Nevada officials are charging poker pro Bryan Micon over allegedly running an unlicensed online gaming platform, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Micon allegedly operated Seals with Clubs, which was a poker site that used bitcoins. Seals with Clubs, which utilized servers overseas, was shut down in February. Micon said his home was raided at the time.
“After I was led out in handcuffs in my underwear, it was pretty clear that it was proper to leave sooner rather than later,” he said from Antigua in the video posted Feb. 21.
“And I didn’t really want my two-year-old daughter, whom I love very much, to grow up in a police state where creativity is often met with guns, handcuffs.”
The charge against Micon carries a potential 10-year prison term.
Nevada legalized online poker only for its brick-and-mortar casinos operators in 2011. Nevada’s powerful gaming industry wins around $11 billion a year off of gamblers.
Neither the complaint nor the arrest warrant against Micon have been made public yet, but you can follow the case on Clark County’s website here. Stay tuned to CardPlayer.com for more updates.