Scandals

Gus Hansen Misses Full Tilt Match Against Viktor Blom
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Gus Hansen Misses Full Tilt Match Against Viktor Blom

September 19th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Gus Hansen is a man who is seemingly afraid of nothing when it comes to online poker. However, after missing a much-publicized Full Tilt heads-up match last Sunday, the Dane’s mettle was called into question. Despite being...
Aviation Club de France Raided by Cops, Owner Arrested
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Aviation Club de France Raided by Cops, Owner Arrested

September 19th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
The Aviation Club de France (ACF) in Paris has been raided by police, and its owner Marcel Francisci arrested along with 11 others, the French press has reported. Officers of the Races and Games Division of the National Judicial...
Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow Twitter Battle Over Prop Bet Payout
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Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow Twitter Battle Over Prop Bet Payout

September 18th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow and other top-tier poker pros are considered big name players, for sure: perhaps not on the level of a Daniel Negreanu or a Phil Ivey, but certainly in the public eye nonetheless. Even many casual fans...
NY Mortician Joseph Fumando Guilty of Illegal Poker Ops
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NY Mortician Joseph Fumando Guilty of Illegal Poker Ops

September 16th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Staten Island mortician Joseph Fumando was convicted last week of running illegal Texas Hold’em games on Staten Island. The conviction came in Brooklyn Federal Court. The verdict came down after just 20 minutes of...
Roland de Wolfe, Josh Gould Accused of High-Stakes Collusion
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Roland de Wolfe, Josh Gould Accused of High-Stakes Collusion

September 15th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Roland de Wolfe and Josh Gould are accused of high-staked poker collusion by a wealthy trader who is suing London’s exclusive Les Ambassadeurs casino for £10 million (£16.8 million). Dubai-based Iraj Parvizi claims that...
Pokercent License Suspended After UK Player Complaints
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Pokercent License Suspended After UK Player Complaints

September 7th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Pokercent, a recently launched independent poker room that caters to the European market, has had its license suspended by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) due to concerns about its operations. There have been complaints about...
Michigan Charity Poker Ongoing, But Controversial
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Michigan Charity Poker Ongoing, But Controversial

September 4th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Michigan charity poker should probably be the form of gambling that produces the least amount of backlash of all the state’s regulated gambling. After all, poker is often the exception to laws on casino games, and if...
Olivier Busquet Defends Pro Palestine T-Shirt at EPT
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Olivier Busquet Defends Pro Palestine T-Shirt at EPT

August 29th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Olivier Busquet has defended his decision to wear a “Free Gaza” T-shirt at the final table of the EPT High Super High Roller Event in Barcelona, a tournament he went on to win for $1.18 million. Busquet and friend Daniel...
Rumors Swirl Around Daniel Cates Hitman Allegations
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Rumors Swirl Around Daniel Cates Hitman Allegations

August 27th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Did Daniel Cates, long considered one of the best online and heads-up poker pros in history, hire a hitman to enforce an outstanding debt? That’s the question the poker community is currently asking after the American...
Invisible Ink Poker Cheat Banned from Connecticut Casinos
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Invisible Ink Poker Cheat Banned from Connecticut Casinos

August 26th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Invisible ink has long been a popular way for everyone from spies to small children to hide messages in plain sight. It’s also popular as a way to mark objects to be scanned later, such as allowing people admission to an...