16 Apr '11, 6pm

Domain Owners Should Not Worry About Poker Domain Seizures: Poker domain seizures involved complex criminal acti...

Poker domain seizures involved complex criminal activity specifically targeted at the United States. Yesterday the online gambling world was rocked by the seizure of five poker domain names used by three large online poker companies. The domain names were seized by the FBI from PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker. According to Compete.com, FullTiltPoker.com gets around 1 million unique visitors a month. Some people are drawing references to the Kentucky gambling domain seizures and recent seizures from ICE Homeland Security Investigations. I think drawing parallels here is a mistake. This case is completely different. At issue isn’t that these companies operated online businesses outside the U.S. that are illegal in the U.S. It’s more than that. The government alleges that the companies: 1. Tricked banks into processing gambling payment transactions by making t...

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