Feds Issue $8 Million Fine To California Poker Room Over 'Loan Sharking' At Property

November 21, 2017 Poker Store

“For years, Artichoke Joe’s turned a blind eye to loan sharking, suspicious transfers of high-value gaming chips, and flagrant criminal activity that occurred in plain sight,” said Jamal El-Hindi, Acting Director of FinCEN. The San Bruno card club violated the Bank Secrecy Act, the feds said. “Casinos, card …

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