Crime

Evil Poker Players 2: Shawn Sheikhan, Poker Pervert

Evil Poker Players 2: Shawn Sheikhan, Poker Pervert

(Originally Published 9/15/15) With the death of Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston Jr. a few years ago, the most famous professional poker player who is also a child molester is now Iranian immigrant and Las Vegas resident Shahram Sheikhan, 46, who goes by the nickname "Shawn" but is better known by his other nickname--"The Poker Pervert."

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/15/2019

Mobster Cheats Death When Hitman's Gun Jams ...Musitano Released From Hospital After Shooting

Mobster Cheats Death When Hitman's Gun Jams ...Musitano Released From Hospital After Shooting

Last week, CCTV captured dramatic footage as an assassin arrives on a bike, calmly walks up Italian mobster Salvatore Nurcaro as he stands on the street in the crime ridden port city of Naples, and fires....

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/12/2019

Walters Wants Supreme Court Review ...NY Difficult Hurdles in Legalizing Sports Betting

Walters Wants Supreme Court Review ...NY Difficult Hurdles in Legalizing Sports Betting

Plus more on the chance of sports betting becoming legal in both New York and Illinois and why neither bill is likely to pass this legislative period

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/11/2019

Football Club Accountant Blew £240,000 on Gambling, Coke, 'Webcam Services'

Football Club Accountant Blew £240,000 on Gambling, Coke, 'Webcam Services'

Paid £8 a minute for 'webcam services'

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/10/2019

Two Israelis Arrested in Global 'Dark' Internet Probe

Two Israelis Arrested in Global 'Dark' Internet Probe

Two Israelis have been arrested on suspicion of setting up a “dark” Internet site that was used to buy weapons, drugs and stolen credit cards, Israeli police said on Tuesday.

Submitted by Reuters on, May/07/2019

Actor Who Played Gun-Wielding Drug Peddling Teen in Mob Flick Stabbed by 'Baby Gangs'

Actor Who Played Gun-Wielding Drug Peddling Teen in Mob Flick Stabbed by 'Baby Gangs'

A teenaged actor who appeared in an award-winning film about child criminals in Naples has been stabbed in the Italian organised crime stronghold, media reported Monday.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/30/2019

Toronto Sun: Theories Abound on Musitano Powerplay, Mob War

Toronto Sun: Theories abound on Musitano powerplay, Mob War

Pat Musitano clings to life following shooting outside his office

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/30/2019

Wisconsin Tribe Accused of Embezzling $1.5 Million From Casino

Wisconsin Tribe Accused of Embezzling $1.5 Million From Casino

Federal gaming regulators are accusing St. Croix Chippewa tribal leaders of pocketing at least $1.5 million in casino funds with little or no documentation or receipts.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/21/2019

One of Canada's Biggest Mobsters Dead

One of Canada's Biggest Mobsters Dead

One of Canada's deadliest mobsters has passed away.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/17/2019

Multiple Bingo Halls Raided in Alabama

Multiple Bingo Halls Raided in Alabama

More than a dozen individuals were arrested following the raids of four illegal Bingo halls in Alabama this week, all in Jefferson County.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/12/2019

Radio Host Who Gambled Away Nearly $7 Million From Ticket Scheme Sentenced

Radio Host Who Gambled Away Nearly $7 Million From Ticket Scheme Sentenced

Sports radio personality Craig Carton was sentenced to 3½ years in prison Friday by a longtime fan and listener — the judge — for a ticket reselling scam that ended his decade-long broadcast partnership with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/06/2019

Oldest Living Mobster And "Deep Throat" Financier Behind Bars: 'Jesus Suffered. He Didn't Squeal on Nobody'

Oldest Living Mobster And "Deep Throat" Financer Behind Bars:

John “Sonny” Franzese, now 102 and living in a nursing home, was the oldest serving federal prisoner at age 100

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Apr/02/2019

Body of 5Dimes Owner Found

A group of assassins recorded the macabre moment when they buried the body of the American businessman Sean “Tony” Creighton.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/28/2019

NJ Seizes Gambling Winnings

NJ Seizes Gambling Winnings

New Jersey regulators have seized more than $107,000 won by underage or otherwise prohibited gamblers at Atlantic City's Borgata casino.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/27/2019

China Internet Censor Gets 14 Years for Corruption

China Internet Censor Gets 14 Years for Corruption

China’s former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges Tuesday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/26/2019

Conor McGregor Under Investigation for Alleged Sexual Assault

Conor McGregor Under Investigation for Alleged Sexual Assault

UFC star Conor McGregor is accused of a sexual assault in his native Ireland, according to a report by The New York Times.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Mar/26/2019

Family Renews Appeal to Find Missing Poker Player

Family Renews Appeal to Find Missing Poker Player

The family of missing Icelandic poker player Jon Jonsson continue their efforts to help locate the poker player who vanished in Dublin Ireland February 9.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/22/2019

Mobster Hit Suspect Shows Symbol Linked to Conspiracy Theory

Mobster Hit Suspect Shows Symbol Linked to Conspiracy Theory

The man charged with killing the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family had a symbol on his hand that some say is associated with a conspiracy theory.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/22/2019

Alleged Mob Boss Murderer Likely Dead Meat

Alleged Mob Boss Murderer Likely Dead Meat

Anthony Comello is suspected of murdering 53-year-old mob boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, but prison may be the safest place for him as sources close to the Staten Island police say the cold blooded killer "has an X on his back".

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/18/2019

Mob Boss Murder Suspect in Custody

Mob Boss Murder Suspect in Custody

The NYPD held a press conference Saturday, saying Anthony Comello is in custody and expected to be charged for Gambino crime figure Frank Cali's murder.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/17/2019

Suspect Involved in Shootout With Police Outside Bellagio Dies

Suspect Involved in Shootout With Police Outside Bellagio Dies

Las Vegas police say a robbery suspect wounded during in a brief shootout with police outside the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Strip has died. An officer shot in his bulletproof vest escaped serious injury.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/16/2019

Gambino Crime Boss Shot Dead

Gambino Crime Boss Shot Dead

The reputed boss of New York’s Gambino crime family was shot to death in front of his home by a gunman who may have staged a car accident to lure him outside, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, John Gotti.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/15/2019

Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami for Strong Arm Robbery

Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami for Strong Arm Robbery

UFC star Conor McGregor was arrested and charged with strong armed robbery and criminal mischief late Monday afternoon for smashing an individual's cellphone who attempted to take his photo.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Mar/11/2019

Blackjack Dealer Charged With Helping Gamblers Cheat

A former blackjack dealer at a Connecticut casino has been charged with conspiring with two gamblers to cheat the casino out of more than $60,000.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/08/2019

More Than Two Dozen Arrested in Tuesday Gambling Raids

More Than Two Dozen Arrested in Tuesday Gambling Raids

27 individuals were arrested Tuesday following the raids of two Westminster, CA homes.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/05/2019

Pro Bowler Pacman Jones Arrested at Casino

Pro Bowler Pacman Jones Arrested at Casino

Former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has been arrested and jailed after an incident at a southeastern Indiana casino.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/27/2019

Sports Betting Could Have to Contend With Insider Trading Laws

Sports Betting Could Have to Contend With Insider Trading Laws

Andrew Mentock of ozy.com details how insider trading laws could soon impact the world of sports wagering.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/17/2019

Former Top Cop Accused of Pawning Guns to Fuel Gambling Addiction

Former Top Cop Accused of Pawning Guns to Fuel Gambling Addiction

An attorney for fired Hallendale, Florida police officer Yan Kleyman, claims Department superiors were well aware of his client's gambling addiction.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/16/2019

Mobile Transactions in Online Gambling Skyrocket: So Too Does Cheating and Credit Card Fraud

Mobile Transactions in Online Gambling Skyrocket: So Too Does Cheating and Credit Card Fraud

Mobile transactions in the online gambling space has grown 95% over the last five years, and that trend continues as 2019 is now underway.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/12/2019

Online Gambling Developer Accused of Swindling Investors Out of Millions

Online Gambling Developer Accused of Swindling Investors Out of Millions

Federal regulators are accusing a Las Vegas online game developer of gambling away part of his investors’ money.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/08/2019

Breaking News

Sports Betting News Updates: Disney,

Sports Betting News Updates: Disney, Others Risk Reputation, PointBet Refunds on Egregious No Call

A number of media companies have gotten into bed with gambling firms in recent weeks.  Caesars hooked up wtih ESPN last year, well ahead of more recent "open" marriages where the media firms like Fox and possibly Sinclair will act as bet takers.

60 Minutes Looks at Bitcoin

60 Minutes Looks at Bitcoin ...And the Guy Who Spent $800 Million of it on Pizza

This Sunday May 19 at 7 pm EST on CBS (though most certainly delayed a bit with the conclusion of the PGA Championship), the long running CBS news magazine takes a look at the cryptocurrency bitcoin.

Red Dead Online Poker Review - Access Issues

If any company is going to make a run at competing with the big name real money online poker sites like PokerStars, Americas Cardroom or 888, it would be an established gaming site the likes of Rock Star Games.  They recently incorporated poker into their Red Dead Online title, but - SURPRISE - most people can't play for real money.