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Bryan Micon Gets Probation In Bitcoin Poker Case

Poker Pro Must Also Pay $25,000 Fine To State

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Poker pro Bryan Micon, who was charged in Nevada for operating a poker site that used bitcoins, was sentenced this week to a maximum of two years probation. Micon took a plea deal in June that called for probation and a $25,000 fine.

Micon was facing a possible 10-year prison sentence but he returned to Nevada from Antigua to face the charge against him. Micon was accused of running Seals with Clubs illegally from Nevada, and the state said that the charge was the first of its kind in its history. Nevada began a regulated online poker industry in 2013, which was a first in the country.

Micon’s felony charge will be reduced to a gross misdemeanor once he completes probation, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

The poker pro reportedly indicated that he will return to Antigua once his probation ends. Micon reportedly works at a drone store in Las Vegas.

 
 
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