Seals With Clubs Operator Charged, Launches Defense Fund

Seals With Clubs Operator Charged, Launches Defense Fund

Bryan Micon, operator of the closed down bitcoin-fueled poker site Seals With Clubs, has been charged by the Nevada Attorney General with operating an unlicensed gambling enterprise, and faces up to ten years in prison and a US$50,000 fine. Hoping to be able to cover his legal expenses, Micon has since launched a defense fund. It first became evident that something was amiss at Seals With Clubs in February of this year, as the site indicated it would be shutting down, which was at the time attributed to unspecified operational security concerns. Several days later, Micon uploaded a YouTube....


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