Wei Seng "Paul" Phua and his son, Darren Wai Kit Phua entered a plea of not guilty in Federal Court this week in response to a Felony indictment of transmitting illegal wagering information and operating an illegal gambling business (see previous InfoPowa reports).
Paul Phua, a Malaysian national and professional high stakes poker player is alleged to have run an illegal gambling operation taking wagers on the World Cup Football Tournament amounting to as much as $ 360 million. Most of the wagers are alleged to have been placed by Asian punters.
Phua will face trial on September 29, 2014 as set by U.S. Magistrate Cam Ferenbach.
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We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.
His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.