Crime

Poker Pro Ali Fazeli Pleads Guilty Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

A poker pro accused of orchestrating a $multimillion SuperBowl ticket scam that victimized the likes of Erik Seidel, John Juanda and Zach Clark has plead guilty to wire fraud. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/11/2018

Elderly Man Beaten and Robbed Insider MGM Detroit

71- year old Clearance Kimbrough was beaten and robbed on the 6th floor of the MGM Casino parking garage Saturday morning. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/08/2018

Online Gambling Ring Tied to Mansion Taken Down

Online Gambling Ring Tied to Mansion Destroyed

The Police Department of High-Tech Crime Prevention (C50) under the Ministry of Public Security in Vietnam arrested Nguyễn Như Hoàng – a member of an online gambling ring via the website named M88.com, in HCM City on Saturday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/08/2018

Scarlett Johansson May Take on Role of Trans Mobster

Scarlett Johansson is facing a Hollywood backlash for taking on the role of a transgender mobster.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/06/2018

India's Ruling Party Caught Up in Bitcoin Scam

India's Ruling Party Caught Up in Bitcoin Scam

India’s largest political party, the Indian National Congress (INC), accused the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) of orchestrating what could equate to a $12.78 billion bitcoin scam on Thursday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/05/2018

Three Dallas Police Officers Tied to Gambling Probe Turn Themselves in

Three Dallas SWAT officers accused of gambling promotion turned themselves in Thursday.  A fourth officer has a warrant out for his arrest.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/29/2018

Gangster’s Stepson was Kingpin of Multi Million Dollar Gambling Ring

Gangster’s Stepson was Kingpin of Multimillion Dollar Gambling Ring

Last year, police discovered the remains of Donald Eugene Webb, a career criminal who allegedly killed a Pennsylvania police chief in 1980.  His body was found buried in his former wife’s yard in Dartmouth, MA.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/28/2018

CBC: How Institutional Infighting Allowed Money Laundering to Flourish at B.C. Casinos

CBC: How Institutional Infighting Allowed Money Laundering to Flourish at B.C. Casinos

British Columbia AG David Eby Claims officials turned a 'blind eye' to money laundering for years 'despite mounting evidence'.  Much of that money laundering occurred in casinos.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/28/2018

Creep Travels Halfway Across Globe to Harass Teen Gamer, Gets Shot by Mom

A 26-year-old New Zealand pervert is fighting for his life after flying halfway across the globe on various connecting flights then traveling by bus to harass a 14-year-old girl he met on a gaming app.  Her mother shot him in the neck.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/27/2018

Large Scale Money Laundering in BC Casinos: System Failure

Surveillance video from River Rock casino shown at David Eby’s news conference appears to support the notion that British Columbia casinos have engaged in significant money laundering.  

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/27/2018

Japanese Police Crack Down on Some Cryptocurrency Users

Japanese Police Crack Down on Some Cryptocurrency Users

Say what?Japanese Police have been cracking down on users of remote mining software apps, such as Coinhive, without their website visitors’ consent....

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/24/2018

Naked Man Goes on Attack in Casino, Subdued by Police

A naked man on the attack inside a popular casino had to be subdued by police officers.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/20/2018

More Than $30M in Cryptocurrencies Stolen From One of World's Largest Exchanges

Bithumb, an exchange based in South Korea, confirmed Wednesday that some $30 million worth of cryptocurrencies have been stolen from it.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/20/2018

High Stakes Homicide: Investigation Discovery's 'Reasonable Doubt' Profiles Kim Cain Case

High Stakes Homicide: Investigation Discovery's 'Reasonable Doubt' Profiles Kim Cain Case

Pest control worker Kim Cain was convicted of murdering a 71-year-old Palm Beach socialite after she apparently found him stealing her jewelry to support his gambling addiction.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/18/2018

Reputed Mobster, Construction Boss Allegedly Threatened Contractor, His Family

Reputed Mobster, Construction Boss Allegedly Threatened Contractor, His Family

An associate of the Bonanno crime family and a construction boss are accused of threatening a contractor and his family.  Both men were hauled into court this past week.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/16/2018

East Asian Betting Syndicates Engage in Illegal Means for World Cup Betting

East Asian Betting Syndicates Engage in Illegal Means for World Cup Betting

Illegal online sports betting around the globes come in many forms. Antiquated laws with no teeth to enforce anti-gambling laws is one thing. Using high tech software solutions as part of money laundering schemes involving cryptocurrencies is a totally different situation.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/14/2018

Bitcoin Down 10 Percent Following Cryptocurrency Exchange Hack

Bitcoin Down 10 Percent Following Cryptocurrency Exchange Hack

The price of bitcoin tumbled Sunday on news of a major hack at South Korea's Coinrail exchange.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/10/2018

Man Sought in Slaying of Couple at Circus Circus Casino Hotel in Vegas Captured

The Latest on the arrest of a man sought as the suspect in the killing of two Vietnamese tourists at a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/10/2018

Insider Trading Charges Against Former Amaya CEO Thrown Out

A Quebec court judge has ended an insider trading case against the former CEO of online gaming company Amaya and his co-accused.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/06/2018

Gotti figure 'Big Tony' Gets New Trial in Florida Mob Death

Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello should get a new trial in the purportedly mob-connected slaying of Florida businessman in a power struggle over a lucrative fleet of gambling ships, a Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/06/2018

Poker Pro Nicky Palma Accused of Sexual Assault and Scamming Players

Poker Pro Nicky Palma Accused of Sexual Assault and Scamming Players

Poker pro Tim Reilly lashed out at fellow pro Nicky Palma, accusing him of scamming backers.  As if that weren't enough, Palma's ex-girlfriend chimed in claiming that he committed sexual assault and battery on her.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/06/2018

16 ex-Israel Credit Cards Execs to Pay $4.5m for Clearing Online Gambling Sites, Porn

Plus Tribe that owns Foxwoods suspends Chief after crashing into a commuter train while under the influence and man clad in Borgata t-shirt keeps snatching women's purses from stores.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/05/2018

Couple Found Stabbed to Death in Circus Circus Vegas Casino Hotel Room

Plus Pope encourages Mafia-plagued town to 'take law's side' and priest accused of stealing $42,000 to fuel gambling addiction faces felony charges.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/04/2018

MediaLive Casino Ltd Insists No Ties to Italian Mafia ....Just Didn't Pay All Their Taxes

Last October, during an Italian parliamentary visit to Malta, Italian Democratic Party senator Rosy Bindi called for greater cooperation from Malta authorities to curtail organized crime.

Submitted by Guest on, May/28/2018

Phil 'The Poker Brat' Hellmuth Gets Lambasted for Defending 'Jesus'

Phil 'The Poker Brat' Hellmuth Gets Lambasted for Defending 'Jesus'

The other day we reported on how Chris "Jesus" Ferguson finally got around to apologizing for his role in a 2011 ponzi scheme that left customers of Full Tilt Poker screwed until the U.S. Government stepped in to rescue them.

Submitted by Guest on, May/27/2018

Man Who Ran Sports Betting Operation for 14 Years Pleads Guilty

Plus two men accused of robbing a casino back in February will now face trial in a federal court....They were found an hour after that robbery at another nearby casino.

Submitted by Guest on, May/27/2018

13-Year-Old Bitcoin Kidnap Victim Found Safe

Plus: US government opens criminal probe into bitcoin price manipulation

Submitted by Guest on, May/26/2018

London Police Seize Bitcoin Worth $667,000 From Hacker

London police have seized half a million pounds ($667,000) worth of bitcoin from a prolific computer hacker in a case described as the first of its kind for the 188-year-old department.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/26/2018

Sheriff Apologizes for Leaving Revolver in Casino Ladies Bathroom

A county sheriff in Nevada apologized Tuesday for leaving her handgun unattended in a casino restroom last week, after posting an online message calling the incident embarrassing and seeking forgiveness from voters just three weeks ahead of her re-election bid.

Submitted by Guest on, May/23/2018

Arrests Made in 3betpanda Texas Card House Shooting

Two individuals have been arrested for the April 30 shooting of poker player Tom ‘3BetPanda’ Steinback outside an Austin, Texas area "Card House" off Highway 183.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/22/2018

Breaking News

bitcoin on the rise

Is Bitcoin Back On The Rise? Plus Why It Matters To Online Bookies

Some have sounded the alarm that Bitcoin’s back on the rise. If Bitcoin shifts from a downward trend to an upward trend, online bookies stand to benefit.

Poker is officially a sport in Ukraine starting 2018

Poker is officially a sport in Ukraine starting 2018

It is official, Ukraine’s lawmakers decided that poker is a sport!

South Dakota Could Soon Get Sports Betting With Deadwood Request

South Dakota Could Soon Get Sports Betting With Deadwood Request

Four years after South Dakota enthusiastically voted to allow Deadwood casino patrons to play keno, craps and roulette, a gambling industry group plans to ask state lawmakers for a 2020 ballot measure to bring legal sports betting to the historic mining town.