Gaming

DappTricity Plc: Public Statement

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority regarding the de-registration of DappTricity Plc, an Isle of Man company whose "whitepaper" identified its product as "blockchain-based systems for finance and gaming" and whose assets, according to the Isle of Man FSA, were transferred to "a company in the British Virgin Islands" after failing a regulatory inspection in the Isle of Man in March, 2021.

Rebels Gaming Ltd.: €500K Fine

Public Notice by Malta's Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €500,017 on Rebels Gaming Limited, described as a "remote gaming operator", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Rebels Gaming Limited was incorporated in Malta on January 26th, 2011, its directors are Yiorgos Metaxas and Grigorios Skornos, both citizens of Greece residing in Malta, and its shareholders are Grigorios Skornos and 15 Steps Limited, a Cyprus company whose sole director is Grigorios Skornos, according to the Cyprus Registrar of Companies.

Tumas Gaming Ltd.: €233K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €233,156 on Tumas Gaming Limited, described as a "Land Based Casino", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Tumas Gaming Limited was incorporated in Malta on March 24th, 1998, its directors are Emmanuel Fenech, Raymond Fenech, and Ray Sladden, all of Malta, its former directors include Yorgen Fenech, who resigned effective November 12th, 2019, and its shareholders are Tumas Group Company Limited and Tumas Group Management Company Limited, both of Malta. Tumas Group Company Limited's directors are Emmanuel Fenech, Franco Fenech, and Raymond Fenech and its shareholders are Yorgen Fenech, TGI Limited, of Malta; Anna Fenech, Carmen Fenech, Franco Fenech, Josephine Fenech, Moira Fenech, Patricia Fenech, and Raymond Fenech, and Tumas Group Management Company Limited's directors are Emmanuel Fenech and Raymond Fenech and its shareholders are Spinola Investments Ltd. and Tumas Group Company Limited, both of Malta.

Meridian Gaming Ltd.: €89K Fine

Public Notice by Malta's Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €88,937 fine on Meridian Gaming Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Meridian Gaming Limited was incorporated in Malta on May 9th, 2007, its sole director is Zoran Milosevic, of Serbia, previous directors include Anthony Axisa, who resigned effective September 15th, 2020, and Andjelina Rajacic, who resigned effective March 13th, 2019, and its shareholders are Aleksandr Milovanovic, of Serbia, and Meridian Gaming Holdings Ltd., the latter of which was incorporated in Malta on May 16th, 2016 and whose directors are Zoran Milosevic and Snezana Bozovic, of Serbia, and shareholders are Meridian Tech d.o.o., of Serbia; Zoran Milosevic, Snezana Bozovic, and Aleksandr Milovanovic.

Global Gaming Philippines LLC v. Enrique Razon, Jr. et al: Complaint

Complaint to enforce "a foreign arbitral award" for $296 million in Global Gaming Philippines LLC, of Delaware v. Enrique K. Razon, Jr., described as "a Philippine national who owns real property in New York"; Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels Inc., of the Philippines; Sureste Properties Inc., of the Philippines; Collingwood Oil & Gas Holdings LLC, of Delaware; Collingwood USA Inc., of Delaware; Collingwood Brookshire USA Inc., of Delaware; Collingwod Appalachian Minerals LLC, of Delaware; Asia Arrow Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Rizolina LLC, Ensara LLC, Nozar LLC, Bowery Bay LLC, Campanilla LLC, Fesara LLC, and 11 Essex Street Realty LLC, all of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

InterTrader Ltd.: Fine

Public Statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that InterTrader Limited, of Gibraltar, "has agreed to pay a financial penalty" of an undisclosed amount to settle a regulatory investigation.

Vivaro Ltd.: €733K Fine & Appeal

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €733,160 on Vivaro Ltd., described as a "Remote Gaming Operator", for regulatory breaches and that its decision has been appealed.

Playbay Malta Ltd.: €58K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €58,757 on Playbay Malta Ltd., described as a "Remote Gaming Supervisor", for regulatory breaches.

Unikrn, Inc.: $6.1M Penalty

Administrative Order imposing a $6.1 million penalty on Unikrn, Inc., described as Delaware-domiciled, Washington State-based "operator of an online eSports gaming and gambling platform", regarding an unregistered securities offering of a digital token known as UnikoinGold that, inter alia, involved Bermuda-domiciled Unikrn Bermuda Ltd., before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Editor's Note: Registers of Directors & Officers and Members for Unikrn Bermuda Ltd. that were obtained by OffshoreAlert from the company's registered agent in 2018 showed that, as of August 16, 2018, the sole shareholder of the company was Unikrn Inc. and that its directors were David Antivilo, of Las Vegas, Nevada, who was also Chief Compliance Officer; Kingsley Edwards, of Las Vegas, Nevada; Christopher G. Garrod, and Jacqueline King, both of Bermuda. On the Government of Bermuda's website, the current directors of the company are identified as Karl Flores, of Australia; Rahul Sood, of Washington State, USA; Christopher Garrod, and Jacqueline King. On Unirkn's website at www.unikrn.com, it is stated that the group was "Established in 2014 as a collaboration between Rahul Sood and Karl Flores".

Codere Finance 2 (UK) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Manuel Martinez-Fidalgo, as the Foreign Representative of Codere Finance 2 (UK) Limited, described as being part of a group that "is a leading international gaming operator" and whose parent's shares "are listed on the Madrid stock exchange", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Scientific Games Corp. et al v. Sylebra HK Company Ltd. et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of a complaint alleging "inquiries or investigations into Sylebra" by gaming regulators in Canada, Alderney in the Channel Islands, Malta, the United Kingdom, and the United States, in Scientific Games Corporation and Bally Gaming Inc., both of Nevada v. Sylebra HK Company Ltd., of Hong Kong; Sylebra Capital Management Limited, Sylebra Capital Partners Master Fund Limited, Sylebra Capital Partners (Offshore) Limited, and Sylebra Capital Partners (Onshore) Limited, all of the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Andrew Green v. Betfred Gibraltar: Complaint

Claim Form and Particulars of Claim for £1.7 million in Andrew Green v. Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd., d.b.a. Betfred, described as "a provider of casino, bookmaking and betting facilities", at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Harvey River Estate Pty Ltd. et al v. Peter Foster et al: Judgment

Judgment in Harvey River Estate Pty Ltd., Four Little Girls Pty, and others v. Peter Clarence Foster, Arabella Louise Foster, Banksia Holdings Limited and The Partnership of Anne Patricia Larter, Alan Jones, Miralese Pty Ltd. and Leigh Johnson, trading as 'STC Sports Trading Club', at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Betting Clients of 5Dimes.com: Seizure Application

Application for a warrant to seize 15 Accounts at Amazon Payments, Inc. in the names of GC Lover, Diego Alfaro Esquivel, Blue Iguana, Ellen McCormack, Alea Burke, Ricardo Calderon Perera, Sonia Mora Navarro, Hao Quan Wu, Sheyni, Uzoma Iquagwu, Allan, Kevin Chacon, Tony, and Sharavan who are allegedly clients of Costa Rica-based Internet gaming firm 5Dimes at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Joseph Fragala v. 500.com Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Joseph Fragala v. 500.com Limited, based in China, domiciled in Cayman Islands; Man San Law, Zhengming Pan, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Piper Jaffray & Co., and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Israel: Arie Avram

Complaint for the extradition of Arie Avram from the USA to Israel to face allegations of operating an illegal gambling business and money laundering, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Daniel Ashman et al v. 6356095 Canada, Inc.: Complaint

Complaint in Daniel Ashman, Brad Booth, Thomas Koral, Greg Lavery, Dave Lizmi, Daniel Smith, Joseph Sanders, and Dustin Woolf v. 6356095 Canada, Inc., f.k.a. Excapsa Software Inc., at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Full Tilt Poker et al: Motion For Leave to File First Amended Complaint

USA's Motion For Leave to File First Amended Complaint in a civil complaint filed by the USA against PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker, Ultimate Bet, Oldford Group Ltd., Rational Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., PYR Software Ltd., Stelekram Ltd., Sphene International Ltd., Tiltware LLC, Kolyma Corporation AVV, Pocket Kings Ltd., Pocket Kings Consulting Ltd., Filco Ltd., Vantage Ltd., Ranston Ltd., Mail Media Ltd., Full Tilt Poker Ltd., SGS Systems Inc., Trust Services Ltd., Fiducia Exchange Ltd., Blue Water Services Ltd., Absolute Entertainment SA, Blanca Games Inc. of Antigua, Raymond Bitar, Howard Lederer, Christopher Ferguson, a.k.a. Jesus Ferguson; and Rafael Furst at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Steve Segal et al v. Raymond Bitar et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint filed by Steve Segal, Nick Hammer, Robin Hougdahl, and Todd Terry against Raymond Bitar, Nelson Burtnick, Full Tilt Poker Ltd., Tiltware LLC, Vantage Ltd., Filco Ltd., Kolyma Corp. AVV, Pocket Kings Ltd., Pocket Kings Consulting Ltd., Ranston Ltd., Mail Media Ltd., Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Christopher 'Jesus' Ferguson, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman-Traniello, Phillip Gordon, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andrew Bloch, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, Allen Cunningham, and Patrik Antonius at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. PokerStars et al: Complaint

Civil complaint filed by the USA against PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker, Ultimate Bet, Oldford Group Ltd., Rational Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., PYR Software Ltd., Stelekram Ltd., Sphene International Ltd., Tiltware LLC, Kolyma Corporation AVV, Pocket Kings Ltd., Pocket Kings Consulting Ltd., Filco Ltd., Vantage Ltd., Ranston Ltd., Mail Media Ltd., Full Tilt Poker Ltd., SGS Systems Inc., Trust Services Ltd., Fiducia Exchange Ltd., Blue Water Services Ltd., Absolute Entertainment SA and Blanca Games Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on April 20, 2011.

USA v. Isai Scheinberg et al: Superseding Indictment

Superseding Indictment in USA v. Isai Scheinberg, Raymond Bitar, Scott Tom, Brent Beckley, Nelson Burtnick, Paul Tate, Ryan Lang, Bradley Franzen, Ira Rubin, Chad Elie, and John Campos at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Offshore funds allege fraud against Electronic Clearing House

Two offshore funds are suing an electronic payments company that they invested in, only to see their investment fall in value following a clampdown on Internet gaming in the United States.Details are contained in a civil complaint filed by Butterfield

Betcorp Limited: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Australia by Simon Cathro, as the Foreign Representative of Betcorp Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada.

Hong Kong: Helena Yuen-Lan Lau

Complaint for the arrest of Helena Yuen-Lan Lau and extradition from the USA to Hong Kong to face an allegation that she stole HK$7.5 million from Christopher Mark Quinton Rampton.

AT&T Corp. sues BetonSports for $2.5 m

Offshore gaming firm BetonSports, which was criminally indicted in 2006 for soliciting bettors in the United States, is being sued for $2.5 million for allegedly breaching an agreement with a US-based telecommunications carrier.

UK gaming firm pleads guilty to racketeering in US

British gaming firm BETonSPORTS Plc has pleaded guilty to a federal racketeering charge in the United States, prosecutors announced yesterday.Under a plea agreement, BETonSPORTS will receive leniency in return for helping with the criminal prosecution of 14 co defendants, who

Trinidad and Tobago: National Lotteries Control Board et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Trinidad and Tobago into three former members of the National Lotteries Control Board regarding an agreement between NLCB and G-TECH Corp.

Go Daddy records sought by gambling investigators in Israel

Investigators in Israel are seeking the records of Domains by Proxy as part of a criminal investigation into an Internet gaming group that targets Hebrew speakers.Details are contained in an application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence

Israel: Elad Natanzon

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Israel into Elad Natanzon and Ronen Buchholts for allegedly operating an illegal on-line gaming business.

Eight arrested as U. S. targets Costa Rica gaming operation

Eight people have been arrested as the United States continues its onslaught against offshore Internet gaming operators that target U. S. residents. The arrests were made in California and Costa Rica on July 26, 2006 following the unsealing of a criminal complaint at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California in which the defendants were charged with conducting an illegal gambling business, money laundering conspiracy, and conspiracy to conduct an illegal gambling business.

Offshore gaming firm hoists white-flag after legal action by US Gov’t

A British Internet and telephone gaming firm has decided to effectively put itself out of business in order to comply with a restraining order issued by a federal court in the United States, even though it has no physical presence there.BETonSPORTS Plc has dismantled its numerous web-sites and, on August 11, 2006, announced that it was closing down its “US facing” operations, comprising offices in Antigua and Costa Rica, “as soon as practicable” because they were no longer “viable”, with the loss of approximately 800 jobs. “The Directors are taking steps to ensure that the Company will not knowingly accept any wagering transactions from US based customers,” stated the firm, virtually all of whose revenue and profit came from U. S.-based clients. 

US indicts offshore gaming operators

The United States Government has continued its onslaught against the offshore gaming industry by indicting a British firm and several of its alleged employees and agents.The indictment against BETonSPORTS Plc and related parties was brought at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on June 1, 2006 and sealed until July 17 so arrests could be made.

U. S. indicts offshore gaming operators

A 13 month old criminal indictment against two individuals and two corporations involved in offshore gaming has been unsealed in the United States. Defendants William Paul Scott, 65 Jessica Pauline Davis Dyett, 35 Soulbury Ltd., a “bearer share” corporation formed

Venezuela seeks evidence from Delaware-domiciled Racing Services, Inc. in gaming corruption probe

Article based on an application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged corruption - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Venezuela - that was filed at federal court in the USA on September 8, 2005. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Racing Services Inc., Sergio Luis Cano, Instituto Nacional de Hipodromos, National Racetracks Institute, and Turf de Venezuela, Asociacion Hpica, CA.

Offshore firms sued by Canadian receiver

Offshore companies in Belize and Panama were used by a group of fraudsters as part of a Canada-based scheme to commit fraud and money laundering, it has been alleged.Details are contained in a civil complaint filed on April 15, 2005 - and amended on June 7, 2005 - at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California by A. Farber & Partners Inc., of Ontario, Canada, in its capacity as Canadian court-appointed Interim Receiver over the assets of Salim Damji, Strategic Trading Systems Instant White, a.k.a. STS Instant White, a.k.a. Strategic Trade Systems, a.k.a. STS Inc., JEM Holdings, a division of 1289629 Ontario Inc., Izmo Investments Inc., Shaffin Damji and Hanif Damji.

Newt Utopia: November 30, 2004

Dose of reality for U. S. in loss to Antigua & Barbuda at World Trade Organization In a 273 page report - plus appendices, the World Trade Organization ruled in favor of Antigua & Barbuda in a trade dispute with
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