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Gamblers and scandals go together like bacon and eggs. It’s like a marriage made in Heaven. Whether it’s embezzlement, prostitution, cheating or even drugs, there is likely to be a gambler caught up in it somewhere.

We bring you the scandalous lowdown on what’s going on around the world so you can stand back in shocked horror, and then read on to find out more.

Wynn Resorts Must Face Former Shareholder Kazuo Okada in Court, Judge Rules

Steve Wynn Kazuo Okada lawsuit

Wynn Resorts must have its day in court to defend actions taken by its board regarding the 2012 ouster of Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada from its ranks and subsequent redemption of his 20 percent stake in the casino conglomerate. Through a lawsuit filed in Clark County, Nevada, Okada had demanded that Wynn reveal the specific…Read More

Senator Al Franken’s Sexual Misconduct Exposed by Former ‘Poker After Dark’ Host Leeann Tweeden

Al Franken sexual misconduct

US Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) reportedly sexually harassed Leeann Tweeden, whose former television hosting gigs include NBC’s Poker After Dark and the celebrity-filled National Heads-Up Poker Championship.  The incidents, according to Tweeden who is now making the TV news rounds to tell her story, occurred more than a decade ago during a 2006 USO trip that…Read More

Sidelined: Dallas Running Back Ezekiel Elliott Withdraws Suspension Appeal

Ezekiel Elliott

A moment of surrender came to the Ezekiel Elliott suspension saga, as the second-year Dallas Cowboy running back decided to drop his appeal and serve the remaining five games of his six-game ban. His lawyers informed both the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals and the NFL of their client’s intentions on Wednesday. Elliot was…Read More

UCLA Suspension of Players Caught in China Shoplifting Alters NCAA Championship Odds

UCLA basketball players

UCLA basketball suspended LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill indefinitely after the trio was caught shoplifting at a Chinese mall on Nov. 7. The incident has not only been seen as a national embarrassment, but has affected the team with sportsbooks. The odds reflect that. The Bruins, who have won 11 NCAA Titles in…Read More

Wife of Pastor Who Allegedly Committed Three M Resort Robberies Worked at Casino

Lea Mercado Bolusan and Gregory Bolusan

Lea Mercado Bolusan, wife of alleged M Resort armed robber and local evangelist pastor Gregory Bolusan, listed herself as an M shift manager on her LinkedIn page. Now an anonymous source has told a local TV station in Las Vegas that Mrs. Bolusan worked in the casino resort’s cashier’s cage. No one at the M…Read More

Boyd Gaming Updates ‘Do Not Disturb’ Policies, Hotel Rooms to Be Entered After 48 Hours

Boyd Gaming do not disturb policy

Boyd Gaming is further updating its “do not disturb” policies at its 10 Las Vegas hotels. The casino operator says guest rooms will be entered by security personnel every 48 hours, regardless of whether such signs are displayed on occupants’ doors. The policy is in response to the October 1 shooting at MGM Resorts’ Mandalay…Read More

Breeders’ Cup Investigating Betting Challenge Results Following Criticism

Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

The Breeders’ Cup has delayed paying the winners in its annual Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge following allegations that the winner and at least one other player may have cooperated in ways that violate the rules of the tournament based around horse racing. The Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) is the largest live-money handicapping tournament in…Read More

Czech Republic Casino Owner Leon Tsoukernik Countersues Aria and Matt Kirk in Dispute Over $3 Million Poker Table Loan

Leon Tsoukernik Matt Kirk Aria countersuit

After remaining mostly silent about losing $3 million in a high-stakes poker game to Matt Kirk in May, King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik has decided to let his lawyers speak for him. In a lawsuit counterclaim filed Wednesday against the Aria in Las Vegas and the Australian player Kirk, the suit alleges that they were…Read More

OJ Simpson Banned by Cosmopolitan on Las Vegas Strip, Sportsbooks Could Resume Parole Odds

OJ Simpson Cosmopolitan parole odds

OJ Simpson and a group of friends were removed from a bar inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas sometime around midnight Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. The casino resort did not say why security escorted Simpson off the premises, but those present posting photos of the incident on social media are fueling plenty of…Read More

Paradise Papers Show German Banks Flouted Law to Process Online Gambling Payments

Wirecard headquarters in Munich, Germany

Several German financial institutions have been caught up in the Paradise Papers leak after reports that they have been illegally processing payments to online casinos that are not allowed to operate in the country. According to a report by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung in collaboration with public broadcaster NDR, banks including Postbank, DZ Bank, and…Read More

Idaho Casino CEO Arrested for Battery after Allegedly Attacking Brother

Idaho casino CEO battery

Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel CEO Francis SiJohn was arrested on Tuesday morning on allegations of battery. According to a report in the Spokesman-Review, police say that the victim of the attack was his brother, former Coeur d’Alene tribal police Chief Cody SiJohn. According to court documents, the incident began after the two brothers had…Read More

Paradise Papers Reveal Details of Retired General Wesley Clark’s Time with Amaya

General Wesley Clark Paradise Papers Amaya

Former Democratic presidential candidate General Wesley Clark is one of the many influential individuals named in the recent Paradise Papers leak, with information about his time as a director for Amaya (now known as the Stars Group) showing up in the database of information examined by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The information…Read More

College Football Coach Rankles Bettors with Point Spread Tweet After 4th Quarter Safety

Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin

Florida Atlantic University football coach Lane Kiffin said he was only joking when he tweeted about not covering the point spread in Friday’s game against Marshall, but the NCAA wasn’t laughing. Gambling is one subject that the governing body of college athletics doesn’t find funny. The 42-year-old coach, who is in his first year at…Read More

OJ Simpson Popping Up Around Las Vegas Amid Calls for Station Casinos to Ban Him

OJ Simpson Station Casinos

OJ Simpson was released from prison on parole in October, after serving nine years at Lovelock Correctional Center in the middle of nowhere, Nevada. In his first few weeks back in the free world, the former NFL star and actor has found a new home in suburban Las Vegas, which has some locals angry, but others…Read More

Ladbrokes Coral Fined £2.3 Million for ‘Social Responsibility Failures’ with Problem Gamblers

Ladbrokes Coral CEO Jim Mullen

The UK Gambling Commission has issued a £2.3 million ($3 million) fine against Ladbrokes Coral, after the company failed to stop two customers from gambling and losing about £1.3 million ($1.7 million) in stolen funds. The bets were taken through Gala Interactive online gambling sites. The two gamblers in question have both been sentenced for…Read More