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.

Phil Ivey Posts $1 Million Bail Bond for ICEd Phuas

Phil Ivey Posts $1 Million Bail Bond for ICEd Phuas

Philip Conneller - July 28th, 2014

UPDATE: July 29, 2014: Media reports are now telling us that the Phuas have been released from federal custody at the Henderson Detention Center in Las Vegas; the release took place late Monday night. The Phuas’ attorney, David Chesnoff, expressed gratitude for his clients’ release, and reiterated that they would have their day in court. […]

Charity Poker Suppliers Fall Foul of Michigan Gaming Law

Charity Poker Suppliers Fall Foul of Michigan Gaming Law

Philip Conneller - July 25th, 2014

The Michigan Gaming Control Board has been sniffing out fishy phenomena in the nefarious, twilight world of charity poker tournaments recently. For those of you who believe that such events do good things for good causes while promoting fun and sociable poker in a positive way, prepare to be shocked. Actually, we’re kidding: the vast […]

Borgata Responds to Phil Ivey Motion to Dismiss

Borgata Responds to Phil Ivey Motion to Dismiss

Philip Conneller - July 24th, 2014

In the latest chapter in the courtroom drama that is Phil Ivey v Borgata, the Atlantic City casino has filed a countering brief to Ivey’s recent motion to dismiss the case. In layman’s terms, we think that means the Borgata has dismissed Ivey’s dismissal, or something like that. The case, for those of you tuning […]

Black Friday Bribery Alleged in Two Utah AG Arrests

Black Friday Bribery Alleged in Two Utah AG Arrests

Philip Conneller - July 20th, 2014

Two former Utah attorneys general have been arrested by the FBI on 21 counts of corruption, some of which relate to the payment processing company at the heart of the Black Friday indictments. Ex Utah AGs John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are accused, among other charges, of receiving or soliciting bribes, tampering with evidence and […]

Bart Tichelman Daughter Charged in Google Exec Overdose

Bart Tichelman Daughter Charged in Google Exec Overdose

Sean Gibson - July 18th, 2014

As everyone knows who’s ever played or watched a tournament on TV, the world of poker is full of knuckle-biting drama. One only has to look at the ups and downs of the recent 2014 WSOP for their entertainment fix. But when it comes to drugs, suspicious deaths and accused murder? Well that sounds like […]

It’s the Pokey Now for Poker Cheat Ali Tekintamgac

It’s the Pokey Now for Poker Cheat Ali Tekintamgac

Philip Conneller - July 17th, 2014

A German court has sentenced poker cheat and former WPT winner Ali Tekintamgac to three years and five months in prison for five counts of fraud. The German man who is of Turkish origin was arrested in September on suspicion of being the ring leader of a poker cheating gang. Tekintamgac pleaded guilty to the […]

Women at WSOP 2014: Event Conflicts and Poor Wording

Women at WSOP 2014: Event Conflicts and Poor Wording

Jennifer Newell - July 4th, 2014

The World Series of Poker has come a long way in its decades of history. The Series has grown immensely and learned over time how to welcome more people of all bankrolls and levels of poker interest to the tournaments. The WSOP 2014 has also matured in its treatment of women. From a time when […]

Ex GF of Jonathan Duhamel Gets Out of Jail Free

Ex GF of Jonathan Duhamel Gets Out of Jail Free

Philip Conneller - July 1st, 2014

An apparently remorseful Bianca Rojas-Latraverse, the ex-girlfriend of former World Champion Jonathan Duhamel, was released from prison this week having served two-thirds her sentence for orchestrating the brutal home invasion robbery of her former boyfriend. Duhamel, who won $8.9 million with his first-place finish at the WSOP, was bound and beaten by two masked men […]

Poker Pro Johannes Strassmann Confirmed Dead in Slovenia

Poker Pro Johannes Strassmann Confirmed Dead in Slovenia

Sean Gibson - June 29th, 2014

Police in Slovenia have stated that the body of German professional poker player Johannes Strassmann, who had been missing for six days, has been found and identified in a river near the capital city. According to multiple news outlets, a police spokesman said that there were no traces of violence, after DNA tests were released […]

888 Endorsement Deal with Luis Suarez Bites the Dust

888 Endorsement Deal with Luis Suarez Bites the Dust

Sean Gibson - June 28th, 2014

International soccer star Luis Suarez has been officially dumped by 888poker in wake of the controversy surrounding the World Cup incident where he was seen to bite an Italian defender at the World Cup. As covered previously on CardsChat.com News, Suarez was suspended by FIFA following an investigation for nine international matches and from all […]

888 Bites Back at Luis Suarez: May Drop Sponsorship

888 Bites Back at Luis Suarez: May Drop Sponsorship

Sean Gibson - June 26th, 2014

Luis Suarez, the international football (soccer to Americans) star from Uruguay, is having his endorsement deal with 888poker reviewed in light of the scandal he’s embroiled himself in after biting an Italian defender at the World Cup. The betting firm has stated that it will not tolerate unsportsmanlike conduct, following the global firestorm Suarez is […]