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.

Underground Online Poker Room Pokerclub.ag Accused of Failing to Pay Players

Underground Online Poker Room Pokerclub.ag Accused of Failing to Pay Players

CardsChat News - January 7th, 2019
An unregulated, underground online poker club known as Pokerclub.ag promoted by Adnan “NYPokerKing” Mohammad has been accused of slow paying its customers, with some players saying they haven’t been paid […]
Poker Player Semin Topalovic Accused of Scamming Victims to Fund Big Money Appearance

Poker Player Semin Topalovic Accused of Scamming Victims to Fund Big Money Appearance

CardsChat News - November 29th, 2018
A Minnesota man has been accused of posing as a hedge fund manager and scamming at least one victim out of $155,000 to fund his part-time poker career. Semin Topalovic, […]
Royal Hangout Hurlingham Club Slammed for Hosting Teen Poker Night

Royal Hangout Hurlingham Club Slammed for Hosting Teen Poker Night

Daniel Smyth - November 26th, 2018
A poker night hosted by the uber-elite Hurlingham Club in London has been called “staggeringly ill-conceived” by anti-gambling advocates for allowing teenagers to enter. Part of the private members club’s […]
Florida Masseuse Relieves Poker Player of $66,000, Caught Via GPS Tracking

Florida Masseuse Relieves Poker Player of $66,000, Caught Via GPS Tracking

CardsChat News - November 21st, 2018
A poker player thought he was buying a rubdown at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, but he ended up in a $66,000 shakedown instead. The man, who was […]
Poker Player Justin Lapka Accused of Starting WSOP Circuit Event with ‘Too Many Chips’

Poker Player Justin Lapka Accused of Starting WSOP Circuit Event with ‘Too Many Chips’

Jon Sofen - November 21st, 2018
Poker player Shawn Daniels accused Justin Lapka on Twitter of starting WSOP Circuit Event #5 ($600 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack) at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas with an over-sized chip […]
PokerStars Countersues Gordon Vayo, Accuses Pro of Forgery, Fraud in VPN Scandal

PokerStars Countersues Gordon Vayo, Accuses Pro of Forgery, Fraud in VPN Scandal

CardsChat News - November 15th, 2018
A saga over the alleged illegal use of a VPN by 2016 World Series of Poker runner up Gordon Vayo to compete in an online poker tournament took a stunning […]
Garden City Group Promises Another Round of Absolute Poker Payments

Garden City Group Promises Another Round of Absolute Poker Payments

CardsChat News - October 31st, 2018
The company charged with the task of paying back players ripped off by fraudulent activity at Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet have announced that another wave of users will finally […]
Some Players Still Struggling to Recover Account Balances from Absolute Poker, Ultimate Bet

Some Players Still Struggling to Recover Account Balances from Absolute Poker, Ultimate Bet

CardsChat News - October 24th, 2018
Early last year, the Garden City Group (GCG) began reimbursing players who had lost their account balances when Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet went under following the events of Black […]
Poker Pro Micah Raskin Charged with Running Massive Marijuana Distribution Operation

Poker Pro Micah Raskin Charged with Running Massive Marijuana Distribution Operation

CardsChat News - October 10th, 2018
Poker pro Micah Raskin was busted earlier this year in a major Long Island marijuana raid, and now he faces additional federal charges for distributing more than 100 kilograms of […]
Indianapolis Charity Poker Game Under Investigation for Gaming Infractions

Indianapolis Charity Poker Game Under Investigation for Gaming Infractions

CardsChat News - October 10th, 2018
A twice-weekly poker game at a Knights of Columbus hall in Indianapolis that rakes in millions for local non-profits is under investigation for potential gaming license violations. Indiana gaming officials […]
Winamax Facing Lawsuit from Players Over Investigation Into Poker Bots

Winamax Facing Lawsuit from Players Over Investigation Into Poker Bots

CardsChat News - October 8th, 2018
According to a report by Poker Industry Pro, a group of poker players who have accounts on French poker site Winamax are suing the online gambling operator, saying that the […]