SealsWithClubs Operator Gets Probation

Seals with Clubs 1A Nevada judge has sentenced former Bitcoin online poker site operator Bryan Micon to probation for illegal gambling charges.

On Tuesday, Clark County District Court Judge Kerry Earley handed Micon a $25k fine and two years of probation for his role in the Sealswithclubs online poker operation. The sentencing, which also required Micon to forfeit certain items seized by police, follows a deal Micon worked out with Nevada prosecutors this summer.

Micon was formally charged with operating an unlicensed interactive gaming system in April following raids on his Nevada residence in February, during which the authorities seized a good deal of electronic gear and a small amount of Bitcoin. Sealswithclubs shut down a few days after the raid and Micon fled with his family to Antigua, where he launched a new poker site, By June, Micon agreed to return to the US to face the music.

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