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Interview with the PPA’s John Pappas- Part II

June 12, 2011 - 3:26 PM EDT
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Interview with the PPA’s John Pappas- Part II

John Pappas is executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, a non-profit organization that attempts to represent American poker players' interests. The PPA has faced widespread criticism recently as the United States Congress has failed to provide legislation to license and regulate online poker and the US Department of Justice has largely put a stop to online poker playing in the US. In the first half of the interview, Pappas discussed his role at the PPA, the PPA's litigation efforts, the current legislative landscape, the PPA's efforts to help return players' funds, and the legal status of online poker in the US. In this second half of this interview, Pappas discusses what players can do to help, the successes and failures of the PPA, other organizations involved in lobbying Congress about...

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Interview with the PPA’s John Pappas- Part I

June 10, 2011 - 5:31 PM EDT
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Interview with the PPA’s John Pappas- Part I

John Pappas is executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, a non-profit organization that attempts to represent American poker players' interests. The PPA has faced widespread criticism recently as the United States Congress has failed to provide legislation to license and regulate online poker and the US Department of Justice has largely put a stop to online poker playing in the US. In this first half of the interview, Pappas discusses his role at the...

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Black Friday Plea Bargain

May 25, 2011 - 4:52 PM EDT
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Black Friday Plea Bargain

On May 23rd, Subject: Poker reported that American citizen Bradley Franzen had plead guilty to various charges related to the Black Friday indictments. We now have obtained the full plea agreement between Franzen and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The plea bargain requires Franzen to "truthfully and completely disclose all information with respect to the activities of himself and others concerning all matters about which this Office [the US...

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BREAKING: More Gambling Domains Seized Upd. 9

May 23, 2011 - 5:38 PM EDT
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BREAKING: More Gambling Domains Seized Upd. 9

Most recent update: 5/23 11:45 PM EST. A Maryland federal grand jury indicted two more online gambling businesses today. Subject: Poker has not yet received the full indictment, but an affidavit from a Maryland Homeland Security special agent reveals many of the details of the case. Charged in the affidavit are two companies and their owners: ThrillX Systems Ltd., owned by Darren Wright and David Parchomchuk and K23 Financial Services (BMX Entertainment), run by Ann ...

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Interview with Dan Fleyshman- Part II

May 23, 2011 - 2:57 PM EDT
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Dan Fleyshman

Dan Fleyshman is CEO of Victory Poker, originally a skin on the Everleaf Network but now on the Cake Network. Before the indictments on April 15th, VP had planned to move to the Cereus network. Three days after Black Friday, Victory Poker pulled out of the US market, and as Fleyshman explains in the interview, his plans to move to Cereus were canceled. In the first half of the interview, Fleyshman discusses his background and the...

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Interview with Dan Fleyshman- Part I

May 22, 2011 - 9:36 PM EDT
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Interview with Dan Fleyshman- Part I

Dan Fleyshman is CEO of Victory Poker, originally a skin on the Everleaf Network but now on the Cake Network. Before the indictments on April 15th, VP had planned to move to the Cereus network. Three days after Black Friday, Victory Poker pulled out of the US market, and as Fleyshman explains in the interview, his plans to move to Cereus were canceled. In this first half of the interview, Fleyshman discusses his background...

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UB and AP Since Black Friday

May 20, 2011 - 9:59 AM EDT
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Confusion surrounds sister sites Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker post Black Friday, converging from multiple angles and leaving players to guess at what is and what isn't. With high-profile legal firm Blank Rome directing UB and AP to say as little as necessary after the indictment, corporate headquarters has remained largely silent. The company waited six days after the indictment before releasing any statement, and this merely named legal counsel. They've provided only vague language about player...

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