Howard "The Poker Professor" Lederer, the previous Full Tilt Poker owner, is back at the poker tables. On Monday, he was seen taking part in high stakes cash games with other well-known poker pros at Bellagio's casino in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, he was seen at Aria's casino, playing against Nick Schhulman, David Oppenheim, Huck Seed, and other big names.
According to an anonymous source, there was a good atmosphere in the room and Lederer talked and laughed with the other players. However, not everyone seemed too happy with Lederer being at the casino. Three casino employees received numerous death threats via telephone, and some of the guest at the casino were irritated that he was there playing for high stakes when many people lost everything after Black Friday.
"He's playing with other people's money. It makes me so angry" said Siva Dhamotharan in an interview.
Accused of fraud
In the aftermath of Black Friday and the Full Tilt scandal, Lederer is accused of fraud by the American Justice Department. Many millions are owed to players but should be paid out in the near future by the new owners, PokerStars. Many claim that Lederer played an important role in the scandal.