Scandals

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...
Important Poker Lessons We Learned In 2015
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Important Poker Lessons We Learned In 2015

January 2nd, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
To become a better poker player you need to learn from your mistakes, so before we head into 2016 we thought we’d run through some of the biggest news stories that taught us some valuable lessons. Don’t Forget to Call...
2015 Poker-Related Crimes: Who Got Time and Who Walked Away 
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2015 Poker-Related Crimes: Who Got Time and Who Walked Away 

December 24th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Poker-related crimes in 2015 were seemingly straight out of a Hollywood script, theft abundant and the takes bountiful. Scandal has a long history with the game of poker dating back to its earliest days when players put cards in...
Amaya Slams Kentucky’s $290 Million Lawsuit Against PokerStars
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Amaya Slams Kentucky’s $290 Million Lawsuit Against PokerStars

December 18th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Amaya Inc. has branded a $290 million lawsuit brought against its subsidiary PokerStars by the Commonwealth of Kentucky as “frivolous” and “without merit,” and vowed that it will “vigorously dispute” any liability...
San Diego Casino Raids: Money Laundering, Prostitution, and Mafia Links
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San Diego Casino Raids: Money Laundering, Prostitution, and Mafia Links

December 11th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Two San Diego card rooms and 25 players are under investigation by the FBI following a surprise raid earlier this week. The Seven Mile Casino on Bay Boulevard in Chula Vista and the Black Jack Palomar Casino, both in San Diego...
Former Teacher Charged with Charity Poker Fraud
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Former Teacher Charged with Charity Poker Fraud

November 27th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
A former high school teacher from the Kearsley School District, Michigan, has been arrested on suspicion of stealing money raised through a series of charity poker tournaments. Timothy Phipps from Flint appeared in court on...
Oklahoma Poker Home Game Shooting Leaves One Man Deceased in Modern-Day “Dead Man’s Hand” Scene
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Oklahoma Poker Home Game Shooting Leaves One Man Deceased in Modern-Day “Dead Man’s Hand” Scene

November 24th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
An Oklahoma poker home game shooting terrified neighbors in the tiny town of fewer than 5,000 residents over the weekend. The small town of Sulphur in the Sooner State is eponymously named for its sulpher springs, for which it...
Travell Thomas Alleged $31 Million Fraudulent Debt Collection Agency Wire Charges Could Land Poker Player 20 Years
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Travell Thomas Alleged $31 Million Fraudulent Debt Collection Agency Wire Charges Could Land Poker Player 20 Years

November 20th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Travell Thomas, a New York poker player who holds two WSOPC rings, has been indicted by the US Attorney’s Manhattan office on charges of wire fraud, and is accused of being the head of the “largest fraudulent...
Dwyte Pilgrim Allegedly Defrauds Fellow Poker Pro Aaron Massey
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Dwyte Pilgrim Allegedly Defrauds Fellow Poker Pro Aaron Massey

November 3rd, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Dwyte Pilgrim may have a difficult time finding another poker player to stake him. According to a fellow poker pro, Pilgrim doesn’t pay back loans. Aaron Massey, a successful tournament pro, has accused Pilgrim of refusing to...