"When your DNS refreshes, you'll notice these sites have been seized by the FBI / DoJ"
Maybe we'll have FederalPoker soon.
When your DNS refreshes, you'll notice these sites have been seized by the FBI / DoJ
Was fun while it lasted.SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Federal authorities unsealed an indictment Friday against the founders of the three largest internet poker companies operating in the U.S. The indictment charges eleven defendants, including the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker, with bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling offenses, according to Federal authorities in New York. Restraining orders were issued against more than 75 bank accounts used by the poker companies and their payment processors, while five Internet domain names used by the companies to host poker games were seized, federal authorities added in a statement.
Cool. I played quite a bit on a couple of those sites, and while I made a lil bit of money overall, I would say that they're random number generator wasnt so random. You can play poker for a week in a casino and not see as many river losses as one big tourney online.
Im almost positive all of these sites are headquartered overseas. Did they arrest anyone? Im sure these guys take care of the host countries officials and highly doubt we'll see any extradition at least for a long while anyway
WTF make it legal and tax it. I liked how fulltilt min deposit was $10. Just for fun but what else is new with FEDs
And just what will the feds do with all that money??????
I should have cashed out months ago.... this is BS.... yet another infringement on the freedom of choice.... the charges look like fraud has been committed however...
It was bank fraud to circumvent the outdated Wire Act of 1961. Essentially they made payments out to look like legitimate payments from legitimate online merchants which allowed banks to ostensibly transact indirectly with the poker sites.