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.

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 […]

David Baazov Gives Up Private Amaya Bid After Shareholders Demand Premium

David Baazov Gives Up Private Amaya Bid After Shareholders Demand Premium

Daniel Smyth - December 20th, 2016

Former CEO David Baazov and his beleaguered bid to purchase Amaya appears to have come to an end. The Canadian, who has been under massive legal fire this year in […]

David Baazov Wants Court to Release Details of His Insider Trading Case

David Baazov Wants Court to Release Details of His Insider Trading Case

Jon Sofen - December 16th, 2016

David Baazov, the former CEO of Amaya which is PokerStars’ parent company, is facing charges of insider trading in Canada. Sophie Melchers, his attorney, claims the defense team isn’t being […]

Harry Reid Alleged Online Poker Bribe Investigation Hits Roadblocks, FBI Denies Probe Stalls

Harry Reid Alleged Online Poker Bribe Investigation Hits Roadblocks, FBI Denies Probe Stalls

Daniel Smyth - December 13th, 2016

Outgoing Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) may or may not have accepted a $2 million bribe to push through an online poker bill, but in an attempted investigation into the matter, […]

Aussie Teacher Accused of Strip Poker Shame

Aussie Teacher Accused of Strip Poker Shame

Daniel Smyth - December 8th, 2016

An Australian teacher accused of playing strip poker with students has been allowed to continue in the profession following an investigation by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. The 60-year-old, who […]