Crime

Report: Shohei Ohtani Ex-Interpreter Betting Funds Converted to Chips in Vegas

The 49-year-old bookie Ohtani's ex-interpreter used allegedly lost $7.9 million at Resorts World between June 2022 and October 2023.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/01/2024

NC 'Fish Arcade' Raids Won't Stop Dave & Buster From Offering Arcade Betting

North Carolina law enforcement says "hell no" to arcade betting in the state where Dave & Buster's has four locations.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/30/2024

Trump Jail Time Odds Shorten as Former President Held in Contempt

Trump Jail Time Odds Shorten as Former President Held in Contempt

The order found the former president in contempt on nine of 10 alleged violations of the gag order preventing him from making public statements about jurors, witnesses, prosecutors, court staff and members of their families.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/30/2024

86 Year Old Mobster Gets Two Years Prison for Punching Out Steakhouse Owner Over Gambling Debt

Prosecutors were hoping the 86-year-old Anthony “Rom” Romanello would get a stiffer sentence having got off rather easily for alleged criminal involvement over the past decade.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/29/2024

Houston Texans Wide Receiver Tank Dell Shot

Ten others also shot at same party by teenage gunman following altercation.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/29/2024

Hitman Won't Be Charged With 1st Degree Murder of Mob-Tied Realtor

Victim did have known ties to notorious organized crime family.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/29/2024

Alleged Bookie, Poker Player Damien LeForbes Among Those Banned From Vegas Casinos

In recent days we are learning that the understaffed Gaming Control Board has now been assisting with an investigation into possible bookie ties to Vegas casino execs.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/28/2024

Lawsuit Highlights Trend of Women Getting Drugged in Vegas Casinos

High roller Dwight Manley is embroiled in a legal battle with MGM, claiming he was drugged at their MGM Grand Mansion high-limit salon back in December 2021.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/26/2024

Gaming Control Board Now Involved in Probe of Alleged Money Laundering in Nevada Casinos

The federal investigation, first reported by the Current in August, landed the GCB in a pickle as they initially told the Las Vegas Review Journal "nothing to see here".

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/25/2024

Washington State Casino Killer Identified as Ricky Josh Fuentes

Could not locate his original target so decided to kill someone else.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/24/2024

Man Was 'Spurting Blood Across the Carpeted Floor of the Casino' Court Docs Reveal

Casino killer could not find the person he initially wanted to kill so decided to murder someone else.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/22/2024

Once Deemed as 'Unfit', Crown Learns it Can Keep Sydney Gaming License

Casino was once featured on 60 Minutes following a probe into money laundering, drugs and sex trafficking.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/22/2024

'Low Life' Sentenced to 7 to 15 Years for Arson That Killed 30 Race Horses

The fire occurred at a Tioga Downs Casino complex in New York back in November with a trainer who attempted to save the animals having suffered second degree burns.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/21/2024

Man Stabbed in Neck By Random Stranger in Washington State Casino Dies

Police have vowed to uncover what drove the suspect to kill the gambler as he remains in custody.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/21/2024

Mixed Martial Arts Bookie Sentenced to Two Years as Part of Mob Probe

“I swear on my mother, if I don’t get my money, I’ll kick your ass,” Frontier once told a deadbeat gambler.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/20/2024

Fish Arcades Net Two With More Than 800 Charges Filed

Law enforcement considers games to be illegal gambling while operators contend these are games of skill.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/19/2024

Indepth Look at How Ohtani's Interpreter Mizuhara Became Players' Lifeline

LA Dodgers super star player Shohei Ohtani became the center of a gambling scandal after it was reported his interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, had committed a "massive theft", stealing $4.5 million from Ohtani's bank account in order to pay off a gambling debt.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/19/2024

Chip Grabbing Felon Latest to Make the Infamous Vegas Black Book

Neal Ahmed Hearne is the latest name to be entered into the book.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/18/2024

Did ’Ndrangheta Mafia Infiltrate Canadian Banks?

‘Ndrangheta mafia’s infiltration into the lucrative Malta i-gambling industry was revealed over the last year.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Apr/18/2024

NBA Bans Raptors' Jontay Porter for Alleged Gambling Violations

Porter is accused of sharing information about a personal injury that was not yet made public with a known sports bettor.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Apr/17/2024

Elvis Jacket Casino Thief Nabbed

Man is alleged to have stolen a jacket once owned by Elvis Presley from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and now faces grand theft charges that could result in up to 30 years in prison.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/17/2024

Shoemaker's Shop was Illegal Gambling Biz for Genovese Crime Family

A co-defendant operated PGWLines and is alleged to have relayed a message to a deadbeat sports bettor: "“Tell him I’m going to put him under the f------g bridge.”

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/16/2024

60 Minutes Dives Into MGM, Caesars Ransom Attack of Last Year

A surprisingly young cohort of hackers paralyzed some of Las Vegas’ biggest hotels and casinos last fall, demanding an exorbitant ransom. The FBI and cybersecurity researchers call them “Scattered Spider." Bill Whitaker reported on the story for 60 Minutes Sunday.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/15/2024

Kids Left Alone in Car for Four Hours at Casino Found Playing in the Street

Kids Left Alone in Car for Four Hours at Casino Found Playing in the Street

The children were left with a cell phone with a dead battery.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/13/2024

Poker Player Dan Shak Reaches Settlement in Illegal Futures Trading 'Spoofing' Case

"While I am confident I could have prevailed at trial, I have concluded the right decision for my family and me is to resolve this matter with no admission of wrongdoing and without the cost, delay, and distraction of protracted litigation," the high stake player tells PokerNews.com.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/11/2024

Ex-Shohei Ohtani Interpreter Actually Stole $16 Million US Attorney Alleges, Faces Up to 30 Years Prison

LA Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani appears to be off the hook in the wake of a gambling scandal involving his former interpreter.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/11/2024

OJ Simpson Dead

OJ Simpson, a former football star later acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/11/2024

'Shootout' at Casino Never Happened, Man Arrested for Calling in False Report

Eight people with multiple firearms.  That was the report dispatch received during the early morning hours Saturday.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/09/2024

Video: LAPD Detains Influencer, Gambler Mikki Mase in Area of 'Shots Fired' Call

LAPD requested more units with rifles and suited up with helmets and extra body armor.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/03/2024

Gambling Scandal: Shohei Ohtani’s Former Manager Believes Star Player...to a Point

Missing $4.5 million from Ohtani bank account is more than the player will be making per year.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/03/2024

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