Crime

Caesars Bans Poker Player for Being Named in Legendz Sports Indictment

Caesars Bans Player for Being Named in Legendz Sports Indictment

A player suing Caesars Casino for allegedly banning him had previously worked for the now-defunct Legendz Sports, a company the US Government forced to close in 2013. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/14/2017

Ladbrokes Among 17 Firms Hacked by Cyber Crook Looking to Sell Details for Bitcoin

Ladbrokes Among 17 Firms Hacked by Cyber Crook Looking to Sell Details for Bitcoin

Grant West, 25, admitted illegally obtaining the details of Just Eat, Uber and Ladbrokes customers' accounts in a bid to sell them on the 'dark web' for Bitcoins.  Hundreds of thousands of customers were reportedly impacted.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/14/2017

No Evidence Ashes Test Under Fixing Threat, Says ICC

No Evidence Ashes Test Under Fixing Threat, Says ICC

The ICC are taking allegations in a British newspaper about attempts to organise spot-fixing during the third Ashes test “extremely seriously” but do not think the match has been compromised, global cricket’s governing body said on Thursday.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2017

Arrested Gambino Crime Family Members Were Operating Illegal Sports Betting Ring

Arrested Gambino Crime Family Members Were Operating Illegal Sports Betting Ring

Seven individuals were taken into custody Tuesday morning, charged with loansharking, drug dealing and illegal gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2017

7 Arrested in Mafia Bust Tied to Gambling

7 Arrested in Mafia Bust Tied to Gambling

Federal authorities say they've charged seven men in a racketeering bust targeting illegal gambling and other mafia-related activities on Long Island.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2017

Credit Card Scammer Pleads Guilty But Declares Bankruptcy Due to Gambling Losses

Credit Card Scammer Pleads Guilty But Declares Bankruptcy Due to Gambling Losses

A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to his role in a credit card scam that racked up almost $166,000 in debt.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/12/2017

Anti-Money Laundry Laws Take Toll In British Columbia Casinos

Anti-Money Laundry Laws Take Toll In British Columbia Casinos

Online casinos in British Columbia in Canada will soon start to use anti-money laundry laws. For a long time, British Columbia casino sector is complaining of such acts.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2017

Pablo Escobar Hit Man Found in Violation of Parole, Found at Gambling Party

Pablo Escobar Hit Man Found in Violation of Parole, Found at Gambling Party

Colombian authorities are seeking to re-arrest a former hit man for late drug lord Pablo Escobar for violating his parole after he was caught partying with a major trafficker wanted by the U.S., prosecutors said Saturday.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/10/2017

Federal Agents Shut Down NFL Survival Pool

It was reported this week that US federal authorities shut down the popular Ron & Mike Football Pool.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/09/2017

Amaya Former CEO in More Hot Water: Faces Fraud Charges

Amaya Former CEO in More Hot Water: Faces Fraud Charges

Baazov and two other men are also accused of siphoning off Sh73 million ($707,000) of funds intended for a charity.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/06/2017

US Shuts Down ‘Fast-Moving’ ICO Fraud

US Shuts Down ‘Fast-Moving’ ICO Fraud

A brand-new cybersecurity unit of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is going after a Canadian man it says is behind a scheme to defraud investors by promising a speedy, 13-fold profit.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/05/2017

How to Launder Money Through Casinos – The ‘Vancouver Model’

How to Launder Money Through Casinos – The ‘Vancouver Model’

Foreigners, mostly Chinese businessmen, laundering millions of dollars through the River Rock Casino in Vancouver, British Columbia, has become so prevalent, the method has even been given a name: The “Vancouver Model”.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/04/2017

Crown Casino Facing Class Action, Major Bust of Online Gambling Ring

Crown Casino Facing Class Action, Major Bust of Online Gambling Ring

Following the arrests of 18 Crown Casino employees and their subsequent guilty pleas in promoting gambling in China this year, company shareholders have launched a class action against the casino firm for the sharp drop in its share price on news of the arrests.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/04/2017

The Most Violent and Feared Mafia Godfather is Dead: Son Just Sentenced

The Most Violent and Feared Mafia Godfather is Dead: Son Just Sentenced

Gangster “Boss of bosses” Toto Riina was one of the most violent and feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, according to the  AFP.  It is said he was responsible for the murder of some 150 people.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/03/2017

Man Wanted in Gambling Den Beating Caught on Video (Watch it Here)

Man Wanted in Gambling Den Beating Caught on Video

Have you seen this man?  Described as a Middle-Eastern man, standing 6-foot-3, with a shaved head and goatee with a muscular build, the suspect is alleged to have beaten a man at a York, Ontario gambling den.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/03/2017

Vegas Police Release Image of Man Who Robbed Bellagio Poker Room

Vegas Police Release Image of Man Who Robbed Bellagio Poker Room

Las Vegas police released surveillance camera images of a man they say robbed the cashier cage at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino poker room Tuesday afternoon.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/29/2017

Manhunt Underway for Suspect Who Robbed Bellagio Poker Room

Manhunt Underway for Suspect Who Robbed Bellagio Poker Room

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are on the hunt for a brazen suspect who robbed the poker room cash cage at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino Tuesday afternoon.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/29/2017

Aging ‘Goodfella’ Mobster Faces Up to 15 Years in Prison for Alleged Fire Bombing

An 82-year-old gangster, who was the subject of the popular mob film “Goodfellas” is looking at 15 years behind bars if convicted of ordering a hit on a man who cut him off on the highway by firebombing his car.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/27/2017

Poker Promoter Tied to Organized Crime Ring Sentenced

Poker Promoter Tied to Organized Crime Ring Sentenced

Isok Aronov, 33, was sentenced this week to a year and a day behind bars for his role in organized high stakes poker games for an organized criminal syndicate.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/16/2017

Girlfriend of Las Vegas Shooter Was Left in Dark

Girlfriend of Las Vegas Shooter Was Left in Dark

The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman said Wednesday that she had no inkling of the massacre he was plotting when he sent her on a trip abroad to see her family.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/15/2017

Mafia Initiation Ceremony Captured on Video: Mobster Sold Coke From Ice Cream Shop

Mafia Initiation Ceremony Captured on Video: Mobster Sold Coke From Ice Cream Shop

A mobster, 44-year-old Damiano Zummo of the Bonanno crime family, conducted an initiation ceremony and now the world has an understanding of the inner workings of the Mob, thanks to an undercover agent who videotaped the event.  It is believed to be the first of its kind ever.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/13/2017

Vegas Shooting Memorial to Become Part of Museum Collection

Vegas Shooting Memorial to Become Part of Museum Collection

A memorial honoring the victims of the October mass shooting in Las Vegas will be moved from the Strip to a museum where it will become part of a permanent collection.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/12/2017

Radio Host Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud: Needed to Pay Off Gambling Debts

A radio host who teamed up for years with former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason on a New York City sports show said Wednesday that he was shocked by his arrest and will prove his innocence.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/09/2017

Porn Icon Loses Casino Battle: Uber Driver Robs Old Lady He Picked Up at Casino

Porn Icon Loses Casino Battle: Uber Driver Robs Old Lady He Picked Up at Casino

According to Courthouse News Service, a federal judge late last month dismissed with prejudice his lawsuit against state gaming law that limits ownership in the gambling sector. 

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/07/2017

Mobster Pleads Guilty in Extortion Case Threatened to Decapitate Business Owner

Mobster Pleads Guilty in Extortion Case Threatened to Decapitate Business Owner

One of five reputed mobsters from western Massachusetts who were charged in connection with an extortion case has pleaded guilty in federal court.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2017

Police Solve Decades Old Cold Case of Murdered Bookie Stabbed to Death in Garage

Police Solve Decades Old Cold Case of Murdered Bookie Stabbed to Death in Garage

An individual has been arrested for the 1989 brutal murder of a bookie and it turns out the suspect was the son of a prominent anti-gambling activist.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/03/2017

Harrah’s New Orleans Steakhouse Name Changed in Light of Sex Harassment Claims

Harrah’s New Orleans Steakhouse Name Changed in Light of Sex Harassment Claims

The steakhouse at Harrah's New Orleans Casino is now called BH Steak — instead of Besh Steak.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/02/2017

'I Lost My Job, Marriage and £750000 to Gambling' - Former Addict Tells All

'I Lost My Job, Marriage and £750000 to Gambling' - Former Addict Tells All

The Government is to cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals from £100 to between £2 and £50.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/31/2017

Reputed Mobster Sentenced for Role in Wide Spanning Sports Betting Operation

Reputed Mobster Sentenced for Role in Wide Spanning Sports Betting Operation

Mobster will only be getting four months jail time despite admitting to his role as ring leader in massive sports betting biz

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/30/2017

Business as Usual at Crown as Casino Rigging Probe Continues

Business as Usual at Crown as Casino Rigging Probe Continues

It's "business as usual" for Crown casino until the Victorian regulator finishes a probe into allegations of machine rigging and money laundering, state Gaming Minister Marlene Kairouz says.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/30/2017

Breaking News

Mafia Planned to Infiltrate Malta Gambling Sector

Mafia Planned to Infiltrate Malta Gambling Sector

An anti-Mafia investigation in Palermo uncovered “advanced plans” by Mafia clans to relocate their underground activities through online gaming companies in Malta, the Times of Malta is informed.

Doyle Brunson Said to be Doing Some ‘Serious Back Peddling’ in POTUS Bashing

Doyle Brunson Said to be Doing Some ‘Serious Back Peddling’ in POTUS Bashing

Once a big supporter of US President Donald Trump, poker legend Doyle Brunson has made it clear he’s not exactly thrilled with Trump since he’s been in office.  This sentiment was relayed in a tweet Thursday, making reference to this past Tuesday’s Alabama Senate race.

Caesars Bans Player for Being Named in Legendz Sports Indictment

Caesars Bans Poker Player for Being Named in Legendz Sports Indictment

A player suing Caesars Casino for allegedly banning him had previously worked for the now-defunct Legendz Sports, a company the US Government forced to close in 2013.