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 Derby Lane Poker Dealer Charged with Felony, Caught on Surveillance Stacking Deck

Florida Derby Lane Poker Dealer Charged with Felony, Caught on Surveillance Stacking Deck

Chad Holloway - December 14th, 2017

Last Sunday, 30-year-old poker dealer Tishun Butler was caught stacking the deck at Derby Lane, a racino located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Butler was observed on camera helping set the […]

Feds Recover Money Laundered by Former Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar

Feds Recover Money Laundered by Former Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar

Jon Sofen - December 12th, 2017

During his time as the Full Tilt Poker CEO, Ray Bitar laundered money through the Channel Island of Guernsey, and $12.6 million of those funds have now been turned over […]

David Baazov Trial Set, Prosecutors Say Ex-CEO Illegally Traded Amaya Stock Prior to Buying PokerStars

David Baazov Trial Set, Prosecutors Say Ex-CEO Illegally Traded Amaya Stock Prior to Buying PokerStars

Jon Sofen - December 5th, 2017

David Baazov, founder and former CEO of Amaya Gaming, the company that in 2014 acquired PokerStars, is set to stand trial in Quebec later this month on charges of financial […]

Attorney Found Guilty of Stealing $435K from Clients Aspired to Become Poker Pro

Attorney Found Guilty of Stealing $435K from Clients Aspired to Become Poker Pro

Jon Sofen - November 30th, 2017

Ohio lawyer Robert Searfoss III wanted to be a professional poker player, according to his wife’s testimony, but that career path will be put on hold as he was found […]

Bellagio Poker Room Armed Robber Gets Away with Cash, Still at Large

Bellagio Poker Room Armed Robber Gets Away with Cash, Still at Large

Jon Sofen - November 29th, 2017

An armed man robbed the Bellagio poker room cashier cage at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon and received an undetermined amount of money when the cashier complied with his demands but, fortunately, […]

David Baazov Wants Quebec Court to Toss PokerStars Insider Trading Case Due to Prosecutor Delays

David Baazov Wants Quebec Court to Toss PokerStars Insider Trading Case Due to Prosecutor Delays

Daniel Smyth - November 27th, 2017

David Baazov, the embattled founder and former CEO of Amaya Gaming, wants the insider trading charges against him thrown out, saying the Canadian securities regulator has so bungled the prosecution […]

Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Before She Outed Senator Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant

Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Before She Outed Senator Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant

Jon Sofen - November 17th, 2017

Sexual assault is no laughing matter. But comedian turned US Senator Al Franken left people shaking their heads as they learned that the liberal leader was the latest person you […]

Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den

Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den

Chad Holloway - November 15th, 2017

Remember kids, crime doesn’t pay. Case in point: 33-year-old Isok Aronov will spend the next year of his life behind bars for his role in operating a high-stake gambling den […]

Poker Pros Jump to Defend Matt Kirk in Legal Tussle with Leon Tsoukernik, Middleman Rob Yong Shares More Details

Poker Pros Jump to Defend Matt Kirk in Legal Tussle with Leon Tsoukernik, Middleman Rob Yong Shares More Details

Daniel Smyth - November 13th, 2017

Leon Tsoukernik’s lawsuits against poker pro Matt Kirk and the Aria Casino in Las Vegas have sparked a negative reaction from some of the game’s top pros. Ever since Tsoukernik […]

Leon Tsoukernik Hits Back at Matt Kirk, Aria with $10 Million Countersuit

Leon Tsoukernik Hits Back at Matt Kirk, Aria with $10 Million Countersuit

Daniel Smyth - November 12th, 2017

After being hit with a lawsuit in Clark County court over alleged non-payment of a $3 million poker debt, casino owner Leon Tsoukernik is countersuing high stakes poker pro Matt […]

OJ Simpson Gets Lifetime Ban from Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas after His Presence Causes Ruckus

OJ Simpson Gets Lifetime Ban from Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas after His Presence Causes Ruckus

Jon Sofen - November 10th, 2017

In news that might come as a surprise to exactly no one, OJ Simpson found himself in trouble Wednesday evening. The former football star and accused double-murderer, barely a month […]