Poker Pro Busted By Feds for Allegedly Conducting Illegal Gambling Business

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Jagajeet Chiba
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A poker pro who has won $2,066,038 in live earnings according to the Hendon Mob database is accused in an elaborate scheme of collecting cash proceeds from his illegal gambling business and transporting said proceeds to other locations throughout the state of California.


A grand jury indicted the LA poker player, Gal Yifrach, and three others as part of the scheme.

More specifically, Yifrach was charged with running an illegal gambling business “involving supplying, operating, and maintaining video slot machines and devices” and laundering the proceeds using chips from a legit casino near his home.

Yifrach was featured in the LA Weekly last year where he was described as “humble and hungry for more success despite his many winnings.”

“He also has a big heart for charity and often donates money to charities across the country to help the less fortunate in society. He believes in helping the needy to create a better world for everyone to have equal opportunities,” it went on. “Gal has now dedicated his next phase of life to inspiring others to be the best versions of themselves. He also wants to enhance his financial freedom through the creation of more passive incomes.”


In addition to the gambling charge, the 35-year-old also faces one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

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