Poker Busts Could Climb As NY Moves Toward Gaming Boom

Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT) -- Buoyed by a key ruling backing federal prosecutions against those who run underground poker rooms in New York, authorities racked up their latest card-game conviction Wednesday, an outcome legal experts said would likely become more common with a vast expansion of casino gaming on the table.

Their comments came after authorities said a man accused of running a high-stakes New York City poker operation from 2010 until this year, Edwin Ting, admitted to violating the federal Illegal Gambling Business Act. Ting faces five years in prison,...
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