NBA referee which was fixing games for the mob
Categories: crime, interviews, sports betting, video Posted on: 7 May 2021 82 0

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...

Casinos don't want you to know these 10 tricks
Categories: offline casinos, video Posted on: 15 Jun 2021 82 0

Casinos don't want you to know these 10 tricks

Having a gamble 'on red' or playing a few hands of cards may be a fantastic way for the ordinary punter to let off some steam. For the casinos, though, this is serious business, and they will do anything they can to steal your money as quickly as possible.

The game you win by losing (Parrondo's Paradox)
Categories: other games, video Posted on: 30 Jun 2021 82 0

The game you win by losing (Parrondo's Paradox)

While researching the interaction of thermodynamics and information theory, scientist Juan Parrondo discovered that a system of losing games could create a winning outcome. And it's not simply by playing them strategically; it's also feasible for two sure losers to produce a winner when played at random. The test of our...

Man re-sentenced to 20 years in prison over shooting at a poker game
Categories: crime, live poker Posted on: 19 May 2021 86 0
Estimate reading time time: 2 min, 328 words

Man re-sentenced to 20 years in prison over shooting at a poker game

On Monday of this week, a man from New York was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years to life in jail. A retrial was scheduled for Charquan Edwards, who was originally convicted for killing a man at a private poker game in 2015. Edwards was first sentenced to jail...

God does not play dice: nun embezzles $835,000 for gambling
Categories: illegal, offline casinos Posted on: 12 Jun 2021 91 0
Estimate reading time 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...

Absolute poker scam
Categories: cheating, online poker, video Posted on: 19 Apr 2021 92 0

Absolute poker scam

Absolute Poker was founded in 2003 by a group of fraternity members from the University of Montana who had no prior gaming experience. They relocated the business to Costa Rica, where it could function without the need for a gaming license. KGC provided casino sites with their betting "licenses" in...

A poker player has been sentenced to prison for film piracy
Categories: crime, live poker Posted on: 3 Aug 2021 92 0
Estimate reading time 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...

China busts $250m illegal gambling junket operator
Categories: illegal, offline casinos Posted on: 9 Nov 2021 92 0
Estimate reading time time: 1 min, 238 words

China busts $250m illegal gambling junket operator

Chinese officials continue to crack down on unlawful gaming. With China outlawing all kinds of gambling and prosecuting wrongdoers abroad, everything save the National Lottery is banned. Authorities in Heilongjiang and Jilin provinces have uncovered a criminal enterprise that provided junket services and transported Chinese high rollers to Tigre de Cristal,...

Archie Karas interview
Categories: gambling history, interviews, live poker, video Posted on: 24 Apr 2021 99 1

Archie Karas interview

Archie Karas, a gambler who started with $50 in 1995 and made it into $40 million in three years, only to lose it all in three weeks. Man with one of the most outstanding streaks in gambling history tells his life story. Article about Karas