Bitcoin Poker Site Operator to Plead Guilty on Gaming Charge

A bitcoin poker website operator has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of operating an unlicensed gaming website in Nevada.

Jun 25, 2015 at 10:02 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 2:01 p.m. UTC

Bryan Micon, operator of now-defunct bitcoin poker site Seals with Clubs, has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of operating an unlicensed gaming website in Nevada.

Micon traveled from his home in Antigua to Nevada earlier this week to face the gaming charge after a warrant was issued for his arrest in April by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.

Defense attorney Richard Schonfeld told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Micon will serve an as-yet-unspecified probation term and pay a fine of $25,000. He will also forfeit assets seized when Nevada Gaming Commission agents raided his home in February, property that includes $900 in cash, computer equipment and just over 3 BTC.

The felony charge would be reduced to a gross misdemeanor, according to the Review-Journal.

The agreement to plead guilty comes months after Seals with Clubs abruptly closed in February, an act closely followed by the raid by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

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