Anurag Dikshit, the co-founder of successful US online gambling company PartyGaming, was recently fined a staggering $300,000,000 by US courts. Now he faces a verbal attack from poker legend Doyle ‘Texas Dolly' Brunson.
Dikshit pleaded guilty to contravening the US federal wire act just a few weeks ago. He admitted to using the wires to transmit bets and wager information on interstate commerce and now also faces up to two years in jail.
‘Dikshit was one of the owners of Party Poker and became a multi-billionaire when Party went public,’ Brunson wrote in his well-read blog. ‘It looks like he would feel a sense of obligation to online poker, the industry that made him a rich man. Instead, he folded up like an accordion and pleaded guilty to breaking some kind of mystery law.
‘It certainly created some ill will from the other online poker sites. I personally can’t imagine what was going through his mind when he made the decision,’ the respected Texan wrote.