God does not play dice: nun embezzles $835,000 for gambling
Categories: illegal, offline casinos Posted on: 12 Jun 2021 92 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...

Man re-sentenced to 20 years in prison over shooting at a poker game
Categories: crime, live poker Posted on: 19 May 2021 87 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...

NBA referee which was fixing games for the mob
Categories: crime, interviews, sports betting, video Posted on: 7 May 2021 85 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...

The game you win by losing (Parrondo's Paradox)
Categories: other games, video Posted on: 30 Jun 2021 84 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...

Casinos don't want you to know these 10 tricks
Categories: offline casinos, video Posted on: 15 Jun 2021 83 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.

Online poker players during poker boom
Categories: online poker Posted on: 16 Dec 2021 83 0
Estimate reading time time: 2 min, 357 words

Online poker players during poker boom

Between 2003 and 2006, the popularity of online poker increased dramatically. It is often regarded as the period at which poker transitioned from a game played in back rooms to a popular hobby enjoyed by the general public. During the boom, the most popular poker variety was Texas hold'em, but several...

The biggest poker scams in wcoop history
Categories: online poker, video Posted on: 10 Sep 2021 81 0

The biggest poker scams in wcoop history

The World Championship of Online Poker, or WCOOP, has been running since 2002 and has been the site of two major poker disputes in 2007 and 2018. In 2007, a player named TheV0id was banned for multi-accounting and cheating, while in 2018, a player named wann2play was disqualified from the...

Is poker being killed by training sites?
Categories: interviews, online poker, video Posted on: 5 Nov 2021 75 0

Is poker being killed by training sites?

Highlights from Taylor Caby's appearance on the Doug Polk Podcast. Topics covered include the early days of internet poker, the influence of training sites on the game, and much more. Caby is an American poker player and entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CEO of CardRunners, the poker training website. Taylor...

The incredible poker story of Mike Matusow
Categories: live poker, online poker, video Posted on: 6 Feb 2022 73 0

The incredible poker story of Mike Matusow

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow is one of the most well-known and entertaining poker players of our time. He is well-known for his dramatic blowups at the poker table as well as his amusing antics. His nickname, the Mouth, is well deserved because he has a loud mouth at the poker...