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Croatia World Cup Team Naked Swimming Pool Romp Result of Lost Bet

A lost bet apparently resulted in the Croatia World Cup team naked hotel swimming pool romp that was filmed by the Brazilian media.  Details of the bet in question were not immediately known.

The Croatians refused to comment on the situation after it was learned that photographers hid in bushes to take the shock photos.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/16/2014

Donald Sterling Lessons - PR in the Age of No Privacy: Odds on Next Clippers Owner

Ronn Torossian comments on Donald Sterling (founder of 5WPR.com):

Ever since the recording of Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks was broadcast, anyone who has ever said anything, in public or private is having second thoughts. Clearly, the dialogue surrounding privacy in America - particularly for people of influence – has changed.

Submitted by Ronn Torossian on, May/11/2014

NRL Investigating Top Official Over Ryan Tandy Gambling Scandal

(Associated Press) - The NRL is reportedly investigating allegations its head of football, Todd Greenberg, had knowledge of front-rower Ryan Tandy's gambling on rugby league games while he was chief executive of Canterbury but turned a blind eye to it.

Fairfax Media reports the claims Greenberg was given evidence of Tandy betting on league games but took no action have prompted NRL chief executive Dave Smith to request an investigation.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/10/2014

ASA Says Paddy Power ‘Made Joke’ Out of Domestic Violence, Mocked Amputees

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned Irish online bookmaker from ever promoting bets on the Oscar Pistorious trial.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/22/2014

Daniel Negreanu Comes to Poker Player’s Defense in Ivey-Gate Borgata Card Scandal

Outspoken poker pro Daniel Negreanu has come out in support of fellow pro Phil Ivey after the Borgata Casino filed a $9.8 million suit against the so-called “Tiger Woods of Poker”.

It wasn’t the game of poker that landed Ivey in hot water with the Borgata however.  Instead is was a series of baccarat games Ivey partook in that has the casino crying foul.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/19/2014

Borgata, Phil Ivy Remain Mum Over Cheating Allegations, Lawsuit

Neither the Borgata Casino or poker pro Phil Ivey have commented on a lawsuit filed by the property last week accusing Ivey of cheating at their baccarat table.

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And the Borgata won’t be commenting any time soon.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/18/2014

Atlantic City Casino Suffers Fake Chip Scam in Poker Tournament

A casino in New Jersey has been at the heart of a scandal that saw them host a poker tournament to only have to suspend the action following the discovery of fake chips that had been introduced into the tournament by one participant.

With one player of a 2,100 strong player field thought to have been feeding fake chips into the tournament, the casino decided that they needed to suspend play pending an investigation as the man from North Carolina is questioned over his role within the deception.

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/16/2014

G911 World Exclusive - Gambling Law Expert Says Phil Ivey Not a Cheater

The man known as the world's foremost expert on gambling law tells Gambling911.com in an exclusive interview that what Phil Ivey did while playing baccarat at the Borgata casino is not cheating because, "It's up to the casino to make sure that there are no readable markings on the backs of cards."

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/15/2014

Borgata to Pay Out $1,721,805 to Affected Players in Chip Scandal

The Borgata Casino will pay out $1,721,805 to those affected by a scandal earlier in the year in which fake chips were detected during the Borgata Winter Open.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/15/2014

Why Phil Ivey is Not a Cheater Despite Borgata Claims

This week’s hot story without a doubt has to do with poker pro Phil Ivey’s alleged cheating at the posh Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.  That establishment has filed a nearly $10 million lawsuit against poker’s biggest money earner.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/15/2014

Phil Ivey Gets Support From Poker Community in Wake of Borgata Allegations, Suit

The poker community by and large voiced support for one of the game’s most recognized players, Phil Ivey, following allegations by Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel and Casino that he had taken advantage of card defects during games of baccarat. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/14/2014

Poker Pro Phil Ivey Sued by Borgata for Nearly $10 Mil Over Playing Card Scam

Poker pro Phil Ivey is being used by Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel and Casino over an alleged playing card scam.

The suit is asking for $9.8 million claiming fraudulent winnings during a series of visits to the casino in 2012.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/11/2014

Reverend Al Sharpton a One-Time Mafia Associate? Was FBI Informant (Video)

A damning report on TheSmokingGun.com suggests that MSNBC host, the Reverend Al Sharpton, was once a Mob associate-turned FBI snitch.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/09/2014

Football Star Cathal McCarron Gay Porn Leaked: Struggled with Gambling Addiction

A former Tyrone football star reportedly did some additional “starring” in a gay porn, according to the Irish Mirror.

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/02/2014

Paddy Power Takes Bets on Which Animal Will be Killed Next at Copenhagen Zoo

In recent weeks, when one thinks of the word “shameful” throughout Europe, three things come to mind:  Putin, Copenhagen and Paddy Power, and not necessarily in that order.

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/28/2014

Lead Investigator Into Pete Rose Still Believes He Should Not be in Hall of Fame

The lead investigator in the 1989 Pete Rose Major League Baseball gambling matter tells the Washington Post he still believes Rose does not deserve to be entered into Baseball’s Hall of Fame.

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John M. Dowd led the investigation, later dubbed the “Dowd Report”.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Mar/10/2014

Paddy Power in Hot Water With ASA Over Pistorius Advertisement

“It’s Oscar Time” – such read an advert from the controversial Ireland-based bookmaker PaddyPower.com.

Oh yes, punters love to bet on the Oscars, and they did in droves this past Sunday.

There’s just one small problem.  Paddy Power’s ad had nothing to do with the Academy Awards, although it certainly looked to capitalize on them.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/05/2014

Turkey Tightens Restrictions On Internet Gambling, Prostitution in Wake of Scandal

(Reuters) - Turkey's parliament has approved internet controls enabling web pages to be blocked within hours in what the opposition decried as part of a government bid to stifle a corruption scandal with methods more suited to "times of coups".

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Submitted by Reuters on, Feb/06/2014

Tough Luck Laak: IRS Places Liens on Poker Pro Unabomber for Unpaid Taxes

Poker pro Phil Laak owes $24,874 in unpaid taxes, according to the IRS.  Liens have been placed on Laak's personal property and bank accounts as a result.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/19/2013

PayPal Admits to Sharing Customer Info With Company Tied to UB Poker Scandal

According to PayPal's Privacy Policy, the popular payment company contracts Iovation to "retrieve risk information regarding the IP and device from which you are accessing PayPal [and] research and testing as to appropriateness of new products and services."

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Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/15/2013

Officials Begin Poker Cheating Probe at Deadwood Casino

DEADWOOD, S.D. (Associated Press) — South Dakota's gambling commission is looking into reports of cheating at poker tables in the western gambling town of Deadwood.

The state Commission on Gaming has received numerous informal complaints in the past couple of years of players working together in poker games to obtain the chips of opponents, Commissioner Dennis Duncan said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/21/2013

Rob Ford Odds: Stopped Drinking After ‘Come to Jesus’ Moment (Video)

Toronto’s embattled crack smoking Mayor, Rob Ford, said he quit drinking following what he called a “come-to-Jesus” moment.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/19/2013

Former Utah AG Mark Shurleff Denies Role in Online Poker Payment Scheme (Video)

In 2009, St. George-based SunFirst Bank began processing payments to online poker players to the tune of $200 million dollars, resulting in what would ultimately become known as “Black Friday”.   The US Attorneys Office in the Southern District of New York indicted a number of key executives at three big US-facing online poker rooms including the co-owner of SunFirst Bank, Jeremy Johnson.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/15/2013

Casino Wants Part of Lindsay Lohan Halloween Party Money Back Due to Tardiness

Officials at Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino are demanding a partial refund from troubled actress Lindsay Lohan after she failed to show up on time for a Halloween party.

The casino paid Lohan $50,000 to host the party last Thursday, according to reports.

The actress eventually appeared alongside champion boxer and big time sports bettor Floyd Mayweather, Jr. to judge a costume contest.

And just how late was Ms. Lohan?

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/05/2013

Police Officers Prevented From Accessing Porn, Gambling Sites 2500 Times

Police officers from Devon and Cornwall were prevented from accessing pornographic and gambling websites more than 2500 times over a three month period, an investigation revealed.

Police were found to be attempting to access porn sites 700 times and gambling sites 2000 times between the months of June and August but were blocked from doing so.

The police force claims that pop up ads on legitimate websites were to blame. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/28/2013

Mickey Mouse, Disney Caught Up in Florida Casino Scandal

Mickey Mouse and the rest of the Disney gang were red-faced this weekend after the New York Times outed the family theme park company for its apparent role in Florida gambling.

The Times reported that a portion of the profits derived from licensing Spider-Man and Iron Man slot games went right back in the pockets of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The Walt Disney Company acquired the Marvel brand comics and associated branded characters for $4 billion in 2009.

And here is where the situation gets especially convoluted.   

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/27/2013

Payday Loans Scrutinized in US, UK: Fuel Footballers Gambling Addictions

Federal regulators need to stop banks and payment processors from helping internet and tribal payday lenders collect illegal payments, consumer and civil rights groups urged today.   That was the plea issued by the nonprofits National Consumer Law Center, The Center for Responsible Lending and The Consumer Federation of America.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Oct/24/2013

Clemson QB Tajh Boyd: No Idea Where $80k Gambling Debt Rumor Came From

Clemson starting quarterback Tajh Boyd shot down rumors that surfaced this past weekend that he owes $80,000 in gambling debts primarily from betting the NFL.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/23/2013

Gambling Pastor Embezzles $230k: School Funds Utilized

A Boston area pastor has been relieved of his duties after allegations surfaced that he had stolen more than $200,000 to help support his gambling addiction.

Father Stephen M. Gemme of Saint Bernadette Parish in Northboro, Massachusetts has served as that congregation’s pastor for nearly 10 years.   The church published the announcement on its website.

Part of the letter, written by Reverend Robert J. McManus Bishop of Worcester, reads:

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/14/2013

Woman Stiffed Out of $1 Mil Casino Prize: Casino Joins Her Suit to Recover Winnings

A woman has filed suit claiming she was stiffed out of winnings from an Oregon Tribal casino promotion. 

Beverly Mackey won the $1 million dollar grand prize in Tribal casino Chinook Winds’ Swipe, Play & Win promotion game.  The former home health care provider, who recently had heart surgery, has been denied the winnings.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/14/2013

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