Crime

Rugby League Captain Sentenced for Role in Pokie Scam

Former New Zealand rugby league captain Hugh McGahan has been sentenced in an Auckland District Court this week for his role in a $NZ2 million ($A1.56 million) pokie scam.

Submitted by Guest on, May/08/2009

Betcha.com Boss Determined to Jump Back Into Betting Business

Jenny Woo here for Gambling911.com and I had the opportunity to sit down with Nick Jenkins, founder of Betcha.com.  If some of you aren't familiar with the site, let me give you a brief summary. 

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, May/01/2009

Attempted Robbery at Michael Gracz Poker Game

Poker Pro and World Series of Poker bracelet winner Michael Gracz was reportedly playing in a home poker game in his hometown

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2009

Craigslist Killer Had Gambling Problem Say Authorities

 

A Boston man accused of slaying a Manhattan woman he met won Craigslist, the popular online classifieds website, may have owed significant gambling debts.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/22/2009

Recession Hits the Mafia

The current economic downturn seems to be having an adverse effect on every industry whether legitimate or not-so-legitimate.  Case in point:  The Japanese Mafia is being hurt by the recession.Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/20/2009

Two Men Charged in Australian Casino Brawl

Two men and a woman linked to the Rebels outlaw bikie gang have been charged over a brawl at a Sydney casino, police say.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/14/2009

Alameda, California Scene of Yet Another Gambling Debt Murder

It was only last year that professional poker player, Ernest Scherer Jr., 60, and his wife, Charlene Abendroth, 57, were found brutally slain in their Pleasanton, California home.  The couple were

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/14/2009

Sydney Casino Brawl Results in 20 Arrests

Police were called to Star City at Pyrmont early this morning after reports of a fight between two groups.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/11/2009

Borgota Gambling Ring Figure Eludes Prison

By KITTY CAPARELLA
Philadelphia Daily News

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/10/2009

Who’s Who of the Poker Bad Guys

The online poker blog Pokerati featured a good piece about the "Bad Guys of Poker" - and we're not talking about the "David William I'm Too Coo

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/09/2009

Bet On Blagojevich

That's right, you can now bet on former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich or "Blago" as many call him for short.

Blagojevich was arrested on a number of federal corruption charges December 9, 2008 including attempting to sell Barack Obama's vacated United States Senate seat to the highest bidder. Ultimately, he appointed fellow Democrat and former state attorney Roland Burris on New Year's Eve 2008. After months of investigation and embarrassment in the media, "Blago" was indicted this month.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/08/2009

Allen Stanford Expects to be Indicted in Two Weeks

International financier and Antigua's biggest banker, Allen Stanford, said in an interview Monday that he anticipates being indicted within the next two weeks.  Stanford cried, denied and threaten

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/06/2009

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

Breaking News

Pablo Escobar Hit Man Found in Violation of Parole, Found at Gambling Party

Pablo Escobar Hit Man Found in Violation of Parole, Found at Gambling Party

Colombian authorities are seeking to re-arrest a former hit man for late drug lord Pablo Escobar for violating his parole after he was caught partying with a major trafficker wanted by the U.S., prosecutors said Saturday.

Major Investment Firms Ready as Bitcoin Futures Launch Monday Morning

Major Investment Firms Ready as Bitcoin Futures Launch Monday Morning

Bitcoin futures began going live in the Asian market early Monday morning, and they could change the game for cryptocurrencies.

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