$2.4m bet on horse racing
Categories: sports betting 10 May 2021 124
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 100

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 115

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 110

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...

The Italian government's crackdown on illegal gambling targets crime syndicates
Categories: crime, lottery, online casinos, slots, sports betting 22 Mar 2021 140
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The Italian government's crackdown on illegal gambling targets crime syndicates

Malta, a Mediterranean island country, began its transformation from sleepy tourism destination to international gambling mecca in 2004. Seventeen years later, Malta remains a source of interest for Transparency International, bilateral law enforcement agencies, and some European Union countries. In the midst of the public investigation into the killing of journalist...

Las Vegas casinos is linked to a BC drug money laundering network
Categories: crime, offline casinos 15 Mar 2021 208
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Las Vegas casinos is linked to a BC drug money laundering network

Authorities in British Columbia believe a man accused of being at the core of a multinational drug dealing and money laundering ring had VIP accounts in Las Vegas, Macau, and the province. This was revealed at the most recent meeting of the Cullen Commission, which is investigating the scope of BC's...