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    Poker Player Arnaud Mimran Goes on Trial for €300 million Fraud
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    Poker Player Arnaud Mimran Goes on Trial for €300 million Fraud

    May 7th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
    French poker player Arnaud Mirman stood in the dock of a Parisian court this week accused of orchestrating a scheme that defrauded the French government out of a “minimum” €284 million ($323 million) in taxes. He is also...
    Amaya Loosely Linked to Panama Papers and British Virgin Islands Company
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    Amaya Loosely Linked to Panama Papers and British Virgin Islands Company

    April 6th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
    Amaya is one of numerous online gambling enterprises being potentially linked to suspicious companies based offshore in safe tax havens spread across the Caribbean. The so-called Panama Papers can trace at least one business in...
    Amaya CEO David Baazov Takes Voluntary Leave of Absence Amid Insider Trading Allegations
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    Amaya CEO David Baazov Takes Voluntary Leave of Absence Amid Insider Trading Allegations

    March 29th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
    Amaya CEO David Baazov is taking an indefinite paid leave of absence from the company he founded in 2004 as a financial investigation into his possible role in an alleged insider trading scheme lingers. “Mr. Baazov is...
    Insider Trading Charges Aimed at Amaya CEO David Baazov by Quebec Regulators
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    Insider Trading Charges Aimed at Amaya CEO David Baazov by Quebec Regulators

    March 23rd, 2016 | by Greg Shaun
    Insider trading charges are serious business, and today is probably not the best day ever for Canadian gaming company Amaya’s CEO David Baazov. In the same week that Amaya launched its US PokerStars client in the now legal and...
    5Dimes Allegedly Using Amazon Gift Certificates to Launder US iGaming Funds
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    5Dimes Allegedly Using Amazon Gift Certificates to Launder US iGaming Funds

    March 18th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
    5Dimes, a Costa Rican online gambling site and poker room, has been accused of offering unlicensed real money betting options to US residents through an elaborate scheme involving Amazon gift certificates. Although many members...
    Detroit Home Game Robbers Sentenced
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    Detroit Home Game Robbers Sentenced

    March 11th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
    Two Detroit poker robbers were sentenced this week for their part in an armed robbery on a home game in the area last summer. Toursean Carnail-Lavan Pressley and Jemantae Kayon Perkins, both 23, were part of a gang of five men...
    Stars Poker Room Cancels Poker Series After Police Raid
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    Stars Poker Room Cancels Poker Series After Police Raid

    February 28th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
    The Stars Poker Room in India was dealt a blow by local authorities in Indiranagar earlier this month after its inaugural poker series was shut down by police officers. The poker room, which is located in the East Bangalore...
    UltimateBet Software Arm Granted Nevada Gaming Commission License 
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    UltimateBet Software Arm Granted Nevada Gaming Commission License 

    February 19th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
    Controversial cybersecurity company Iovation has been granted a gaming license by the Nevada Gaming Commission to offer geolocation services to the online poker industry. Why so controversial? Well, Iovation was also once the...
    World Sports Exchange Fugitive Haden Ware Returns to US to Face the Music
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    World Sports Exchange Fugitive Haden Ware Returns to US to Face the Music

    January 30th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
    Haden Ware, one of the founders of the pioneering World Sports Exchange (WSEX) website, appeared in a federal court this week to plead guilty to violating the Wire Act. Ware, an American citizen, has been a fugitive from the...
    World Sports Exchange Fugitive Haden Ware Returns to US to Face the Music
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    World Sports Exchange Fugitive Haden Ware Returns to US to Face the Music

    January 16th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
    Haden Ware, one of the founders of the pioneering World Sports Exchange (WSEX) website, appeared in a federal court this week to plead guilty to violating the Wire Act. Ware, an American citizen, has been a fugitive from the...