Crime

Blockbuster Arrests Not Shocking to College Hoops Followers

Top-level basketball recruits played in gyms across Las Vegas over the summer, their final shot to impress college coaches during a live-recruiting period.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/09/2017

Officials Dig Into Las Vegas Shooter’s High Stakes Gambling Activity

Officials Dig Into Las Vegas Shooter’s High Stakes Gambling Activity

Authorities trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal of powerful firearms on country music fans on the Las Vegas Strip have at least one potential trove of information: his gambling habits.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/07/2017

Trail of Dirty Money Linking Housing Prices, Drugs and Gambling in Vancouver

Trail of Dirty Money Linking Housing Prices, Drugs and Gambling in Vancouver

Last week’s revelations that wealthy gambling VIPs were permitted to launder dirty money through a Vancouver casino have resulted in a more extensive investigation to be conducted by the NDP government. 

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/04/2017

Bilzerian Lashes Out at Those Who Called Him ‘Coward’ at Mass Shooting

Bilzerian Lashes Out at Those Who Called Him ‘Coward’ at Mass Shooting

Poker pro and Instagram Playboy filmed himself running from the scene claiming he witnessed woman’s brains spilling from her head

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/04/2017

PokerTribe.com Murky Legal Mess

Last Thursday, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Gov. Eddie Hamilton filed a lawsuit in a tribal court in Concho, Oklahoma against Universal Entertainment Group (UEG) owner, Fereidoun ‘Fred’ Khalilian.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/04/2017

Vegas Shooter: Over a Hundred Thousand in Gambling Transactions the Last Few Weeks

Vegas Shooter: Over a Hundred Thousand in Gambling Transactions the Last Few Weeks

US officials are reporting that the a man who opened fire on the crowd below from his 32nd floor hotel room had approximately a dozen gambling transactions to the tune of $10,000 over the past few weeks.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/03/2017

10 Robbed During Armed Home Invasion of Known Gambling House

Ten individuals were targeted at a known gambling house in Outer Mission in the San Francisco area over the weekend and police are seeking help finding those responsible.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/03/2017

Gunman in Vegas Mass Shooting was Also an Online Gambler

Gunman in Vegas Mass Shooting was Also an Online Gambler

In addition to being a high rolling gambler in Las Vegas, a gunman who massacred 59 people and injured more than 500 others Sunday night was also believed to have wagered online. 

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/03/2017

Las Vegas Gunman Described as Wealthy Gambler, Loner

Las Vegas Gunman Described as Wealthy Gambler, Loner

Stephen Paddock appeared to be settling into a quiet life two years ago when the wealthy 64-year-old apartment manager and high-stakes gambler bought a home in a rural Nevada retirement community, an hour’s drive from his beloved Las Vegas casinos.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2017

Vegas Gunman was a High-Stakes Gambler With No Criminal History

Vegas Gunman was a High-Stakes Gambler With No Criminal History

Stephen Paddock, whose bank robber father was once on the FBI's most-wanted list, had no children and plenty of money

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2017

Poker Pro Dan Bilzerian Runs for Life, Caught Up in Vegas Mass Shooting

Poker Pro Dan Bilzerian Runs for Life, Caught Up in Vegas Mass Shooting

Professional poker player Dan Bilzerian was attending the Harvest Festival in Vegas when a gunman opened fire from over 30 floors up, killing more than 50 people and injuring hundreds more. 

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2017

Vegas Mass Shooting Suspect Stephen Paddock had Suit Against Casino

Vegas Mass Shooting Suspect Stephen Paddock had Suit Against Casino

A gunman in the worst mass shooting in US history has been identified as Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, 64 years of age.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2017

Status of All Those 26K Attending G2E Not Known, Event Will Go on as Scheduled

Following the worst mass shooting in US history, many in the gambling sector were frantically seeking information on colleagues with some 26,000 gaming professional from around the world slated to attend this week’s Global Gaming Expo.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2017

Gunman Kills at Least 50, Wounds 200 in Las Vegas Concert Attack

Gunman Kills at Least 50, Wounds 200 in Las Vegas Concert Attack

A gunman killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 200 at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, raining down rapid fire from the 32nd floor of a hotel for several minutes before he was shot dead by police.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2017

Seismic Implications for College Basketball Teams as Bookies Remain on Edge

Seismic Implications for College Basketball Teams as Bookies Remain on Edge

In this wide spanning case, some College Basketball coaches have been accused of taking bribes by the FBI in exchange for steering players toward certain agents.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/29/2017

Gambling Addicted Cashier Who Stole $13 Million at Work Gets 8 Years in Prison

Gambling Addicted Cashier Who Stole $13 Million at Work Gets 8 Years in Prison

A cashier convicted of stealing nearly $13 million from the monuments and engraving firm where she worked has been sentenced to just over eight years in prison.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/28/2017

Louisville Bookies Worried Over NCAA Scandal

Louisville Bookies Worried Over NCAA Scandal

Louisville area bookies rely heavily on betting action during the College Basketball season. 

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/28/2017

Teams Affected by College Basketball ‘Bribe’ Probe – Odds Review

Teams Affected by College Basketball ‘Bribe’ Probe – Odds Review

As many as 10 college basketball assistant coaches and others have been implicated in a far-reaching probe over bribery and recruitment. 

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/28/2017

Money Laundering Suspected at Popular Casino

Money Laundering Suspected at Popular Casino

In one month (July 2015), the casino accepted $13.5 million in $20 bills alone.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/28/2017

Bookies on High Alert After Pitino Tells Staff He Expects to Lose Job at Louisville

Bookies on High Alert After Pitino Tells Staff He Expects to Lose Job at Louisville

Oddsmakers were on high alert since Tuesday afternoon following news that a handful of College Basketball coaches have been charged in a far reaching bribery case. 

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/27/2017

4 College Basketball Coaches Arrested: Not Likely to Affect Championship Odds

4 College Basketball Coaches Arrested: Not Likely to Affect Championship Odds

10 individuals were arrested Tuesday, including four NCAA College Basketball coaches, as part of an investigation into bribery involving recruitment efforts.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/26/2017

35 Rounded Up in Hawaii as Authorities Raid Underground Card Rooms

35 Rounded Up in Hawaii as Authorities Raid Underground Card Rooms

Hawaiian police have shuttered various illegal poker rooms in Oahu and arrested 35 individuals Monday.  More arrests are anticipated.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/26/2017

Professional Sports Bettor Billy Walters Ordered to Forfeit $25.4 Million

Professional Sports Bettor Billy Walters Ordered to Forfeit $25.4 Million

Money was traced to his “illegal insider-trading gains”

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/24/2017

Black Friday US Attorney Fired by Trump Joins CNN as Analyst

Black Friday US Attorney Fired by Trump Joins CNN as Analyst

Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara is joining CNN as a senior legal analyst, a CNN spokesman revealed this past week

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/24/2017

Ethereum Hacker Gives Back $3 Million

Ethereum Hacker Gives Back $3 Million

Vice Media features a report on an alleged Ethereum hacker who reportedly returned some $3 million and nobody can quite understand why.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/22/2017

DUI Arrest Nabs 12 Others, Including Mob Boss Tied to Global Fraud Scheme

DUI Arrest Nabs 12 Others, Including Mob Boss Tied to Global Fraud Scheme

The DUI arrest of a Toronto man has ultimately led to the detention of twelve others in what Canadian authorities are calling a “high value fraud ring”.  

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/21/2017

Billiard Hall Charged With Teaching Youths How to Play Poker

Billiard Hall Charged With Teaching Youths How to Play Poker

Sharky’s Arcade and Billiard Hall in McClure, PA has been cited for teaching youngsters how to play the game of poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/20/2017

Gambling-Addicted Designer Jailed for 6 Years

Gambling-Addicted Designer Jailed for 6 Years

A gambling-addicted fashion designer is accused of duping investors with a fake tickets scam to the Oscars with the guarantee of meeting actress Julia Roberts.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/19/2017

Casino Guard Shot During Armed Robbery Did Not Have a Weapon

Casino Guard Shot During Armed Robbery Did Not Have a Weapon

Authorities say a security guard who was shot and wounded during an armed robbery at a casino did not have a weapon.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/17/2017

Casino Robbers Captured: Wanted to Use Money to Buy Meth in CA

Casino Robbers Captured: Wanted to Use Money to Buy Meth in CA

A pair of casino robbers have been taken into custody. 

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/15/2017

Breaking News

January Crypto-Slump Continues With Some Bright Spots Tuesday Evening

Nearly all of the top 68 cryptocurrencies have witnessed a decline during the month of January with some bad news hitting hard Tuesday as South Korea regulators consider banning exchange trading and while rumors of banks blocking cryptocurrency charges were running rampant.

Capital One Blocks Cryptocurrency Purchases With Its Card as Bitcoin Hits Biggest Low in Weeks

Capital One Blocks Cryptocurrency Purchases With Its Card as Bitcoin Hits Biggest Low in Weeks

Tuesday was not a good day for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as nearly all of them witnessed sharp declines on the day.

Vegas Gambling Revenue Hits All Time Low

Generating $26 billion in total revenue, Nevada gaming regulators say it is a new record low for Vegas.