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Internet Poker Site Founder Murdered in Suspected Hit

A groundbreaking innovator in the world of Internet poker and online gambling was found murdered at a home he owned in Sweden.

OnlineVegas.com! Andreas Oscarsson, the founder of online poker website PokerListings.com, was discovered dead in a home he kept in his native Sweden last week. Oscarsson, who lived in the SoHo district of New York, was vacationing in his native country when victimized by foul play.

Unidentified leaks within the investigation have allowed that the killing appears planned and may have been a professional hit on the online poker magnate. Poker forums have been alight with rumors that Oscarsson had been receiving death threats for some time.

Swedish authorities are saying the poker innovator was shot to death in his bedroom August 3rd. Bluff Magazine Europe, a poker industry publication, is even reporting speculation that a man bearing the same name who was killed last year may have died in a case of mistaken identity, as the murderers sought to kill the poker king.

Police say Oscarsson's two-year-old son was in the house at the time of the crime, but was left unharmed. The Internet poker businessman's wife had stayed in New York, skipping the trip.

PokerListings is one of the first to explore and expand casino and gambling affiliate status, opening up a source of revenue that turned a small group of innovators into wealthy individuals.

Published on August 10, 2009 by K.C.Carmichael

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