Scandals

Erik Seidel and Others Sue Alleged Super Bowl Ticket Scammer Ali Fazeli
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Erik Seidel and Others Sue Alleged Super Bowl Ticket Scammer Ali Fazeli

April 13th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Poker pros Erik Seidel and John Juanda are suing a fellow player for more than $1 million after falling victims to an alleged Super Bowl ticket scam. Following the indictment of high stakes gambler Seyad Reza Ali Fazeli (aka Ali...
The Best and Worst of Poker in 2017
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The Best and Worst of Poker in 2017

December 27th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
The highs and lows from the universe of poker in 2017 were grandiose enough to land one colorful character a movie deal while giving the rest of us plenty of news to chew on and discuss at the table with friends. Here are some of...
David Baazov Facing More Woes as Kenyan Charity Sues for Embezzlement   
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David Baazov Facing More Woes as Kenyan Charity Sues for Embezzlement  

December 1st, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
Ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov could be in for more legal troubles after an African charity moved to sue his former company for allegedly embezzling aid funds. According to a report by Business Daily Africa, Kenyan charity Lion’s...
Mishandled Evidence Could Earn David Baazov a Reprieve in Amaya Case   
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Mishandled Evidence Could Earn David Baazov a Reprieve in Amaya Case  

November 27th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
David Baazov and his lawyers have criticized the sloppy work carried out by the prosecution team leading the insider trading case against him. Outlined in a recent report by The Globe and Mail, Baazov and his legal team are...
Poker Presenter Leeann Tweeden Accuses Al Franken of Sexual Misconduct
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Poker Presenter Leeann Tweeden Accuses Al Franken of Sexual Misconduct

November 17th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
Senator Al Franken, D-Minn, has been condemned by President Donald Trump following allegations that he forcibly kissed former Poker After Dark presenter Leeann Tweeden. Following a myriad of reports alleging sexual misconduct by...
Judges Rule Against Phil Ivey in Final Round of Edge Sorting Case
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Judges Rule Against Phil Ivey in Final Round of Edge Sorting Case

October 25th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
Phil Ivey has lost his edge sorting case against Crockfords Casino at a recent hearing inside the UK’s Supreme Court. The October 25 ruling by the UK’s highest court marks the end of a case that stretches back to 2012 and two...
Harvey Weinstein Creates Twitter Beef Between Matusow and Selbst
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Harvey Weinstein Creates Twitter Beef Between Matusow and Selbst

October 13th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
Controversial Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has caused a stir in poker world after Mike Matusow decided to comment on his alleged crimes. As more actresses and Hollywood insiders come forward with claims pertaining to the...
PokerStars WCOOP Pays Out Record $90 Million, Tournaments Unaffected by Corporate Turmoil
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PokerStars WCOOP Pays Out Record $90 Million, Tournaments Unaffected by Corporate Turmoil

October 2nd, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
More than 100,000 players from 130 countries competed in PokerStars’ 2017 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), which wrapped up last week. The large turnout resulted in a record $90.6 million in prize money, far...
Molly’s Game Splits Critics With Some Seeing It as a Flop
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Molly’s Game Splits Critics With Some Seeing It as a Flop

September 11th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
The long-awaited Molly’s Game has been shown to critics and movie insiders for the first time and, so far, the verdict is mixed. Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, Aaron Sorkin’s...
Hacker Claims They Were Paid to Disrupt Americas Cardroom in Recent DDoS Attack   
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Hacker Claims They Were Paid to Disrupt Americas Cardroom in Recent DDoS Attack  

September 6th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
Americas Cardroom has been hit by a professional hacker who claims to be employed by a rival site to carry out the DDoS attacks. The online poker site, which is part of the Winning Poker Network (WPN), experienced its latest...