Scandals

Poker Cheat Ali Tekintamgac Imprisoned for Fraud
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Poker Cheat Ali Tekintamgac Imprisoned for Fraud

July 17th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
A long-suspected poker cheat has finally received his comeuppance. Former WPT “Champion” Ali Tekintamgac was jailed for three years and five months by a German court last week after pleading guilty to being the head...
Alix Tichelman Charged in Heroin Death of Google Executive
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Alix Tichelman Charged in Heroin Death of Google Executive

July 16th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Just weeks ago, poker playing CEO Bart Tichelman was busy cashing in another World Series of Poker event. Now, he’s watching as his daughter is facing charges related to the death of a senior executive at Google. Alix...
Poker High-Roller Paul Phua Arrested for Illegal Sports Betting
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Poker High-Roller Paul Phua Arrested for Illegal Sports Betting

July 15th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Poker whale Paul Phua, one of the driving forces behind the Macau “Big Game,” was arrested over the weekend for allegedly running an illegal World Cup sports betting ring on the Las Vegas strip. According to a...
Dutch Boyd Apologizes to Mason Malmuth for Domain Squatting
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Dutch Boyd Apologizes to Mason Malmuth for Domain Squatting

July 11th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
The legal battle between poker player Dutch Boyd and Two Plus Two Publishing hasn’t exactly been setting the poker world on fire over the last five years, but it has been one of the longer-running unresolved legal feuds in...
At WSOP Main Event 2014, Whose Pot Is It, Anyway?
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At WSOP Main Event 2014, Whose Pot Is It, Anyway?

July 9th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Imagine trying to run a poker tournament with over 6,000 players and tens of millions of dollars in prizes. There’s a lot you’d plan for: how to prevent cheating, how to make sure nobody gets an advantage, how to...
Phil Ivey Dismisses Borgata $9M Lawsuit Against Him
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Phil Ivey Dismisses Borgata $9M Lawsuit Against Him

July 7th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Phil Ivey recently won his tenth WSOP bracelet, but instead of going out to celebrate, he instructed his legal team to officially dismiss the $9.6 million lawsuit brought against him by the Borgata Hotel Casino. Despite...
Michael Borovetz Admits to Running Scams at McCarran Airport
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Michael Borovetz Admits to Running Scams at McCarran Airport

July 7th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
It’s unfortunate to admit, but scammers have been (and probably always will be) a part of the gambling world, for as long as anyone can remember. Often, it’s up to the community to police the activity themselves,...
Former Jamie Gold Site Aced Poker Hits the Rail
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Former Jamie Gold Site Aced Poker Hits the Rail

July 2nd, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Aced Poker, of the embattled Merge Gaming Network, has announced it is bagging up its chips for the final time and heading for the fire exit. The site will become the latest in a string of Merge skins to close its doors when it...
Jonathan Duhamel Ex Girlfriend Sprung from Pokie
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Jonathan Duhamel Ex Girlfriend Sprung from Pokie

July 1st, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
The one-time girlfriend of Jonathan Duhamel and the woman who conspired to steal his 2010 WSOP Main Event bracelet, Bianca Rojas-Latraverse, has been released from jail. The Canadian siren was the mastermind behind a...
Borgata Winter Open Poker Player Lawsuit Dismissed
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Borgata Winter Open Poker Player Lawsuit Dismissed

June 30th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
A New Jersey judge has dismissed a private lawsuit brought against the Borgata by six of the players at the controversial Borgata Winter Poker Open, held earlier in the year. The $500 + 60 NLH Big Stack event, which had a...