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-[...] Read more » High-Stakes Poker Player Arrested In Illegal World Cup Betting Raid
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 42 (F)
It always amazes me when you see very rich poker players or gamblers get involved in dodgy schemes.These days there are enough legal ways to gamble so why take these kinds of risks or even worse get involved with these sort of mafia type of people. If you read the whole story you will see that recently the police in Macau found a world cup betting operation with bets worth $645 million and one bet on its' own was for $51 million.I would love to know what that bet was on!
Joined: May '13
Age: 30 (M)
Well they have the money and all poker players are gamblers at heart and thus when they earn a lot and have money to spare and a big event is on they have the money to get their adrenaline up. Anyway hope i can reach that much cash in my lifetime but i will not bet on illegal betting and will invest my money for the future generation of Heskor's lol. Cheers have a nice night guys!
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 55 (M)
Well this a big problem and it´s damaging the betting world and the sports as well This famous players caught doing illegal schemes do it not for the adrenaline but for the pure and hard profit. Why they do it?Maybe to cover some heavy losts at poker or pure greed we as humans always want more
Joined: Mar '11
Age: 41 (M)
Seems the more you have the more you want. That's the reason behind all the "rigged" theories going around in poker nowadays in my opinion, and somehow it's understandable. How can you put your complete trust in a system that obviously is filled with so many crooks? Generally speaking crooks are everywhere lol. The problem is they seem to gather more where there's more money involved as well