It looks like poker doesn't have to be a game for the kitchen table with a bunch of guy friends, and it's more than a garage game on a card table with the garage door up all night long. In Central Texas anyway. An Austin business has found a way to let players walk away with winnings, and make it legal.
A rough stretch of losses earlier this year had German poker player Pius Heinz thinking about returning to college, but the 22-year-old decided to stick with poker full-time. It’s a good thing he did.
Heinz was rewarded $8.72 million after winning the main event of the annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
Full Tilt Poker, one of the Internet’s most popular poker sites, operated “as a massive Ponzi scheme against its own players,” alleges Manhattan’s US attorney.
The allegations come as part of a civil money laundering complaint claiming that funds the site raised went to pay members of its board of directors, which includes poker pros Howard Lederer and Christopher “Jesus” Ferguson. The board i