Crime

US State Department Confirms Body of 5Dimes Owner Sean Creighton Found

Monday evening, ESPN.com sports betting reporter David Payne Purdum received official notice from the US State Department that the remains of Sean "Tony" Creighton of San Pedro, Costa Rica-based 5Dimes have been discovered.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/16/2019

Man Breaks From Handcuffs and Jumps to His Death at Casino

Man Breaks From Handcuffs and Jumps to His Death at Casino

Authorities pulled a Nevada man back from the edge of a Northern California casino parking garage and handcuffed him as a suicide risk before he broke free and jumped to his death.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/11/2019

Poker Player Calls Cops After Busting Tournament And Gets Herself Arrested

Poker Player Calls Cops After Busting Tournament And Gets Herself Arrested

An unidentified female poker player busted then got busted, literally, all after earlier offering to flash her breasts.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/28/2019

Man Sought in Robbery of Two Gas Stations, Then Spotted at Casino

Man Sought in Robbery of Two Gas Stations, Then Spotted at Casino

Police are on the lookout for forty-year-old Everett "Buster" Henry, who is considered armed and dangerous.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/26/2019

Man Fatally Shot at Illegal Gambling Establishment

Man Fatally Shot at Illegal Gambling Establishment

A Long Beach, California man has died after being shot Friday at what is being called an “illegal gambling establishment” along the Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/24/2019

Accused Loan-Sharking Minion Caught on Wire Tap Slapping Deadbeat

Accused Loan-Sharking Minion Caught on Wire Tap Slapping Deadbeat

Federal judge Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson released an accused loansharker to home confinement Monday.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/20/2019

Man Who Tried to Extort High Stakes Gambler With Sex Tape Indicted

Man Who Tried to Extort High Stakes Gambler With Sex Tape Indicted

A 27-year-old man was indicted by a Nevada grand jury last week for attempting to extort a professional gambler for $100,00.  Russian transplant living in Vegas, Fredi Kazimirsky threatened to release a video of the two having sex.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/14/2019

Embattled Houston Poker Room Wins Again

Embattled Houston Poker Room Wins Again

Nuisance lawsuits against Prime Social Poker Room and Post Oak Poker Club have been dropped.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/11/2019

8 Charged in Florida Casino Theft

8 Charged in Florida Casino Theft

Eight people accused of stealing more than $5 million from a Florida casino operated by a Native American tribe are facing dozens of charges.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/08/2019

Blow By Blow of the Crown Casino Saga: Where's the Outrage?

Peter Hartcher of The Age: “How good is the nexus between gambling, crime, foreign interference and Australian politics?  A trove of internal emails leaked from Crown Resorts, reported this week by The Age, the Herald and 60 Minutes, gave Australia a rare glimpse of just how good it really is. After this week, Australia no longer has any excuse for wilful ignorance or feigned innocence.”

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/05/2019

Investigation Into Crown Casino Yields Shocking Allegations

Investigation Into Crown Casino Yields Shocking Allegations

A six-month joint investigation by 60 MINUTES, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald has exposed a corporate scandal unlike anything Australia has seen before.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/02/2019

Directors of Australia's Crown Resorts Attack 'Deceitful Campaign' in Letter

Directors of Australia's Crown Resorts Attack 'Deceitful Campaign' in Letter

Casino operator Crown Resorts (CWN.AX) on Wednesday dismissed media reports that it flouted visa rules to bring Chinese gamblers to Australia after the government ordered an inquiry into immigration officials’ dealings with the company.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/02/2019

SEC Files Charges Against Nevada Sports Betting Mutual Fund

SEC Files Charges Against Nevada Sports Betting Mutual Fund

The founder of a sports betting mutual fund that raised $145,500 from roughly 70 investors is now in trouble with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/01/2019

Man Who Exposed Himself During WSOP Main Event Arrested for Terrorist Threats

Man Who Exposed Himself During WSOP Main Event Arrested for Terrorist Threats

Ken Strauss was arrested this past weekend for threatening to destroy some Las Vegas casinos.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/01/2019

Jury Selection Begins in Case Involving Motorcycle Gang Brawl, Death at Casino

Jury Selection Begins in Case Involving Motorcycle Gang Brawl, Death at Casino

Echoes and chaos of a deadly 2011 shootout between rival motorcycle gangs in a northern Nevada casino are set to be retold in a Las Vegas federal courtroom in coming weeks, during a racketeering trial of eight Vagos members charged with being part of a broad criminal enterprise in several Western states.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/30/2019

Man Leaves Dog in Hot Car to Go Gamble: Dog Dies

A pet dog succumbed to the heat of summer after being left in a locked car while his master went inside to go gamble.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/29/2019

Man Who Threatened to Kill Athletes Faces Prison

Man Who Threatened to Kill Athletes Faces Prison

A former college soccer player in Massachusetts is facing a federal prison sentence for sending death threats to dozens of professional and collegiate athletes whom he blamed for his gambling losses.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/28/2019

Italian Mobster Caught on Wiretap Saying He Wanted Reporter Killed With Mallet

Italian Mobster Caught on Wiretap Saying He Wanted Reporter Killed With Mallet

The New York Post recently ran a story of a reputed Italian mobster expressing his desire to have a La Repubblica journalist dead, and he wanted it done in the most gruesome fashion imaginable, outside of being fed to pigs.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/27/2019

Clues Left in Car of Suspected Mob Hitmen

Clues Left in Car of Suspected Mob Hitmen

Hamilton, Ontario police are hoping to gather DNA from a car that was hit head on in front of the residence of a local mob boss.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/25/2019

Head-On Collision Outside Mobster's Home Under Probe: Attempted Hit?

Head-On Collision Outside Mobster's Home Under Probe: Attempted Hit?

Hamilton Ontario police are investigating a head-on car crash outside the home of 76-year-old mobster Pat Musitano’s St. Clair Boulevard house.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/24/2019

Canadian Police Nab 9 Suspected Mobsters: 'Very Dangerous Organization'

Canadian police on Thursday said they had arrested nine suspected members of a powerful Mafia clan with roots in southern Italy involved in money laundering and illegal gambling in the Toronto area, seizing C$35 million ($26.8 million) in assets, including five Ferraris.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jul/22/2019

Draftkings Suspends Baseball Writer Jonah Keri Following Arrest

Draftkings Suspends Baseball Writer Jonah Keri Following Arrest

Jonah Keri was suspended by The Athletic and DraftKings Friday following his arrest on charges of assault and uttering death threats against his wife. Rogers Sportsnet also said they plan to let the Major League Baseball writer go.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/22/2019

Gambling Addict Found Guilty of Stabbing Wife 60 Times

Gambling Addict Found Guilty of Stabbing Wife 60 Times

Vicious Jalal Uddin, 47, slashed and chopped at 31-year-old Asma Begum's head, face, neck and back at least 58 times at their flat in Canning Town, East London, the Daily Mirror reports.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/17/2019

District Attorney Drops Charges Against Poker Room Owners

District Attorney Drops Charges Against Poker Room Owners

Nine people charged with running an illegal poker room have had all charges against them dropped.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/16/2019

Poker Player Dennis Blieden Faces Prosecution Over $22m

Poker Player Dennis Blieden Faces Prosecution Over $22m

A one-time poker pro was found guilty of embezzlement Thursday by a grand jury.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/13/2019

Man Stabbed by Wife in Argument Over Illegal Gambling Biz Dies

Man Stabbed by Wife in Argument Over Illegal Gambling Biz Dies

Police are considering possible additional charges against a Boston woman after her husband died from injuries sustained in a stabbing.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/08/2019

Woman Charged in Attack at Home of Hamilton Mobster Denied Bail

Woman Charged in Attack at Home of Hamilton Mobster Denied Bail

A woman charged in connection with a violent home invasion at the residence of Hamilton mobster Natale Luppino has been denied bail.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/07/2019

Poker Pro Robbed at Gunpoint at WSOP Host Hotel

Poker Pro Robbed at Gunpoint at WSOP Host Hotel

Cleveland poker pro Joe Salvatore claims he was robbed at gun point inside the Pavilion parking lot of the Rio in Vegas early Monday morning.  The hotel is currently hosting this year's World Series of Poker.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/04/2019

Ex-NYPD Detective Sentenced for Running Hooker, Gambling Ring ...With Daughters

Ex-NYC Detective Sentenced for Running Hooker, Gambling Ring ...With Daughters

A former New York City vice cop has been sentenced to 4-12 years for his role in running an elaborate prositution and gambling ring.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/02/2019

Casino Dealer Accused of Helping Players Win

Casino Dealer Accused of Helping Players Win

27-year-old Jordan Makinster is charged with a felony: altering the outcome of a gambling game.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/27/2019

Breaking News

Regulators Call for Law Change to Make Chicago Casino Viable

Regulators Call for Law Change to Make Chicago Casino Viable

The Illinois Gaming Board is calling on lawmakers to change state law to make a Chicago casino viable.

Draftkings Sportsbook News

Here you will find all the most recent news pertaining to Draftkings Sportsbook.  The company initially began as an operator of daily fantasy sports and still is successful in that space.  Draftkings and Fanduel together own better than 70% of the sports betting market share in New Jersey.

US State Department Confirms Body of 5Dimes Owner Sean Creighton Found

Monday evening, ESPN.com sports betting reporter David Payne Purdum received official notice from the US State Department that the remains of Sean "Tony" Creighton of San Pedro, Costa Rica-based 5Dimes have been discovered.