Scandals

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...
Valeriu Coca Exonerated of WSOP Cheating
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Valeriu Coca Exonerated of WSOP Cheating

October 30th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Valeriu Coca, the Moldovan poker player at the center of alleged WSOP cheating scandal over the summer, has been cleared of wrongdoing by a joint investigation conducted by WSOP officials and the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Coca...
High Roller Dan Bilzerian Continues DraftKings Partnership, Despite DFS Operator’s Move Away From Poker
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High Roller Dan Bilzerian Continues DraftKings Partnership, Despite DFS Operator’s Move Away From Poker

October 28th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Dan Bilzerian and DraftKings teamed up earlier this month for a contest titled “Beat Blitz,” a special fantasy football game that came with 10 VIP prizes for the top finishers, featuring a weekend in Cabo San Lucas...
Ethan Haskell Exonerated in DFS “Insider Trading” Scandal
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Ethan Haskell Exonerated in DFS “Insider Trading” Scandal

October 23rd, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Ethan Haskell, the DraftKings employee who found himself at the center of the daily fantasy sports “insider trading” debacle has been exonerated of any wrongdoing by an independent investigation. Haskell was the mid-level...
Phil Ivey v Borgata Legal Tennis Match Continues as Casino Files (Yet Another) Motion
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Phil Ivey v Borgata Legal Tennis Match Continues as Casino Files (Yet Another) Motion

October 9th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Phil Ivey’s ongoing baccarat battle with the Borgata took another turn this week after yet another motion was filed by the Atlantic City casino. The latest move in a war that’s been raging since 2014 sees the Borgata...
Christian Lusardi Reaches Plea Deal in “Flush” Counterfeit Chips Scandal
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Christian Lusardi Reaches Plea Deal in “Flush” Counterfeit Chips Scandal

August 14th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Christian Lusardi’s reputation, along with the fake chips he used at the Borgata Winter Poker Open in January of 2014, has officially been flushed down the toilet. The 43-year-old Fayetteville, North Carolina, native pled...
Software Upgrade at 888poker to Tackle Disconnect Issues
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Software Upgrade at 888poker to Tackle Disconnect Issues

August 2nd, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Following a spate of network disruptions, 888poker has installed a new “pause tournament” feature to help eliminate further problems for tournament grinders. Throughout July the site has suffered a number of technical...
Cyber Attack Disrupts New Jersey Online Casinos, Hacker Demands Ransom
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Cyber Attack Disrupts New Jersey Online Casinos, Hacker Demands Ransom

July 7th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
A hacker performed a cyber attack on at least four online casinos in New Jersey the Thursday before the July 4th holiday resulting in the iGambling networks being sent offline. According to the New Jersey Division of Gaming...