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Nevada Charges Las Vegas Poker Pro Bryan Micon Over Bitcoin Poker Site

Arrest Warrant Issued In Silver State For Poker Pro

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Nevada officials are charging poker pro Bryan Micon over allegedly running an unlicensed online gaming platform, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Micon allegedly operated Seals with Clubs, which was a poker site that used bitcoins. Seals with Clubs, which utilized servers overseas, was shut down in February. Micon said his home was raided at the time.

“After I was led out in handcuffs in my underwear, it was pretty clear that it was proper to leave sooner rather than later,” he said from Antigua in the video posted Feb. 21.

“And I didn’t really want my two-year-old daughter, whom I love very much, to grow up in a police state where creativity is often met with guns, handcuffs.”

The charge against Micon carries a potential 10-year prison term.

Nevada legalized online poker only for its brick-and-mortar casinos operators in 2011. Nevada’s powerful gaming industry wins around $11 billion a year off of gamblers.

Neither the complaint nor the arrest warrant against Micon have been made public yet, but you can follow the case on Clark County’s website here. Stay tuned to CardPlayer.com for more updates.

 
 
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WileECoyote
over 6 years ago

Creativity is met with guns and handcuffs when that creativity is illegal. I don't care how creative your designer drug is, or how creative your entry into the bank is, if it is illegal, you will get met with guns and handcuffs.

I'll tell you what, I'm going to come up with a creative way to claim ownership of your house. When you sick the cops on me I'll just complain that you are stifling my creativity.

-W

 
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swallsjr
over 6 years ago

The entrenched class uses regulations to stifle competition. Why should the state of Nevada have any authority over a country-less internet where people gamble using a country-less currency ?

 
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WPS22
over 6 years ago

Your first sentence is obviously dead on, but you are just playing ignorant with the rest of it.

You seriously don't comprehend why Nevada has jurisdiction?

It's because his servers were physically located in their state, its not that hard to figure out.

 
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Zack2
over 6 years ago

When Nevada or Shedlon Adelson cant tax something and make money off it then its not allowed.

 
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Canis
6 years ago

I hope to add a little background and perspective to this. The Attorney General Adam Laxalt was a long shot for the Job. His record as a lawyers seems to be unclear. The person campaigning against him got a review at his law firm describing him as a train wreck. Weather this was just one bad review with lots of good ones is unclear . His last name and lots of money played a big part in him getting elected. Ones of his biggest sugar daddies is Sheldon Adelson. Adelson is one of the biggest political donaters in history. One of the many things he pushes for is making online gamboling illegal. Not because hes against gambling. This greedy multi billionaire owns casinos. So its just a play against the competition. So a few nerds having some cheap fun playing games you can't play anywhere else like Chinese poker are criminals that the State wastes time and money on.

 
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