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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.

Carl Icahn Cited in Billy Walters Trial as Prosecution Pushes for Submission of New Evidence

Icahn’s name dragged into Walters case

As the insider trading trial of Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters swung into its second week on Monday, Carl Icahn’s name was once again dragged into proceedings. Icahn, the billionaire activist investor, owner of the Tropicana Casino and two shuttered former Trump casinos in Atlantic City, and unpaid adviser to the President of the United…Read More

Phil Mickelson Would “Take the Fifth” if Called to Testify in Billy Walters Trial

Phil Mickelson would take the fifth in Billy Walters trial

Golfer Phil Mickelson would “take the fifth” if called to testify in the ongoing trial of his friend Billy Walters and will therefore not be called as a witness for the defense, according to Walters’ lawyer. The possibility of the five-time major winner making an appearance in court has been the cause of a lot…Read More

Mohegan Sun Pocono Adds to Troubles with $70,000 Underage Gambling Fine

Moghegan Sun Pocono

In the latest incident to affect the controversial resort, the Mohegan Sun Pocono was hit with a $70,000 fine for five separate incidents of underage gambling. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board unanimously approved the fine during a monthly meeting and added $2,500 in costs to the penalty. Casino officials responded quickly to the allegations before…Read More

Billy Walters Trial Star Witness Embezzled from Battered Women’s Charity to Fund Gambling, Hookers 

Billy Walters leaves court

Gambling, soliciting prostitutes, ripping off a women’s charity and leaking sensitive company information, it’s all just another day at the office, apparently, for the former chairman of one of America’s biggest milk-processing companies. Tom Davis, the former chairman of Dean Foods, of Dallas, continued his testimony in the trial of his one-time friend, the legendary gambler…Read More

North Korea Casino Cruise Ship Invites Foreign Investors to Come Aboard

North Korea casino cruise Mount Kumgang

A North Korea casino ship is trying to set sail from the Mount Kumgang tourist region to South Korea and other Asian nations. The Kumgang Special International Tourism Zone is a unique area of the reclusive totalitarian country that is charged with raising tens of millions of dollars for Kim Jong Un’s government. Tourism and outsider…Read More

Billy Walters Received Insider Information Via “Bat Phone,” Jury Hears

Billy Walters trial, Thomas Davis gives evidence

Former chairman of Dean Foods Thomas Davis told a Manhattan federal court on Tuesday that he regularly shared privileged insider information about the company with Vegas sports betting legend Billy Walters. The pair would communicate via specially designated prepaid cellphones which they called their “bat phones,” Davis said. Walters is on trial accused of profiting…Read More

Trump Tower Wiretapped During Russian Mafia Gambling Probe

Trump Tower wiretap president FBI

Trump Tower was indeed the target of a wiretap while former President Barack Obama was in the White House, but the surveillance wasn’t directed at then-candidate Donald Trump. The 45th commander-in-chief has spawned allegations that his campaign headquarters inside Trump Tower in New York City was wiretapped during the 2016 election cycle as he took on…Read More

Detroit Cockfighting Gambling Ring Uncovered, Ex-Baltimore Principal Gambled With School Money

cockfighting gambling ring Detroit

An underground cockfighting gambling ring has been uncovered by federal immigration authorities in Detroit, and the bust could lead to the deportation of dozens. The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided an abandoned building in southwest Detroit last weekend that turned up gambling evidence and around 100 gamecock birds. Around 50 people were…Read More

Ex-UFC Fighter Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver Facing Life Sentence After Vegas Jury Finds Him Guilty

War Machine Jon Koppenhaver Christy Mack

Jon War Machine Koppenhaver is facing life behind bars after a Las Vegas jury found him guilty on 29 of the 34 charges he was facing for the beating of his girlfriend and her male friend in 2014. Koppenhaver, who legally changed his name to War Machine in 2008, is a former mixed martial artist…Read More

David Baazov Forms New Global Investment Company

David Baazov forms investment company Ahaka Capital

David Baazov has a new career. The Amaya founder and former CEO and chairman, who resigned from the board last year as accusations of insider trading threatened to bury him, has formed a new company, installing himself as chairman of the board. Ahaka Capital is a “global multi-sector private equity firm” which was incorporated last…Read More

Tiger Woods Has Georgia on the Mind, Plans to Play in Masters

Tiger Woods Masters odds sportsbook

Tiger Woods hopes to be in Augusta, Georgia, early next month for golf’s first major of the year. But regardless of whether he’s able to recover from an ongoing back injury, oddsmakers in Las Vegas give the 14-time major winner slim chances of taking the coveted green jacket. The Westgate SuperBook puts the golfing great at…Read More

Russian Slots Hacking Gang Refocused on Europe and South America After US Arrests

Russian slots cheat gang targeting Europe and South America

A sophisticated team of slots hackers that bilked US casinos of millions of dollars has moved on to new territories, a security expert told regulators at a conference in Las Vegas last week. The group is now focusing its attention on the casinos of South America and Europe, following the arrest of four of its…Read More

Ireland Casinos Don’t Have to Pay on Winnings Regardless of Luck of the Irish, Judge Rules

Ireland casinos winnings gambling law

Ireland casinos are not required by law to pay out on a gambler’s winnings is the surprising verdict recently reached by a civil court judge. In a legal action brought on by Ireland resident Sayed Mirwais, the plaintiff argued the D1 Casino in Dublin refused to payout on his winnings in full. On the night…Read More

North Carolina Father, Son Surrender $2.3 Million to Feds from Illegal Video Sweepstakes Machine Profits

A North Carolina father and son, who were charged with gambling and conspiracy for running an illegal gambling machine scheme in Selma (outside of Raleigh), were ordered by a judge on Thursday to forfeit $2.3 million the duo had pulled in profits and pay a $150,000 fine. It was part of a plea deal that…Read More

PAGCOR Corruption Allegations Rumored in Philippines, as Pastor Boy Saycon Strikes Again

PAGCOR corruption Rodrigo Duterte

PAGCOR, the Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation, is being accused of corruption after Pastor Boy Saycon turned over evidence to the country’s Department of Justice. Saycon is no ordained religious leader, but the secretary-general of the Council of Philippine Affairs. He’s reportedly provided documents to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre that shows PAGCOR engaging in bribery…Read More