Crime

Church Elder on Trial for Trying to Hire Hitman With Bitcoin

The Church Elder, Bitcoin and Murder

Prosecutors say Stephen Allwine was engaging in multiple affairs and did not want to lose his position in the church by seeking a divorce.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/26/2018

California Horror House: Siblings Blame Gambling, Drinking, Sexual Trysts

California Horror House: Tales of Gambling and Sexual Trysts

A California couple charged with holding their 13 children hostage under deplorable conditions face a litany of charges that include 12 counts of torture, seven counts of abuse of a dependent adult, six counts of child abuse, and 12 counts of false imprisonment.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/23/2018

Thieves Rob SLS Casino In Las Vegas Nevada

Monday morning is not a good time for SLS Casino. At around 9 am Monday morning, a man jumps right into the casino counter. The man takes money from the casino counter and walks out.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/23/2018

MGM China Now Joins Hands With Fighters Of Modern Day Slavery In Macau

MGM China Now Joins Hands With Fighters Of Modern Day Slavery In Macau

MGM China, a facility that is under MGM Resorts is joining hands in the fight of modern-day slavery.  The casino signs a deal to take part in ending the slave and sex trade to show its commitment. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/21/2018

FBI Investigating New 'Person of Interest' in Vegas Mass Shooting

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at a new person of interest in connection with the October mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead, the county sheriff said.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/19/2018

Police Officers Indicted in Gambling Case Believed Tied to Poker Pro

Federal prosecutors are accusing a current Wichita police officer and a former officer of obstruction of justice for their roles in identifying a suspected undercover officer who was investigating illegal gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/18/2018

Couple Who Ran Illegal Sports Betting Ring Sentenced to a Year

Couple Who Ran Illegal Sports Betting Ring Sentenced to a Year

The husband and wife tandem that ran an illegal sports betting ring out of St. Louis, Missouri between the years 2008 and 2014 have been sentenced to one year behind bars.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2018

Two Men Plead Guilty in Case Involving Wiretapping of Poker Pro's Phones

Two Men Plead Guilty in Case Involving Wiretapping of Poker Pro's Phones

Two man charged with running online sports betting ring and operating illegal poker games

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/15/2018

US Judge to Hear Bid to Unseal Las Vegas Shooting Warrants

US Judge to Hear Bid to Unseal Las Vegas Shooting Warrants

A U.S. judge is being asked to unseal documents telling what federal agents learned before searching properties belonging to the gunman responsible for the Oct. 1 massacre on the Las Vegas Strip.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/12/2018

Suspect in Fatal Hit and Run Captured at Casino

Suspect in Fatal Hit and Run Captured at Casino

A man suspected of fleeing after fatally striking a pedestrian on Interstate 55 in St. Louis is in custody after his arrest at a casino.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/10/2018

Las Vegas Mass Shooter Interacted With Hotel Staff More Than Ten Times Prior to Massacre

 Las Vegas Mass Shooter Interacted With Hotel Staff More Than Ten Times Prior to Massacre

The parent company of the Las Vegas hotel-casino where a gunman opened fire Oct. 1, causing the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history, says hotel staff had more than 10 interactions with Stephen Paddock in the three days leading up to the massacre.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/06/2018

Bookies Behaving Badly Part 18: Platinum Sports Saga Finally Ends With Guilty Plea, Crippled Mom of Three

Man Pleads Guilty in Massive $100 Million Sports Betting Fraud

Gambling911.com is back with its uber popular series "Bookies Behaving Badly" and, in the Part 18 edition, we take a look back at Platinum Sports, one of the most notorious betting ventures in the world of offshore bookmaking

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/04/2018

Bookies Behaving Badly Part 7: Al Ross Was Bad, His Son Denny Was Worse

This article was originally published in November 2015.  OWN featured a Dateline episode profiling this case on January 2, 2018 at 9 am EST with a rebroadcast expected at Midnight.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/02/2018

Poker Player Goes on Another Bank Robbery Spree

Poker Player Goes on Another Bank Robbery Spree

2015 Borgata Summer Open winner Thomas Dougher is up to his old tricks again.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/01/2018

Ashes Ball Tampering Claims 'Ridiculous' Says Bowler: Ashes Outright Odds '18

England pace bowler James Anderson has described as “ridiculous” accusations that he was involved in tampering with the ball during the drawn fourth Ashes test against Australia in Melbourne last week, Reuters reported on New Year’s Day.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/01/2018

Two Las Vegas Casino Security Guards Shot Dead, Shooter Clings to Life

Two Las Vegas Casino Security Guards Shot Dead, Shooter Clings to Life

Two Las Vegas security guards were fatally shot Saturday while investigating a disturbance in a room at a hotel-casino and the suspected shooter is facing critical injuries after turning the gun on himself, police said.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/31/2017

Bitcoin Developer Released After $1m Bitcoin Paid to Kidnappers

Victim said to be "safe" but 'stressed"

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/30/2017

Man Suffers Heavy Gambling Losses, Gets Drunk, Holds 25 Family Members Hostage

Man Suffers Heavy Gambling Losses, Gets Drunk, Holds 25 Family Members Hostage

Investigators said the man got drunk after suffering heavy gambling losses, including machinery from the family’s construction business.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/30/2017

Disgraced Gambling NBA Ref Arrested Again

Disgraced Gambling NBA Ref Arrested Again

Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy, who previously served prison time for fixing NBA games, has been arrested for allegedly wielding a hammer in an incident that led to a felony aggravated assault charge just days before Christmas.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/28/2017

Crypto Entrepreneur Kidnapped in Kiev

Crypto Entrepreneur Kidnapped in Kiev

Authorities in the Ukraine are investigating the kidnapping of 40-year-old Russian programmer and cryptocurrency investor Pavel Lerner in Kiev.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/28/2017

Bitcoin Exchange Youbit Shut Down Following Hack

Bitcoin Exchange Youbit Shut Down Following Hack

A bitcoin exchange, Seoul-based Youbit, has shut down after being hacked, highlighting the perils of trying to cash in on this year's stunning boom in digital currencies. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/20/2017

From USC Football Player to Drug Lord: The Journey of Owen 'O-Dog' Hanson

From USC Football Player to Drug Lord: The Journey of Owen 'O-Dog' Hanson

The blackjack player was blowing through his money but it wasn't troubling him. He was anxious to empty his pockets.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/20/2017

Former USC Football Player Sentenced for Role in Drug, Gambling Crime Operation

Former USC Football Player Sentenced for Role in Drug, Gambling Crime Operation

Man already serving time for his role in ring plead guilty to desecrating family grave of deadbeat gambler

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/17/2017

MGM Gains 10% In Stock Market After Falling During The ‘Vegas Massacre'

MGM Resorts’ stock market value is up by 10%. The figure is from October 2, 2017, fall after the Las Vegas shooting that takes the lives of 58 people.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/15/2017

Caesars Bans Poker Player for Being Named in Legendz Sports Indictment

Caesars Bans Player for Being Named in Legendz Sports Indictment

A player suing Caesars Casino for allegedly banning him had previously worked for the now-defunct Legendz Sports, a company the US Government forced to close in 2013. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/14/2017

Ladbrokes Among 17 Firms Hacked by Cyber Crook Looking to Sell Details for Bitcoin

Ladbrokes Among 17 Firms Hacked by Cyber Crook Looking to Sell Details for Bitcoin

Grant West, 25, admitted illegally obtaining the details of Just Eat, Uber and Ladbrokes customers' accounts in a bid to sell them on the 'dark web' for Bitcoins.  Hundreds of thousands of customers were reportedly impacted.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/14/2017

No Evidence Ashes Test Under Fixing Threat, Says ICC

No Evidence Ashes Test Under Fixing Threat, Says ICC

The ICC are taking allegations in a British newspaper about attempts to organise spot-fixing during the third Ashes test “extremely seriously” but do not think the match has been compromised, global cricket’s governing body said on Thursday.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2017

Arrested Gambino Crime Family Members Were Operating Illegal Sports Betting Ring

Arrested Gambino Crime Family Members Were Operating Illegal Sports Betting Ring

Seven individuals were taken into custody Tuesday morning, charged with loansharking, drug dealing and illegal gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2017

7 Arrested in Mafia Bust Tied to Gambling

7 Arrested in Mafia Bust Tied to Gambling

Federal authorities say they've charged seven men in a racketeering bust targeting illegal gambling and other mafia-related activities on Long Island.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2017

Credit Card Scammer Pleads Guilty But Declares Bankruptcy Due to Gambling Losses

Credit Card Scammer Pleads Guilty But Declares Bankruptcy Due to Gambling Losses

A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to his role in a credit card scam that racked up almost $166,000 in debt.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/12/2017

Breaking News

Group B Updated Odds to Win - 2018 World Cup: Spain, Portugual, Iran

While Spain and Portugal still have the best chance of advancing to the Group of 16, Iran will do so with a shock win over Portugal.

More Women Verbally Attacked on the Poker Floor, Pavillion Staff Do Nothing

Women players being verbally attacked on the poker floor continues to be a huge issue with little sign of letting up.  On Sunday night, female poker pro Kathy Liebert tweeted out yet another incident.

Iran vs. Portugal Betting Tips, Latest Odds - 25 June - World Cup

Gambling911.com has your Iran vs. Portugal betting tips and odds.