Crime

Every industry and profession has its unsavory characters. While much of the world gambling trade is now regulated, there are still plenty of regions in the dark grey and darker zones. As well, whenever extraordinary amounts of money or opportunity are available in any business, a few bad apples will try to take advantage of it. We cover the important breaking crime news here which can include anything from a compromised regulator to small-time crooks looking to profit off some weakness in security.

In a matter of a few short years, we have shown the spotlight on well over 500 incidences of malfeasance running the gamut from insider trading to casino heists, cheating, hacking, money laundering, illegal bookmaking, data breaches, unlicensed operations, tax evasion, conspiracy, racketeering, bribery, and financial fraud.

We don't cover every single sensational crime, because this isn't clickbait - it's just us doing our part as responsible participants in an industry that should always remain transparent and accountable... an industry so self-conscious about its past that violations are often brought to a regulator's attention by the very actors who have made a mistake.

Crown Resorts Limited to carry on in Melbourne despite ‘disgraceful’ verdict

In Australia and the Victorian royal commission looking into the local gambling license suitability of Crown Resorts Limited has reportedly branded the local casino operator’s attitude towards implementing effe...

Crown Resorts Limited shareholders rebel over remuneration revelations

For the second consecutive year and a large number of shareholders in Crown Resorts Limited have reportedly rebelled against the firm currently under investigation by casino regulators for the states of Western...

Sportradar AG warns of rising prevalence of football betting corruption

Sports data intelligence specialist Sportradar AG has reportedly announced that global football continues to be the sport most at risk of corruption with 655 suspicious wagers having been placed since the start...

Philippines puts POGO pair on notice over anti-money laundering compliance

In the Philippines and a pair of firms holding a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) license are reportedly in serious trouble after failing to adequately cooperate with official anti-money laundering co...

China reiterates nationwide cryptocurrency prohibition

The central bank for China has reportedly issued an official statement in order to remind citizens that it remains illegal to conduct transactions using a digital currency or engage in any form of cryptocurrenc...

Gambling Commission regulator fines Lottoland.co.uk operator

In the United Kingdom and the Gambling Commission regulator has ordered online casino operator EU Lotto Limited to pay a fine of £760,000 ($1.04 million) for failings in its anti-money laundering and social res...

Swedish iGaming regulator issues updated anti-money laundering guidance

In Sweden and the Spelinspektionen regulator has announced the release of new guidance that has been designed to help locally-licensed iGaming operators more effective counter money laundering and terrorist fin...

Daub Alderney Limited hit with £5.85 million Gambling Commission fine

In the United Kingdom and the Gambling Commission regulator has ordered online casino operator Daub Alderney Limited to pay a £5.85 million ($8.06 million) fine for breaches of its social responsibility and ant...

Lady Luck Card Room owner agrees California plea deal

The Attorney General for the American state of California, Rob Bonta (pictured), has announced the signing of a settlement agreement regarding allegations that the owner of the now-shuttered Lucky Lady Card Roo...