Bitcoin Operator Strikes Deal to Return to US, Fight for Freedom

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The man who operated the Bitcoin poker site Seals With Clubs has struck a deal with the US Department of Justice that will allow him to return to the United States to fight prosecution for illegal gambling.

The deal will see Bryan Micon return to the United States from Antigua, where he previously fled after a raid on his Las Vegas home by law enforcement. As a result of the deal the Micon struck, the arrest warrant against him will be lifted and Micon will instead be able to stay out of jail and face the charges.

Micon has hired an impressive legal team to fight his prosecution, including attorney David Chesnoff, who successfully defended poker pro Paul Phua from illegal sportsbetting charges earlier this year.

Micon will return to the US and head to court on June 25th for the first hearing on the charges. The entrepreneur ran the Bitcoin poker site Seals With Clubs, which operated until February when Micon opted to flee to Antigua following surveillance by federal authorities.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.