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.

Salomon Ponte, AKA ‘Hashtag King,’ Feels Player Backlash for Erratic Behavior

Salomon Ponte, AKA ‘Hashtag King,’ Feels Player Backlash for Erratic Behavior

Jon Sofen - April 26th, 2017

Salomon Ponte, who also goes by the handle “Hashtag King”, showed behavior on Poker Night in America Saturday which angered many in the poker world. He insulted some at the […]

Poker Pro Travell Thomas Cries at Sentencing for Massive Debt Scam

Poker Pro Travell Thomas Cries at Sentencing for Massive Debt Scam

John Reger - April 21st, 2017

It’s been a long and winding legal road for Travell Thomas, the poker pro with over a half-million in live tournament winnings. On Thursday, Thomas finally learned his fate, as […]

New Poll On Las Vegas NFL and NHL Teams Shows Concern About Players and Refs Gambling on Games

New Poll On Las Vegas NFL and NHL Teams Shows Concern About Players and Refs Gambling on Games

John Reger - April 19th, 2017

Will the Oakland Raiders players and Vegas Golden Knight players be more tempted to gamble on games if they live in Las Vegas? A poll released by Seton Hall University […]

Players Poker Championship Co-Founder Bryan Oulton Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with Almost $900K in Debts

Players Poker Championship Co-Founder Bryan Oulton Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with Almost $900K in Debts

Daniel Smyth - April 17th, 2017

Bryan Patrick Oulton, co-founder of the Players Poker Championship (PPC) Poker Tour, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, declaring debts totaling $891,701. Problems for Oulton and the PPC began last […]

David Dao, United Passenger Gone Viral, Made More Than a Quarter Million in Poker Tournament Cashes

David Dao, United Passenger Gone Viral, Made More Than a Quarter Million in Poker Tournament Cashes

John Reger - April 12th, 2017

United Airlines passenger David Dao, who was forcibly removed from a flight on Monday, has made quite a haul playing poker, but also has a checkered past that was dragged […]

Absolute Poker Finally Paying Players Money Owed for Past Six Years

Absolute Poker Finally Paying Players Money Owed for Past Six Years

Jon Sofen - April 11th, 2017

Former Absolute Poker players: we have some good news to share. Customers of the defunct online poker site may soon receive money owed them since April 15, 2011, aka “Black […]

L.A.’s Bicycle Casino Reoopens Following Dramatic Tuesday Raid, ‘Criminal Fraud’ Investigation Underway

L.A.’s Bicycle Casino Reoopens Following Dramatic Tuesday Raid, ‘Criminal Fraud’ Investigation Underway

Jon Sofen - April 5th, 2017

No, Martin Scorsese wasn’t at the Bicycle Club on Tuesday directing Casino II. Federal agents raided the legendary Southern California card room over an apparent criminal fraud investigation. Sam Rothstein […]

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 […]