Category: crime

Paul Pierce, an NBA legend, is being sued for a large poker debt
Categories: crime, live poker 13 Jun 2022 44
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...

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...

A poker player has been sentenced to prison for film piracy
Categories: crime, live poker 3 Aug 2021 98
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 118
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...

'Ndrangheta mafia involvement in gambling
Categories: crime, online casinos, sports betting 15 Jan 2021 124
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...

The Italian government's crackdown on illegal gambling targets crime syndicates
Categories: crime, lottery, online casinos, slots, sports betting 22 Mar 2021 125
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...

Legendary gamblers: Arnold Rothstein
Categories: cheating, crime, gambling history 22 Jan 2021 130
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 136
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...