Category: crime

The FTX collapse has links to online-poker cheating scandals
Categories: crime, illegal, online poker, other 11 Nov 2022 308
Reading time: 10 min, 1844 words

The FTX collapse has links to online-poker cheating scandals

FTX's Chief Regulatory Officer Daniel Friedberg was involved in the coverup of the UltimateBet cheating scandal. Friedberg, who served as FTX's General Counsel before taking on the company's regulatory role, was recently described by Steven Stradbrooke as being "almost comically inappropriate" for the job. The collapse of FTX, which saw its...

Paul Pierce, an NBA legend, is being sued for a large poker debt
Categories: crime, live poker 13 Jun 2022 355
Reading time: 3 min, 510 words

Paul Pierce, an NBA legend, is being sued for a large poker debt

Paul Pierce, nicknamed "The Truth," is being sued for $180,000, which he allegedly lost playing high-stakes poker games. The case was brought by Stephen Carmona, who alleges Pierce borrowed the massive cash from him but never paid it back. Pierce, according to Carmona, visited him in January while he was holding...

The deadly world of philippines' offshore gambling syndicates
Categories: crime, documentary, online casinos, video 27 Nov 2021 451

The deadly world of philippines' offshore gambling syndicates

In the Philippines, we investigate the inner workings of human trafficking syndicates that trick Chinese nationals into illegally entering the country to work in online gambling businesses. Runaways are apprehended, beaten, and ransomed for large sums of money. The Philippines Senate investigates these internet gambling organizations' illicit activities and finds a...

The sons of a Florida casino cruise tycoon are engaged in a legal battle over their father's estate
Categories: crime, offline casinos 29 Oct 2021 475
Reading time: 3 min, 554 words

The sons of a Florida casino cruise tycoon are engaged in a legal battle over their father's estate

The sons of late Florida casino cruise founder Gus Boulis are fighting for their inheritance in court. Boulis was assassinated by the Mafia two decades ago.Aristotle and Alexander Hren-Boulis are challenging their father's cousin Spiro Naos, who was given custody of their trust finances before his death. The brothers accuse the...

A poker player has been sentenced to prison for film piracy
Categories: crime, live poker 3 Aug 2021 341
Reading time: 2 min, 365 words

A poker player has been sentenced to prison for film piracy

After confessing to running subscription-based websites that illegally streamed thousands of copyright-protected movies and television series to customers, poker player Talon White was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison. When he was detained in November 2019 and charged with copyright infringement and tax evasion, the Newport, Oregon native identified his...

Las Vegas casinos black book
Categories: crime, illegal, offline casinos 24 Jun 2021 377
Reading time: 5 min, 910 words

Las Vegas casinos black book

Learn how to legally defeat a casino game – whether through the relatively harmless process of card counting or with a play as brazen as Kelly Sun's multi-million-dollar edge sorting maneuver – and you'll learn that being asked to leave casinos is an occupational danger. Back-offs and 86s are expected by...

The sports betting fake guru that makes $100K a day
Categories: crime, sports betting, video 19 Jun 2021 390

The sports betting fake guru that makes $100K a day

Why gamblers pretending to be millionaires are fraudsters, why you shouldn't buy anyone's sports predictions, and why Mazi VS doesn't truly make his money from sports betting. Author explain why casinos and sports books eliminate anyone who has an advantage on the books and why it's extremely difficult for handicappers to...

Drug money laundering: $100 million slots session
Categories: crime, offline casinos, slots 6 Jun 2021 585
Reading time: 2 min, 379 words

Drug money laundering: $100 million slots session

Mende Rajkoski, 42, of Sydney, was one of three men detained in connection with the suspected conspiracy on Thursday. Early this year, he was caught laundering money through Star's gaming machines, forcing officials to conduct a secret investigation into his finances. This led them to uncover an alleged plot to transport...

Frank Cullotta (Frank Marino) on famous "Casino" scenes
Categories: crime, interviews, video 24 May 2021 417

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...