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.

Poker-Themed Lotto Game Scratched After 10 Beats Jack, Reveals 43,000 Possible Errors

Poker-Themed Lotto Game Scratched After 10 Beats Jack, Reveals 43,000 Possible Errors

Jon Sofen - August 17th, 2017

Imagine being heads-up for $150,000 in a poker tournament and sticking your money all-in on the river with the nuts, getting called by your opponent, and the dealer says your […]

See Trailer for Molly’s Game, Hot Poker Movie of 2017

See Trailer for Molly’s Game, Hot Poker Movie of 2017

John Reger - August 16th, 2017

In what might be the most anticipated poker movie since Rounders, the public got its first glimpse of the forthcoming Molly’s Game, a dramatization of one of the biggest private […]

Las Vegas Cop Shoots Down Unclothed Man Who Cashed for $25K in WSOP 2017 Main Event

Las Vegas Cop Shoots Down Unclothed Man Who Cashed for $25K in WSOP 2017 Main Event

Jon Sofen - August 15th, 2017

25-year-old Minnesotan Jason Funke, who finished 490th in the 2017 WSOP Main Event for $24,867, has been identified as the naked man who was ultimately shot by police in the arm […]

Chinese Tech Investor Xu Chaojun Busted for Running Illegal Poker Game

Chinese Tech Investor Xu Chaojun Busted for Running Illegal Poker Game

Daniel Smyth - July 31st, 2017

One of China’s leading internet tycoons has allegedly been caught up in an illegal poker ring where the stakes involved topped $440,000. Chaojun is now facing up to three years […]

Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom Accepts $300K Plea Deal to Avoid Jail as Feds Wind Down Black Friday Cases

Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom Accepts $300K Plea Deal to Avoid Jail as Feds Wind Down Black Friday Cases

John Reger - July 19th, 2017

Scott Tom, former Absolute Poker president and Black Friday defendant, apparently has reached a plea deal with US prosecutors that will see him facing minimal jail time, if any at […]

Paul Senat, Charged with Manslaughter in Death of FSU Star’s Dad, Wins $101,444 in WSOP Main Event

Paul Senat, Charged with Manslaughter in Death of FSU Star’s Dad, Wins $101,444 in WSOP Main Event

Chad Holloway - July 18th, 2017

The 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event is down to the final table of nine, but one man who won’t be seated there is 37-year-old Paul Senat. Nonetheless, […]

Alec Torelli (Finally) Responds to Doug Polk’s Angle Shooting Accusation

Alec Torelli (Finally) Responds to Doug Polk’s Angle Shooting Accusation

Jon Sofen - July 4th, 2017

Alec Torelli responded to Doug Polk’s claim that he angle shot an “amateur” on an episode of Poker Night in America. The poker pro posted a video on his popular […]

Operation Toker Poker: Players Linked to Major Underground Marijuana Network in Colorado

Operation Toker Poker: Players Linked to Major Underground Marijuana Network in Colorado

Daniel Smyth - June 30th, 2017

What started out as a friendly poker game among high school buds grew into a major black market marijuana distribution ring that resulted in the largest pot bust in Colorado […]

Bobby’s Room Fisticuffs? Las Vegas Big Game Briefly Interrupted by Body Slam

Bobby’s Room Fisticuffs? Las Vegas Big Game Briefly Interrupted by Body Slam

Daniel Smyth - June 26th, 2017

The serenity of super high-stakes poker players who are usually some of the most calm, cool, and collected was interrupted briefly this weekend, when a flash of violence broke out […]

Beth Shak Pennsylvania Home Broken Into, Hacking Horror Continues for Poker’s Shoe Empress

Beth Shak Pennsylvania Home Broken Into, Hacking Horror Continues for Poker’s Shoe Empress

Jon Sofen - June 22nd, 2017

Not many would want to be in celebrity poker player Beth Shak’s famously expensive shoes right now. After hightailing it out of her Manhattan digs in early June to escape […]

Money Laundering with Online Poker? British Tabloid Says Celeb Swindlers Soon to Be Outed

Money Laundering with Online Poker? British Tabloid Says Celeb Swindlers Soon to Be Outed

Jon Sofen - June 21st, 2017

You probably use an online poker site to make some money and have fun playing your favorite game. But according to an investigation in the UK, at least one well-known […]