Scandals

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,...
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...