Crime

What the Hell Happened to SportsbookReview?

SportsBookReview was easily over the last decade plus Gambling911.com's top competitor.  Not only did they provide a loyal and active industry posting forum, SBR enjoyed a massive search presence, especially when it came to forum topics. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/31/2023

van Der Sloot Beaten Badly in Peruvian Prison

Van der Sloot's Peruvian attorney, Maximo Altez, said he doesn't believe the beating was related to the upcoming extradition

van der Sloot is set to be extradited to the U.S. on extortion and wire fraud charges stemming from an accusation that he tried to profit from his connection to the Natalie Holloway case. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/29/2023

Judge Rules Taking Bets From Grey Market No Big Deal

Judge Rules Taking Bets From Grey Market No Big Deal

New York federal district court judge Paul A. Engelmayer has ruled that it is fine for an online sportsbook to take bets from so-called "grey areas" just as long as the business discloses they did so and that information is accurate.

Submitted by Frank Doyle on, May/23/2023

Former State Trooper Who Tipped Off Illegal Sports Betting Ring Pleads Guilty

Former State Trooper Who Tipped Off Illegal Sports Betting Ring Pleads Guilty

Seven individuals were charged in January for their role in running the business.  It is alleged to have taken in millions of dollars over a multi-year period as part of a 48-page complaint. 

Submitted by Frank Doyle on, May/22/2023

Law Enforcement Detail Sportsbook Customer Account Hackings

Law Enforcement Detail Sportsbook Customer Account Hackings

The defendant had at least three co-conspirators with 30 of the compromised betting accounts are located within the Southern District of New York.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/19/2023

Joran van der Sloot to be Extradited to US: Served Time for Killing Girl He Met at Casino

Joran van der Sloot to be Extradited to US

van der Sloot was widely believed to go by the online poker handle of AANOTILTKK.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/11/2023

Iowa Hawkeyes, ISU Cyclones Betting Probe Underway: More Than Just Baseball

Iowa Hawkeyes, ISU Cyclones Betting Probe Underway: More Than Just Baseball

26 current student-athletes from baseball, football, men’s basketball, men’s track and field, and men's wrestling, as well as one full-time employee of the UI Department of Athletics are under investigation by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/09/2023

Poker Pro Cyndy Violette's Daughter is Missing

Poker Pro Cyndy Violette's Daughter is Missing

The beloved poker pro and vegan restaurateur is pleading for help in locating her adult daughter, who has been missing since Saturday.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/04/2023

Spanky Interviews Machine Learning Enthusiast Oli Gibbons, ‘Ndrangheta Crime Leader Arrested

‘Ndrangheta Crime Leader Arrested

Plus the affiliate abuse of media outlets and news aggregators continues.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/29/2023

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Las Vegas Agent and Poker Pro Steve Prentky AKA Steve Penny Dead

Penny had been on life support for more than a week and plug was finally pulled early Thursday morning.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/20/2023

Crazed BetFred Customer Goes on Rampage

Plus no prison time for Ryuk ransomware gang broker after guilty plea

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/19/2023

$3.4 Billion in Stolen Bitcoin Hidden Inside a Cheetos Popcorn Tin

Justice Dept finally sentenced man over ten years later.  Plus Workshop: Accounting & Mapping Transactions On-chain | The Bitcoin Master Classes

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/16/2023

Gambling Case Against Hells Angels Fell Apart But Fight on to Keep $40M in Seized Assets

One of the original targets of the police investigation has since been murdered and there was an attempted murder of another.  And now $270,000 has mysteriously ended up in someone's bedroom.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/13/2023

Cashapp Founder Murder Tied to Relationship With Suspect's Sister?

Police announced the arrest of fellow tech exec Nina Momeni in Emeryville, CA, outside of San Francisco.  He is described in media as founder of Expand IT and Berkeley graduate.  Cash App was a popular payment solution use in the online casino space.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/13/2023

PrizePicks Making its Mark, Joins Forces With the Braves

PrizePicks Making its Mark, Joins Forces With the Braves

Plus sheriff's deputy widow stole $529,165 from county to gamble, cavort with Mickey Mouse: Husband shot her, killed son, self.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/12/2023

Poker Ace Wins Against ChatGPT, FTX ‘Hubris, Incompetence and Greed’

Poker Ace Wins Against ChatGPT, FTX ‘Hubris, Incompetence and Greed’

Plus Bradley Beal talks fan incident over gambling in Orlando: ‘Nobody wants to lose money’.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/11/2023

Ohio Gift Cards for Sports Betting, Ex-State Trooper Gets Probation for Gambling, Prostitution Ring

Ohio Gift Cards for Sports Betting, Ex-State Trooper Gets Probation for Gambling

Plus sports betting records shattered in New York during month of March.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/10/2023

Fraudster Loses $3.5 million of Victim's Money Gambling, Casino Subpoenaed

Fraudster Loses $3.5 million of Victim's Money Gambling, Casino Subpoenaed

A Canadian businessman says he loaned an individual $3.5 million but that the man ultimately gambled away the money at a Las Vegas casino.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/07/2023

The IPv6 Killer App and All About Scaling

Plus crypto crime hits new highs in 2023 and Paxful collapses.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/07/2023

Trump Will Not Serve Any Jail Time According to Oddsmakers, Bettors

Those odds are based on gambling action and an overwhelming number of customers feel Trump will stay free at -2500.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/05/2023

Contempt of Court Proceedings Involving Bitcoin Creator Thrown Out By Judges

Plus South Korea prosecutors fail to secure arrest warrant for Terra co-founder

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/05/2023

Accused Killer Denist Had Gambling Disorder, Crypto Losses

Accused Killer Denist Had Gambling Disorder, Crypto Losses

James Craig racked up $2 million in personal debt while his dental business was losing about $120,000, based on a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.  He lost $2000 in a recent trip to go gambling in Vegas prior to his wife's poisoning death.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/05/2023

Polls See Trump Bump Since Indictment: Odds Remain the Same

Trump is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday to face a New York City indictment, which was revealed as existing on Thursday with a grand jury vote but remains sealed.  Reports suggest he is being charged with over two dozen counts but the indictment remains sealed.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/02/2023

Hot Now: Trump Jail Time Odds Pay Out $80 on a $10 Bet, Plus Farewell Hotel Delrey

Hot Now: Trump Jail Time Odds Pay Out $80 on a $10 Bet, Plus Farewell Hotel Delrey

BetOnline has released a series of new betting props tied to the former President and his legal woes.  These include whether Trump will serve any jail time before 2025 with the NO and overwhelming favorite while the YES currently pays out $80 for every $10 bet.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/01/2023

Infamous Hotel Del Rey in Costa Rica Shut Down: Was a Landmark in Sportsbook World

It's the end of an institution.  The Hotel Del Rey has been shuttered by the Costa Rican government.  Anyone who has visited the sportsbook haven of San Jose, Costa Rica knows the spot well.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/31/2023

Where Can I Find Betting on Trump?

BetOnline has cornered the Trump betting market with odds on the total number of indictments and non-extradition country the former President might flee to.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/31/2023

Las Vegas Mass Shooter Motive Finally Revealed: He Was Upset With How Casinos Treated Him

Las Vegas Mass Shooter Motive Finally Revealed

Stephen Paddock was responsible for killing 58 people at a Las Vegas concert in 2017, the worst mass murder in US history. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/30/2023

Hot Now: Angels Among the Book's Biggest Liabilities, Stake.com Founders 'Friedberg Who"?

As far as the teams who have been bet the most (in terms of handle), the Braves, Yankees and Padres are the teams that have taken the most action.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/30/2023

Gambling Site Stake.com Denies Ties to Collapsed Crypto Exchange FTX Lawyer

Lawyer was also involved in a high profile insider cheating scandal involving an online poker site.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Mar/30/2023

Binance Hit With CFTC Suit, NC Sports Betting Nears Final Vote and William Hill Nearly Loses its License

Binance Hit With CFTC Suit, NC Sports Betting Nears Final Vote and William Hill Nearly Loses its License

Gambler was allowed to open a new account and spend £23,000 in 20 minutes without any checks.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/29/2023

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