Bryan Micon to Return to Vegas for Court Hearing

Bryan Micon Returns

Bryan Micon is coming home, but there will be no fun parties to welcome him.

The former chairman and operator of the closed Bitcoin-only poker site Seals With Clubs is scheduled to return to the US on Thursday to face the illegal gambling charge filed against him two months ago in the state of Nevada.

His defense lawyer David Chesnoff said Micon will appear in a Las Vegas court for the state’s first Bitcoin poker site case. It can be recalled that Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced in a press conference that the Bitcoin poker site operator was to face a Class B felony charge due to the operation of an unlicensed interactive gaming system.

Apparently, the arrest warrant was recently withdrawn by a judge, allowing Micon to set foot once again on US soil after his four-month stay in Antigua.

Seals With Clubs

Negotiations seem to pay off

The initial charge will place Micon, if found guilty, in prison for 10 years, along with the $50,000 fee. However, it appears that this will not be the case since Chesnoff and Nevada Prosecutor Samuel Kem seemed to have come in terms to lessen Micon’s sentence, if Bryan Micon pleaded guilty.

There are speculations that a plea bargain may be in the works and that it would benefit both Micon and the authorities. How the negotiations would exactly unfold, though, remains uncertain until the court hearing on Thursday.

Regardless, the recall of Micon’s arrest warrant and his agreement to face the charge may hint that the theories on the outcome of the hearing may be true. Chesnoff, from the popular Chesnoff & Schonfeld law firm in Las Vegas, is known for successfully defending the Malaysian businessman and poker player Paul Phua against the federal illegal gaming charges.

David Chesnoff

Bitcoin poker lives on

What was then the largest site for Bitcoin poker, Seals With Clubs is but a memory today after it permanently shut down earlier this year. Micon reportedly last operated the defunct poker room on Feb. 9, following the raid of his home in Nevada.

Since then, the site encouraged its patrons to withdraw their remaining balance, and invited them to the new poker site Micon dubbed as Bitcoin poker 2.0.

Now operating under the name SwCPoker.eu, Micon’s newest Bitcoin poker site continues to provide players from across the world with poker games and tournaments straight from Antigua.

It registers more than 100 players as of writing, but SwCPoker is yet to overshadow the performance of its predecessor.

With the court hearing set days from today and when Bryan Micon returns, the Bitcoin gambling community now awaits how this chapter unfolds, especially the implications the verdict will have not just on the state of Bitcoin gambling in Las Vegas, but also in that of the US.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

A passionate adherent of the casino industry, Bitcoin has changed Chris’ life. Now, aside from working as the Business Development Manager of Bitcoin Gambling Guide, he spends his time working on new ways to help the cryptocurrency community as well as the online gambling industry. He regularly stays updated with the latest trends in the Bitcoin gambling market to continually gain insights and clearer perspectives on the path the digital currency is taking. Included in his mission to forward the market is his personal goal to share worthy and unique ideas that will pave the way for more innovations and developments. If not preoccupied in juggling with his duties, Chris devotes his time betting in Bitcoin casinos. Who said it’s impossible to work and play at the same time?

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