Two Florida poker players found guilty of Auto-Dumping

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 18, 2011 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

If you’re not familiar with live poker you may not know the term “Auto-Dumping”. Auto-Dumping refers to a tournament player taking chips from one tournament and using them in another tournament. For instance, a player could play in the $35 tournament on a Monday morning and pocket a few high denomination chips and add them to his stack when they are playing the much more lucrative $200 tournament on Saturday night.

And this is precisely what two players at the Gulfstream Park Casino in Hallendale Beach, Florida were recently found guilty of in a court of law. According to the Orlando Sentinel:

Lashone Dobard, 33, and Kelvin McClendon, 37, both of Hollywood, pleaded no contest to cheating, a felony. They were sentenced on the spot.

Dobard was sentenced to 142 days in jail, with credit for 112 days already served. He turned himself in to complete the rest of his punishment on Thursday. McClendon was sentenced to two years of probation.

Both men are banned from returning to the casino as part of their plea agreement with prosecutors and Broward Circuit Judge Andrew Siegel.”

Auto-Dumping has always been an issue in live poker tournaments, especially in rebuy tournaments where a player must leave the table to purchase additional chips –which is why most casinos have changed their policy to only offer rebuys and add-ons at the table.

Tags: , , ,



Leave a Reply

High Stakes News

Promotional News

Latest Ignition Poker tournaments
The good thing about Ignition poker tournaments is that you have the c …
Read more

Poker Night In America Debuts New Live Poker Show Featuring Celebrities
Poker Night in America is introducing a new poker show format on CBS, …
Read more

PokerStars Celebrates French-Spanish Shared Liquidity With FRESH Tournament
French and Spanish online poker players are now able to share liquidit …
Read more

PokerStars Rebrands Turbo Championship Of Online Poker (TCOOP) Into 2018 Turbo Series
PokerStars, the biggest online poker website in the world has hosted i …
Read more