Crime

Optimism That Online Poker Seizure Warrants Will be Unsealed

The Honorable Judge Laura Taylor Swain heard arguments on Monday as to why seizure warrants related to nearly $40 million of funds belong to PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker should or should not be u

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/27/2009

85 Year Old Chicago Mobster Still a Threat Say Prosecutors

CHICAGO (AP) - Even at age 85, reputed mobster Sam Volpendesto clearly has a soft spot for the days when Al Capone was boss in Chicago's mob scene.

Prosecutors released recordings Monday made by a confidential informant in May 2005. They seem to show Volpendesto nostalgic as he talks about "very dangerous" old timers and watching another mobster run a human body through a grinder.

Volpendesto is among seven men charged in a sweeping federal indictment for various crimes.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/27/2009

Online Poker Seizures: Judge Could Unseal Portions of Warrants

Judge Laura Taylor Swain heard arguments Monday morning regarding Costigan Media's Motion to Intervene and have seizure warrants unsealed in a cased involving the seizure of around $40 million in o

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/27/2009

Gambling Addict Jailed for String of Robberies

(BBC) - A gambling addict who carried out a string of robberies at bookmakers across south Wales in a bid to clear his debts has been jailed for 10 years.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/27/2009

Pittsburgh Steelers Bettors Stand Behind Big Ben

Whether he did it or not, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (better known perhaps as simply "Big Ben") enters the 2009/2010 NFL season with external distractions.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Jul/27/2009

Online Poker Seizure Warrants Could be Unsealed Monday

July 27 is the date a Judge is slated to hear arguments pertaining to Costigan Media's Motion to Intervene.  The parent company of Gambling911.com is asking to have seizure warrants unsealed relat

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/22/2009

Ben Roethlisberger Rape Allegations Lead to Heavy Ravens Betting

Following an AP news story Tuesday that a woman has filed a lawsuit accusing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of raping her last summer in his Lake Tahoe penthouse, gamblers were

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jul/21/2009

Online Poker: US Government Responds to Motion to Unseal

The US Government late Monday night filed a response to Costigan Media's Motion to Unseal seizure warrants and other court documents in relation to frozen online poker funds totaling up to $40 mill

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/21/2009

Michael Vick Odds: Where Will He Play Next?

The UFL:  That might be disgraced and jailed former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's best hope Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jul/20/2009

Carrie Stroup Puritanical Nudity Bull Crap: Full Tilt BS and Obama

Gambling911.com readers have spoken and they express outrage over - of all things - President Obama assassination odds, which while no longer offered by Ireland's Paddy Power, continue to generate

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/20/2009

Even Kids Know Poker Payment Processor Might be Breaking Law

Perspective Weekly's J. Todd should be a comedian.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/19/2009

Former NBA Player Arrested for Gambling Debts

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Former NBA all-star Antoine Walker has been arrested on criminal charges stemming from $822,500 in gambling debts in Las Vegas.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/18/2009

Unpaid Debts Painful To Vegas Economy

Fox 5 Las Vegas

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/16/2009

Online Poker eCheck Seizure Warrants Could be Unsealed by July 27

A hearing is scheduled for July 27 to determine whether seizure warrants and court documents connected with an investigation into online poker eCheck processors will be unsealed. 

Costigan Media, parent company of Gambling911.com, submitted a Memorandum of Law in Support of its Motion to Intervene and to unseal court records related to the issuance of a seizure warrant of funds tied to online poker's two biggest companies, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/15/2009

PPA Files Amicus Brief Motion in Case Contesting SDNY Seizures

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today filed a motion in Southern District Court of California to partici

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/15/2009

Warrant Issued for Ex-NBA Player Antoine Walker re: Gambling Debts

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the former N.B.A. player Ant

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jul/15/2009

Online Poker Payment Processor Motion (Part 1)

TO: THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT

OF CALIFORNIA KAREN P. HEWITT, THE UNITED STATES

ATTORNEY FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK LEV

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/10/2009

Poker Funds Seizures: Second Motion to Intervene Filed

Costigan Media, parent company of Gambling911.com, announced early Friday morning its intention to file a second Motion to Intervene in having a seizure warrant unsealed as part of its First Amendm

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/10/2009

Mobster 'Rifleman' Flemmi takes stand in Boston

By DENISE LAVOIE

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/09/2009

Poker Players Alliance Wants Answers

Gambling911.com has learned that legal counsel for the Poker Players Alliance met with Assistant US Attorney Arlo Devlin-Brown following news that $30 million of its members monies had been seized

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/09/2009

More Online Poker Seizures Revealed

Gambling911.com has learned that yet another warrant seizure was issued against a bank in regard to funds associated with online poker's two biggest rooms, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/09/2009

Mathieu Montcourt Died of Natural Causes: Banned for Betting

The French tennis player, Mathieu Montcourt, died of natural causes according to authorities Wednesday. 

"First indications lead us to conclude this was a natural death. But one must await the result of toxicological analyses, which should be forthcoming next week, in order to be completely certain," a police source told AFP following the autopsy at the Paris Medico-Legal Institute (IML).

Montcourt was only 24.  He had previously been banned in eight games following an investigation where allegations arose he had bet on tennis outcomes over the Internet.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/08/2009

Tennis Pro in Betting Scandal Found Dead

PARIS (Associated Press) - French tennis player, who was recently banned for betting on matches, has died. He was 24.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/07/2009

When Poker Players Become Violent

What's next, World Series of Poker dealers wearing armor? 

Semi Pro poker player Thang Luu reportedly broke the hand of a dealer on Saturday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/06/2009

Steve McNair Death Still a Mystery

NFL quarterback Steve McNair gave back to the community and for that he was beloved by many fans.

Many have trouble comprehending the tragedy that took place this weekend.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/06/2009

Online Poker: Costigan Media Wants Conte Affidavit Unsealed

As reported last Thursday, Costigan Media, parent company of Gambling911.com, has filed a Motion to Intervene and to Unseal Court Records Relating to theSubmitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2009

Barney Frank at the 2009 World Series of Poker

Everyone's favorite Congressman, Barney Frank, made an appearance at the 2009 World Series of Poker Sunday, perhaps even upstaging bracelet record holder, Phil Hellmuth, who arrived dressed as a Ro

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2009

Internet Poker Funds Froze Based on 1955 Law

On June 2, 2009, the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, issued a civil seizure warrant which the government subsequently executed against all funds on deposit in Well Farg

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/03/2009

Online Poker: Gambling911 Motion to Have Seizure Warrants Unsealed

Costigan Media, parent company of Gambling911.com, submitted a Memorandum of Law in Support of its Motion to Intervene and to unseal court records related to the issuance of a seizure warrant of fu

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/02/2009

Poker Author David Slansky’s Home Robbed

Respected poker author and theorist David Sklansky's home took a bad beat as it was burglarized last night.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/26/2009

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