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...

$2.4m bet on horse racing
Categories: sports betting 10 May 2021 124
Reading time: less than 1 min, 156 words

$2.4m bet on horse racing

Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, a business magnate from Houston, Texas, raised his original Kentucky Derby bet on Essential Quality(horse name) from $500,000 to $2.4m by the time the colt reached the starting gate, so he could have won $6m. He wouldn't get any of it back. Essential Quality, the 5-2 favorite, finished...

Frank Cullotta (Frank Marino) on famous "Casino" scenes
Categories: crime, interviews, video 24 May 2021 192

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...

The shady history of russia's largest sports betting company
Categories: illegal, sports betting 29 May 2021 673
Reading time: 10 min, 1912 words

The shady history of russia's largest sports betting company

The downtown Moscow office of Fonbet, Russia's largest sports betting operator, appeared like a besieged castle one day in the summer of 2013. The air was filled with sparks and the stench of burning metal. Officers from the Ministry of Internal Affairs anti-corruption directorate had arrived to carry out a search...

Drug money laundering: $100 million slots session
Categories: crime, offline casinos, slots 6 Jun 2021 338
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...

God does not play dice: nun embezzles $835,000 for gambling
Categories: illegal, offline casinos 12 Jun 2021 111
Reading time: 1 min, 260 words

God does not play dice: nun embezzles $835,000 for gambling

After pleading guilty to federal fraud and money laundering charges in California, a septuagenarian nun faces up to 40 years in jail. Sister Mary Margaret Cooper admitted to defrauding St James Catholic School in Torrance, California, of $835,000. Most of the funds she blew on gambling trips to Las Vegas and...