Scandals

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Wins UKIPT High Roller
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PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Wins UKIPT High Roller

October 8th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Isai Scheinberg, the now-infamous billionaire PokerStars founder, won the UK and Ireland Poker Tour’s (UKIPT) Isle of Man High Roller tournament, marking a very public win for a man who, until recently, had been living a...
Iowa Police Seize $100,000 from California Poker Players
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Iowa Police Seize $100,000 from California Poker Players

October 6th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Two poker players from California are fighting a legal battle against Iowa police, saying that troopers with the Iowa State Patrol illegally took over $100,000 from them after a routine traffic stop. The case is similar to others...
Phil Ivey Tells Crockfords Casino: “It’s a Crock”
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Phil Ivey Tells Crockfords Casino: “It’s a Crock”

October 5th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
It’s Phil Ivey versus Crockfords Casino, Round One. The long-awaited lawsuit brought by Phil Ivey against Crockfords got underway on Friday in the High Court in London. Ivey is suing the upmarket casino after it withheld...
Dan Shak Faces Lifetime Trading Ban
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Dan Shak Faces Lifetime Trading Ban

October 4th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Dan Shak, the poker player, hedge fund manager and commodities trader, is facing a lifetime trading ban from the commodities regulator (CTFC). Shak, 55, from Las Vegas, landed himself in hot water after ignoring a previous ban...
Phil Ivey to Talk Edge Sorting on 60 Minutes Sports
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Phil Ivey to Talk Edge Sorting on 60 Minutes Sports

October 3rd, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Phil Ivey will appear on the Tuesday, October 7 edition of 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime to talk about his life and the recent lawsuits that surround his edge sorting techniques in high-stakes baccarat games. The interview marks...
Poker Prosecutor Preet Bharara Now US AG Contender
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Poker Prosecutor Preet Bharara Now US AG Contender

October 2nd, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Preet Bharara, the incumbent Attorney for the Southern District of New York, may be looking at a shot at the top law post in the land: US Attorney General. Reports suggest that Bharara, who initiated the Black Friday indictments...
Matt Savage Receives Epic Poker League Settlement
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Matt Savage Receives Epic Poker League Settlement

September 30th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Matt Savage, the acclaimed poker tournament director who has played an important role in most major poker tours and festivals at one time or another, announced on Twitter last week that he had received a settlement check from the...
Poker Pro Achilleas Kallakis Faces $5.3M Fine or Imprisonment
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Poker Pro Achilleas Kallakis Faces $5.3M Fine or Imprisonment

September 28th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Achilleas Kallakis, the convicted poker player imprisoned for perpetrating a $760 million property fraud, has been ordered to repay just £3.25 million ($5.3 million) of his ill-gotten gains. Kallakis, a familiar face on UK...
Daniel Cates Blasts Tom Dwan and “durrrr” Challenge
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Daniel Cates Blasts Tom Dwan and “durrrr” Challenge

September 24th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Tom Dwan’s fabled “durrrr” Challenge was once the talk of the online poker world. Designed to generate some high-stakes action at a time when Tom “durrrr” Dwan was an unstoppable force, the heads-up...
Everleaf Director Charged with Misappropriating Player Funds
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Everleaf Director Charged with Misappropriating Player Funds

September 23rd, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Everleaf Poker hasn’t been in business for over a year now, but there’s still some punishment to be dealt out to those in charge of the failed online gambling firm. And now, one of the directors of Everleaf Gaming has...