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Bitcoin Poker Site Operator to Pay $25,000 Fine

Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:29 am

The former operator of bitcoin poker site Seals with Clubs was sentenced to two years probation and fined $25,000 today after pleading guilty to the unlawful operation of a gaming site earlier this year.

Bryan Micon pled guilty in July after being charged by the Nevada Attorney General's office in the spring. Micon's sentencing hearing took place at 9 am local time in Las Vegas, according to the attorney general's office, which was not immediately available for further comment.
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At the time he was charged, Micon faced as many as 10 years in prison, and upwards of $50,000 in fines.

The Nevada charges came after the abrupt closure of Seals with Clubs in February. That same month, state gaming officials raided Micon's home, prompting a flight to Antigua.

Micon later returned to the US to face the charge.

According to a report by the The Associated Press, defense attorney Richard Shonfeld said that Micon would "complete his probation in Las Vegas and move with his family to Antigua to take a job in the technology office of a newspaper there".

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Re: Bitcoin Poker Site Operator to Pay $25,000 Fine

Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:14 pm

The former operator of bitcoin poker site Seals with Clubs was sentenced to two years probation and fined $25,000 today after pleading guilty to the unlawful operation of a gaming site earlier this year.

Bryan Micon pled guilty in July after being charged by the Nevada Attorney General's office in the spring. Micon's sentencing hearing took place at 9 am local time in Las Vegas, according to the attorney general's office, which was not immediately available for further comment.Image
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At the time he was charged, Micon faced as many as 10 years in prison, and upwards of $50,000 in fines.

The Nevada charges came after the abrupt closure of Seals with Clubs in February. That same month, state gaming officials raided Micon's home, prompting a flight to Antigua.

Micon later returned to the US to face the charge.

According to a report by the The Associated Press, defense attorney Richard Shonfeld said that Micon would "complete his probation in Las Vegas and move with his family to Antigua to take a job in the technology office of a newspaper there".

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Re: Bitcoin Poker Site Operator to Pay $25,000 Fine

Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:35 pm

I remember when the site closed. Micon said the Nevada gaming commission literally broke down his door to arrest him. I am glad to see the he has been able to avoid jail as I don't see why someone should go to jail for operating a poker site.
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