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.

Beth Shak Pennsylvania Home Broken Into, Hacking Horror Continues for Poker’s Shoe Empress

Beth Shak Pennsylvania Home Broken Into, Hacking Horror Continues for Poker’s Shoe Empress

Jon Sofen - June 22nd, 2017

Not many would want to be in celebrity poker player Beth Shak’s famously expensive shoes right now. After hightailing it out of her Manhattan digs in early June to escape […]

Money Laundering with Online Poker? British Tabloid Says Celeb Swindlers Soon to Be Outed

Money Laundering with Online Poker? British Tabloid Says Celeb Swindlers Soon to Be Outed

Jon Sofen - June 21st, 2017

You probably use an online poker site to make some money and have fun playing your favorite game. But according to an investigation in the UK, at least one well-known […]

First Phase of Legionnaires’ Remediation at Rio Casino Resort in Las Vegas Complete

First Phase of Legionnaires’ Remediation at Rio Casino Resort in Las Vegas Complete

John Reger - June 14th, 2017

The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is working to reassure present and future guests that they have contained the threat of Legionnaires’ disease in its water supply. […]

Celebutante Poker Player Beth Shak Claims iCloud Hack, as Second Acrimonious Divorce Gets Underway

Celebutante Poker Player Beth Shak Claims iCloud Hack, as Second Acrimonious Divorce Gets Underway

Jon Sofen - June 13th, 2017

Self-proclaimed poker star and philanthropist Beth Shak is being followed, and not in the way an Instagram celebutante would want, either. And after receiving an ominous message, according to the […]

Cell Phones of Poker Pros Vanessa Selbst, Vanessa Rousso, and Dan Smith Hacked

Cell Phones of Poker Pros Vanessa Selbst, Vanessa Rousso, and Dan Smith Hacked

Jon Sofen - May 25th, 2017

A few poker pros were the victims of hackers this week. No, not the Russians. Vanessa Rousso, Dan Smith, and Vanessa Selbst all reported their cell phones were hacked by […]

Justin Bonomo Drops Twitter PokerStars Bombshell, Claims Loophole is Leaking Money

Justin Bonomo Drops Twitter PokerStars Bombshell, Claims Loophole is Leaking Money

Jon Sofen - May 19th, 2017

Justin Bonomo, never one to hold his tongue on controversial issues affecting the poker universe, thinks PokerStars is letting players win money without doing a thing but register for tournaments. […]

Doug Polk Sounds Off on Salomon Ponte and WSOP 2017 Changes: CardsChat Exclusive Interview

Doug Polk Sounds Off on Salomon Ponte and WSOP 2017 Changes: CardsChat Exclusive Interview

Chad Holloway - May 18th, 2017

Doug Polk is arguably one of the top players in the game today, having just missed making the 100 top American pros by one on the Hendon Mob listings, with […]

Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership

Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership

Daniel Smyth - May 12th, 2017

Amaya has just announced its first quarter profits for 2017, and things are going better than expected, thanks to PokerStars. Perhaps that’s what’s spurred the announcement of an impending corporate […]

Baazov Allegedly Made Illegal Contributions to New York Governor’s 2014 Campaign

Baazov Allegedly Made Illegal Contributions to New York Governor’s 2014 Campaign

Jon Sofen - May 9th, 2017

Former Amaya Inc. CEO David Baazov has some more explaining to do. Already facing what is considered the biggest insider trading scandal in Canadian history, the businessman now could have […]

Hashtag King Dealt Karma in the Hole, Banned from Live at the Bike

Hashtag King Dealt Karma in the Hole, Banned from Live at the Bike

Jon Sofen - April 28th, 2017

Hashtag King, as many in the poker world feel, is totally unhinged. The Canadian CPA recently appeared on Poker Night in America and was scheduled for an upcoming appearance on […]

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 […]