Gordon Vayo Won’t Have to Pay PokerStars $280k as Both Sides Drop VPN Lawsuits


The simmering disagreement between the world’s largest poker site and poker pro Gordon Vayo appears to be nearing a resolution. PokerStars has obviously retracted its countersuit requiring that he pay $280,000 in lawful charges incurred while battling Vayo in court.

The two parties have actually been involved in a lawful beef given that Stars rejected to pay out most of his $692,460 prize from a Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) event in 2017.

The firm charged him of illegally utilizing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) from the limited region of New Jersey. Vayo sued the website, urging that he would certainly played the tournament from his home in Canada. According to a court declaring obtained by US Wagers, the lawyers for the two sides have actually collectively determined to go down the matter.

“This action his hereby dismissed with prejudice by Plaintiff Gordon Vayo,” reads the document filed on Dec. 4, adding, “The pending Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs by (REEL) is hereby withdrawn.”

The countersuit by Stars followed it leveled shocking charges against Vayo last month.

Vayo’s VPN Fakeout?

When the California resident, that completed second in the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event, initially took legal action against Stars, he claimed he can verify that he was indeed playing from Canada.

It turns out he may have fabricated that proof.

The 30-year old abruptly dropped his lawsuit in October. No one knew why at the time, but a few weeks later, REEL’s lawyers accused Vayo of forging the banking and cell phone records he’d submitted to the court an in apparent attempt to make it look like he was living in Canada.

REEL blasted it as an effort to defraud the court and filed a claim against Vayo for $280,000 in lawful costs.

Eyes on Bigger Prize

It’s feasible that the Stars Team simply wants to finish the bad blood as well as placed the experience to bed. After all, PokerStars has a hectic 2019 ahead of it in the swiftly altering US market.

Earlier this week, Pennsylvania gaming regulators granted PokerStars a video gaming certificate to bring online poker to the Keystone State. It’s unclear when the Pennsylvania public will certainly have the ability to hit the digital really felt on Stars, yet early 2019 is a genuine possibility.

Stars is anticipated to eventually join the common player swimming pool with New Jacket, Nevada, and also Delaware.