Crime

Gambler Jailed for Threatening Owners of Lost Dogs

Gambler Jailed for Threatening Owners of Lost Dogs

Mohammed Miah, 25, would look for “lost pet” signs plastered around town as well as online messages then contact the distraught owners.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/02/2017

Probe of Poker Player Also Involves Wiretapping of Cops

Probe of Poker Player Also Involves Wiretapping of Cops, Local Commissioner

Brandon Steven revealed back in February that he was under an FBI probe

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/01/2017

Russian ‘Spam Lord’ Awaits Extradition to US: Pitched Online Gambling Schemes

Russian ‘Spam Lord’ Awaits Extradition to US: Pitched Online Gambling Schemes

The man alleged to be a pioneering spam lord, Pytor Levashov, is in Spanish custody awaiting extradition to the U.S

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/31/2017

Gambling Pro Sentenced to 5 Years Prison for Insider Trading

Gambling Pro Sentenced to 5 Years Prison for Insider Trading

Vegas golf course developer was convicted in April on all 10 counts he faced

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/30/2017

Bloody Fight to Become Next Mob Boss in Montreal After Dismantling of Platinum Sports

Bloody Fight to Become Next Mob Boss in Montreal After Dismantling of Platinum Sports

"Everybody wants to be the next boss now that Rizzuto is gone"

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/30/2017

Pro Sports Bettor Billy Walters Sentenced to Five Years Prison

Pro Sports Bettor Billy Walters Sentenced to Five Years Prison

A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/28/2017

California Woman Sentenced for $1M Jazzercise Embezzlement to Support Gambling Habit

California Woman Sentenced for $1M Jazzercise Embezzlement to Support Gambling Habit

A Southern California woman who embezzled about $1 million from the Jazzercise company has been sentenced to more than seven-and-a-half years in prison.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/27/2017

PI Who Desecrated Grave of Deadbeat Sentenced for Role in Owen Hanson Gambling Case

PI Who Desecrated Grave of Deadbeat Sentenced for Role in Owen Hanson Gambling Case

Former USC player Owen Hanson plead guilty to running international gambling and drug ring

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/25/2017

Wimbledon Matches May Have Been Fixed

Wimbledon Matches May Have Been Fixed

Watchdog did not specifically mention the matches under suspicion

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/21/2017

Man Admits to Using Federally Backed Loans to Pay Off Gambling Debts

Man Admits to Using Federally Backed Loans to Pay Off Gambling Debts

A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to using federally backed loans for gambling debts and other personal expenses.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/20/2017

Genovese Capo Hoping for Separate Trial from Philly Mob Boss

Genovese Capo Hoping for Separate Trial from Philly Mob Boss

46 defendants were rounded up for alleged racketeering in 2016

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/19/2017

Midday Bookmaker Robbery Caught on CCTV

Midday Bookmaker Robbery Caught on CCTV

An individual who committed a robbery at a Woking William Hill bookmaking shop in broad daylight May 20th has been caught on CCTV. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/19/2017

California Man Sentenced in Gambling Embezzlement Case

California Man Sentenced in Gambling Embezzlement Case

Embezzled more than $400,000 from former classmates claiming it would be used for business startup

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/18/2017

New John Gotti Mafia Movie to Star John Travolta, Grandson in on Bank Heist

New John Gotti Mafia Movie to Star John Travolta, Grandson in on Bank Heist

The “Life and Death of John Gotti” Starring John Travolta is set to be released August 25, 2017.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/17/2017

Mobster Anthony 'Skinny' Santoro Denied Parole

Mobster Anthony 'Skinny' Santoro Denied Parole

Anthony "Skinny" Santoro, an alleged Staten Island mobster with ties to the Bonanno crime family, was denied bail last month

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/17/2017

Mafia Hitman Found Buried In Pharaoh-Like Tomb

Mafia Hitman Found Buried In Pharaoh-Like Tomb

A Sicilian Mafia hitman’s body has been discovered adorned with all of his valuables, including weapons he used in the act of committing murder

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/17/2017

Remains Found in N. Dartmouth Identified as 37-year Fugitive

Remains Found in N. Dartmouth Identified as 37-year Fugitive

A decades-long search for a fugitive charged in the 1980 killing of a Pennsylvania police chief came to a dramatic end Friday

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/15/2017

Buried Body is Mobster Fugitive Wanted in Killing of Police Chief

Buried Body is Mobster Fugitive Wanted in Killing of Police Chief

A decades long search for a fugitive charged in the 1980 killing of a Pennsylvania police chief came to a dramatic end Friday

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/14/2017

Human Remains Found During Illegal Gambling Probe

Human Remains Found Tied to FBI Gambling Cold Case

Cold case dates back to 1980

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/14/2017

No Gambling Sentence for Man Who Ran Gambling Syndicate

No Gambling Sentence for Man Who Ran Gambling Syndicate

A Kesgrave, England man who ran an unlicensed gambling syndicate will serve no jail time.  Thirteen of his clients lost a total of £30,000.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/14/2017

Homeless Shelter Among Properties Feds Look to Seize in Gambling Case

Homeless Shelter Among Properties Feds Look to Seize in Gambling Case

Under US civil forfeiture law enforcement agencies may seize monies, cars and even homes just for presuming guilt

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/12/2017

Husband Loses Wife in Bet, Now She is Claiming Men Who Won Her Raped Her

Husband Loses Wife in Bet, Now She is Claiming Men Who Won Her Raped Her

A woman whose husband lost her as part of a wager is now claiming she was raped by the men who won the bet.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/12/2017

‘Killing David Hasselhoff’ Would Net One Gambler $500K in Death Pool Bet

‘Killing David Hasselhoff’ Would Net One Gambler $500K in Death Pool Bet

Man who owes significant debt plots to kill "Baywatch" star

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/12/2017

Detained Crown Casino Employees Ordeal Nearly Over

Detained Crown Casino Employees Ordeal Nearly Over

The ordeal for Crown Resorts employees jailed in China for gambling crimes is drawing to a close, with some of those imprisoned, including two Australians, released on Wednesday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/12/2017

Donald Trump Jr Hires Famed Mob Attorney

Donald Trump Jr Hires Famed Mob Attorney

Clients included a man charged with murder and another charged with brutally beating up a Black man

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/10/2017

Fallen Web Gambling Tycoon Turned 'Rat' Now Grows Hydroponic Herbs

Fallen Internet Gambling Tycoon, Informant Now Growing Hydroponic Herbs

Internet entrepreneur playboy turned informant and nearly single-handedly brought down Internet gambling sector

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/09/2017

How The Sicilian Mafia Was Born - The Origins of La Cosa Nostra

How The Sicilian Mafia Was Born - The Origins of La Cosa Nostra

Gambling, illegal drugs and alcohol, and trafficking in humans were among its pursuits.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/09/2017

Wedding Guest List Could Provide Clues to Mobster’s Murder

Wedding Guest List Could Provide Clues to Mobster’s Murder

A wedding guest list is casting doubts on a prevailing theory as to why a Canadian mobster was gunned down in 2012.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/08/2017

FBI Seized Homes, Cars, Watches as Part of Gambling Probe But No Charges Filed?

FBI Seized Homes, Cars, Watches as Part of Gambling Probe But No Charges Filed?

$849,000 worth of bank funds, cash and luxury watches seized but, to date, no arrests

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/08/2017

Man Gets 10 Years for Downloading Child Porn Using Casino Wifi

Man Gets 10 Years for Downloading Child Porn Using Casino Wifi

A Gulfport man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after he downloaded child pornography while at a Vicksburg casino.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/01/2017

Breaking News

FBI Investigating New 'Person of Interest' in Vegas Mass Shooting

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at a new person of interest in connection with the October mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead, the county sheriff said.

Online Gambling Affiliates Value Report: Trada Affiliates Tops List

Online Gambling Affiliates Value Report: Trada Affiliates Tops List

ThePOGG.com is proud to announce their affiliate program value report for 2017. The purpose of the report is to share with the webmaster community and gain an insight as to which affiliate programs perform the best and ones that are below average.

Poker Players in Detroit Hit Biggest Bad Beat Jackpot in U.S. History

Poker Players in Detroit Hit Biggest Bad Beat Jackpot in U.S. History

Six lucky players at the Motor City Casino in Detroit will be sharing a record $1.068 million after winning the bad beat jackpot.  It is the biggest bad beat jackpot win in US history.