Our story on that is below. That individual, identified by initials N.roulette mouvement du grimpeur ARSEN ROULETTE LOST RECORDINGS A bookie in New York claims that Thomas Vanek had more than $10 million in gambling debts, a claim that Vanek's agent called a fantasy and a "complete fabrication." A New York man pleaded guilty on Friday to illegal gambling, extortion and money laundering conspiracies that. The text exchange between Vanek and Ruff, now public in unsealed court records from a local gambling investigation, provides some insight. An upstate New York man who pleaded guilty to charges related to running an illicit gambling ring admitted to extorting Wild winger Thomas Vanek, in an attempt to recoup some of the more than $10 million he says Vanek owed. "He wasn't very good," [the bookie's attorney] said of.