Crime

More Than $30 Million Frozen in Online Poker Accounts

As first reported on Gambling911.com Friday, the US Attorney's Office out of New York has put a stop to the Instant eCheck deposit and withdrawal method at both Full Tilt Poker and Poker Stars.  M

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/09/2009

Russ Hamilton to Represent Full Tilt at WSOP?

Could it be this is some type of joke?

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/04/2009

Ben Waldman Denies Involvement With Delinquent Payment Solution

Responding to Gambling911.com Monday disclosure that  payment solutions company, Smart Banking Systems (SBS), was screwing over online gambling clients in Costa Rica, software platform provider, B

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/03/2009

Payment Processor Screws Online Gambling Websites

There is outrage in Costa Rica after a Canadian-based payment processor has reportedly screwed over a dozen online gambling sites out of millions of dollars.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/01/2009

New York Post: Slim Chance Poker Player is Innocent

The New York Post this week through more fuel on the fire of a controversial topic surrounding the poker world:  That being whether poker pro, Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston Jr., is in f

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/01/2009

Taj Casino Gunman Had Planned Suicide

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/01/2009

JJ Prodigy Banned Again for Online Poker Multi-Accounting

Most rational people learn from their mistakes.  Other people, just don't seem to get it.  Back in December 2007, online poker player JJ Prodigy, whose real name is Josh Fields, confessed and apo

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2009

Rugby League Captain Sentenced for Role in Pokie Scam

Former New Zealand rugby league captain Hugh McGahan has been sentenced in an Auckland District Court this week for his role in a $NZ2 million ($A1.56 million) pokie scam.

Submitted by Guest on, May/08/2009

Betcha.com Boss Determined to Jump Back Into Betting Business

Jenny Woo here for Gambling911.com and I had the opportunity to sit down with Nick Jenkins, founder of Betcha.com.  If some of you aren't familiar with the site, let me give you a brief summary. 

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, May/01/2009

Attempted Robbery at Michael Gracz Poker Game

Poker Pro and World Series of Poker bracelet winner Michael Gracz was reportedly playing in a home poker game in his hometown

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2009

Craigslist Killer Had Gambling Problem Say Authorities

 

A Boston man accused of slaying a Manhattan woman he met won Craigslist, the popular online classifieds website, may have owed significant gambling debts.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/22/2009

Recession Hits the Mafia

The current economic downturn seems to be having an adverse effect on every industry whether legitimate or not-so-legitimate.  Case in point:  The Japanese Mafia is being hurt by the recession.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/20/2009

Two Men Charged in Australian Casino Brawl

Two men and a woman linked to the Rebels outlaw bikie gang have been charged over a brawl at a Sydney casino, police say.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/14/2009

Alameda, California Scene of Yet Another Gambling Debt Murder

It was only last year that professional poker player, Ernest Scherer Jr., 60, and his wife, Charlene Abendroth, 57, were found brutally slain in their Pleasanton, California home.  The couple were

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/14/2009

Sydney Casino Brawl Results in 20 Arrests

Police were called to Star City at Pyrmont early this morning after reports of a fight between two groups.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/11/2009

Borgota Gambling Ring Figure Eludes Prison

By KITTY CAPARELLA
Philadelphia Daily News

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/10/2009

Who’s Who of the Poker Bad Guys

The online poker blog Pokerati featured a good piece about the "Bad Guys of Poker" - and we're not talking about the "David William I'm Too Coo

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/09/2009

Bet On Blagojevich

That's right, you can now bet on former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich or "Blago" as many call him for short.

Blagojevich was arrested on a number of federal corruption charges December 9, 2008 including attempting to sell Barack Obama's vacated United States Senate seat to the highest bidder. Ultimately, he appointed fellow Democrat and former state attorney Roland Burris on New Year's Eve 2008. After months of investigation and embarrassment in the media, "Blago" was indicted this month.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/08/2009

Allen Stanford Expects to be Indicted in Two Weeks

International financier and Antigua's biggest banker, Allen Stanford, said in an interview Monday that he anticipates being indicted within the next two weeks.  Stanford cried, denied and threaten

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/06/2009

Poker Pro Amarillo Slim Speaks Out About His Darkest Moment

It seems these days, whenever professional poker player Amarillo Slim is in the news, it's usually not for something good.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/03/2009

BetonSports Chief Was Facing Up to 20 Years: Will Now Cooperate

With BetonSports former CEO, David Carruthers, pleading guilty Wednesday in what the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/02/2009

BetonSports.com CEO David Carruthers Pleads Guilty

David Carruthers, former BetonSports chief executive, pled guilty to Count 

One of the third superseding indictment in a St. Louis, Mo., court today. 

Mr. Carruthers agreed to not appeal provided that the sentence doesn't  exceed 33 months, which is under the terms of the agreement, as well as to not engage in United States-facing offshore gambling businesses during the time of supervised release or thereafter. 

Sentencing has been set for Friday, Oct. 2.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/01/2009

Australian Website Blacklist Entries Blamed on Russian Mob

News began leaking out over the past several days of websites appearing as part of a 2000 plus "blacklist" aimed at blocking out child pornography and beastiality: Among them, online poke

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/26/2009

Layne Flack: I Enjoy Driving Fast and Will Never Take a Breathalyzer

Arrested for DUI just two weeks ago which prompted poker pro Layne Flack to miss his appearance on NBC's National Head's Up Poker Championship, he's now playing in the World Poker Tour Bay 101.  T

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/19/2009

Next Celebrity DUI? Next Arrested? Lilly Allen The Favorite

The recent news involving Lindsay Lohan earmarks a long season of celeb busts, run-ins with the law, and general turmoil in Hollywood.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/18/2009

Italy Will Not Extradite Wife and Murderer of Adam Anhang

In a shocking new development, Italy has refused to extradite the wife of murdered online gambling executive, Adam Anhang.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/18/2009

Online Gambling Empire of Gibraltar in Hot Seat Over Bernie Madoff

It's home to some of the biggest online gambling companies in the world, including PartyGaming.  Now Gibraltar is being reviewed for its apparent connection to swindler Bernie Madoff.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/17/2009

Paroled Murderer Kills Again After Blowing Money Gambling

A paroled murderer in Australia killed again, this time a 78-year old woman.   The motive:  He blew his grocery money on the pokies, court documents heard.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/16/2009

Allen Stanford Booted Off Billionaire List

Allen Stanford, All Stanford, the Texan accused of an $8 billion fraud by U.S.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/11/2009

Credit Card Fraud an Obvious Problem in Costa Rica

Bookmakers, employees...and yes, tourists....beware.  Credit card fraud is a very serious problem in the world's epicenter of online gambling.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/10/2009

Breaking News

Handful of US States are poised to legalize sports betting

Handful of US States Are Poised to Legalize Sports Betting

The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand.  Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday.

Betting on Sports America Kicks Off Full Throttle Wednesday

The Meadowlands Exposition Center was adorned with banners for this week's Betting on Sports America. 

WalletHub: Most Gambling Addicted States

WalletHub: Most Gambling Addicted States

WalletHub.com has released its findings for the most gambling addicted US states.