Bitcoin Poker Operator to Face Nevada Court on Gaming Charge

Bryan Micon, former operator of bitcoin poker website Seals with Clubs, is set to face a Nevada judge this week.

AccessTimeIconJun 22, 2015 at 5:10 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 11:44 a.m. UTC
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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.

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