Crime

Arrests Made in 3betpanda Texas Card House Shooting

Two individuals have been arrested for the April 30 shooting of poker player Tom ‘3BetPanda’ Steinback outside an Austin, Texas area "Card House" off Highway 183.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/22/2018

Prosecutors File Motion to Protect Secret Witness at Aging Mobster's Trial

Prosecutors in Boston filed a motion to protect the identity of a “secret” witness in the murder trial of former 84-year-old mob boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme.  They called it a "matter of life or death".

Submitted by Guest on, May/21/2018

Jailed Man Claims Vegas Mass Shooter Railed Against Government, Would Be Confiscating Guns

A man who says he met Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock less than a month before the Oct. 1 attack told authorities that Paddock had ranted against the government and warned that law enforcement and the military would start confiscating guns.

Submitted by Guest on, May/20/2018

Poker Pro Involved in Fatal Hit and Run Makes Court Appearance

A professional poker player accused of causing a deadly crash then leaving the scene was able to post $100,000 bond Thursday morning.

Submitted by Guest on, May/17/2018

Bitcoin Drops to 3-week Low, Other Cryptocurrencies Plunge After Prosecutors Raid Largest Korean Exchange

Bitcoin fell 5.5 percent to $8,511, its lowest since April 20, according to CoinDesk's bitcoin price index.

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2018

South Korea's Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Raided by Prosecutors

South Korean prosecutors raided the country's biggest cryptocurrency exchange, Upbit, on Thursday and Friday on suspicion of fraud, Yonhap news agency reported.

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2018

Mobser Who Once Survived Attempted Assassination Outside IHOP on Trial for Murder

Anthony Cardinale, a defense lawyer who has represented mobsters, described the trial of 84-year-old Francis P. Salemme as a “last vestige” of such federal prosecutions.

Submitted by Guest on, May/11/2018

Report: Trump Knew About Disgraced NY AG Indiscretions

ALBANY - U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney was informed about two women who had accused former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of sexual abuse, according to a letter filed Friday in court.

Submitted by Guest on, May/11/2018

Hillary Clinton Not the New NY State Attorney General ....Acting AG Does Not Have a Gambling Problem

Hillary Clinton Not the New NY State Attorney General ....Acting AG Does Not Have a Gambling Problem

The website, Liberty Raise, reported Friday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed former U.S. Secretary of State Clinton and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as the permanent replacement for Eric Schneiderman. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/11/2018

Weird Laws 101: Cops in Kansas Can't Have Sex During Traffic Stops

Weird Laws 101: Cops in Kansas Can't Have Sex During Traffic Stops

Bookmaking in the state of Kansas is technically against the law, but so too is shooting rabbits from a motor vehicle, catching a fish with one's bare hands and hitting a vending machine that stole your money.  Now comes another weird law.

Submitted by Guest on, May/11/2018

5th Accuser Claims Former NY AG was Violent Towards Her

5th Accuser Claims Former NY AG was Violent Towards Her

A fifth woman has accused the former New York State Attorney General of being violent towards her. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/09/2018

Horse Doping Scandal Called 'Biggest Ever'

Horse Doping Scandal Called 'Biggest Ever'

Eight people have been found guilty of taking part in a doping “conspiracy” that is being called the biggest of its kind in the history of Australian racing.

Submitted by Guest on, May/09/2018

Mayor de Blasio Wants Disgraced State AG to Face Criminal Charges Following Assault Claims

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for disgraced state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to face criminal charges after he was accused Monday of assaulting at least four women. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/08/2018

Déjà vu for Online Gambling Operators as Another Disgraced AG Resigns After Crippling Sector

Déjà vu for Online Gambling Operators as Another Disgraced AG Resigns After Crippling Sector

NY State Attorney General to step down by end of day Tuesday following accusations he was violent against women

Submitted by Guest on, May/08/2018

AG Behind DraftKings, FanDuel Crackdown Accused of Violence Against Four Women, Resigns

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is being asked to step down by that state's Governor Andrew Cuomo following allegations he attacked at least four different women. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/07/2018

Illegal Video Slots in Northern California Draws a Guilty Plea

There is legalized real money gambling in many parts of the country. Most of this gambling takes place at brick and mortar casinos that are regulated by each state’s gambling commission.

Submitted by Guest on, May/07/2018

Woman Scams Casino to Pay Off Sick Cat’s Vet Bill

Woman Scams Casino to Pay Off Sick Cat’s Vet Bill

Police say a woman has used player reward cards to steal more than $70,000 from a Connecticut casino to pay off her sick cat’s veterinarian bills.

Submitted by Guest on, May/02/2018

Killer Gambling-Addicted Granny Will Spend Rest of Life in Prison

Killer Gambling-Addicted Granny Will Spend Rest of Life in Prison

Gambling granny is accused of killing husband and a perfect stranger.  Also, a man accused of attacking a woman at a Biloxi casino behind bars.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/29/2018

Reputed Philly Mob Boss 'Skinny Joey' Merlino Pleads Guilty

A notorious Philadelphia mob boss pleaded guilty to an illegal betting charge on Friday before taking the occasion to make a bold prediction about his home town team’s chances in the NBA playoffs.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2018

Woman Charged in Bitcoin Murder-for-Hire is Released

A suburban Chicago woman charged in a murder-for-hire case will live with her parents in Georgia while she awaits trial. 

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2018

Tennis Corruption Report: 'Tsunami' of Problems at Low Level

An independent review of corruption in tennis found that the sport "faces a serious integrity problem" at its lower levels — a "tsunami," according to one person interviewed — but did not determine there are widespread problems at ATP , WTA and Grand Slam tournaments.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/26/2018

Icelandic Fugitive in Bitcoin Heist Arrested in Amsterdam

Amsterdam police have arrested an Icelandic fugitive suspected of masterminding the theft of hundreds of computers used to mine bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/25/2018

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.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/24/2018

Wichita Bookie Sentenced as Part of Illegal Gambling Probe

An admitted bookie in an illegal gambling ring in Wichita will serve two years of probation for his crimes.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/20/2018

Malta's Anti-Corruption Campaigner Silenced

Malta is the largest online gambling jurisdiction in the world. In recent months the island nation has sought to rid itself of Mafia-connected Italian ventures.  Those efforts were met with a violent warning as one of the more prominent crusaders against corruption there had her car blown to smithereens.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/19/2018

Deranged Shooter Who Killed One at Employee Picnic was Casino Dealer

Police say a man who shot two executives, killing one, at a picnic held for a group of employees of a Las Vegas casino-resort was a card dealer at the property.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/17/2018

Poker Hall of Famers Gets Burned in Ponzi Scheme

Poker Hall of Famer Gets Burned in Ponzi Scheme

Two Poker Hall of Famers are suing after they claim to have gotten scammed out of some $800,000.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/17/2018

Man Opens Fire on Vegas Casino Employee Picnic, Kills One

Man Opens Fire on Vegas Casino Employee Picnic, Kills One

Police were searching Monday for a man accused of opening fire on a picnic for a group of employees of a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort, killing a woman and critically injuring a man this weekend in what investigators called workplace violence.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/16/2018

Former Vegas Casino Exec Absconded Ad Funds to Promote Romance Novel

Around $400K used for marketing of salacious romance novel

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/15/2018

Men Who Robbed, Battered Family at Vegas Strip Casino Captured

Men Who Robbed, Battered Family at Vegas Strip Casino Captured

Police say two suspects who went on a robbery spree on the Las Vegas Strip led officers to three parking garages before they were arrested.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/11/2018

Breaking News

Crypto Market Valuation Drops More Than 55 Percent Over Past Five Months

Crypto Market Valuation Drops More Than 55 Percent Over Past Five Months

A number of big investors say they are not concerned that the cryptocurrency market has lost 55% of its value over the past five months.  It was inevitable, they suggest.

As Bitcoin World Wobbles, Mining Rig Company Plans $2 billion IPO

As Bitcoin World Wobbles, Mining Rig Company Plans $2 billion IPO

Bitcoins are worth less than half of what they were in December. Mining them is 60 percent less profitable than it was in 2017. Even retailers of hobbyist mining rigs say they are seeing fewer customers.

Save the Date for the Inaugural European Gaming Congress in Ljubljana

Save the Date for the Inaugural European Gaming Congress in Ljubljana

The team at European Gaming Media and Events is honored to announce their latest event in their portfolio of boutique gaming events.