Gambling

  • 7 NYPD Members Arrested in Connection to Queens Gambling, Prostitution Ring

    Seven members of the NYPD, including officers, detectives and sergeants, have been arrested for their involvement in a prostitution and gambling ring in Queens, law enforcement sources said. The cases were investigated by internal affairs after its detectives received a tip in 2015 from an officer reporting prostitution and...
  • Sports betting ruling will lead to rise in gambling addiction, experts warn

    Arnie Wexler, former executive director of the Council for Compulsive Gambling, predicts a severe rise in gambling addiction as a result of the Supreme Court striking down the federal ban on sports betting Monday. “We’ve opened up a real circus here,’’ Wexler, co-author of All Bets Are Off: Losers,...
  • Feds seize millions in gaming revenue from New Mexico tribe

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government has seized a bank account with more than $10 million in gambling revenue from New Mexico’s Pojoaque Pueblo. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that it’s part of a years-long dispute over the share of earnings the state receives from Pojoaque’s...
  • Gambling regulators in 2 states reviewing Wynn allegations

    BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts gambling regulators are holding a special meeting Wednesday to discuss sexual misconduct allegations against casino magnate Steve Wynn, whose company is building a $2.4 billion casino outside Boston. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will receive an update on an investigation Wednesday, a day after Nevada’s Gaming Control...
  • New Hampshire ticket sole winner in $559M Powerball jackpot

    MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) – It’s been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $559.7 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize. Since Reeds Ferry...
  • Powerball jackpot climbs to $550M; Mega Millions to $445M

    ATLANTA – 11:42 p.m. EST Jan. 4: The Mega Millions jackpot has been raised to $445 million ahead of Friday’s drawing. 2:26 a.m. EST Jan. 4:  The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $550 million – or $347.9 million cash – after no tickets matched all six numbers in Wednesday...
  • Las Vegas gunman had lost money before attack, sheriff says

    The man who killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas last month had been depressed after losing a significant amount of money in the past two years and that may have been a “determining factor” in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the...
  • Cam Newton’s brother leads team to one of biggest upsets in college football history

    LAS VEGAS (AP) – Caylin Newton accounted for 330 total offensive yards and three touchdowns to lead 45-point underdog and FCS-member Howard to a stunning 43-40 win Saturday night in the season opener and debut for new Bison coach Mike London. Howard spoiled the start of UNLV’s 50th season...
  • Police secure home of Powerball winner!

    Powerball winner Mavis L. Wanczyk is gonna have some extra manpower guarding her Massachusetts home from any crooks thinking about making a move.  Cops in Mavis’ hometown of Chicopee tell us they’ll be making extra patrol rounds each shift to make sure no funny business goes down on the heels...