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.

Poker Pro Ali Fazeli Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud in Sports Ticket Resale Scam

Poker Pro Ali Fazeli Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud in Sports Ticket Resale Scam

CardsChat News - July 10th, 2018

Poker pro Ali Fazeli pleaded guilty to wire fraud last month, admitting to his role in a sports ticket resale scam that counted famous professional players like Erik Seidel and […]

WSOP Player Sorin Lovin Disqualified for Spewing Racial Slur at Maurice Hawkins

WSOP Player Sorin Lovin Disqualified for Spewing Racial Slur at Maurice Hawkins

Jon Sofen - July 7th, 2018

Both Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth are now serious threats to make a deep run in the WSOP Main Event after building healthy stacks on Day 2C. But that was […]

Jessica Dawley Dominates, Ladies Final Table Players Refuse to Get Razzed at WSOP 2018

Jessica Dawley Dominates, Ladies Final Table Players Refuse to Get Razzed at WSOP 2018

Jon Sofen - July 1st, 2018

At Event #57 of the 2018 WSOP, the $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship, taking control and never letting it go was the name of the game, both on the felt […]

Aussie Poker Pro Billy Jordanou Pleads Guilty for Role in $53 Million Ponzi Scheme

Aussie Poker Pro Billy Jordanou Pleads Guilty for Role in $53 Million Ponzi Scheme

CardsChat News - June 27th, 2018

Australian poker professional William “Billy” Jordanou has admitted to his part in a massive Ponzi scheme that robbed victims of A$72 million (USD$53.1 million). The Melbourne resident has spent the last […]

Case Dismissed: Ousted Amaya CEO David Baazov Escapes Insider Trading Charges Due to Legal Blunder

Case Dismissed: Ousted Amaya CEO David Baazov Escapes Insider Trading Charges Due to Legal Blunder

Jon Sofen - June 7th, 2018

In what was being billed as the biggest insider trading scandal in Canadian history, a judge dealt a crushing blow on Wednesday to Quebec’s securities regulator, l’Autorite des marches financiers […]

Could a Legal Blunder Keep Former PokerStars Chief David Baazov Out of Jail?

Could a Legal Blunder Keep Former PokerStars Chief David Baazov Out of Jail?

Jon Sofen - May 25th, 2018

David Baazov may have just had an OJ Simpson tight-fitting glove moment that could lead to his freedom. The former Amaya CEO facing insider trading charges related to his company’s […]

Chris Ferguson’s 42-Second WSOP Apology Tour (Video)

Chris Ferguson’s 42-Second WSOP Apology Tour (Video)

Jon Sofen - May 24th, 2018

Chris Ferguson made his first semblance of public apology for the Black Friday scandal in 2011 in a 42-second video on Vimeo, but refused to accept responsibility for Full Tilt […]

Two Arrested in Connection to Texas Card Room Shooting

Two Arrested in Connection to Texas Card Room Shooting

Jon Sofen - May 22nd, 2018

Two men were arrested in connection to an April 30 shooting outside a Texas card room that left Las Vegas poker player Tom “3betpanda” Steinbach seriously injured. Austin police arrested […]

Florida Poker Pro Bradley Ruben Charged in Fatal Car Crash, Admits to Eating Marijuana Edible

Florida Poker Pro Bradley Ruben Charged in Fatal Car Crash, Admits to Eating Marijuana Edible

Jon Sofen - May 18th, 2018

Florida Poker pro Bradley Ruben was charged in Broward County with failure to remain at the scene of a crash and resisting arrest after allegedly crashing into and killing a […]

Former November Niner Gordon Vayo Sues PokerStars for $700K, Cites ‘Fraud’ and ‘Breach of Contract’

Former November Niner Gordon Vayo Sues PokerStars for $700K, Cites ‘Fraud’ and ‘Breach of Contract’

Jon Sofen - May 9th, 2018

Gordon Vayo, the 2016 WSOP Main Event runner-up, is suing a PokerStars parent company for $700,000, alleging that the online poker giant wrongly withheld winnings from a 2017 Spring Championship […]

Pete Rose Still Gambling All His Money Away, Wife Claims in Divorce Papers

Pete Rose Still Gambling All His Money Away, Wife Claims in Divorce Papers

Jon Sofen - April 25th, 2018

Coincidentally a day after Erick Lindgren almost won his first major poker tournament in years, divorce court documents revealed Pete Rose, Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader, is still an […]