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.

PAGCOR Blocks Nearly 75% of Detected Illegal Online Gambling Sites, Pushes for Online Gaming Regulation

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has made significant strides in its ongoing campaign against illegal online gaming, successfully blocking 5,793 of the 7,747 sites detected, which accoun...

Former Indiana State Rep Sean Eberhart Sentenced in Casino Bribery Scandal

Former Indiana State Representative Sean Eberhart has been sentenced to one year in federal prison following his conviction in a corruption scandal involving Spectacle Entertainment. The sentencing marks a sign...

Philippines Court Freezes Assets of Suspended Mayor Alice Guo Linked to Illegal POGO Activities

The Philippines’ Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has secured a freeze order from the Court of Appeals (CA) on the assets of suspended Mayor Alice Guo and other individuals allegedly linked to the illegal a...

Philadelphia Casino Fined $100,000 for Accepting Proxy Sports Bets

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has imposed a significant fine on a Philadelphia casino for accepting sportsbook wagers from a patron who was not physically present at the property. Stadium Casino RE, ...

Small House BV Prohibited from Offering Unlicensed Games in Sweden

The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has officially prohibited Small House BV from operating within the country due to the company’s lack of the necessary licensing. This decision is part of Spelinsp...

Chinese Police Intensify Crackdown on Euro 2024 Illegal Gambling Rings

As football enthusiasts around the globe immerse themselves in the UEFA European Championship (Euro 2024), Chinese authorities have been actively disrupting a surge of illegal online gambling activities associa...

Police Crackdown on US$134 Million Illegal Bookmaking Syndicate in Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau

In a significant breakthrough, police forces from Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau have successfully dismantled an illegal bookmaking syndicate, leading to the arrest of 93 suspects. The Macau Judiciary Police r...

Philippines DOJ Accepts Human Trafficking Complaint Against Suspended Bamban Mayor Alice Guo

Authorities in the Philippines have lodged a qualified human trafficking complaint against suspended Bamban, Tarlac "POGO Mayor" Alice Guo at the Department of Justice (DOJ). The complaint, filed on Friday by t...

ACMA Intensifies Crackdown on Illegal Offshore Gambling, Targets New Websites for Blocking in Australia

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has escalated its efforts to combat illegal online gambling by requesting that internet service providers (ISPs) block additional offshore gambling websi...