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Introducing ChatBSV... And Goodbye Binance as Exchange Must Leave U.S. Market

Binance chief steps down after pleading guilty to money laundering.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/21/2023

Illinois Professor Calls for Criminalization of Web Gambling, Compares to Drug Dealing

Kindt has written an article published by the Corporate Crime Reporter that contends gambling firms and government are complicit in promoting an activity that has led to addiction, suicides and even murder.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/20/2023

Bookies Behaving Badly Part 4: Pay Mob Protection or End Up as ‘Trunk Music’

Chicago 1984: Two rival bookies meet in a city restaurant, throw money down on the table and question the other’s ethics.  Months later, one of those bookies turned up dead.  This Bookies Behaving Badly installment was originally published on August 30, 2015 and is being revisited this day November 20, 2023.

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Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Nov/19/2023

Mickey Mouse Officially Joins the Sports Betting Club With Debut of ESPN Bet

The new brand ushers in the return of pro sports bettor Captain Jack Andrews to the Twittersphere as he advises everyone to document when they've had their limits cut and bets cancelled. 

Submitted by Frank Doyle on, Nov/15/2023

Poker Perv Sentenced to Four Years

Poker Perv Sentenced to Four Years

The hummus-gobbling perv sexually molested two underage girls in California and served time in prison but now he's returning behind bars for a different crime.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/14/2023

Judge Sentences Las Vegas Casino Thief Who Conned Employees Into Giving Him Over $1M

Individual pretended to be owner or high ranking executive of casinos requiring large sum of money for emergency matters.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/03/2023

Sam Bankman-Fried's Prison Sentence Over, Under Set at 80.5 Years By Oddsmakers

Jury finds one time crypto billionaire guilty on all seven counts.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/02/2023

Sandro Tonali Won't Be Playing With Newcastle as FIFA Extends Gambling Ban

"The request submitted by the Italian Football Association to extend the sanction it imposed on the player Sandro Tonali on [Friday] to have worldwide effect has been granted," FIFA said in a statement.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Oct/27/2023

Newcastle's £52m Star Sandro Tonali Banned Amidst Massive Gambling Probe

The 23-year-old will not be eligible to play again until August and will be unavailable to feature at Euro 2024 next summer should Italy qualify.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Oct/26/2023

Trump’s Fines Will Total Six Figures, According to Oddsmaker

Trump’s Fines Will Total Six Figures, According to Oddsmaker

Donald Trump is now playing the role of professional athlete.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/25/2023

Prison Poker Games Could Help Solve Missing Person Cold Cases

Prison Poker Games Could Help Solve Missing Person Cold Cases

Cleveland Missing, a nonprofit focused on helping families of missing persons, has created a deck of playing cards featuring 52 cases from northern Ohio in hopes that inmates could potentially solve cold cases.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/25/2023

Joren van der Sloot Finally Confesses to Murder Natalie Halloway

Joren van der Sloot Finally Confesses to Murder Natalie Halloway

Is currently serving time for murder of Peruvian woman the poker player met in casino.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/23/2023

Worldgame365.me Center Stage in Italy Football Gambling Scandal

Worldgame365.me Center Stage in Italy Football Gambling Scandal

Sandro Tonali has denied introducing fellow footballer Nicolo Fagioli to an illegal betting app that is center stage in an expansive sports betting probe tied to Italian football players.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Oct/19/2023

Newcastle £52m New Signing Sandro Tonali is a 'Gambling Addict' According to Agent

The admission comes in the wake of a massive gambling probe that is currently rocking Italian football.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Oct/17/2023

Mob Scion Thomas Gambino Dead at Age 94

Mob Scion Thomas Gambino Dead at Age 94

In the 90's, Gambino went on trial  on charges that he engaged in racketeering in Connecticut by controlling major gambling and loan-sharking operations there. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/16/2023

High Roller Blames Casino Losses on Spiked Drink

News of the suit comes as a class action complaint was filed against MGM following a massive breach of customer data.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Oct/16/2023

Truth About Real Reason for Ousting of Ex Resorts World CEO Coming Soon He Says

Termination comes as current and former casino executives said to be under federal probe.

Submitted by Frank Doyle on, Oct/13/2023

Caesars Admits to Second Cyber Attack That Compromised Customer Data... After Paying Ransom

Both MGM and Caesars are now facing lawsuits in the wake of last month's cyber attacks

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/08/2023

All MGM Customer Personal Data Including Social Security Numbers Breached

MGM has confirmed that all customer data provided to the casino and hospitality company prior to March 2019 has been breached following a massive cyber attack last month that crippled operations for more than a week.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/06/2023

Gambler Sues After Getting Hit in Eye By Rogue Roulette Ball at Vegas Casino

The lawsuit, filed by local resident Dalease Brown, claims that the dealer rolled the roulette marble “in a negligent and unsafe speed/manner". 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/02/2023

Bob Baffert Sues Social Media Influencers: Accuses Them of Extortion, Defamation

Suit claims that one of the influencers “specifically asked his followers to bring dangerous objects to hurl at Baffert and his family."

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Sep/28/2023

Any Odds on Senator Menendez Resigning?

Any Odds on Senator Menendez Resigning?

Menendez plead not guilty on Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of pocketing bribes of cash and gold bars in exchange for wielding his political influence.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/27/2023

Attorney: Twitter Bookies the Scourge of Sports Betting Today

Attorney Joe Durham names names and warns about Leighton Thetford III @purewage_. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/27/2023

Attorney Talks Going After Stiff Bookies and How Certain State Laws Make it Possible

No longer will so-called Twitter bookie say "What are you going to do, sue me for taking bets?"  Attorney Durham says "That's exactly what I'm going to do".  And he's going to sue him for every bet he's ever taken from anybody.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/26/2023

Attorney Representing Whistleblower in Bookie Case to Appear on Vegashorsepools

Defendant owns Alabama car dealership. "I have been getting tons of questions about this case and I look forward to recording with @vegashorsepools....and I will try to address a lot of the questions I consistently get."

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/25/2023

Bombshell Report: Bookie Being Sued Once Broke Into Home, Was Shot By Owner

"He was laying on his butt and crying," a neighbor said after the co-defendant was shot multiple times.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/25/2023

Confidential FBI Source Calls Resorts World Vegas Sleuth David Wheatley a 'Dope' Amidst Scandal

Sacked Resorts World President Scott Sibella's alleged improprieties, and rationale behind his termination, may jeopardize MGM's hopes to secure a NYC casino license.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/22/2023

4 More Iowa Athletes Plead Guilty to Underage Gambling

Per ESPN's Adam Rittenberg, the reduced charge of underage gambling carries a fine of $645 and the athletes won't face further criminal penalties.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/20/2023

Interpol Helps Take Down Massive Gambling Ring

“Organized crime groups will exploit the tiniest of gaps given the opportunity. In this case, we’re talking about a 20 or 30 second advantage that led to significant gains,” said INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/17/2023

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Former Longhorns Player Sued for Running GA Bookie Biz

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Former Longhorns Player Sued for Running GA Bookie Biz

One of those sued went on to work for the Houston Texans.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/16/2023

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