Scandals

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...
Aria Super High Roller Cash Game Has Players Not Seeing Double
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Aria Super High Roller Cash Game Has Players Not Seeing Double

July 1st, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
The Aria Super High Roller Series has been stealing a tiny bit of thunder from the World Series of Poker this summer, and a recent incident during one of the event’s cash games has gotten some real buzz. After kicking off...
Amaya Stock Price Unhindered by Insider Trading Allegations, Baazov Gets Vote of Confidence
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Amaya Stock Price Unhindered by Insider Trading Allegations, Baazov Gets Vote of Confidence

June 23rd, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Amaya stock performance on both the Toronto and Nasdaq exchanges has shown investors aren’t concerned with an ongoing probe. Despite the company being investigated by Quebec securities officials into allegations of illegal...
Caesars Interactive Fined After Permitting Banned Gamblers To Wager Online
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Caesars Interactive Fined After Permitting Banned Gamblers To Wager Online

June 21st, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Caesars Interactive Entertainment was fined this week by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) after the operator revealed it had accidentally permitted five known problem gamblers who had put themselves on a...
WSOP Heads Up Championship Marred by Valeriu Coca Cheating Accusations
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WSOP Heads Up Championship Marred by Valeriu Coca Cheating Accusations

June 5th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Valeriu Coca made a deep run in this year’s World Series of Poker $10,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em Championship, ultimately losing to eventual champion Keith Lehr in the quarterfinals. But Coca’s run seemed a little too...
Beating the Odds, Paul Phua, David Baazov Still Flying High
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Beating the Odds, Paul Phua, David Baazov Still Flying High

June 3rd, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Paul Phua and David Baazov are proof that if you never let the naysayers get you down, you can sometimes beat them at their own game. Of course, it helps if you have arguably the world’s best defense attorney and/or run a...