Poker Princess Molly Bloom Cops A Plea, Faces Up To 6 Months In Jail

High-stakes home game organizer slapped with $250k fine.

Molly Bloom, the woman who organized the Hollywood Home Games that allegedly brought A-list movie stars like Tobey “Spiderman” Maguire, “Rounders” legend Matt Damon and “Wolf Of Wall Street” lead Leonardo DiCaprio to the poker table, entered a guilty plea to a felony charge of operating an illegal gambling business in Manhattan Federal Court earlier today.

The 35-year old Bloom, who had long been tied to high-stakes home games on both coasts, claims that she thought that hosting these games was merely a misdemeanor and not the federal offense that it is, according to the NY Daily News. Earlier this year she was caught in the sportsbetting sting that has ties to the Russian mafia as well as a number of well known professional poker players.

In exchange for her plea, she faces only 6 months in jail and a $250k fine.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500
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