Crime

FBI Hunts for Bitcoin Scammers in Massive Twitter Hack

FBI Hunts for Bitcoin Scammers in Massive Twitter Hack

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading an inquiry into the Twitter hacking, according to sources familiar with the situation, as more Washington lawmakers raised alarms about the breach of high-profile accounts on the social media platform.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jul/16/2020

Man Who Ran Online Sportsbooks Sentenced to 15 Months Prison

Man Who Ran Online Sportsbooks Sentenced to 15 Months Prison

A Kentucky man has been sentenced to one year and three months in prison for operating an illegal gambling operation on the internet. 

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/13/2020

Video Evidence NFL Players Involved in Poker Game Armed Robbery

Video Evidence NFL Players Involved in Poker Game Armed Robbery

The New York Daily News reports that video evidence, Instagram DMs, and testimony show payoff cover-ups for NFL players DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar tied to an alleged armed robbery that occurred on May 13 in Miramar, Fla.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/10/2020

Butcher Facing Federal Gambling Charges

Butcher Facing Federal Gambling Charges

A North Shore butcher tangled up more than a decade ago over accusations of illegal sports gambling now faces criminal charges in federal court, prosecutors announced Thursday.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/10/2020

Popular Gambling App Exposed Millions of Users in Massive Data Leak

Popular Gambling App Exposed Millions of Users in Massive Data Leak

VPNMentor published the report about a leak affecting Clubillion, a free online casino game available for iOS and Android, offering players 30+ free slot games.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/07/2020

Bettors Exploit BetMGM Error, RHONJ Ex Hires Mobster to Attack Husband

Bettors Exploit BetMGM Error, RHONJ Ex Hires Mobster to Attack Husband

Bettors in Las Vegas last weekend exploited a mistake by BetMGM and wagered on baseball games that had already started, thus giving them an incredibly strong chance to win tens of thousands of dollars.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/30/2020

Victims of Gambling Scheme Should Receive Portion of NFL QB Retirement Funds

Victims of Gambling Scheme Should Receive Portion of NFL QB Retirement Funds

Multiple individuals defrauded in a scheme perpetrated by an ex-Ohio State and NFL quarterback and his accomplice should receive money from the former player’s share of a national concussion settlement, an Ohio prosecutor is arguing.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/25/2020

Poker Playing Porn Star Charged With Rape

Poker Playing Porn Star Charged With Rape

One of the world's biggest porn stars and a noted celebrity poker player, Ron Jeremy, has been charged with sexually assaulting four women.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/23/2020

Sports Gambling Handle Rises in Indiana

Indiana’s May total sports betting handle was $37,334,940, an increase of 41.9% from April’s $26,304,128, according to figures released Wednesday by the Indiana Gaming Commission. Sports betting revenue in May was $3,179,968, up 103.9% from April’s $1,559,884. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/11/2020

Hackers Move $800K, $1.4 Bil in Crypto Stolen, $5M Reward for Crypto Superintendent

77.644901 BTC (796,638 USD) of stolen funds was transferred from a Bitfinex Hack 2016 to an unknown wallet this past week.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/06/2020

North Korea Accused of Cyber Attacks on Crypto Exchanges

The Justice Department has accused a network of North Korean and Chinese citizens of secretly advancing North Korea’s nuclear weapons program by channeling at least $2.5 billion in illicit payments through hundreds of front companies.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/28/2020

Phil Mickelson a "Known Rat" in Billy Walters Case Claims Pro Bettor

A popular sports bettor might not have been on board with wagering on Sunday's much hyped "The Match: Champions for Charity".

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/24/2020

Cody Latimer Threatened to “Kill Everybody” at Poker Home Game, Dunbar Pleads Not Guilty

NFL Star Cody Latimer Threatened to “Kill Everybody” at Poker Home Game

Washington Redskins wide receiver Cody Latimer is accused of "threatening to kill everyone" at a home poker game after it was alleged an individual in attendance had committed a sexual assault on his 4-year-old son.  The incident occurred Friday night and just days after two other NFL players were accused in an armed robbery at a poker game.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/21/2020

Judge Grants NFL’s Quinton Dunbar $100k Bond for Alleged Role in Card Game Armed Robbery

Judge Grants NFL’s Quinton Dunbar $100k Bond for Alleged Role in Card Game Armed Robbery

A judge has granted the Seattle Seahawks Quinton Dunbar $100k bond and the New York Giants Deandre Baker $200k for their alleged roles in a Miramar, Florida burglary.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/17/2020

NFL Cornerback Charged With Armed Robbery at Card Game Surrenders to Authorities

NFL Cornerback Charged With Armed Robbery at Card Game Surrenders to Authorities

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar and New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker have been charged with four counts of armed robbery at a card game in Miramar, Florida Wednesday night.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/16/2020

Michael Jordan Puts Gambling Suspension Rumors to Rest

Michael Jordan Puts Gambling Suspension Rumors to Rest

At the end of his 1992-1993 season, at age 31, Jordan said goodbye to the Chicago Bulls and the NBA in general.  Many speculated throughout the years that Jordan was actually suspended for gambling.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/11/2020

Investigators Search for 'Crypto Queen' as Part of OneCoin Lawsuit

Investigators Search for 'Crypto Queen' as Part of OneCoin Lawsuit

In mid-April, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the unsealed indictment tied to the Onecoin cofounder Sebastian Greenwood. At the same time, U.S. Judge Valerie Caproni had placed a stay order on the case against Greenwood, Konstantin Ignatov, Mark Scott and David Pike.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/04/2020

Poker Clubs Allege Malicious Prosecution in Recently Filed Suit

Poker Clubs Allege Malicious Prosecution in Recently Filed Suit

The targets of a failed gambling probe last year by Harris County prosecutors sued District Attorney Kim Ogg this week, alleging malicious prosecution and false arrest.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/02/2020

Gambling Addicted Attorney Who Ripped Off 96-Year-Old Woman Gets 46 Months Prison

Disgraced and disbarred attorney John K. Conner lost his appeal and will serve a 46 month prison sentence after being found guilty of draining the bank account of a 96-year-old woman to fuel his gambling addiction.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/30/2020

More Mobsters Being Released From Prison Due to Coronavirus

More Mobsters Being Released From Prison Due to Coronavirus

Daniel (Shrek) Capaldo, a Staten Islander and alleged Colombo crime family associate, and Eugene (Boobsie) Castelle, a Staten Island man and reputed soldier in the Lucchese organized crime family, were released from a Staten Island prison out of fear they might catch the coronavirus.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/29/2020

Famed Pro Sports Bettor Billy Walters to be Released From Prison

Famed Pro Sports Bettor Billy Walters to be Released From Prison

73-year-old professional sports bettor Billy Walters is expected to be released from a federal prison this weekend in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/29/2020

Bitcoin is No Good for Illicit Activity And Here's Why... Blockchain's Covid Solution?

Bitcoin is No Good for Illicit Activity And Here's Why... Blockchain's Covid Solution?

“Bitcoin is incredibly simple to freeze,” says Dr. Craig Wright, meaning it “will never be a good system for illicit markets.”

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/26/2020

US Golf Pro and Teacher Girlfriend Gunned Down Quarantining in Mexico

US Golf Pro and Teacher Girlfriend Gunned Down Quarantining in Mexico

An American golf pro and his teacher girlfriend were gunned down while quarantining in Mexico on Monday April 20.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/25/2020

Massive Brooklyn Gambling Party Busted Despite Covid-19 Orders

Massive Brooklyn Gambling Party Busted Despite Covid-19 Orders

What was at first thought to be a video shoot turned out to be a massive party that featured illegal gambling.  As many as 60 people turned out to the Canarsie, Brooklyn event in violation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's "New York State on Pause" orders.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/19/2020

This Casino Bartender Faces Felony for Undercharging Drinks During Pandemic

This Casino Bartender Faces Felony for Undercharging Drinks During Pandemic

The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office on Friday formally charged Jaime Rodriguez, 50, on a felony charge of theft of personal property by a hotel employee.  He is accused of undercharging $36.41 in drinks during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/17/2020

"In Ice Cold Blood” on Oxygen Details How Poker Pro Ernie Scherer Brutally Killed Parents

"In Ice Cold Blood” on Oxygen Details How Poker Pro Ernie Scherer Brutally Killed Parents

Ernie Scherer got in over his head financially and beat his parents, Ernest and Charlene, to death for a $2 million inheritance. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/08/2020

SC Prosecutors: Deputy Took Bribes to Protect Gamblers

SC Prosecutors: Deputy Took Bribes to Protect Gamblers

A deputy in South Carolina took money from illegal gamblers for five years to protect them from the law and kept feeding them information after the payments stopped, authorities said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/03/2020

MGM Springfield Taken For $30k By Brazen Cheat

MGM Springfield Taken For $30k By Brazen Cheat

The MGM hotel and casino in Springfield, Massachusetts is suing an individual for allegedly engaging in one of the oldest cheats in the books.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/03/2020

The Gambling911.com Crime Blog: Two Mobsters Seek Release From Prison Due to Coronavirus

The Gambling911.com Crime Blog

Welcome to the Gambling911.com Crime Blog, all the latest news and social media stories about gambling-related crime as well as organized crime.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/01/2020

Too Little, Too Late: NJ Suspends Servis, Six Others

Too Little, Too Late: NJ Suspends Servis, Six Others

The New Jersey Racing Commission has suspended the licenses of seven individuals, including prominent trainer Jason Servis after at total of 27 people were indicted in a federal court on charges related to administering performance-enhancing drugs to horses.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Mar/12/2020

Breaking News

How Much do Bookies Get Paid?

How Much Do Bookies Get Paid?

Bookies are people that accept wagers on various sporting events, and pay the players when the player wins the wager, and collect the money when the player loses the wager.

Internet Casino: How Not to Be Cheated?

Internet Casino: How Not to Be Cheated?

A lot has happened in the past decade or so, and the trust between users and tech companies has somewhat eroded. It started when Edward Snowden shared his inside information on how the governments monitor their citizens, and then there were a series of scandals with companies who collected and sold user data.

Five Reasons Why Bet365 Are Among the Best Sportsbooks in the US

Five Reasons Why Bet365 Are Among the Best Sportsbooks in the US

The US sports betting market is growing rapidly. With every new state that passes legislation comes a new audience keen to sign-up with the available sportsbooks in their region. There are dozens of options to consider when it comes to picking a sports betting provider, but only a handful could be regarded as leaders in the field.