Members of Russian organized crime ran high-stakes poker games attended by professional athletes, Hollywood celebrities and Wall Street titans, federal authorities in New York said.
The woman, whose name was not disclosed, won the amount early Sunday as part of the “Three Card Poker 6 Card” bonus jackpot while playing at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City.
Lord knows there are a thousand reasons to dislike Alex Rodriguez, but gambling isn’t one of them. What gets to me is A-Rod’s half-hearted mea culpa over steroids.
A-Rod, under MLB’s microscope for his alleged involvement in underground poker games, was spotted gambling last week at a high-stakes casino gaming room in the Poconos, reports the New York Post.
Alex Rodriguez is not Pablo Escobar because he plays a little poker on the side. No doubt I feast on malfeasance for a living, but a man playing a game that’s illegal only because it didn’t occur in a casino is hardly a crime wave.
Richard Rubenstein, A-Rod’s publicist, said in a statement Thursday morning that a Star Magazine report, which claims several people saw A-Rod playing in games hosted at Hollywood hotels and residences, contains “numerous factual inaccuracies.”
NEW YORK (AP) — A spokesman for Yankees star Alex Rodriguez says the slugger never played in the illegal celebrity poker games that ensnared such stars as Tobey Maguire. Star Magazine reported Friday several people […]
The suspects were taken into custody Thursday morning. They’re accused of running illegal card games on Staten Island.
52-Card Pickup just took on a new meaning in the Mets’ clubhouse. New manager Terry Collins unveiled his rules to the team on Monday, and according to the NY Post, a crackdown on pre-game card playing is in order.