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.

The Star Entertainment Group Limited suspends customer rebate program

In Australia and casino operator The Star Entertainment Group Limited has reportedly suspended a customer rebate program amid concerns that the scheme could potentially breach local rules to prevent money laund...

Federal court convicts former Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe leader of bribery

In the eastern American state of Massachusetts and the former leader of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has reportedly been convicted in federal court on extortion and bribery charges linked to his group’s plan to ...

Australian watchdog taking trio of iGaming entities to federal court

LAs part of its long-running crackdown on unlicensed iGaming operators and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that it has commenced civil actions in federal court against a t...

Las Vegas Sands Corporation invests in US Integrity Incorporated

American technology and data-driven analytics firm US Integrity Incorporated has announced its receipt of a strategic investment of an unspecified amount of cash from prominent land-based casino operator Las Ve...

American Gaming Association urges federal government to act on illegal gambling

In the United States and the American Gaming Association trade group has implored the federal government to initiate a coordinated crackdown against unregulated ‘skill game’ machines and illegal online casino a...

Sand Vegas Casino Club falls foul of Texas and Alabama securities regulators

Securities regulators in the southern American states of Alabama and Texas have reportedly ordered the blockchain-based cryptocurrency project at Sand Vegas Casino Club to cease selling non-fungible tokens. ...

Crown Resorts Limited potentially on the hook for Victoria fines

In Australia and the new gambling regulator for the southern state of Victoria has reportedly launched disciplinary proceedings against Crown Resorts Limited that could result in the casino operator being hit w...

Matt Bekier resigns as boss of The Star Entertainment Group Limited

In Australia and the boss for The Star Entertainment Group Limited has reportedly announced his resignation at the same time as another senior executive officially confirmed to an ongoing public inquiry that th...

Australian regulator continuing its crackdown on unlicensed iGaming domains

In Australia and the nation’s media and communications watchdog is continuing its campaign against unlicensed iGaming domains by announcing that it has blocked access to six more potentially shady sites. The...

Third Australian state finds Crown Resorts Limited unfit to run a casino

The Western Australia royal commission looking into Crown Resorts Limited has reportedly found the casino operator unfit to hold a local gambling license due to the possibility that it may have been complicit i...