Crime

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

A U.S.

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

Pacman Jones, Michael Vick Odds Now Offered at BetUS

Adam Pacman Jones' career in the NFL has been marred by criminal activity and Michael Vick's well publicized involvement in a dog fighting ring landed him in jail for a lengthy sentence and loss of

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/17/2009

Poker Pro Among Those Arrested in Michael Phelps Bong Case

Olympic gold medalist swimmer, Michael Phelps, may have gotten off easy following the now infamous "bong smoking" photo.  He just lost a precious endorsement deal with Kellogg but others

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/16/2009

Stabbing Suspect is Sister of Poker Pro

A Montana woman who was arrested for stabbing a man is the sister of professional poker player Jesse Petrakis, PokerHelper.com has learned exclusively.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/16/2009

Law Enforcement Probe Online Poker Room

An American online poker room that went out of business last year is being investigated by police.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/13/2009

8 Arrests Made in Michael Phelps Bong Case

The notorious bong Olympian gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps was photographed smoking has been found and 8 were arrested in an investigation by the Richard County Sheriff's Department.  Phelps hi

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/11/2009

Bernard Madoff Scammed Professional Poker Player

A professional poker player who is in the Poker Hall of Fame is among the thousands of investors who were scammed out of money by con man financial manager Bernard Madoff.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/10/2009

South Carolina Will Rule if Poker is a Game of Skill

South Carolina will be the latest state to determine if poker is a game of skill or game of chance.  After victories in Pennsylvania and Colorado, the poker community took it on the chin when a We

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/10/2009

No Predators at This Year’s LA County Sheriff’s Dept Poker Classic

The sheriffs have learned their lesson.

Finally.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/07/2009

Online Casino Affiliates Must Apply Pressure to Grand Prive

Despite tensions between two of the top online casino affiliate organizations, Casino Affiliate Programs and the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association, there is common ground among members related

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/05/2009

Randy Meisner Imposter Still Conning at Super Bowl in Vegas

The infamous Randy Meisner imposter (the real Meisner used to play with the Eagles) is fast losing ground thanks partly to the iPhone/Blackberry and a little help from Gambling911.com.  2009 Wor

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/04/2009

Online Gambling Magnate Arrested in Bangkok

Indian online gambling tycoon, Karan Singh Thakral, has been arrested in Bangkok Thailand.  The man was taken into custody on Wednesday, authorities announced.

Pol Maj-Gen Pongpat said Mr Thakral, 39, was part of the online gambling network focusing mostly on football betting.  The operation is estimated to have took in a turnover of 3.2 billion of baht, equivalent to around US$2.5 billion.

Pol Maj-Gen Pongpat said Mr Thakral had pleaded not guilty to the charge but police had enough evidence from previous arrests to prosecute him.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/04/2009

Michael Phelps Could Face Charges for Bong Pipe Incident

14-time gold medal Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is facing charges following a much publicized incident this past weekend.  Phelps admitte

Poker Pro Harassed by Feds: Suspected of Being Drug Dealer

Professional poker player David Peat says he was rousted at an airport by Federal agents who thought he was a drug dealer because he was carrying a lot of cash.

Peat, of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, earlier this week relayed the harrowing tale at the poker-themed posting forum, www.twoplustwo.com

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/02/2009

More Than 50 Poker Machines Seized in Multi-Cities Raids

Police in both Chicago and New York raided two illegal gambling venues, seizing over 50 poker machines over the weekend.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/01/2009

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