The first free online casino to hit the market was a massive success, as it’s now the third-largest online poker site in the world, according to industry tracker Gamefly.
Its revenue topped $1 billion for the first time, and it had been growing at a rate of 30% a year for a year.
And as of June 1, the company had more than 17 million users, making it the largest player in the online poker business.
But it’s also become the target of legal threats and lawsuits.
It’s been the target, for instance, of an unprecedented $1 million lawsuit filed by a group of former players, including two of the world’s top players.
A third of the former players in the suit are also claiming damages from the company’s gambling policy, which bans users from using poker software to play online.
The company’s CEO, Jason Bowers, has faced a series of lawsuits in recent months.
In April, a Nevada judge ruled that the company must pay $4 million to former players who claim they were misled into thinking they were playing free online games when they weren’t.
Bowers has said the lawsuit is a publicity stunt.
“I would never lie to people,” Bowers told CNN in June.
“It’s not something that I would do.”
He also denied that the lawsuit was an attempt to stifle competition.
“We’re very proud of our service,” he told CNN.
“The majority of our customers are gamers, and they want to play poker.”
He added that there are more than 500 million players worldwide.
Bower added that he had been told by legal counsel to stay out of the litigation.
“We are very proud to have such a loyal client base,” he said.
The new lawsuit also alleges that the gaming software was “used to commit a crime,” according to a news release from the attorneys for Bowers and Gamefly filed on Friday.
In addition to the lawsuit, Bowers announced that the gambling platform was also being investigated by federal authorities.
The companies have declined to comment further on the allegations, and neither Bowers nor Gamefly have responded to a request for comment.
While the lawsuit has stirred controversy, it hasn’t hurt Gamefly’s growth.
The company is valued at $2.6 billion, and its revenue topped out at $9 million in the fourth quarter.
Bews said on Friday that Gamefly is on track to reach $15 million in revenue in 2018.
But Bowers isn’t satisfied.
In his first press conference since the lawsuit hit, Bower said he was “thrilled” with the success of his company.
He told reporters that he would continue to fight for his players, which he says have become an important part of the gaming community.
“This is what we’re doing for them,” he added.
“I’m proud of the success we’re having.”