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Venezuelan Racehorse Rio Negro Poisoned by Betting Syndicate

Venezuelan racehorse Rio Negro poisoned

A champion Venezuelan racehorse was poisoned and nearly killed just days ahead of a key race, in what authorities say was a plot by an illegal gambling ring. The four-year-old horse, named Rio Negro, was preparing for the Army Day derby, but is now struggling to regain his strength after barely surviving the attack. This…Read More

Carl Icahn, Stephen Sweeney Go At It Over Atlantic City’s Gambling Future

Casino mogul Carl Icahn fights Sweeney

Business mogul Carl Icahn and New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney exchanged harsh words last Friday, with each accusing the other of selling out some portion of Atlantic City for their own gain. The war of words started after Sweeney participated in protests with union workers from the Trump Taj Mahal, protests of which…Read More

Phil Ivey Loses Crockfords Casino Edge Sorting Case

Phil Ivey v Crockfords

Phil Ivey v Crockfords is all over, and Ivey, who isn’t often a loser when it comes to gambling, finds himself in that position today. The High Court in London found in favor of Crockfords Casino in Ivey’s edge sorting case, saying that the casino was not obligated to pay Ivey the winnings he accrued…Read More

Three Original Wynn Everett Landowners Indicted for Fraud

Charles Lightbody Wynn Everett landowner indictments

Three of the original owners of the land now destined to be the Wynn Everett casino in Everett, Massachusetts have been indicted by state and federal authorities. They allege that the men defrauded Wynn Resorts and lied to state regulators by hiding the identity of one of their partners. The indictment shouldn’t have an impact…Read More

Palms Sports Book Con Charles Pecchio Gets Slap on Hand

Cantor Gaming sportsbook at the Palms

Charles Pecchio, a professional horse handicapper from New Jersey, has been sentenced to three years’ probation for his part in an illegal betting operation that bilked the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas out of $800,000. Pecchio was judged to be a small cog in a large-scale gambling racket orchestrated by brothers Michael and Jeffrey…Read More

Preet Bharara Under Review for Next US Attorney General

Preet Bharara possible US AG

Preet Bharara, the man who brought online poker to its knees in America, could be the next US Attorney General. Bharara, who, as US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, was the driving force behind the Black Friday indictments of 2011, is one of four candidates being touted by the media as a…Read More

Michael Phelps Gambling for Eight Hours Before DUI Arrest

Michael Phelps DUI

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps gambled at a Baltimore casino for eight hours before he was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Tuesday morning, according to a report from TMZ. That report cites “casino sources,” who say that the gold medalist started playing at the Horseshoe Casino in Maryland starting around 5 pm on Monday, and…Read More

EU Match-Fixing Treaty Garners 15 Nation Support

EU match-fixing treaty signed

A new EU match-fixing treaty to be signed by 15 European nations will address a major sports issue that has continued to plague league after league across the globe. Match-fixing is a scourge that hurts fans, sports competitions, and honest gamblers and bookmakers alike. That’s why combating match-fixers has become such a hot button issue…Read More

Marty Walsh Slams MA Commissioners for Anti-Boston Bias

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh accueses MA Commission

The Massachusetts casino battle has placed Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in an unusual position. He has simultaneously battled against allowing potential nearby casinos, while also trying to get the best possible deal for his city if one ultimately is built. Throughout the process, Walsh has also had plenty of criticism for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission,…Read More

MGM Reclaims Half of Borgata After Regulatory Fine Pay Up

Borgata and MGM back together

MGM Resorts International and Borgata are back in bed together in Atlantic City, following a four-year hiatus to reassume its 50 percent ownership of the casino. Several weeks ago, MGM reportedly paid a $225,000 settlement to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) to resolve a decade-old case involving criminal proceedings against one of…Read More

High Stakes Gambler Peter Tan Hoang Shot, Killed in Sydney

Peter Tan Hoang found shot

Peter Tan Hoang, a mysterious Vietnamese-Australian high-stakes gambler with alleged links to organized crime, has been shot dead in a street in Sydney. Hoang, 36, who also used the name Peter Minh Nguyen, gained notoriety when he was arrested in October 2012 at Melbourne’s Crown Casino while carrying AU$1.5 million (US$1.35 million) in cash. Police…Read More

Ray Rice Loses Baltimore Ravens Contract Over TMZ Video

Ray Rice dropped by Baltimore Ravens

Ray Rice was already the subject of plenty of scorn after he was charged with felony assault for an incident with then-fiancée Janay Palmer (the couple has since married) at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City in February. Ultimately, Rice was only suspended by the National Football League for two games, a decision that also…Read More

Chauffer Suspect in Murder of Taiwanese Mogul Shih Chia-chin

Taiwanese murder suspect Hsieh Yuan-hsin

Taiwanese online gambling ringleader Shih Chia-chin may not be a household name in the Internet betting community, but he was infamous in his home nation for the wealth he earned by running his sites. Now, his kidnapping and murder have shocked the island nation. Shih’s body was found Sunday evening in Tainan County by police. He…Read More

SLS Las Vegas Opens on Former Sahara Site

Setev Wynn and Joe Francis

The SLS Las Vegas may eventually prove to be just the first of many casinos to herald a new era of growth in America’s gambling hub. But for now, the new casino stands alone as the newest kid on the Las Vegas Strip, and the excitement over a new venue was palpable last weekend. At…Read More

Ritz Club Wins £2 Million Against Wealthy “Gambling Addict”

Noora Al-Daher, wealthy gambling addict who tried to sue the Ritz

The Ritz Club, one of the London’s most distinguished casinos, has won a High Court battle against Noora Al-Daher, the gambling addict wife of the Omani foreign minister. The Ritz sued Al-Daher after she had visited the casino in April 2012 and proceeded to lose £2 million ($3.3 million) in a few hours, but later…Read More