San Francisco, CA: Trio busted for marking cards while playing Blackjack at a casino, netting them $24,000. (source)

Nashville, TN: Man shot in attempted robbery of a house poker game. (source)

North Wales: Man robbed of entire house, including game collection; asks BGG community to be on the lookout for fenced games. In the end, nearly all the house contents are recovered (including all the games), apparently having been stolen by a (now ex-)friend. (source)

Winnipeg, ON: Man previously convicted of “Internet luring” back in court after knowingly making sexual comments to a 15 year old in an online Scrabble forum. (source)

Hong Kong, China: Mahjong partner arrested after 88 year-old woman found dead with her jewelry missing. (source)