Scandals

Poker Fight Breaks Out In Casino After $40,000 Pot
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Poker Fight Breaks Out In Casino After $40,000 Pot

May 14th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Just over a week ago boxing fans paid thousands of dollars to watch Floyd Mayweather hug Manny Pacquiao for 36 minutes; however, if they had waited and traveled to New Orleans, they could have seen more action for free. Earlier...
Betclic Players Targeted by Belgian Gaming Commission
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Betclic Players Targeted by Belgian Gaming Commission

May 11th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Online gambling operator Betclic is being accused by the Belgian Public Prosecution Office of running an illegal iPoker and gambling network, with the country’s gaming commission also seizing player account balances and...
Mehmet Hassan’s Killers Sentenced to 88 Years 
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Mehmet Hassan’s Killers Sentenced to 88 Years 

April 30th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The three people convicted of murdering a British poker pro in what’s been described as a “honey trap” operation have been sentenced to more than 80 years in prison. Despite taking almost a year to bring the...
Paul Phua Lawyers Want Case Dismissed
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Paul Phua Lawyers Want Case Dismissed

April 29th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Paul Phua has been winning some notable legal victories as of late, making the case against him for allegedly running an illegal sports betting operation out of a Caesars Palace villa last summer look shakier than ever. And with...
Bryan Micon Charged for Operating Bitcoin Poker Site by Nevada AG
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Bryan Micon Charged for Operating Bitcoin Poker Site by Nevada AG

April 28th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Bryan Micon, the former chairman of the Seals with Clubs (SwC) Bitcoin poker network, has been formally charged by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office on one count of operating an unlicensed online poker site. The charge...
FBI Evidence Thrown Out in Phua Case
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FBI Evidence Thrown Out in Phua Case

April 20th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Paul Phua, the high stakes poker player currently standing trial for allegedly masterminding a multi-million dollar World Cup betting ring from inside Caesars Palace, has received a huge lifeline in his bid to leave court a free...
Lock Poker Ceases Operations as Players Lose Millions 
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Lock Poker Ceases Operations as Players Lose Millions 

April 20th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Lock Poker has apparently thrown away its key, taking its software offline three days after the network disconnected and leaving millions of dollars in player account balances hanging in a perpetual state of unsettlement....
China’s APPT Nanjing Millions Ends as Police Raid PokerStars Land-Based Tournament Site
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China’s APPT Nanjing Millions Ends as Police Raid PokerStars Land-Based Tournament Site

April 17th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The PokerStars-sponsored APPT Nanjing Millions event has been summarily shut down by Chinese police on Friday, four days into the main event. Reports on the ground are thin, due to Chinese restrictions on live media and blogging...
Three Found Guilty in Mehmet Hassan Murder Case
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Three Found Guilty in Mehmet Hassan Murder Case

April 15th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
When Mehmet Hassan, a London-based poker player and professional gambler, was found dead in his home last March, friends immediately believed that he may have been the victim of a planned robbery. Now, just over a year later,...
AMF Investigation into Amaya Continues, Computers and Documents Confiscated
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AMF Investigation into Amaya Continues, Computers and Documents Confiscated

April 9th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Amaya Inc. and its employees are still being investigated by the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF), the financial regulatory body in Quebec, for supposed misconduct ahead of the $4.9 billion takeover of PokerStars and the...