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The Las Vegas spending spree that brought down online poker

Here's a fascinating story about the rise and fall of Daniel Tzvetkoff. Who's he? A tech whiz who created a payment processing system for major online poker websites. His lavish and expensive tastes, however, led to bitter money disputes with online poker operators. And then he dropped a dime on his clients. From the Sydney Morning Herald:

Thanks to Tzvetkoff's insider knowledge, the FBI is now rounding up and arresting the 11 men who run the world's biggest online poker websites. But while Tzvetkoff may have got out of jail, he has lost his freedom, probably for life.

As a longtime journalist in Southern Nevada, native Las Vegan Andrew Kiraly has served as a reporter covering topics as diverse as health, sports, politics, the gaming industry and conservation. He joined Desert Companion in 2010, where he has helped steward the magazine to become a vibrant monthly publication that has won numerous honors for its journalism, photography and design, including several Maggie Awards.