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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.

Hialeah Park Poker Room in Miami Rocked by Cheating Scandal

Hialeah Park Poker Room in Miami Rocked by Cheating Scandal

Jon Sofen - February 10th, 2016

Miami’s Hialeah Park poker room must now attempt to patch things up, and rebuild the trust of the community, following an major cheating scandal. The Florida poker room was accused of cheating players out of money during an August poker tournament. The tournament guaranteed a $200,000 prize pool but, according to a top local player, […]

UK Poker Player Richard Cole Found Dead in Amsterdam Canal, Foul Play a Possibility

UK Poker Player Richard Cole Found Dead in Amsterdam Canal, Foul Play a Possibility

Philip Conneller - February 4th, 2016

British poker player and art expert Richard Cole, who disappeared in Amsterdam over a week ago, has been found dead in one of the city’s canals. A major police investigation is now underway to find out just what happened to the 30-year-old Cole, who was described as an “experienced traveler.” An expert in Asian and […]

Crown Melbourne Slammed by Media for Flying in Paul Phua for Aussie Millions

Crown Melbourne Slammed by Media for Flying in Paul Phua for Aussie Millions

Philip Conneller - February 2nd, 2016

Paul Phua may be off the hook legally for his alleged involvement in a World Cup sports betting scandal at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 2014, but the Malaysian poker pro is still under scrutiny by many. The latest bout involves the Australian media, who have come out guns blazing regarding the Crown Casino […]

PokerStars DDoS Attackers Arrested by Europol, Extortion Group Also Alleged to Have Targeted Betfair, Neteller

PokerStars DDoS Attackers Arrested by Europol, Extortion Group Also Alleged to Have Targeted Betfair, Neteller

Philip Conneller - January 29th, 2016

Members of the DDoS extortion group DD4BC arrested in the Balkans earlier this month are suspected of having launched an attack on gaming giant PokerStars last April. Europol, the EU’s version of the FBI, announced that two unnamed individuals connected to the DD4BC collective (which stands for “DDoS for Bitcoin”) were apprehended in Bosnia and […]

Horseshoe Casino Cleveland Poker Dealer Gets Lenient Sentence for Chip Theft

Horseshoe Casino Cleveland Poker Dealer Gets Lenient Sentence for Chip Theft

Daniel Smyth - January 26th, 2016

A Horseshoe Casino Cleveland poker dealer has been sentenced to 18 months probation and 250 hours of community service after stealing chips from the Ohio-based property at which he worked. Randall White, a former poker dealer at the Horseshoe, was arrested in 2015 after his employer caught him stealing chips from the table. According to […]

Poker Player Shot at Magic City Casino in Miami After Fight with Off-Duty Cop

Poker Player Shot at Magic City Casino in Miami After Fight with Off-Duty Cop

Daniel Smyth - January 24th, 2016

A Magic City Casino Miami-based poker player was shot and injured recently, after he resisted arrest inside the gaming property. The man, who hasn’t been named by police, reportedly became violent and aggressive after he was asked to leave the poker room for being drunk. Not taking kindly to the request, he refused to move […]

Crown Boss James Packer Allegedly Shoves Employee as Aussie Millions Prep Begins

Crown Boss James Packer Allegedly Shoves Employee as Aussie Millions Prep Begins

Daniel Smyth - January 12th, 2016

James Packer is good at many things, and one of them seems to be asserting his male dominance when the mood hits. Known for a brawl or 10, Packer has once again lived up to his fist-to-cuffs reputation, this time (allegedly) with a lowly security employee. And as Melbourne’s Crown Casino readies for the 2016 […]

Amaya Will Survive Kentucky’s $870 Million Lawsuit, Say Analysts

Amaya Will Survive Kentucky’s $870 Million Lawsuit, Say Analysts

Philip Conneller - January 4th, 2016

Amaya Inc. may be facing an $870 million fine from the State of Kentucky, but there’s no need for investors to panic, according to financial analysts. On December 23rd, Amaya received a nasty Christmas present from a Franklin Circuit Court judge. The good news was that the court had decided to reconsider its $290 million […]

Genting Casino Cromwell Mint Poker Dealer Accused of Stealing Chips In His Socks

Genting Casino Cromwell Mint Poker Dealer Accused of Stealing Chips In His Socks

Daniel Smyth - January 4th, 2016

A Genting Casino Cromwell Mint London-based poker dealer, working at the chi-chi British casino, has been sacked after an investigation found that the Romanian dealer had allegedly been stealing chips over a sustained period of time. Unnamed in the latest reports, but known to be a fulltime member of the staff at the Genting Casino […]

Most Compelling Poker Personalities of 2015

Most Compelling Poker Personalities of 2015

Philip Conneller - December 28th, 2015

When it comes to poker, personalities are in no short supply. Whether colorful or creepy, engaging or distasteful, no one can say the game lacks interesting players. Of course, some say that the colorful personalities of yore, the Doyle Brunsons and Amarillo Slims, have all but disappeared from the game in the Internet age. We disagree. […]

Poker Author Nigel Goldman Convicted of Fraud

Poker Author Nigel Goldman Convicted of Fraud

Daniel Smyth - December 21st, 2015

Poker strategy writer Nigel Goldman has been convicted in the UK of swindling eBay customers out of thousands of dollars in a rare coins scam. Now the author of the book Make a Million from Online Poker may be facing extradition to Spain where he is accused of operating a Ponzi scheme that allegedly bilked […]