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Poker Player on Tilt calls Police at Colorado Poker Tournament but Gets Handcuffed Instead

Tags: Colorado, Golden Gates Casino, police, tilt, William Givens
Posted on 22 August 2019 by "T".

This story is about law enforcement called to come to a poker tournament due to a complaint lodged by a poker player, but things turned awry instead for the one who called the cops.

The story was narrated by a poker player named William Givens, who won a bracelet in the 2014 WSOP $1,000 NLHE event for $306,634, his best live cash in his career by far. He was at the Golden Gates Casino in Blackhawk, Colorado on Monday, August 19, when he witnessed this somewhat normal scenario that ended up pretty strange yet funny.

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Nine Arrested after Police Raid Two Houston Poker Clubs

Tags: Houston, poker club, police, Post Oak Poker Club, Prime Social Poker Club, raid
Posted on 13 May 2019 by "T".

Local police raided a pair of Houston poker clubs, arresting their owners and operators last Wednesday, May 1, after a two-year investigation confirmed they were money laundering and engaging in organized crime.

A total of nine people were arrested on Wednesday afternoon as local law enforcement raided two poker rooms located in Houston during a money laundering investigation.

The two poker clubs were: the Prime Social Poker Club at 7801 Westheimer Road and the Post Oak Poker Club at 1001 West Loop South.

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France's Most Famous Casino Raided By Police

Tags: money laundering, police, raided, The Aviation Club de France
Posted on 18 September 2014 by "T".

On Tuesday morning, police raided The Aviation Club de France (ACF), a more than 100-year old casino on one of Paris's finest addresses, and brought 12 persons into custody after allegations of breaches of employment law and money laundering.

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Illegal Gambling Devices Seized... At Hot Dog Shop!

Tags: Hellertown, hot dogs, illegal video poker devices, Pennsylvania, police
Posted on 11 September 2014 by "T".

According to The Morning Call, authorities recently seized several illegal video gambling devices at a hot dog shop in Hellertown, Pennsylvania. Hellertown Police Department and member of the state police compliance and gambling enforcement unit raided Mike's Kids's Doggie Shop, were the gambling devices were found, in the 500 block of Main Street on August 26, 2014.

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Poker Game Turned Violent

Tags: fight, home game, poker, police
Posted on 21 March 2014 by "T".

A Florida Keys man was arrested and a second man was taken to the hospital following a poker game that turned ugly on Thursday morning in Marathon, Florida Keys. Deputies were called to the scene about 2 a.m. and met up with the victim's brother outside the house, where the poker game was taking place.

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Man arrested in connection with Borgata chip scandal

Tags: 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open, borgata chip scandal, Christian Lusardi, police
Posted on 27 January 2014 by "T".

First things first (for those who don't know the story already). On January 18th the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement cancelled the opening event ($2 million guarantee prizeopool) of the 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open after concluding that someone had used a significant number of counterfeit chips in the tournament. On Friday, AP (Associated Press) reported that Christian Lusardi, 42, was arrested in Atlantic City in connection with the Borgata chip cheating scandal.

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Poker Pro Escapes Robbery - Twice in 1 Day!

Tags: atlantic city, attempted robbery, Eric Riley, police
Posted on 02 December 2013 by "T".

Poker professional Eric Riley, 32, got a ride to the JetBlue terminal last Wednesday from a new-found friend named Junior, who he had met a few days earlier at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.

Once they arrived at Terminal 5, Riley got out of the car to collect his bag, which contained $100,000 in cash after a big win in Atlantic City, in the trunk. Unfortunately the greed got the best of his so-called friend who took off from the terminal with the trunk still open just as he was about to grab his bag.

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Japanse Poker Pro Arrested Over Android-Malware Scam

Tags: android, arrested, charged, court, japan, malware, Masaaki Kagawa, police, scam, Symantec Corporation
Posted on 26 July 2013 by "T".

50-year-old poker pro Masaaki Kagawa of Tokyo, president of an IT company named Koei Planning and poker pro with over $1.5 million in tournament winnings, has been arrested and charged with running Android malware ring together with another 8 individuals.

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Illegal Casino Busted in Russia

Tags: busted, illegal casino, moscow, poker, police, raid, russia, slot machines
Posted on 23 April 2013 by "T".

Moscow police have shut down an illegal casino that was being operated on the premises of a former sugar refinery in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said in an statement on Monday. The owners of the casino were making approximately 10 million rubles (around $300,000) a day, police said.

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Illegal Shot House Busted - Poker Machine Confiscated

Tags: busted, illegal, poker machine, police, shot house, usa
Posted on 02 April 2013 by "T".

On Monday, some U.S. newspapers reported that police received a loud music complaint at a west Greenville residence early Sunday morning. A police patrol arrived at 1102 Jones Street at about 6:50 a.m. and found nearly 20 people in front of the house cleaning up Solo cups. Inside the house they found a video poker machine in one bedroom, nearly $270 in cash, and further evidence that the house was an illegal liquor establishment (shot house).

Cynthia Powell, 48, (the owner of the house) was arrested and charged with operating a video poker machine, possession of alcoholic beverages without a permit, selling alcohol without a permit, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.



Home Poker Game Turned Violent

Tags: guns, home poker game, military, poker home game, police, violent
Posted on 22 February 2013 by "T".

On Monday, Walb News reported about a poker game between friends that ended pretty bad. It happened early Saturday morning on Boby Drive in Columbus.

"They had a dispute within the poker game and the gentleman got mad. All I remember is my wife waking up at 3 a.m. and hearing two different kinds of gunshots.  I ran over to the door to see and I watched the party scatter," said neighbour Christopher Rodriguez.

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Young Children Left In Car While Dad Played Poker

Tags: 911, Andrew Dean Rasdall, arrest, Oklahoma City, police, video poker
Posted on 05 February 2013 by "T".

Someone called 911 at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 3, to report that three children were locked inside a van behind a business on the west side of Oklahoma City. Police arrived at the scene 45 minutes later and found a 1-year-old boy, a 3-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy asleep inside the van.Read more » Young Children Left In Car While Dad Played Poker


Two Men Accused Of Robbing Women Of Her Video Poker Cash

Tags: poker, police, portland, robbery, video poker
Posted on 17 January 2013 by "T".

Two men are each being held on $500,000 bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center because they are being accused of robbing a women in Portland of her approximately $1,000 video poker winnings. The victim told police that she had been at a bar with Nickolas D. Fisher, 22, and Joshua Dean Lauritsen, 25, on the night of January 6. Later that night, she was getting a lift in Lauritsen's car. Lauritsen turned down a side street and stopped while Fisher drove up behind them...

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98-year-old woman to face charges for organizing illegal poker games

Tags: cyprus, illegal poker, illegal poker games, old women, police, raid
Posted on 02 March 2012 by "T".

The Cypriot police raided a house in Limassol in 2009 after they had received complaints that the house had turned into a gambling club. The police entered the house and found a group of female pensioners playing cards. The police recovered around €100 in stake money and confiscated playing cards and poker chips.

Two of the women have since the raid passed away and two are in nursing home. The organizer of the private home game, a 98-year-old Cypriot woman, can now get up to a 6-month jail term or a €750 fine since gambling for money, even in a private home game, is illegal in Cyprus.

Yioula Diakantoni, the daughter of the 98-year-old told the Associated Press, "They were playing with only very small sums of money, just to make it interesting. My mother has never done anyone harm and we hope she continues playing because it keeps her mind sharp."



Jonathan Duhamel On The Home Invasion

Tags: 2010 wsop winner, jonathan duhamel, police, robbed, thieves
Posted on 23 December 2011 by "T".

On Wednesday morning two unknown persons broke into Jonathan Duhamel's (the 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion) house in Boucherville, Quebec, Canda and attacked him. Police arrived at the scene shortly after and Duhamel went to the hospital for treatment of the wounds he got from the attack.

Below you can read Jonathan Duhamel's full statement and find out what happened exactly and what the thieves got away with. 

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Thieves Broke Into 2010 WSOP Champ's Residence

Tags: canada, Jonathan Duhamel, police, thieves
Posted on 22 December 2011 by "T".

Jonathan Duhamel, the 2010 WSOP main event winner, had an unwelcome visit on Wednesday when thieves broke into his house Boucherville, Quebec, Canda. According to a poker news site, two unknown persons entered his home at 9:15am on Wednesday and attacked him. However, the news site can't confirm whether or not the thieves got away with something.

The Winnipeg Free Press reports that Duhamel was treated for wounds at the hospital, but released shortly after. It remains unclear who the 2 thieves are and why they targeted Duhamel's residence. No arrests have been made so far, and Duhamel has still not spoken to the media about the incident.

We will keep you updated as the investigation develops.



EPT Prague winner arrested by the police

Tags: arrested, ept london, ept prague, martin finger, police
Posted on 18 December 2011 by "T".

Recently Martin Finger, 21, from Germany won the EPT Prague main event and received a huge prize of 720k euro. Finger became the third German poker player ever to win an EPT main event and received lots of positive feedback in the media.

However, it didn't take long before his big win became overshadowed by other headlines. During EPT London, according to a poker news site, Finger went out to party after the tournament, got drunk and behaved aggressively. After Finger left the exclusive club Kensington Roof Garden in central London, he broke into a restaurant to get himself some food. But the heavy night came to an end quickly as the British police arrived at the scene and arrested him. It remains unclear what charges Martin Finger will face. If he gets away with paying some fines, the EPT Prague winnings might come in handy.



Poker pro arrested with 25 pounds of marijuana

Tags: al krux, arrested, drugs, marijuana, police
Posted on 02 November 2011 by "T".

The American poker player Al Krux was recently arrested due to drug possession after the police found 25 pounds of marijuana in his car. Also his son Adam was arrested with almost 15 pounds of marijuana, and at his home the police also found 90 marijuana plants. The police decided to take a closer look at Al Krux and his son after that neighbors had contacted them regarding "suspicious activity" going on in Krux's house. In total, Krux and his son had drugs with a street value of about 140-150k euro. But instead of enjoying that money they can now expect to spend many years in prison.

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2010 WSOP runner-up risk to spend time behind bars

Tags: 2010 wosp, drunk driving, John Racener, police
Posted on 13 December 2010 by "T".

A month ago John Racener, 24, was awarded with $5.55 million dollars for his second-place finish in the the world's biggest and most important live tournament, the WSOP Main Event. Now, he's risking to spend a year behind bars. On Saturday night, John Racener was arrested for drunk driving in his hometown Tampa in Florida. He was released the following day, after paying the bail of $1,000, but is still suspected of drinking and driving and also for refusing to leave a blood test to the police.

Not the first time
This is not the first time John Racener has been caught driving under the influence of alcohol. Racener was convicted for the first time back in 2005 and a second time in 2007. He was also convicted for assault last year.



Another man arrested for the EPT Berlin robbery

Tags: arrested, ept berlin, germany, police, robbery
Posted on 31 May 2010 by "T".

German police has just announced that another suspect for the robbery at EPT Berlin has been arrested. 6 people have now been arrested for being involved in the robbery at EPT Berlin, but still the police has only found about €4000 of €250,000. In other words, a lot of money is still missing and it also seems like it will remain that way.

INFO:The robbery at EPT Berlin took place in march this year and the news hit the headlines on all poker related newspapers around the globe. Everything was caught on tape and it didn't take a long time before the police could arrest some of the people who had been involved. At first, it was said that the robbers got away with more than €800,000. Later on however, the amount was said to be around €250,000



Raid against poker club

Tags: krukan, police, raid, razzia, stockholm, sweden
Posted on 24 May 2010 by "T".

The poker club Krukan in Stockholm is the biggest poker club in Sweden since it opened last year. Krukan is known to be a serious club where no shady business whatsoever is going on. However, sometimes that's not even enough. Last Friday the police (by order of the lottery inspection and office of the public prosecutor) paid them a visit. Around 80-100 players were at that time in the club, playing tournaments and cash games. The police stopped all games at once, took everyones personal details and confiscated all chips/tokens.

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Naked couple shocked the police

Tags: police, Portsmouth, strip poker
Posted on 20 May 2010 by "T".

The police in Portsmouth (USA) must have been quite surprised when they received a phone call at 3 in the morning from someone who claimed to have seen a naked lady running around the block. The police had to investigate the whole thing and therefore they decided to send a patrol to check. The police patrol must have been shocked when they saw 2 naked persons hiding behind a fence. 

When the police confronted them, they informed the police that they had been playing strip poker with some friends. Unfortunately (for them) they had lost and the penalty was to run naked around the block. The police gave them a lift back to the house where the strip poker game took place. They decided to only give them a warning this time instead of file a report.



EPT Berlin robbery: All suspects in custody

Tags: ept berlin, germany, poker, police, robbers, robbery
Posted on 23 March 2010 by "T".

During last weekend the German police arrested the 2 last remaining suspects for the EPT Berlin robbery, Mustafa Ucarkus and Jihad Chetwie. 20-year-old Mustafa Ucarkus was arrested at Tegel airport after his lawyer gave authorities a tip on where he was.

Jihad Chetwie, the final suspect in the March 7th heist at EPT Berlin, turned himself in at Tegel airport after flying in from Beirut, Lebanon. It seems like he was afraid of getting caught in Lebanon and therefore decided to return to Germany and most probably German prison.

There are very few details regarding the money from the robbery. But its probably just a matter of weeks before we get to know the full story behind the EPT Berlin robbery.



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.



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.

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