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.

Judge Rules $2 Million Poker Loan “Unenforceable,” But Leon Tsoukernik Could Still Have to Pay

Judge Rules $2 Million Poker Loan “Unenforceable,” But Leon Tsoukernik Could Still Have to Pay

Jon Sofen - October 17th, 2017

A Clark County district judge dismissed eight of 10 claims made by Australian poker pro Matt Kirk, who is suing Czech casino owner Leon Tsoukernik for $2 million over an […]

WSOP Europe Ready to Roll in Rozvadov, Home Casino of Controversial Owner Leon Tsoukernik

WSOP Europe Ready to Roll in Rozvadov, Home Casino of Controversial Owner Leon Tsoukernik

John Reger - October 15th, 2017

After being held in large, iconic cities such as Paris, London, and Berlin, the World Series of Poker Europe is moving to the Czech Republic this fall. It’s the fourth […]

Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Scandal Sees Rounders Actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in Defense Mode, Affleck Admits He Also Groped

Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Scandal Sees Rounders Actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in Defense Mode, Affleck Admits He Also Groped

Chad Holloway - October 11th, 2017

It’s been a rough week for Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Not only has he lost both his job and wife after The New York Times and The New Yorker ran […]

Absolute Poker Founder Scott Tom Earnestly Goes to Jail, Serves 7-Day Sentence

Absolute Poker Founder Scott Tom Earnestly Goes to Jail, Serves 7-Day Sentence

John Reger - October 11th, 2017

The long-running case stemming from the infamous April 15, 2011, Black Friday indictment against Absolute Poker founder Scott Tom was resolved on Sept. 28, with the former fugitive sent to […]

Mass Killer Stephen Paddock’s $100-a-Hand Video Poker Marathon Sessions Revealed

Mass Killer Stephen Paddock’s $100-a-Hand Video Poker Marathon Sessions Revealed

Jon Sofen - October 10th, 2017

In a 2013 deposition for a slip and fall suit, Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock said he gambled “all night” and claimed to have been the “biggest video poker […]

Guns and Gambling: Two Passions of Las Vegas Mass Murderer Stephen Paddock

Guns and Gambling: Two Passions of Las Vegas Mass Murderer Stephen Paddock

John Reger - October 4th, 2017

Slowly but surely, the public is learning more information about Stephen Paddock, the man who killed 58 people in addition to himself and injured more than 500 innocent concertgoers in […]

Out on Parole, OJ Simpson Heads to Las Vegas, as Florida Says ‘Stay Away’

Out on Parole, OJ Simpson Heads to Las Vegas, as Florida Says ‘Stay Away’

John Reger - October 2nd, 2017

Former football star O.J. Simpson walked out of a Nevada prison early Sunday morning and headed to Las Vegas, while his ultimate choice of residency in Florida remains uncertain. The […]

Oklahoma’s Iowa Tribe Receives Online Poker License from Isle of Man, Skepticism Remains

Oklahoma’s Iowa Tribe Receives Online Poker License from Isle of Man, Skepticism Remains

John Reger - October 1st, 2017

After nearly two years of delays, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma secured a gaming license from the Isle of Man, and soon will be the first Native American nation to […]

Card-Maker Gemaco Scoffs at Borgata Efforts to Collect on Phil Ivey’s Edge-Sorting Misdeal

Card-Maker Gemaco Scoffs at Borgata Efforts to Collect on Phil Ivey’s Edge-Sorting Misdeal

Jon Sofen - September 29th, 2017

The Phil Ivey versus Borgata edge-sorting legal drama, a case that began in 2012 and still hasn’t reached a resolution, has taken yet another plot twist. Card-maker Gemaco, a third […]

Hawaii Cracking Down on Illegal Gambling, Putting Underground Card Rooms in Crosshairs

Hawaii Cracking Down on Illegal Gambling, Putting Underground Card Rooms in Crosshairs

John Reger - September 27th, 2017

While visitors flock to Hawaii every year for a tranquil vacation, the islands are no paradise for those looking to gamble. The state has some of the toughest anti-gambling laws […]

Former Amaya Boss David Baazov Allegedly Hid Brother Josh’s Shares, Regulator Claims

Former Amaya Boss David Baazov Allegedly Hid Brother Josh’s Shares, Regulator Claims

Philip Conneller - September 21st, 2017

David Baazov, the disgraced former chairman and CEO of Amaya (now called The Stars Group), was allegedly not the majority shareholder in the company, according to shocking new revelations. Instead, […]