Scandals

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...
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...