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FBI Move against The 3 largest poker sites

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  1. AssetDomains United Kingdom

    AssetDomains Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the final nail has been put in the coffin of online gambling in the US can't believe the FBI haven't got more important things to do than stop yanks playing online poker.
    Most of the traffic to my poker portal is EU based so not realy expecting much of an effect might even gain a few players looking for new places to play.
    Still this is a sad day for the industry so much for the land of the free.
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  3. Americar

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    There is a lot more to this than meets the eye .. These site are operating on .com or .net they no longer resolve from US Geo locale but are resolving from my Geo Australia .. The FBI has supposedly impounded the domain names ..

    Trivea:

    //According to a federal indictment, the owners of the companies sought ways to get around restrictions placed on U.S. banks that prohibited them from handling financial transactions connected to online gambling.


    "Some of the defendants found banks willing to flout the law for a fee," Janice Fedarcyk, the assistant director in charge of the FBI's New York Field Office, said in a prepared statement. "The defendants bet the house that they could continue their scheme, and they lost."//

    //district court order to block 76 bank accounts and five Internet domain names associated with the poker websites. //

    //The indictment alleges the poker-company owners "relied on highly compensated third party payment processors ... who lied to United States banks about the nature of the financial transactions they were processing and covered up those lies through the creation of phony corporations and websites to disguise payments to the poker companies."


    The allegedly phony websites included online flower delivery shops and pet supply stores that would handle credit card payments to get funds from U.S. customers.//

    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/in...cted-fraud-money-laundering/story?id=13386037

    Old related news:


    http://www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2009/nyfo080609.htm


    Internet Gambling Payment Processor Arrested in Las Vegas

    http://www.pokernewsdaily.com/internet-gambling-payment-processor-arrested-in-las-vegas-9864/

    Former Party Poker founder avoids jail time

    http://www.playpokeronline.net/poker-news/former-party-poker-founder-avoids-jail-time/576

    The question that has not been asked does this effect an affiliate who is providing traffic that may attract US visitors to any Casino/Poker site ...
     
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