Aaron Todd
Aaron Todd

Home-game hotshot Aaron Todd was an editor/writer at Casino City for nearly eight years, and is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications and Marketing at St. Lawrence University, his alma mater. While he is happy to play Texas Hold'em, he'd rather mix it up and play Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw, and Badugi.

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13 February 2007
By Aaron Todd

The operators of, whose operators claimed on Monday that the Web site had been shut down by the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI and the Canadian government, announced that those claims were a hoax on Tuesday night.

"We apologize to all for any inconvenience that may have resulted by our recent hoax, however we found it necessary to perpetuate given the current state of online poker in the United States," read the Web site on Tuesday night. "We believe a much needed scrutiny is required of the recently passed Internet Gambling Enforcement Act."

The operators also announced that would be re-launched later this week.

Read the complete hoax story.

Read the announcement.

Read the forum thread where this hoax was first exposed. admits to hoax is republished from