Crime

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

Man Dances Naked on Top of Poker Tables After Fighting One-Legged Individual

naked man on vegas poker tables

“Danilczyk had climbed atop a poker table game and flaunted his genitals to all who passed, exposing his privates while ‘gyrating'," the police report noted.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/11/2023

Mob Boss Details Why He Refused to do Business With Trump: 'He Didn't Keep His Word'

Book also delves into just how involved the real life Mafia was in the making of "The Godfather" iconic film.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/10/2023

Binance Exec Departs Amidst Probes, Exchange Plunging Into Crisis

The cryptocurrency exchange is accused by the SEC of mishandling customer funds, misleading investors and regulators, and breaking securities rules. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/07/2023

Genovese Crime Family Mobster Thomas Poli Sentenced for Racketeering, Threatening Deadbeats

Genovese Crime Family Mobster Sentenced for NYC Racketeering

“I just yelled at people and threatened them,” the wiseguy told the judge back in September upon entering into a guilty plea.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/06/2023

BetEagle.com Outlives its Principal Owner and Still Prospers Today

Way back in 2014, Gambling911.com reported on how two New Jersey men, including one who ran an illegal sports betting website, had admitted to conspiring with the Genovese organized crime family. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/03/2023

Con Artists Are Now Impersonating Casino Executives to Steal Millions and Staff Are Falling for It

Con Artists Are Now Impersonating Casino Executives to Steal Millions

Contessa Brewer noted that her sources revealed one casino had been duped into believing its owner was kidnapped.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/30/2023

Man Arrested After Holding Up Poker Player at Gunpoint

Poker players furious at management for keeping robbery quiet.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/27/2023

Man Charged With Running Online Sportsbook, Prostitution Ring

A West Palm Beach man has pleaded guilty to operating an illegal sports gambling business, conspiring to commit money laundering, using a facility of interstate commerce to carry on prostitution activities, and tax evasion.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/17/2023

MGM Wants 'Crazy Eddie' Nephew Case Thrown Out

MGM Wants 'Crazy Eddie' Nephew Case Thrown Out

In court papers, MGM says Sam Antar, a twice-jailed “fraudster” who repeatedly victimized friends, relatives and strangers, is engaging in “his latest scheme” by falsely accusing MGM of wrongdoing.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/14/2023

What Are the Odds of Cameras in the Court for Trump's Classified Document Trial?

What Are the Odds of Cameras in the Court for Trump's Classified Document Trial?

Federal courts do not currently allow cameras in the courtroom.  That has the potential to change.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/13/2023

Bet on When the Trump Federal Trial Will Take Place

Remarkably, there are some legal experts who believe the trial could take place as early as November of THIS year.  We are also learning that there will be no mug shot taken in Tuesday's arraignment at a Miami federal court house.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/13/2023

Trump the 'Target' of Current Investigation? Latest Odds June 8

Trump the 'Target' of Current Investigation?  Latest Odds June 8

The US Justice Department moved closer Wednesday toward a possible indictment of former President Donald Trump in aa classified documents investigation.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/08/2023

Binance Under Fire for Celebrity Spending Spree, All While "Funneling" Customer Funds?

Jordan Atkins of CoinGeek warns that other exchanges could soon be in hot water for listing coins the SEC frowns upon.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/08/2023

Organized Crime Figure Who Threatened Priest Shot Dead

Efforts to carve out his own space in the field of gambling and extortion led to a clash with members of the powerful Rizzuto crime family.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/06/2023

21-Year-Old Charged With First-Degree Murder in Seattle Area Casino Shootings

21-Year-Old Charge With First-Degree Murder in Seattle Area Casino Shootings

Intended target was a security guard at the casino who just got released from prison for participating in a 2019 robbery along side the shooter.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/05/2023

Trump Indictment Watch as Lawyers Meet With DOJ, Latest Odds

Trump Indictment Watch as Lawyers Meet With DOJ, Latest Odds

Special counsel Jack Smith has been investigating Trump after documents with classified markings from his White House tenure were uncovered at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, in August of last year.  It now appears the probe may be coming to a close.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/05/2023

What the Hell Happened to SportsbookReview?

SportsBookReview was easily over the last decade plus Gambling911.com's top competitor.  Not only did they provide a loyal and active industry posting forum, SBR enjoyed a massive search presence, especially when it came to forum topics. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/31/2023

van Der Sloot Beaten Badly in Peruvian Prison

Van der Sloot's Peruvian attorney, Maximo Altez, said he doesn't believe the beating was related to the upcoming extradition

van der Sloot is set to be extradited to the U.S. on extortion and wire fraud charges stemming from an accusation that he tried to profit from his connection to the Natalie Holloway case. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/29/2023

Judge Rules Taking Bets From Grey Market No Big Deal

Judge Rules Taking Bets From Grey Market No Big Deal

New York federal district court judge Paul A. Engelmayer has ruled that it is fine for an online sportsbook to take bets from so-called "grey areas" just as long as the business discloses they did so and that information is accurate.

Submitted by Frank Doyle on, May/23/2023

Former State Trooper Who Tipped Off Illegal Sports Betting Ring Pleads Guilty

Former State Trooper Who Tipped Off Illegal Sports Betting Ring Pleads Guilty

Seven individuals were charged in January for their role in running the business.  It is alleged to have taken in millions of dollars over a multi-year period as part of a 48-page complaint. 

Submitted by Frank Doyle on, May/22/2023

Law Enforcement Detail Sportsbook Customer Account Hackings

Law Enforcement Detail Sportsbook Customer Account Hackings

The defendant had at least three co-conspirators with 30 of the compromised betting accounts are located within the Southern District of New York.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/19/2023

Joran van der Sloot to be Extradited to US: Served Time for Killing Girl He Met at Casino

Joran van der Sloot to be Extradited to US

van der Sloot was widely believed to go by the online poker handle of AANOTILTKK.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/11/2023

Iowa Hawkeyes, ISU Cyclones Betting Probe Underway: More Than Just Baseball

Iowa Hawkeyes, ISU Cyclones Betting Probe Underway: More Than Just Baseball

26 current student-athletes from baseball, football, men’s basketball, men’s track and field, and men's wrestling, as well as one full-time employee of the UI Department of Athletics are under investigation by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/09/2023

Poker Pro Cyndy Violette's Daughter is Missing

Poker Pro Cyndy Violette's Daughter is Missing

The beloved poker pro and vegan restaurateur is pleading for help in locating her adult daughter, who has been missing since Saturday.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/04/2023

Spanky Interviews Machine Learning Enthusiast Oli Gibbons, ‘Ndrangheta Crime Leader Arrested

‘Ndrangheta Crime Leader Arrested

Plus the affiliate abuse of media outlets and news aggregators continues.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/29/2023

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Las Vegas Agent and Poker Pro Steve Prentky AKA Steve Penny Dead

Penny had been on life support for more than a week and plug was finally pulled early Thursday morning.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/20/2023

Crazed BetFred Customer Goes on Rampage

Plus no prison time for Ryuk ransomware gang broker after guilty plea

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/19/2023

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