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...

NBA referee which was fixing games for the mob
Categories: crime, interviews, sports betting, video 7 May 2021 325

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 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...

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...

'Ndrangheta mafia involvement in gambling
Categories: crime, online casinos, sports betting 15 Jan 2021 368
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...

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 Italian government's crackdown on illegal gambling targets crime syndicates
Categories: crime, lottery, online casinos, slots, sports betting 22 Mar 2021 382
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 383
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...