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2nd in Command of Nuke Program Stripped of His Duties Following Gambling Fraud

The second in charge of the US nuke program has been demoted following a gambling fraud investigation involving counterfeit poker chips at an Iowa casino.  Little details were provided over the matter other that it occurred this summer.

Vice-Admiral Tim Giardina was relieved of his duties at the US Strategic Command in Nebraska outside of Omaha. He was also stripped of his rank.  The US Strategic Command oversees all of America’s cyber warfare activities and military satellites in addition to providing a storage facility for the world’s largest nuclear stock pile. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/09/2013

Lawsuit Claims Americare Boss was ‘Pervert’ and ‘Degenerate Gambler’

A lawsuit filed in a Brooklyn Federal Court by former Americare supervisor Mendel Cohen claims his boss, Favish Pewzer was a pervert and degenerate gambler, among other things.  

The ex-employee of Americare also claims he was sexually harassed by Pewzer, an Orthodox Jew and married father of five, who Cohen claims lived a double life.  The lawsuit also alleges that Pewzer regularly smoked pot and solicited hookers.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/09/2013

Explosive Revelations in Nuke Boss Gambling Probe

A vice admiral and the second in command of the US nuke program at the United States Strategic Command outside of Omaha, Nebraska, has been suspended for his alleged role in a counterfeit casino chip probe.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/29/2013

Number 2 Nuke Commander Tim Giardina Suspended Amidst Gambling Probe (Updated)

A senior defense official has confirmed that Vice Admiral Tim Giardina was suspended from his duties earlier this month following a probe into gambling offenses.  The U.S. Navy vice admiral is second in command of U.S. Strategic Command. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/28/2013

Dozens of TSA Employees Fired Over Illegal Gambling (Video)

An illegal gambling ring involving Transportation Security Administration workers at Pittsburgh International Airport had been broken up with dozens of employees either fired or suspended.  Some 300 more employees working at the airport were also scrutinized as a result of the scandal.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/20/2013

Latin American Poker Pro Leo Fernandez Suspended by PokerStars

One of Latin America’s top poker players, Leo Fernandez, has been suspended from the Team PokerStars roster until the conclusion of an investigation.  Fernandez is alleged to have violated Latin American Poker Tour terms and conditions.  The violation in question was not immediately specified as of press time late Thursday.

"Leo made a big mistake that we didn't agree and of which we cannot speak right now," said Reinaldo Venegas, a PokerStars representative.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Sep/19/2013

Phil Ivey Admits to ‘Edge Sorting’ Advantage in $12.1 Mil Win at Crockfords

Poker pro Phil Ivey has finally admitted to having an advantage in his $12.1 win at Crockfords Casino just over a year ago.  London’s oldest casino has refused to pay Ivey any of his winnings.

Ivey, along with a female acquaintance, had been playing Punto Banco, a skill-free variant of baccarat, when he struck the remarkable win streak.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/16/2013

Gordon Taylor Insists He Can Still Lead PFA Despite Gambling Charges

England's Professional Footballers' Association head Gordon Taylor insists he is still capable of remaining in charge despite gambling allegations lodged against him. 

The Sun reportedly last month that Taylor, who has been in the role since 1981, gambled four million pounds in 2000 bets over two-and-half years, and owed a now-defunct telephone betting firm just over 100,000 pounds.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Sep/12/2013

French Betting Company PMU Condemned for JFK Assassination Ad (Video)

French betting firm PMU has come under fire for poking fun at the assassination of former US President John F. Kennedy in a recent advertisement.

The ad in question features a 30-second clip of a cheering crowd awaiting the President’s motorcade. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/11/2013

Oklahoma State Booster-Gate: Cowboys Odds to Win BCS Championship 25-1

It’s Oklahoma State Booster-Gate as tens of thousands of dollars were reportedly paid out to players for at least a decade, according to a Sports Illustrated report.  This, of course, violates NCAA policy.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Sep/11/2013

Former Nebraska Lawmaker Faces Ethics Complaint Over Gambling Scandal

LINCOLN, Neb. (Associated Press) — An ethics complaint has been filed against former Omaha state Sen. Brenda Council over her involvement in a gambling scandal.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Nebraska Supreme Court's Counsel for Discipline filed the complaint accusing Council of professional misconduct.

Council pleaded guilty last year to two misdemeanor counts of filing false campaign finance reports. Prosecutors say the reports concealed her misuse of more than $63,000 in campaign donations at casinos. She was fined $500 and ordered to pay court costs.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/30/2013

PFA Pledges Full Support for Gambling Chief Gordon Taylor

LONDON (Reuters) - England's Professional Footballers' Association pledged its full support for chief executive Gordon Taylor on Thursday following newspaper allegations that he ran up gambling debts of over 100,000 pounds.

The Sun said that Taylor, who has been in the role since 1981, had gambled four million pounds in 2000 bets over two-and-half years, and owed a now-defunct telephone betting firm just over 100,000 pounds.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/29/2013

Betting Scandal: Gordon Taylor ‘Looked Bewildered, Bruised and Broken’

The Daily Mail is calling it Chief Gordon Taylor’s worst day in his 41 years at the PFA.

The current chief has been caught up in a gambling scandal that could ultimately leave him crippled.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/28/2013

Footballer Union Chief Gordon Taylor Wagered £4million in Under 3 Years Says Sun

In a London Sun shock report, it has been revealed that PFA boss Gordon Taylor wagered 
£4million on 2,000 bets in 30 months.

At the same time, he warned players of the perils of betting.

The exclusive report was unveiled during the early morning hours Wednesday.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/27/2013

Report: Billie Jean King’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Win Rigged Due to Mob Gambling Debt

A report surfaced Tuesday that Billie Jean King’s “Battle of the Sexes” win in 1973 may have been fixed. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/27/2013

Pittsburgh Casino Denies Racism Charges

PITTSBURGH (Associated Press) — The head of Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh has sent a letter to a black city councilwoman, denying claims of racism she raised after constituents complained to her.

General manager Craig Clark still plans to meet with Councilwoman Amanda Green Hawkins next week, but says in the letter that the casino "has zero tolerance for racism of any kind."

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/22/2013

Harry Reid Says MLB Should Let Pete Rose Into Hall of Fame

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) on Monday proclaimed that disgraced former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose should be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The league imposed a lifelong ban from Baseball on Rose, the all-time hits leader, for his gambling on sports nearly 24 years ago. 

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Aug/19/2013

Politician, Poker Player Stuart Wheeler Implies Women Need to Go Back to the Kitchen

UKIP Treasurer Stuart Wheeler has come under fire for suggesting that women are not competitive enough and, as such, don’t have much of a place in the board room.

Women's failure to beat men at chess, bridge and poker means that companies should not be forced to give them seats on boards, Wheeler suggests.

“I would just like to challenge the idea that it is necessary to have a lot of women or a particular number on a board.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/19/2013

Pete Rose on Ban for Gambling: ‘I Would Have Been Better Off Beating My Wife’

In light of all that has transpired in Major League Baseball regarding performance enhancement drugs, the legendary – and disgraced – Baseball player Pete Rose has weighed in.

The league imposed a lifelong ban from Baseball on Rose, the all-time hits leader, for his gambling on sports nearly 24 years ago. 

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Aug/12/2013

Lazio Captain Stefano Mauri Suspended Over Betting Scandal

(Canadian Press) - Lazio captain Stefano Mauri was banned for six months by the Italian football federation on Friday for his part in a match-fixing scandal.

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Submitted by Canadian Press on, Aug/02/2013

Fairmount Park Horse Race Under Scrutiny for Possible Cheating

A 70-year-old jockey may have been allowed to win a race at Fairmount Park in Illinois even though ultimately he did not.

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Race officials expressed concern as to whether other jockeys were allowing Ra Cowboy Jones, who had not won a race in decades, to stay in the lead with My Kentucky Breeze.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Jul/28/2013

Paula Deen Controversy Hits Casinos: Buffet Boycott (Video)

The controversy surrounding celebrity chef Paula Deen and her admission of using a racial slur to describe African Americans several years ago has began to have wide reaching ramifications.

Reports of Deen wanting Black staff members to dress up as slaves for her brother Bubba’s “Old Fashion Southern Wedding” haven't helped matters either.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jun/22/2013

Gambling911 World Exclusive: The Russ Hamilton Recordings, Who Knew What

The poker community listened with fascination and disgust this week, after Russ Hamilton's personal assistant, Travis Makar, released audio of secretly recorded meetings between Ultimate Bet founders and lawyers.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/16/2013

BetRevolution.com Confiscates Players Funds: Claims ‘Syndicate’ Play

Online sportsbook BetRevolution.com has come under fire in recent days for reportedly confiscating $26,908 from two players citing syndicate betting, according to the website SportsBookReview.com.

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According to the SBR site:

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2013

Taiwan Bookies Take Bets on When Cancer Patients Will Die: Inside Wagering

Talk about sick!  Some worldwide bookies have no scruples and will take bets on just about anything.

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Case in point.

Taiwan bookies have shockingly begun taking wagers on when cancer patients will ultimately kick the bucket.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/19/2013

Florida Lieutenant Governor Resigns Amidst Internet Cafe Gambling Probe

(Reuters) - Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned because an Internet cafe company she once consulted for has been linked to illegal gambling, state officials said on Wednesday.

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Carroll sent a brief note to Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday tendering her resignation and saying, "It has been an honor to have served the State of Florida in this capacity."

Submitted by Reuters on, Mar/13/2013

Poker Pro Daniel Negreanu on My Choice Center: ‘I am Not in a Cult’

Poker pro Daniel Negreanu attempted to diffuse Internet reports that he had become embroiled in a high priced cult that some have suggested encourages members to engage in intimate contact with one another while ignoring other commitments

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Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/05/2013

Yankees A-Rod Reportedly Profits From ‘Non-Profit’ High Stakes Poker Game

The Boston Globe this weekend reported that a charity founded by New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez funneled just under 99 percent of funds raised via a 2006 high stakes poker tournament into the coffers of Rodriguez.

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Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/02/2013

Ex-San Diego Mayor $1 Billion in Gambling Losses

Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor took $2 million from a nonprofit foundation to feed a gambling addiction in which she lost more than $1 billion over an eight-year period, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/14/2013

Asia Soccer Match-Fixing Investigation Intensifies

Singapore - (Reuters) - Gambling houses in Southeast Asia form the foundation for organized crime gangs to generate huge profits from sports match-fixing, according to Chris Eaton, ex-FIFA head of security and director of Qatar's International Centre for Sport Security.

Submitted by Reuters on, Feb/06/2013

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