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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.

Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI, Career Stuck in a Sandtrap

Tiger Woods DUI arrest golf odds

For as well as Tiger Woods drove the ball for much of his career, when it comes to driving a vehicle, the 14-time major golf winner is more error-prone than your average weekend hacker. Early Monday morning, Woods was arrested in Jupiter, Florida, for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. He was released around…Read More

Nevada Seeks to Curb Lavish LVCVA Spending by Hiring Costly Inspector General

LVCVA spending Rossi Ralenkotter

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) receives hundreds of millions of tax dollars each year, but has little financial oversight from the state on how its board members use those funds. Five Democratic lawmakers and one Republican in Carson City want to change that, by creating a new financial regulatory position that would supervise…Read More

Las Vegas Terror Threat Looms Ahead of Super-Busy Memorial Day Weekend

Las Vegas Memorial Day weekend terror attack threat

The Las Vegas Strip could be the target of a planned terrorist attack by lone wolves, according to a propaganda video that US intelligence agents have described as a “credible” threat. With the big three-day Memorial Day weekend approaching, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has reported that a “legitimate Islamic State group propaganda video” showing scenes of…Read More

In Sherrice Iverson’s Shadow, Gaming Industry Still Struggling to Keep Kids Safe

Casino security underage kids

Billionaire mogul Steve Wynn has long argued against children being in casinos. His two current Las Vegas properties, the tony Wynn and adjacent Encore on the Strip, prohibit visitors with strollers from entering the resorts unless they are guests at the hotel. But at the more “everyman” Station Casinos, with nearly two dozen properties across…Read More

Korean Gambler Charged with Laundering Dirty (and Smelly) Money

Korean gambler accused of money laundering in Australia

When a Korean high roller handed over AU$3.6 million ($2.7 million) at the VIP cage of the Star Casino in Brisbane, Australia, at the beginning of May, staff were almost certain something wasn’t quite right. Something about the situation just smelled funny. It turned out to be the AU$3.6 million, according to reports that was…Read More

Esports Cheating Ban Highlights Corruption Problem in Competitive Gaming

Esports player banned for two years

The Esports Integrity Coalition (EIC), a non-profit industry body dedicated to cleaning up esports, has banned a player for two years after he confessed to cheating during the Mettlestate Samsung Galaxy CS:GO Championship earlier this month. It’s the first such ban handed down by the EIC’s disciplinary board since the organization’s formation in the UK…Read More

President Donald Trump Impeachment Odds, Once ‘Yuge,’ Lowered Bigly

Donald Trump impeachment odds

President Donald Trump’s odds of becoming the United States’ first commander-in-chief to be removed from the White House via impeachment are still relatively long, but overseas sports books and online prediction markets are slowly reducing their odds on that remote possibility. Fresh off Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, bettors are beginning to put wagers on the still…Read More

Los Angeles Police Bust Biggest Cockfighting Ring in US History

Police bust biggest cockfighting ring in US

A raid by Los Angeles police Tuesday on a rural property in Val Verde, Los Angeles County, uncovered what authorities believe to be the biggest cockfighting ring in US history. Law enforcement seized 7,000 birds from the 80-acre compound, many of which had injuries consistent with cockfighting. They also retrieved numerous hooked razors, known as…Read More

Korean Pop Star Jung Jin-woo Pops Into Prison for Illegal Gambling

South Korean pop star Jung Jin-woo gambling

Korean pop star Jung Jin-woo was once a promising musician with hundreds of thousands of fans in his home country. He rose to fame on the fifth season of “K-pop Star,” South Korea’s version of “American Idol,” but a weakness for gambling has landed the celebrity behind bars for one year. Jin-woo became a household…Read More

Global Cyber Ransomware Attacks Highlight Vulnerabilities of Unlicensed Gaming Operators

ransomware WannaCry cyber attack

A massive cyber ransomware attack is crippling computer networks operating on versions of Microsoft Windows. And while hackers are demanding money to unlock encrypted files, the total global take, for all the havoc that’s been wreaked, is surprisingly low: not even into the six-figure domain. Hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries…Read More

LVCVA Budget Proposal Includes Cuts to Controversial Marketing Spend

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority budget meeting.

So much activity is always going on in and around Las Vegas. Every week and weekend, it’s something. And the group charged with drawing people to Nevada by the tens of thousands, and then making sure their experience is memorable, met this week to discuss revisions to their budget. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors…Read More

Did Chinese Authorities Launch Massive DDoS Attacks on Hong Kong Online Gambling Sites?

Hong Kong online gambling sites targeted by DDoS attackers

Scores of online gambling websites based in Hong Kong were battered by a wave of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in the week of April, according to US-based Arbor Security, which monitors the web for DDoS attack data. Between April 6 and 13, hackers apparently based in China flooded the bandwidth of countless gambling…Read More

UK Soccer Star’s Gambling Addiction Erases Fortune

UK Soccer gambling

A UK soccer standout in the Premier League is facing financial ruin because of his addiction to cards and casino games, according to the Mirror. An anonymous source told the UK newspaper that he is one of several players that is gambling large amounts of money. It has gotten so bad for the unnamed midfielder that…Read More

Ex-Amaya Chief Allegedly Tangled in Illegal New York State Governor’s Campaign Donation Scandal

Steven Pigeon helps David Baazov make illegal campaign contribution, allegedly

More trouble is swirling around former Amaya CEO and chairman David Baazov. An FBI complaint, unsealed in a New York federal court on Monday, ostensibly outed Baazov as the person behind an illegal foreign campaign contribution. New York political operative Steven Pigeon appeared before a judge over felony charges for election interference, regarding the 2014…Read More

Sports Bettor Billy Walters’ Legal Team Files Appeal on Insider Trading Conviction

Billy Walters insider trading case appeal

It was a bet noted sports gambler Billy Walters said he was surprised he lost, but on Friday he doubled down, instructing his lawyers to file an appeal on his insider trading conviction. His attorneys believe they have a compelling argument for a new trial, saying in court papers that a device authorities called the…Read More