Crime

Bookies Behaving Badly Part 18: Platinum Sports Saga Finally Ends With Guilty Plea, Crippled Mom of Three

Man Pleads Guilty in Massive $100 Million Sports Betting Fraud

Gambling911.com is back with its uber popular series "Bookies Behaving Badly" and, in the Part 18 edition, we take a look back at Platinum Sports, one of the most notorious betting ventures in the world of offshore bookmaking

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/04/2018

Bookies Behaving Badly Part 7: Al Ross Was Bad, His Son Denny Was Worse

This article was originally published in November 2015.  OWN featured a Dateline episode profiling this case on January 2, 2018 at 9 am EST with a rebroadcast expected at Midnight.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/02/2018

Poker Player Goes on Another Bank Robbery Spree

Poker Player Goes on Another Bank Robbery Spree

2015 Borgata Summer Open winner Thomas Dougher is up to his old tricks again.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/01/2018

Ashes Ball Tampering Claims 'Ridiculous' Says Bowler: Ashes Outright Odds '18

England pace bowler James Anderson has described as “ridiculous” accusations that he was involved in tampering with the ball during the drawn fourth Ashes test against Australia in Melbourne last week, Reuters reported on New Year’s Day.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/01/2018

Two Las Vegas Casino Security Guards Shot Dead, Shooter Clings to Life

Two Las Vegas Casino Security Guards Shot Dead, Shooter Clings to Life

Two Las Vegas security guards were fatally shot Saturday while investigating a disturbance in a room at a hotel-casino and the suspected shooter is facing critical injuries after turning the gun on himself, police said.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/31/2017

Bitcoin Developer Released After $1m Bitcoin Paid to Kidnappers

Victim said to be "safe" but 'stressed"

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/30/2017

Man Suffers Heavy Gambling Losses, Gets Drunk, Holds 25 Family Members Hostage

Man Suffers Heavy Gambling Losses, Gets Drunk, Holds 25 Family Members Hostage

Investigators said the man got drunk after suffering heavy gambling losses, including machinery from the family’s construction business.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/30/2017

Disgraced Gambling NBA Ref Arrested Again

Disgraced Gambling NBA Ref Arrested Again

Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy, who previously served prison time for fixing NBA games, has been arrested for allegedly wielding a hammer in an incident that led to a felony aggravated assault charge just days before Christmas.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/28/2017

Crypto Entrepreneur Kidnapped in Kiev

Crypto Entrepreneur Kidnapped in Kiev

Authorities in the Ukraine are investigating the kidnapping of 40-year-old Russian programmer and cryptocurrency investor Pavel Lerner in Kiev.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/28/2017

Bitcoin Exchange Youbit Shut Down Following Hack

Bitcoin Exchange Youbit Shut Down Following Hack

A bitcoin exchange, Seoul-based Youbit, has shut down after being hacked, highlighting the perils of trying to cash in on this year's stunning boom in digital currencies. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/20/2017

From USC Football Player to Drug Lord: The Journey of Owen 'O-Dog' Hanson

From USC Football Player to Drug Lord: The Journey of Owen 'O-Dog' Hanson

The blackjack player was blowing through his money but it wasn't troubling him. He was anxious to empty his pockets.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/20/2017

Former USC Football Player Sentenced for Role in Drug, Gambling Crime Operation

Former USC Football Player Sentenced for Role in Drug, Gambling Crime Operation

Man already serving time for his role in ring plead guilty to desecrating family grave of deadbeat gambler

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/17/2017

MGM Gains 10% In Stock Market After Falling During The ‘Vegas Massacre'

MGM Resorts’ stock market value is up by 10%. The figure is from October 2, 2017, fall after the Las Vegas shooting that takes the lives of 58 people.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/15/2017

Caesars Bans Poker Player for Being Named in Legendz Sports Indictment

Caesars Bans Player for Being Named in Legendz Sports Indictment

A player suing Caesars Casino for allegedly banning him had previously worked for the now-defunct Legendz Sports, a company the US Government forced to close in 2013. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/14/2017

Ladbrokes Among 17 Firms Hacked by Cyber Crook Looking to Sell Details for Bitcoin

Ladbrokes Among 17 Firms Hacked by Cyber Crook Looking to Sell Details for Bitcoin

Grant West, 25, admitted illegally obtaining the details of Just Eat, Uber and Ladbrokes customers' accounts in a bid to sell them on the 'dark web' for Bitcoins.  Hundreds of thousands of customers were reportedly impacted.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/14/2017

No Evidence Ashes Test Under Fixing Threat, Says ICC

No Evidence Ashes Test Under Fixing Threat, Says ICC

The ICC are taking allegations in a British newspaper about attempts to organise spot-fixing during the third Ashes test “extremely seriously” but do not think the match has been compromised, global cricket’s governing body said on Thursday.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2017

Arrested Gambino Crime Family Members Were Operating Illegal Sports Betting Ring

Arrested Gambino Crime Family Members Were Operating Illegal Sports Betting Ring

Seven individuals were taken into custody Tuesday morning, charged with loansharking, drug dealing and illegal gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2017

7 Arrested in Mafia Bust Tied to Gambling

7 Arrested in Mafia Bust Tied to Gambling

Federal authorities say they've charged seven men in a racketeering bust targeting illegal gambling and other mafia-related activities on Long Island.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2017

Credit Card Scammer Pleads Guilty But Declares Bankruptcy Due to Gambling Losses

Credit Card Scammer Pleads Guilty But Declares Bankruptcy Due to Gambling Losses

A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to his role in a credit card scam that racked up almost $166,000 in debt.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/12/2017

Anti-Money Laundry Laws Take Toll In British Columbia Casinos

Anti-Money Laundry Laws Take Toll In British Columbia Casinos

Online casinos in British Columbia in Canada will soon start to use anti-money laundry laws. For a long time, British Columbia casino sector is complaining of such acts.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2017

Pablo Escobar Hit Man Found in Violation of Parole, Found at Gambling Party

Pablo Escobar Hit Man Found in Violation of Parole, Found at Gambling Party

Colombian authorities are seeking to re-arrest a former hit man for late drug lord Pablo Escobar for violating his parole after he was caught partying with a major trafficker wanted by the U.S., prosecutors said Saturday.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/10/2017

Federal Agents Shut Down NFL Survival Pool

It was reported this week that US federal authorities shut down the popular Ron & Mike Football Pool.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/09/2017

Amaya Former CEO in More Hot Water: Faces Fraud Charges

Amaya Former CEO in More Hot Water: Faces Fraud Charges

Baazov and two other men are also accused of siphoning off Sh73 million ($707,000) of funds intended for a charity.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/06/2017

US Shuts Down ‘Fast-Moving’ ICO Fraud

US Shuts Down ‘Fast-Moving’ ICO Fraud

A brand-new cybersecurity unit of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is going after a Canadian man it says is behind a scheme to defraud investors by promising a speedy, 13-fold profit.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/05/2017

How to Launder Money Through Casinos – The ‘Vancouver Model’

How to Launder Money Through Casinos – The ‘Vancouver Model’

Foreigners, mostly Chinese businessmen, laundering millions of dollars through the River Rock Casino in Vancouver, British Columbia, has become so prevalent, the method has even been given a name: The “Vancouver Model”.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/04/2017

Crown Casino Facing Class Action, Major Bust of Online Gambling Ring

Crown Casino Facing Class Action, Major Bust of Online Gambling Ring

Following the arrests of 18 Crown Casino employees and their subsequent guilty pleas in promoting gambling in China this year, company shareholders have launched a class action against the casino firm for the sharp drop in its share price on news of the arrests.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/04/2017

The Most Violent and Feared Mafia Godfather is Dead: Son Just Sentenced

The Most Violent and Feared Mafia Godfather is Dead: Son Just Sentenced

Gangster “Boss of bosses” Toto Riina was one of the most violent and feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, according to the  AFP.  It is said he was responsible for the murder of some 150 people.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/03/2017

Man Wanted in Gambling Den Beating Caught on Video (Watch it Here)

Man Wanted in Gambling Den Beating Caught on Video

Have you seen this man?  Described as a Middle-Eastern man, standing 6-foot-3, with a shaved head and goatee with a muscular build, the suspect is alleged to have beaten a man at a York, Ontario gambling den.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/03/2017

Vegas Police Release Image of Man Who Robbed Bellagio Poker Room

Vegas Police Release Image of Man Who Robbed Bellagio Poker Room

Las Vegas police released surveillance camera images of a man they say robbed the cashier cage at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino poker room Tuesday afternoon.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/29/2017

Manhunt Underway for Suspect Who Robbed Bellagio Poker Room

Manhunt Underway for Suspect Who Robbed Bellagio Poker Room

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are on the hunt for a brazen suspect who robbed the poker room cash cage at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino Tuesday afternoon.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/29/2017

Breaking News

Weekslong Manhunt Ends With Capture of Degenerate Gambler Accused of Killing Husband

Weekslong Manhunt Ends With Capture of Degenerate Gambler Accused of Killing Husband

A Minnesota woman who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt after she allegedly killed her husband, then went to Florida and befriended — then killed — a woman who resembled her, is now facing charges in two states.

How to Maximize Your Chances of Winning at a Bitcoin Online Casino

If you want to win regularly playing at an online casino, the key is discipline.  But there are other factors that should be considered, especially when it applies to the Bitcoin casino.

Cryptocurrencies Bring Bullish Gains This Spring

Cryptocurrencies Bring Bullish Gains This Spring

Cryptocurrencies are breaking new price levels this week as markets are seeing gains across the board during the last two weeks of April. Yesterday’s trading sessions saw bitcoin cash touch a high of $1,560 per BCH as the currency has been on a relentless run over the past week.