Bitcoin Poker Site Operator To Face Nevada Judge Thursday

Bryan Micon, who left the country after federal agents raided his home for running an unlicensed gaming operation that accepted bitcoin, is expected back in Nevada for a court appearance on Thursday, according to The Las Vegas Review Journal. Micon operated a site called Seals with Clubs, which accepted bitcoin.

Micon fled to Antigua after the February raid. An arrest warrant was issued in April.

Earlier this week, a judge recalled the warrant, allowing Micon to travel, and set a hearing for Thursday, according to court records. Micon’s lawyer, David Chesnoff, said he expects Micon to be in court for the hearing.

Micon would be booked in the Clark County Detention Center, then released on his own recognizance, the court records indicate.

Poker Website Failed to Secure Licenses

Micon operated Seals with Clubs between March 1, 2014 and Feb. 9, 2015 “without first procuring and thereafter maintaining in effect the required licenses.”

The site collapsed in April, leaving an estimated $15 million in player funds unpaid.

Following the arrest warrant, Micon began a

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