Latest Illegal gambling News

7 arrests connected to gambling 'slaphouses' in California

May. 25, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Seven people were arrested on suspicion of running illegal gambling dens at Southern California homes after a years-long investigation uncovered crimes including drug trafficking, bribery and a shooting, authorities said Wednesday. The so-called slaphouses...

US gambling group seeks crackdown on illegal betting sites

Apr. 15, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. gambling industry's national trade association is asking the federal government to crack down on illegal betting sites, saying consumers need to be protected. The American Gaming Association said Thursday it sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General...

Masked gunmen rob gamblers at gated Southern California home

Apr. 12, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Masked gunman burst into a an illegal gambling operation at a gated Southern California home, stealing cash, jewelry and phones before fleeing, police said. Authorities are searching for suspects in the brazen robbery late Sunday in Riverside, said Officer...

Ex-Indiana lawmaker admits to taking illegal campaign money

Apr. 11, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana state senator pleaded guilty Monday to receiving about $40,000 in illegal contributions from a casino company for his unsuccessful 2016 congressional campaign. Former Republican Sen. Brent Waltz's guilty plea came about one week before he was...

Ex-minor leaguer ran major league sports betting operation

Mar. 31, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former minor league pitcher ran a major league illegal sports betting operation in California that used other former pro athletes to take bets and took wagers from players still in the game, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Wayne Nix, who threw for Oakland...

Head of Chicago-area gambling ring gets 18-month sentence

Mar. 09, 2022 16:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A northern Illinois man who pleaded guilty to running a sports betting operation that involved a mayor pardoned by former President Donald Trump was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall in Chicago sentenced Vincent...

Police seize cash, 82 gambling machines in Lansing

Mar. 09, 2022 14:45 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police raids have led to more than $91,500 in cash and 82 gambling machines being removed from two illegal storefront casinos in Lansing. The raids followed an investigation by Michigan's Gaming Control Board, the state Attorney General’s office and Lansing...