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.

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 […]

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 […]