Officials Backhoe Lawn of Gambler Looking for Money

By George Anastasia, Bonnie L. Cook, and Derrick Nunnally

Inquirer Staff Writers

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/01/2010

Poker Robber Convicted in Ohio

An Ohio man is facing several years in prison for his role in a poker tournament robbery.  Sentencing was slated to take place shortly. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Mar/31/2010

DOJ Begins Civil Forfeiture for Online Poker Funds Seized

The DOJ has started a civil forfeiture action for the funds they seized through Baltimore.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/30/2010

Macau Murder for Hire Tie-ing Las Vegas Sands

Reuters was revealed on Wednesday (local time) the ties to casino gambling in Macau and the underworld of organized crime which threatens to place the Las Vegas Sands in jeopardy. 

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/30/2010

Another Terrifying Poker Tournament Robbery

Austin, Texas is the scene of the latest brazen poker tournament robbery.  This one follows just weeks after five bandits raided the EPT Berlin poker event, a robbery that gained international med

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/29/2010

Casino Raided by Armed Gang

Just weeks after a high profile poker tournament in Berlin, bandits have raided the Basle's Grand Royal casino.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/28/2010

46 Arrested in Football Match Fixing Scandal

Police in Turkey have arrested 46 individuals alleged to have been involved in an elaborate football match-fixing plot.  Those arrested include players and coaches.  Some 30 matches are believed

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/25/2010

Staten Island Businesses Tied to Mob-Run Sports Betting


Submitted by Guest on, Mar/25/2010

Berlin Poker Robbery Suspects Would Surely Have Killed

Now that all four suspects in a daring daylight poker tournament have been rounded up, it is becoming ever so clear what these individuals were capable of.  Each had extensive rap sheets despite a

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/22/2010

More Casino Robberies: This Time in The Caribbean

Media Man and Gambling911 are deeply disturbed by the recent increase in casino robberies and heists and poker tournaments.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/22/2010

Berlin Poker Robbers at Large Will be Caught Soon

Police have launched a massive manhunt for two remaining suspects in a brazen Berlin poker robbery.  Two individuals are now in custody following the March 6 incident at the Grand Hyatt Hotel duri

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/18/2010

Gambling: MGM Partner Said to Have Organized Crime Ties

The MGM Mirage is trying to sever its ties with MGM Grand Macau, claiming that the later's co-owner, Patsy Ho, is "financially dependent on her father, casino magnate Stanley Ho."  Addit

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/18/2010

Three Suspects Still On Lam in EPT Berlin Poker Robbery

With news Wednesday that two suspects in connection with a brazen poker tournament robbery in Berlin had turned themselves in, the identities of three other individuals still at large have been rel

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/17/2010

2nd Berlin Poker Robbery Suspect Captured: Others Named

It's been a terrific day on the Berlin poker robbery capture front as yet another suspect has been taken into custody.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/17/2010

March Madness Office Pools Costs Employers $1.8 Billion

Most work places this week have partaken in the annual ritual of setting up March Madness office pools while the more savvy employee uses his or her Web-enabled phone to Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/17/2010

Berlin Poker Robbery Suspect Surrenders to Police

One of those suspected in a brazen Berlin poker tournament robbery on March 6 has surrendered to police.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/17/2010

Extra Security in Place for European Poker Tour

Austrian police have announced they will take special security precautions in light of what transpired earlier this month in Berlin when bandits robbed an in progress poker tournament, the European

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/16/2010

Man Sentenced for Bilking $7M From Casinos

SAN DIEGO (Associated Press) -- A San Diego man who led a card-cheating ring that bilked dozens of casinos out of $7 million was sentenced Monday to nearly six years in federal prison.

Phuong Quoc Truong has acknowledged leading the ring, known as the "Tran Organization," that targeted 27 casinos across the country, including three American Indian casinos near San Diego. The operation began in 2002.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/16/2010

Gang-Related Shooting Injures 2 in Cali Casino

Authorities have arrested the alleged gunman in the gang-related shooting of two teenagers at an Amador County casino.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/15/2010

Berlin Poker Robbery Suspect Released

Berlin police have released a suspect they believed to have been involved in a much publicized poker robbery last Saturday.  They initially believed he and three other men stormed the European Pok

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/14/2010

Man Attacks at Australia Casino: More Online Gambling News

A man has been questioned by police after a bouncer was allegedly head-butted at Burswood Casino in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Mar/13/2010

Man Will Face Life Sentence for Botched Poker Robbery

A San Antonio man was sentence to life in prison after jurors found him guilty for his participation in a botched poker tournament robbery.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Mar/11/2010

Berlin Television Appeal to Catch Poker Robbers

A television appeal was launched in an effort to find four robbers who made off with close to a quarter million euros this past Saturday during a brazen afternoon robbery at the Grand Hyatt Hotel i

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/11/2010

Stateside Bookies, Costa Rica Business Indicted

A federal indictment unsealed today charged four men and two companies with running an illegal gambling business that attracted about $3.6 million in bets over three years.

Gerlarmo Cammisano, 56, James J. Moretina, 60, James L. Dicapo, 57, and Michael J. Lombardo, 54, each were charged with violations of federal gambling laws in the 23-count indictment returned Tuesday in Kansas City.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/10/2010

Newest Poker Millionaire on CBS Morning Show Recalls Heist

Speaking on CBS Early Show, European Poker Tour Berlin million dollar winner, Kevin MacPhee discussed what transpired during a brazen armed robbery at the event last Saturday afternoon.

"We heard some screaming and yelling and we weren't sure what was really going on," MacPhee told Early Show co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez. "There was a lot of panic and the TV stage started to collapse. When that started to happen, all of the players got up out of their seats to see what was happening."

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/10/2010

Berlin Poker Robbery Becomes International Story

Chances are the EPT Berlin Poker event would have been forgotten by all but the most hardcore of poker fans.  A brazen robbery Saturday afternoon while cameras were rolling has ensured the Europea

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/09/2010

Ben Roethlisberger's Sexual Assault: Odds makers Back Off For Now

Ben Roethlisberger's latest predicament has oddsmakers wondering what can and cannot be considered in "bad taste" when it comes to a "bad boy" athlete.  This is the second time

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/09/2010

Berlin Poker Robbery an Inside Job?

Berlin police confirmed Tuesday they were looking for a 5th suspect in a daytime robbery that occurred at the Grand Hyatt Hotel during filming of the European Poker Tour.  Police believ

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Mar/09/2010

Hand Grenade Thrown at Home of Intralot CEO

This past weekend marked an uptick in crime aimed at the gambling sector.  First, a brazen robbery took place during an international poker tournament in Berlin on Saturday (most of which was caug

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/09/2010

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