Crime

Randy Meisner Imposter Still Conning at Super Bowl in Vegas

The infamous Randy Meisner imposter (the real Meisner used to play with the Eagles) is fast losing ground thanks partly to the iPhone/Blackberry and a little help from Gambling911.com.  2009 Wor

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/04/2009

Online Gambling Magnate Arrested in Bangkok

Indian online gambling tycoon, Karan Singh Thakral, has been arrested in Bangkok Thailand.  The man was taken into custody on Wednesday, authorities announced.

Pol Maj-Gen Pongpat said Mr Thakral, 39, was part of the online gambling network focusing mostly on football betting.  The operation is estimated to have took in a turnover of 3.2 billion of baht, equivalent to around US$2.5 billion.

Pol Maj-Gen Pongpat said Mr Thakral had pleaded not guilty to the charge but police had enough evidence from previous arrests to prosecute him.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/04/2009

Michael Phelps Could Face Charges for Bong Pipe Incident

14-time gold medal Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is facing charges following a much publicized incident this past weekend.  Phelps admitte

Poker Pro Harassed by Feds: Suspected of Being Drug Dealer

Professional poker player David Peat says he was rousted at an airport by Federal agents who thought he was a drug dealer because he was carrying a lot of cash.

Peat, of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, earlier this week relayed the harrowing tale at the poker-themed posting forum, www.twoplustwo.com

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/02/2009

More Than 50 Poker Machines Seized in Multi-Cities Raids

Police in both Chicago and New York raided two illegal gambling venues, seizing over 50 poker machines over the weekend.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/01/2009

Poker Mayhem in London as Affiliates Involved in Brawl

The award-winning Novotel London West in Hammersmith, West London, was the scene of a massive brawl late Friday involving members of two different online poker affiliate groups.   Police were cal

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/30/2009

Breaking News: Fight Breaks Out at CAP London

A brawl involving organizers of Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) and the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association has broken out in the London hotel where a CAP affiliate event was taking place.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/30/2009

Super Bowl Betting, Online Poker Illegal in Washington State

It's that time of year again when everyone will be betting on the Super Bowl.....Everyone except those poor souls living up in Washington State.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/29/2009

Robinho Arrested in Sex Assault Shocker

MANCHESTER (AFP) - Manchester City and Brazil striker Robinho has been arrested and bailed over allegations of a serious sexual assault in a nightclub, police said Wednesday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/28/2009

Nick Cosmo Gambled Away $370 Mil in Ponzi Scheme

Last week, Gambling911.com was alerted that someone we knew had been burnt for close to $40,000 in an apparent ponzi scheme originating from Long Island, New York.  We learned the individual's nam

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/27/2009

2009 Super Bowl Gambling: Who Will be Arrested First?

Gambling911.com has been reporting on the countless number of betting props for this year's Super Bowl but how about sinking your teeth into this one?  A 2009 Super Bowl gambling prop on which pla

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/27/2009

Latest Agape World Ponzi Scheme Involved Gambling Debts

Another alleged ponzi scheme has wiped people out of millions and this one reportedly has ties to gambling. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/27/2009

Poker Pro Amarillo Slim Beaten and Robbed

News broke Thursday night that 80-year old poker legend Amarillo Slim was robbed and assaulted in his hometown of Amarillo, Texas.  

Allegedly, the former World Series of Poker Champion was attempting to obtain collateral on a debt owed to him.  The debt he was owed was $3,000 and he was merely trying to collect some kind of down payment on the amount.  According to Amarillo Police Lieutenant Jim McKenny, Slim met his assailant at an agreed to location, an open field where he thought he would be picking up some type of 4-wheeler as the collateral.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/24/2009

Why Online Gambling Websites Require So Much Documentation

A lot of people balk at the idea that online gambling websites require various forms of documentation faxed in - often at the time of payout requests.  Some would argue that such documentation nee

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/23/2009

China’s Biggest Online Gambling Case on Trial

Twenty suspects in arguably the country's biggest online gambling case, involving 6.6 billion yuan ($966 million), stood trial in Shanghai yesterday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2009

Vietnamese-American Walks Free After Online Gambling Conviction

Having spent 6 months in a Vietnam prison, a Vietnamese-American was allowed to walk free this week. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/15/2009

Hush Hush Call Girl Ring in Charlotte had Panthers as Johns

The Carolina Panthers got dismantled on their home field this past weekend by a team that had only won 3 of its last 24 games on the East Coast.  And while everyone was talking about the Arizona C

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jan/12/2009

Former Indicted Miami Beach Mayor Advise to Ayre: RUN!

It's becoming more and more obvious that the United States government wants Bodog founder Calvin Ayre and they want him badly.  This week Gambling911.com learned that the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/09/2009

The Anurag Dikshit Stimulus Package

In 2009 the United States government will be receiving a stimulus package from the most unlikely of individuals.  PartyGaming co-founder and billionaire, Anurag Dikshit, has agreed to forfeit more

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/08/2009

IRS Goes After Bodog

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has filed court documents describing how Bodog used a string of companies in Malta to circumvent U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/07/2009

Online Gambling Industry Outraged Over Terrorist Story

Many in the online gambling sector have been expressing disgust over a piece that ran in the London Telegraph this past week.  Considering Internet gambling in nearly all forms is embraced through

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/05/2009

December a Bad Month For Sopranos Stars

December 2008 was not good for a few former Sopranos stars.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jan/01/2009

Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard Arrested for Assault

English footballer Steven Gerrard has been arrested following an assault at a nightclub. 

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Dec/29/2008

Sahara Casino Armed Robbery Suspect Mug Caught on Tape

Las Vegas police have released stills of a man caught on video who is believed to have taken part in a robbery at the Sahara Casino two weeks ago.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/29/2008

PartyGaming is a Scary One-Eyed Monster With Little Bite

PartyGaming, once the world's largest online poker firm with more than half the market and a darling of the London Stock Exchange, has gone into free fall in recent years.  Amazingly, despite losi

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/29/2008

Doyle Brunson: Anurag Dikshit is Appropriately Named

In his latest blog, the man behind one of online poker's fastest growing rooms, Doylesroom.com, speaks candidly about Anurag D

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/28/2008

South Korea: Internet Gambling Charges Up 700 Percent

This year, 1,681 people have been charged with illegal gambling over the Internet in South Korea compared to just 248 this year.  The rationale behind this:  In a struggling economy desperate peo

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/26/2008

PartyGaming Founder May Not Be Out Of Woods Yet

The online gambling sector was a little stunned last week when news first broke on sites such as Gambling911.com that PartyGaming co-founder, Anurag Dikshit, pled guilty to illegal Internet gamblin

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/22/2008

Dikshit Prison Term Like Time At Resort Compared to India Jails

Anurag Dikshit, a co-founder of PartyGaming, pled guilty last week to illegal Internet gambling and agreed to cooperate with the U.S.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Dec/22/2008

Breaking News

Beto Now the 5-1 Favorite to Become Democratic Nominee for the 2020 Presidential Election

Beto Now the 5-1 Favorite to Become Democratic Nominee for the 2020 Presidential Election

Beto O'Rourke was now coming in at 5-1 odds of becoming the Democratic Nominee for the 2020 US Presidential Election.

Twitter Users Think Poker Players Are Unethical

Twitter Users Think Poker Players Are Unethical

British poker player and Twitter user Patrick Leonard recently conducted an unscientific survey that found a majority of Twitter followers feel poker players lack ethics. 

Massachusetts, Rhode Island Residents Await Sportsbook Opening

Massachusetts, Rhode Island Residents Await Sportsbook Opening

Those in and around the Boston area will soon have a sportsbook within a 40 minute to 1-hour drive should the New England Patriots be playing in the 2019 Super Bowl.  Providence residence are in even better luck as that sportsbook is set to open just 15 minutes outside the city limits.