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.

Malta facing Macolin Convention ratification pressure

The government of Malta may reportedly soon give in to external pressure and ratify the Council of Europe’s anti-match-fixing Macolin Convention initiative despite a long-standing disagreement regarding what sh...

Netherlands to launch new fast-track reporting system to combat match-fixing

In the Netherlands and a prominent government minister has reportedly announced that his nation intends to premiere a fast-track reporting system so as to help combat suspected instances of match-fixing. Acc...

In Touch Games Limited penalized by the Gambling Commission

In the United Kingdom and online casino operator In Touch Games Limited has been officially sanctioned by the Gambling Commission regulator for shortcomings in its social responsibility, anti-money laundering a...

Crown Resorts Limited keen to begin offering ‘cashless’ play in Australia

In Australia and casino operator Crown Resorts Limited reportedly soon intends to begin offering ‘cashless’ play at its trio of domestic properties while ceasing the use of foreign junket firms. According to...

LeoVegas AB hit with Spelinspektionen due diligence penalty

In Sweden and prominent iGaming operator LeoVegas AB has reportedly been ordered to pay a fine of approximately $238,100 for allegedly breaching customer due diligence protocols associated with the nation’s ant...

Swedish iGaming operators being frozen out of financial transactions

The trade association for iGaming operators in Sweden, the Branscheforenigen For Onlinespel (BOS), has reportedly written to the nation’s financial authority to ask why local banks have suddenly started withdra...

Sands China Limited denying any involvement with Asian iGaming domain

In Macau and local casino operator Sands China Limited has reportedly been forced to issue a statement distancing itself from any connection to an Asian iGaming domain being marketed using the trademarked name ...

Australian iGaming regulator continuing to fight against unlicensed domains

In Australia and the nation’s media and communications watchdog is reportedly struggling to shut down access to iGaming sites that may be attempting to offer their services to local punters without a license. ...