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Gambling911 World Exclusive: Former Longhorns Player Sued for Running GA Bookie Biz

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Former Longhorns Player Sued for Running GA Bookie Biz

One of those sued went on to work for the Houston Texans.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/16/2023

MI AG Orders Social Media Online Casinos Out of State: No More Chumba Casino in Michigan?

The American Gaming Association this week praised Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel for effectively shutting down the illegal Michigan operations of Massachusetts based Golden Hearts Games, Inc.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/15/2023

Ransom Group Issues Statement Claiming MGM Has Yet to Pay Up: Alludes to Insider Trading

"We believe MGM will not agree to a deal with us.  Simply observe their insider trading behavior.  You believe this company is concerned with your privacy and well-being while visiting one of their resorts?"

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/14/2023

Social Security Numbers Compromised at Caesars

Credit card numbers also in the hands of hackers.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/14/2023

MGM Still Reeling 5 Days After Cyber Attack: Chaos May Be Casino Company's Own Doing

Caesars admits to paying hackers millions to stop attack on own company.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/14/2023

MGM Hack Likely the Result of Scattered Spider, Moody's Says Downgrade Possible

MGM Resorts on Wednesday said that a cyber incident that has significantly disrupted properties across the United States for the past three days represents a material risk to the company, CNBC reports.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/13/2023

MGM Response to Security Breach is Outrageous: Apparent Origin of Attack a Head Scratcher

"All ALPHV ransomware group did to compromise MGM Resorts was hop on LinkedIn, find an employee, then call the Help Desk. A company valued at $33,900,000,000 was defeated by a 10-minute conversation."

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/13/2023

An Insider's Look at the MGM Hack That Has Paralyzed Their Properties Nationwide

Some folks are reporting fraudulent charges on their credit cards though it is unknown if this has anything to do with this week's breach as the cyber attack continues despite what MGM is saying.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/12/2023

Slots Down, Casino Rooms Empty at MGM Properties Amidst Epic Cyber Attack

Chaos erupted at the MGM-owned Borgata Casino in Atlantic City Sunday night through Monday.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/12/2023

Thousands of Bellagio, Mandalay Bay Guests Locked Out of Rooms in Wake of Massive Hack

Some slot machines also shut down.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/11/2023

Stake.com Hack Was Done By North Korea, FBI Claims

Stake.com Hack Was Done By North Korea, FBI Claims

The massive breach took place on Monday September 4.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/10/2023

Former State Senator's Casino Cited for Dealer Errors, Inaccurate Payouts

Former State Senator's Casino Cited for Dealer Errors, Inaccurate Payouts

Andy Sanborn is under investigation for accepting Covid-19 funding for his casino but is accused of using the funds to purchase expensive sports cars for he and his wife, the latter of whom is a current serving state representative.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/05/2023

2 Men Charged in Murder of Real Estate Agent With Ties to Mob, Illegal Bookie Ring

Jamal Chemin, 41, and Sorossa Moude, 27, were charged with first-degree murder.  They, too, have alleged ties to organized crime.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/05/2023

Stake.com Hacked for $41 Million

Stake.com Hacked for $41 Million

The platform has suspended all deposits and withdrawals, leaving many users unable to access their funds.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/04/2023

Feds Investigation Into Vegas Casinos About to Blow Up?

Feds Investigation Into Vegas Casinos About to Blow Up?

Scott Roeben of Vital Vegas posted an ominous warning this Labor Day Weekend.

Submitted by t c jackson on, Sep/03/2023

Lawmaker Who Owns Casino Allegedly Used Covid Relief to Buy Porsches, Ferrari

Lawmaker Who Owns Casino Allegedly Used Covid Relief to Buy Porsches, Ferrari

A New Hampshire lawmaker resigned as head of a study committee on gambling Friday, a day after authorities said she and her husband were under criminal investigation.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/01/2023

Defendant Charged in 2010 for Operating Offshore Sportsbook Captured at US Airport

An Antigua man has been arrested more than a decade after being charged in connection with his participation in a large-scale illegal gambling business which utilized an Antiguan Internet site but operated in the continental United States. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/25/2023

Billy Walters Tells ESPN: Phil Mickelson Sent Me to Prison!

Billy Walters Tells ESPN: Phil Mickelson Sent Me to Prison!

Sports betting icon Billy Walters threw pro golfer Phil Mickelson under a bus Thursday night on national television, but only because, Walters said, Mickelson threw him under one first.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/20/2023

MGM Resorts Kicks US Partner Entain to the Curb as BetMGM Mobile Comes to UK

Calls to boycott BetMGM mobile site intensify in US amidst "betting scandal of the century".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/17/2023

Why Are Only Two Schools in One State Under a Gambling Probe Tied to Multiple Sports Programs?

Why Are Only Two Schools in One State Under a Gambling Probe Tied to Multiple Sports Programs?

Iowa's head coach has posed the question: "I think it's interesting that we're the only state I'm aware of, and I think it's interesting more than two colleges in our state [are under DCI investigation]."

Submitted by t c jackson on, Aug/14/2023

Resorts World and MGM Grand Employees Subpoenaed in Widening Justice Dept Probe

Resorts World and MGM Grand Employees Subpoenaed in Widening Justice Dept Probe

A federal investigation of Southern California bookie Wayne Nix's gambling ring has expanded to Las Vegas with over a dozen casino employees questioned.

Submitted by t c jackson on, Aug/12/2023

John L. Smith: News of Federal Probe Another Troublesome Headline for Resorts World Las Vegas

The probe appears to be focused on executive(s) and/or former execs of Vegas casinos and the alleged use of casino comps as well as chips to pay off gambling debts to a bookmaking business.

Submitted by t c jackson on, Aug/06/2023

Celebrity Accountant Who Represented Conor McGregor Pleads Guilty in Widening Bookie Probe

Expansive probe involves massive California bookmaking business with Vegas executives potential clients.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/03/2023

Trump's Odds Remain Favorable Despite Indictment

Trump is still a hefty favorite to represent the Republican Party in the 2024 Presidential Election, and he's just a slight underdog to Joe Biden to become POTUS again.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/02/2023

High-Stakes Gambler-Turned-FBI Confidential Source Continues to Pound Narrative MGM Execs Tied to Bookie

High-Stakes Gambler-Turned-FBI Confidential Source Claims MGM Execs Fired Over Bookie Ties

Gambling911.com has been unable to confirm this claims as RJ Cipriani made additional allegations on Fourth of July holiday.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/02/2023

Feds Reportedly Investigating Las Vegas Casino Execs Ties to Indicted Bookie

California law enforcement said to be looking into whether certain high level Vegas employees used casino assets to pay gambling debts and also provided confidential customer data to bookmaking operation.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/02/2023

Manhunt on for Missionary Who Raised $33M for Bibles and Blew Much of it on Gambling

$1 million was deposited onto an unnamed online sports betting site that has since been shut down due to fraudulent activity.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/01/2023

Man Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Officials Investigating Illegal Gambling Operation

 Man Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Officials Investigating Illegal Gambling Operation

This week, an entertainment industry accountant pleaded guilty to a felony charge for lying to federal law enforcement officials about his role in laundering illicit proceeds from an illegal gambling operation run by a former minor-league baseball player.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/27/2023

888 Activist Takeover Reportedly Folds Under Bribery Probe Tied to Entain

888 Activist Takeover Reportedly Folds Under Bribery Probe Tied to Entain

Entain is reportedly under investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for various offences that include bribery tied to the gambling group’s former Turkish subsidiaries

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/14/2023

Security Cameras Captured Damning Evidence in Alabama Betting Scandal

“[Video cameras] can see the [text] conversation back-and-forth" between two alleged conspirators. “It couldn’t have been any more reckless.”  And they were using the encrypted Signal app.  DOH!!!!

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/11/2023

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