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Woman Stole $680K, Blew It on Gambling App With No Payout

Heart of Vegas doesn't pay out real money

(Newser) - You've heard variations of this one before: A person steals money to fuel a gambling addiction. What's unusual in the case of Rachel Naomi Perri is that she blew the hundreds of thousands of dollars she admitted to stealing from her employer on a gambling app that doesn'...

NHL Player's Wife Accuses Him of Throwing Games

Evander Kane is a gambling addict, Anna Kane wrote on social media

(Newser) - The wife of a star NHL player has lodged bombshell accusations against her husband on social media, accusing him of betting on his own games and even throwing them, reports the San Jose Mercury News . Anna Kane made the accusations against Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks in a...

Gambling Nun Who Stole $835K Is 'Very Remorseful'

Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper was suffering from mental illness, lawyers say

(Newser) - Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper, the California nun who embezzled $835,000 from a Catholic elementary school to fund a gambling habit, is "very remorseful," her lawyers say. The 79-year-old agreed to plead guilty this week to federal charges that could send her to a federal prison for up...

The Greediest, Angriest, Most Jealous States in America

WalletHub takes note of our sins and ranks us

(Newser) - The first day of Lent is Wednesday, and for Christians who follow the observance, it's often a time to give up a bad habit for the six weeks that follow. That may be harder for people in some parts of the country, per WalletHub , which has ranked US states...

They Bet on a Trump Win. Now They Want Their Money

Gamblers threaten legal action against betting sites, saying race shouldn't have been called for Biden

(Newser) - President Trump continues to push his claims of election fraud, and last week, he tried to support that narrative with a tweet tied to gambling, per Casino.org . "At 10:00 P.M. on Election Evening, we were at 97% win with the so-called 'bookies,'" he...

After a Humble Start, He Made a Bigger Vegas
'King of Gambling'
Is Dead at 98
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'King of Gambling' Is Dead at 98

Though Macau tycoon Stanley Ho didn't gamble himself

(Newser) - Casino tycoon Stanley Ho, who made the enclave of Macau into a gambling hub even bigger than Las Vegas, has died in Hong Kong at age 98. Considered the father of modern gambling in China, Ho's long and eventful life tracked the ebb and flow of southern China's...

Vegas, Dead? Not if Little Darlings Has a Say

And online bettors try to survive as sports gambling dies off

(Newser) - Want to place a bet on tomorrow's weather in Indianapolis? How about Paris or Toronto? Well, BetOnline.ag is ready to give you odds. With most major US sports leagues shut down, online bettors are getting creative—and, let's face it, desperate—enough to take bets on the...

Vegas Casinos to Close for First Time Since 1963

Nevada governor shuts down gambling for a month

(Newser) - Gambling is grinding to a halt in casino-mecca Las Vegas after the governor of Nevada issued a sweeping statewide order to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Democrat Steve Sisolak ordered a monthlong freeze on gambling, shutting down everything from the famous casino resorts to slot machines found in...

Trump's New Cause du Jour: Pete Rose

President wants disgraced MLB slugger reinstated, let into the baseball Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Fresh off the "hell" that was his impeachment trial , President Trump is apparently taking up the cause of another man he feels was unjustly persecuted: disgraced baseball great Pete Rose, currently barred from the Hall of Fame because of a lifetime ban that's been in place since 1989....

Pete Rose: Baseball Clearly Has 2 Sets of Rules

The baseball giant makes his case for reinstatement to MLB

(Newser) - Houston Astros players go unpunished, and I'm still on the outs? Come on. That's pretty much Pete Rose's argument in a 19-page letter submitted by his lawyers Wednesday to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, ESPN reports. The lawyers call Rose's punishment "vastly disproportionate" to that of...

Angry Gambler Does This
Angry Gambler Does This

Angry Gambler Does This

She had been kicked out of the Cannery casino

(Newser) - Police say a woman who was angered when she was kicked out of a Las Vegas-area casino intentionally drove her motorhome into the building, injuring a custodian, the AP reports. North Las Vegas Police spokesman Eric Leavitt says the 50-year-old woman was ejected from the Cannery casino Friday morning and...

4 Shot Dead in Illegal Gambling House
4 Shot Dead in Illegal
Gambling House

4 Shot Dead in Illegal Gambling House

Gun violence rocks the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn

(Newser) - Four people were killed and three others were wounded in an early Saturday shooting at an illegal gambling club in New York City, police said. The six men and one woman were shot just before 7am inside a building in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, the AP reports. Chief...

Anti-LGBT Pastor Resigns Amid Prostitute Allegations

Donnie Romero, who called Pulse Orlando victims 'scum,' allegedly paid for sex, used drugs

(Newser) - The website for Fort Worth's Stedfast Baptist Church describes it as an "old-fashioned" institution that goes in "hard against sin" and "stands for the old paths and zero compromise preaching." Its notorious founder, however, who railed against the Pulse nightclub victims as "perverts" and...

$1.2M Casino Scam Gets 2 Into Nevada's Famous 'Black Book'

Anthony Grant Granito, James Russell Cooper banned from state casinos after ripping off Bellagio

(Newser) - Thirty-two people appear in Nevada's "black book"—the Gaming Control Board's list of personae non gratae in the state's casinos. Anthony Grant Granito and James Russell Cooper just became Nos. 33 and 34, thanks to their role in scamming the Bellagio out of $1.2...

Company Cuts Gambling, Strippers From Perk List
Company Email: Strippers
Are No Longer Free
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Company Email: Strippers Are No Longer Free

Under Armour adapts to the #MeToo world

(Newser) - Note to Under Armour employees: Your strip-club bills will no longer be reimbursed. That's among the changes at the Baltimore-based sports apparel company amid reports of top execs' chauvinistic behavior—including parties with go-go dancers and strip-club outings with athletes and co-workers, the Wall Street Journal reports. "Our...

Mob Figure 'Skinny Joey' Has 2 Years to Get Buff

Merlino will spend them in prison after pleading guilty to illegal gambling

(Newser) - Reputed Philadelphia mob boss "Skinny Joey" Merlino says he plans to spend the next two years working out. Granted he won't have much else to do in federal prison. Merlino—who previously spent 12 years behind bars for racketeering, conspiracy, and assault (and was twice acquitted of murder)—...

NYPD: Prostitution Ring Eluded Us for Simple Reason

Dirty NYPD cops helped run it, tipped off owner to raids, say prosecutors

(Newser) - The brothels seemed to have an uncanny ability to sidestep trouble in undercover stings, and a slew of arrests in New York City might explain why. Prosecutors say a former vice detective familiar with the department's ways ran the operation, reports the New York Post . But more than that,...

'Gambling Mecca' Is About to Become Richest Place on Earth

Macau is set to surpass Qatar, per a new IMF ranking

(Newser) - A "gambling mecca" is set to oust Qatar as the richest place on Earth, per the International Monetary Fund's newest stats. Bloomberg reports that the IMF's World Economic Outlook database has pegged Macau as the planet's wealthiest place, with its economy on track to reach the...

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Pleads Guilty to ... a Lot

Dwaine Caraway pleaded guilty to two federal charges

(Newser) - Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway accepted more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes, in part through a phony consulting agreement, gambling money, and trips to Las Vegas and elsewhere, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Caraway, the second highest-ranking elected official in Dallas, pleaded guilty to two federal charges in...

Supreme Court Says All States Can Now Allow Sports Betting

A 1992 law had banned states from allowing it

(Newser) - Sports betting—legally—is about to get a lot easier after a Supreme Court decision Monday. Since 1992, a federal law has required states other than Nevada to ban gambling on sports; Nevada was grandfathered in at the time and has since had a monopoly on legal sports betting. But...

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