Crime

US Poker Players In Fear: Armed Robbers Target More Games

A series of poker game robberies in Texas over the past few weeks may have provided a precursor for more arm

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Dec/27/2009

Australia Casinos a Hotbed for Organized Crime

Rupert Murdochs' Australian newspapers including The Herald-Sun, continue to run excellent (and balanced) coverage on the casino and gambling sector in Australia.

Let it be known that Murdoch also has some gaming (and igaming) interests, however they are further developed in the UK sector.  Media Man has incidental joined some of News Limited's b2b affiliate programs as goodwill and we utilise some of their newsfeeds, so there's your disclaimer before we swing into things.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/27/2009

Former Lawmaker Stands Trial in China Mob Crackdown

CHONGQING, Dec.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/24/2009

Armed masked men rob bookmakers

Two masked men armed with a suspected knife and handgun robbed a bookmakers in Sunderland.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/21/2009

High Stakes Poker Games Targets of Robbers

Texas poker games have become targets of robbers in Texas....but these are not the sharpest tools in the shed it seems.

You might recall how a pair of old geezers managed to stop robbers from getting away with cash stolen from a Texas card game a few weeks back.  Now comes word of another robbery, this one also foiled by players and cops.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/21/2009

Online Gambling: More Trouble for Jay Cohen?

Federal authorities in the USA are considering whether to recharge Internet gambling pioneer Jay Cohen with running an illegal online sports betting operation, after Cohen appeared on TV this wee

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/18/2009

Israel Based Online Gambling Site Internet1x2 Busted

A 10-year old troubled online gambling site that specialized in soccer betting has been busted up by Israeli police resulting in the arrests of 5 people.

Internet1x2.com (at one time also affiliated with a website called Yahoops.com, which the search portal Yahoo! threatened to sue) operated out of Israel and the Central American nation of Belize.  The company was started by two brothers, both of whom were former Israeli basketball players.  The online sportsbook has long endured a checkered past of slow pays.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2009

Punter Threatens to Burn Down Sportsbook

A DRUNK man threatened to burn down a Bridlington bookmaker's and verbally abused its staff after being told a winning bet he placed was void.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/11/2009

More Indictments Related to Online Poker Upcoming?

The Assistant US Attorney out of the Southern District of New York, Jeff Alberts, has confirmed that his office filed additional documents in the Court earlier this week related to an ongoing inves

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/10/2009

Offshore Bookie, Poker Player James Giordano Pleads Guilty

The controversial owner of an offshore sports betting operation based mainly on the island of St. Maarten has plead guilty.  The case was like something out of a James Bond film whereby authorities seized a laptop left by Giordano during a brief departure from his Long Island hotel room.  The investigation also involved several wire taps and informants.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/08/2009

Gambling Ref Tim Donaghy on 60 Minutes Sunday Night

With his new book about to come out, NBA gambling referee, Tim Donaghy, will be featured in his first ever interview on 60 Minutes Sunday night.  Among his disclosures:  The Mob threatened him.Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/06/2009

Killings in England May Relate to Soccer Betting Ring

For over a year now, the murders of Zhen Xing Yang and his girlfriend Xi Zhou continue to be a mystery, though the alleged murderer has since been taken into custody.  You might recall the gruesom

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/03/2009

BetonSports Fined $28 Million, Gets Probation

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Submitted by Guest on, Dec/02/2009

Old Geezers Thwart Poker Tournament Robbery

The Texas Dolly, Doyle Brunson, would be proud.

Two Texas senior citizens stopped two young robbers after they ran off with cash from a poker tournament.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/01/2009

Gambling Ref Tim Donaghy to Write Book

Disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy will be publishing his book after

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/01/2009

Canadian Murder Suspect Sophon Sek Wants His Poker Winnings

Just days before 30-year-old Canadian Sophon Sek was arrested on charges of murder, he had won $364,364 in the British Colombia Poker Championship at the River Rock Casino in Vancouver.  Police co

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/30/2009

Clues Emerge in Online Poker Portal Founder’s Murder

An extortion plot may be at the center of a murder that rocked the online poker world this past August. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/23/2009

Online Poker Room Investigated by Police

Maltese police are in the process of investigating a now defunct online poker room network that included websites BetOnBet, Eurolinx and Linx Casino, who shut down following the liquidation of pare

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/23/2009

Mafia Tomato Gets Squished

By MURRAY WEISS and CHUCK BENNETT, NY Post

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/19/2009

Sports Betting: More Alleged Mobsters in New York Busted

Around two dozen alleged mobsters were busted Wednesday morning during a massive probe into a multi-million dollar sports betting and loansharking operation in the New York City area.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/18/2009

Online Gambling List at Center of Fed Ex Driver Attack

The driver of a Fed Ex truck in North Quincy, Massachusetts was brutally attacked while carrying Submitted by Guest on, Nov/18/2009

Internet Gambling: Man Jailed for Refusing to Testify

One more Kansas City man was jailed for refusing to testify in an Internet gambling investigation. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/17/2009

Israel Police Bust Internet Gambling Operation

Israel Police and the Tax Authority officials broke up a massive online gambling ring on Monday.s

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/16/2009

WSOP Finalist Darvin Moon No Saint

He may wear a New Orleans Saints cap when playing at this year's World Series of Poker (WSOP) but court records indicate that finalist Darvin Moon is no saint.  Like last year's WSOP finalist, Dav

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/09/2009

Online Poker Probe Casts Ominous Shadow Over 2009 WSOP

As the 2009 World Series of Poker final table is set to get underway this weekend, fears are mounting that US authorities might try to make a powerful statement by announcing new indictments into a

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2009

Soccer Officials Detained in China Over Gambling Probe

Hu Yinan, China Daily

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/05/2009

BetonSports Siblings Sentenced to House Arrest

Following news that BetonSports.com founder, Gary Kaplan, will serve just over a year in prison, reports have surfaced that family members will be assigned to house arrest.

Brother, Neil Scott Kaplan, and sister, Lori Beth Kaplan-Multz, who had worked for the company, pleaded guilty in June to two felony conspiracy charges and agreed to turn over more than $6 million held in Swiss bank accounts, according to a report in the St. Louis Dispatch.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/04/2009

Kaplan Will Be Free In Just Over a year

BetonSports founder Gary Kaplan has already served most of his sentence and, as such, will only be incarcerated for another year and couple of months.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/02/2009

Breaking News

Germany's Gambling Market in the focus at Mare Balticum Gaming Summit 2018

The organizers of Mare Balticum Gaming Summit 2018 are excited to announce that the event will also feature a discussion about the state of the gambling industry in Germany and what is to be expected this year.

Forbes: A Narrow Ruling For New Jersey Could Still Allow Sports Betting By Private Operators

Even if the U.S. Supreme Court decides not to allow legalized sports betting, there is still a narrow path for private companies to allow it, so says Forbes.com.

Nevada Gaming Commission Alters Rules on Gambling While High

The Nevada Gaming Commission tweaked its regulations for dealing with intoxicated gamblers.