Crime

One of 18 Crown Resort Employees Released by Chinese Authorities

One of 18 employees of Australia's largest casino operator detained in China a month ago for suspected gambling crimes has been released on bail, the company said on Saturday.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/11/2016

Macau Former Chief Prosecutor Charged With Nearly 2000 Crimes

Macau Former Chief Prosecutor Charged With Nearly 2000 Crimes

The one-time chief prosecutor of the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau has been charged with nearly 2000 crimes including setting up a criminal syndicate, abuse of power, and money laundering.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/11/2016

Federal Agents Arrest Nine Members of Brooklyn Organized Crime Syndicate

US federal agents arrested nine reputed members of a Brooklyn-based Russian organized crime syndicate they allege to be engaged in racketeering, extortion, loansharking, drug trafficking and illegal gambling charges.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/09/2016

Banker Gets 4 Years Prison Time for $95Mil Scheme to Feed Gambling Addiction

The Department of Justice said Friday that Andrew Caspersen received four years in prison from a Manhattan federal court judge. 

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/08/2016

Old School Bookie ‘The Saint’ Dies Just Days After Prison Release

New England mobster Anthony “The Saint” St. Laurent, who was convicted of trying to hire someone to kill a rival mafia member, died Monday, two weeks after being released from federal prison. He was 75. 

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/07/2016

Former Bellagio Craps Dealer Sentenced for $1 Million Scam

Former Bellagio Craps Dealer Sentenced for $1 Million Scam

Dealer along with three others defied 452-billion-to-1 odds

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2016

William Hill Website Down Following Cyber Attack

William Hill Website Down Following Cyber Attack

The United Kingdom’s largest bookmaker, William Hill, saw its site crash this past Tuesday and now the betting firm has confirmed this was all a result of an orchestrated cyber attack.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/04/2016

TheHill.com: Video Shows Trump with Alleged Mob Figure He Denied Knowing

Video Shows Trump with Alleged Mob Figure He Denied Knowing

Video shows GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump along side mobster attending Wrestlemania event

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/02/2016

Kansas City Woman Found Guilty of Stealing $441K From Lottery Winner

Kansas City Woman Found Guilty of Stealing $441K From Lottery Winner

A federal court jury in Kansas City on Thursday found 43-year-old Freya Pearson guilty of tax evasion and defrauding a local lottery winner out of more than $440,000.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/28/2016

‘Saint’ Mobster Gets Release From Prison

‘Saint’ Mobster Gets Release From Prison

A notorious Rhode Island mobster has been released from prison after serving seven years for attempting to hire a hitman to murder a rival mobster.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/26/2016

DraftKings, FanDuel Agree to $12M Settlement With New York

DraftKings and FanDuel will pay $6 million apiece to New York state to resolve lawsuits alleging the daily fantasy sports companies engaged in false advertising under a legal settlement announced Tuesday

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/26/2016

Breaking News: Probe Into Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands

Nevada's state gambling regulator is investigating allegations that Las Vegas Sands Corp casinos allowed high-stakes Chinese players to bet millions of dollars in other people's names

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/25/2016

Bookie in UTEP Basketball Betting Scandal Pleads Guilty

A former UTEP student who graduated from the school with a finance degree in 2015 entered into a guilty plea Friday to a charge stemming from an illegal bookmaking operation that accepted wagers from three Miner men’s basketball players. 

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/22/2016

Australia's Crown Says No Charges Laid Against Staff Held in China

Australia's Crown Says No Charges Laid Against Staff Held in China

Australia's top casino operator Crown Resorts said on Thursday no charges had been laid against 18 of its staff held in China for alleged gambling crimes.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/20/2016

Assault Charges Against Former Browns Player, Gambling Addict Dropped

An Ohio judge has dismissed assault and menacing charges against former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Reggie Rucker, who police had said grabbed a man's throat and threatened to shoot him in a dispute over golf course etiquette.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/19/2016

Sleazy CA Mayor Accused of Hosting Strip Poker Game for Minors Get Charges Reduced

Sleazy CA Mayor Accused of Hosting Strip Poker Game for Minors Get Charges Reduced

Anthony Silva was arrested in August after authorities seized the 42-year-old Republican mayor’s cellphone and discovered four videos and 23 photos.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/18/2016

Australia Seeks Access to Crown Resorts Exec Held in China: Macau Fears Grow

Australia Consular officials on Tuesday visited two of the Crown Resorts executives being held by Chinese authorities, including Crowns’ VIP International executive vice-president, Jason O’Connor.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/18/2016

Kevin Costner Wants All In On ‘Molly’s Game’

Reports surfaced Monday that Kevin Costner is in talks to play Jessica Chastain’s father in the upcoming poker flick “Molly’s Game”.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/17/2016

Australia's Crown Resorts 'Deeply Concerned' About Employees Detained in China

Billionaire James Packer, the majority owner of Australian Crown Resorts Ltd, said on Tuesday he was very concerned for 18 company employees detained in China for suspected "gambling crimes."

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/17/2016

China Detention of Casino Officials Sees Gambling Companies Stocks Plummet

On Sunday, Gambling911.com reported on how Chinese officials had detained a number of employees of Australian casino firm Crown, owned by gambling magnate James Packer.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/17/2016

Crown Resorts Employees Detained in China

An undisclosed number of Crown Resorts employees have been detained by the Chinese government for suspicion of gambling crimes. 

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2016

Former Online Poker Employee Pleads Guilty

A former employee of internet gambling company PokerStars pleaded guilty on Thursday to operating an illegal gambling business, as part of a long-running case by U.S. prosecutors against the online poker industry.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/15/2016

Court Orders New Trial for Lawyer Convicted in Gambling Ring

An attorney convicted of leading a $300 million gambling ring that used a veterans charity as a front and led to the resignation of Florida’s lieutenant governor is getting a new trial.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/14/2016

Mobster, Informant Charles ‘Chucky’ Porter Dead

The highest ranking mobster in Pittsburgh, Charles “Chucky” Porter, has died at the age of 82.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/13/2016

Mobster’s Son Claims Warner Bros Stole His Script

Mobster’s Son Claims Warner Bros Stole His Script

The son of the late Sicilian mob boss Francesco “Ciccio” Gambino has sued Warner Bros claiming its 2014 movie “The Judge” is “eerily similar” to his screen treatment that he submitted to the studio six years prior.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/11/2016

Brooklyn Judge Keeps Mobster 'Monkey Man' Filocomo's Caged

Brooklyn Judge Keeps Mobster 'Monkey Man' Filocomo's Caged

Brooklyn Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis has rejected Bonanno associate Ronald “Monkey Man Filocomo’s bid for compassionate release from prison.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/07/2016

Top Legal Journal Features G911’s Somach Talking Rogue World Sports Exchange

The latest issue of the prestigious legal journal "Gaming Law Review and Economics" features an article by Gambling911.com's own Tom Somach.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2016

Former Japanese Baseball Player to be Given Suspended Sentence Over Gambling

Former Japanese Baseball Player to be Given Suspended Sentence Over Gambling

The Tokyo District Court on Wednesday sentenced a former Yomiuri Giants pitcher to 14 months in jail after he was found to be betting on baseball games and assisting with the operation of an illegal gambling ring.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2016

Serial Fraudster Banned From Casinos

A Court order has banned a serial swindler from gambling, not just at UK land-based casinos, but also online.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/04/2016

Pedophile Bookmaker has Sentence Revoked

A 52-year-old former bookie charged with visiting a 13-year-old he groomed over the Internet for sex has had his sentence revoked.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/03/2016

Breaking News

I’m a Bookie, Get Me Out of Here…… Indonesia

I’m a Bookie, Get Me Out of Here…… Indonesia

There are plenty of nations in the world that make gambling illegal, the vast majority of Muslim majority countries among them.

Court Upholds Death Sentence in Killing of Baby, Grandmother in Gambling Plot

Court Upholds Death Sentence in Killing of Baby, Grandmother in Gambling Plot

Prosecutors argued man hatched the kidnapping plot to pay for a gambling habit

Sportsbook Rental: Is There Really Such a Thing?

You are a corner bookie looking to build up your business and the thought crosses your mind: “Why not find a sportsbook rental?”