Crime

Multi-Million Dollar CoinGeek Crime Bounty Program Launches

Multi-Million Dollar CoinGeek Crime Bounty Program Launches

Plus a new digital asset bill introduced in US would require regulators to define DeFi rules, Saudi Aramco— Saudi's biggest oil exporter, denied its alleged involvement in #BTC mining activities in an official statement and BSV blockchain has set a new world record for the largest daily average block size on a Bitcoin network.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/06/2021

Casino Chip Bandit Arrested, Charged With Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property

Casino Chip Bandit Arrested, Charged With Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property

James Stewart, 29, of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, has been arrested and charged with theft of lost or mislaid property after stealing another man's chips at the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, police said.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/06/2021

Women Who Shot Boyfriend Dead at Illegal Gambling Business Sentenced, Claimed He Was Intruder

Women Who Shot Boyfriend Dead at Illegal Gambling Business Sentenced, Claimed He Was Intruder

47-year-old Stacey Jeanie Peters will serve 10 years in prison for the murder of her estranged boyfriend.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/05/2021

California Fintech, Founders Settle SEC Crypto Fraud Claims

California Fintech, Founders Settle SEC Crypto Fraud Claims

The SEC said in filings in Los Angeles federal court on Wednesday that Uulala Inc and founders Oscar Garcia and Matthew Loughran raised $9 million from investors between 2017 and 2019 through an unregistered initial coin offering.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/05/2021

Bitcoin Ecosystem Rallies to Repel Doomed Re-Org Attacks

Bitcoin Ecosystem Rallies to Repel Doomed Re-Org Attacks

The attacks work like this: a miner accumulates hash power and creates a chain of competing BSV blocks in secret, which contain transactions written to benefit the attacker, such as by double-spending BSV by appearing to deposit it into an exchange wallet.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/05/2021

824 Arrests in Euro 2020 Gambling Bust

824 Arrests in Euro 2020 Gambling Bust

Hong Kong police on Monday arrested 824 and seized records detailing HK$3.6 billion worth of bets tied to an illegal sports gambling ring.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/03/2021

NHL Begins Probe of Sharks Evander Kane Allegations: Bet on Own Games

NHL Begins Probe of Sharks Evander Kane Allegations: Bet on Own Games

Dan Lust via Twitter reports that the NHL announced a full investigation into allegations that Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks has been betting on his own games with bookies.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/01/2021

Poker Pro Salman Behbehani Remains in Jail After Large Stash of Party Drugs Found on Private Jet

The haul found on board his private jet reportedly included 80g crystal methamphetamine, a highly addictive drug commonly used among gay men during sex, and 315g cocaine.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/28/2021

Police Officer Rescues Baby Left in Hot Car as Man Gambles in Casino, Bodycam Footage Revealed (Video)

Police Officer Rescues Baby Left in Hot Car as Man Gambles in Casino, Bodycam Footage Reveals (Video)

A Las Vegas man was arrested after he left a child inside a hot car while gambling at a North Las Vegas casino and now new body cam footage shows the harrowing ordeal.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/28/2021

Bloomberg: DOJ Probing Tether of Bank Fraud

Bloomberg: DOJ Probing Tether of Bank Fraud

A U.S. probe into Tether, a digital token widely used to trade Bitcoin, is looking into whether executives behind the digital token committed bank fraud, a potential criminal case that would have broad implications for the cryptocurrency market, according to a report filed by Bloomberg News Monday morning.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/26/2021

Feds Raid Home of Offshore Sportsbook Owner, Husband of Costa Rica Super Model

Gary Austin ran tout services, sportsbooks in Costa Rica, before that, Vegas.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/24/2021

FBI Releases Trove of Records on Gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger

The FBI has released hundreds of pages of records from notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s file.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/19/2021

Padres-Nats Game Suspended After Shooting Outside DC Stadium

Padres-Nats Game Suspended After Shooting Outside DC Stadium

The game between the San Diego Padres and Washington was suspended in the sixth inning Saturday night after a shooting outside Nationals Park that caused echoes of gunfire inside the stadium and prompted fans to scramble for safety in the dugout.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/18/2021

Former Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman Arrested for Burglary Domestic Violence

Former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers star Richard Sherman was booked into a jail in Seattle on Wednesday morning, accused of “Burglary Domestic Violence.”

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/14/2021

Founder of Omaha Sports Club Accused of Skimming $400K for Gambling Habit

Founder of Omaha Sports Club Accused of Skimming $400K for Gambling Habit

The founder of the Omaha Sports Academy took almost $400,000 from the organization for personal use, according to prosecutors.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/09/2021

The Poker Beat - July 5, 2021: WSOP Online Coming to PA for Real Money

The Poker Beat - July 5, 2021: WSOP Online Coming to PA for Real Money

Plus Russell Crowe to star as billionaire poker player in 'Poker Face', a Chris Moneymaker movie coming to?  And a poker player shot dead in Dallas during a holiday weekend filled with violence. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/05/2021

Another Mysterious Death in the World of Crypto in Just Days

Another Mysterious Death in the World of Crypto in Just Days

The Bitcoin pioneer who was believed to own over $1 billion in the cyptrocurrency and considered one of the asset’s larger single-holders, died off the coast of Costa Rica, apparently from  at Playa Hermosa de Garabito, Puntarenas, in Costa Rica.  Plus Morgan Stanley Buys Over 28,000 Shares of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust and Bitstocks CEO Michael Hudson & Vaionex CEO Robin Kohze discuss why it’s up to the entrepreneurs now to go out and build on top of the platform, to see it reaching its full potential.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/29/2021

John McAfee, Creator of Anti-Virus Software, Crypto Advocate Found Dead

John McAfee, the antivirus software pioneer whose former company still bears his name, has been indicted on fraud and money-laundering conspiracy charges stemming from two cryptocurrency schemes, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jun/23/2021

Macau Beefs Up Casino Rules, More Than Doubles Number of Gaming Investigators

The world's biggest casino hub of Macau will shake up its casino regulator by more than doubling the number of gaming inspectors and restructuring several departments in its latest move to ramp up supervision.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jun/22/2021

Man Suspected of 3 Killings Near Oregon Casino is Still at Large

Man Suspected of 3 Killings Near Oregon Casino is Still at Large

A man sought in the killings of three people after a hit-and-run crash near a casino and a shooting at a marijuana dispensary in a small Oregon city was still at large Saturday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/21/2021

Black Market Ties Claims Lodged Against DraftKings: Reddit to the Rescue Again

Black Market Ties Allegations Lodged Against DraftKings: Reddit to the Rescue Again

Among the key findings, DraftKings has exposure to international “black market” gambling rings and organized crime.  But the Reddit community was quick to cry "fake news".

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jun/17/2021

Philly Man Surrenders in Fatal Atlantic City Casino Stabbing

Philly Man Surrenders in Fatal Atlantic City Casino Stabbing

A Philadelphia man wanted in the deadly stabbing of his girlfriend at an Atlantic City casino last week has turned himself in

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/15/2021

WPT Champ Dennis Blieden Sentenced to Six and a Half Years in Prison for $22million Embezzlement

WPT Champ Dennis Blieden Sentenced to Six and a Half Years in Prison for $22million Embezzlement

Plus Saipan Casino Chairwoman Faces Courtroom Lies Claims in Human Trafficking Case

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/14/2021

The Crypto Beat - June 14, 2021

The Crypto Beat - June 14, 2021

Binance big boss steps down amid U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission probe, Elon Musk statement sends Bitcoin price rising once again, and Bitcoin bad for crime?

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/14/2021

Nun to Plead Guilty in $835K Embezzlement Scheme to Support Gambling Habit

Nun to Plead Guilty in $835,000 Embezzlement to Support Gambling Habit

An L.A. nun is expected to plead guilty to stealing $835,000 in donations, tuition and fee money from her school to pay for a gambling habit.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/09/2021

German Police Raids Tied to Welfare Fraud, Illegal Gambling

Around 600 investigators searched 31 buildings in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and police arrested a family of four Tuesday in connection with alleged money laundering, organized crime and welfare fraud.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/08/2021

Australian Financial Crime Watchdog Widens Probe on Casinos Already Reeling From COVID

Australian Financial Crime Watchdog Widens Probe on Casinos Already Reeling From COVID

Australia's anti-money-laundering agency on Monday widened a probe into due diligence at casinos to include the three biggest operators, ratcheting up pressure on a sector already struggling with the pandemic and heightened regulatory scrutiny.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jun/08/2021

California Man Gets 2 years in Prison for Laundering Bitcoin

California Man Gets 2 years in Prison for Laundering Bitcoin

A Southern California man who pleaded guilty to illegally operating kiosks where customers could buy Bitcoin with cash, or sell Bitcoin in exchange for cash has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/31/2021

Trial of the Century: Durst Indicates He Will Take The Stand in His Own Defense

Resumption of Robert Durst Trial Sheds Light on Victim With Family Ties to Mob

Robert Durst' victim was Susan Berman, the only child of Davie 'the Jew' Berman, a notorious gangster who ran Las Vegas casinos for Frank Costello, Meyer Lanksy and Lucky Luciano - she was considered 'Las Vegas royalty'.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/24/2021

Suspect Charged With Stealing $1 Million in Cash, Chips From Poker Pro

Suspect Charged With Stealing $1 Million in Cash, Chips From Poker Pro

A 32-year-old man has been charged with eight felonies in connection to a brazen February home burglary in which about $1 million in cash and poker chips had been stolen from the victim's home.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/20/2021

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NBA and MLB Betting Action - October 19

NBA and MLB Betting Action - October 19

The 2021-22 NBA regular season tips off tonight with a doubleheader on TNT.

Bills Favorite Status to Win Super Bowl Short Lived After Loss to Titans

Bills Favorite Status to Win Super Bowl Short Lived After Loss to Titans

We reported on how the Bills became the first team not named the Chiefs or Bucs in 606 days to become the new Super Bowl favorite, but that lasted less than 24 hours.

Thousands of Online, Sports Bets Placed on First Day in CT

Thousands of virtual bets started being placed early Tuesday, the first day that online sports wagering and casino games were made available to all eligible adults within Connecticut.