Tip-Off From Corrupt Cop Fails to Save Gambling Ring

Seven men from the town of Rochester, New York find themselves charged after a complex seven-month police sting came to fruition. Police claim the seven men were members of an illegal online gambling ring, run largely through a site called sport700.com. Authorities say the business earned $10m over five years. The Department of Homeland Security, … Read more

Man Attempted to Cover Up Accidentally Shooting Himself at Las Vegas Casino

An embarrassing incident A man accidentally shot himself while walking through the Cosmopolitan casino resort in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers went to the Strip casino at about 5:41am Tuesday morning and discovered Ronnie Delouth on the ground with what appeared to be a gunshot wound on his left leg. The Henderson … Read more

Investigation Uncovers More William Hill Embezzlement Culprits

More people in trouble  After already identifying two employees for allegedly embezzling over $280,000 from sports betting kiosks, William Hill has found additional suspects. It now appears that at least another two people were part of the scheme.  spotted on surveillance footage at multiple casinos withdrawing money from betting kiosks Anthony Cuddeback and Persha Stanley … Read more

California Lawyer Spent $10m of Lender’s Funds Gambling and Living at the Wynn Las Vegas

Living the high life A California attorney who was working as an agent for a lending company allegedly spent $10m of company funds partying and gambling in Las Vegas. The British Virgin Islands-based LDR International Limited is now suing Sara Jacqueline King for fraud, breach of written contracts, and civil theft. King was supposed to … Read more

Former MLB All-Star Yasiel Puig Claims Racial Bias Over Illegal Gambling Charges

A former MLB All-Star facing criminal charges relating to illegal betting believes that he has fallen victim to racial bias. Yasiel Puig is facing two criminal charges for allegedly placing sports bets through an illegal gambling operation in 2019. Puig originally pled guilty to making false statements to federal law enforcement in November last year. … Read more

Former Michigan Police Chief Faces Up to Five Years in Prison Over Illegal Gambling Operation

No trial A retired Flint police chief has pleaded no contest to gambling violations and firearms charges and now faces up to five years in prison for allegedly operating an illegal gambling scheme. William-Bradford Barksdale filed his plea on Wednesday, according to an announcement from the Michigan Attorney General’s office. sentencing for the former police … Read more

Clerks in Struggling Missouri Town Embezzled $663,000+ to Help Fund Gambling Addiction

The fraudulent scheme Two clerks in a small Missouri town embezzled more than $663,000, with a lot of that money going towards one of their gambling addictions. Former Flordell Hills city clerk Maureen Woodson and assistant city clerk Donna Thompson are the defendants in this case. Living together in a nearby town, they used the … Read more

Macau Gambling Regulatory Official Arrested for Running a Prostitution Website

Civil servant arrested An investigation by Macau’s Judiciary Police (PJ) following a MOP$12m ($1.4m) gambling and prostitution ring bust in September has netted its biggest fish yet, a 58-year-old civil servant working within gambling regulation for the Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR). moderator for the prostitution ring’s website The PJ arrested the man, last name … Read more

Cockfighting Continues to Be a Multibillion-Dollar Business Despite Efforts of Activists and Law Enforcement

Making headlines For gamblers used to online slots, casino tables, and coffee-klatch poker games, the world of cockfighting seems like a mere blood-boltered shambles. However, from underground fights in the US to a national pastime in the Philippines, gambling on cockfighting remains a multibillion-dollar industry. This week, for example, has seen a glut of cockfighting-related … Read more

Police Arrest Second Man Linked to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Casino Card-Filming Scheme

Card filmer nabbed Police have arrested another player in the new crime trend of filming card play at casinos for financial gain. conspiring to use a mobile phone to film cards Under a Singapore arrest warrant, Royal Malaysia Police took a 35-year-old Malaysian into custody Friday before handing him over to the Singapore Police Force … Read more