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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.

Shuttered Casablanca Casino in Philippines to Reopen Soon, Aussie Financiers Say

Casablanca Casino Hotel Stotsenberg PAGCOR

A Philippines casino shut down by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) in February will be ready to reopen soon, according to the Australian investment group that bought the property a year earlier for $26 million. The Casablanca Casino in Angeles City, Philippines, was forced to close when its parent company, Frontier Capital Group,…Read More

GGG vs. Alvarez Ends in Controversial Draw, Delivers Knockout Blow to Nevada Sportsbooks

Gennady GGG Golovkin Canelo Alvarez

For most of Saturday night, Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez delivered at a sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas what boxing purists wanted to see. A marquee clash between two megastars captivated and entertained the 22,358 in attendance, and millions more watching on television. But then it ended after 12 rounds, and a controversial…Read More

Sioux Falls Police Catch Casino Robbers Looking to Fund Meth Deal with Stolen Loot

Crown Casino Sioux Falls South Dakota robbery

Two men’s plan to rob casinos in Sioux Falls, South Dakota so they could buy methamphetamine in California, then return to the Midwest and sell the drugs, didn’t pan out very well. The two allegedly carried out three armed casino thefts, but both were in jail 10 days later, before they could travel to the…Read More

Lebanon’s Casino Du Liban Insists It’s Safe, Despite US Embassy Alert to Stay Away

Lebanon Casino du Libon terror alert US embassy

The Casino Du Liban, Lebanon’s only casino, has downplayed a terrorism alert issued by the US Embassy in Beirut and moved to reassure its visitors of their safety. The casino, built in 1959 when Lebanon was far more Westernized, is just under 14 miles north of Beirut. In a message sent out to its employees…Read More

Cardmaker Gemaco Refutes Borgata’s Claim That Design Flaw Led to Phil Ivey’s $10M Edge-Sorting Win

Phil Ivey and Kelly Sun on trial

In poker pro Phil Ivey’s ongoing battle with the Borgata casino in Atlantic City over $10 million “won” at the mini-baccarat tables in 2012, it’s become a three-way blame game. In a statement filed in a New Jersey court on Monday, playing card manufacturer Gemaco answered the Borgata’s claim that flawed decks allowed Ivey and…Read More

Luckiest Drunk in Las Vegas Swims Across Hoover Dam Power Generator, Avoids Death But Not Arrest

Las Vegas Hoover Dam

At the Hoover Dam, which traverses Clark County, Nevada and Mohave County, Arizona, well over 100 workers gave their lives to see it come to completion. And unofficial estimates have suggested that hundreds more may have jumped to their deaths there since. But for one Welshman, who jumped into the dam not on a suicide…Read More

New York Takes Battle with Seneca Tribe over Payments, Exclusivity Rights to Arbitration

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The Seneca Nation’s stand-off with the state of New York over exclusivity terms in the compact between the two is destined to go to arbitration. On Thursday, the state issued an 11-page demand for legally binding arbitration, as mandated by the 2002 agreement that governs their relationship. The Seneca had accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office…Read More

Galaxy Gaming Back in Nevada’s Good Graces Without Ousted CEO Saucier at Helm

Robert Saucier, ex-CEO of Galaxy Gaming

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB) unanimously recommended approval of a license for casino games supplier Galaxy Gaming on Thursday, just two months after it was on the verge rejecting Galaxy’s bid over serious concerns about then-Chairman and CEO Robert Saucier, and his “train wreck” of an application. In July, the Las Vegas-based manufacturer of…Read More

OJ Simpson Signed Photo From Botched Palace Station Robbery Attempt Now for Sale

OJ Simpson memoribilia for sale

Even as former football hero OJ Simpson waits for his parole date in October, a Planet Hollywood memorabilia store owner on the Las Vegas Strip says it has a signed collectible picture of Simpson that the Hall of Famer tried to reclaim in the infamous 2007 robbery at Palace Station. The 8-x-10 inch photo of…Read More

Louisiana Lawmaker Blames Parkinson’s Meds for Raiding Campaign Funds to Gamble

Jerome "Dee" Richards Lousiana lawmaker gambling

Louisiana lawmaker Jerome “Dee” Richard (I-District 55) has promised to pay back $37,000 he spent from his campaign account on gambling, actions which he has blamed on his Parkinson’s medication. On Wednesday, Richard promised to pay restitution, and indicated he’d reached an agreement with the Board of Ethics that stipulates both repayment and admitting improper…Read More

Court Blocks NFL’s Suspension of Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott suspension

The Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott will suit up when his team hosts the New York Giants on Sunday night, after a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas granted his request on Friday for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction blocking the NFL’s six-game suspension. The 22-year-old star running back’s lawyers and the…Read More

CSGO Lotto Skin-Gambling Scam YouTubers Escape FTC Penalties, Despite Deceptive Practices

CSGO Lotto Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell no FTC fine

Two CSGO Lotto skin-betting site owners, who posed as US-based YouTubers blogging about their exploits without declaring that they actually owned the site, were spared fines by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this week. Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell would promote CSGO Lotto with videos bearing titles such as “How to Win $13,000 in…Read More

Feds Charge Sports Jock Craig Carton for Role in Ticket Scam to Cover Gambling Debts

Craig Carton arrest

The FBI arrested popular New York City sports talk radio personality Craig Carton on Wednesday, alleging he conducted a Ponzi-like ticket fraud scheme to pay off millions of dollars in gambling debts. The 48-year-old Carton and Michael Wright, owner of two Manhattan strip clubs, were charged with securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy, according to…Read More

Cyberattacker Shows His Cards, Says Rival Site Paid for Assault on ACR Poker Network

The Winning Poker Network (WPN) and its flagship site America’s Card Room (ACR) were hit by a spate of massive DDoS attacks on Thursday. The onslaught lasted three days and resulted in the cancelation of the network’s “Bigger Online Super Series” (BOSS) of tournaments. Cyberattacks are nothing new, and DDoS assaults have menaced the online…Read More

Brazilian Olympic Committee President Allegedly Orchestrated Millions in Bribes for Rio Summer Games

Olympic Committee corruption bribe

The head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) is being accused by his own country, as well as federal officials in France, of buying votes in Rio de Janeiro’s successful bid to host the 2016 Summer Games. The developments this week add more disgrace to the international sporting world. FIFA, the governing body of soccer…Read More