Scandals

Paul Phua FBI Evidence Necessary for Successful Prosecution
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Paul Phua FBI Evidence Necessary for Successful Prosecution

February 20th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Paul Phua is set to go to trial in Nevada on April 13th for charges of operating an illegal sports betting ring during the 2014 World Cup, but for prosecutors to properly present its case they are asking for evidence collected in...
Amaya Probe by US Authorities Targets Possible Insider Trading
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Amaya Probe by US Authorities Targets Possible Insider Trading

February 12th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Amaya Gaming is being investigated by the US-based Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regarding its rocketing stock price prior to the announcement of its $4.9 billion acquisition of PokerStars and the Rational Group...
Controversy Over PokerTube Divides Poker Community
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Controversy Over PokerTube Divides Poker Community

February 10th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
PokerTube is a pretty straightforward website: it offers videos collected from around the Internet related to poker on one site, from tournament coverage to strategic discussions. It’s certainly a resource that many players...
Bilzerian Avoids Jail Time in No Contest Plea Deal
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Bilzerian Avoids Jail Time in No Contest Plea Deal

February 9th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Dan Bilzerian, the poker player, actor and Instagram star who has become infamous for his outrageous photos and videos, managed to avoid jail time after pleading no contest to an explosives charge in a Nevada court. He and Jeremy...
Men Make Up a Quarter of Field at EPT Deauville Ladies Event, Then Bogart It
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Men Make Up a Quarter of Field at EPT Deauville Ladies Event, Then Bogart It

February 5th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Twenty-two players at the EPT Deauville Ladies event this week had suspiciously large Adam’s apples. Some of them even had big hairy hands and nostril hair. Something was amiss. The poker world rolled its eyes in exasperation...
Paul Phua Reportedly Arrested in Malaysia in 2004 for Illegal Sports Book Op
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Paul Phua Reportedly Arrested in Malaysia in 2004 for Illegal Sports Book Op

January 29th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Paul Phua, the multimillionaire businessman and high-stakes poker player currently embroiled in an illegal sports betting case out of Las Vegas, was reportedly already charged with similar offenses in Malaysia 11 years ago....
Full Tilt Errant Message Appears to Announce Legal Online Play in New Jersey
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Full Tilt Errant Message Appears to Announce Legal Online Play in New Jersey

January 22nd, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The Full Tilt iOS iPhone app sent numerous poker players in New Jersey into near-hysteria this week, after receiving a message announcing real-money gameplay was now being offered in their home state. “We are pleased to...
Victory for Poker Players as AG Eric Holder Cracks Down on “Equitable Seizure” Law
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Victory for Poker Players as AG Eric Holder Cracks Down on “Equitable Seizure” Law

January 22nd, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Attorney General Eric Holder has banned state and local police from seizing cash and property from detainees without the need for a warrant or criminal charge. Previously, police have been able to confiscate personal property...
Hendon Mob Threatens Polish Ministry Suit Over Alleged Data Hacking
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Hendon Mob Threatens Polish Ministry Suit Over Alleged Data Hacking

January 21st, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The Hendon Mob database has announced its intention to sue the Polish Finance Ministry for allegedly hacking into its website. Global Poker Index CEO Alex Dreyfus, who acquired the database from the Hendon Mob in June 2013 for $3...
Dan Bilzerian Seeking Plea Deal to Avoid Felony Charges
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Dan Bilzerian Seeking Plea Deal to Avoid Felony Charges

January 15th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Dan Bilzerian may be the “King of Instagram,” but he’s now facing some pretty serious charges in court. Officials allege that Bilzerian and a friend illegally blew up the cab of a tractor-trailer using homemade...