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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

New DDoS Threat ‘WireX’ Harnesses Android Devices, But Tech Companies Are Fighting Back

WireX botnet harnessed Android devices

Google was forced to remove around 300 Android apps from its Google Play Store this week after it emerged that they contained embedded malware that facilitated a new kind of distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), dubbed the WireX botnet. Online gambling firms have been targets for DDoS attackers since the infancy of their industry,…Read More

Tiger Woods Practicing Again, But No Timetable for Betting on His Return

Tiger Woods chipping video

Tiger Woods teased golf fans on Thursday when he posted on Twitter a short video of him practicing his chipping, but gave no information on when he might return to the PGA Tour. It appears through earlier comments that April 2018 and the Masters is the goal. Under the 28-second slow motion video, he wrote,…Read More

Police Warn of Scammers Posing as Powerball Lottery Winner on Fake Social Media Accounts

Powerball winner Mavis Wanczyk

Social media users in Chicopee, Massachusetts have been warned to be on the lookout for scammers masquerading as Powerball Lottery winner Mavis Wanczyk, the Chicopee resident who last week won $758.7 million, the biggest single-win jackpot in lottery history. Such is the publicity surrounding Chicopee’s newest multi-millionaire that dozens of fake Twitter and Facebook accounts had…Read More

888 Hit With Record $10M Fine for Letting Problem Gamblers Play

MP Tom Watson condemns 888 for failings in corporate responsibility

888 Holdings has been fined £7.8 million ($10 million) by the UK Gambling Commission over serious failings of its social responsibility program. The fine, a record amount for the online gambling industry, was imposed after regulators discovered a technical glitch in 888’s system that allowed thousands of self-excluded gamblers to continue to play. The UKGC…Read More

Alexandr Dolgopolov Angrily Denies Fixing Tennis Match Amid Investigation

Alexandr Dolgopolov match fixing

After winning his first-round tennis match at the US Open on Wednesday, Alexandr Dolgopolov didn’t get to talk about the victory, but instead found himself having to deny match fixing amid an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). The alleged incident that prompted the inquiry by tennis’s anti-corruption group was against Thiago Monteiro at…Read More

Texas Casino Cruise Keeps Sailing Despite Hurricane Harvey

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Texas casino cruise ship Jacks or Better based in Galveston, less than an hour southeast of Houston, is continuing operations despite much of the surrounding region devastated in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Commercial land-based gambling is illegal in Texas, as is poker, ironic considering the most popular format is called Texas Hold’em. Jacks or…Read More

Man Throwing 100-Dollar BiIls Causes Vegas Strip Stampede

Man throwing hundred dollar bills causes riot at Drai’s

A spectacularly magnanimous clubber caused a full blown riot outside Drai’s Beachclub and Nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning when he decided to share the wealth and toss a stack of 100-dollar bills into the crowd. Police said fights broke out in the ensuing scramble, with around a thousand people jostling for cash…Read More

Fans Sue Showtime Over Mayweather-McGregor Pay-Per-View Difficulties

Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view

In complaints filed in separate US federal courts, two boxing fans have opened potential class-action lawsuits against cable TV network Showtime, saying the poor quality of the livestream deprived them of seeing the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. In one of the most heavily hyped fights in history, an estimated five million people…Read More

Indiana Charitable Casino Grosses $4.6 Million, Donates Just $17,000

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A charitable casino operated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) Lodge No. 3512 has been shut down by the Indiana Gaming Commission as a result of an ongoing criminal investigation. State officials said the gaming licenses have been suspended due to the organization “committing conduct prejudicial to public confidence in the Commission.” While the…Read More

Former Indian Model Arrested for Running Illegal Gambling Racket in New Delhi

Indian model illegal gambling house

A 45-year-old former Indian model is one of 25 persons who was detained over the weekend by Delhi Police for allegedly operating an underground illegal gambling house in a posh Greater Kailash neighborhood. Police were tipped off about the suspected gambling early Saturday morning. A raid was conducted later that day, with law enforcement officials finding…Read More

Feds Say They’re Owed $75.5 Million for Rent on Land Beneath Billy Walters’ Bali Hai Golf Club

Billy Walters Bali Hai Las Vegas Raiders

Convicted insider trader Billy Walters leases the land his Bali Hai Golf Club sits on from Clark County, but the federal government believes he’s been getting too sweet of a deal. In a letter to Clark County from the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the government demands it immediately receive $75.5 million in underpaid past…Read More

McGregor Accuses Mayweather of Having Gambling Problem

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In a war of words that will probably be more entertaining than the fight itself, Conor McGregor delivered a verbal haymaker when he accused Floyd Mayweather of having a gambling problem. The Irishman made the charge on Wednesday during the last press conference before Saturday’s bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The previous media…Read More