Brunson Criticises PartyPoker Co-Founder
By Staff
In America, professional poker player Doyle ‘Texas Dolly’ Brunson has criticised the recent decision by co-founder Anurag Dikshit to plead guilty to violations of the Wire Act in Federal Court.

Brunson is one of the most famous names in the world of professional poker and has won ten World Series Of Poker bracelets and almost five million dollars over a career spanning 50 years.

India-born Dikshit created the software platform for the Gibraltar-based online gambling operator in 1997 and remains its largest shareholder with 28 percent. He pled guilty two weeks ago in the Southern District New York to violations of the 1961 Wire Act and agreed to pay $300 million in fines and assist authorities with their ongoing investigations.

Brunson’s criticism came as part of his weekly blog at under the headline ‘The most valuable gift you can give another is a good example’.

“One thing for sure, Anurag Dikshit is appropriately named,” Brunson wrote on the blog.

“Dikshit was one of the owners of and became a multi-billionaire when Party went public. 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 pled guilty to breaking some kind of mystery law and is paying a $300 million dollar fine and a possible two-year jail term.

“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 his decision.”

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