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Crazy Gambling Stories From April

The gambling world can sometimes produce really off-the-wall stories. Every month there are plenty of cases of individuals going to extreme lengths to pay back debts, or of simply bizarre behavior at casino properties around the globe. It can be entertaining and sometimes sad.

April was no exception, as there was plenty that happened in the casino world.

Here’s a look at some of the most colorful and noteworthy from the month that was.

Atlantic City Casino Sues Phil Ivey For $ 9.6 Million, Says Poker Pro Cheated

Poker pro Phil Ivey, widely regarded as the game’s best player, has been sued by an Atlantic City casino, which alleges that he cheated the house out of $ 9.6 million.

Ivey is accused of spotting manufacturing defects in the cards while playing high-stakes baccarat. The suit also names the manufacturer of the cards, Gemaco Inc. of Blue Springs, Mo. In addition, Ivey’s alleged accomplice, Cheng Yin Sun, is named in the complaint. According to the report, she was Ivey’s companion on his trips and gave instructions to the dealer.

Ben Affleck Caught Card Counting In Las Vegas Casino

While on a Las Vegas vacation with his wife, actress Jennifer Garner, Hollywood actor Ben Affleck was caught counting cards at a blackjack table at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and asked to leave the property.

The 41-year-old part-time poker player, who won the 2004 California State Poker Championship for $ 356,400, was caught using “perfect basic” strategy and “moving his money with the count,” according to an alert submitted by the Surveillance Information Network.

Poker Player Gets Five Years In Prison

According to a press release from the FBI, World Poker Tour champion Vadim Trincher was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison “for participating in a racketeering conspiracy” in connection with a “Russian-American organized crime enterprise.”

A co-defendant, Anatoly Golubchik, was also sentenced to five years for his involvement.

Trincher pleaded guilty late last year to participation in an illegal sports betting operation that catered to wealthy bettors in the U.S. and Europe. According to reports, Trincher’s business typically dealt with soccer matches.

Poker Player Dan Bilzerian Throws Porn Star Off Roof Into Pool, And She Breaks Her Foot

High-stakes poker player and Instagram celebrity Dan Bilzerian was recently doing a shoot for Hustler magazine and decide it would be cool to throw 19-year-old porn star Janice Griffith, who was a model in the shoot, off a roof and into a pool, TMZ reported.

Bilzerian didn’t quite throw her far enough, as the less-than-100-pound Griffith smashed her foot on the side of the pool, and reportedly she broke it.

UK Court Rules That Poker Player Doesn’t Have To Pay Child Support

A professional poker player in the United Kingdom, who doesn’t want to pay child support, just recently saw a judge rule in his favor.

The judge felt that his poker winnings were not from “gainful employment” and thus didn’t meet the regulations governing the payment of child support, the BBC reported.

The dispute between Tony Hakki and his former partner has been ongoing for more than four years.

George Clooney Calls Steve Wynn ‘An Asshole’ To His Face While Having Dinner At Wynn’s Hotel

Fighting with Steve Wynn in his own casino probably isn’t too great of an idea.

The billionaire casino boss and actor George Clooney had dinner a couple of weeks ago to discuss some business, but the evening reportedly ended in a heated exchange.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the two men were talking about politics and got into it after Wynn, Clooney said, criticized President Obama and his policies. Wynn is known for being a staunch Republican, while Clooney is a Democrat.

Nevada Removes Gambler From Casino ‘Black Book’

Roderick William Dee II, who was added to Nevada’s infamous “Black Book” last year, was removed last week by gaming regulars. He died on Dec. 30.

Dee was known for cheating at slot machines.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Dee had four felony convictions for slot machine incidents, three in Nevada and one in Missouri. Two incidents occurred in Nevada casinos and the third occurred in a Las Vegas convenience store. He used a device that would trick a slot machine into producing a jackpot or adding credits. He reportedly received tens of thousands of dollars, illegally.

Game Of Bingo Carries On As Paramedics Try To Save Player Who Had A Heart Attack

A bingo game in the United Kingdom continued despite one of the players collapsing from a heart attack, according to the Burton Mail.

Two nurses who were also playing rushed to the man’s side to help. Paramedics eventually arrived and were trying to save his life. Still, numbers were being called.

Drugmakers Posed As Poker Players In Botched Attempt To Flee Australia

Three men from Canada posed as poker players in a tournament at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia as part of a botched effort to set up a “local drug laboratory for a sophisticated international syndicate,” the Herald Sun reported.

The men have pleaded guilty to the crime of conspiring to manufacture a commercial quantity of drugs and are awaiting sentencing.

Pennsylvania Man Mistakenly Throws Away $ 1.25 Million In Winning Lottery Tickets

Sometimes when you win the lottery you actually lose.

A Pennsylvania man mistakenly threw away $ 1.25 million worth of winning lottery tickets, and that money will stay with the state, according to a report from the York Daily Record.

The tickets were bought by a lottery regular in 2013, and many months went by before the Pennsylvania Lottery made a public announcement that the winner had until Mar. 13 of this year to cash all 25 of them in. However, no one did.

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Crazy Gambling Stories From February

The gambling world can sometimes produce really off-the-wall stories. Every month there are plenty of cases of individuals going to extreme lengths to pay back debts, or of simply bizarre behavior at casino properties around the globe. It can be entertaining and sometimes sad.

February was no exception, as there was plenty that happened in the casino world.

Here’s a look at some of the most colorful and noteworthy from the month that was.

Washington State Shuts Down Penny-Ante Card Game At Senior Center

The state of Washington busted a 25-year-old penny-ante pinochle game at a senior center in the city of Snohomish, King 5 News reported. About five years ago, the city passed an ordinance to keep for-profit card rooms from opening there, and apparently thanks to some murky language in the rule the senior center game was included under its scope.

Player Banned From WSOP Events and Properties After Taking Tournament Chip

On Feb. 16, during a World Series of Poker Circuit stop at the Palm Beach Kennel Club in South Florida, Chan Pelton took a single 25,000 denomination chip from his stack during heads-up play at the final table of a $ 1,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament.

Pelton, a tournament regular from Texas with over $ 300,000 in career earnings, then went on to win the tournament, the $ 47,061 first-place prize and a WSOP Circuit ring.

After video surveillance confirmed tournament staff suspicions that a chip had been taken, Pelton returned the chip, claiming he had taken it as a souvenir. However, PBKC staff believed that Pelton had taken the chip with the intention of adding it to a stack in a future tournament.

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Wants Possible Prison Terms For Playing Online Poker

Some in Pennsylvania have been pondering the idea of legalizing online gaming that would be offered from state-sanctioned sites, while at least one elected official now wants the act of playing to be criminalized. A lawmaker is pushing a proposal that would make the “first violation a summary offense that carries a possible $ 300 fine and up to 90 days in jail”, while “a second violation would be a misdemeanor bringing a chance of a $ 2,500 fine and up to a year in jail.”

NFL Star Ray Rice Arrested At Atlantic City Casino

Ray Rice and his fiancée were both arrested for simple assault at a casino. Police have video evidence that shows Rice knocking her unconscious. A video posted online by TMZ shows Rice lifting the woman by her arms out of an elevator at the Revel Casino and laying her on the floor. It also shows Rice pulling the woman’s legs away from the elevator door.

Former Steeler Settles Case Against Casino

Michael Merriweather, a former linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has settled his federal wage theft and discrimination lawsuit against The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Pennsylvania, according to the Associated Press. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Sheldon Adelson Targeted In Las Vegas Sands Websites Attack

Casino boss Sheldon Adelson was the target of a online attack on various websites owned by Las Vegas Sands, a casino corporation that operates The Venetian and The Palazzo in Nevada, The Sands Casino Resort in Pennsylvania and other properties in Macau and Singapore. The sites were taken down, and restored about a week later.

More Charges For Alleged Borgata Poker Tournament Cheat

A man accused of using fake chips in a New Jersey poker tournament last month has been charged with copyright infringement after authorities found thousands of bootleg DVDs at his home. Customs agents have been investigating Christian Lusardi since mid-2012, when they started intercepting boxes of counterfeit DVDs from China heading to Fayetteville homes.

Woman Hits $ 29M Jackpot On Faulty Slot Machine, Casino Offers Her Two Steak Dinners

An apparent software glitch in a slot machine at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana awarded a woman nearly $ 29 million on January 11. She left empty-handed. According to reporting from a local ABC station, Jennifer Carmin sat down at the penny slot and before she knew it, the machine was flashing a number with a lot of digits and commas.

Vegas Slot Machine Hasn’t Awarded A Jackpot In Nearly 20 Years

A slot machine at MGM Grand in Las Vegas hasn’t awarded a jackpot in nearly 20 years. The prize currently stands at more than $ 2.3 million. Under Nevada law, the old machine can’t be replaced until awarding most of that sum. In other words, it stays until the jackpot is hit. Gamblers reportedly have flocked to it.

Dan Cates Says He Was Scammed Out Of $ 1.9 Million

Online poker legend Dan Cates said that a fellow high-stakes regular owes him $ 1.9 million from their matches, but has refused to pay him.

Nevada Indicts Gambler Over $ 12.9M Debt

A Canadian real estate businessman was indicted by a grand jury on charges he failed to pay back $ 12.9 million in gambling debts to two Las Vegas casinos. Semion Kronenfeld faces 12 counts, including theft and obtaining money under false pretenses, for not paying off $ 7.9 million in markers to the Venetian and $ 5 million in markers to the Green Valley Ranch Resort.

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Crazy Gambling Stories From January

The gambling world can sometimes produce really off-the-wall stories. Every month there are plenty of cases of individuals going to extreme lengths to pay back debts, or of simply bizarre behavior at casino properties around the globe. It can be entertaining and sometimes sad.

January was no exception, as there was plenty that happened in the casino world.

Here’s a look at some of the most colorful and noteworthy from the month that was.

Gambler Throws $ 30,000 Off Casino Balcony After Birthday Victory

A French gambler threw $ 30,000 off his hotel balcony and down to the people below after winning the huge sum of money at a Uruguayan casino.

The man, who was staying at the exclusive Punta del Este resort in the southeast of the country, was reportedly celebrating his birthday while on holiday in Uruguay when the incident took place. After drinking profusely in the Moby Dick pub, he then headed to the resort’s casino where he won the life changing amount of money.

Cop Allegedly Plays Web Poker While Driving

Video has emerged that allegedly shows a suburban Chicago police officer driving down a snowy road in his patrol car while gambling on a computer game. The 45-second clip posted to YouTube prompted an investigation into the Bolingbrook Police Department officer’s actions.

Elderly Man Robs Bank With Underwear Over His Face After Losing At Poker

An elderly man robbed a Florida bank with underwear over his face because he was broke after gambling on horses and playing poker.

The Palm Beach Post reported that 73-year-old John A. Dougherty held up the bank in the Lakewood Park area with a loaded shotgun. Seven bank employees and one customer were there at the time of the robbery.

Alleged Borgata Chip Counterfeiter Flushed Chips Down Toilet

A suspect has been arrested in the case of the counterfeit chips in the Borgata poker tournament. The $ 2 million guarantee was canceled on Jan. 18 with just 27 players left.

According to reports, the situation began when casino officials at Harrah’s Resort and Casino in Atlantic City discovered that someone had flushed 2.7 million worth of counterfeit poker chips down the toilet in a hotel room. The Borgata was then notified and the tournament was suspended. Tournament staff discovered an additional 800,000 chips in play.

Furniture Store Loses $ 600K In NFL Promotion

The owner of a furniture store in Houston, Texas got rocked for $ 600,000 after offering a juicy promotion that more than 100 customers took him up on.

USA Today reported that Gallery Furniture owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale dangled the following for his customers: purchase $ 5,000 worth of furniture (or more), have it delivered to your home before the start of the first game, and correctly pick the two teams that would advance to the Super Bowl and you would get the purchase free.

Warren Buffett To Award $ 1 Billion For Perfect ‘March Madness’ Bracket

According to a press release, Dan Gilbert’s Quicken Loans has partnered with Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway to dangle an incredible prize for basketball fans — well for anyone, really. The $ 1 billion prize would be paid in 40 annual installments of $ 25 million. Alternatively, the winner could elect to receive an immediate $ 500 million lump sum payment. If there was somehow more than one winner, the prize would be shared.

Poker Player Gets Prison In Illegal Gambling Case

Poker player Edwin Ting was sentenced in New York to five months in prison for his role in the high-stakes gambling ring that was busted by the feds in April of last year.

He was among nearly three dozen individuals charged in the case.

In addition to his sentence, Ting has been ordered to forfeit $ 2 million.

-$ 16 Million Now For Gus Hansen On Full Tilt Poker

Gus Hansen started off the year on a nearly $ 700,000 downswing, and since then he has dropped yet another $ 300,000, which brings his deficit on the year already to seven-figures and his lifetime hole on the software to an astounding $ 16 million.

That’s more than twice as terrible as the second worst account of all time.

888 Offers NFL Player $ 88,800 To Change His Name

The gambling firm has offered New York Giants player Hakeem Nicks $ 88,800 to legally change his name to 888.com. As NorthJersey.com reported, that money wouldn’t actual go in Nicks’ pocket, but instead to a charity of his choice.

The terms of the offer would require him to keep it that way for a full year.

Man Arrested For Alleged Gambling Scheme At Australian Open Tennis Tournament

Detectives believe they have made the first arrest in the world for tennis courtside gambling after nabbing a U.K. man at the Australian Open.

The 22-year-old is alleged to have been sitting at games and using a special electronic device sewn into his clothes to send messages to an associate who places bets before a TV delay — between seven and 10 seconds — catches up and betting odds change.

Former NFL Player Arrested For Allegedly Running An ‘Illegal Gambling House’

Former local football star and ex-NFL player Donald “Reche” Caldwell was arrested for allegedly running an illegal gambling operation in Tampa, Florida.

The 34-year-old Caldwell played wide receiver at the University of Florida, before going to the NFL and playing with several teams — the New England Patriots, the Washington Redskins and the San Deigo Chargers. He played professionally for six years.

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Crazy Gambling Stories From December

The gambling world can sometimes produce really off-the-wall stories. Every month there are plenty of cases of individuals going to extreme lengths to pay back debts, or of simply bizarre behavior at casino properties around the globe. It can be entertaining and sometimes sad.

December was no exception, as there was plenty that happened in the casino world.

Here’s a look at some of the most colorful and noteworthy from the month that was.

EuroMillions Winner Dumps Husband For Car Dealer Who Sold Her Five Audis After She Landed £148million Jackpot

A lottery winner who landed a £148million jackpot has dumped her husband for a car dealer who sold her five Audis after the win.

Mum of two Gillian Bayford, 41, has set up home with Alan Warnock and he has quit his job.

His close friend said: “He sold her the cars she wanted and romance has blossomed since.”

Nick Cassavetes Says L.A. Businessman Stopped Payment On Gambling Debt Check

Hollywood director Nick Cassavetes, who has appeared on GSN’s popular “High Stakes Poker”, is suing a L.A. businessman over a massive gambling debt.

Cassavetes is going after Kevin Washington, after the latter gave the former a handwritten check for $ 72,600 and then allegedly contacted the bank to stop payment.

Former Steeler Says Casino Stole His Wages, Mistreated Him Because He’s Black

A former linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers is suing The Meadows Racetrack and Casino for alleged misconduct in how it treated him while he was an employee there.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Michael Merriweather claimed he worked at the property for nine months as the director of sports marketing and during that time he was subjected to terrible — and unlawful — behavior by superiors because of his race.

Merriweather is black.

Vegas Cabbie Finds $ 300K Belonging To Poker Pro In Brown Paper Bag

A veteran cab driver in Las Vegas recently found a bag with $ 300,000 that was left in his cab and decided to return it, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The mammoth sum was left — and forgotten — in a brown paper bag.

Gerardo Gamboa originally thought that the contents of the bag were just chocolate, so he was flabbergasted when discovering what was really inside.

California Businessman Accussed Of Blowing Investor Money In Las Vegas

An Orange County man allegedly used millions that he obtained from investors for his dental equipment company in order to gamble in Las Vegas. And he apparently lost.

A federal indictment was unsealed on Dec. 4 against William Knox. He has pleaded guilty and is free on $ 125,000 bond. He was arrested on Nov. 18.

The case against him includes six counts of wire fraud.

Feds: Defendants Used MMA Fighters To Collect Poker Debts

Some juicy details from the high-rolling gambling bust that snagged 34 individuals in April came out this month, shedding light on how debts were allegedly collected.

According to reports, Kirill Rapoport and Arthur Zen have pleaded guilty to their involvment in the ring that included sports betting and poker. The aforementioned two allegedly were involved in making sure people paid and used mixed martial arts fighters on at least one occasion to “scare gamblers”, NBC reported from a New York Daily News article.

Former Footballer Jailed After Selling Drugs To Pay Off Gambling Debts

A former footballer who was released by his club after failing to make the grade turned to drug dealing in order to pay for his gambling debts.

Kyle Anderson was on youth terms with Hartlepool United and after being released secured a university degree. But the 25-year-old, of Northwold Close, Greatham, Hartlepool had also built up a large gambling debt which he hid from family and friends.

Police Raid Low-Stakes Poker Game At Oklahoma Bar

Oklahoma police resorted to using an undercover officer to bust a poker game with a pot of around $ 500, according to NewsOn6.com.

The game, which was held at a Tulsa bar, reportedly was shut down and its two organizers were arrested by police. Pete Manzanares and Julie Jones were both booked into Tulsa County jail. Both eventually paid their $ 1,000 bonds and were released.

Accountant Stole £50k To Feed Online Bingo Habit

A chartered accountant sobbed and clung to a relative as she was jailed for six months for stealing £50,000 from her clients to feed a bingo addiction. Lisa Carville of Cumber Hill, Drumaness, Co Down, was sentenced to 18 months. She will serve six in prison.

She admitted 18 charges of fraud by abuse of position and one of forgery. She swindled money set aside by clients to pay their tax bills and blew it on sites such as bingo site jackpotjoy.com.

Dan Bilzerian Says He Won $ 10.8 Million Playing Heads-Up Poker At Stakes $ 5,000-$ 10,000

Businessman, poker player, actor and self-proclaimed “asshole” Dan Blizerian recently took to Twitter to claim that he was playing heads-up, presumably no-limit hold’em, at stakes of $ 5,000-$ 10,000. He said he won $ 10.8 million in the game.

Presently, there are no other facts to backup his story, and he didn’t mention who he was playing against or where the match took place. However, Blizerain has been known to play with high-profile celebrities in underground games. So, his statement isn’t unbelievable.

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Crazy Gambling Stories From November

The gambling world can sometimes produce really off-the-wall stories. Every month there are plenty of cases of individuals going to extreme lengths to pay back debts, or of simply bizarre behavior at casino properties around the globe. It can be entertaining and sometimes sad.

November was no exception, as there was plenty that happened in the casino world.

Here’s a look at some of the most colorful and noteworthy from the month that was.

Family Of Eight Allegedly Murdered Over $ 115 Gambling Debt

Juarez officials now say that the Juarez family of eight murdered just miles away from the Ysleta International Bridge was killed over a 1500 pesos debt, the equivalent to $ 115.55 dollars.

North Chihuahua Attorney General Enrique Villareal hosted a press conference to announce that two men have been arrested in connection with the massacre that left the family of eight, including three infants dead. Officials say that the head of the household was known to participate in dog-fighting competitions and he lost a bet. Sunday night, Jesus Daniel went to the victim’s home to ask for money and the victim refused to pay.

Casino Owner Objects To Death Penalty For His Attacker

Casino owner and porn magazine publisher Larry Flynt has filed court papers to try and prevent the state execution of the man who shot and paralyzed him from the waist down.

Joseph Paul Franklin, a serial killer, shot Flynt in 1978. He has been on death row in Missouri for a different crime. Altogether, he has been convicted of killing eight other people. He shot Flynt outside a courtroom as Flynt was on trial for obscenity after his magazine published a photo spread of a black man and a white woman.

Casino Wants Refund From Lindsay Lohan

Pop culture star Lindsay Lohan reportedly has made a casino in Connecticut pretty unhappy. Officials at Foxwoods casino paid her $ 50,000 to judge a costume contest on Halloween, along with boxing star Floyd Mayweather.

She was supposed to be there at 10 p.m. EST to start work for the evening, but she didn’t show up until around midnight. She also chose to skip the red carpet festivities.

Fetus Found In Casino Toilet

A cleaner at Suncoast Casino in Durban made a grisly discovery of a fetus in the toilets. She was cleaning the female toilets at about 5 a.m. when she noticed an unpleasant smell. The fetus was inside a bin, wrapped in a plastic packet with the umbilical cord still attached. The toilets are situated near the casino’s entertainment area.

Man Stabbed To Death Over $ 3 Card Game Dispute

A 24-year-old man was stabbed to death by his friend after the two fought over a pot in a card game worth Rs. 180, or $ 2.90 in U.S. dollars. The game took place in north Delhi.

“The victim and his friends were drinking and playing cards last evening when an argument broke out over who had won the Rs. 180 in the pot,” a police officer said.

The attacker eventually took out a kitchen knife and began stabbing the victim.

Father Accused Of Leaving Child In Car At Thunder Valley Casino

An Oxnard man was arrested by Placer County sheriff’s deputies after he allegedly left his 5-year-old son in his car for more than three hours while he gambled at the Thunder Valley Casino. Don Vo, 42, was booked at Placer County Jail on suspicion of child endangerment

Gunman Opens Fire On Detroit Gamblers

The tragic shooting that happened in the city of Detroit, Michigan this week has a gambling connection. The shooter, who was wearing body armor, opened fire on the 20 to 30 people in the backroom of the barbershop who were gambling. Three people died in what the Detroit Police Chief called “urban terrorism.” Crime has spiked thanks to the city’s insolvency.

Vadim Trincher Could Spend Two Years In Prison

World Poker Tour champion Vadim Trincher has admitted to being involved with an illegal sports betting operation that catered to wealthy bettors in the U.S. and Europe. Trincher’s business typically dealt with soccer matches.

He was on the hook for decades in prison, but thanks to the plea deal could spend 21 to 27 months in prison. He is 52 years old.

Football Star Lost $ 3.5 Million Gambling

Former Premier League striker Michael Chopra has exposed the high-stakes gambling culture in top flight football and revealed his financial problems became so bad his family were threatened by loan sharks.

South Korea Thinks ‘StarCraft’ Is As Harmful As Gambling

Some state officials in South Korea think play on computer games such as “StarCraft” — now in its second edition — has gotten so widespread and out of control that being obsessed with it should be classified as an illness, along with gambling and drug addictions.

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Crazy Gambling Stories From October

The gambling world can sometimes produce really off-the-wall stories. Every month there are plenty of cases of individuals going to extreme lengths to pay back debts, or of simply bizarre behavior at casino properties around the globe. It can be entertaining and sometimes sad.

October was no exception, as there was plenty that happened in the casino world.

Here’s a look at some of the most colorful and noteworthy from the month that was.

Man Left Blind After Attack By Gambling Buddies

A jobless man beat up his gambling friend so badly for not paying him HK$ 8,000 in winnings within three days that the friend lost the sight of one eye and was left virtually blind in the other. Lo Chi-wai, 36, also robbed Leung Ying-ming, 38, of HK$ 4,200 cash and two mobile phones, the Court of First Instance heard. Lo pleaded guilty.

Chinese Deadbeat Gambler Tossed From Eleventh Story Window Survives

Despite being regarded as a good player in his home village in the central Henan province, he was no match for the city players, and instead of realizing his dreams of winning big, he rather quickly racked up a gambling debt of £6,000 which he simply couldn’t pay back.

As a result, the disgruntled gamblers grabbed Guo Xu and tossed the gambler from an eleventh story window, where he plummeted the distance of eight floors until reaching an air vent and chimney on the third floor. Obviously picking up some speed on his way down, he hit the obstacles with a bone-shattering force.

Massachusetts Pastor Accused Of Stealing $ 230,000 To Fund Gambling Habit

Another religious figure has fallen into hot water thanks to a gambling addiction, and this time the betting allegedly involved stealing more than $ 200,000.

Stephen Gemme, pastor of the 800-family strong Saint Bernadette Parish in the state of Massachusetts, recently resigned over allegations that he siphoned off a massive sum, which included both parish and school funds, in order to pursue his second life as a degenerate gambler.

Woman Stiffed On $ 1-Million Casino Jackpot

A woman who won a $ 1-million prize in a promotion at an Oregon tribal casino is suing the firm who insured it for stiffing her on her seven-figure payout, according to KGW.

In 2012, Beverly Mackey, who currently lives off of disability and social security payments and a small pension, hit the grand prize in the Chinook Winds Casino’s “Swipe, Play & Win” promotion.

To her devastation, the insurer of the contest, Nevada-based Odds On Promotions, reportedly refused to pay, claiming that it had made a terrible blunder. It said a company technician put the odds of a $ 1-million prize far too low. In other words, that the hit was illegitimate.

Mother And Daughter Caught Gambling At Casino While 5 Children Wait In Car

A mother and daughter were arrested after Hallandale Beach Police found five unsupervised children in a parked car at the Gulfstream Casino.

Angela Pond, 37, and Esharia Pond, 21, were each charged with five counts of child neglect after a Gulfstream security guard found the children, ranging from 1 to 11 years of age, inside a car parked in the south lot, according to Hallandale Beach Police.

Cops Tie 16 Gamblers With Rope, Make Them Walk In Public

Police in India made 16 petty gamblers walk through Sadar Bazaar area after tying them up with a rope to one another. The persons identified as Jagdish, Kamlesh, Mukesh , Rahul, Vijay, Nilesh, Hemendra, Harjit, Afzal, Devkaran, Rajesh, Ajay, Zaqir, Gaurav, Balkishan and Appu were arrested when they were playing cards and placing bets at a house in Secundarabad Colony.

Blackjack High Roller Stiffs Casino DJ On $ 200K

A DJ who was offered $ 200,000 to play one Bon Jovi song at a Las Vegas nightclub a couple of years ago was reportedly stiffed on his money, and the whole mess is now playing out in Nevada federal court, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The DJ, Deadmau5, had his agent go to collect the six-figure sum, but the high-stakes gambler refused to pay. The latter reportedly was in the middle of a losing blackjack session.

Ex-Hospital Exec Sentenced In $ 713K Gambling Theft

A fired executive of western Pennsylvania’s second-largest hospital network will spend one to two years on a work-release sentence for stealing $ 713,000 to feed his gambling habit.

Fifty-three-year-old Ira Johnson, of Penn Hills, was sentenced after pleading guilty in July to stealing the money when he was the manager of patient financial services for the West Penn Allegheny Health System from 2006 until he was fired in November 2011.

Video Shows Man Being Attacked By Police After Leaving Atlantic City Casino

A New Jersey man who was the victim of horrifying police brutality after getting kicked out of an Atlantic City casino is suing the cops, according to reports.

Despite the vicious attack, 20-year-old David Connor Castellani faces charges for attempted assault on an officer, resisting arrest and attempting to harm a police dog.

Transit Supervisor Arrested For Stealing $ 172K In Bus Fares To Fund Gambling Habit

Mark Gordon, maintenance supervisor for the Decatur Mass Transit System, was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $ 100,000 in bus fares during the past three years.

Gordon, 56, who was in the supervisory position since March 15, 2010, was arrested after Decatur police detectives conducted an investigation in which they captured him on surveillance video entering the bus garage repeatedly on nighttime visits and leaving with bags of loot.

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Crazy Gambling Stories From September

The gambling world can sometimes produce really off-the-wall stories. Every month there are plenty of cases of individuals going to extreme lengths to pay back debts, or of simply bizarre behavior at casino properties around the globe. It can be entertaining and sometimes sad. So, sometimes it feels like it would be safe to be gambling on the end of the world.

September was no exception, as there was plenty that happened in the casino world.

Here’s a look at some of the most colorful and noteworthy from the month that was.

Philippine Journalist Who Recently Covered Illegal Gambling Killed

A Philippine newspaper editor who recently wrote about illegal gambling has been killed, the second journalist slain in the country in a week, police said.

Vergel Bico was shot twice in the head as he was driving his motorcycle in Calapan City in Mindoro Oriental province, said local police chief D’Artagnan Katalbas. The gunman fled on a motorcycle, which was driven by another man.

Accused Cheater Said He Went To Casino To Raise Bond Money

A 54-year-old New Jersey man accused of cheating with marked cards told detectives he came to Mohegan Sun to raise bond money for his anticipated cheating arrest in the state of Louisiana.

New York Knicks Players Fixed Games For Their Gambling Drug Dealers

A new book has made shocking new claims that ‘coked-up’ members of the New York Knicks’ 1981-1982 team fixed games for their drug dealer, who bet thousands of dollars on the team in the midst of their terrible season.

Brian Tuohy’s new book, Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing and the FBI, cites FBI sources who said they investigated whether three members of the team — who were said to be ‘heavy users of cocaine’ — were involved in a point-shaving scheme to benefit their supplier, who is identified only as ‘one of the largest dealers on the East Coast.’

While Colleagues Debate War, John McCain Plays Poker On iPhone

While the ruling class on Capitol Hill weighed its options on whether to oblige the military-industrial complex and commit to its next war in some country that most of the American public knows little to nothing about under the guise of U.S. morality, Sen. John McCain took a break to play poker on his iPhone.

The photo, captured by a photographer Melina Mara at The Washington Post, has made its rounds on the Internet, generating much criticism. However, the elected official from Arizona was unapologetic about the whole thing.

Video Poker Royal Flush Results In Unearthing Of Rabbi’s Gambling Addiction

Prominent Chicago Rabbi Michael Sternfield recently had his house of cards come crashing down. The rabbi reportedly hit a royal flush on a gambling machine for $ 10,000, but was busted by the Indiana casino’s staff after it was determined that he had previously self-excluded himself from gambling. He was charged with trespassing and identity deception, but those charges were later dismissed.

Police: ‘Invisible Ink’ Helped Man Cheat At Poker

A New Jersey gambler was busted for allegedly cheating at the Mohegan Sun. His method according to the police: marking the cards with a ink-like substance that could only be seen with special contact lenses.

Fifty-nine-year-old Bruce Koloshi, who hails from Summit, New Jersey, also allegedly used the tactic in a game of stud at a casino in Louisiana in August. Koloshi has been caught cheating before in Las Vegas, Reno and in the state of Iowa.

The Day reported that after his most recent arrest in Connecticut he gave authorities a fake name, though his fingerprints eventually revealed to the cops his real name.

Britney Spears May Lip-Sync Her Way Through Two-Year Las Vegas Gig

Britney Spears may be taking fans for a ride when she kicks off her residency in Las Vegas at the end of the year. The pop star announced on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that she’ll do a two-year stint at Sin City’s Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, starting Dec. 27. Sources said it’s possible that Spears may be phoning in the “Britney: Piece of Me” shows, in which she plans on performing 21 of her greatest hits over about 90 minutes.

TSA Employees Fired After Airport Gambling Bust

Dozens of Transportation Security Administration employees have been disciplined in some fashion after it was discovered that they had been involved with an intra-office gambling ring at Pittsburgh International Airport.

It reportedly wasn’t an innocuous March Madness pool that got them in trouble. Some allegedly profited from the gambling, which took place exclusively on sports.

Five employees were recommended for termination, 47 for suspension and 10 given letters of reprimand. They all can appeal their respective cases.

MGM Resorts Ordered To Pay Damages Of $ 325,000, Reinstate Whistle-Blower

MGM Resorts International was ordered to pay damages of $ 325,000 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and to immediately reinstate a whistle-blower who worked at the company’s Signature at MGM Grand condominiums.

Mike Matusow Gets Massively Slowrolled By Shaun Deeb

One of poker’s unwritten rules is never slowroll your opponent. It’s just bad etiquette and detrimental to the health of the game. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t sometimes hilarious.

In a recent $ 25-$ 50 no-limit hold’em cash game as part of Poker Night in America, poker pros Mike Matusow and Shaun Deeb were tangled up in a pot. Matusow held jacks while Deeb held fives. The flop gave Deeb quads, and when Matusow shoved his short stack in on the turn, Deeb astonishingly asked for a count. He thought about it for a little bit before calling.

Poker Legend Arrested For Cheating At Blackjack

Legendary Las Vegas gambler Archie Karas has been arrested for allegedly cheating at blackjack in a Southern California Indian casino. The arrested happened in Nevada, and Karas was being held without bail while waiting for an extradition hearing.

Karas’ trouble with gaming authorities isn’t anything new, however. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada gaming agents have arrested Karas four times since 1988 for allegedly cheating at Silver State gambling joints.

High-Ranking U.S. Military Official Under Investigation For Counterfeit Poker Chips

A high-ranking U.S. military official is currently being looked at by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for possibly using counterfeit poker chips.

According to the New York Times, Vice Adm. Timothy Giardina, who is second in command at the United States Strategic Command, was gambling at Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs when the alleged misconduct took place. Iowa officials were first tipped off in June.

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Crazy Gambling Stories From The Month Of August

The gambling world can sometimes produce really off-the-wall stories. Every month there are plenty of cases of individuals going to extreme lengths to pay back debts, or of simply bizarre behavior at casino properties around the globe. It can be entertaining and sometimes sad.

August was no exception, as there was plenty that happened in the casino world.

Here’s a look at some of the most colorful and noteworthy from the month that was.

Casino Developer Allowed Man To Gamble 70-plus Straight Hours In Philly

Rush Street Gaming was on the hot seat recently for allowing a compulsive gambler to remain in its Philadelphia casino for three days straight in February. It was the third time this gambler, who had put himself on the state’s casino exclusion list because of problem gambling, was caught in the casino. He had been previously discovered after four nonstop days of gambling in July 2012 and an earlier incident in January 2012.

Billie Jean King’s Win Over Bobby Riggs Rigged By Mafia: Report

Bobby Riggs allegedly agreed to throw the match for forgiveness of his $ 100,000 in gambling debt. Tennis great Billie Jean King scored a victory for women everywhere when she trounced aging chauvinist Bobby Riggs 40 years ago — but her triumphant win in the “Battle of the Sexes” may have been manipulated by the Mafia, according to a new report.

Carjacking From Las Vegas Casino Valet Turns Deadly

One man was killed and another critically injured after a carjacking at the Flamingo valet ended in a crash outside the Rio, Las Vegas police said. The car theft happened about 11 a.m. when a man jumped into a pickup that was being loaded up with luggage by two California men. One man was in the pickup bed already and as it drove off, the other man also jumped into the pickup bed. The driver ran three red lights as the pickup headed west on Flamingo Road, police said. The pickup soon crashed into an SUV at Flamingo and Valley View Boulevard ejecting the two men from the bed of the pickup.

One In Five UK Citizens Have Had Online Accounts Hacked

Approximately 1 in 5 UK citizens have had their online accounts hacked including “email, social network, banking, and online gaming”. A new survey by the University of Kent’s Cyber Security centre found that 18.3 per cent of respondents had suffered from this sort of cybercrime.

Former Cafeteria Worker Sentenced For Stealing Money To Gamble

A former school cafeteria worker in Charleroi has been sentenced to six months house arrest and three years’ probation for her part in stealing nearly $ 94,000.

Court records show that Stacy Lee Shipley, 50, of Charleroi paid $ 46,000 in restitution toward the $ 53,000 she owes the Charleroi School District.

Investigators say Shipley stole the money when students paid cash for lunches and then used it to gamble at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.

Father And Son Accused Of Taking $ 100,000 From Business To Gamble At Rivers Casino

A Penn Hills father and son surrendered on charges that they stole more than $ 100,000 from a local company to support the father’s gambling habit. Joseph Kocott Sr., 44, and Joseph Kocott Jr., 25, each face charges of theft by deception and conspiracy. Investigators with Allegheny County district attorney’s office continue to trace the duo’s steps and believe there might be more victims, according to a news release.

Cincinnati Casino Awarded Wrong $ 1 Million Payout

The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati recently made a $ 1 million mistake. The property awarded the wrong man a seven-figure prize after a loyalty card contest. Both men shared similar personal information. The casino will allow both men to walk away with the $ 1 million.

Man’s Gambling ‘Led To Wife’s Murder’

Brian Bradbury beat his wife to death with a dumbbell inside their Sydney home after they argued about his gambling addiction, court documents allege. He then staged a random home invasion to conceal Lynette Bradbury’s murder on October 31, 2011, the documents say. At the time of his wife’s death there was only $ 12 in their bank accounts.

Jamie Gold’s 2006 World Series Of Poker Bracelet Fetches $ 65,725 In Online Auction

Jamie Gold’s bracelet was purchased earlier this month for a whopping $ 65,725. The piece contains more than seven carats of diamonds and 120 grams of white and yellow gold, according to the listing. The bidding was held from July 13 to Aug. 1.

Jobless Ride Casino Buses In Order To Sell Vouchers On Black Market For A Living

Photographer Yeong-Ung Yang has been documenting a depressing phenomenon related to the state of the U.S. economy, widespread poverty, and to a lesser extent the availability of casino gambling in the north eastern part of the United States.

In Korean, there is a term — “bus-kkun” — for a homeless and/or jobless person who rides a round-trip casino bus more than twice a day.

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Crazy Gambling Stories From The Month Of July

The gambling world can sometimes produce really off-the-wall stories. Every month there are plenty of cases of individuals going to extreme lengths to pay back debts, or of simply bizarre behavior at casino properties around the globe. It can be entertaining and sometimes sad.

July was no exception, as there was plenty that happened in the casino world.

Here’s a look at some of the most colorful and noteworthy from the month that was.

Man Robbed Of $ 35,000 Blames Casino

A man who was robbed at home of more than $ 35,000 in gambling winnings sued the Ohio casino where he won the money, arguing a cashier should have issued him a check instead of cash. Police said the man was robbed at gunpoint of the stack of $ 100 bills when two armed men woke him at home hours after he left the Hollywood Casino Columbus with his winnings.

Italian Poker Star Kills Self Over $ 600,000 Loss

Italian poker star Alessandro Bastianoni was found dead inside a luxury apartment in Miraflores, Peru this month with reported gambling debts of $ 600,000.

His death appeared to be a suicide by poisoning, according to local media. Bastianoni’s body was discovered by his partner Yeinni Ospina, who lives in Colombia, media said.

She last spoke with him July 6 and went searching for him after losing communication.
“He told me he’d lost a lot of money and I could hear a profound sadness in his voice.”

Police Bust Russian $ 1.5 Million Per Day Gambling Chain

Russian police have broken up an illegal gambling operation that brought in daily earnings of 50 million rubles ($ 1.5 million), the Interior Ministry said in July.

“Police exposed a group in Russia whose participants organized gambling games on the Internet under the guise of bookmaking activity in violation of Russian legislation,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Man Left Mom At Casino While Robbing Bank

Coushatta Tribal Police arrested a man who robbed a bank and briefly escaped with an undisclosed sum. The American Press reported that accused, of New Orleans, was booked with first-degree robbery and felony theft following a robbery of the IberiaBank in Kinder. Allen Parish sheriff said the robber indicated he had a weapon, but never showed it to the teller.

Court Rules 540-Pound Blackjack Dealer Doesn’t Suffer From Disability

A 540-pound blackjack dealer was unsuccessful in his disability discrimination appeal before the state Supreme Court as the court found his obesity was not a disability.

Andrew O., the petitioner, whose full name was withheld by the Court due to the discussion of his medical records, was hired as a blackjack dealer by Mardi Gras Casino and Resort, the respondent, on April 29, 2010. Mardi Gras is owned by Racing Corporation of West Virginia.

The petitioner was required to wear a company-supplied uniform consisting of a long sleeved tuxedo shirt, a bow tie, an apron, and black pants. The casino also required the shirts to be tucked in with the sleeves buttoned at the wrists.

OK Casino Closes Suddenly, Leaving Workers Without Paychecks

A power struggle between factions of the Apache Indian Tribe of Oklahoma has spilled into the operation of an Anadarko Casino operated by the Tribe. About 60 employees of the Silver Buffalo Casino say they were supposed to get paychecks but didn’t. They say the casino gave them each $ 200 in cash, but that doesn’t come close to covering what is owed to them.

Man Grew Cannabis In Order To Pay Gambling Debts

A man who ended up in debt through playing poker was onto a loser when he agreed to look after a cannabis farm to try and slash his dues. Police went on to discover plant material which would have yielded more than a kilo of cannabis.

Plants were also found in a downstairs room of the property in Martinique Drive, Darwen, with the remains of other plants being seen in a garage there.

‘Desperate’ Gambler Blamed Toddler For Phone Theft

A gambling addict caught stealing a mobile phone from a shop assistant blamed a sleeping toddler for the theft, a court has heard.

North Surrey Magistrates’ Court in Staines was told Glen Healy stole from shops two days in a row to feed his gambling habit in the hope a big win would provide for his family.

However the bench was told that down-on-his-luck Healy lost more than he won, leading him to the thefts on June 13 and 14 in Staines.

Nun Gets 90 days In Jail For Gambling Theft

The thefts weren’t just a one-time crime. Instead, they followed a long-term pattern of a Catholic nun’s systematic stealing from two churches and their parishioners.

Those crimes included taking money from the weekly collection basket, depositing checks made out to the church into her personal bank account and carrying on a campaign of dishonesty for five full years, all to feed her gambling addiction, authorities said. That’s why Sister Mary Anne Rapp, a 68-year-old Catholic nun from Lewiston, is going to jail after having pleaded guilty to stealing almost $ 130,000 from two churches.

Judge Rules Casino Waitresses Can Be Fired For Gaining Weight

In late July, Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson ruled that waitresses at a New Jersey casino can be fired for putting on weight, potentially setting a dangerous precedent for other workplace discrimination cases, experts said.

The 22 women behind the suit, known as the “Borgata Babes” targeted a policy at the Borgata casino that barred them from gaining more than 7 percent of their original body weight

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Crazy Gambling Stories From The Month Of April

The gambling world can sometimes produce really off-the-wall stories. Here’s a look at some of the most colorful from the month of April. Also take a look back at what weird stuff happened in March, February, January, December and November.

20 Armed Robbers Attack South African Casino

About 20 armed robbers Sunday attacked a famous casino in South Africa, but the attempt failed following a shootout with police that left three people wounded, a media report said.

In the morning shootout at the Emperors Palace casino in Johannesburg, the robbers opened fire at police, Xinhua cited the South African Broadcasting Company (SABC) as saying.

Father Says Online Poker’s ‘Black Friday’ Killed His Son

Matthew Anthony Roth, 26, of Fairbanks, Alaska, killed himself [Tuesday]. Las Vegas police said he shot himself in the head as he sat in a car at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Wild Wild West Gambling Hall and Hotel at 3330 Tropicana Ave. The hotel is just west of the Strip casinos where Matt spent his final days playing poker, his passion.

An Ex-Wife Threatens Steve Wynn’s Casino Empire

Elaine Wynn has asked a federal court for permission to sell the Wynn Resorts (WYNN) shares she was awarded in the couple’s 2009 divorce. A sale of even half of her 9.6 percent stake could trigger a series of events that would threaten her ex-husband’s sway over the $ 13 billion gaming company, his lavish, company-financed lifestyle—and possibly his personal fortune. “She’s the swing shareholder,” says William Thompson, a professor emeritus at the University of Nevada, who studies the gambling industry. “This could be the final damper on the guy.”

San Jose Casino Regulator Hid Investments with False Filings

Newly-filed documents obtained by San Jose Inside show that San Jose’s top casino watchdog repeatedly filed false statements over the course of a decade while under penalty of perjury.

The revised documents bolster accusations by Casino M8trix co-owner Eric Swallow, who claimed in a lawsuit against the city that San Jose Police Department gambling czar Richard Teng had “sustained and substantial conflicts of interest through his lucrative private consulting business, the details of which he has hidden from public scrutiny, in violation of the city of San Jose’s Code of Ethics and the public trust.”

State Says 3,544 Lottery Winners Getting Welfare, Living With Someone Who Does

Michigan’s Department of Human Services said Monday it found 3,544 lottery winners on the state’s welfare rolls or living with someone receiving public assistance in 2012.

A new law requires DHS to cross-check the Michigan Lottery’s list of winners of $ 1,000 or more with public assistance recipients.

Powerball Winner Takes Lump Sum, Promises To Pay Rent For His Neighborhood

Pedro Quezada, who just recently won the $ 338 million Powerball jackpot, has decided to take the lump sum of $ 221 million ($ 152 million after taxes) and, according to the New York Daily News, has pledged to pay the rent of everyone in his neighborhood for a month or two.

Quezada will also reportedly appear in court Monday for $ 29,000 worth of unpaid child support, which he can now easily cover. He’s the father of five children, ages five to 23.

Poker Dealer Fighting $ 75K Fine After He Admitted To Stealing $ 200 At Casino

After stealing $ 200 worth of chips and putting them in his tip box, 27-year-old Matthew Eisenberg, a former employee of The Rivers Casino, was caught and charged. He pleaded guilty, but under a Pennsylvania statute designed to protect the casino industry and the state, Eisenberg was hit with the minimum $ 75,000 fine. The maximum for such a crime is $ 150,000.

Brothers Accused Of Stealing $ 5M Scratch-Off Ticket

The Post-Standard reported that two brothers who allegedly attempted to claim $ 5 million from a stolen scratch-off ticket will elect to have a judge rule on their case rather than a jury.

“I feel much better having it in the hands of someone who is trained legally, who knows the law and knows how to apply the law,” the defense attorney for one of the men told The Post-Standard. “Everything is going to be based upon the facts and not on emotion. Juries tend to work on emotion, and everybody on a jury in this case would have a predisposition.”

Gambler Sues Casino For Falling Out Of Chair

A Pennsylvania man is pursuing legal recourse against Parx Casino in Bensalem for allegedly providing a faulty chair at a slot machine that caused him to fall out of it and injury himself, PhillyBlurbs.com reported.

Davis alleged “several and debilitating personal injuries on or about the entire head, neck, back, shoulders, arms, legs, torso and extremities” from the fall.

Obama’s Pick For French Ambassador Out After Ties To Illegal Poker Games

According to The New York Post, the billionaire businessman who President Obama was looking to select as the next ambassador to France decided to decline the appointment after he was linked to a high-stakes underground poker ring in New York City, one that was busted earlier this month by the Justice Department.

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