Crime

North Korea Accused of Cyber Attacks on Crypto Exchanges

The Justice Department has accused a network of North Korean and Chinese citizens of secretly advancing North Korea’s nuclear weapons program by channeling at least $2.5 billion in illicit payments through hundreds of front companies.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/28/2020

Phil Mickelson a "Known Rat" in Billy Walters Case Claims Pro Bettor

A popular sports bettor might not have been on board with wagering on Sunday's much hyped "The Match: Champions for Charity".

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/24/2020

Cody Latimer Threatened to “Kill Everybody” at Poker Home Game, Dunbar Pleads Not Guilty

NFL Star Cody Latimer Threatened to “Kill Everybody” at Poker Home Game

Washington Redskins wide receiver Cody Latimer is accused of "threatening to kill everyone" at a home poker game after it was alleged an individual in attendance had committed a sexual assault on his 4-year-old son.  The incident occurred Friday night and just days after two other NFL players were accused in an armed robbery at a poker game.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/21/2020

Judge Grants NFL’s Quinton Dunbar $100k Bond for Alleged Role in Card Game Armed Robbery

Judge Grants NFL’s Quinton Dunbar $100k Bond for Alleged Role in Card Game Armed Robbery

A judge has granted the Seattle Seahawks Quinton Dunbar $100k bond and the New York Giants Deandre Baker $200k for their alleged roles in a Miramar, Florida burglary.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/17/2020

NFL Cornerback Charged With Armed Robbery at Card Game Surrenders to Authorities

NFL Cornerback Charged With Armed Robbery at Card Game Surrenders to Authorities

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar and New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker have been charged with four counts of armed robbery at a card game in Miramar, Florida Wednesday night.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/16/2020

Michael Jordan Puts Gambling Suspension Rumors to Rest

Michael Jordan Puts Gambling Suspension Rumors to Rest

At the end of his 1992-1993 season, at age 31, Jordan said goodbye to the Chicago Bulls and the NBA in general.  Many speculated throughout the years that Jordan was actually suspended for gambling.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/11/2020

Investigators Search for 'Crypto Queen' as Part of OneCoin Lawsuit

Investigators Search for 'Crypto Queen' as Part of OneCoin Lawsuit

In mid-April, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the unsealed indictment tied to the Onecoin cofounder Sebastian Greenwood. At the same time, U.S. Judge Valerie Caproni had placed a stay order on the case against Greenwood, Konstantin Ignatov, Mark Scott and David Pike.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/04/2020

Poker Clubs Allege Malicious Prosecution in Recently Filed Suit

Poker Clubs Allege Malicious Prosecution in Recently Filed Suit

The targets of a failed gambling probe last year by Harris County prosecutors sued District Attorney Kim Ogg this week, alleging malicious prosecution and false arrest.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/02/2020

Gambling Addicted Attorney Who Ripped Off 96-Year-Old Woman Gets 46 Months Prison

Disgraced and disbarred attorney John K. Conner lost his appeal and will serve a 46 month prison sentence after being found guilty of draining the bank account of a 96-year-old woman to fuel his gambling addiction.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/30/2020

More Mobsters Being Released From Prison Due to Coronavirus

More Mobsters Being Released From Prison Due to Coronavirus

Daniel (Shrek) Capaldo, a Staten Islander and alleged Colombo crime family associate, and Eugene (Boobsie) Castelle, a Staten Island man and reputed soldier in the Lucchese organized crime family, were released from a Staten Island prison out of fear they might catch the coronavirus.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/29/2020

Famed Pro Sports Bettor Billy Walters to be Released From Prison

Famed Pro Sports Bettor Billy Walters to be Released From Prison

73-year-old professional sports bettor Billy Walters is expected to be released from a federal prison this weekend in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/29/2020

Bitcoin is No Good for Illicit Activity And Here's Why... Blockchain's Covid Solution?

Bitcoin is No Good for Illicit Activity And Here's Why... Blockchain's Covid Solution?

“Bitcoin is incredibly simple to freeze,” says Dr. Craig Wright, meaning it “will never be a good system for illicit markets.”

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/26/2020

US Golf Pro and Teacher Girlfriend Gunned Down Quarantining in Mexico

US Golf Pro and Teacher Girlfriend Gunned Down Quarantining in Mexico

An American golf pro and his teacher girlfriend were gunned down while quarantining in Mexico on Monday April 20.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/25/2020

Massive Brooklyn Gambling Party Busted Despite Covid-19 Orders

Massive Brooklyn Gambling Party Busted Despite Covid-19 Orders

What was at first thought to be a video shoot turned out to be a massive party that featured illegal gambling.  As many as 60 people turned out to the Canarsie, Brooklyn event in violation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's "New York State on Pause" orders.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/19/2020

This Casino Bartender Faces Felony for Undercharging Drinks During Pandemic

This Casino Bartender Faces Felony for Undercharging Drinks During Pandemic

The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office on Friday formally charged Jaime Rodriguez, 50, on a felony charge of theft of personal property by a hotel employee.  He is accused of undercharging $36.41 in drinks during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/17/2020

"In Ice Cold Blood” on Oxygen Details How Poker Pro Ernie Scherer Brutally Killed Parents

"In Ice Cold Blood” on Oxygen Details How Poker Pro Ernie Scherer Brutally Killed Parents

Ernie Scherer got in over his head financially and beat his parents, Ernest and Charlene, to death for a $2 million inheritance. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/08/2020

SC Prosecutors: Deputy Took Bribes to Protect Gamblers

SC Prosecutors: Deputy Took Bribes to Protect Gamblers

A deputy in South Carolina took money from illegal gamblers for five years to protect them from the law and kept feeding them information after the payments stopped, authorities said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/03/2020

MGM Springfield Taken For $30k By Brazen Cheat

MGM Springfield Taken For $30k By Brazen Cheat

The MGM hotel and casino in Springfield, Massachusetts is suing an individual for allegedly engaging in one of the oldest cheats in the books.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/03/2020

The Gambling911.com Crime Blog: Two Mobsters Seek Release From Prison Due to Coronavirus

The Gambling911.com Crime Blog

Welcome to the Gambling911.com Crime Blog, all the latest news and social media stories about gambling-related crime as well as organized crime.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/01/2020

Too Little, Too Late: NJ Suspends Servis, Six Others

Too Little, Too Late: NJ Suspends Servis, Six Others

The New Jersey Racing Commission has suspended the licenses of seven individuals, including prominent trainer Jason Servis after at total of 27 people were indicted in a federal court on charges related to administering performance-enhancing drugs to horses.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Mar/12/2020

Betting Odds Suggest Lengthy Prison Sentence for Weinstein: Gets 23 Years

Betting Odds Suggest Lengthy Prison Sentence for Weinstein

Bettors were banking on Harvey Weinstein being behind bars for more than a decade, at least according to Vegas.  He ended up receiving 23 years.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/10/2020

Maximum Security's Trainer Among 27 Charged in International Doping Scheme

Maximum Security's Trainer Among 27 Charged in International Doping Scheme

Haskill Invitational winner Maximum Security is trained by Jason Servis, who according to prosecutors covertly administered performance-enhancing drugs to that horse and "virtually all of the racehorses under his control."

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/10/2020

Trainers, Vets, Others Charged in Horse-Drugging Scheme

Trainers, Vets, Others Charged in Horse-Drugging Scheme

More than two dozen people, including the trainer of champion Maximum Security, have been charged in what authorities described Monday as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to make them race faster.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/09/2020

Brian Urlacher’s Brother Pleads Not Guilty in Gambling Case

Brian Urlacher’s Brother Pleads Not Guilty in Gambling Case

Casey Urlacher, the brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges alleging he was part of an offshore sports gambling business.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/06/2020

50 Days, $1.1 Million and Apparently a Psychopath: The Rise and Fall of 'Parlay Patz'

50 Days, $1.1 Million and Apparently a Psychopath: The Rise and Fall of 'Parlay Patz'

He was riding high, 50 days, $1.1 million dollars, the Action Network's Darren Rovell profiled Ben "Parlay" Patz back in December.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/04/2020

Famed Parlay Bettor Under Criminal Investigation for Threatening Pro, College Athletes

Pepperdine player told he would be beheaded and family burned alive, Blue Jays player referred to be a racial epitaph and told he would be beheaded and daughters gassed.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/04/2020

Guard Who Took Dozens of Hostages at Mall was Gambling Degenerate

Guard Who Took Dozens of Hostages at Mall was Gambling Degenerate

A recently dismissed security guard freed his hostages and walked out of a shopping mall in the Philippine capital on Monday, ending a daylong hostage crisis in an upscale commercial district near the police and military headquarters, officials said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/02/2020

Gambling and Sports Betting News February 19, 2020: Chinese Hackers Have Breached Online Betting and Gambling Sites

Chinese Hackers Have Breached Online Betting and Gambling Sites

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Wednesday February 19, 2020.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/19/2020

Woman Raped, Another Has Throat Cut at Vegas Casino

Woman Raped, Another Has Throat Cut at Vegas Casino

33-year old Kem Peters has been charged with ‘attempted murder, burglary, domestic violence and battery’ after he slit his ex-girlfriends throat with a box cutter at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas last week.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/19/2020

Trump Pardons Former 49ers Owner Charged in Gambling Case

Trump Pardons Former 49ers Owner Charged in Gambling Case

President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful NFL teams in the game’s history.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/18/2020

Breaking News

Nevada Betting on Health Safety as Las Vegas Casinos Reopen

Nevada Betting on Health Safety as Las Vegas Casinos Reopen

After 78 days of historic quiet, cards will be cut, dice will roll and jackpots can jingle again 12:01 a.m. Thursday at casinos in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. 

Apps That Bring the Best of Vegas to Your Phone or Tablet

Sometimes making that trip of a lifetime to Sin City isn't possible, with life so often getting in the way.

Can I Play on PokerStars From Hawaii, Utah?

Can I Play on PokerStars From Hawaii, Utah?

PokerStars forbids those from Hawaii from playing for real money on their website.  Alternatives include Americas Cardroom, available to play for real money in all 50 states.