Bryan Micon, former operator of bitcoin poker website Seals with Clubs, is set to face a Nevada judge this week after being charged with operating an unlicensed gaming website.

Micon will return from his home in Antigua for a hearing on Thursday in Las Vegas, defense attorney David Chesnoff told the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Micon was previously charged in April with one count of operating an unlicensed interactive gaming website. An arrest warrant in April in connection with those charges has been recalled, the Review-Journal reported, allowing Micon to return to the US.

If convicted, Micon faces up to 10 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.

Seals with Clubs shut down in February, and Micon fled the US shortly thereafter following a raid on his home by officials from the Nevada Gaming Commission. Micon later released a statement on YouTube, currently unavailable, that detailed the raid.

Ace of spades and poker chips image via Shutterstock

The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.