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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, Jan/21/2020

Man Convicted After Gambling Away Money Stolen From Armored Truck

Man Convicted After Gambling Away Money Stolen From Armored Truck

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Helena man has been convicted of taking $390,000 that was stolen from an armored truck and spending it on gambling, day trading, and travel.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/17/2020

Miss Philippines Didn't Win the Crown But Drove the Most Search Traffic in December

Miss Philippines Didn't Win the Crown But Drove the Most Search Traffic in December

Outside of our regional sportsbook directory, it was Miss Philippines who took the crown for most search traffic to the Gambling911.com website in December (Miss South Africa actually won the pageant).

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/07/2020

Suspect in Montana Casino Shooting Had Long Criminal History

A Montana man connected to a casino shooting that left three people dead had a long criminal history and was being sought by police before the attack, according to public records and court documents filed Wednesday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/19/2019

Twin Rivers Casino Senior VP Charged With Bribery

Twin Rivers Casino Senior VP Charged With Bribery

On December 12, 2019, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging three defendants with 30 felony counts stemming from an investigation into bribery, obtaining property under false pretenses, and tax evasion that involved an executive of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a casino vendor, and an associate.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/17/2019

Gambling and Sports Betting News December 17, 2019: 3 Dead After Casino Shooting, Suspect Fatally Shot

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Tuesday December 17, 2019.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2019

Real Grinders Founder - A Heinous Crime & Cover-Up

Real Grinders founder Raymond Davis requested a new judge this past week in his case involving child abuse.  Davis denies the allegations.  He was arrested earlier this year.  The warrant was issued three years prior.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/15/2019

Did Exiled Billionaire Fund Australia’s Labor Party With Star Casino?

Did Exiled Billionaire Fund Australia’s Labor Party With Star Casino?

An exiled businessman out of China, Huang Xiangmo, is accused of dodging his tax obligations.   The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been probing the nation’s casinos to determine if he had any money in accounts held by the venue.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2019

Alleged Gambino Bragged of Ability to Violently Collect Gambling Debts

12 alleged Gambino Crime family members face charges of racketeering conspiracy, bribery, loansharking, fraud, obstruction of justice.  One individual is accused of recovering tens of thousands of dollars of a gambling debt on behalf of an Albanian organized crime figure.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/05/2019

Former WPT Champ Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

A poker pro who has cashed out over a million in live tournament winnings this week plead guilty to embezzlement.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/28/2019

Brother of Poker Pro Charged With Federal Crime in Gambling Probe

Brother of Poker Pro Charged With Federal Crime in Gambling Probe

The brother of a successful poker pro has been charged with a federal crime in connection to a years long investigation into illegal gambling.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/20/2019

Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - November 14, 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Wednesday November 13, 2019.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/14/2019

Mob Bosses Among Those Whacked in 'Days' Mass Purge

Mob Bosses Among Those Whacked in 'Days' Mass Purge

The long-running NBC mobster-tinged daytime soap opera "Days of Our Lives" is about to go on an indefinite production hiatus the end of this month, leaving dozens of actors out of work.  They include John Aniston, the 86-year-old Greek-American actor father of A-list star Jennifer Aniston.  The show's future remains bleak.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Nov/14/2019

‘The Irishman’ Reviews: Opens in LA, New York

‘The Irishman’ Opens in 8 Locations

Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” opens in eight New York/Los Angeles theaters to start its theatrical play ahead of a November 27 Netflix debut.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Nov/01/2019

Sports Bettor Pleads Not Guilty to Stadium Bomb Threat: Tried to Stop Game Due to Losing Bet

Sports Bettor Pleads Not Guilty to Stadium Bomb Threat: Tried to Stop Game Due to Losing Bet

Freshman charged with communicating false information of a planned bombing on school property

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/30/2019

Crown Casino High Roller Sales Tank Amid Scandal

Crown Resorts Ltd (CWN.AX) on Thursday said “VIP” sales at its Australian resorts sank 46% during the July-Oct. 20 period as the international tourist market for the casino operator remained under pressure.

Submitted by Reuters on, Oct/23/2019

Poker Player Linked to International Insider Trading Ring

Poker Player Linked to International Insider Trading Ring

US prosecutors have accused six people of participating in highly lucrative insider trading following similar charges in both the UK and France.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/23/2019

Credit Card Firm Linked to Online Gambling Raided

Credit Card Firm Linked to Online Gambling Raided

Over 100 officers stormed the office of 51 Credit Card Inc Monday.  The company is involved in processing credit card payments for online gambling sites across the globe.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/21/2019

Billy Walters Loses His Appeal

Billy Walters Loses His Appeal

The most successful sports bettor of our time, Billy Walters, has been denied his appeal to re-consider his five-year prison sentence.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/21/2019

Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - October 20 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Sunday October 20, 2019.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/20/2019

WSOP Flasher Deemed Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

WSOP Flasher Deemed Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

Kevin Strauss made terroristic threats via Twitter.  He also left the WSOP and headed to the nearby Luxor to expose his private parts atop a craps table.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/19/2019

13 Years Later Wife of Online Gambling Tycoon on Trial for his Murder

13 Years Later Wife of Online Gambling Tycoon on Trial for his Murder

Adam Anhang was stabbed to death while walking with his wife in the bustling tourist-infested Old San Juan section of Puerto Rico's largest city in broad daylight.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/18/2019

Two Women Drug, Rob Tourist at Florida Casino

Two Women Drug, Rob Tourist at Florida Casino

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Two women drugged a tourist at a South Florida casino and robbed him, according to authorities.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/18/2019

Poker Game Shooting May Have Been Committed by Man Angry at Cheaters

Poker Game Shooting May Have Been Committed by Man Angry at Cheaters

Chester Goode is accused of killing three and injuring another four early Saturday morning at an illegal Brooklyn gambling den, Triple A Aces Private & Social Event Space in the Crown Heights district.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/14/2019

Chicago Man Faces Charges Linked to Sports Gambling

Chicago Man Faces Charges Linked to Sports Gambling

A 35-year-old Chicago man has been indicted on federal charges that accuse him of illegal gambling and of hiding sports-betting income in a bankruptcy proceeding.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/14/2019

Police Have Identified the Four Men Killed at Gambling Den

Police Have Identified the Four Men Killed at Gambling Den

Police early Sunday released the identities of four men killed inside a Brooklyn gambling den early Saturday.  At least three others were injured during the shooting.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/13/2019

Gambling911.com Crime Blog October 4-24

This is the latest news from the Gambling911.com crime blog for October 2019.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/10/2019

Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Deadly Drugs to Billionaire's Son While Attending Gambling Conference

Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Deadly Drugs to Billionaire's Son While Attending Gambling Conference

A Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to selling a deadly mixture of drugs to the son of a Greek billionaire who died of an overdose while visiting the city.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/10/2019

DOJ Indicts Man They Say Tried to Fix College Basketball Game

DOJ Indicts Man They Say Tried to Fix College Basketball Game

Benjamin Bifalco, 25, of Staten Island, New York, is accused of offering members of an unidentified NCAA college basketball team "thousands of dollars to intentionally lose the game," according to a news release from the Eastern District of New York U.S. Attorney's Office.  Many of his conversations were recorded via wiretap.  The probe involves the Colombo crime family.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/07/2019

Ukraine Investigates Former Top Prosecutor Over Illegal Gambling

Ukraine iInvestigates Former Top Prosecutor Over Illegal Gambling

Ukrainian investigators said on Tuesday they had launched criminal proceedings against former top prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko over ties to illegal gambling businesses. Lutsenko denied any wrongdoing.

Submitted by Reuters on, Oct/01/2019

Breaking News

Grammys Odds Include Eilish Hair Color, Obama and a Shefani Smooch

Grammys Odds Include Eilish Hair Color, Obama and a Shefani Smooch

The gambling world is focused on football leading up to the big game next weekend, but Vegas hasn't forgotten to give some love to the Grammys.

Can I Bet on the FanDuel Sportsbook App From Michigan?

Can I Bet on the FanDuel Sportsbook App From Michigan?

FanDuel is not available for betting from Michigan at this time and will not be until at least 2021. 

Gambling and Sports Betting News January 22, 2020: Redskins Owner Explores Sports Betting Option for New Stadium

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Wednesday January 22, 2020.