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.

Brandon Cantu Says Top Poker Pros Owe Him Money, Defends Debt to Jason Mercier

Brandon Cantu Says Top Poker Pros Owe Him Money, Defends Debt to Jason Mercier

Jon Sofen - February 20th, 2017

Brandon Cantu claims he’s owed upwards of $1 million from some fellow poker players. But, unlike his rival Jason Mercier, he won’t release their names publicly. The poker pro also […]

Major Hollywood Stars Rumored to Have Bet Big with Genovese Crime Family Bookie, Gossip Site Claims

Major Hollywood Stars Rumored to Have Bet Big with Genovese Crime Family Bookie, Gossip Site Claims

Jon Sofen - February 14th, 2017

Numerous celebrities have allegedly been caught up in the Genovese crime family chronicles, according to Radar Online, an entertainment gossip website. Big Hollywood stars, including Regis Philbin, James Caan, Tony […]

Accomplished Pai Gow Poker Cheat Faces Possible 13 Misdemeanor Charges in Washington State

Accomplished Pai Gow Poker Cheat Faces Possible 13 Misdemeanor Charges in Washington State

John Reger - February 13th, 2017

Another person who thought they could get one past a casino was arrested recently for allegedly switching cards during a Pai Gow poker session at several different facilities in the Washington […]

Fantasy Aces Site Busts, Leaving Players Out $1.3 Million

Fantasy Aces Site Busts, Leaving Players Out $1.3 Million

Philip Conneller - February 3rd, 2017

Customers experienced a nightmare this week, when Fantasy Aces filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, freezing accounts amid an uncertain future. The site is the largest daily fantasy sports behind […]

Christian Lusardi Only Served Six Months for Borgata Chip Scandal

Christian Lusardi Only Served Six Months for Borgata Chip Scandal

Jon Sofen - January 16th, 2017

The infamous Borgata chip fraudster, Christian Lusardi, only spent six months behind bars for his crimes against the poker community. Lusardi hit the headlines back in 2014 when he tried […]

Bitcoin Operator Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to JPMorgan Cyber Attack

Bitcoin Operator Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to JPMorgan Cyber Attack

Philip Conneller - January 10th, 2017

The operator of unlicensed bitcoin exchange, Coin.mx, which had links to a massive cyberattack on financial services giant JPMorgan, pled guilty to charges including bank fraud conspiracy in a federal […]

Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against PPC Poker Tour

Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against PPC Poker Tour

Chad Holloway - January 5th, 2017

In another new court filing obtained by CardsChat, a judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the Players Poker Championship (PPC Poker Tour), one that freezes its assets for […]

PPC Poker Tour Hit with Player Suit Following Failure to Pay Out Full Prize Pool

PPC Poker Tour Hit with Player Suit Following Failure to Pay Out Full Prize Pool

Chad Holloway - January 3rd, 2017

A new court filing obtained today by CardsChat reveals four players are going after the Players Poker Championship (PPC Poker Tour). The complaint, which was filed by noted poker attorney […]

Most Scandalous International Poker Player Crimes of 2016: A Tale of Three Cities

Most Scandalous International Poker Player Crimes of 2016: A Tale of Three Cities

Philip Conneller - December 30th, 2016

In 2016, poker player crimes around the world peppered the industry across several fronts. For all that poker has done to improve its public perception over the past decade, each […]

Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Misbehaving Sports Stars in Poker for 2016

Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Misbehaving Sports Stars in Poker for 2016

Danny Aller - December 25th, 2016

Whatever happened to the good old days when athletes would step out of their league and into the casino, lose tens of thousands of dollars, and it played out as […]

A Look Back at Cyber Security for Online Poker in 2016

A Look Back at Cyber Security for Online Poker in 2016

Danny Aller - December 24th, 2016

Cyber security was an ongoing wrestling match for the online poker industry throughout 2016, much as it was for every other business sector, as well as for politics. Between cheating […]