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Series to Profile Gambler-Turned-FBI Source RJ Cipriani Who Took Down International Drug Ring

Robert J. Cipriani, who was profiled in Gambling911.com's wildly successful Bookies Behaving Badly series, was once known affectionately as “Robin Hood” and is said to have offered a $50,000 bounty on a bank robber while helping families in need with his gambling proceeds.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jan/30/2023

Texas Legislature Mulls Over Sports Betting: Man Shot Dead Outside Gambling TX House

"Given the stiff headwinds to getting any expansion in gambling passed, sports betting and casino advocates may be competing against each other, rather than working in tandem".

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/27/2023

Crypto Queen Ruja Ignatova Most Wanted Captured First Odds

Crypto Queen Ruja Ignatova Most Wanted Captured First Odds

Ruja Ignatova, the self-touted "Cryptoqueen" who scammed investors out of $4 billion in 2016, is now one of the FBI's 10 most-wanted fugitives, CNN reported Sunday. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/24/2023

TikTok Gambling Scheme Uncovered, Cryptoqueen Vanishes With $4 Billion

Ruja Ignatova is now one of the FBI’s 10 most-wanted fugitives, alongside accused gang leaders and murderers.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/23/2023

UFC Hires Gaming Integrity Firm to Tighten Gambling Rules Amid Probe

UFC Hires Gaming Integrity Firm to Tighten Gambling Rules Amid Probe

In the wake of a probe into a Nov. 5 UFC fight between Darrick Minner and Shayilan Nuerdanbieke whereby suspicious betting activity was noted by a number of gambling firms, the UFC this week announced a new gambling policy.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/20/2023

Former FTX Attorney Alleges Fraud by Major NYC Lawfirm

Former FTX Attorney Alleges Fraud by Major NYC Lawfirm

Plus don't miss the first ever Bitcoin Masterclass with Craig Wright.  Here is why you need to take part....

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/20/2023

Macau Gambling Kingpin Alvin Chau Jailed for 18 Years

Macau Gambling Kingpin Alvin Chau Jailed for 18 Years

Chau served as chairman and founder of Suncity Group, Macau's biggest operator of junkets, or organised trips for wealthy gamblers to casinos. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/18/2023

Be Careful of These Sports Betting Scams Ohio Better Business Bureau Warns

Be Careful of These Sports Betting Scams Ohio Better Business Bureau Warns

Cleveland 19 reports that "many people are taking advantage of "risk-free bets" only to have their identity stolen. It's not explained how the two coincide.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/11/2023

Nearly Entire Trussville Entertainment District Could Be Wiped Out Over Sports Betting Indictment

Nearly Entire Trussville Entertainment District Could Be Wiped Out

The 114-count indictment reads like a Hollywood thriller and includes millions of dollars in dirty money switching hands in parking lots, restaurant bathrooms and high-end conferences where the alleged “boss” tells people how to stay clean in a high-stakes business.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/11/2023

Feds Claim New York State Trooper Tipped Off Targets of Illegal Sports Betting Probe

Feds Claim New York State Trooper Tipped Off Targets of Illegal Sports Betting Probe

Sport700.com was under investigation with investigators looking into multiple targets, including two who collectively managed 2,010 bettor accounts, prosecutors said.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/11/2023

Massive Match Fixing Scandal Hits Snooker World: 10 Suspended

Massive Match Fixing Scandal Hits Snooker World: 10 Suspended

The matter involves "allegations of manipulating the outcome of matches for betting purposes".

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/06/2023

Lawyer Involved With Online Poker Cheating Scandal Flips on FTX Founder

Lawyer Involved With Online Poker Cheating Scandal Flips on FTX Founder

Friedberg reportedly gave details about FTX and its founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, in a Nov. 22 meeting with two dozen investigators. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/06/2023

Ex-Colts QB Art Schlichter May Be Heading Back to Prison

Ex-Colts QB Art Schlichter May Be Heading Back to Prison

In 2012, Schlichter was sentenced to a 10-year prison term and ordered to pay a $2.2 million fine.  He completed his sentence in 2020.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/04/2023

CoinGeek Reveals FTX Lawyer Dan Friedberg Ties to Electonics Website

CoinGeek Reveals FTX Lawyer Dan Friedberg Ties to Electonics Website

CoinGeek warned of Dan Friedberg's shady associations well before the FTX crypto exchange's epic collapse.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/03/2023

'Life Coach' Arrested for Allegedly Running Ponzi Scheme to Support Gambling Habit

'Life Coach' Arrested for Allegedly Running Ponzi Scheme to Support Gambling Habit

Plus a flood of sports betting ads in Canada prompt concerns from parents as one popular sports program recently featured no less than 19 ads for sports gambling companies.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Dec/27/2022

For Sale: BetMGM Customer Data

For Sale: BetMGM Customer Data

If you think the hacking of DraftKings accounts were bad a few weeks back, here comes BetMGM.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/23/2022

An Utter Failure of Corporate Controls at FTX as Founder Agrees to Extradition

An Utter Failure of Corporate Controls at FTX as Founder Agrees to Extradition

Bankman-Fried waived his rights to a hearing on the matter.  Some reports suggest he fell asleep during a Monday court appearance.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/21/2022

Bankman-Fried's Mom Laughs During Hearing After Being Told Son a Fugitive

Bankman-Fried's Mom Laughs During Hearing After Being Told Son a Fugitive

His father, Joseph Bankman, "occasionally put his fingers in his ears as if to drown out the sound of the proceedings," per CoinDesk.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/14/2022

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Arrested in Bahamas, Being Extradited to US

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Arrested in Bahamas, Being Extradited to US

No word yet on whether FTX Compliance Officer once tied to giant online poker cheating scandal will be criminally charged.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/13/2022

Patrons Intervene to Help Catch Cage Robber at Beau Rivage Casino Ahead of G911 Visit

Patrons Intervene to Help Catch Cage Robber at Beau Rivage Casino Ahead of G911 Visit

This state-of-the-art BetMGM Book Bar & Grill is a high-energy sports entertainment and dining.  Our "Bet of the Century" was on the winning LA Chargers, so watching it here was an enjoyable experience.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/12/2022

Justice Dept Indicts Club Owner for Illegal Sports Betting, Money Laundering

Justice Dept Indicts Club Owner for Illegal Sports Betting, Money Laundering

Plus Australia targets SkyCity casino for money laundering amid gambling crackdown.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/07/2022

Nevada’s Infamous ‘Black Book’ Gets Its 37th Entry

Another name has just been added to Nevada’s “Black Book”, which includes a list of individuals prohibited from entering any of the Nevada's casinos.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/29/2022

Hollywood’s Biggest High Stakes Poker Players: Where Are They Now

Back in 2011, Toby Maguire was all the rage in the world of celebrity high stakes poker while taking on the lucrative role of Spider Man in film.  Maguire played a prominent role in the underground games that would go on to hit the big screen later on as "Molly's Game".

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/29/2022

Red Flags Always There for Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX Exchange

Plus nChain announces the appointment of Christen Ager-Hanssen as its new Group CEO.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/27/2022

NY Times Shock Probe Into US Regulated Sports Betting Industry

NY Times Shock Probe Into US Regulated Sports Betting Industry

It's been a difficult last couple of weeks for the U.S. regulated sports betting sector.  In addition to brands shutting down and wagering accounts getting hacked, now the industry finds it must defend itself against a scathing New York Times investigation, all while the Times colleagues continue crawling into bed with said operators.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Nov/25/2022

ESPN Reporter Calls Out U.S. Regulated Sportsbooks Over Recent Hackings

ESPN Reporter Calls Out U.S. Regulated Sportsbooks Over Recent Hackings

David Payne Purdum blasts betting giants over poor response to recent crisis.  "Customers deserve better. Period," he says.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/24/2022

FTXXX: So Many Screwed as Gambling Site Now Offering Odds on Next Crypto Exchange to Go Under

Those behind the collapsed crypto exchange FTX lived a lavish life of pill-popping, bed-hopping and video games in their $40-million Bahamas penthouse.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/22/2022

Fanduel Sportsbook Temporarily Closing Some Betting Accounts Following Hackings

Fanduel Sportsbook Closing Some Betting Accounts Following Hackings

Competitor Draftkings confirmed "some of their customer accounts were hacked for $300,000".

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/21/2022

Brentford Striker Toney Charged With Breaching Betting Rules: 232 Breaches

Brentford Striker Toney Charged With Breaching Betting Rules: 232 Breaches

Plus Tom Brady among those named in lawsuit against collapsed crypto exchange.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/16/2022

Man Who Held Bartender at Knifepoint Following Gambling Spree Apprehended

Man Who Held Bartender at Knifepoint Following Gambling Spree Apprehended

Plus Salt Lake City Police arrest 2 for allegedly running gambling biz.  They also confiscated guns and drugs at the scene.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/15/2022

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