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.

Annie Duke to Host Poker Ball with Hank Azaria

Annie Duke to Host Poker Ball with Hank Azaria

Jon Sofen - September 22nd, 2016

Annie Duke, a former professional poker player, is hosting a Poker Ball with actor Hank Azaria on Saturday, October 6 in Philadelphia. The event, which is now sold out, will […]

Employee Play Ban Casts Cloud on DraftKings Ambassador Million Dollar DFS Score

Employee Play Ban Casts Cloud on DraftKings Ambassador Million Dollar DFS Score

Philip Conneller - September 21st, 2016

DraftKings is under fire from sports news website Deadspin this week, after the site brought to light that DraftKings contractor (and somewhat successful poker player) Al Zeidenfeld had won $1 […]

Poker Rage Causes Axe Maniac To Attack Opponent in Barber’s Chair

Poker Rage Causes Axe Maniac To Attack Opponent in Barber’s Chair

Philip Conneller - September 20th, 2016

A sore poker loser who attacked his vanquisher with an axe as he sat in a barber’s chair was sent to prison for 27 months by a UK judge this […]

Montreal Chabad Center Linked to David Baazov Amaya Insider Trading Scandal

Montreal Chabad Center Linked to David Baazov Amaya Insider Trading Scandal

Philip Conneller - September 16th, 2016

A Chabad center in Montreal is the latest organization to be linked to the ever-unravelling insider trading case against former Amaya CEO David Baazov and over a dozen alleged accomplices. The […]

Caroline Flack Instagram Pic Causes Media Firestorm Over Perceived Rolled Up Bills

Caroline Flack Instagram Pic Causes Media Firestorm Over Perceived Rolled Up Bills

Daniel Smyth - September 13th, 2016

British former European Poker Tour (EPT) presenter Caroline Flack found herself in hot water recently, after she posted a picture of her home poker game on Instagram. Flack will be […]

Ted Forrest Scheduled to Return to Court Next Month, Faces Two Felonies

Ted Forrest Scheduled to Return to Court Next Month, Faces Two Felonies

Jon Sofen - September 12th, 2016

Ted Forrest faced a judge in Clark County, Nevada after being arrested on charges of alleged theft and writing bad checks, both felonies. The 51-year old was granted the right […]

Michael Cera in Talks to Show Poker Face in Molly’s Game

Michael Cera in Talks to Show Poker Face in Molly’s Game

Daniel Smyth - September 11th, 2016

Funny man Michael Cera could be set to star in Aaron Sorkin’s poker biopic Molly’s Game, according to a report by the Hollywood Reporter. Cera might be best known for […]

David Baazov, Former Amaya CEO, Took Kickbacks for Insider Trading, Alleges AMF

David Baazov, Former Amaya CEO, Took Kickbacks for Insider Trading, Alleges AMF

Philip Conneller - September 9th, 2016

Former Amaya CEO David Baazov’s alleged insider trading dealings were more than just casual stock tips whispered to close friends and family, they were an organized pyramid of information-sharing with […]

Fedor Holz Calls Out GPL CEO Alex Dreyfus for Late Currency Transfer Repayment

Fedor Holz Calls Out GPL CEO Alex Dreyfus for Late Currency Transfer Repayment

Daniel Smyth - September 5th, 2016

The Global Poker League’s Alex Dreyfus has come under fire, after Fedor Holz and two of his unidentified peers have questioned the entrepreneur’s accounting practices. According to two forum posts, […]

Ted Forrest Facing Felony Theft, Bad Checks Charges to Wynn Las Vegas

Ted Forrest Facing Felony Theft, Bad Checks Charges to Wynn Las Vegas

Jon Sofen - September 5th, 2016

Ted Forrest had better hope his legal counsel is as good at lawyering as the poker pro is at playing stud. The six-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner […]

Travell Thomas Fight to Clear Name of Criminal Fraud Charges Continues

Travell Thomas Fight to Clear Name of Criminal Fraud Charges Continues

Chad Holloway - August 29th, 2016

Poker player Travell Thomas’ legal woes, which include facing criminal charges of fraud while claiming his prosecution by US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara is […]