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Poker News: Lederer Reaches Civil Settlement with DOJ and more

by Haley Hintze

FULL TILT’S HOWARD LEDERER SIGNS DEAL WITH US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 Former Full Tilt Poker president and board member Howard Lederer reached a financial settlement with Department of Justice attorneys. The civil money-laundering complaint against Lederer was part of the widereaching “Black Friday” crackdown against several US-facing online poker sites. Lederer admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement while agreeing to the forfeiture of various assets worth at least $2.5 million, and possibly hundreds of thousands or millions more, with an undetermined amount in a primary Isle of Man “retirement” account among the forfeited assets. The settlement still represented far less than the $42.5 million originally sought from Lederer by the DOJ.

 REID-KYL BILL DROPPED FROM LAME DUCK CONSIDERATION

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Poker News: Zynga Shifts Focus to Real Money, Eyes Nevada License and more

by Haley Hintze

 ZYNGA SEEKS NEVADA ONLINE POKER LICENSE

 Leading smart-phone application developer, Zynga, maker of the widely popular Facebook app, Zynga Poker+, has formally applied to the Nevada Gaming Commission in hopes of offering real-money poker services in that state. Zynga hopes to convert its millions of play-poker fans to real poker, and has also reached a separate UK-based deal with bwin.party to offer real-money services there. Zynga’s move comes in the face of declining stock values and the need to further monetize its extensive social-networking brand awareness; the firm also markets the popular Farmville and Words with Friends apps, among several dozen prominent titles. Zynga Poker boasts four times as many active play-money players as leading online site PokerStars, according to one measuring site.

 FULL TILT’S FURST REACHES CIVIL SETTLEMENT WITH DOJ

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Poker News: MGM Online Receives NV Approval and more

by Haley Hintze

MGM ONLINE PASSES NEVADA SUITABILITY HEARING

 MGM Online became the latest major Nevada casino entity to receive preliminary approval to offer online poker to its residents, passing a Nevada Gaming Commission suitability hearing at the start of November. The formal granting of the license is typically a formality and will likely occur later in November. MGM Online becomes the sixth Vegas-area casino brand to receive tentative approval, joining entities associated with South Point, Golden Nugget, Fertitta/UFC, Boyd Gaming, and ACEP (American Casino & Entertainment Properties, which owns the Stratosphere). Like Boyd, MGM Online has already contracted for software services from bwin.party, assuming the European poker giant is able to pass its own licensing hurdles.

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S.W.A.T. Raid Targets Florida Flee-Play Poker Event and more

by Haley Hintze

S.W.A.T. Raid Targets Florida Flee-Play Poker Even  Florida Play-Money Poker League Raided by S.W.A.T. Team

 Bar patrons playing free poker with only small-value prize certificates at stake found themselves staring down the business end of a S.W.A.T. team’s weapons in a recent Tampa, FL raid. The overzealous raid in the suburb of Largo targeted participants in a free poker league with miniscule merchandise prizes organized by The Nutz, one of many such groups that hold similar events in exchange for a share of the bar’s receipts. Typically, such “free” poker events avoid prosecution because the players themselves do not place wagers or offer other consideration for their participation, which was scant consolidation for the event’s 140 players, who were held at gunpoint. Six people involved with organizing the event were arrested and led from the scene to an arraignment on what the league’s organizers subsequently reported as felony gambling charges.

 Boyd, Fertitta, and Golden Nugget Snag Nevada Licenses

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Poker News: Ivey Logs Big Win, Doesn’t Collect

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Ivey Logs Big Win, Doesn’t Collect  Ivey Stiffed by London Casino for $11.7 Million in Punto Banco Winnings

 An August trip by Phil Ivey to London’s oldest continuously operating casino, Genting Crockfords, London, resulted in a £7.3 million win (about US $11.7 million) that the casino has, to date, refused to pay. Casino officials returned Ivey’s initial £1 million stake but have continued to investigate Ivey’s winning streak at punto banco, a skill-free version of baccarat. Ivey bet between £50,000 and £150,000 a hand during his rush, the final results of which, may end up before a British court.

American Full Tilters Receive First Remissi on Process Emails

 Former American players at Full Tilt Poker received their first communication regarding refunds for FTP balances frozen since April 2011’s, “Black Friday.” The e-mail, sent via PokerStars-operated, fulltiltpoker.com domain, officially advised players that they “have the opportunity to file petition with the DOJ through a remission process which will be administrated by the DOJ.” No additional details were provided, except for an acknowledgment that secondary player rewards and bonus points would not be honored for American players, who will be able to access the new Full Tilt, but only for play money.

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Poker News: Guilty Plea for Full Tilt’s Burtnick

by Haley Hintze

FTP PAYMENT PROCESSOR  FTP PAYMENT PROCESSOR  ADMITS DECEIVING BANKS ADMITS DECEIVING BANKS

 Full Tilt Poker payment processing head, Nelson Burtnick,  has pled guilty to bank fraud in connection with Full Tilt’s  long-running services to US players. Burtnick, 41, a Canadian citizen, admitted deceiving banks as to the nature of deposits made by American players  in a hearing before US Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein. Burtnick is the  seventh Black Friday defendant to reach a deal with prosecutors, with Full Tilt  head Ray Bitar awaiting trial on charges similar to Burtnick. Burtnick faces a  sentence of up to 15 years when sentenced on December 19th, but is expected  to receive a shorter term.

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by Haley Hintze

Lederer Assets Listed in Amended DOJ Complaint

 The Department of Justice has filed an amended civil complaint against former Full Tilt executives, which lists 12 different possible claims for relief for asset seizure, and details expensive homes and cars for two of the execs, Howard Lederer and Ray Bitar, which the DOJ claims are directly traceable to funds received from Full Tilt. Lederer’s Hawk Ridge property on Las Vegas’ western edge, which cost $11 million to build, highlighted the list, along with five other Lederer properties and a handful of expensive autos, including a Maserati, a vintage 1965 Shelby, and several Audis. Three Bitar California properties, including a $3.5M Fontana, CA gas station complex, were also listed. The DOJ seeks civil forfeitures of at least $42.5 from Lederer, and $40.8 million from Bitar, plus at least $42 million from Chris Ferguson, and $11.7 million from Rafe Furst.

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Poker News: South Point Receives First Nevada Online-Poker Operator License and more

by Haley Hintze

SOUTH POINT RECEIVES FORMAL NGC APPROVAL

 South Point Poker, LLC, the online counterpart to Las Vegas’s South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, received the first official Nevada online-poker operator’s license in late August, following its previous passing of a suitability hearing. With software development already entering the testing phase, South Point will likely be the first Nevada online poker site to debut, probably before year’s end. Reno’s Monarch casino received Nevada’s second interactive operator license only moments after South Point, but has not aggressively pursued a market-entry strategy.

POKER DECLARED GAME OF SKILL IN EDNY COURT DECISION

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by Haley Hintze

SOUTH POINT ON FAST TRACK TO REALMONEY ROLLOUT

 Las Vegas’s South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa jumped ahead of the pack in the race to offer the first real-money online poker to Nevada residents when its multi-part application passed a Nevada Gaming Commission suitability in early August. The actual NGC approval is a virtual formality, and with services and software already in-house or under contract, South Point may be able to roll out its site before year’s end. Separately, Reno’s Monarch Casino also passed a suitability hearing, but has no software partner to date.

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Poker News: South Point Online Poker, Maryland Internet Gambling, Absolute Poker, FTP, Black Friday and more

by Haley Hintze

SOUTH POINT AWAITS NGC SUITABILITY HEARING

 Las Vegas staple, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa moved forward with its announced plans to offer real-money online poker to Nevadans by year’s end after being slotted for one of the Nevada Gaming Commission’s suitability-hearing slots in early August. South Point and its owner, Michael Gaughan, have filed multiple applications covering all aspects of a new Nevada online-poker enterprise, and continue the development and testing of a new South Point Poker platform, to be rolled out in the coming months.

FULL TILT’S BURTNICK SURRENDERS TO US AUTHORITIES

 Only weeks after a surrender and plea deal for Full Tilt CEO Raymond Bitar, the firm’s payment-processing director, Nelson Burtnick, surrendered to US authorities on related “Black Friday” charges. Bitar and Burtnick were the subjects of a DOJ-authored “superseding indictment” which restricted and enhanced the charges against the pair, which were largely banking-and wire-fraud in nature. Burtnick was arrested at Newark Liberty Airport after returning from Ireland to face the charges, and was subsequently released on $500,000 bail.

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