Scandals

Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva Escapes Felony Charge from Alleged Strip Poker Game
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Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva Escapes Felony Charge from Alleged Strip Poker Game

October 19th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva has had his felony charges linked to an alleged game of strip poker reduced to a misdemeanor. Back in August, Silva was booked into jail after local police learned that he may have been involved in a...
Full Flush Poker Players Scramble, as Site Appears to Shut Down
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Full Flush Poker Players Scramble, as Site Appears to Shut Down

October 4th, 2016 | by Greg Shaun
Has Full Flush Poker closed its virtual doors? Or is it all just a temporary shutdown? These are the questions on many online poker players’ minds this week, when the site became inaccessible to customers. According to...
Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva Claims Innocence in Strip Poker Trial
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Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva Claims Innocence in Strip Poker Trial

August 22nd, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Stockton, California Mayor Anthony Silva has pleaded not guilty to charges of playing strip poker with a group of minors. Back at the start of August Silva was hit with a string of charges relating to an alleged game of strip...
Shane Warne and Joe Hachem See Limo Go Missing Ahead of Aussie Charity Poker Event
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Shane Warne and Joe Hachem See Limo Go Missing Ahead of Aussie Charity Poker Event

May 12th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
Shane Warne and Joe Hachem received a bad beat this week, after their limo was stolen just hours before a charity poker event they were due to attend. The two Aussie celebrities were enjoying a meal at Fisherman’s Pier...
Poker Player Arnaud Mimran Goes on Trial for €300 million Fraud
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Poker Player Arnaud Mimran Goes on Trial for €300 million Fraud

May 7th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
French poker player Arnaud Mirman stood in the dock of a Parisian court this week accused of orchestrating a scheme that defrauded the French government out of a “minimum” €284 million ($323 million) in taxes. He is also...
Amaya Loosely Linked to Panama Papers and British Virgin Islands Company
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Amaya Loosely Linked to Panama Papers and British Virgin Islands Company

April 6th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Amaya is one of numerous online gambling enterprises being potentially linked to suspicious companies based offshore in safe tax havens spread across the Caribbean. The so-called Panama Papers can trace at least one business in...
Amaya CEO David Baazov Takes Voluntary Leave of Absence Amid Insider Trading Allegations
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Amaya CEO David Baazov Takes Voluntary Leave of Absence Amid Insider Trading Allegations

March 29th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Amaya CEO David Baazov is taking an indefinite paid leave of absence from the company he founded in 2004 as a financial investigation into his possible role in an alleged insider trading scheme lingers. “Mr. Baazov is...
Insider Trading Charges Aimed at Amaya CEO David Baazov by Quebec Regulators
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Insider Trading Charges Aimed at Amaya CEO David Baazov by Quebec Regulators

March 23rd, 2016 | by Greg Shaun
Insider trading charges are serious business, and today is probably not the best day ever for Canadian gaming company Amaya’s CEO David Baazov. In the same week that Amaya launched its US PokerStars client in the now legal and...
5Dimes Allegedly Using Amazon Gift Certificates to Launder US iGaming Funds
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5Dimes Allegedly Using Amazon Gift Certificates to Launder US iGaming Funds

March 18th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
5Dimes, a Costa Rican online gambling site and poker room, has been accused of offering unlicensed real money betting options to US residents through an elaborate scheme involving Amazon gift certificates. Although many members...
Detroit Home Game Robbers Sentenced
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Detroit Home Game Robbers Sentenced

March 11th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Two Detroit poker robbers were sentenced this week for their part in an armed robbery on a home game in the area last summer. Toursean Carnail-Lavan Pressley and Jemantae Kayon Perkins, both 23, were part of a gang of five men...