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jun
12

Man Robbed after Hitting Jackpot Twice at Casino

Tags: casino, jackpot, Milwaukee, robbed
Posted on 12 June 2019 by "K".

A man who hit the jackpot twice last week at a Milwaukee casino immediately had his great luck go drastically turn to a bad one as he was robbed a few days later.



A resident of Milwaukee, Christopher Czarnecki, won $12,000 at the slot machines of Potawatomi Hotel and Casino on June 3. He won another $13,000 on June 5 in the same casino.

Czarnecki said regarding his winnings, “I was excited as heck.”

Read more » Man Robbed after Hitting Jackpot Twice at Casino

may
17

Casino Industry in the Philippines predicted to Earn More than Macau and Nevada

Tags: casino, Macau, Philippines
Posted on 17 May 2019 by "K".

Casino Industry in the Philippines predicted to Earn More than Macau and Nevada

The Republic of the Philippines is enjoying the spotlight this time when it comes to being the country with the most growth in terms of casino revenues in just a short period of time.

After analyzing Bloomberry Resorts’ first quarter results, an analyst for Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd named Praveen Choudhary said that the Philippines casino sector is significantly growing faster than “Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore.”Read more » Casino Industry in the Philippines predicted to Earn More than Macau and Nevada

oct
30

Shopkeeper Jailed for Theft after £766,000 meant for Casino Wrongly went into His Account

Tags: casino, jail, shopkeeper
Posted on 30 October 2017 by "K".

A young shopkeeper apparently has been put behind bars after hundreds of thousands of pounds was accidentally paid to his bank account and he chose to say nothing about it.

Sandeep Singh, age 34, was mistakenly credited an amount of £766,098 within a duration of two years when his bank details were confused with those of the Rubicon Casino located in Wolverhampton.

The banking error, by ATM company DC Payments, which went unnoticed for two years, occurred after Singh placed a cash machine in his shop.

Read more » Shopkeeper Jailed for Theft after £766,000 meant for Casino Wrongly went into His Account

jun
23

Third ex-tribal leader member pleads guilty in stealing from casino

Tags: casino, fbi, iowa, stealing
Posted on 23 June 2017 by "K".

A third ex-member of the Winnebago Tribal Council has pleaded guilty to his role in stealing from the tribe’s casino located in Iowa.

According to reports, Charles Aldrich entered the plea on Monday in the US District Court in Omaha.

The indictment shows that the unlawful distribution of funds to these ex-council members came via the issuance of gift cards by the casino and prepaid debit cards that the casino supposedly paid for. The gift cards totaled $87,000, and the debit cards contained an overall sum of $240,500 – all of which were stated in the casino’s records as ‘miscellaneous administrative expenses’.Read more » Third ex-tribal leader member pleads guilty in stealing from casino

may
11

Casino wants couple to return jackpot prize, says itís not theirs

Tags: casino, jackpot, Mississippi
Posted on 11 May 2017 by "K".

Before we go ahead and bash the casino immediately (since most of us instantly assume that when somebody wins at a casino, they will do everything to find an excuse NOT to pay the winner), let’s see what happened last week, which started Monday, May 1.

At the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino located in Biloxi, Mississippi, police were called by the casino management on a situation regarding a couple who took off with over $1,000 in winnings, which they haven’t actually won.

Turns out that the two suspects, Christopher Ray Kinney, age 45, and Gina Renee Kinney, age 48, apparently had not placed any wager into a slot machine, but instead they simply cashed in a stolen ticket. Police speculate that they are husband and wife.

Read more » Casino wants couple to return jackpot prize, says itís not theirs

aug
22

WWII Veteran Robbed Of Casino Winnings

Tags: casino, robbery, WWII veteran
Posted on 22 August 2014 by "T".

According to KSLA NEWS, a 91-year-old World War 2 veteran was robbed of his casino winnings on Thursday morning. Police said that two men followed the old man to a restroom, beat him up and robbed him of his winnings before running away from the scene. They said the victim managed to injure one of the men during the robbery.

After searching downtown, police found the men and were able to link them to the robbery. John Perkins (left), 39, and Gary Smith (right), 60, were arrested and charged with second-degree robbery. They were put behind bars in the Shreveport City Jail. The 91-year-old WWII veteran is now recovering in the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

 

may
6

Ben Affleck Banned From Las Vegas Casino's Blackjack Tables

Tags: banned, ben affleck, blackjack, casino, counting cards, hard rock casino
Posted on 06 May 2014 by "T".

Before filming the new Batman movie, Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner headed to Las Vegas for the weekend. According to numerous reports, the married couple went to Hard Rock Casino on April 29 trying their luck at the blackjack tables.

Read more » Ben Affleck Banned From Las Vegas Casino's Blackjack Tables

aug
7

Las Vegas Casino Closes Its Poker Room

Tags: casino, las vegas, poker room closes, The M Resort
Posted on 07 August 2013 by "T".

Last week, we wrote that Revel Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City would close its poker room in August as it wasn't profitiable enough. Now another casino has closed its poker room. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, The M Resort (a casino off the strip in Las Vegas) has closed its 14-table poker room to make space for a slot machine tournament area. Apparently the poker room didn't do as well as the slot machine tournaments that usually attracted 800 players to the ballroom, which was way too small.

Currently tournaments are held in a ballroom and with the new area, guests will be able to play on our floor with better access to our amenities and easy access to self-parking," a spokeswomen for the casino said.

Although M Resort has closed its poker room, they still plan to host poker events, such as the Hollywood Poker Open, a $500,000 guarantee tournament that attracted 631 players in June ($1,423,062 prize pool) and was won by Spanish poker pro Ana Marquez.

 

may
8

Phil Ivey Sues British Casino

Tags: casino, crockfords, lawsuit, london, phil ivey, Punto Banco, sues
Posted on 08 May 2013 by "T".

American poker pro and high roller Phil Ivey still hasn't received the money he won at Crockfords casino (London) in August last year. Ivey, who has 9 WSOP bracelets to his name, won £7.8 million playing Punto Banco at the casino in question and the casino management assured him that the winnings would be transferred to his bank account before August 28th.

Read more » Phil Ivey Sues British Casino

feb
19

Tony G Wins €1.85 Million Pot?

Tags: casino, Czech Republic, high stakes, Kings Club, party poker, Prague, tony g
Posted on 19 February 2013 by "T".

On Monday, Tony G blogged about an insane cash game at Kings Club in Prague, Czech Republic. According to himself, he lost about €500,000 in a €2k/€4k cash game the first day. The same day as that cash game took place he also played a €10,000 High Roller (rebuy) event, but he decided to skip Day 2 and let his average stack get blinded off.

Read more » Tony G Wins €1.85 Million Pot?

jan
23

High-Roller Sentenced To Jail For Defrauding UK Banks

Tags: Achilleas The Don Kallakis, Alex William, casino, fraud, high-stakes, jail, poker, real estate
Posted on 23 January 2013 by "T".

Last week a Greek businessman and poker player was sentenced to 7 years in jail for defrauding UK banks out of some 750 million British Pounds. Achilleas "The Don" Kallakis, 44, lived a jet-set lifestyle of high-stakes real estate purchases and casino/poker gambling. In total, he invested in 16 real estates for €120,000,0000 from 2003 to 2008 and had a private jet, helicopter and super yacht moored in Monaco. He was well known on the casino circuit, spending large sums on backgammon and poker.

Read more » High-Roller Sentenced To Jail For Defrauding UK Banks

nov
6

Gambling-Addicted Nun Accused of Stealing $128k!

Tags: addiction, casino, gambling, nun, poker, Sister Mary Anne Rapp
Posted on 06 November 2012 by "T".

Sister Mary Anne Rapp, a nun in Orleans County, N.Y. was ordered to court last Monday. Reason? She is being accused of stealing $128,000 from two churches between 2006 and 2010. According to The Buffalo News, the authorities believe the money was spent gambling. According to another news site, Rapp has spent 9 1/2 months receiving in-patient treatment for a gambling addiction and is still in recovery, but she still faces a criminal charge of grand larceny following her thefts from St. Mary and St. Mark congregations.

"This is a difficult time for all of us," Sister Edith Wyss, a minister who knows the defendant, told the Associated Press, "especially those of us who have lived and worked with Sister Mary Anne for her nearly 50 years in our community."

 

oct
9

Won $11.5 Million In August - Still Hasn't Received His Money!

Tags: casino, crockfords, Genting, high stakes, london, phil ivey
Posted on 09 October 2012 by "T".

According to recent reports by several well-known newspapers, the American poker pro Phil Ivey, 35, was at Crockfords's casino in London at the end of August and gambled for huge amounts. Ivey and a female friend (described as a beautiful oriental women) played the card game Punto Banco (a variant of baccarat) for about 7 hour over 2 days. Ivey had a really bad start and lost heavily, but then he managed to eliminate the losses and walked away with a nice profit after the first day.

Read more » Won $11.5 Million In August - Still Hasn't Received His Money!

apr
4

Unibet Poker is launching Fast Poker - Get a €10 Free Bonus

Tags: betting, casino, free bonus, freerolls, leaderboards, poker, poker bonus, unibet
Posted on 04 April 2012 by "A".

unibetOur new partner, Unibet Poker, is launching a new poker product today - Fast Poker! To mark this event, Unibet Poker is offering the fastest players to register a Fast Poker Alias a €10 Free Bonus to start playing!

What is Fast Poker?
Fast Poker is Unibet’s take on the very popular and action filled Rush Poker that was introduced by a former very famous online poker brand. Unibet’s Fast Poker enables players to fold whole cards they don’t want to play and immediately get new ones. The game is faster, the shootouts are much more exciting. Fast Poker takes the normal poker game to warp speed! (See more info on Fast Poker below)


New Unibet Players – get an additional instant €10!
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How to claim the Fast Poker €10 Fast Poker Bonus if you are a new player at Unibet:
-    Create a Unibet Poker account here!
-    Make a deposit (any size) - make sure funds go to your "main wallet".
-    Download the Fast Poker client.
-    Create your Fast Poker Alias.
-    €10 Fast Poker Bonus will be on your account ready for playing!
But act fast, because this offer is only available to the first 4000 Unibet players who create a Fast Poker alias.

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Read more » Unibet Poker is launching Fast Poker - Get a €10 Free Bonus

aug
26

Mega Fortune - largest ever online progressive Jackpot €8,800,000

Tags: betsafe, casino, jackpot, millions
Posted on 26 August 2011 by "M".

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aug
25

Poker player spitted dealer in the face

Tags: Bicycle Casino, casino, Los Angeles, Mesbah Khaffaji, poker player, spitting
Posted on 25 August 2010 by "T".

Mesbah Khaffaji got so angry after losing a hand in poker that he spitted in the dealers face. Now, he's arrested for assault. It all occurred at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles a while ago. Mesbah Khaffaji was eating at the poker table while playing No Limit Texas Holdem against some other people. After losing a hand where lots of money was up for grabs, he got so frustrated and angry that he couldn't control his feelings and spitted out some of his food - straight in the dealers face.

The casino's security guards intervened straight away and handed over Mesbah Khaffaji to the police. He was arrested, suspected on reasonable grounds, for assault but was released shortly after, in the wait for court proceedings, when he paid the bail of $20,000

Read more » Poker player spitted dealer in the face

mar
19

EPT Berlin robbery: Another suspect in custody

Tags: Ahmad el-Awayti, arrested, casino, ept berlin, Jihad Chetwie, Mustafa Ucarkus, police, robber, robbery, Vedat S
Posted on 19 March 2010 by "T".

Earlier this week Vedat S turned himself in to police. His cooperation has been very important for the German police as they now have arrested a second person for the robbery at EPT Berlin. The second arrested man is 20-year-old named Ahmad el-Awayti. Ahmad el-Awayti surrendered himself to the authorities at a subway station in Rosenthaler Square. He went up to the police officers saying "I believe you are looking for me" and was then arrested without any fight.

The police are now looking for the two outstanding suspects, Jihad Chetwie, 19, from Germany and Mustafa Ucarkus, 20, from Turkey. It's probably just a matter of days before the police have arrested all the robbers.

 

mar
18

EPT Berlin robbery: 21-year-old man has been arrested

Tags: 21-year-old, arrested, casino, ept berlin, police, robber, robbery
Posted on 18 March 2010 by "T".

The spectacular robbery at EPT Berlin is about to be solved thanks to that the german police has arrested a 21-year-old man who was involved in the robbery. The arrested man has already admitted that he was involved in the robbery, however, he refuse to help the police with information on the 4 other robbers and where the 242,000 Euro is being hidden. Even though the man refuse to help out with any information, the german police still claim to know exactly who to look for and they say that its just a matter of time before the robbers will get caught.

Read more » EPT Berlin robbery: 21-year-old man has been arrested

feb
24

The new gambling law which upsets the whole Norwegian poker community

Tags: casino, gambling law, moneybookers, neteller, norway, poker, UIGEA
Posted on 24 February 2010 by "T".

A new gambling law which upsets the whole Norwegian poker community has just been passed into law by the government of Norway. The new law will make it illegal for banks in Norway to process transactions to casinos and poker/casino/betting sites outside Norway.

How they will stop people from using Neteller, MoneyBookers and other e-wallets - we will just have to wait and see. The new law will come into effect on 1 June 2010 - the same day as the US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) will come into effect. 

Are you afraid that similar laws will be introduced in your country?

 

oct
15

Luke Schwartz in trouble once again

Tags: ban, banned, casino, Luke FullFlush Schwartz, party poker
Posted on 15 October 2009 by "T".

Luke "FullFlush" Schwartz has been banned 2 times from all casinos in the United Kingdom. First time he got banned was when he refused to take of his hat, second time was recently, then he refused to pay for a sandwich during EPT in London. Even though he has been banned 2 times, he always seems to know the right people to help him sort everything out and abolish the ban. This time, however, he only got his exemption to play in PartyPoker's World Open V.

When Luke arrived at the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair he was stopped by the receptionist who claimed that his banned from the casino. Luke got really angry and yelled at the poor receptionist who didn't have a clue that he had dispense to play in the tournament. After a while Luke got to speak to the casino management and they decided to let him play in the tournament on one condition - that their security team were allowed to keep an eye on him to make sure that he behaved.

 

jul
29

Poker is no longer a sport in Russia

Tags: casino, law, poker, russia, vladimir putin
Posted on 29 July 2009 by "T".

On the 1st of July, 2009, a new law which forced casinos and slot machine halls to close down went into effect. The idea to this new law was brought to life during the time when Vladimir Putin was the president of Russia. Many casinos/slot machine halls already back then started to transform their premises into poker rooms, because poker was classed as a sport, and therefore it was legal to organize cash games and tournaments. But now, live poker is also banned in Russia and over 400,000 people that used to work at casinos, slot halls, and poker rooms, are now without jobs.

Read more » Poker is no longer a sport in Russia

jun
26

Excalibur Casino Getting the live dealers back

Tags: casino, Excalibur Casino, Las Vegas, Live Dealers, PokerTek
Posted on 26 June 2009 by "M".

Earlier this year we reported that a couple of land based casinos were going to try out the new PokerTek tables which are electronic and do not require a live dealer. One of the casinos who have tried this out is the Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas.Read more » Excalibur Casino Getting the live dealers back

nov
4

PartyGaming Signs a New Deal With WagerWorks

Tags: Casino, PartyGaming, WagerWorks
Posted on 04 November 2008 by "T".

PartyGaming have just signed a new deal with the software provider WagerWorks. PartyCasino have a five year slots agreement with WagersWorks which will provide them with popular slots such as Monopoly, Cluedo and Wheel Of Fortune.Read more » PartyGaming Signs a New Deal With WagerWorks


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