Crime

Feds Seize More Accounts in Maryland Tied to Online Gambling

Six more bank accounts connected to online gambling have been seized by the Maryland US Attorney's Office.  These were all Wachovia Bank accounts held by a company called Forshay Enterprises, Inc.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/24/2009

Maryland Actions Most Certainly Concern to Online Poker

When Gambling911.com first broke the news this past weekend that the US Attorney's Office out of Maryland had been embroiled in an aggressive probe of online casino powerhouse, Golden Casino, the o

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2009

Carmen The Cheeseman DiNunzio Extorted Boston Bookie

(Associated Press) - The former underboss of the New England mob is scheduled to be sentenced this week for bribing an undercover FBI agent posing as a state official in an attempt to win a $6 mill

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/21/2009

New Task Force Set Up To Go After Online Gambling

A new Assets Forfeiture and Financial Crimes task force has been implemented at the US Attorney's Office in Baltimore Maryland which is already being used to go after online gambling operations.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/20/2009

Golden Casino The Subject of Online Gambling Investigation

Gambling911.com can now report exclusively that the US Attorney's Office out of Maryland in conjunction with the US Attorney Office out of New York and Louisiana State law enforcement in addition t

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/19/2009

More News on Houston Poker Room Gun Battle

The funeral for Barron Glenn Boutte is today in Houston.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/18/2009

Former DC Cop Part of Gambling, Drug Ring

Federal prosecutors say a former District police officer and 11 others were part of a criminal ring that flooded Southern Maryland with cocaine for the past three years.

Darrell Alphonso Carter hasn't been a police officer for more than a decade. During some of the time since leaving the force, prosecutors say he ran a gambling operation in St. Mary's County that catered to the drug dealers he also did business with. The gambling was high stakes, with as much as $80,000 bandied about.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/16/2009

Court Date Set for Antoine Walker Vegas Casino Debt Case

LAS VEGAS-(Associated Press) -- A Las Vegas court has pushed back a status check to Oct.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/16/2009

Las Vegas Metro Undercover Drug Ops Hit Casinos

The Las Vegas Metro Police are undergoing an aggressive attempt to crack down on swimming pool "drug" parties at casino hotels throughout the strip.  The latest target:  Rehab at the Ha

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/15/2009

MD Investigation Expands to Other Online Poker Groups

Gambling911.com can confirm that an ongoing investigation being conducted by the US Attorney's Office out of Baltimore has expanded beyond a single online gambling company.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/15/2009

More Online Gambling Seizures

Authorities have filed seizure warrants for the contents of three bank accounts associated with online gambling companies in recent days according to Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/12/2009

UtlimateBet Cheating Scandal Investigation Concludes

Tokwiro Enterprises ENRG ("Tokwiro"), the parent company of UltimateBet ("UB"), yesterday received a decision from the Kahnawake Gaming Commission ("KGC"), UB's regula

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2009

Planet Hollywood Poker Scam Nets Four Supervisors

Mary Manning, Las Vegas Sun

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/09/2009

Ex Mob Boss Acquitted of Gambling Charges

Former New England Mafia captain Vincent "Vinny'' Ferrara said he didn't commit a crime when he borrowed money from a longtime friend who was under investigation for illegal gambling.

And yesterday, a judge agreed. After a half-day, jury-waived trial in Norfolk Superior Court, Judge Kenneth Fishman found 60-year-old Ferrara not guilty of a single charge of conspiring to use a telephone for gambling persons.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/09/2009

Ocean’s Producer Claims Assistant Threatened Him With Gun

TMZ.com is reporting that legendary movie producer Jerry Weintraub has claimed that his "gun-toting assistant" threatened his life.  Weintraub is the man behind Las Vegas set Ocean's fil

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Sep/08/2009

Mum Used Children’s Inheritance for Gambling

A CANBERRA mother has denied she stole more than $500,000 of her children's inheritance and lost most of it playing the pokies.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/08/2009

Indicted Billionaire Allen Stanford Owes in Gambling Debts

Online gambling websites the world over breathed a sigh of relief upon learning that billionaire Allen Stanford's bank in Antigua had been shut down.  That's because none of them had any money the

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/02/2009

Michael Jackson Betting Props

He was the biggest newsmaker of the summer following his untimely death and now the questions remain as to what killed the "King of Pop" Michael Jackson. 

Online gambling website BetUS.com began offering bets on what will happen with the Michael Jackson death investigation, and primarily the future of Dr. Conrad Murray, accused of providing Jackson with that lethal injection.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Sep/02/2009

Daniel Tzvetkoff's V8 Supercar for Sale

FALLEN information technology tycoon Daniel Tzvetkoff's V8 Supercar is covered in SuperGP stickers ready for the Gold Coast's premier four-day racing carnival in October.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/01/2009

Daniel Tzvetkoff Running Payovation?

Fresh off his stint scamming numerous online gambling companies, Gambling911.com is now learning that Daniel Tzvetkoff is reportedly running a new online payment solutions company, Payovation.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/31/2009

Illegal bookmaker Approached Australian Ashes Player

A suspected illegal bookmaker is accused of approaching an Australian Ashes player after the second Test at Lord's, according to Jamie Pandaram reporting for Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/31/2009

Online Poker Funds Will Remain Seized: Judge Throws Out Case

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller in San Diego denied a bid Thursday by lawyers for the company, Account Services Inc., and the Poker Players Alliance to return the money.

On June 2, the US Attorney's Office in Manhattan seized approximately $40 million in funds belonging to Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars, the two largest online poker rooms.  Some of that money was being transferred through Account Services, Inc.

After filing a motion asking for return of the funds, the US Attorney's Office issued an indictment against Account Services owner Douglas Rennick.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/29/2009

Ex-NBA Ref Donaghy Jailed on Probation Violation

TAMPA, Fla.  (Associated Press) - Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was back behind bars Tuesday, accused of violating his federal probation by not showing up for work, the U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/26/2009

Casino Attacks Continue in Australia

Unfortunately more serious casino news out of Australia.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/26/2009

Ryan Jenkins Suffered From Sex Addiction

The millionaire reality television star accused of murdering his model wife, Ryan Jenkins, apparently suffered from sex addiction.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/25/2009

MGM Mirage and Chinese Organized Crime

The Daily News has reported that one of six bidders to run a Las Vegas-style video slots emporium in Queens has ties to Chinese organized crime.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/24/2009

Millionaire Ryan Jenkins Fugitive Reality TV Star Found Dead

Police believed that millionaire reality TV star, Ryan Jenkins, had fled to Canada.  Their suspicions were right as Jenkins was found dead of an apparent suicide in a British Columbia hotel room.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/23/2009

Poker Player Ordered to Stand Trial for Murder of Parents

OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS)  -- A professional poker player was ordered to stand trial Friday on charges that he murdered his parents at their posh country club home.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2009

Model Jasmine Fiore at Poker Party Before Grisly Murder

A reality television millionaire is under investigation following the gruesome murder of model Jasmine Fiore.

The model was found naked and stuffed into a suitcase.

Fiore, 28, was reportedly with Ryan Alexander Jenkins -- a contestant on VH1's "Megan Wants a Millionaire"  -- at a poker party in San Diego the night before she vanished. The reality show star was described by cops as a "person of interest." 

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Aug/19/2009

Online Poker: Account Services Court Hearing Cancelled

The scheduled Friday hearing in the Account Services Corp forfeiture suit (to reclaim $14 million in seized funds) has been canceled by the court, reportedly to give the court more time to review b

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2009

Breaking News

CNBC: No sex, No gambling as China Tightens Rules on Foreign Investment

CNBC: No sex, No gambling as China Tightens Rules on Foreign Investment

New rules from Beijing prohibit investments in core military technology and anything that endangers national security, according to a report filed by CNBC Monday.

Nobody Hits Powerball: Now at $650 Million

Nobody Hits Powerball: Now $650 Mil

Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation's largest lottery jackpots will continue growing.

Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu Go at it Over Confederate Statutes

Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu Go at it Over Confederate Statutes

Negreanu: "The beliefs that Jews should be killed. Robert E. Lee believed blacks needed to be slaves. Both are vile and evil"