Las Vegas Review-Journal: Ivey’s bail bid fails to free betting suspects

Phil Ivey.

Las Vegas Review-Journal has released new information regarding the illegal sports betting operation that FBI agents busted at Caesars Palace.

According to the new article, Paul Phua and his son Darren Phua, both Malaysian citizens are still behind bars because federal immigration authorities have detained them for possible deportation.

It was revealed last week, that Andrew Robl had posted a $1,500,000 cash bond to secure the release of both Paul and his son Darren. However, Las Vegas Review-Journal reports now, that Phil Ivey had also put up $1 million to bail out Phua's:

"Ivey, a 10-time World Series of Poker champion who lives in Las Vegas, put up $1 million — $500,000 toward Paul Phua’s $2 million bail and the entire $500,000 bond for his son, according to court papers filed last week by Chesnoff and Schonfeld. Andrew Robl, another icon on the professional poker circuit, posted the other $1.5 million of the elder Phua’s bail, the court papers show."

The article also states, that Tom "durrrr" Dwan was with Paul Phua and his son when FBI agents arrested them earlier this month and signed a sworn affidavit questioning the tactics of the agents.

"Dwan also was present in federal court when the Phuas made initial appearances on illegal gambling charges with six other defendants. He had private discussions with defense lawyers throughout the court appearances.", LVRJ writes.

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