Scandals

Wondering who is doing who, or doing what to whom? Our news brings you the latest scandals from the gambling world – whether its cheating, prostitution or just plain playing dirty.

Pam Anderson Rick Salomon Divorce Battle Brings Alleged $40M Poker Win from Andy Beal to Light

Pam Anderson Rick Salomon Divorce Battle Brings Alleged $40M Poker Win from Andy Beal to Light

Philip Conneller - March 17th, 2015

47-year-old B-List celebrity Pamela Anderson claims that her estranged husband, pro poker player Rick Salomon, beat Texas billionaire banker Andy Beal for $40 million last year at the tables at the Bellagio. The revelation came as the former Baywatch star remains locked in messy divorce proceedings with Salomon, who, she claims, is attempting to hide […]

Darren Phua To Plead Guilty In Sports Betting Case

Darren Phua To Plead Guilty In Sports Betting Case

Ed Scimia - March 5th, 2015

Darren Phua plans to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge in relation to accusations that he helped operate an illegal sports betting ring out of a Caesars Palace villa. That deal would leave his father, Malaysian businessman Paul Phua, as the only remaining defendant in the case. According to court documents filed by federal prosecutors […]

SwCPoker Revives Seals With Clubs Bitcoin Online Poker

SwCPoker Revives Seals With Clubs Bitcoin Online Poker

Devin O'Connor - March 3rd, 2015

SwCPoker, the successor to the world’s largest and most used Bitcoin poker network, has relaunched less than three weeks after its predecessor was forced offline by the Nevada Gaming Commission. Seals with Clubs (SWC) unexpectedly went dark on February 11th, the same day Marketing Director Bryan Micon would later reveal he was forced to come out […]

Lock Poker Balances Probably Have Vanished, Says Former Employee

Lock Poker Balances Probably Have Vanished, Says Former Employee

Philip Conneller - February 24th, 2015

Shane Bridges, a former spokesperson for disgraced online poker site Lock, has opened up about a culture of mismanagement and excess within the company. In an interview with Pokerfuse this week, Bridges also said that he feels it’s now unlikely that Lock’s players will be reunited with their funds. It’s estimated that the offshore, unregulated […]

Bryan Micon’s Home Raided at Gunpoint

Bryan Micon’s Home Raided at Gunpoint

Philip Conneller - February 23rd, 2015

Bryan Micon’s home, poker player and chairman of the suddenly defunct Seals With Clubs Bitcoin poker site, was raided at gunpoint the day the Seals With Clubs website first went offline. According to Micon, who is now in Antigua, on February 11 at 8am, the door of his Nevada home was broken down by a team […]

Seals with Clubs Bitcoin-Only Poker Site Flatlines Amid Security Concerns

Seals with Clubs Bitcoin-Only Poker Site Flatlines Amid Security Concerns

Devin O'Connor - February 20th, 2015

Seals with Clubs (SWC), the Bitcoin-only poker site, has announced its closure. Following a week of being offline, a notice was posted on the website explaining its decision to cease operations. “On approximately February 11th, 2015, several events occurred related to operational security that we consider to indicate Seals With Clubs now operates in a perpetual […]

Paul Phua Prosecutors Seek to Have Banned Evidence Reinstated 

Paul Phua Prosecutors Seek to Have Banned Evidence Reinstated 

Devin O'Connor - February 19th, 2015

Paul Phua isn’t off the hook just yet. Federal prosecutors in Nevada are asking US District Judge Andrew Gordon to reconsider Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen’s conclusion to prohibit evidence obtained through questionable FBI tactics last July. On suspicion that Phua was operating an illegal sports betting ring, agents shut off the Internet to his Las […]

Bwin-party Shares Plummet Amid Rumors of Aborted Takeover Talks

Bwin-party Shares Plummet Amid Rumors of Aborted Takeover Talks

Philip Conneller - February 16th, 2015

Bwin-party’s Friday the 13th proved to be a real horror story, as the company’s shares nosedived by almost 20 percent. The major dip was fueled, apparently, by market chatter that its acquisition talks with a mystery buyer had broken down. Bwin-party was forced to confirm speculation that it was in negotiations to sell some or […]

Russia Looks to Block Anonymous Internet Access to Blacklist Sites, PokerStars

Russia Looks to Block Anonymous Internet Access to Blacklist Sites, PokerStars

Devin O'Connor - February 10th, 2015

Russia announced this week it will seek ways to prevent anonymous Internet surfing in order to close off citizens from accessing websites entered on its federal blacklist. Speaking at Infoforum 2015, the country’s annual technology and security conference, Russian Information Policy and Communications Chairman Leonid Levin said Parliament should block anonymous web browsing, thus inhibiting […]

Brian Rast Wins, Then Loses, Six Figures in a Matter of Minutes at Aussie Millions

Brian Rast Wins, Then Loses, Six Figures in a Matter of Minutes at Aussie Millions

Sean Gibson - February 9th, 2015

Brian Rast had a really, really good, and then a really, really bad day at the recent Aussie Millions. Rast is a well-known, well-liked, and accomplished tournament poker player. At the Aussie Millions, he was able to win a major tournament at Melbourne’s Crown Casino, and won $315,000 in the process. But shortly after winning […]

Bilzerian Spared Jail, Dodges Bomb Making Charges

Bilzerian Spared Jail, Dodges Bomb Making Charges

Philip Conneller - February 9th, 2015

Dan Bilzerian, the bad boy poker player and “King of Instagram,” has escaped jail time following his arrest on bomb making charges late last year. Bilzerian instead agreed to a plea bargain which will see him deliver a repentant public service announcement on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), presumably on the follies […]