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Fallout From Midway Poker Tour Fiasco Continues

Written by:
Nagesh Rath
Published on:
Oct/12/2020

Daniel Bekavac, the founder of the Illinois-based Midway Poker Tour, has been booted from the PokerBros app after it was revealed that players were forced to sign up under Bekavac’s Poker Bros. affiliate code.

Bakavec owes tens of thousands of dollars to those cashing players who were paid mostly in overvalued silver at last Sunday’s finale.

“PokerBROS would like it to be made clear that they did not have prior knowledge of this event, did not endorse it, and the use of its trademarked name/logo without prior authorization is strictly against PokerBROS Terms of Service. As a result of this breach by the Midway Club, their Club has been banned from the PokerBROS platform,” read part of a statement issued by the company.

Then there is this:

Separately, PokerTube has learned of other previous and current legal difficulties for Bekavac. He and his father’s company, Bekavac Trading Company, Inc., were sued in August by George & Co., LLC, an established and award-winning board game publisher. The junior Bekavac has been alleged to be the company’s financier, while the senior Bekavac serves as CEO and frontman. The lawsuit, which does not differentiate between “Junior” or “Senior”, accuses a Bekavac and the company of counterfeiting 20,000 copies of a dice game made by George & Co., “LCR LEFT! CENTER! RIGHT!®”, and attempting to sell the games as authentic merchandise, while also having entered into a reseller deal with the New York-based George & Co.

PokerTube concludes:

The potential impact adds another element to the junior Bekavac’s murky financial status, if he indeed bears financial responsibility for Bekavac Trading’s fortunes. That in turn indicates that getting the jilted MPT players fully paid may be a complicated endeavor. A further search of Bekavac’s past turns up other curiosities, such as a 2011 federal bankruptcy filing. Bekavac was also arrested in November 2015 and found guilty in March 2016 on a charge of domestic battery/assault.

- Nagesh Rath, Gambling911.com

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