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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.

Philippines Police Arrest 43 After Violent High-Roller Kidnapping at Solaire Casino

43 arrested for Solaire Manila kidnapping

Police in the Philippines have arrested 41 Chinese and two Malaysian nationals in connection with the kidnapping of a 48-year-old Singaporean woman from the Solaire Casino Resort in Manila on Monday. Wu Yan, believed to be a high-stakes tourist gambler, was rescued by police from a condo in the city the following day. Authorities said…Read More

Oddsmakers Get It Right: OJ Simpson Granted Parole, Claims He’s Lived a ‘Conflict-Free Life’

OJ Simpson parole release

Disgraced football star O.J. Simpson will be released from northern Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center this fall, nine years after he was sentenced to prison on kidnapping and robbery charges for a 2007 incident that took place in Las Vegas at the Palace Station casino. Some in the general public might be shocked to discover that…Read More

Three Wimbledon Matches Investigated For Possible Corruption

Wimbledon matches investigated for corruption just days after Federer win

Three Wimbledon 2017 matches are under investigation for possible match-fixing, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) announced this week. The London-based agency said two matches in the qualifying event and one from the main draw had been flagged after regulators and bookmakers reported suspicious betting patterns surrounding the matches. The specific matches, and the players involved,…Read More

Philanderer Dan Bilzerian in Monogamous Relationship, Not Sure How Long He’ll Keep It Up

Sofia Bevarly

Dan Bilzerian, the “King of Instagram” who assumed his reign by posting thousands of pictures of his frolics with scantily clad women, high powered firearms, and luxury jets and cars, says he’s finally entering a monogamous relationship with a woman 16 years his junior. Bilzerian, 36, a self-proclaimed poker professional who cashed at the 2009…Read More

OJ Simpson Parole Odds Favor the Juice Getting Loose

OJ Simpson parole odds

If OJ Simpson’s parole odds are correct at online sportsbook Bovada, he will be released from Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center as early as October 1. “Will OJ Simpson be granted parole in 2017?” is the question posed to bettors on the internet sportsbook. “Yes” is the heavy favorite at -300, with the underdog “No” at…Read More

Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom Takes $300,000 Plea Deal as DOJ Closes Books on 10th of 11 Black Friday Defendants

Scott Tom plea deal

Scott Tom, founder of disgraced online poker site Absolute Poker and former Black Friday fugitive, has accepted a $300,000 plea deal with federal prosecutors. Tom, who turned himself in to US authorities in February after nearly six years living in exile in Barbados, will plead guilty to a single misdemeanor charge of being an accessory…Read More

Poker Pro Phil Ivey Misses World Series of Poker to Have His Day in UK Court

Phil Ivey Crockfords UK edge sorting case

Poker legend Phil Ivey would normally have been ensconced in Las Vegas this week, battling it out at the World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP). Instead, Ivey is in London, fighting his legal battle to claim £7.7 million ($10 million) in punto banco winnings from London’s tony Crockfords Casino, which he contests has been…Read More

OJ Simpson Perfect Candidate for Parole, Clark County District Attorney Says

OJ Simpson parole Las Vegas

OJ Simpson could be released from prison as early as October, and according to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, there’s good reason to let The Juice loose. Fielding questions on Reddit, a commenter asked Wolfson on his predictions for OJ’s parole hearing, which is scheduled for July 20. “In my opinion, most people who…Read More

Galaxy Gaming’s Bid for New Nevada License Fails Due to Concerns About CEO

: Galaxy Gaming’s Robert Saucier fails to capture Nevada license

Nevada gaming regulators failed to recommend Galaxy Gaming for a new license due to reservations about its founder, CEO, chairman and president, Robert Saucier, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported this week. Following a two-day hearing of the Gaming Control Board, Galaxy, a Las Vegas-based developer of electronic casino table-games, withdrew its application rather than risk…Read More

US Drops Felony Charges Against Calvin Ayre, Gambling Pioneer to Remain in Antigua

Calvin Ayre cleared Bodog

Calvin Ayre, the online gambling entrepreneur who made his fortune by founding the Bodog brand back in the early 1990s, will no longer have to worry about facing federal felony charges in the United States. According to Forbes, a Baltimore federal court case document showed the online operator has admitted by phone from Vancouver to…Read More

Pennsylvania’s Sands Bethlehem Admits Allowing Entrance to Underage Gamblers

Sands Bethlehem underage gambling

Sands Bethlehem is cutting another check to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) after the casino resort once again failed to adequately stop underage gamblers from accessing its floor. Las Vegas Sands’ only domestic property not located in Nevada, Sands Bethlehem self-reported 10 incidents to the state. The PGCB subsequently levied a $150,000 fine for…Read More

Harry Reid Writes Letter Supporting Billy Walters, Notorious Sports Gambler Convicted of Insider Trading

Harry Reid Billy Walters sports betting

Former Nevada Senator Harry Reid is trying to use his notoriety to persuade a federal judge to go easy on Billy Walters, a famed sports gambler in Las Vegas who was convicted on 10 charges related to insider trading in April. Walters, 70, faces up to 20 years in prison when US District Court Judge…Read More

Chinese Prison Sets 10 Crown Resorts Employees Free, Previously Convicted of ‘Gambling Crimes’

Crown resorts employees released

Chinese authorities released 10 Crown Resorts employees from prison in Shanghai on Wednesday, following their convictions last month for so-called ‘gambling crimes.’ Among those freed were two Australian citizens, Pan Dan and Jerry Xuan. Seventeen Crown staff members and two former employees were charged on June 12 with marketing Crown’s services to high-rollers on the…Read More

Taiwan Customs Officials Intercept $380K, Suspect Macau Money Laundering Activity

Taiwan customs money laundering

Taiwan customs officials at Taipei’s international airport got a whiff of dirty laundry in the suitcases of two of its citizens returning home from Macau. Nope, it wasn’t underwear that hadn’t hit the laundromat: it was cold, hard cash. Inside the luggage, the security agents discovered $400,000 in undeclared American dollar bills. According to the…Read More

Guam Waits for Federal Direction on $476K in Frozen Funds from Illegal Gambling Ops

Guam casino gambling DOJ IRS

The US  Attorney General’s office for Guam and the Northern Marina Islands is requesting that a federal judge order the forfeiture of almost $476,000 in frozen funds grabbed from an alleged illegal gambling, asking that the monies be turned over to the overseas US territory. In 2010, a federal investigation led by the FBI and…Read More