Category: crime

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

Las Vegas casinos black book
Categories: crime, illegal, offline casinos 24 Jun 2021 136
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 113
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 105
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 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...