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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1000 on: February 14, 2017, 04:06:58 PM »
Welp there goes another one of my favorite restaurants here.

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« Reply #1001 on: February 14, 2017, 04:07:44 PM »
Welp there goes another one of my favorite restaurants here.

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Was thinking he was also involved with Mike's but I guess not.

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« Reply #1002 on: February 14, 2017, 04:20:58 PM »
Welp there goes another one of my favorite restaurants here.

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Was thinking he was also involved with Mike's but I guess not.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1003 on: February 14, 2017, 04:24:44 PM »
man if only somebody here knew all the steven scoops

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« Reply #1004 on: February 14, 2017, 04:58:44 PM »
man if only somebody here knew all the steven scoops

Spill it.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1005 on: February 14, 2017, 05:56:17 PM »
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Wichita businessman Steven says he is subject of federal gambling probe
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT: Feb 14, 2017, 1:26pm CST Updated: Feb 14, 2017, 4:13pm CST
KELLEN JENKINS/ WBJ

Wichita businessman Brandon Steven told the Wichita Eagle Tuesday that he is the subject of a federal investigation over poker and his attempts to land a casino license. Steven and an investment group attempted and failed last year to obtain a casino license under the name Castle Rock Casino. He also is well-known for his work as a professional poker player.

Wichita businessman Brandon Steven told the Wichita Eagle Tuesday that he is the subject of a federal investigation over poker and his attempts to land a casino license.

The Eagle reported Tuesday that one of its staffers, whom it did not identify, and the newspaper received letters Tuesday from the U.S. Attorney's office informing them that their phone communications with Steven were intercepted last year under federal law.

The letters, required by law, do not implicate the staffer and the newspaper in the probe. They are required as notification that the calls were intercepted by federal investigators.

And then later Tuesday afternoon, the Eagle reported that former state senator Michael O'Donnell's calls also have been intercepted by the feds. The Steven family has financially contributed to O'Donnell's senate campaign in the past.

Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell said Monday he expects action from the U.S. Attorney's office on the Steven probe in the next two weeks, amid reports the city is doing its own internal investigation involving the alleged connection of off-duty police officers to Steven. Longwell would not confirm the investigation or any action taken thus far.

Steven and an investment group attempted and failed last year to obtain a casino license under the name Castle Rock Casino. He also is well-known for his work as a professional poker player.

Steven is a partner in several Wichita car dealerships, the family's chain of Genesis Health Clubs and other businesses.

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« Reply #1006 on: February 14, 2017, 06:34:51 PM »
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Wichita businessman Steven says he is subject of federal gambling probe
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT: Feb 14, 2017, 1:26pm CST Updated: Feb 14, 2017, 4:13pm CST
KELLEN JENKINS/ WBJ

Wichita businessman Brandon Steven told the Wichita Eagle Tuesday that he is the subject of a federal investigation over poker and his attempts to land a casino license. Steven and an investment group attempted and failed last year to obtain a casino license under the name Castle Rock Casino. He also is well-known for his work as a professional poker player.

Wichita businessman Brandon Steven told the Wichita Eagle Tuesday that he is the subject of a federal investigation over poker and his attempts to land a casino license.

The Eagle reported Tuesday that one of its staffers, whom it did not identify, and the newspaper received letters Tuesday from the U.S. Attorney's office informing them that their phone communications with Steven were intercepted last year under federal law.

The letters, required by law, do not implicate the staffer and the newspaper in the probe. They are required as notification that the calls were intercepted by federal investigators.

And then later Tuesday afternoon, the Eagle reported that former state senator Michael O'Donnell's calls also have been intercepted by the feds. The Steven family has financially contributed to O'Donnell's senate campaign in the past.

Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell said Monday he expects action from the U.S. Attorney's office on the Steven probe in the next two weeks, amid reports the city is doing its own internal investigation involving the alleged connection of off-duty police officers to Steven. Longwell would not confirm the investigation or any action taken thus far.

Steven and an investment group attempted and failed last year to obtain a casino license under the name Castle Rock Casino. He also is well-known for his work as a professional poker player.

Steven is a partner in several Wichita car dealerships, the family's chain of Genesis Health Clubs and other businesses.

They have to be trying to nab him on something bigger than shady poker dealings.
If there was a gif of nicname thwarting the attempted-flag-taker and then gesturing him to suck it, followed by motioning for all of Hilton Shelter to boo him louder, it'd be better than that auburn gif.


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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1007 on: February 14, 2017, 06:49:56 PM »
Speculating here, did he try to bribe his way into casino biz?  His wife's divorce attorney is finding a discrepancy between his stated net worth and the financials he submitted to obtain the gaming license?
The big shots that flew into town for high stakes card games liked for hookers to be available, may have included an undercover FBI agent, and might have been so profitable that the money got laundered through legitimate businesses? Just spit-ballin' of course :cool:
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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1008 on: February 14, 2017, 08:20:36 PM »
man if only somebody here knew all the steven scoops

Spill it.

Not me. Tube sock seems to be a half a step ahead of what's being reported though. Somebody else here knows some Steven stories but I don't think he'll spill.

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« Reply #1009 on: February 14, 2017, 08:30:47 PM »
Speculating here, did he try to bribe his way into casino biz?  His wife's divorce attorney is finding a discrepancy between his stated net worth and the financials he submitted to obtain the gaming license?
The big shots that flew into town for high stakes card games liked for hookers to be available, may have included an undercover FBI agent, and might have been so profitable that the money got laundered through legitimate businesses? Just spit-ballin' of course :cool:

The word prostitutes has been heard in word on da skreet.
If there was a gif of nicname thwarting the attempted-flag-taker and then gesturing him to suck it, followed by motioning for all of Hilton Shelter to boo him louder, it'd be better than that auburn gif.


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If there was a gif of nicname thwarting the attempted-flag-taker and then gesturing him to suck it, followed by motioning for all of Hilton Shelter to boo him louder, it'd be better than that auburn gif.


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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1012 on: February 14, 2017, 09:38:37 PM »
I would do jury duty for this one
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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1013 on: February 15, 2017, 08:36:43 AM »
My god, the Wichita Eagle is just pathetic. 

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1014 on: February 15, 2017, 09:54:00 AM »
Not really a hot take, but the whole Stevens family is mostly a bunch of druggies, drunks, and worthless humans.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1015 on: February 15, 2017, 09:55:12 AM »
That's just Wichita
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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1017 on: February 15, 2017, 10:00:12 AM »
Not really a hot take, but the whole Stevens family is mostly a bunch of druggies, drunks, and worthless humans.

Lol, no. 

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1018 on: February 15, 2017, 12:12:10 PM »
Speculating here, did he try to bribe his way into casino biz?  His wife's divorce attorney is finding a discrepancy between his stated net worth and the financials he submitted to obtain the gaming license?
The big shots that flew into town for high stakes card games liked for hookers to be available, may have included an undercover FBI agent, and might have been so profitable that the money got laundered through legitimate businesses? Just spit-ballin' of course :cool:

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« Reply #1020 on: February 15, 2017, 03:21:41 PM »
Don't fret the crack staff at the Wichita Eagle is all over this story. What in the world is this? Home boy is under investigation by the FBI and they roll this out?

http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article132906284.html

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« Reply #1021 on: February 15, 2017, 03:43:05 PM »
Don't fret the crack staff at the Wichita Eagle is all over this story. What in the world is this? Home boy is under investigation by the FBI and they roll this out?

http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article132906284.html

Second unnecessary fluff piece today.  Then again, if my struggling company was about to lose 60% of its revenue, I would probably go down doing anything I could to help.  This is embarrassing though. 

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1022 on: February 15, 2017, 04:15:14 PM »
That story omits Nilla's.  And lol:

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Brandon Steven was playing high-stakes poker against Beverly Lange, a Texas woman at the televised World Series of Poker in 2013, when she decided to go all in with $435,000 in chips.

“Would it surprise you if I had a king?” Steven asked her. Steven was telling her that he had kings, which would beat the jacks in her hand. Or he could be bluffing.

“No,” Lange said calmly.

“It wouldn’t surprise you at all,” he said, taken aback by her response. “What do you do in Austin?”

Lange said she ran pom-pom drill team competitions and camps for young girls.

“Really,” Steven said, and then, as if trying to see if she was on his level. “You play a lot of poker?”

Steven started mumbling aloud the possible hands she could have. She couldn’t have an ace, could she?

“I’m really not that good of a poker player,” Lange said. “Don’t try to figure out, you know, what I should’ve done, because what you would expect me to do is probably not something I would do. Does that help you?”

Steven laughed: either she had made a mistake, or Steven was being played. “It helps me; it helps me. I know I have the worst hand, and I’m probably still going to call,” Steven said.

“If you have the worst hand, I definitely want you to call,” Lange said.

But seconds later, Steven folded with the kings that would’ve won. “A dagger to the heart of Brandon Steven,” the TV commentator said. Although Steven lost, the hand showed how savvy he had become at high-stakes poker.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1023 on: February 15, 2017, 10:57:00 PM »
I know the good Stevens family.  You wouldn't believe where they raised their family.  They are v good business men & women that's the truth.

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« Reply #1024 on: February 15, 2017, 10:59:15 PM »
And good Catholics fwiw.