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.

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane casino opening delayed until the second half of 2023

In Australia and The Star Entertainment Group Limited has reportedly announced that the opening of its casino within the $2.8 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development has been delayed again owing to construct...

German regulator calls for voluntary unlicensed iGaming operator block

In Germany and the new Gemeinsamen Glucksspielbehorde der Lander (GGL) gaming regulator has announced that it wants all of the nation’s Internet service providers to begin voluntarily blocking access to unlicen...

ACMA heralds the upcoming launch of its BetStop self-exclusion register

In Australia and the nation’s media and communications watchdog has announced the imminent launch of a nationwide self-exclusion register for online gambling due to be branded under the BetStop moniker. The ...

IBIA chronicles second-quarter suspicious sportsbetting alerts

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) anti-corruption organization has announced that it chronicled 88 suspicious betting alerts over the course of the three months to the end of June. Forme...

Gammix Limited issued with a Netherlands ‘cease and desist’ order

The gaming regulator for the Netherlands has announced the issuance of an immediate ‘cease and desist’ order against prolific Malta-licensed online casino operator Gammix Limited. The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA...

Crown Resort Limited facing Victoria fines over responsible gambling deficits

Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Limited is reportedly facing the real prospect of being ordered to pay fines totalling almost $68 million for responsible gambling shortcomings at its flagship Crown Mel...

American Gaming Association commends Congressional letter

In the United States and the American Gaming Association trade group has praised a Congressional letter asking the federal government to start seriously clamping down on illegal offshore iGaming operators. T...

Low online single stake limit warning from the Betting and Gaming Council

The industry organization representing approximately 90% of gaming, sportsbetting, casino and bingo operators in the United Kingdom has reportedly called on the government not to institute low maximum online si...

The Star Entertainment Group Limited license suitability probe wraps up

In Australia and a lawyer assisting the New South Wales government inquiry into The Star Entertainment Group Limited has reportedly recommended that the firm be barred from holding a local casino license until ...