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1,400 Arrested in Massive Interpol Euro 2020 Sting

1,400 Arrested in Massive Interpol Euro 2020 Sting

An Interpol operation targeting illegal gambling during Euro 2020 led to 1,400 arrests and the seizure of $7.9 million (6.7 million euros) in cash, the Lyon-based global crime agency reported on Tuesday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/14/2021

Suzie Zhao Murder Trial Delayed Until 2022: Poker Pro Burned Alive

Suzie Zhao Murder Trial Delayed Until 2022: Poker Pro Burned Alive

The new date has been set at January 3rd, 2022.  Jury selection was initially expected to take place this week in Oakland County, Michigan following two previous delays.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/13/2021

Japan Ex-Official Gets Prison Term in Casino Bribery Case

Japan Ex-Official Gets Prison Term in Casino Bribery Case

A Tokyo court on Tuesday sentenced to four years in prison a former top government official for taking bribes from a gambling company, in a high-profile case that has added to the political woes of Japan's outgoing prime minister ahead of elections this year.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/07/2021

Man Leaving Illegal Gambling Den Ambushed, Shot (Video)

A man leaving an illegal gambling den in Upper Manhattan with a handful of cash was ambushed by a pair of gunmen then shot.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/06/2021

WETBash: Spanky’s Biggest Gamble Ever as he Dodges Bullet

WETBash: Spanky’s Biggest Gamble Ever as he Dodges Bullet

Catastrophic flooding occurs in Jersey City exactly one week after BetBash took place.  Plus we look at the week that was with a DC-publication digging deep into the kidnapping and murder of 5Dimes founder Sean "Tony" Creighton and the Miami BSV blockchain show that left attendees mesmerized and hungry for more.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/03/2021

R. Kelly Trial Witness: Women Twerked to Get Piece of Cake, Girlfriends Had to Fight Each Other

R. Kelly Trial Witness: Women Twerked to Get Piece of Cake, Girlfriends Had to Fight Each Other

A day after a witness claimed R. Kelly kept a young lady under his garage’s boxing ring for sex, a former employee got on the stand and testified that the disgraced R&B superstar once had his girlfriends fight one another as punishment for misbehavior, The New York Daily News Reports.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/31/2021

Calvin Ayre: 'Binance is Organized Crime'

Calvin Ayre: 'Binance is Organized Crime'

In doing so via his Twitter account, Ayre tweeted out a piece from the Times of London that declares "Binance is ‘not capable’ of proper supervision".  The damning report was published on Thursday.  Plus: Come Join Gambling911 at the BSV Blockchain Conference in Miami September 1

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/26/2021

Massachusetts Father, Sons Charged in $20M Lottery Scam

Massachusetts Father, Sons Charged in $20M Lottery Scam

A Massachusetts family who authorities say claimed more than $20 million in lottery winnings has been charged in a lottery and tax fraud scheme, according to court records unsealed this week.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/25/2021

Documentary on 5Dimes Owner's Disappearance Seeks Answers

Documentary on 5Dimes Owner's Disappearance Seeks Answers

Sean "Tony" Creighton of Bridgeport, West Virginia disappeared September 25, 2018, reportedly ambushed by five armed men in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/24/2021

Poker Player Jailed for Assault in Underground Game

Poker Player Jailed for Assault in Underground Game

The host of an underground poker game in Singapore has been arrested after allegedly stealing a cellphone and $51,000 from a player's bank account.  He was also charged with assault.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/24/2021

Once Kidnapped, Shot Poker Pro Looks to Make Comeback With New Book

4 Bullets will be about his many crazy adventures that include owing drug dealers and being left for dead in an alley as well as his one year recovery.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/23/2021

BTC Mixer Helix Founder Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering, Could Spend 20 Years Behind Bars

BTC Mixer Helix Founder Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering, Could Spend 20 Years Behind Bars

The founder of Helix, a Bitcoin mixing service, is accused of assisting criminals with the movement of around 350,000 BTC.  Larry Dean Harmon plead guilty this week to laundering more than $300,000 million worth of BTC from 2014 to 2017.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/21/2021

Fugitive Sports Handicapper on the Lam Sentenced to Four Years Prison

A federal district judge in West Palm Beach sentenced a Boca Raton resident who was on the lam for 15 years to 48 months in prison for duping victims into sending him money to open offshore or Las Vegas casino gambling accounts, which he never did.  The judge also ordered the defendant to pay over $600,000 in restitution to his victims.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/18/2021

K-pop Star Seungri Gets 3 Years in Prison for Prostitution, Gambling Scandal

K-pop Star Seungri Gets 3 Years in Prison for Prostitution, Gambling Scandal

He was charged and sentenced by a South Korean military court for providing illegal sex services for foreign investors, habitually gambling in Las Vegas and other crimes.  Additionally, Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, was fined nearly $1 million.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/14/2021

Famed Vegas Mobster Dead at 79: Was Inspiration for Film "Mob on the Run"

Famed Vegas Mobster Dead at 79: Was Inspiration for Film "Mob on the Run"

A famed mobster who once ran the Stardust, Hacienda, Fremont, and Mariana hotel and casinos in Las Vegas has died at the age of 79.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/12/2021

Former NBA, College Basketball Player Once Shot By Robber Charged With Illegal Gambling

Former NBA, College Basketball Player Once Shot By Robber Charged With Illegal Gambling

Former Memphis Tigers and Grizzlies player Antonio Burks was found to have in his possession two poker tables, chips, cards, ledgers, surveillance cameras, and placards reading "Burks Poker Palace Rules" after a search of his home, according to police.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/11/2021

Massive Chicago Area Gambling Ring Preyed on College Kids, Prosecutors Contend

Massive Chicago Area Gambling Ring Preyed on College Kids, Prosecutors Contend

Assistant U.S. Attorney Terry Kinney insisted in a court memo Monday that Matthew Namoff, 25, deserves to spend time behind bars for his role in “facilitated gambling by underage students”.  Namoff was part of a massive Chicago area gambling ring run by Vincent “Uncle Mick” DelGiudice with one of the accused even pardoned by former US President Donald Trump.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/10/2021

Evander Kane’s Teammates Don't Want Him on Team Following Gambling Claims

Evander Kane’s Teammates Don't Want Him on Team Following Gambling Claims

Reports surfaced this weekend that Evander Kane’s teammates do not want him returning to the San Jose Sharks.  Kane was accused by his estranged wife of gambling on his own games, allegations he has since denied.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/08/2021

Man Arrested for Scaling 60 Story Aria Resorts to Protest Mask Mandates

Man Arrested for Scaling 60 Story Aria Resorts to Protest Mask Mandates

22-year-old Maison Des Champs has been arrested after climbing the 60-story Aria Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in protest of the COVID-19 mask mandate.  Casinos have imposed the new mandates following a surge in Covid-19 cases throughout the US in recent weeks.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/06/2021

Multi-Million Dollar CoinGeek Crime Bounty Program Launches

Multi-Million Dollar CoinGeek Crime Bounty Program Launches

Plus a new digital asset bill introduced in US would require regulators to define DeFi rules, Saudi Aramco— Saudi's biggest oil exporter, denied its alleged involvement in #BTC mining activities in an official statement and BSV blockchain has set a new world record for the largest daily average block size on a Bitcoin network.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/06/2021

Casino Chip Bandit Arrested, Charged With Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property

Casino Chip Bandit Arrested, Charged With Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property

James Stewart, 29, of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, has been arrested and charged with theft of lost or mislaid property after stealing another man's chips at the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, police said.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/06/2021

Women Who Shot Boyfriend Dead at Illegal Gambling Business Sentenced, Claimed He Was Intruder

Women Who Shot Boyfriend Dead at Illegal Gambling Business Sentenced, Claimed He Was Intruder

47-year-old Stacey Jeanie Peters will serve 10 years in prison for the murder of her estranged boyfriend.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/05/2021

California Fintech, Founders Settle SEC Crypto Fraud Claims

California Fintech, Founders Settle SEC Crypto Fraud Claims

The SEC said in filings in Los Angeles federal court on Wednesday that Uulala Inc and founders Oscar Garcia and Matthew Loughran raised $9 million from investors between 2017 and 2019 through an unregistered initial coin offering.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/05/2021

Bitcoin Ecosystem Rallies to Repel Doomed Re-Org Attacks

Bitcoin Ecosystem Rallies to Repel Doomed Re-Org Attacks

The attacks work like this: a miner accumulates hash power and creates a chain of competing BSV blocks in secret, which contain transactions written to benefit the attacker, such as by double-spending BSV by appearing to deposit it into an exchange wallet.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/05/2021

824 Arrests in Euro 2020 Gambling Bust

824 Arrests in Euro 2020 Gambling Bust

Hong Kong police on Monday arrested 824 and seized records detailing HK$3.6 billion worth of bets tied to an illegal sports gambling ring.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/03/2021

NHL Begins Probe of Sharks Evander Kane Allegations: Bet on Own Games

NHL Begins Probe of Sharks Evander Kane Allegations: Bet on Own Games

Dan Lust via Twitter reports that the NHL announced a full investigation into allegations that Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks has been betting on his own games with bookies.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/01/2021

Poker Pro Salman Behbehani Remains in Jail After Large Stash of Party Drugs Found on Private Jet

The haul found on board his private jet reportedly included 80g crystal methamphetamine, a highly addictive drug commonly used among gay men during sex, and 315g cocaine.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/28/2021

Police Officer Rescues Baby Left in Hot Car as Man Gambles in Casino, Bodycam Footage Revealed (Video)

Police Officer Rescues Baby Left in Hot Car as Man Gambles in Casino, Bodycam Footage Reveals (Video)

A Las Vegas man was arrested after he left a child inside a hot car while gambling at a North Las Vegas casino and now new body cam footage shows the harrowing ordeal.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/28/2021

Bloomberg: DOJ Probing Tether of Bank Fraud

Bloomberg: DOJ Probing Tether of Bank Fraud

A U.S. probe into Tether, a digital token widely used to trade Bitcoin, is looking into whether executives behind the digital token committed bank fraud, a potential criminal case that would have broad implications for the cryptocurrency market, according to a report filed by Bloomberg News Monday morning.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/26/2021

Feds Raid Home of Offshore Sportsbook Owner, Husband of Costa Rica Super Model

Gary Austin ran tout services, sportsbooks in Costa Rica, before that, Vegas.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/24/2021

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Shock Poll as Charlie Crist Leads Ron DeSantis After Migrant Flight: Latest Odds

Shock Poll as Charlie Crist Leads Ron DeSantis After Migrant Flight: Latest Odds

BetOnline still has Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis a -1500 favorite to be re-elected this November, but there could be some value in betting on his opponent, Democrat Charlie Crist.

Cowboys and 49ers Seeing Heavy Public Backing From Bettors in Week 3

Cowboys and 49ers Seeing Heavy Public Backing From Bettors in Week 3

Dave Mason advises that the public has been backing the 49ers and Cowboys heavy coming into Week 3.

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