Tag Archives: richard yong
- Richard Yong wants court to drop misdemeanor charge
December 29, 2015
Malaysian businessman Richard Yong is appealing for a little post-holiday cheer. Back in 2014, the 57-year-old pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of being an accessary after the fact in connection with a scheme that authorities say illegally wagered millions of dollars on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Yong, a...
- Richard Yong Wins the Aussie Millions $100k Challenge
February 2, 2015
Malaysian businessman Richard Yong has won the Aussie Millions $100k Challenge after defeating the German star Ole Schemion, in heads-up action. How many players can brag that they had Phil Ivey and Sam Trickett in their winner’s photo? Richard Yong can. The Malaysian businessman defeated a stellar field of 70-entrants...
- Five defendants sentenced in Paul Phua illegal sports betting case
December 11, 2014
Five defendants in the Paul Phua-led illegal sports betting ring pled guilty in Nevada courts this week. A total of eight defendants were arrested in July after FBI agents raided three luxury villas at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas following a highly contentious warrantless search of the premises. News that...
- Five Paul Phua defendants to plead guilty; Thomas Vanek’s bookie pleads guilty
December 5, 2014
Five of the eight defendants in the Paul Phua illegal sports betting case have reportedly agreed to plead guilty, although Phua intends to keep fighting. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the five – Richard Yong (pictured, on the left), Hui Tang, Yan Zhang, Yung Keung Fan and Herman Chun...
- Richard Yong and son make bail on sports betting charges after poker pals rally
August 1, 2014
Three more members of the alleged Paul Phua-led illegal sports betting ring have been released on bail after the poker community rode to their rescue. Seng Chen ‘Richard’ Yong (pictured far right), a 56-year-old Malaysian junket operator with a fondness for high-stakes poker, was released Thursday after posting $1.5m bail....
- Did Paul Phua expect diplomatic immunity for his sports betting activities?
July 29, 2014
Free at last, free at last. Malaysian national Wei Seng ‘Paul’ Phua, the high-stakes poker player and reputed owner of Asian online gambling giant IBCbet, was (finally) released on bail late Monday. Phua, his son Darren and six other individuals had been arrested in Las Vegas earlier this month after...
Phil Ivey is done helping people improve their poker game
April 17, 2017
Law panel leans towards regulating gambling in India
March 20, 2017