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mar
26

Founder of PokerStars Isai Scheinberg Pleads Guilty to Black Friday Charge

Tags: Black Friday, Full Tilt Poker, Isai Scheinberg, PokerStars
Posted on 26 March 2020 by "T".

Two months after being back to federal custody, Isai Scheinberg, the founder of PokerStars, pled guilty in a New York federal court on March 25 Wednesday to running an illegal online poker site.

Black Friday, in the poker world, refers to the events of April 15, 2011 when the U.S. Department of Justice issued an indictment against the three biggest online poker sites in the country: Absolute Poker, Full Tilt Poker, and PokerStars.

The last of those to face federal justice was 73-year-old Israeli-Canadian Isai Scheinberg.

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oct
7

PokerStars Founder Wins UKIPT High Roller

Tags: Isai Scheinberg, pokerstars founder, UKIPT High Roller
Posted on 07 October 2014 by "T".

Isai Scheinberg, PokerStars' founder and former owner, outlasted a field of 14 other players to claim the £13,850 first prize in the UK & Ireland Poker Tour Isle of Man High Roller (£2,220 buy-in). Scheinberg was extremly anonymous during his 14 years at PokerStars (the company was sold to Amay Gamging for $4.9 billion a few months ago).

Instead of being in the spotlight he preferred to let the cameras and media focus on the players. Let's hope that we will see and hear more about him now after his largest recorded tournament cash!

 


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