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.

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 […]

Liv Boeree Endorses Annie Duke’s New Book as Poker Twitter Groans

Liv Boeree Endorses Annie Duke’s New Book as Poker Twitter Groans

Jon Sofen - April 18th, 2018

PokerStars Team Pro Liv Boeree gave a ringing endorsement to Annie Duke’s new book, “Thinking in Bets,” and received a heavy dose of “wtf” from Poker Twitter as a result, but […]

Amaya Inc Founder David Baazov Again Attempts to Have Insider Trading Case Dismissed

Amaya Inc Founder David Baazov Again Attempts to Have Insider Trading Case Dismissed

Jon Sofen - April 17th, 2018

A Canadian court has again temporarily delayed the trial of David Baazov, the former CEO of Amaya Inc., now The Stars Group, while the judge considers defense arguments that procedural […]

Erik Seidel and John Juanda Sue Ali Fazeli Over Super Bowl Ticket Scam

Erik Seidel and John Juanda Sue Ali Fazeli Over Super Bowl Ticket Scam

Jon Sofen - April 14th, 2018

Erik Seidel and John Juanda have filed lawsuits against fellow poker player Ali Fazeli, who is accused of running a multimillion-dollar sports ticket scam. Poker Pros File Lawsuit Fazeli — […]

Heartland Poker Tour Faces Backlash Over Westgate Las Vegas Main Event Buy-In Scandal

Heartland Poker Tour Faces Backlash Over Westgate Las Vegas Main Event Buy-In Scandal

Jon Sofen - April 9th, 2018

The Heartland Poker Tour’s reputation within the poker community took a hit this weekend after someone within the organization or the host casino allowed a select group to buy into […]

Grinder Michael Borovetz Arrested in New Jersey Over $200 Airport Scam, Player Admits Not His First Rodeo

Grinder Michael Borovetz Arrested in New Jersey Over $200 Airport Scam, Player Admits Not His First Rodeo

Daniel Smyth - April 9th, 2018

Sometime poker pro Michael Borovetz — whose Hendon Mob tally shows a long series of modest wins that total up to almost $600K in live tournament cashes — has been busted […]

Blocked on Twitter: Doug Polk-Daniel Negreanu Feud Reaches New Heights of Pettiness (Video)

Blocked on Twitter: Doug Polk-Daniel Negreanu Feud Reaches New Heights of Pettiness (Video)

Jon Sofen - April 6th, 2018

Doug Polk shared some “sad news” that rocked the poker community (okay, not really). Daniel Negreanu blocked the poker pro turned cryptocurrency champion on Twitter this week, which spurred a […]

Card Maker Gemaco Found Liable in $10.1 Million Phil Ivey-Borgata Case, for $27

Card Maker Gemaco Found Liable in $10.1 Million Phil Ivey-Borgata Case, for $27

Jon Sofen - March 30th, 2018

The maker of the cards Phil Ivey used to help win $10 million in a series of baccarat sessions in 2012 at Borgata in Atlantic City is only liable for […]

Spanish Chess Champ Francisco Vallejo Pons Hit with Huge Tax Bill over Old Poker Winnings

Spanish Chess Champ Francisco Vallejo Pons Hit with Huge Tax Bill over Old Poker Winnings

Daniel Smyth - March 28th, 2018

Chess Grandmaster Francisco Vallejo Pons has told Spanish news outlet El Mundo how a €500,000/$617,000 tax bill has put his career in jeopardy. Faced with stresses he claims were brought […]