Crime

Gunman's Family Sues Casino Resort

Gunman's Family Sues Casino Resort

The family of an armed man shot and killed by security guards in a suburban Las Vegas casino-resort last year is suing.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/14/2020

Denver Broncos Running Back Melvin Gordon Could Face Suspension Due to DUI

Denver Broncos Running Back Melvin Gordon Could Face Suspension Due to DUI

The Denver Broncos leading rusher could face suspension discipline, including suspension, after being cited for a DUI Tuesday night. 

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Oct/14/2020

Case of Missing Poker Player May Finally Be Solved

Case of Missing Poker Player May Finally Be Solved

It was a little over a year-and-a-half ago that Icelandic poker pro Jon Jonsson went missing in Dublin, Ireland.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/08/2020

John McAfee Arrested for Tax Evasion

Cybersecurity entrepreneur and crypto personality John McAfee was arrested in Spain on Tuesday for US tax evasion.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/06/2020

Mob-Tied Chicago Bookmaker Charged Again

Mob-Tied Chicago Bookmaker Charged Again

A 66-year-old bookmaker from Chicago has been charged with running an illegal sports betting business.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/06/2020

Vegas Violence, Shootings, Stabbings: 1,100 Arrests Since August 1

Vegas Violence, Shootings, Stabbings:  1,100 Arrests Since August 1

Las Vegas police say they're investigating multiple suspicious deaths that happened in a short time span, including the shooting of a man who police said displayed a shot gun in the valet area of the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa.  Hours earlier about a block away, police responded to a stabbing in the hallway of a timeshare resort.  It's just the latest in a series of violent incidents near or on the normally bustling Vegas Strip.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/06/2020

Violence on Vegas Strip Leaves Tourists Terrified

Vegas Strip Crime

Police say they found a man and woman shot overnight Saturday in front of the Paris Las Vegas hotel-casino.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/20/2020

SBR Pulls 5Dimes Button, Futures Outcomes Still in Dispute

SBR Pulls 5Dimes Button, Futures Outcomes Still in Dispute

Effective late Friday night, Sports Book Review, the reputable sportsbook grading website, had yanked 5Dimes banners but maintained their grade at an A+.  Earlier in the week 5Dimes announced it will be pulling out of the US market September 25. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/11/2020

Wife of 5Dimes Deceased Owner No Longer Has Time for Sportsbook

Wife of 5Dimes Deceased Owner No Longer Has Time for Sportsbook

The wife of 5Dimes murdered owner no longer felt the staff could run the business the same way her late husband could and opted for a shutdown of the behemoth US-facing sportsbook September 21.  The company will not be entering the US regulated market and it is doubtful 5Dimes will continue to service the rest of the global market.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/11/2020

The Elephant in the Room: The 5Dimes Affiliate

The Elephant in the Room: The 5Dimes Affiliate

Players aren't the only one's impacted by 5Dimes shutting down the US market.  Some affiliate partners of the site are being paid six figures per month through their packages.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/09/2020

Best Theory We've Seen Regarding 5Dimes Abrupt Shutdown Notice

Best Theory We've Seen Regarding 5Dimes Abrupt Shutdown Notice

If you are looking to make sense of the news that 5Dimes is closing to the US market (under the guise of entering the regulated market no less....there's a better chance of that astroid hitting Earth), Venom OG at SBRForum as a plausible theory.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/08/2020

Books Stopping Transfers With 5Dimes: Employees Caught Off Guard

Books Stopping Transfers With 5Dimes

At least two betting companies, BetAnySports and Heritage, are now stopping book-to-book transfers with 5Dimes as of Tuesday afternoon.  This comes after 5Dimes announced it is shutting down its USA-facing business in hopes of some day gaining access to the United States regulated market.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/08/2020

Bitcoin ABC to Fork Away From Bitcoin Cash, Telsa Rejects Bitcoin Bribe

Considered the co-creator of Bitcoin Cash and current Executive Chairman of Gambling911.com ad partner Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver announced late Tuesday that Bitcoin ABC would be forking away from Bitcoin Cash.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/01/2020

Bengals' Mackensie Alexander Arrested for Battery; Father Still Missing

Bengals' Mackensie Alexander Arrested for Battery; Father Still Missing

The Cincinnati Bengals (-130 favorites to win at least six regular season games in 2020) are dealing with off-the-field chaos Wednesday with the arrest of cornerback Mackensie Alexander in Florida.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Aug/26/2020

Suspect Arrested in Mugging of Keyport Man Returning From Monmouth Park

Neptune Man Arrested in Mugging of Keyport Man Returning From Monmouth Park

Authorities have made an arrest over a year after a Keyport, New Jersey man was robbed returning home from winning a significant amount of money at Monmouth Park.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/13/2020

Two Charged in $4 Mil Casino Theft, Macau Reopens

Two Charged in $4 Mil Casino Theft, Macau Reopens

Two people have been charged in an alleged Livermore gambling scheme involving a theft of about $4 million, state prosecutors said Monday.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/12/2020

Florida Teen Arrested as Mastermind of Twitter Bitcoin Scam

Florida Teen Arrested as Mastermind of Twitter Bitcoin Scam

In one of the most high-profile security breaches in recent years, bogus tweets were sent out on July 15 from the accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, were also hacked. 

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/01/2020

Michigan Authorities Exploring Poker Ties in Brutal Murder of Susie Zhao

Michigan Authorities Exploring Poker Ties in Brutal Murder of Susie Zhao

“We’re looking at every avenue — whether it was part of her hitchhiking — she used to hitchhike quite a bit. She got rides with people she didn’t know frequently,” a police spokesperson said.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/30/2020

FBI Investigating Poker Pro Murder, Body Set on Fire

FBI Investigating Poker Pro Murder, Body Set on Fire

The charred body of Zhao, 33, was found in a Michigan recreation area about an hour away from Detroit July 13 with the tragic news only going public in recent days.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/25/2020

Pro Poker Player Set on Fire

Police asked the public for help in a grisly killing of a female pro poker player in Michigan.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/24/2020

Probe Into Ladbrokes Parent Company Expands, $890K in Bitcoin Seized

Probe Into Ladbrokes Parent Company Expands, $890K in Bitcoin Seized

The United Kingdom tax authorities have widened their ongoing investigation into online sportsbook operator GVC Holdings allegedly regarding the activities of its former Turkish subsidiary.  GVC Holdings is the parent company of Ladbroke, PartyPoker and Bwin.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/22/2020

Gambling Lobbyist Among Those Arrested in Case Tied to Ohio House Speaker

Gambling Lobbyist Among Those Arrested in Case Tied to Ohio House Speaker

The speaker of the Ohio House and four other people were arrested Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery investigation, a person briefed on the matter said, as the FBI raided the legislative leader’s rural farm

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/22/2020

Man Charged With Gambling Away PPP Funds, Betting Network Busted

Man Charged With Gambling Some of Millions in PPP Funds

Andrew Marnell, 40, a resident of the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, has been arrested and charged federally with fraudulently obtaining some $9 million in coronavirus relief funds and using some of the money to gamble in Las Vegas.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/20/2020

FBI Hunts for Bitcoin Scammers in Massive Twitter Hack

FBI Hunts for Bitcoin Scammers in Massive Twitter Hack

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading an inquiry into the Twitter hacking, according to sources familiar with the situation, as more Washington lawmakers raised alarms about the breach of high-profile accounts on the social media platform.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jul/16/2020

Man Who Ran Online Sportsbooks Sentenced to 15 Months Prison

Man Who Ran Online Sportsbooks Sentenced to 15 Months Prison

A Kentucky man has been sentenced to one year and three months in prison for operating an illegal gambling operation on the internet. 

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/13/2020

Video Evidence NFL Players Involved in Poker Game Armed Robbery

Video Evidence NFL Players Involved in Poker Game Armed Robbery

The New York Daily News reports that video evidence, Instagram DMs, and testimony show payoff cover-ups for NFL players DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar tied to an alleged armed robbery that occurred on May 13 in Miramar, Fla.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/10/2020

Butcher Facing Federal Gambling Charges

Butcher Facing Federal Gambling Charges

A North Shore butcher tangled up more than a decade ago over accusations of illegal sports gambling now faces criminal charges in federal court, prosecutors announced Thursday.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/10/2020

Popular Gambling App Exposed Millions of Users in Massive Data Leak

Popular Gambling App Exposed Millions of Users in Massive Data Leak

VPNMentor published the report about a leak affecting Clubillion, a free online casino game available for iOS and Android, offering players 30+ free slot games.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/07/2020

Bettors Exploit BetMGM Error, RHONJ Ex Hires Mobster to Attack Husband

Bettors Exploit BetMGM Error, RHONJ Ex Hires Mobster to Attack Husband

Bettors in Las Vegas last weekend exploited a mistake by BetMGM and wagered on baseball games that had already started, thus giving them an incredibly strong chance to win tens of thousands of dollars.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/30/2020

Victims of Gambling Scheme Should Receive Portion of NFL QB Retirement Funds

Victims of Gambling Scheme Should Receive Portion of NFL QB Retirement Funds

Multiple individuals defrauded in a scheme perpetrated by an ex-Ohio State and NFL quarterback and his accomplice should receive money from the former player’s share of a national concussion settlement, an Ohio prosecutor is arguing.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/25/2020

Breaking News

The Betting Battleground: Circa Set to Open in Downtown Vegas

The Betting Battleground: Circa Set to Open in Downtown Vegas

On Wednesday, Circa, Stevens' new resort in downtown Las Vegas, opens with what's being billed as the "world's largest sportsbook."

Where Can I Bet the Presidential Election Online From Iowa?

Where Can I Bet the Presidential Election Online From Iowa?

You can bet on the 2020 US Presidential Election from Iowa at BetOnline, which is also offering odds on which candidate wins the Hawkeye State

China Shuts Down Gambling Sites Using Tether

China Shuts Down Gambling Sites Using Tether

China this weekend has cracked down on gambling sites tied to the tether stablecoin.