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Poker Playing Porn Star Ron Jeremy Gets May 2 Trial Date for Serial Rape Case

Poker Playing Porn Star Ron Jeremy Gets May 2 Trial Date for Serial Rape Case

A former porn star, Ron Jeremy, real name Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, has a new trial date in his serial rape case set for May 2.  He also has a new lawyer on his defense team. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/03/2021

The End of Macau as We Know It?

The End of Macau as We Know It?

The world's largest casino hub may be no more following a series of arrests over the weekend that demonstrate China's crackdown on gambling enterprises tied to the mainland.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/01/2021

Report: VIP Gaming Rooms in Macau Shuttered Following Arrests

Embattled gambling operator Suncity Group Holdings has closed all VIP gaming rooms in Macau, the world’s largest gambling hub, after the company’s chairman was arrested, according to Reuters. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/30/2021

Florida Finally Clears Groveland Four of 1949 Rape of White Woman: How Illegal Gambling Played a Role

One of the men wrongly charged with rape were shot 400 times by a posse while two others were shot by the local sheriff quite possibly related to gambling.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/22/2021

CoinGeek's Crypto Crime Cartel Profile: Tether and Sam Bankman-Fried

Plus we got all the latest from the Kleiman-Wright trial Wednesday.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/17/2021

Another UAW Official Charged With Looting Union Coffers, Gambled Funds Away

Another UAW Official Charged With Looting Union Coffers, Gambled Funds Away

Investigators say an official at a suburban Detroit branch of the United Auto Workers took $2 million and spent it on cars, guns, luxury clothing and gambling.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/11/2021

2nd Suspect Charged in Murder of Pharma Exec Followed 50 Miles From Casino

2nd Suspect Charged in Murder of Pharma Exec Followed 50 Miles From Casino

The CEO of an East Windsor, New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company was shot multiple times in his Plainsboro, NJ home while his wife and young daughter were sleeping.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/05/2021

California Wins $3.5M Payoff in Illegal Gambling Suit

A company that made and operated casino-style games used for illegal gambling will pay $3.5 million and permanently stop its California operations under a court settlement announced last Thursday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/04/2021

Woman Reportedly Kidnapped Herself to Gamble Ransom

Woman Reportedly Kidnapped Herself to Gamble Ransom

Spanish authorities this week have apprehended a woman who they say staged her own kidnapping in an effort to extract ransom money she then used to play bingo.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/27/2021

2021 Poker Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

2021 Poker Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

The late Layne Flack, who Gambling911.com confirmed last week died from a Fentanyl overdose, among those nominated as well as the indicted founder of PokerStars.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/20/2021

Special Agents Crypto Fentanyl Sales Warnings Come at Dark Time for Poker Sector

Special Agents Crypto Fentanyl Sales Warnings Come at Dark Time for Poker Sector

Speaking at last week's CoinGeek Times Square conference Special Agent IRS Criminal Investigation, Richard Reinhardt, warned of the illicit sale of the drug Fentanyl through the blockchain causing countless number of deaths and, just one week later, we learn that poker pro Layne Flack was the latest victim of this scourge.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/14/2021

Defendant Pleads Guilty in Massive Racehorse Doping Case

Defendant Pleads Guilty in Massive Racehorse Doping Case

The 63-year-old president and majority shareholder in Twenty First Century Biochemicals, Jordan Fishman, has pleaded guilty to drug adulteration and misbranding conspiracy as part of an indictment that brought the horse racing industry to its knees in early August.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/07/2021

Where Can I Bet That The Facebook Outage Was a Government Job?

Where Can I Bet That The Facebook Outage Was a Government Job?

Russia is a big -500 favorite to be responsible for Facebook's Monday downtime. 

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Oct/04/2021

Michigan Real Estate Broker Jailed Four Years in Lottery Scheme

Michigan Real Estate Broker Jailed Four Years in Lottery Scheme

A man addicted to the Michigan Lottery was sentenced to more than four years for gambling away over $23 million in investors funds.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/01/2021

City Council Member Embroiled in Online Gambling Scheme

City Council Member Embroiled in Online Gambling Scheme

A Lodi City, California Council member was arraigned Tuesday on charges related to a money laundering and online gambling scheme, according to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office.  Lodi City is located just north of Stockton.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/30/2021

Man Who Brought Massive Gambling Ring to Illinois State University Avoids Prison

Man Who Brought Massive Gambling Ring to Illinois State University Avoids Prison

25-year-old Matthew Namoff was the youngest tied to a gambling ring that had ties to the brother of Chicago Bears great Brian Urlacher.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/29/2021

Poker Player Fakes Cancer Diagnosis to Claim Free Tickets on ACR

Poker Player Fakes Cancer Diagnosis to Claim Free Tickets on ACR

Letter filled with multiple grammatical mistakes posted to the Web and player reportedly makes death threats to CEO, player ambassadors.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/23/2021

Bitcoin Site Goes Dark After Apparent Hacking

Bitcoin Site Goes Dark After Apparent Hacking

Bitcoin.org, the website that was once the main landing portal for all things Bitcoin, today suffered an embarrassing hack that has already cost naive BTC users money.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/23/2021

Alabama Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting at Mississippi Casino

An early Saturday shooting at a Mississippi casino has left one person dead and another in custody, Biloxi Police said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/20/2021

Big League Sports Bettor Calls Out Big Time Bookie a "Scammer"

Big League Sports Bettor Calls Big Time Bookie a "Scammer"

Bet Bash organizer ties "deadbeat" to anonymous bookie profiled by Yahoo News two years ago.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/15/2021

Man Linked to $1.3B North Korean BTC Hacks Gets 11 Years in Prison

Man Linked to $1.3B North Korean BTC Hacks Gets 11 Years in Prison

Plus CoinGeek sits down with Bryan Cryderman of Handcash, a leading wallet provider for the Bitcoin SV ecosystem.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/15/2021

1,400 Arrested in Massive Interpol Euro 2020 Sting

1,400 Arrested in Massive Interpol Euro 2020 Sting

An Interpol operation targeting illegal gambling during Euro 2020 led to 1,400 arrests and the seizure of $7.9 million (6.7 million euros) in cash, the Lyon-based global crime agency reported on Tuesday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/14/2021

Suzie Zhao Murder Trial Delayed Until 2022: Poker Pro Burned Alive

Suzie Zhao Murder Trial Delayed Until 2022: Poker Pro Burned Alive

The new date has been set at January 3rd, 2022.  Jury selection was initially expected to take place this week in Oakland County, Michigan following two previous delays.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/13/2021

Japan Ex-Official Gets Prison Term in Casino Bribery Case

Japan Ex-Official Gets Prison Term in Casino Bribery Case

A Tokyo court on Tuesday sentenced to four years in prison a former top government official for taking bribes from a gambling company, in a high-profile case that has added to the political woes of Japan's outgoing prime minister ahead of elections this year.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/07/2021

Man Leaving Illegal Gambling Den Ambushed, Shot (Video)

A man leaving an illegal gambling den in Upper Manhattan with a handful of cash was ambushed by a pair of gunmen then shot.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/06/2021

WETBash: Spanky’s Biggest Gamble Ever as he Dodges Bullet

WETBash: Spanky’s Biggest Gamble Ever as he Dodges Bullet

Catastrophic flooding occurs in Jersey City exactly one week after BetBash took place.  Plus we look at the week that was with a DC-publication digging deep into the kidnapping and murder of 5Dimes founder Sean "Tony" Creighton and the Miami BSV blockchain show that left attendees mesmerized and hungry for more.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/03/2021

R. Kelly Trial Witness: Women Twerked to Get Piece of Cake, Girlfriends Had to Fight Each Other

R. Kelly Trial Witness: Women Twerked to Get Piece of Cake, Girlfriends Had to Fight Each Other

A day after a witness claimed R. Kelly kept a young lady under his garage’s boxing ring for sex, a former employee got on the stand and testified that the disgraced R&B superstar once had his girlfriends fight one another as punishment for misbehavior, The New York Daily News Reports.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/31/2021

Calvin Ayre: 'Binance is Organized Crime'

Calvin Ayre: 'Binance is Organized Crime'

In doing so via his Twitter account, Ayre tweeted out a piece from the Times of London that declares "Binance is ‘not capable’ of proper supervision".  The damning report was published on Thursday.  Plus: Come Join Gambling911 at the BSV Blockchain Conference in Miami September 1

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/26/2021

Massachusetts Father, Sons Charged in $20M Lottery Scam

Massachusetts Father, Sons Charged in $20M Lottery Scam

A Massachusetts family who authorities say claimed more than $20 million in lottery winnings has been charged in a lottery and tax fraud scheme, according to court records unsealed this week.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/25/2021

Documentary on 5Dimes Owner's Disappearance Seeks Answers

Documentary on 5Dimes Owner's Disappearance Seeks Answers

Sean "Tony" Creighton of Bridgeport, West Virginia disappeared September 25, 2018, reportedly ambushed by five armed men in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/24/2021

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Tonight's Betting Action Report - Friday December 3, 2021

Tonight's Betting Action Report - Friday December 3, 2021

Western Kentucky at UTSA (+3.5, 73) 72.1% of $ on WKU -3.5

Poker Playing Porn Star Ron Jeremy Gets May 2 Trial Date for Serial Rape Case

Poker Playing Porn Star Ron Jeremy Gets May 2 Trial Date for Serial Rape Case

A former porn star, Ron Jeremy, real name Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, has a new trial date in his serial rape case set for May 2.  He also has a new lawyer on his defense team. 

Sports Betting Ads: Industry Weighs How Much is Too Much?

Sports Betting Ads: Industry Weighs How Much is Too Much?

If you’ve turned on a television in the last three years, chances are you’ve been inundated with advertisements for sports betting, and not only during game broadcasts.