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Cookie Lazarus on the Miriam Foundation

Morden C. Lazarus AKA "Cookie" is known in gaming law circles, having provided legal counsel to many igaming companies. Cookie helped organize the Montreal Open.

Cookie introduced the Miriam Foundation to Full Tilt Poker which resulted in a sponsorship relationship of a charity poker event - the Montreal Open - to raise money for the Miriam Foundation. From March 27th through the 30th, 2011, the Montreal Open was to award the top 30 finishers with a trip to Las Vegas where they would compete for 10 seats to the World Series of Poker Main Event. The Montreal Open prize pool went to the Miriam Foundation and prizes were to be paid through Full Tilt Poker but Black Friday reared its ugly head.

Full Tilt Poker is in limbo with no visible funds. The Miriam Foundation took all the money that was paid in by the players without giving any accounting and the players are seeking relief from the Miriam Foundation with the support of Cookie.

The whole thing has gotten very stiff, with sides looking to the other side to heal the problems. Cookie has been served an injunction filed by the Foundation. PokerNews' Chad Holloway has more information through a visit with Cookie. Read More...

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