11 Arrested in Crackdown on Online Gambling

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    cowboy

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    Perc

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    Good ol' US of A, policing the world once again.

    So, just because they were .com domains, the DOJ figures it can seize them?

    Had a quick look at the whois info for those sites and not one is registered in the US.

    How the hell can they get away with that?
     
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    by arrested you mean, .com domain names ripped away and indicted
     
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    Shaun O'Neill

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    Webzcas

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    Yep, so much for regulation on the horizon. I still believe it will be another couple of years and even then I will be surprised.

    More on this story here: Reaction To Online Poker Prosecutions
     
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    TheGamblingGuru

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    A "Quote" from your article....

    "Others named in the indictment & associated closely with the companies concerned are reportedly based outside the United States & are presumably at this point beyond the physical reach of US law."

    I'm kinda thinking that at this point we all should presume that U.S. Law has no boundaries! ;)

    I think the US is becoming more and more like the Roman Empire each and every day. Move in and conquer.
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    Crazy news indeed. I can only imagine how poker signups for 'other properties' are doing this weekend. Must be great to be a poker affiliate right now... right? Or are all of them going to shut down US processing in fear of the DOJ?

    I think the J needs to be changed to something else :(
     
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    this is crazy and will probably have a trickle down effect on casinos and sportsbetting
     
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    Webzcas

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    To be fair these are very large sites. The US facing casinos are small fry in comparison. Boy would I hate to be a poker affiliate right now.
     
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    Vladi

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    Team America world police strikes again.

    Now I cant get my own money from Full Tilt even though I'm not even from the USA.
     
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    wheel of time

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    I shoked with this information

    What a destiny are waiting for Online Casino Operators :confused: :eek:
     
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    "And the biggest irony of all? It's been rumored that the only reason the FBI got their hands on him is because Full Tilt or Poker Stars (the companies he used to work for and stole from) tipped off the FBI that he was going to be traveling to the United States last year.

    They ratted him out ... and he turned the tables. No honor among thieves."
     
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    after closure of biggest poker rooms many players will release that all these offshore poker rooms are involved in illegal activities or, at last just can't legally process USA player's money. Will they play in other small poker room after that? Don't think so..
     
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