Scandals

Insider Trading Charges Aimed at Amaya CEO David Baazov by Quebec Regulators
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Insider Trading Charges Aimed at Amaya CEO David Baazov by Quebec Regulators

March 23rd, 2016 | by Greg Shaun
Insider trading charges are serious business, and today is probably not the best day ever for Canadian gaming company Amaya’s CEO David Baazov. In the same week that Amaya launched its US PokerStars client in the now legal and...
5Dimes Allegedly Using Amazon Gift Certificates to Launder US iGaming Funds
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5Dimes Allegedly Using Amazon Gift Certificates to Launder US iGaming Funds

March 18th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
5Dimes, a Costa Rican online gambling site and poker room, has been accused of offering unlicensed real money betting options to US residents through an elaborate scheme involving Amazon gift certificates. Although many members...
Detroit Home Game Robbers Sentenced
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Detroit Home Game Robbers Sentenced

March 11th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Two Detroit poker robbers were sentenced this week for their part in an armed robbery on a home game in the area last summer. Toursean Carnail-Lavan Pressley and Jemantae Kayon Perkins, both 23, were part of a gang of five men...
Stars Poker Room Cancels Poker Series After Police Raid
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Stars Poker Room Cancels Poker Series After Police Raid

February 28th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The Stars Poker Room in India was dealt a blow by local authorities in Indiranagar earlier this month after its inaugural poker series was shut down by police officers. The poker room, which is located in the East Bangalore...
UltimateBet Software Arm Granted Nevada Gaming Commission License 
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UltimateBet Software Arm Granted Nevada Gaming Commission License 

February 19th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Controversial cybersecurity company Iovation has been granted a gaming license by the Nevada Gaming Commission to offer geolocation services to the online poker industry. Why so controversial? Well, Iovation was also once 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 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...