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.

Aussie Teacher Accused of Strip Poker Shame

Aussie Teacher Accused of Strip Poker Shame

Daniel Smyth - December 8th, 2016

An Australian teacher accused of playing strip poker with students has been allowed to continue in the profession following an investigation by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. The 60-year-old, who […]

Phil Ivey and Kelly Sun Push Back Against Borgata $15.5 Million Claim

Phil Ivey and Kelly Sun Push Back Against Borgata $15.5 Million Claim

Philip Conneller - December 2nd, 2016

Phil Ivey and “Kelly” Cheng Yin Sun have fired back a salvo in their ongoing $9.6 million legal battle with the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City. The pair won the […]

David Baazov Pushes Forward with Amaya Buyout Bid, Despite Being Down Two “Investors”

David Baazov Pushes Forward with Amaya Buyout Bid, Despite Being Down Two “Investors”

Philip Conneller - November 28th, 2016

You have to give David Baazov props for never giving up. Despite having been outed by a Dubai firm he’d included on his original Amaya buyout bid as having incorrectly […]

PokerStars Pro Neymar Facing Two Years in Spanish Prison for Alleged Role in Corruption Case

PokerStars Pro Neymar Facing Two Years in Spanish Prison for Alleged Role in Corruption Case

Jon Sofen - November 23rd, 2016

A Spanish prosecutor wants to put soccer superstar and PokerStars TeamSports Pro Neymar behind bars for his alleged role in a 2013 corruption case involving his transfer from Santos to […]

Alleged Russian Mafia Member in Teddy KGB-Style Poker Threats

Alleged Russian Mafia Member in Teddy KGB-Style Poker Threats

Daniel Smyth - November 21st, 2016

A suspected gang member with possible links to the Russian mafia reportedly referred to guns as sex toys when discussing an issue with his high stakes poker game. Earlier in […]

iNinja Poker Tour to Restructure Following Mismanagement Allegations

iNinja Poker Tour to Restructure Following Mismanagement Allegations

Philip Conneller - November 21st, 2016

The iNinja Poker Tour has promised it will undergo a full operational shake-up following allegations that the tour’s founder, Issac Tucker, was running the business like his own personal Ponzi […]

Ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov Makes $2.56 Billion Private Bid for Gaming Company

Ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov Makes $2.56 Billion Private Bid for Gaming Company

Philip Conneller - November 14th, 2016

David Baazov, who once led the very company he is now trying to buy out, has made a formal offer to buy the PokerStars parent for CAD$3.48 billion (US$2.56 billion). […]

Phil Ivey Gets $15.5 Million Pay Up Directive from Borgata Over Edge-Sorting Case

Phil Ivey Gets $15.5 Million Pay Up Directive from Borgata Over Edge-Sorting Case

Philip Conneller - November 11th, 2016

Phil Ivey could be facing a $15.5 million bill from the Borgata in Atlantic City, if the courts swallow the argument that the casino should be paid “expectation” damages. The […]

Suspected Russian Mobsters Accused of Running Illegal Poker Den in Brooklyn

Suspected Russian Mobsters Accused of Running Illegal Poker Den in Brooklyn

Daniel Smyth - November 10th, 2016

Russian mobsters in charge of an underground poker network in Brooklyn have been busted by the cops in a series of surprise raids. The nine men arrested by federal agents […]

Phil Ivey Was an Honest Cheater, Says UK Appellate Court, Edge-Sorting Appeal Shot Down

Phil Ivey Was an Honest Cheater, Says UK Appellate Court, Edge-Sorting Appeal Shot Down

Philip Conneller - November 4th, 2016

Phil Ivey’s winning habits do not seem to extend to the courtroom. Just two weeks after a judge in New Jersey ruled that Ivey had been in “breach of contract” […]

Poker Playing Priest Kevin Gugliotta Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Poker Playing Priest Kevin Gugliotta Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Jon Sofen - October 29th, 2016

Kevin Gugliotta is rare enough as a poker player and Catholic priest. But the anomoly was arrested last week and charged with 40 counts related to child pornography, making him […]