Scandals

China’s APPT Nanjing Millions Ends as Police Raid PokerStars Land-Based Tournament Site
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China’s APPT Nanjing Millions Ends as Police Raid PokerStars Land-Based Tournament Site

April 17th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The PokerStars-sponsored APPT Nanjing Millions event has been summarily shut down by Chinese police on Friday, four days into the main event. Reports on the ground are thin, due to Chinese restrictions on live media and blogging...
Three Found Guilty in Mehmet Hassan Murder Case
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Three Found Guilty in Mehmet Hassan Murder Case

April 15th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
When Mehmet Hassan, a London-based poker player and professional gambler, was found dead in his home last March, friends immediately believed that he may have been the victim of a planned robbery. Now, just over a year later,...
AMF Investigation into Amaya Continues, Computers and Documents Confiscated
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AMF Investigation into Amaya Continues, Computers and Documents Confiscated

April 9th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Amaya Inc. and its employees are still being investigated by the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF), the financial regulatory body in Quebec, for supposed misconduct ahead of the $4.9 billion takeover of PokerStars and the...
Christian Lusardi Sentenced to Five Years After Borgata Chip Incident
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Christian Lusardi Sentenced to Five Years After Borgata Chip Incident

April 8th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Christian Lusardi, the man accused of filtering more than two million forged chips into the Borgata Winter Poker Open, has been sentenced to five years in jail for trafficking counterfeit DVDs worth more than $1.3 million. The...
Dan Bilzerian Shows It’s Good to Be Rich and Indifferent in BLM PSA
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Dan Bilzerian Shows It’s Good to Be Rich and Indifferent in BLM PSA

April 3rd, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Dan Bilzerian has released more than a few crazy videos over the years. Viewers have seen the “King of Instagram” shooting high-powered weapons and driving tanks over cars, among other audacious stunts. But his latest video...
Maryland Poker Pro Says He Was Banned from WSOP for Card Counting
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Maryland Poker Pro Says He Was Banned from WSOP for Card Counting

April 1st, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Card counting in blackjack is a contentious issue for casinos. While the practice isn’t illegal, as it only involves a player keeping track of the cards they’ve seen on the table and reacting accordingly, casinos have the...
666Bet Director Arrested in Fraud Investigation
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666Bet Director Arrested in Fraud Investigation

March 31st, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
666Bet Director Paul Bell was arrested at Heathrow airport last week, one of seven individuals arrested as part of a fraud investigation. The probe was carried out by the UK National Crime Agency and HM Revenue & Customs, and...
Amaya Reports Strong Earnings, Says PokerStars Will Enter New Jersey In Fall
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Amaya Reports Strong Earnings, Says PokerStars Will Enter New Jersey In Fall

March 31st, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Amaya made a variety of announcements during an earnings call Tuesday morning, covering topics ranging from the introduction of sports betting to their poker products to when PokerStars is likely to arrive in the state of New...
Ex-Poker Chip Exec John Kendall Convicted of Tax Fraud and Evasion
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Ex-Poker Chip Exec John Kendall Convicted of Tax Fraud and Evasion

March 20th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
A now-defunct poker chip company’s former executive, John Kendall, has been found guilty by a jury in Maine, following a six-day trial on numerous charges related to tax evasion that occurred from late 2007 through 2012....
Pam Anderson Claims Rick Salomon Has Won $40 Million Playing Poker
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Pam Anderson Claims Rick Salomon Has Won $40 Million Playing Poker

March 17th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
The estranged husband of Pamela Anderson, Rick Salomon, reportedly won $40 million playing poker in 2014. The startling revelation hit the headlines this week after celebrity gossip site, TMZ, obtained court documents filed by...