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An online poker player found guilty of fraud has been jailed and ordered to pay back £1m.

Nick Tofiluk, the Gambling Commission’s Director of Regulatory Operations, said:

“We believe this to be the first such prosecution of an online poker player, which sends out a clear message that if you play poker fraudulently online you could end up both in prison and having to repay your ill-gotten gains.”

Further details about the sentencing are in the Grimsby Telegraph.

Details about the original police prosecution by Humberside Police.

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Posted on 20 January 2015