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.

Cate Hall Takes to Twitter to Air Staking Beef With Fellow Pro Chad Power

Cate Hall Takes to Twitter to Air Staking Beef With Fellow Pro Chad Power

CardsChat News - September 19th, 2018

Poker players backing other poker players in staking deals is commonplace in the game, as are disagreements stemming from those deals. But rarely do those disagreements get aired as publicly […]

Drunk Like a Boss? Intoxicated William Kassouf Steals Chips, Loses Grosvenor Sponsorship

Drunk Like a Boss? Intoxicated William Kassouf Steals Chips, Loses Grosvenor Sponsorship

Jon Sofen - September 19th, 2018

William Kassouf played a costly game of roulette this past weekend. The polarizing poker pro allegedly says he was drunk when he swiped £100 chips from a friend at a […]

Dan Bilzerian Wanted in Azerbaijan After Firing Weapons in Disputed Region

Dan Bilzerian Wanted in Azerbaijan After Firing Weapons in Disputed Region

CardsChat News - September 5th, 2018

Dan Bilzerian, known as the “King of Instagram” and a one-time regular in high stakes poker games, has found himself in trouble with Azerbaijani authorities after firing weapons in a […]

Former Card Player Controller Shelby McCann Indicted on Theft Charges Over $1.1 Million in Missing Funds

Former Card Player Controller Shelby McCann Indicted on Theft Charges Over $1.1 Million in Missing Funds

Jon Sofen - August 31st, 2018

Former Card Player financial controller Shelby McCann allegedly stole over $1 million from the poker publication during her tenure with the company from 2011-2016, Clark County, Nevada prosecutors say. The […]

WSOPE Bracelet Winner Sherkhan Farnood Dies in Afghanistan Prison

WSOPE Bracelet Winner Sherkhan Farnood Dies in Afghanistan Prison

Daniel Smyth - August 28th, 2018

The most successful tournament poker player from Afghanistan in history died last week in a Kabul prison, where he was serving a 15-year sentence after being convicted of running a […]

Player Disqualified from 2017 WSOP Main Event Sues Caesars

Player Disqualified from 2017 WSOP Main Event Sues Caesars

Jon Sofen - August 24th, 2018

Maryland semi-pro Joseph Stiers had one of the biggest stacks, over 660,000, at the dinner break on Day 3 of the 2017 WSOP Main Event, just hours before the money […]

Illicit Poker Room Madam Geeta Singh Gets Out of Jail Free After Manhattan Arraignment

Illicit Poker Room Madam Geeta Singh Gets Out of Jail Free After Manhattan Arraignment

CardsChat News - August 18th, 2018

Geeta Singh — who promoted a West Village underground poker game with alleged ties to drug trafficking — was arraigned in a Manhattan Court on Wednesday. Singh pleaded not guilty […]

Convicted Thief Wins GUKPT Manchester Main Event, Tax Authorities Want His Entire $95,000 Payout

Convicted Thief Wins GUKPT Manchester Main Event, Tax Authorities Want His Entire $95,000 Payout

CardsChat News - August 14th, 2018

A 26-year old poker player from England ran rather good in March, winning the 2018 Grosvenor United Kingdom Poker Tour Manchester main event for more than $95,000. But last week, his variance […]

Dual DDoS Attacks Force Partypoker to Cancel Tournaments, Americas Cardroom Mocks Them

Dual DDoS Attacks Force Partypoker to Cancel Tournaments, Americas Cardroom Mocks Them

Jon Sofen - August 10th, 2018

Partypoker suffered a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on its server last Saturday and then again Thursday evening, causing the poker site to cancel some tournaments already in progress, […]

New York Police Bust $1/3 Poker Cash Game With Ties to Drug Distribution Network

New York Police Bust $1/3 Poker Cash Game With Ties to Drug Distribution Network

Cort Smith - August 9th, 2018

Police in New York have broken up an underground poker game that they say was part of a front for a major drug distribution ring. Officers executed 19 search warrants […]

Full Contact Poker? Fernando ‘JNandez’ Habegger Challenges Doug Polk to $50K Fistfight

Full Contact Poker? Fernando ‘JNandez’ Habegger Challenges Doug Polk to $50K Fistfight

CardsChat News - July 24th, 2018

The escalating dispute between Fernando ‘JNandez’ Habegger and Doug Polk reached a new level Monday, as Habegger challenged Polk to a $50,000, winner-take-all boxing match to settle their differences. The […]