Scandals

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...
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...