The shady history of russia's largest sports betting company
Categories: illegal, sports betting 29 May 2021 472
Reading time: 10 min, 1912 words

The shady history of russia's largest sports betting company

The downtown Moscow office of Fonbet, Russia's largest sports betting operator, appeared like a besieged castle one day in the summer of 2013. The air was filled with sparks and the stench of burning metal. Officers from the Ministry of Internal Affairs anti-corruption directorate had arrived to carry out a search...

Frank Cullotta (Frank Marino) on famous "Casino" scenes
Categories: crime, interviews, video 24 May 2021 171

Frank Cullotta (Frank Marino) on famous "Casino" scenes

Frank Cullotta was an American mobster who lived from december 14, 1938 to august 20, 2020. With friend and mobster Tony Spilotro(Nicky Santoro), he operated for the Chicago Outfit and was a member of the Hole in the Wall Gang robbery ring in Las Vegas. After his arrest in 1982, he...

$2.4m bet on horse racing
Categories: sports betting 10 May 2021 106
Reading time: less than 1 min, 156 words

$2.4m bet on horse racing

Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, a business magnate from Houston, Texas, raised his original Kentucky Derby bet on Essential Quality(horse name) from $500,000 to $2.4m by the time the colt reached the starting gate, so he could have won $6m. He wouldn't get any of it back. Essential Quality, the 5-2 favorite, finished...

NBA referee which was fixing games for the mob
Categories: crime, interviews, sports betting, video 7 May 2021 89

NBA referee which was fixing games for the mob

Timothy Francis Donaghy is a disgraced former NBA referee who served in the league for 13 seasons from 1994 to 2007, before he was caught up in a gambling scandal. Donaghy officiated in 772 regular season games and 20 playoff games during his NBA career. Donaghy retired from the league on...

Archie Karas interview
Categories: gambling history, interviews, live poker, video 24 Apr 2021 105

Archie Karas interview

Archie Karas, a gambler who started with $50 in 1995 and made it into $40 million in three years, only to lose it all in three weeks. Man with one of the most outstanding streaks in gambling history tells his life story. Article about Karas

Absolute poker scam
Categories: cheating, online poker, video 19 Apr 2021 97

Absolute poker scam

Absolute Poker was founded in 2003 by a group of fraternity members from the University of Montana who had no prior gaming experience. They relocated the business to Costa Rica, where it could function without the need for a gaming license. KGC provided casino sites with their betting "licenses" in...