Category: crime

'Ndrangheta mafia involvement in gambling
Categories: crime, online casinos, sports betting 15 Jan 2021 375
Reading time: 4 min, 799 words

'Ndrangheta mafia involvement in gambling

In Italy, the biggest Mafia trial in 30 years is set to start this week. 355 suspected participants and accomplices of the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate are on trial. The reported criminal history of this organization includes murder, illegal gambling, and more. It is anticipated that more than 900 witnesses will...

Legendary gamblers: Arnold Rothstein
Categories: cheating, crime, gambling history 22 Jan 2021 391
Reading time: 5 min, 890 words

Legendary gamblers: Arnold Rothstein

Rothstein was born in New York City on January 17, 1882, and saw his last classroom at age 16. He worked as a traveling salesman for a while, but he became drawn to a life of crime when he started hanging out in the neighborhood pool clubs. Rothstein started out...

Thailand's police force has cracked down on illegal gaming related to the Royal Slot 777 Casino app
Categories: crime, online casinos, slots 28 Feb 2021 410
Reading time: 1 min, 200 words

Thailand's police force has cracked down on illegal gaming related to the Royal Slot 777 Casino app

Thailand's national police have detained 34 members of a cyber fraud ring in yet another raid on illegal gambling. During the raid, the police confiscated roughly THB2 billion ($66.5 million). The operation, codenamed "Shadow App", was carried out in Bangkok and six provinces (Pathum Thani, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Chiang Mai, Chaiyaphum and...

Las Vegas casinos is linked to a BC drug money laundering network
Categories: crime, offline casinos 15 Mar 2021 455
Reading time: 2 min, 427 words

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...

The Italian government's crackdown on illegal gambling targets crime syndicates
Categories: crime, lottery, online casinos, slots, sports betting 22 Mar 2021 394
Reading time: 2 min, 464 words

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...

NBA referee which was fixing games for the mob
Categories: crime, interviews, sports betting, video 7 May 2021 332

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...

Frank Cullotta (Frank Marino) on famous "Casino" scenes
Categories: crime, interviews, video 24 May 2021 445

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...

Drug money laundering: $100 million slots session
Categories: crime, offline casinos, slots 6 Jun 2021 610
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...

The sports betting fake guru that makes $100K a day
Categories: crime, sports betting, video 19 Jun 2021 402

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...

Las Vegas casinos black book
Categories: crime, illegal, offline casinos 24 Jun 2021 385
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...

A poker player has been sentenced to prison for film piracy
Categories: crime, live poker 3 Aug 2021 347
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...

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 506
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...

The deadly world of philippines' offshore gambling syndicates
Categories: crime, documentary, online casinos, video 27 Nov 2021 490

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 FTX collapse has links to online-poker cheating scandals
Categories: crime, illegal, online poker, other 11 Nov 2022 321
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...