Malaysian online poker player loses $20 million

Malaysian online poker player nicknamed “ilsy168” has lost over $4 million, but he probably uses several accounts. One of them is Malaysian poker account “fishssssss” that has lost over $7 million and also Malaysian account “good poker.”

How do we know that this is a Malaysian online poker player?

At the poker site, every player chooses their country of origin and all these accounts are playing under the Malaysian flag (look at the picture below where the flag is underlined). W88 is also the best online poker site that accepts Malaysian players and deposits from local Malaysian banks. Smallest cash tables start from couple dollars and go to crazy limits on the top-end. The tournaments played by ilsy168 have a $25 000 buy-in and also re-buys.

How can Malaysian online poker players join the site?

These games are played at GGNetwork and the biggest malaysian online casino that offers these tables is They are not only a place to play poker, but offer sports betting and all the popular casino games. In 2020 they became the official sponsor of Aston Villa in the English Premier League.

To open an account go to and use a bonus code ( codes below)

150% Welcome Bonus up to MYR 600 – Bonus code for sports: WC150SBA

They dont offer a any bonus for poker, but they give free bets to new accounts that register and complete their registration information.

Recently we wrote article about another Malaysian online poker Paul Teoh player who won World Series of Poker tournament and golden bracelet at W88.

Who is Ilsy186 – The notorious Malaysian online poker gambler?

While this is only speculation, the letters in Ilsy168 could mean Ivan Leow Seng Yee.
He has over $7 million in liver poker tournament wins and holds the sixth place in the Malaysia all-time poker money-list.

The playing style of accounts “good poker” , “ilsy168” and “fishsssssss” are very similar – so are their graphs and the amounts that are beeing lost. Below is the graph for account “fishsssssss”

Is online poker legal in Malaysia?

When choosing an online poker site, it is best to stay away from local websites since these are 100% legal. Big international sites do accept Malaysian players and the good ones use local banks for transactions and offer Ringgit as currency – but when the law wants to make an example of someone I think Malaysian players can get into trouble.
There are cases when local international gambling rings have been shut down and operators punished – there isnt much news about punishing the player.

One important thing to avoid are different kind of “agents”. You will put your money at risk if you win big and operating as an agent is definately illegal. Go with a big site and always gamble responsibly.

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