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Eye On Gaming Head John Kelly to Pay Back $17k in Gambling Debts

Got ‘scared’ after car’s tires were slashed (originally published 5/21/2012)

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/22/2016

Report Claims Paddy Power, Other Bookmakers Spying on Punters

Report Claims Paddy Power, Other Bookmakers Spying on Punters

UK’s third largest bookmaker, Paddy Power, and others have been spying on customers by using intrusive online trackers and social media background checks.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/01/2016

Pentagon Reimbursed Employees for Casino, Strip Club Visits

Top Department of Defense officials failed to take appropriate actions after it was discovered that employees used US Government issued credit cards to pay for casino and strip club visits, according to an inspector general report released on Tuesday.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/30/2016

Embattled Alabama Governor: ‘Gambling People Fueled Affair Rumors’

More audio surfaces, this time of Governor condemning gambling interests for their alleged role in affair rumors

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/11/2016

FaZe Clan Caught Up in Latest CS:GO Row

It seems to be never ending in terms of the Counter Strike: Global Offensive online gambling scandal that has gripped the world of eSports.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/22/2016

Twitch Shuts Down Phantoml0rd Channel After Allegations of CSGOShuffle Odds Rigging

The popular social media video streaming website Twitch has shut down a channel belonging to eSports star James Varga (aka Phantom0rd) amidst allegations of odds rigging.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/19/2016

Manipulation of Odds Accusation in CS:GO Shuffle Skin

Reports that another CS:GO skin owner was allegedly manipulating odds on his respective gambling skin while failing to disclose his ownership interest.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/18/2016

Valve Says They'll Start Cracking Down On Gambling Sites That Use Steam

Following over a week of silence when it was uncovered that two YouTubers with millions of subscribers had ownership interests in a site they repeatedly promoted without full disclosure, video game developer Valve has finally spoken out.  

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/13/2016

Virtual Assault Rifles, Minors and Online Gambling Perfect Together

Welcome to the new unregulated Wild West world of online gambling, one that features, among other things, virtual assault rifles.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/09/2016

Forbes: ’Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ Gambling Scandal ‘Beyond Contempt’

Trevor ‘TmarTn’ Martin and Tom ‘ProSyndicate’ Cassell, the two YouTubers behind the scandal, have run a long-con, willfully, gleefully scamming their own fans—many of whom are just kids—and then dodging accountability after the fact....

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/08/2016

TmarTn's Lawyer Says ‘No Further Public Comments’ Regarding Gambling Scandal

TmarTn's Lawyer Says ‘No Further Public Comments’ Regarding Gambling Scandal

Shamed YouTube star Trevor "TmarTn" Martin has yet to respond to requests for comment on the matter of his promotion of an online gambling website while failing to disclose his co-ownership interest in said site.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/07/2016

Valve Public Silence in Wake of Gambling Scandal ‘Unconscionable’

The fallout from a scandal involving popular YouTubers failing to disclose their ties to an online gambling site continued Wednesday with a lawyer representing a player suing the game developer over “illegal gambling” saying that Valve’s public silence is “unconscionable”.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/06/2016

Steamer Reveals: CS:GO Gambling Sites Can be Rigged (Video)

The reaction on YouTube, Reddit and elsewhere make it abundantly clear that what Trevor "TmarTn" Martin and Tom "Syndicate" Cassell had done was wrong.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/05/2016

Trevor ‘TmarTn’ Martin to Issue Statement on CS:GO Lotto Fiasco: ‘TmarTn’ Twitter Hacked

Trevor ‘TmarTn’ Martin to Issue Statement on CS:GO Lotto Fiasco: ‘TmarTn’ Twitter Hacked

There were plenty of fireworks this 4th of July as YouTube and eSports stars, Trevor "TmarTn" Martin and Tom "Syndicate" Cassell, came under fire for failing to reveal their ownership interests in Counter-Strike: GO gambling website CS:GO Lotto.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/04/2016

Sex Party Scandal Hangs Over La Roja Ahead of Euro 2016 Debut: Latest Odds

The Spain v Czech Republic Euro 2016 odds were coming in at Spain 1-2 and Czech Republic 7-1 with the Draw at 3-1.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/11/2016

Blackjack Players Urged to Use Caution With Skrill

Internet blackjack information portal Online Blackjack has posted an advisory to their visitors this week, noting that users need to be aware of a security breach at popular e-Payment processor Skrill, noting that one player has already been taken to the cleaners for more than 150,000 Euros.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/24/2016

High Roller Suffers Skrill Hack, Has Thousands Stolen

Earlier this month a VIP high roller ended up logging into his Skrill account only to notice that his account had been hacked and more than €150,000 was stolen.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/22/2016

Johnny Manziel in More Hot Water

CLEVELAND (Associated Press) — Johnny Manziel's troubles keep piling up.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/07/2016

Report: Johnny Manziel Was in Disguise at Vegas Casino

Following reports that Cleveland’s troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel had been spotted over the weekend in a Vegas casino and the Browns organization seeming oblivious to it all, ESPN followed up with a story that Manziel had donned a disguise while at the tables.

More specifically, ESPN says he was wearing a blonde wig, fake mustache and sunglasses.

Fox Sports noted that “as soon as this report came out, a nation collectively got on their computers, fired up Photoshop and quickly went to work on what Billy looked like”.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/05/2016

MLB Commissioner on track for Pete Rose decision before end of year

(AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred remains on track to decide Pete Rose's application for reinstatement by the end of next month.

Then Cincinnati's manager, Rose agreed in 1989 to a lifetime ban from baseball after an MLB investigation concluded he bet on games involving the Reds while managing and playing. Rose applied for reinstatement in September 1997 and met with Commissioner Bud Selig in November 2002, but Selig never ruled on Rose's application.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/10/2015

Ahmed Zayat & American Pharoah Spelling Mistake

Ahmed Zayat has a long controversial history – and a long history of blaming others for his mis-deeds.

As today’s New York Times recounts, his inability to tell the truth extends even to the name of the horse, American Pharoah.

Submitted by Payton on, May/22/2015

Poker Pro Phil Ivey on ’60 Minutes’: ‘Being Called a Cheater is Very Bad’

One of the most recognized professional poker players in the world, Phil Ivey, sits down with CBS Sports James Brown in a candid “60 Minutes” segment on Showtime October 7, 2014. Ivey is not known for giving many interviews.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/03/2014

The World’s Most Notorious Chip Dumpers in Poker: Where Are They Now?

In light of Tuesday’s news that the Equity Poker Network has put an abrupt stop to an online chip dumping scheme, Gambling911.com has decided to take a more in depth look at some of the world’s most notorious chip dumpers of our time.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/30/2014

Oddsmakers React to FSU Jameis Winston Suspension: Knock 4 Points Off Line vs. Clemson

Florida State University has suspended Heisman Trophy Winner Jameis Winston for the first half against Clemson on Saturday night.   Oddsmakers swiftly cut four points off the -20 to bring this line down to Seminoles -16.5 at Bookmaker by late Wednesday afternoon.   Nearly 75% of the betting action was on Clemson here with the line at -16.5.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Sep/17/2014

PokerStars Says ‘No’ to ‘Free Gaza’ and Other Political Messages

Following the EPT Barcelona €50,000 Super High-Roller event of this past week in which WSOP One Drop winner Dan Colman wore a “Free Palestine” shirt and his backer Olivier Busquet wore a “Save Gaza” shirt, PokerStars has put an end to so-called political statement apparel during tournament play.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/23/2014

Did Poker Pro Daniel Cates Hire Hitman to Try and Off Noah Boeken?

Poker pro Daniel Cates engaged in an online chat with fellow pro Noah Boeken whereby he suggested the hiring of a hitman

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/21/2014

Bet365.com Samuel L. Jackson Promos Under Scrutiny

Popular British-based online bookmaker Bet365 has come under fire down under with its promos that feature Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson.  The company is accused by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) of failing to properly disclose terms associated with offers of free bets and deposit bonuses.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/14/2014

Borgata’s $9.6 million Lawsuit Against Phil Ivey May Take a Year to be Heard

A $9.6 million claim filed against big name poker pro Phil Ivey will likely be delayed at least another year.

Ivey is being used by Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel and Casino over an alleged playing card scam.  The suit is claiming fraudulent winnings during a series of visits to the casino in 2012.

PokerFuse.com was able to obtain the court schedule for this matter with hearings to be held right up to July 2015:

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/12/2014

Canadian Police Refuse to Identify Paddy Power Hacker: 649,000 Accounts Breached

Ontario authorities this week stated they will not be releasing the name of an individual said to have hacked some 649,000 customer accounts at Paddy Power, the UK’s third largest bookmaker.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/04/2014

Moldea: ‘No Fewer Than 26 Past and Present NFL Team Owners had Ties to Mafia’

MediaBistro.com reveals that five eBooks have been selected as part of an ongoing series curated for Open Road Integrated Media by NYU Professor of Media Studies Mark Crispin Miller.

Among those titles, Dan E. Moldea’s “Interference”.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/10/2014

Breaking News

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Celebrates Completion of Phase One Expansion

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Celebrates Completion of Phase One Expansion

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa staged a traditional “guitar smash” today to commemorate the completion of its phase one expansion.

Streamer Wins $271,000 While Streaming Live on YouTube

Streamer Wins $271,000 While Live on YouTube: Breaks Record

Believed to be a record set by any streamer.

Brother of Jaguars Leonard Fournette Arrested on Gambling Charges

Brother of Jaguars Leonard Fournette Arrested on Gambling Charges

Lanard Fournette is a running back with LSU.