Crime

State Trooper and Others Accused of Running Gambling, Prostitution Ring Claim Activity was Legal

State Trooper and Others Accused of Running Gambling, Prostitution Ring

An attorney for a co-defendant's counsel said Friday during a pretrial conference that the defense will seek to call an expert to testify explaining why the gaming machines seized are actually legal.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/02/2022

Landlord Killed With Hammer, Police Say Checks Forged to Fuel Killer's Gambling Addiction

Victim's body wrapped in the shower curtain and beneath some heavier items. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/02/2022

175 Offshore Gambling to be Shut Down in the Philippines

175 Offshore Gambling to be Shut Down in the Philippines

Plus teenagers' exposure to sports betting a risky gamble in Massachusetts as Gaming Commission mulls its options on advertising.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/26/2022

Sportsbook Operator Who Ran Bookie Business for Over 15 Years Indicted by DOJ Accused of Mob Links, Extortion

Sportsbook Operator Indicted by DOJ Accused of Mob Links

Plus why the slow rollout of sports betting in Massachusetts?

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/15/2022

Suspect Captured in Killing of Vegas Journalist: Was an Elected Official

Suspect Captured in Killing of Vegas Journalist: Was an Elected Official

Clark County Public Administrator Robert "Rob" Telles, a Democrat, was taken into custody at his home by police SWAT officers. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/08/2022

Suspect Sought in Murder of Vegas Reporter

Police have released a photo of an individual they believe had some involvement in the stabbing death of a prominent Las Vegas reporter. The surveillance do not show the suspect's face.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/06/2022

Obstruction Probe of Classified Documents Has Trump Indictment Odds Slashed Further

Obstruction Probe of Classified Documents Has Trump Indictment Odds Slashed Further

The U.S. Justice Department dropped a bombshell late Tuesday night with the release of a 36-page filing in response to former President Donald Trump's request to have a third party appointed to sift through seized documents.  The filing, which went public shortly before 11:30 pm ET, suggests there is evidence of obstuction of justice. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/31/2022

Sex Trafficker Name Added to Notorious Las Vegas Black Book

Sex Trafficker Name Added to Notorious Las Vegas Black Book

Weatherspoon has a long rap record that includes a history of violence against women and alleged sex trafficking in Las Vegas Casinos. Weatherspoon was arrested in 2011 for allegedly punching a 15-year-old boy in the face.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/29/2022

Bills Release Araiza Following Gang Rape Allegation

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the "Bills have informed rookie punter Matt Araiza that he is being released, effective immediately. Araiza has been accused along with two others of gang raping a 17-year-old girl last year in a civil lawsuit filed on Thursday."

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Aug/27/2022

Buffalo Bills Punter Matt Araiza, Two Others Accused of Gang Raping Minor

Buffalo Bills Punter Matt Araiza, Two Others Accused of Gang Raping Minor

Araiza was considered among the more coveted special team players in this year's NFL Draft. The former Aztec averaged 51.2 yards per punt for his career. While capable of playing both punter and kicker positions, Araiza was expected to serve as a punter in for the Bills.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Aug/26/2022

Skill Games Scammers Plead Guilty

Skill Games Scammers Plead Guilty

While "Social Voucher" may not have been an actual thing, the scheme was running from 2013 to 2018 with some $21 million raised from investors over that time.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/25/2022

FBI Agent Sentenced for Gambling Away Government Money at Bellagio

FBI Agent Sentenced for Gambling Away Government Money at Bellagio

U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro will determine if the former agent, Scott F. Carpenter, 40, can serve his sentence three-month in home confinement.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/21/2022

Dodgers Walker Buehler to Have Season Ending Surgery, Braves Outfielder Arrested, Wilson to Start Week 1?

Dodgers Walker Buehler to Have Season Ending Surgery

The Dodgers ace, Buehler has gone 6-3 on the season with a 4.02 ERA and 1.29 WHIP.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Aug/19/2022

Illegal Poker Den Took in Up to $2,000 a Night

Illegal Poker Den Took in Up to $2,000 a Night

Named in the warrant was one David B. Stern, 31, of Thomaston.  He was known by the name "The Club Hou$e" and would regularly promote the games through the Facebook group, CT Valley Poker Players. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/18/2022

Former Indiana State Senator Sentenced in Casino Scheme

A former Indiana state senator and a longtime casino executive were sentenced Wednesday to federal prison terms for their roles in a scheme that illegally funneled gambling company money to the politician's unsuccessful 2016 congressional campaign.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/17/2022

Charged Sportsbook Operator Accused of Extortion: “Tell Him I’m Going to Put Him Under the F------g Bridge"

Charged Sportsbook Operator Accused of Extortion: “Tell Him I’m Going to Put Him Under the F------g Bridge"

8 New York crime family members are facing charges of racketeering, illegal gambling, money laundering conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and related offenses.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/17/2022

Former Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Says the Mar-A-Lago Mole is Jared Kushner: Latest Odds

Michael Cohen Says the Mar-A-Lago Mole is Jared Kushner

"It is someone in his immediate family," Cohen said.  "It has to be someone in his inner circle."

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/16/2022

Bet Which Country Trump Flees To

Bet Which Country Trump Flees To

In wake of all the drama that continues to surround Donald Trump, and the increasing chances of indictment, our friends at BetOnline have now released odds on which country the former President might flee to.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/16/2022

BitMart Loses Bid to Limit FTC Probe, Gambling Kingpin Arrested

BitMart Loses Bid to Limit FTC Probe, Gambling Kingpin Arrested

On August 9, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an order denying the petition sought by the New Jersey-based Bachi.Tech Corporation to quash or limit portions of a Civil Investigative Demand (CID).

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/16/2022

Brash Gambler Who Won $53K Gets Robbed Shortly After

Brash Gambler Who Won $53K Gets Robbed Shortly After

An unidentified man who took his winnings in cash was followed to his hotel in the early hours of June 14 and robbed.  Now Tampa police have two suspects they are questioning.  A third remains at large.  None of the suspects names have been released and no arrests made.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/15/2022

Yahoo News: A Trump Indictment Over Mishandling Classified Documents Possible

Yahoo News: A Trump Indictment Over Mishandling Classified Documents Possible

Gambling911.com can report a sharp rise in searches for Trump Indictment odds as well as Which Non-Extradition Country Trump Might Go To and even odds on whether Melania will divorce him.  In recent days there is an influx of folks seeking out betting odds on the Mar-A-Lago mole.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/14/2022

Better Call Saul Betting Odds Favor Jail for Gene

Better Call Saul Betting Odds Favor Jail for Gene

Better Call Saul’s series finale will air Monday Aug. 15 and our friends at SportsBetting continue to take bets on various outcomes.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Aug/14/2022

DeSantis References 1930s Gambling Case in Suspending State Attorney Andrew Warren

DeSantis References 1930s Gambling Case in Suspending State Attorney Andrew Warren

Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made waves when he removed twice-elected Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, citing Warren’s disregard for his duty to enforce state laws.  We also look at DeSantis' latest 2024 Presidential odds following a Justice Department search for former President Donald Trump's home earlier in the week.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/13/2022

Espionage Act Violations Has Gamblers Seeking Bets on Trump Non Extradition Countries

Espionage Act Violations Has Gambling Seeking Bets on Trump Non Extradition Countries

A search warrant of Mar-A-Lago released Friday afternoon shows former U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be under investigation for potential obstruction of justice, Espionage Act violations.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/12/2022

Bet the Mar-A-Lago Mole: Who Could it Be?

Bet the Mar-A-Lago Mole: Who Could it Be?

According to Newsweek, the feds were able to obtain and execute the search warrant for Mar-a-Lago this week thanks to an unnamed individual with inside knowledge of what Trump had stashed at the club and where it was.  So who's the rat?  Everyone wants to know.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/11/2022

DOJ Charges Vegas Man With Operating Sports Betting Ponzi Scheme, Stealing $8.5 Million from Victims

The defendant was officially charged with 12 counts of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud and involves approximately 72 investors in the Northern District of Ohio and elsewhere.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/11/2022

SEC Launches Probe Into Coinbase’s Staking Programs, Plus PositivelyDisruptive Companies Under Ayre Ventures

One of the CoinBase's long term goals is to become the #1 staking provider. Staking platforms deploy the staked crypto to help verify transactions and boost blockchain security.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/11/2022

82% of 2024 Presidential Election Bets on Trump Over Last 48 Hours

82% of 2024 Presidential Election Bets on Trump Over Last 48 Hours

Since news broke late Monday of a raid on the former U.S. President Donald Trump's residence in Palm Beach, Florida, some 84% of the bets coming in on the 2024 Presidential election were on Trump at BetOnline.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/10/2022

The Mouth Speaks Out About Mar-A-Lago Raid: "Better Have Goods or Trump Will Win in Massive Landslide in 2024"

The Mouth Speaks Out About Mar-A-Lago Raid

Plus poker player Dan Shak charged with ‘spoofing’ precious metals markets

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/09/2022

"Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul" Tim Donaghy Documentary Coming to Netflix

"Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul" Tim Donaghy Documentary Coming to Neflix

Plus VSiNLive's Ben Fawkes says that "anyone getting paid to discuss sports betting should be required to define 'value'."

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2022

Breaking News

MLB Final Week Betting Odds: Judge Total Regular Season HRs Finish, More

MLB Final Week Betting Odds: Judge Total Regular Season HRs Finish, More

The postseason berths in the American League have all been clinched, and there is just one team left to be eliminated in the National League as we head into the final week of the MLB regular season.

Next Badgers Head Coach Betting Odds

Next Badgers Head Coach Betting Odds

BetOnline has created odds on the Badgers next full-time head man, and a name familiar to Badgers and NFL fans tops the list.

Investigation Into "Vibratorgate" Continues as Twitterverse Explodes

Investigation Into "Vibratorgate" Continues as Twitterverse Explodes

Hustler Casino has said neither player will be invited to return to partake in tournament play following allegations that Robbi Jade Lew used a vibration device to gain an unfair advantage at the poker table resulting in an all-in hand for a pot of $269,000 versus Garrett Adelstein.  He accused Lew of cheating.