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.

Michigan charity poker scandal Includes Woman Accused of Embezzling From Children’s Charity Poker Events

Michigan charity poker scandal Includes Woman Accused of Embezzling From Children’s Charity Poker Events

John Reger - March 22nd, 2017

A Flushing, Michigan woman is facing up to 50 years in prison for allegedly embezzling $20,000 through benefit poker events that were intended to benefit a children’s charity. In addition […]

Apocalypto Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested for Poker Room Bust Up

Apocalypto Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested for Poker Room Bust Up

Daniel Smyth - March 20th, 2017

Apocalypto star Rudy Youngblood was arrested for reportedly being drunk and disorderly inside Miami’s Miccosukee Resort & Gaming’s poker room according to TMZ. The 34-year-old, who played Jaguar Paw in […]

Mystery Surrounds Death of Indian Poker Player Living in Australia

Mystery Surrounds Death of Indian Poker Player Living in Australia

John Reger - March 17th, 2017

There are far more questions than answers in the short life of poker player Aneesh Augustine, and his family is desperate to resolve that reality. Workers found the 32-year-old software […]

WPT Cancels South Korea Stop Amid Political Tension and Nuclear Disputes

WPT Cancels South Korea Stop Amid Political Tension and Nuclear Disputes

Daniel Smyth - March 17th, 2017

The World Poker Tour (WPT) was forced into an unprecedented move this week, due to political tensions between China, South Korea, and the US. As part of its international roster […]

Poker Maven Ben Affleck Not Sure What’s in the Cards After Exiting Rehab

Poker Maven Ben Affleck Not Sure What’s in the Cards After Exiting Rehab

John Reger - March 15th, 2017

Facing divorce and a rocky career patch, actor and poker aficionado Ben Affleck announced on Tuesday that he’d completed a second stint in an alcohol treatment program. His first trip […]

WSOPC Player Jeremy Drewery, Charged with Extorting Drug Dealer, Gets Hit with Additional Charges

WSOPC Player Jeremy Drewery, Charged with Extorting Drug Dealer, Gets Hit with Additional Charges

Daniel Smyth - March 13th, 2017

Jeremy Drewery, a WSOPC player with over $300,000 in live tournament earnings and a former Shelby County, Tennessee sheriff’s deputy, has been hit with more charges in an extortion case […]

Black Friday Prosecutor Preet Bharara Ousted as US Attorney, Defies Call to Resign

Black Friday Prosecutor Preet Bharara Ousted as US Attorney, Defies Call to Resign

John Reger - March 13th, 2017

US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the man responsible for the prosecutions of the 13 Black Friday poker figures, as well as  several other high-profile […]

Anticipated Poker Movie “Molly’s Game” Expected in Theaters by Summer

Anticipated Poker Movie “Molly’s Game” Expected in Theaters by Summer

John Reger - March 12th, 2017

That’s a wrap!  “Molly’s Game,” the movie about Hollywood’s so-called “poker princess” Molly Bloom, has finished shooting and is now in post-production. That process usually takes between one and two […]

Tom Dwan Tweets His Thoughts on Trump, Doug Polk Calls Durrrr a “Scammer”

Tom Dwan Tweets His Thoughts on Trump, Doug Polk Calls Durrrr a “Scammer”

Jon Sofen - March 11th, 2017

Tom Dwan, aka “durrrr,” has avoided the spotlight in recent years. But he has some thoughts to share about President Donald Trump, and share he did earlier this week. The […]

Amaya Ex-CEO David Baazov Sells Off Multimillions in Company Stock, Causing Some to Wonder “Why Now?”

Amaya Ex-CEO David Baazov Sells Off Multimillions in Company Stock, Causing Some to Wonder “Why Now?”

Jon Sofen - March 9th, 2017

David Baazov’s stake in PokerStars’ parent company has been substantially cut down. The former Amaya Inc. CEO has sold off CAD$133 million (US$98.43 million) worth of stocks in the business […]

No Love for Amaya Co-Founder David Baazov, as Lenders Restructure Debt with Keeping Him Away in Mind

No Love for Amaya Co-Founder David Baazov, as Lenders Restructure Debt with Keeping Him Away in Mind

Jon Sofen - March 7th, 2017

Amaya, Inc.’s lenders are restructuring its debt, and they don’t want its former leader David Baazov to take advantage of that fact. PokerStars’ parent company’s backers want to keep its […]