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Poker stars added to civil complaint

The government’s crackdown on Internet poker ensnared two of the game’s best-known superstars Tuesday while a prosecutor accused one website of being a “massive ponzi scheme,” defrauding players of more than $443 million. Poker professionals Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson were added as defendants in a civil money laundering complaint against online gaming company FullTilt Poker, saying the players and executives funneled money to their own accounts, rendering FullTilt insolvent.

Judge delays unsealing Adelson security lawsuit

A federal judge said he needs more information before deciding whether to unseal documents in a case filed by a security team that protects the family of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson.