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.

Did Sheldon Adelson Instigate DOJ Flip on Wire Act, Online Gambling?

Did Sheldon Adelson Instigate DOJ Flip on Wire Act, Online Gambling?

Jon Sofen - February 8th, 2019
The Washington Post dropped a bombshell Thursday about the apparent lengths GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson will go to when protecting his interests, suggesting that he  played a significant role in […]
Borgata Wins Approval to Docket $10M Judgement Against Phil Ivey in Nevada

Borgata Wins Approval to Docket $10M Judgement Against Phil Ivey in Nevada

CardsChat News - February 5th, 2019
The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City has been given approval by a US District Court judge to docket its $10.16 million judgement against Phil Ivey in Nevada, […]
Eli Elezra Addresses Rumors of Owing Seven-Figure Gambling Debt

Eli Elezra Addresses Rumors of Owing Seven-Figure Gambling Debt

Jon Sofen - January 31st, 2019
High-stakes poker pro Eli Elezra has been accused of carrying a massive gambling debt for years, but he’s never publicly addressed the matter. Until now. And after admitting for the […]
Super Bowl Ticket Scam Lands High Roller Poker Pro Ali Fazeli 18 Months in Federal Prison

Super Bowl Ticket Scam Lands High Roller Poker Pro Ali Fazeli 18 Months in Federal Prison

CardsChat News - January 27th, 2019
Ali Fazeli, once a mainstay in the high-roller poker tournament scene at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for running a […]
Poker Pro Micah Raskin Pleads Guilty to Distributing 360 Pounds of Weed, Faces Minimum 5-Year Sentence

Poker Pro Micah Raskin Pleads Guilty to Distributing 360 Pounds of Weed, Faces Minimum 5-Year Sentence

Jon Sofen - January 26th, 2019
Poker pro Micah Raskin told RFDTV.com earlier this week that, “great content starts with good storytelling,” in an interview about business marketing. We have a story to tell about the […]
Underground Online Poker Room Pokerclub.ag Accused of Failing to Pay Players

Underground Online Poker Room Pokerclub.ag Accused of Failing to Pay Players

CardsChat News - January 7th, 2019
An unregulated, underground online poker club known as Pokerclub.ag promoted by Adnan “NYPokerKing” Mohammad has been accused of slow paying its customers, with some players saying they haven’t been paid […]
Poker Player Semin Topalovic Accused of Scamming Victims to Fund Big Money Appearance

Poker Player Semin Topalovic Accused of Scamming Victims to Fund Big Money Appearance

CardsChat News - November 29th, 2018
A Minnesota man has been accused of posing as a hedge fund manager and scamming at least one victim out of $155,000 to fund his part-time poker career. Semin Topalovic, […]
Royal Hangout Hurlingham Club Slammed for Hosting Teen Poker Night

Royal Hangout Hurlingham Club Slammed for Hosting Teen Poker Night

Daniel Smyth - November 26th, 2018
A poker night hosted by the uber-elite Hurlingham Club in London has been called “staggeringly ill-conceived” by anti-gambling advocates for allowing teenagers to enter. Part of the private members club’s […]
Florida Masseuse Relieves Poker Player of $66,000, Caught Via GPS Tracking

Florida Masseuse Relieves Poker Player of $66,000, Caught Via GPS Tracking

CardsChat News - November 21st, 2018
A poker player thought he was buying a rubdown at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, but he ended up in a $66,000 shakedown instead. The man, who was […]
Poker Player Justin Lapka Accused of Starting WSOP Circuit Event with ‘Too Many Chips’

Poker Player Justin Lapka Accused of Starting WSOP Circuit Event with ‘Too Many Chips’

Jon Sofen - November 21st, 2018
Poker player Shawn Daniels accused Justin Lapka on Twitter of starting WSOP Circuit Event #5 ($600 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack) at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas with an over-sized chip […]
PokerStars Countersues Gordon Vayo, Accuses Pro of Forgery, Fraud in VPN Scandal

PokerStars Countersues Gordon Vayo, Accuses Pro of Forgery, Fraud in VPN Scandal

CardsChat News - November 15th, 2018
A saga over the alleged illegal use of a VPN by 2016 World Series of Poker runner up Gordon Vayo to compete in an online poker tournament took a stunning […]