Crime

Poker Pro Amarillo Slim Speaks Out About His Darkest Moment

It seems these days, whenever professional poker player Amarillo Slim is in the news, it's usually not for something good.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/03/2009

BetonSports Chief Was Facing Up to 20 Years: Will Now Cooperate

With BetonSports former CEO, David Carruthers, pleading guilty Wednesday in what the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/02/2009

BetonSports.com CEO David Carruthers Pleads Guilty

David Carruthers, former BetonSports chief executive, pled guilty to Count 

One of the third superseding indictment in a St. Louis, Mo., court today. 

Mr. Carruthers agreed to not appeal provided that the sentence doesn't  exceed 33 months, which is under the terms of the agreement, as well as to not engage in United States-facing offshore gambling businesses during the time of supervised release or thereafter. 

Sentencing has been set for Friday, Oct. 2.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/01/2009

Australian Website Blacklist Entries Blamed on Russian Mob

News began leaking out over the past several days of websites appearing as part of a 2000 plus "blacklist" aimed at blocking out child pornography and beastiality: Among them, online poke

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/26/2009

Layne Flack: I Enjoy Driving Fast and Will Never Take a Breathalyzer

Arrested for DUI just two weeks ago which prompted poker pro Layne Flack to miss his appearance on NBC's National Head's Up Poker Championship, he's now playing in the World Poker Tour Bay 101.  T

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/19/2009

Next Celebrity DUI? Next Arrested? Lilly Allen The Favorite

The recent news involving Lindsay Lohan earmarks a long season of celeb busts, run-ins with the law, and general turmoil in Hollywood.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/18/2009

Italy Will Not Extradite Wife and Murderer of Adam Anhang

In a shocking new development, Italy has refused to extradite the wife of murdered online gambling executive, Adam Anhang.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/18/2009

Online Gambling Empire of Gibraltar in Hot Seat Over Bernie Madoff

It's home to some of the biggest online gambling companies in the world, including PartyGaming.  Now Gibraltar is being reviewed for its apparent connection to swindler Bernie Madoff.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/17/2009

Paroled Murderer Kills Again After Blowing Money Gambling

A paroled murderer in Australia killed again, this time a 78-year old woman.   The motive:  He blew his grocery money on the pokies, court documents heard.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/16/2009

Allen Stanford Booted Off Billionaire List

Allen Stanford, All Stanford, the Texan accused of an $8 billion fraud by U.S.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/11/2009

Credit Card Fraud an Obvious Problem in Costa Rica

Bookmakers, employees...and yes, tourists....beware.  Credit card fraud is a very serious problem in the world's epicenter of online gambling.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/10/2009

Gambling News: Federal Probe Into Alabama Attorney General’s Office

Reports surfaced on Monday that federal prosecutors were investigating Alabama Attorney General, Troy King, along with his possible connections to gambling.

King apparently has threatened to shut down some electronic bingo operations while allowing others to stay in business.  He claims to oppose gambling but believes that "some electronic gambling machines are allowed under constitutional amendments that authorized the bingo operations."

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/09/2009

Layne Flack An Ongoing DUI Investigation Says Las Vegas PD

Poker player Layne Flack, scheduled to participate in this past weekend's National Heads-Up Poker Championship, was arrested on Friday morning and replaced by David Oppenheimer last minute.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Mar/09/2009

Armed Raid of William Hill Bookmaker Had People Flocking for Dropped Cash

News that a robber had dropped bank notes after fleeing the scene at a Glasgow William Hill bookmaking shop had citizens flocking to find the cash.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/09/2009

Layne Flack Claims His Blood Alcohol Level Was Zero

Professional poker player Layne Flack issued a statement Saturday confirming he had been arrested in Las Vegas during the early morning hours Friday for speeding, but Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/07/2009

Poker Pro Layne Flack Charged With DUI

One of the most hated poker players, Layne Flack, has been charged with Driving While Under the Influence.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/07/2009

Cancun CAP Spring Break Hell

It's no secret that the drug violence in Mexico has gotten completely out of control. 

Mexico's rampant drug violence has put the issue of safety front and center for would-be vacationers, and put the country's publicity-sensitive tourism promoters on the defensive. Tens of thousands of foreign visitors are expected to hit Mexican beaches such as Cancun for spring break, which lasts through April. 

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/06/2009

NFL Sideline Reporter Lindsay Soto Stalker Arrested

A Wellington, Florida, man, John Stewart Taylor, 37, has been arrested and held on $25,000 bail for stalking NFL sideline reporter, Lindsay Soto. 

Taylor, who was already in jail for a probation violation, was slapped with the charge after NFL Network officials contacted the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office about a "large amount" of obscene messages left on Soto's voicemail.

He left a whopping 300 messages.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Mar/06/2009

Chelsea Footballer Ashley Cole Arrested

As first reported by the Daily Mail on Thursday, Chelsea football star, Ashley Cole, has been arrested for a drunken confrontation with police during the overnight hours in West London.

Sources told the paper that Cole had repeatedly swore at a photographer then started abusing police after emerging from the Collection nightclub in Brompton.  Police brought Cole to the station to "sober up".

Once he did so, Cole apologized for the incident after being released around 5:30 am.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/05/2009

Poker Pro Eric Cloutier Charged With Money Laundering, Felony Theft

(Associated Press) A nine-month investigation led to the arrest last Thursday of a Lafayette bar owner and former ice hockey player on charges including money laundering, racketeering, computer fraud and felony theft, state authorities said.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/05/2009

Scherer Asks for Public Defender at Arraignment

The online poker pro who has been charged in the brutal murder of his own parents has asked Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert McGuiness for a public defender, stating that he was yet to hi

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/26/2009

Poker Pro Arrested in Murder of Parents

A professional poker player suspected of killing his mother and poker pro father last year in California has been arrested and charged in the slayings.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/26/2009

Underbelly Series to Continue Says Channel Nine Exec

In its second season, Australia's Underbelly franchise has witnessed massive viewership.  More than 2 million people tune in nightly.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/22/2009

Bodog Faces Civil Contempt Charges in Las Vegas Court

March 5, 2009, exactly 11 years to the date that 21 online gambling operators were indicted for violation of an obscure 1963 "Wire Act" and it is this day that Bodog officers will need to

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/20/2009

James Packer Macau Casinos Mentioned in Bribe Case

Two casinos owned by Australian mogul, James Packer, were mentioned in court documents related to bribery allegations against a former Macau government official, Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/19/2009

Federal Judge Orders Forfeiture of $10 Mil From Bodog

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/19/2009

Antigua Freezes Assets in Stanford International Bank

Much as they did when one of the world's largest online gambling firms, BetonSports, shut down under investigation nearly three years ago, the tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua has froze all assets

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/19/2009

Poker Player Daniel Schleben Pleads Guilty in Cocaine Case

Poker pro Daniel "Gomez" Schleben pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Knoxville, Tennessee court to conspiracy to distribute cocaine. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/19/2009

Boxer Jeff Fenech French Mate Speaks Out Over Assault

The long time friend of Australian boxer Jeff Fenech is speaking out over an assault that left him bloodied and missing a tooth at the hands of Fenech.

Peter Mitrevski Sr told the Daily Telegraph he was asked to take the fall for a diamond deal involving the former champion - and was king-hit when he refused to co-operate.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/18/2009

Allen Stanford Fraud Case Could Mar Online Gambling Hub

The tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua has done most things right.  They have cooperated with other international governments in order to ensure their banks were in compliance as a means of cracking

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/18/2009

Breaking News

Profits Continue to Rise in Atlantic City

Profits Continue to Rise in Atlantic City

Atlantic City's casinos have seen their gross operating profits increase by nearly 20 percent in the first six months of this year, according to new state date released Tuesday.

Online Casinos Now Offering Cash Back on Losses

Online Casinos Now Offering Cash Back on Losses

While common among many of the North American race books, cash back on losses is only beginning to catch on with the online casinos now. 

Vegas to Debut First Free-Roam Virtual Reality Arena at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

Vegas to Debut First Free-Roam Virtual Reality Arena at MGM Grand Casino

Vegas' first multi-player free-roam VR experience inside LEVEL UP gaming lounge unveiled September 8.