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.

PokerStars Takes Stand on Clothing for Televised Events

PokerStars Takes Stand on Clothing for Televised Events

Jennifer Newell - August 27th, 2014

PokerStars plans to refuse entry to poker players displaying political statements on their clothing in future live tournaments that are taped for television. The new policy is a result of complaints on social media regarding Olivier Busquet and Daniel Colman, who wore controversial T-shirts as they finished first and second in the EPT Super High […]

PayPal Eyeing US Online Gambling Market

PayPal Eyeing US Online Gambling Market

Sean Gibson - August 18th, 2014

PayPal might be coming back to the United States, if certain industry reports are to be believed. As most know, PayPal is a trusted brand across the world as one of the largest Internet payment processors. Those who spend their time making purchases on the net, transferring money, or just managing their funds, understand that […]

Newsweek Attacks Online Poker, While Industry Cries Foul

Newsweek Attacks Online Poker, While Industry Cries Foul

Philip Conneller - August 17th, 2014

The poker industry was left reeling following the publication of a Newsweek article that attacks online gambling, and specifically online poker, in a manner which commentators say is biased, alarmist and disingenuous. Splashed across the front cover of the latest cover is a sad-faced young boy holding up a tablet displaying a poker hand, inconsolable […]

“Gutshot Straight” Features Steven Seagal in New Poker Film

“Gutshot Straight” Features Steven Seagal in New Poker Film

Sean Gibson - August 16th, 2014

“Gutshot Straight” is Hollywood’s next bold attempt at making a movie focused on the game of poker, this time with Steven Seagal as a headliner. As one of the biggest money makers in the world, the film industry churns out hundreds of new movies a year. The stampede of sequels and reboots are often uninspired, […]

Phil Ivey Accomplice Sues Foxwoods for Over $3 Million

Phil Ivey Accomplice Sues Foxwoods for Over $3 Million

Philip Conneller - August 13th, 2014

Phil Ivey’s edge-sorting accomplice Cheng Yin Sun is one of three gamblers now suing Foxwoods Casino Resort for over $3 million in withheld winnings. Sun is  the woman who was named as Phil Ivey’s accomplice in the now-infamous Borgata alleged “edge-sorting” cheating case. While there’s no mention of Ivey in the case filed against Foxwoods, […]

Disgruntled Everleaf Players Plan Protest in Malta

Disgruntled Everleaf Players Plan Protest in Malta

Philip Conneller - August 10th, 2014

Everleaf Poker Network still has some ‘splainin’ to do; now that it seems that the majority of players who fell foul of the Full Tilt Black Friday fiasco are finally getting their money back, spare a thought for the forgotten victims of the Everleaf scandal. While the Everleaf Poker Network operated on a much smaller […]

Crown Escorts Tasmanian Ex Premier from Poker Table

Crown Escorts Tasmanian Ex Premier from Poker Table

Philip Conneller - August 8th, 2014

It was probably not the finest moment of the former Premier of Tasmania Paul Lennon’s career when he was hurled out of the Crown Casino in Melbourne earlier this week after becoming “tired and emotional” at a poker game. According to witnesses, the Australian Labor Party politician became enraged when a woman apparently “touched his […]

Phil Ivey Posts More Bail in World Cup Betting Case

Phil Ivey Posts More Bail in World Cup Betting Case

Sean Gibson - August 4th, 2014

Phil Ivey has involved himself with another set of defendants in an alleged World Cup betting operation, reportedly spearheaded by fellow poker pro Paul Phua; this time bailing out yet more defendants in the case. This go-round, Ivey posted $500,000 bail for Wai Kin Yong and another half-million towards the $1.5 million bail of Wai Kin’s […]

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 […]