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Illegal Gambling Ring Busted

Tags: fbi, Illegal Gambling Ring, Molly Bloom, new york city, search warrants
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by "T".
On Tuesday, New York Times, NBC  and other major newspapers reported that FBI agents had made arrest and implemented search warrants in New York City, the metro area and other places in the United States in connection with an illegal gambling ring operated by Russian organised crime. According to NBC, the organisations' members used an advanced money laundering scheme to move millions of do[...]   Read more » Illegal Gambling Ring Busted

  17-Apr-13, 08:36   #1
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Joined: May '11
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Here’s some more information on some other individuals listed in the indictment:

Molly “Poker Princess” Bloom — Best known at the organizer of past high-stakes poker games that included Toby Maguire, Leonardo Dicaprio and Alex Rodriguez, among others.

Bill Edler — World Series of Poker Bracelet winner with $1,331,178 in WSOP earnings. Also named BLUFF Magazine’s 2007 Player of the Year.

Abe Mosseri—Won the 2009 WSOP Event #55 $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball for $165,521. Has also appeared on the poker TV show The Big Game.

Peter Feldman—Two-time WSOP Circuit ring winner with $1,142,388 in career WSOP earnings.

John Hanson—An options trader from New York who has two final-table appearances in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship (third in 2007 for $852,480 and runner-up in 2009 for $789,199).

Michael Sall—Once bet Brian Zembic $100,000 that he wouldn’t get breast implants. LOL

  19-Apr-13, 08:59   #2
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
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I actully saw some days ago an reality show on nat geo about illegal cash game in NY but it didn't seemed to be something serious.

Anyways considering what happend with full tilt poker i think they can get away with it if they pay some "rake" to the gov lol

  19-Apr-13, 12:24   #3

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Portugal
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Some of these guys like so much to play the game the way they do (high stakes) that they also do it outside sponsored events and out of the internet. Maybe some didn't realized in what they were involved until the action of the FBI, we should always give the benefit of the doubt until the guilt is prooved.

  19-Apr-13, 13:16   #4

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
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G'day mates

Well we all know the only reason the US Government got involved was because they was not getting their share of the cash. Everyone knows that the Don's and the Godfather's are to always get their share.
All they had to do was give Uncle Sammy his cut and all would have been fine.

be cool mates


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