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The Gambling911.com Crime Blog

Written by:
Jagajeet Chiba
Published on:
Oct/16/2019

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Raid of Illegal Gambling Operation in Long Beach Nets 11 Arrests

(October 16, 2019) -

Survivor of Brooklyn Bloodbath Escaped Earlier Murder Tied to Gambling

Investigation Into Horrific Mass Killing at Gambling Den Continues

(October 13, 2019) -

Four Dead, Several Injured at Brooklyn Gambling Den

(October 13, 2019) -

Elderly Woman Among Those Arrested for Ties to Gambling Ring

(October 11, 2019) - A 72-year-old Houston woman has been arrested and charged with money laundering in connection to an alleged large scale illegal gambling operation in north Houston, according to a release from Harris County Constable Precinct 4.

Dorinda Powers, 72, was arrested at one of three suspected illegal game rooms police discovered during the investigation. Nearly 200 illegal gambling devices and $500,000 in suspected gambling proceeds were found at the three rooms, which were located in the 1140block of Veterans Memorial Drive, 11500 block of Jones Road and a residence in the 11800 block of Cathy Drive, according to the release.

Source: Houston Chronicle

Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Deadly Drugs to Billionaire's Son While Attending Gambling Conference

A Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to selling a deadly mixture of drugs to the son of a Greek billionaire who died of an overdose while visiting the city.  Read More Here

Members of Public Sound Off on Illinois Sports Betting

(October 7, 2019) - Illinois residents have commented on the future of legalized sports wagering in the state.  The process has stalled after seemingly being thrust through the legislative process out of thin air.

Illinois sports betting still looks to be among the most aggressive introductions since the US Supreme Court reversed decades of prohibition last year.  Lawmakers promised kiosks outside of stadiums, mobile betting from anywhere in the state, and a casino somewhere in Downtown Chicago.  In return, Illinois residents will now be paying some of the highest gas prices in the nation.

People aren't just sounding off about the delays.

“I’m disgusted that sports gambling, a long-time activity that was profitable for the mob, is now legalized,” one woman wrote the board. “So, please have strict rules to prevent underage gambling, to limit or prohibit advertising, to address availability at all hours on mobile devices, and to prevent money laundering.”

Lady, this is Illinios, keep dreaming.

Security Guard Shot at Illegal Gambling Club in Critical Condition

(October 4, 2019) - The victim was working security at the unmarked business in the 9900 block of Fondren in Houston when shots rang out around 8:30 p.m., according to Houston Police Department Det. S. Ragsdale.

There could be as many as three people involved in the shooting, although police did not release any suspect descriptions.

The Life and Death of 5Dimes Owner Profiled

(October 4, 2019) - David Hill of Victory Journal profiles the founder of 5Dimes, Sean “Tony” Creighton and his tragic death.

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- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

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