Paul Phua, better known as "MalACEsia" playing at Full Tilt Poker's nosebleed tables, and another seven people were arrested over the weekend for allegedly taking part in an illegal betting operation at Caesars Palace.
Phua, 50, and another seven Chinese and Malaysian nationals are alleged of accepting multimillion-dollar illegal bets on 2014 FIFA World Cup games. According to Las Vegas Review-Journal, FBI agents were informed about the illegal operations by Caesars technicians.
Phua's Las Vegas lawyer, David Chesnoff, denied in court late Monday that Phua was linked to organized crime and said Phua was prepared to vigorously fight the charges.
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