While many craps aficionados scoff at the idea that a player can effectively control the roll of the dice, Wynn Las Vegas has become a believer.
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.
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.
A state lawmaker and former U.S. attorney in Nevada called for federal and state investigations into the political activities of PokerStars, one of three Internet gaming companies whose American operations were shut down and seized Friday by the U.S. Department of Justice.
A nine-count federal indictment that was unsealed Friday shut down three of the world’s largest Internet poker websites and could also end efforts by Nevada lawmakers to legalize the activity within the state.