Scandals

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...
Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Files Motion to Dismiss California AG Lawsuit, Claiming Sovereignty
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Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Files Motion to Dismiss California AG Lawsuit, Claiming Sovereignty

January 8th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit launched by the State of California via the Attorney General’s office, that seeks to pull a plug on its online gambling aspirations. The tribe,...
Paul Phua Not Involved in National Defense, Says Malaysian Official, as Defense Retracts Letter
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Paul Phua Not Involved in National Defense, Says Malaysian Official, as Defense Retracts Letter

January 8th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Paul Phua, the millionaire businessman with a penchant for poker, can’t seem to decide how to play his hand at the moment; or at least, his legal defense team seems to be having second thoughts. In fact, after being...
Paul Phua Not Associated with 14K Triad, Claims Malaysian Official
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Paul Phua Not Associated with 14K Triad, Claims Malaysian Official

January 1st, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Paul Phua, the Malaysian high-stakes poker player, is not a member of, and nor is he associated with, the notorious 14K Triad Hong Kong organized crime group, says one of Malaysia’s top politicians. The statement, from the...
Poker Busts, Stings, and Crackdowns of 2014
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Poker Busts, Stings, and Crackdowns of 2014

December 31st, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Poker busts were once again plentiful in 2014 as notorious pros, international crooks, unknown ringleaders, and even corporate headquarters were raided by officials around the world. If you were up to something smelling even...
Feuds, Face-Offs and Factions: Best Poker Battles of 2014
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Feuds, Face-Offs and Factions: Best Poker Battles of 2014

December 24th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Poker feuds are nothing new. Wild Bill Hickock was murdered holding two aces and two eights, the namesake “dead man’s hand.” Although not quite as violent today, at least not most of the time, bad blood still...
Friends Say Dan Bilzerian is “Distressed” Following Arrest
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Friends Say Dan Bilzerian is “Distressed” Following Arrest

December 17th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Dan Bilzerian, the poker player and social media entertainer has spoken to People Magazine about his recent arrest at LAX airport. The son of millionaire corporate takeover specialist, Paul Bilzerian, was charged with possessing...