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22

Poker Players Blackmailed & Robbed

Tags: blackmail, casino cosmopol, gothenburg, poker.
Posted on 22 August 2012 by "T".

Today Sweden's biggest newspaper Aftonbladet wrote that some of Sweden's most well-known poker players have fallen victim to blackmailing and robbery. For example: one of the players was forced to hand over 224,000 sek (about 27,000 Euro) in cash at Casino Cosmopol in Gothenburg, Sweden, after being threatened with a gun to his head in his own home.

The person behind the crimes is 23-year-old man who has threatened 7-8 poker players and committed about 20 crimes. He was arrested in absentia in the beginning of July this year, but it took until Thursday last week before the police tracked him down and brought him to justice.

The prosecutor wants the man charged for several crimes committed in Gothenburg and its surrounding areas, including:

  • 4 blackmailing cases between June and December 2011. 
  • 1 robbery in December, 2011
  • 1 aggravated robbery or aggravated extortion in June, 2012.

According to an anonymous person with good insight in the case, there is plenty of proof against the man and he's now facing many years behind bars.

source: aftonbladet


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9 comments for "Poker Players Blackmailed & Robbed"

 Igorsvk22/08/2012 09:29:12 GMT
maybe he got rivered on stars after having his all bankroll lost on highest stakes lolz Big Smile
 schmoyster22/08/2012 10:38:36 GMT
Holding a gun to somebody's head is definitely not a blackmail...
 noonlion22/08/2012 11:04:45 GMT
yeah lol at blackmail...that's extortion with violent force.

fucked up - suprised something like this hasn't happened before. everyone know poker players are mega wealthy.

it's like when footballers homes started getting raided - they knew they weren't at home cos they were in an away match in Europe lol
 teddybears7322/08/2012 11:30:02 GMT
aye it's not blackmail if someones got a gun pointing at your head,thats extotion or something,the guy who done it should be locked up for a long time.
 jessthehuman22/08/2012 12:08:50 GMT
Posted by teddybears73:
aye it's not blackmail if someones got a gun pointing at your head,thats extotion or something,the guy who done it should be locked up for a long time.


yeah I was thinking that, that's certainly not blackmail.
 ayaraled22/08/2012 14:47:07 GMT
this is hold up....this guy has lost lot of money poker and since he cannot win on the tables..this is his way of getting his money back from winning players...put a gun to their head....in that way, no more suck outs and bad beat will happen....only sure money... Cool
 IslandJack22/08/2012 15:02:37 GMT
Posted by ayaraled:
this is hold up....this guy has lost lot of money poker and since he cannot win on the tables..this is his way of getting his money back from winning players...put a gun to their head....in that way, no more suck outs and bad beat will happen....only sure money... Cool


Yep. He can't beat the players, so he tries to beat the Law. Smile
Maybe he can "hone" his skills in the slammer, he'll have lots of time for that.
Unfortunately those skills will probably involve setting up better robberies. Big Smile
 quadKING22/08/2012 21:03:33 GMT
Scum bag...they wouldnt do crap like that in NZ cant run far too small a place. There is a spate of thefts regarding sports people while they are at a there sports games. Again low lifes who are too dumb and lazy too work.
 JocGayle22/08/2012 23:39:41 GMT
He got rivered lol on Riverstars decides poker world is goin to pay

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