June 7, 2024 3 min read

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Two People Suspected of Running Illegal iGaming Business Charged

The two allegedly ran an illegal online poker operation in Indiana called DDDare Poker Club

Two men are facing criminal charges over allegations of running an illegal online gambling website in Indiana. The charges follow an investigation by the state gambling regulator, the Indiana Gaming Commission.

The case involves a former Mooresville school assistant principal with the initials T.R.V., who in collaboration with a second person with initials R.A.V., allegedly operated an unlicensed online poker club called “DDDare Poker Club.” Allegedly, the two were responsible for the operation of the illegal online outlet between July 1, 2020, and November 26, 2023.

Per an affidavit, details of which were disclosed by WRTV, R.A.V. allegedly earned $1.7 million from the illegal online gambling operation. His alleged associate, T.R.V. received an excess of $201,000. Charges against the duo claim that each of them used a range of different platforms to fund their personal accounts with unlawfully obtained proceeds.

While R.A.V. is scheduled to appear for an initial hearing on June 14, T.R.V. has a pretrial conference planned for July 15. The latest report doesn’t disclose whether or not the two people suspected of running the illegal iGaming outlet are in custody.

R.A.V. is suspected of using money from the illegal online gambling business to settle a range of payments. This included expenses required on a daily basis to run the business, as well as payments related to advertising and promotion of the illegal gambling outlet.

The Suspects Face Several Felony Charges

Each of the two suspects faces several charges. The list includes money laundering with the value of the proceeds or funds of at least $50,000 as well as the promotion of professional gambling. The two suspects also face professional gambling over the internet and corrupt business influence charges.

The aforementioned charges are recognized as felonies in Indiana. The charge related to money laundering alone carries a sentence of between 1 and 6 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.

Eric Krupp, the lawyer of T.R.V., said that his client doesn’t have any comment at the moment. The lawyer added that his client no longer holds the role of assistant principal in Mooresville.

Susan Haynes, a spokesperson for Mooresville School, reaffirmed that T.R.V. is no longer employed by the school. She confirmed that the district hasn’t received a request for information regarding the investigation against the former employee. However, Haynes said that the district is prepared to cooperate if that is required.

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Jerome is a welcome new addition to the Gambling News team, bringing years of journalistic experience within the iGaming sector. His interest in the industry begun after he graduated from college where he played in regular local poker tournaments which eventually lead to exposure towards the growing popularity of online poker and casino rooms. Jerome now puts all the knowledge he's accrued to fuel his passion for journalism, providing our team with the latest scoops online.

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