Card Cloner was Regular on Casino Poker Circuit, Authorities Claim

Written by:
Published on:

A Bulgarian national embroiled in a debit card cloning scheme was a familiar face on the live poker circuit.

Acklando Mykhaylo was arrested April 15 in Mumbai, India after attempting to withdraw money from another individual’s account for whom he is alleged to have duplicated a debit card.  The practice is also known as “skimming” whereby individuals utilize handheld devices to copy credit and/or debit cards.

Officers at Cyber police station investigating the case said there have been indications since Mr. Mykhaylo’s arrest that he had a high standard of living, and made almost all payments in cash.

“Mr. Mykhaylo was a regular poker player in Goa casinos, and has made several trips to that State since July last year. Inquiries are on to find out more about his connections in the gambling circuit,” an officer with Cyber police station said.

Mykhaylo’s name does not appear within the Hendon Mob database of circuit players.  It was not immediately clear if his play had been limited to India, where poker has become extremely popular in recent years.

An officer said, “It is not uncommon among criminals to spend the proceeds of crime in places like casinos, as it helps to launder the stolen money. Mr. Mykhaylo would collect his winnings from poker in currency notes bearing of different serial numbers, making it hard for investigating agencies to follow the money trail. Most casinos now have a system to keep track of the money coming in, but it still makes the investigation harder.”

The OSS Cub3d Returns to Americas Cardroom

Americas Cardroom’s biggest tournament extravaganza of the year typically features 3 back-to-back-to-back tournament series guaranteeing over $5.5 million in total!  The OSS3 kicks off with a Mini Online Super Series (MOSS), and is then followed with one of our flagship Online Super Series (OSS), and ends with a bang with a Bigger Online Super Series (BOSS).  JOIN HERE NOW TO GET LATEST NEWS ON UPCOMING ONLINE TOURNAMENTS AND CLAIM YOUR FREE 100 PERCENT BONUS AT THE WORLD’S 5TH LARGEST ONLINE POKER ROOM

Poker News

Streamer Wins $271,000 While Streaming Live on YouTube

Streamer Wins $271,000 While Live on YouTube: Breaks Record

Believed to be a record set by any streamer.

Portland Meadows Accused of Operating Illegal Poker Room, Could Lose License

Portland Meadows Accused of Operating Illegal Poker Room, Could Lose License

Several violations of state and local laws governing poker were observed by an undercover Oregon State Police detective who had visited the track April 20.

Poker Pro Kevin Martin Wins Big Brother Canada

Poker Pro Kevin Martin Wins Big Brother Canada

Lethbridge, AB, Canada resident and poker player Kevin Martin, a regular on the Twitch social media outlet, has won Big Brother Canada.

Mike Noori Calls $1K McDonalds Burger Eating Bet Off

McDone: Noori Loses $1K McDonalds Burger Eating Bet

Dresses as Hamburgler and scares away patrons

Two Florida Circuit Poker Events Announced Among WSOP Schedule

Two Florida Circuit Poker Events Announced Among WSOP Schedule

Seminole Gaming announced its partnership with the World Series of Poker (WSOP) to host two events during the upcoming 2017/2018 WSOP Circuit season.