Scandals

Paul Phua FBI Evidence Bungle May Clear Poker Player Entirely
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Paul Phua FBI Evidence Bungle May Clear Poker Player Entirely

May 28th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Paul Phua’s legal team of David Chesnoff and company may have played its trump card this week, as the judge presiding over the case has dismissed yet another round of the FBI’s evidence against the high roller. But to...
Alix Tichelman Pleads Guilty In Death Of Forrest Timothy Hayes
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Alix Tichelman Pleads Guilty In Death Of Forrest Timothy Hayes

May 19th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Alix Tichelman has been near the scene of at least two heroin overdose deaths in the past two years. Now, she will be facing consequences for one of those deaths. Tichelman pleaded guilty on Tuesday to felony charges of...
Prosecutors Indict Phua On Conspiracy Charge
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Prosecutors Indict Phua On Conspiracy Charge

May 15th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Paul Phua may have thought he was in the clear after a judge tossed out the majority of the evidence federal prosecutors had against him on charges that he helped run an illegal sports betting ring in Las Vegas. But things might...
Poker Fight Breaks Out In Casino After $40,000 Pot
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Poker Fight Breaks Out In Casino After $40,000 Pot

May 14th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Just over a week ago boxing fans paid thousands of dollars to watch Floyd Mayweather hug Manny Pacquiao for 36 minutes; however, if they had waited and traveled to New Orleans, they could have seen more action for free. Earlier...
Betclic Players Targeted by Belgian Gaming Commission
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Betclic Players Targeted by Belgian Gaming Commission

May 11th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Online gambling operator Betclic is being accused by the Belgian Public Prosecution Office of running an illegal iPoker and gambling network, with the country’s gaming commission also seizing player account balances and...
Mehmet Hassan’s Killers Sentenced to 88 Years 
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Mehmet Hassan’s Killers Sentenced to 88 Years 

April 30th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The three people convicted of murdering a British poker pro in what’s been described as a “honey trap” operation have been sentenced to more than 80 years in prison. Despite taking almost a year to bring the...
Paul Phua Lawyers Want Case Dismissed
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Paul Phua Lawyers Want Case Dismissed

April 29th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Paul Phua has been winning some notable legal victories as of late, making the case against him for allegedly running an illegal sports betting operation out of a Caesars Palace villa last summer look shakier than ever. And with...
Bryan Micon Charged for Operating Bitcoin Poker Site by Nevada AG
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Bryan Micon Charged for Operating Bitcoin Poker Site by Nevada AG

April 28th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Bryan Micon, the former chairman of the Seals with Clubs (SwC) Bitcoin poker network, has been formally charged by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office on one count of operating an unlicensed online poker site. The charge...
FBI Evidence Thrown Out in Phua Case
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FBI Evidence Thrown Out in Phua Case

April 20th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Paul Phua, the high stakes poker player currently standing trial for allegedly masterminding a multi-million dollar World Cup betting ring from inside Caesars Palace, has received a huge lifeline in his bid to leave court a free...
Lock Poker Ceases Operations as Players Lose Millions 
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Lock Poker Ceases Operations as Players Lose Millions 

April 20th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Lock Poker has apparently thrown away its key, taking its software offline three days after the network disconnected and leaving millions of dollars in player account balances hanging in a perpetual state of unsettlement....