Scandals

Ex-Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon Not Royalty at Crown
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Ex-Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon Not Royalty at Crown

August 7th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Former Premier of Tasmania Paul Lennon was recently ejected from Melbourne’s Crown Casino after allegedly licking his finger during a game of poker. The bizarre incident took place at the end of July, and hit the...
Paul Phua Pleads Not Guilty to Gambling Charges
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Paul Phua Pleads Not Guilty to Gambling Charges

August 7th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Paul Phua has plenty of friends in the poker community, as proven by the fact that Phil Ivey and Andrew Robl posted $2 million in bail for him (along with another $500,000 for his son, Darren). But that money won’t stop...
Michigan Charity Poker Tournaments Under Fire
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Michigan Charity Poker Tournaments Under Fire

August 3rd, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
There’s a charity poker war going on Michigan. Aces Gaming, the largest supplier of poker equipment to charity the state’s poker tournaments, is the latest company to have its license suspended under a state gaming...
Phil Ivey, Daniel Cates Post Another $2 Million Bail for Friends
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Phil Ivey, Daniel Cates Post Another $2 Million Bail for Friends

August 2nd, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Phil Ivey no doubt has many virtues, but being a generous friend in need must be at the top of the list based on a recent string of events involving fellow poker pro Paul Phua, his son Darren Phua, and now a few more poker...
Paul Phua Among Eight Indictments in Sports Betting Case
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Paul Phua Among Eight Indictments in Sports Betting Case

July 31st, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
High-stakes poker player Paul Phua and his son Darren have had quite a roller coaster week: first they were set to be released from federal custody after millions were put up in bail for them by friends Phil Ivey and Andrew Robl,...
Phuas Remain in ICE Custody After Phil Ivey Bail Attempt
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Phuas Remain in ICE Custody After Phil Ivey Bail Attempt

July 28th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
UPDATE, July 29, 2014: Late Monday night, Paul and Darren Phua were reportedly finally released from federal custody at the Henderson Detention Center in Las Vegas. The Phuas’ high-profile attorney David Chesnoff expressed...
Borgata Volleys Back at Phil Ivey in Edge Sorting Case
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Borgata Volleys Back at Phil Ivey in Edge Sorting Case

July 24th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Attorneys for the Borgata Hotel and Casino have responded to Phil Ivey’s recent motion to dismiss the multimillion-dollar cheating case against him. Three weeks ago, the poker player’s lawyers requested that the case...
Sydney Dad Scams Families in World Cup Fraud
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Sydney Dad Scams Families in World Cup Fraud

July 23rd, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Presenting himself as a pro poker player and “professional football player,” Sydney dad Alain Barataud posed as a FIFA agent in order to scam unsuspecting World Cup fans out of more than $250,000. A recent media...
Johannes Strassmann Autopsy Finds Drugs in System
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Johannes Strassmann Autopsy Finds Drugs in System

July 19th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
The recent news of Johannes Strassmann‘s death caused a wave of questions to flow out across the poker community. Why such a seemingly healthy young man would meet such an untimely end in a foreign country was a mystery...
Ex Utah AGs Arrested In Black Friday Bribery Scheme
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Ex Utah AGs Arrested In Black Friday Bribery Scheme

July 18th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
The dark tapestry of illegal money processing, shady dealings and bribery that once shrouded the US online poker scene in shame came to the fore once again this week. Following an ongoing investigation by Federal agents,...