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Naked Louisiana Diamond Jacks Casino Runner in Custody, Charged With Aggravated Battery, Assault of Police Officer

Louisiana Diamond Jacks naked man

The Diamond Jacks Louisiana casino in Bussier City saw a bit more action this week than anyone may have anticipated. Hard to Subdue Police were called after 24-year-old Terrence Roquemore of DeBerry, Texas entered the gaming floor butt naked around 11:40 pm CDT on Tuesday, June 19. When he refused to leave, casino security and…Read More

Criminal World Cup Gambling Ring Cracked, Hong Kong Police Seize Millions

World Cup gambling

All bets are off for an illegal World Cup gambling ring in Hong Kong after police busted the illicit sportsbook this week. The sting operation, dubbed “Blazespike”, led to the arrests of 42 men and three women. Officials also confiscated $9.9 million worth of bets, $320,000 in cash, a network of computers, and a small…Read More

‘Mr. Las Vegas’ Wayne Newton Increasing Security After Returning Home to Find Burglary in Progress: Part of Dramatic Crime Wave Across Valley

Wayne Newton and Kathleen

Perennial Las Vegas headliner Wayne Newton and wife Kathleen were the victims of a home invasion burglary Wednesday night, which they interrupted in flagrante. In response, the couple says they’re now upping security measures at their residence. The Newtons returned to their Las Vegas home close to midnight on Wednesday following the iconic performer’s “Up…Read More

Lawyers Claim Stephen Paddock Asset Distribution Delayed by FBI, Police Release New Footage

Stephen Paddock Las Vegas shooting

The family of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock wants nothing to do with his assets and has asked lawyers to distribute whatever equity he left behind to his 1 October victims. But lawyers working on the case say the FBI is preventing that from happening. Appearing before Clark County Court Judge Gloria Sturman, financial accountant…Read More

30-Year-Old Gambling Addict Wins Stint in Prison After Bilking Grandmother Out of Life Savings

Darren Gledhill

Darren Gledhill’s never-very-good luck has run out completely: a British judge has handed a two-year, four-month sentence behind bars to the man who emptied his own 70-something grandmother’s bank account of every penny she had before she died. It started in June of 2015, when Gledhill swiped the equivalent of US$58,000 — just one-tenth of…Read More

Las Vegas Casino Hotel Security for Guests Under Spotlight, After Details of Circus-Circus Vietnamese Couple’s Gruesome Murder Emerge

Las Vegas casino security

Does Las Vegas casino hotel security look out for its patrons, or only its money? That’s the question being posed following the murder on June 1 of two Vietnamese tourists staying at Circus-Circus who were victims of an alleged “door pusher.” It’s now been two weeks since Sang Boi Nghia and Khuong Ba Le Nguyen were found…Read More

Imperial Pacific On Track to Complete Scandal-Ridden Saipan Casino

Imperial Pacific to Complete Grand Mariana Casino on Saipan

Chinese casino developer Imperial Pacific has vowed that its Grand Mariana Casino Hotel & Resort on the Pacific Island of Saipan will be completed, despite delays, and admitted in its March earnings report that it was still seeking financial backing to finish the project. Speaking to GGRAsia on the sidelines of the Japan Gaming Congress…Read More

East Asian World Cup Betting Syndicates Using New Tech, Cryptocurrencies to Bamboozle Authorities

Asian World Cup betting

With the FIFA World Cup just days away, authorities across East Asia are redoubling their efforts to halt the tidal wave of illegal betting — and they have their work cut out. Illegal betting markets in the region are believed to dwarf the regulated markets throughout the rest of the world, with a conservative estimated…Read More

Coinrail Hack Causes Price of Cryptocurrencies to Nosedive

Coinrail hacked

The price of bitcoin and other cyptocurrencies plunged over the weekend following a massive cyber-heist on South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail. The company confirmed in a statement on its website that it had suffered a “cyber intrusion” on Sunday, leading to the theft of around 30 percent of all cryptocurrency traded. It didn’t mention an…Read More

Major South Korean Crypto Exchange Coinone Facing Online Gambling Charges

Coinone charged with illegal gambling

The CEO and two of executives of South Korea’s third-largest cryptocurreny exchange, Coinone, will be charged by South Korean police with offering illegal online gambling through its margin trading operation. Following a ten-month investigation, 20 of the exchange’s traders are also in the frame, South Korea’s Cybercrime Investigation Unit of the Southern Provincial Police Department…Read More

Quebec Judge Dismisses Insider Trading Case Against David Baazov and Associates

David Baazov charges dismissed

A Quebec judge has dismissed the insider trading case against former Amaya CEO David Baazov, saying that the regulators pursuing the case had repeatedly failed to properly disclose documentation to the defense team during the case. Along with ending the case against Baazov, Justice Salvatore Mascia of the Quebec Court also stayed the insider trading…Read More

Lottery Scams Have Bilked Americans, Canadians Out of $344 Million Since 2015

Lottery scams

North Americans — including both US and Canadian citizens — have lost more than $344 million to lottery scams and other prize-offering hoaxes over the past three years, according to a new study by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB said that between 2015 and 2017, over half a million such swindles had been…Read More

MGM Resorts Offers $10,000 Reward for Information on Circus-Circus Double Homicide

Executives at MGM Resorts‘ famed Circus-Circus on the Las Vegas Strip are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of a suspect or suspects in the homicides of two guests at the hotel-casino in the early hours of Friday morning. Sang Boi Nghia, 38, and Khuong Ba Le Nguyen, 30, both…Read More

Florida’s Miccosukee Tribe on the Hook for Billion-Dollar Tax Bill

The Miccosukee tribe of South Florida could be facing a bill of up to $1 billion from the IRS after a federal appellate judge ruled on Monday that tribal members who receive distributions from Native American casinos are liable to pay federal income tax, in accordance with the Indian Gaming Regulation Act, 1988 (IGRA). The…Read More

Plainridge Park Casino Worker Allegedly Tried to Poison Coworkers

Plainridge Park Casino poisoning

A member of the Plainridge Park Casino janitorial staff has been charged with assault and battery after she allegedly tried to poison two of her coworkers. Police say Alexandria Martel, 23, poured an unknown cleaning solution into her coworkers’ drinks after they finished their lunch break and returned to work. When they later drank the…Read More