Tokyo, Japan: Japan’s first jury-awarded death sentence was handed out for grisly murders over a dispute about managing a Mahjong parlor. (source)

Netanya, Israel: Man with a criminal record is shot dead during a dispute over a card game. (source)

NYC, NY: Cocaine & heroin smuggling ring members, who disguised themselves as outdoors Backgammon players, arrested. (source)

Imphal, India: One man shot dead at a dice game. (source)

Trinidad & Tobago: Two men shot dead at a card game. (source)

Albany, GA: Two men shot while they attempted to rob a card game. One managed to run away. (source)