Tag Archives: Department of Justice
- Charges dropped against Calvin Ayre, Bodog and friends
July 14, 2017
US federal prosecutors have dropped all charges filed over five years ago against Calvin Ayre and the Bodog online gambling business. In February 2012, the US Attorney for the District of Maryland indicted Bodog, Calvin Ayre and three other individuals on charges of illegal gambling and money laundering conspiracy. The...
- Democratic senator joins federal online gambling witch hunt
July 12, 2017
The push to roll back legal online gambling in the United States has taken a more bipartisan turn after a Democratic senator urging the Department of Justice to open a can of legal whoop-ass. On Tuesday, The Hill reported that Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) had written a letter to Attorney...
- DOJ busts Russian crime ring that hacked AC, Philly casino slots
June 8, 2017
The US Department of Justice has broken up a Russian-led criminal gang whose crimes included illegal poker games and hacking casino slot machines. Late Wednesday, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced multiple charges against 33 members of a gang with links to a Russian...
- Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom pleads Black Friday felonies down to single misdemeanor
June 6, 2017
Former Absolute Poker co-founder Scott Tom is a step closer to resolving his outstanding criminal charges filed by US prosecutors in the 2011 Black Friday online poker indictments. On May 31, Tom (pictured) reached a deal with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a single misdemeanor charge in connection with...
- Former Legendz Sports CEO Luke King to pay $12.6m fine, no jail
May 14, 2017
The former CEO of online sportsbook Legendz Sports has been spared jail time due to a judge’s belief that illegal sports betting is a victimless crime. On Thursday, a federal judge in Oklahoma sentenced Bartice ‘Luke’ King to five years of probation, of which the first five months will be...
- Will Adelson’s $5m Trump gift unleash DOJ on online gambling?
April 19, 2017
Anti-online gambling advocate Sheldon Adelson cut a $5m check to US President Donald Trump’s inauguration fund, so can a quid pro quo on banning online gambling be far behind? On Tuesday, a Federal Election Commission filing revealed that the Las Vegas Sands casino owner and anti-online gambling curmudgeon had contributed...
Charges dropped against Calvin Ayre, Bodog and friends
July 14, 2017
Philippines can overtake Singapore, but with higher risk
March 21, 2017
Sheldon Adelson loses $622m, likely under the sofa cushions
March 22, 2017
US says North Korea culprit behind Bangladeshi bank heist
March 23, 2017