PokerStars Founder Plead Guilty and Faces Prison

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In one of the last chips to fall from the Black Friday fiasco years back, the PokerStars founder plead guilty to operating an illegal online gambling business and could go to prison. Isai Scheinberg entered his plea in a New York federal court earlier this week.. The plea comes two months after the 73-year-old duel citizen of Canada and Israel originally surrendered to U.S. authorities. He was released on $1 million bail after initially pleading not guilty to all charges. Scheinberg is now facing up to five years behind bars. Scheinberg founded PokerStars in 2001 and continued to operate in...

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