of interest." 

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Aug/19/2009

Online Poker: Account Services Court Hearing Cancelled

The scheduled Friday hearing in the Account Services Corp forfeiture suit (to reclaim $14 million in seized funds) has been canceled by the court, reportedly to give the court more time to review b

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2009

BetonSports Customers Finally to Get Paid After 3 Year Wait

BetonSports customers can, for the first time, thank the US Government for actually coming through for them.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/18/2009

Ernest Scherer III Stands Trial for Parents Murder

The attorney for a man accused of murdering his parents at their Pleasanton home in March 2008 for monetary gain hinted in his line of questioning Tuesday that someone other than the defendant may

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/18/2009

More Than $350 Million Laundered Through Cyprus Bank

Charles Charalambous, Cyprus Mail

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/18/2009

PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker Named in Seizure Indictments

A New York Circuit Judge has ruled in favor of Costigan Media's Motion to Intervene and gain access to information related to seizure warrants issued in June by the US Attorney's Office in the Sout

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/17/2009

BetonsSports Founder Pleads Guilty (Updated)

Gary Stephen Kaplan, founder of  BetonSports (BoS), a large illegal offshore sports wagering business, entered guilty pleas to multiple federal charges, Acting United States Attorney Michael W.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/15/2009

BetonSports Founder Gary Kaplan Pleads Guilty

Gary Kaplan, the founder of the online gambling site BetOnSports, plead guilty on Friday to federal racketeering conspiracy and other charges.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/14/2009

Va. Gambler Pleads Guilty to $400K Fraud Scheme

LYNCHBURG, VA. (Associated Press) - A Lynchburg man has pleaded guilty to charges related to a Ponzi scheme that prosecutors say cost about 19 investors a total of more than $400,000.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/13/2009

Australian Casino Employees Try To Cover Up Scam

JUPITERS Casino bosses tried to cover up a $5.7m fraud at the venue and white-anted police investigations into the seven-year scam, a court heard.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/12/2009

Electronic Media, Blogs Big Win With Court Ruling

The Honorable Judge Laura Taylor Swain handed down her decision in the New York Circuit Court Tuesday declaring that the US Government was not entitled to withhold information from electronic media news sites related to sealed indictments.  Her ruling is significant for all online media outlets whether it be the Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Perez Hilton or TMZ.com.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/12/2009

Ben Roethlisberger Rape Accuser Bragged

TMZ.com was reporting that the accuser bragged about her sexual encounters with Roethlisberger to co-workers.

A former co-worker of Andrea McNulty signed an affidavit saying McNulty told her "she was hoping for a 'little Roethlisberger.'" The affidavit was obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

She also wanted to travel to Pittsburgh in an effort to "run into" Roethlisberger.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/10/2009

Past Threats Against Murdered Poker Portal Founder’s Life

Poker bloggers have claimed that there were threats against PokerListings.com founder Andreas Oscarsson's life prior to his shock murder in Sweden last week, according to a Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/10/2009

Bills vs. Titans Betting, UFC 101 Hot

In addition to Gambling911.com's extensive coverage of Thursday's indictment into Douglas Rennick, an online gambling payment processor who could face over 50 years in prison if the US Attorneys Of

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/07/2009

PokerListings Founder Andreas Oscarsson Shot Dead

Another tragedy in the poker world as reports have surfaced that PokerListings.com founder, Andreas Oscarsson was foun

US Government to Unseal Portions of Online Poker Seizure Warrant

After announcing the indictment of an individual connected to payment processors dealing with online poker sites Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars, the US Attorney's Office out of the Southern Distric

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/06/2009

Online Poker Seizure Warrants Should be Unsealed

Following word of an indictment against one payment processor connected to the seizure of some $40 million in funds from online poker giants PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, legal counsel for Costig

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/06/2009

Online Poker Payment Processor Misrepresented Transactions

As Gambling911.com continues to obtain information related to today's big news that Douglas Rennick, an Internet gambling and online poker payment processor has been indicted, we are learning that

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/06/2009

Internet Gambling, Online Poker Indictments Revealed

Lev L. Dassin, the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Joseph M. Demarest, Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today the filing of an indictment charging Douglas Rennick with bank fraud and other offenses stemming from his role in processing more than $350 million for Internet gambling companies. According to the indictment filed yesterday in Manhattan federal court:

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/06/2009

Online Gambling Payment Processor Indicted

LEV L. DASSIN, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and JOSEPH M. DEMAREST, JR., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), announced today the filing of an Indictment charging DOUGLAS RENNICK with bank fraud and other offenses stemming from his role in processing more than $350 million for Internet gambling companies, according to Gambling911.com sources.

Rennick was processing for online gambling companies via his firm, ATM Online, which has long been shut down.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/06/2009

More Banking Woes: Fake ATM Machines in Vegas

Computer security experts of all types--from hackers, crackers, and phreaks to security researchers and law enforcement officials--descended on Las Vegas last week for the annual Submitted by Guest on, Aug/03/2009

Brazil Busts US Casino Prostitution Ring

Authorities in Brazil have arrested several individuals in connection with a prostitution ring tied to US casinos.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/01/2009

Optimism That Online Poker Seizure Warrants Will be Unsealed

The Honorable Judge Laura Taylor Swain heard arguments on Monday as to why seizure warrants related to nearly $40 million of funds belong to PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker should or should not be u

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/27/2009

85 Year Old Chicago Mobster Still a Threat Say Prosecutors

CHICAGO (AP) - Even at age 85, reputed mobster Sam Volpendesto clearly has a soft spot for the days when Al Capone was boss in Chicago's mob scene.

Prosecutors released recordings Monday made by a confidential informant in May 2005. They seem to show Volpendesto nostalgic as he talks about "very dangerous" old timers and watching another mobster run a human body through a grinder.

Volpendesto is among seven men charged in a sweeping federal indictment for various crimes.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/27/2009

Online Poker Seizures: Judge Could Unseal Portions of Warrants

Judge Laura Taylor Swain heard arguments Monday morning regarding Costigan Media's Motion to Intervene and have seizure warrants unsealed in a cased involving the seizure of around $40 million in o

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/27/2009

Gambling Addict Jailed for String of Robberies

(BBC) - A gambling addict who carried out a string of robberies at bookmakers across south Wales in a bid to clear his debts has been jailed for 10 years.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/27/2009

Pittsburgh Steelers Bettors Stand Behind Big Ben

Whether he did it or not, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (better known perhaps as simply "Big Ben") enters the 2009/2010 NFL season with external distractions.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Jul/27/2009

Online Poker Seizure Warrants Could be Unsealed Monday

July 27 is the date a Judge is slated to hear arguments pertaining to Costigan Media's Motion to Intervene.  The parent company of Gambling911.com is asking to have seizure warrants unsealed relat

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/22/2009

Breaking News

RI Senate Leader Worries About Casino Staffing for Sports Bets

RI Senate Leader Worries About Casino Staffing for Sports Bets

Rhode Island’s Senate president says there aren’t enough casino staff to take sports bets and he’s concerned about the state losing out on revenue.

Pennsylvania Casino Sees $1.4M in Sports Bets in 2 Weeks

Pennsylvania Casino Sees $1.4M in Sports Bets in 2 Weeks

The first two weeks of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania at a single casino saw just over $1.4 million in bets.

Surprise!  NBA and FanDuel Expand Partnership to Include Sports Betting

Surprise! NBA and FanDuel Expand Partnership to Include Sports Betting

FanDuel will become authorized gaming operator of the NBA