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Net Widens in Tennis Match-Fixing Racket Probe, 137 Players Under Suspicion

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Seven French tennis players were detained by French police this week under suspicion of throwing games at the behest of a match-fixing mastermind, known to players as “The Maestro.” The Maestro is Armenian Grigor Sargsyan who was arrested by Belgian police late June and remains in custody. He is accused of fronting a massive gambling…Read More

Crime Sprees Continue at Rapid City, South Dakota Casinos: Suspect in Custody

Two casinos in Rapid City South Dakota were each the scene of robberies in the past week — one attempted and one successfully carried out. And it’s not the first time the targeted casinos have been hit, either. In one case, Quintez Provancial, 27, of Rapid City, allegedly tried to steal money from a cash…Read More

BC Regulators Who Linked 2014 Slaying to Casino Money Laundering Networks Were Fired for Making ‘Too Much Noise’

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Two British Columbia gaming regulators who linked money laundering in the province’s casinos to a 2014 murder that remains unsolved were fired from their jobs shortly after filing their report, documents seen by CTV News reveal. In September 2014, 29-year-old Birinder Khangura was found shot to death in his truck in the city of Surrey….Read More

Imprisoned Philippine Senator Speaks Out Against Chinese Casino Kidnappings

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The Philippine casino sector is thriving and so is Chinese tourism — facilitated by closer relations between the two countries, fostered by President Rodrigo Duterte’s pro-China policy after years of squabbling over disputed territories in the South China Sea. But opposition politicians want the Duterte administration to do more to combat a worrying trend of…Read More

Bellagio Robbery Perp Dies After Shootout with Police, Also Suspected of Prior Heist

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A man who walked into the packed Bellagio at peak hours on Friday night and robbed the poker room cage at gunpoint has died from injuries sustained during an ensuing faceoff with police. According to police reports, the armed robber — who at publication time had not been named — entered the bustling Las Vegas…Read More

Dealer at New Hampshire Casino Charged with Theft After Dealing from Bottom of Deck

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A dealer at the Boston Billiard Club and Casino in Nashua, New Hampshire was charged with felony theft on Tuesday after local police claimed that he manipulated the game he was overseeing in order to help a player win. 40-year-old Christopher Hopf was charged with a class A felony for the incident, which could land…Read More

North Florida’s Racetrack Bingo Ordered to Forfeit $6 Million Over Illegal Gambling Racket that Defrauded Local Charities

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The owners of Racetrack Bingo in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, have been ordered to forfeit $6 million to the federal government after being convicted last month of operating an illegal gambling business that bilked local charities out of $8 million over eight years. Larry and Dixie Masino — formerly husband and wife — were also…Read More

Former Caesars, Wynn, and MGM Casino Executive Charged in DOJ College Bribery Indictment

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Longtime casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz — more commonly known in gaming industry circles as Gamal Aziz — has been named in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) college bribery complaint and charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Along with CEOs, actresses including Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, university athletic coaches, and college entrance…Read More

Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami Beach After Altercation, UFC Star Charged With Two Felonies

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Conor McGregor was arrested early Monday morning in Miami Beach after he grabbed the cell phone of an onlooker taking a photo and smashed the device. The UFC star – who crossed over to professional boxing in August 2017 to fight Floyd Mayweather, perhaps the greatest boxer in the history of the sport – last…Read More

Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Cleared Over Golden Nugget Brawl

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Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam has been cleared of charges of assault and harassment stemming from a fight in the early hours of November 11 in the parking lot of the Golden Nugget Casino. A video of the fracas, between Gilliam and City Councilman Jeffree Fauntleroy and three employees of the Nugget’s Haven nightclub, was…Read More

Former NFLer ‘Pacman’ Jones Arrested in Indiana Casino, Suspected of Cheating

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Ex-NFL All Pro Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones is facing multiple charges stemming from his arrest at an Indiana casino early Wednesday morning. According to a report from the Eagle Country 99.3 radio station, agents from the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) were alerted to a patron who may have been cheating at a table game at the…Read More

Bloomberry Resorts Named in US Civil Legal Action Regarding Alleged Role in $81M Bangladesh Bank Heist

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Bloomberry Resorts, the parent company to the Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila, Philippines, has been named in a civil legal action filed in the United States for its alleged role in an $81 million bank heist. In 2016, the Bangladesh Central Bank account at the Federal Reserve in New York City was targeted in…Read More

Indiana, Pennsylvania Gamblers Arrested For Leaving Children Unsupervised and in Danger

Three sets of gamblers in two states — Indiana and Pennsylvania — were arrested in separate incidents over the last week after allegedly leaving young children unattended and, in one case, left to fend off extreme cold. Jarad Elsen, 29, was charged with two counts each of criminal confinement and neglect after allegedly leaving his…Read More

Macau Loansharking and Financial Fraud Cases Soar in 2018, as Casinos Adhere to New Regulatory Policies

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Arrests in and around Macau casinos for loansharking and financial fraud skyrocketed last year, as the enclave’s Security Secretary Wong Sio Chak reported this week that more than 3,000 people were apprehended in 2018. Crimes involving fraud jumped 31.3 percent, and loansharking 26.8 percent. Secretary Wong said the vast majority of those allegedly involved in…Read More

Compromised Former NBA Ref Tim Donaghy Disses Regulated Sports Betting as He Denies ESPN Match-fixing Allegations

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Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy is no fan of regulated sports betting in the US. Donaghy broke his silence this week to denounce a 10,000-word ESPN article that details a wealth of circumstantial evidence which the sports media giant believes suggests he fixed basketball games in the 2000s for the benefit himself and other…Read More