Boss Media/Poker Trillion Suit

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Disturbing if true.

POKERTRILLION.com Successful in its Application to Seize Boss Media Servers in Malta
Malta August 18, 2008 --The online poker site POKERTRILLION.com has announced that on 18th August 2008 at the First Hall Civil Court, Malta (Court record and Complaint Number 755-08), Judge Gino Camilleri issued a judgement authorising Trillion Ltd to enforce seizure of the Boss Media Malta Limited and Boss Media AB servers, and that these servers cease being used for any commercial activity as from 18th September 2008 with Boss Media not being allowed to appeal the courts decision any further.

This judgement, which relates to Trillion Limiteds multi-million Euro law suit for breach of contract against Boss Media AB and their associated companies, comes off the back of a number of successful applications made to the courts in Malta by Trillion Ltd. POKERTRILLION.com C.E.O Andy Pyrah explains, Todays decision will in effect bring down Boss Medias operation in their licensed jurisdiction of Malta on September 18, and any partner still on the Boss (IPN) Poker Network at this stage will see their service closed down too.

The judge further ordered that the cosignatory which is now responsible for the equipment also provides full accounts of the revenues being generated from this equipment.

Pyrah comments further, It should also be noted that despite appeals from Boss Media, weve been successful in every one of our applications that weve filed with the courts in Malta and this includes having our initial garnishee order increased from 5million to 20million earlier this month, this in turn means that there is now a 20million freezing order on all Boss Medias assets within this jurisdiction, and in accordance with European law we will be applying for this to be executed all over Europe.
 

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Swedish Gaming Operator Says 'Legal Action is Without Merit' and 'Player Funds Not Affected"

Boss Media, the Swedish gaming operator who was yesterday the subject of a statement by former customer PokerTrillion which claimed a Maltese court had ordered the seizure of Boss Media servers has today issued its own statement claiming PokerTrillion’s comments are ‘reckless’ and reassuring players on the network their funds are safe.

PokerTrillon CEO Andy Pyrah yesterday said, “Today’s decision will in effect bring down Boss Media’s operation in their licensed jurisdiction of Malta on September 18 and any partner still on the Boss (IPN) Poker Network at this stage will see their service closed down too”.

However Boss Media today said there would be no disruption of services. The full Boss Media rebuttal stated:

"In relation to the statements made by Poker Trillion August 18 (“Trillion Limited -v- Boss Media Malta Limited and Boss Media AB”), Boss Media has issued the following statement.

Poker Trillion’s recent comments are a reckless attempt to support a legal action that is without merit and initiated as retribution for their dismissal from the Boss Media network. To be clear, player funds are not affected by the current proceedings. All players’ funds are held separately under the control of the Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority and cannot be seized by any court.

Poker Trillion is a former customer of Boss Media who was terminated because of rake back violations. They have since then repeatedly tried to disrupt the Boss Media business through the dissemination of groundless rumors. In April 2008 Poker Trillion alleged in a press release a claim that among other things, Boss Media player funds were frozen. The allegations were false but typical of the type of tactics employed by Poker Trillion.

While there has been no hearing on the merits of the Poker Trillion suit, there have been preliminary hearings on the matter. Boss Media has assured that adequate security is provided in Malta in the event of an award of damages against it which we believe to be unlikely.

Boss Media is currently exploring various legal options regarding our Maltese assets and can assure that Boss Media has the requisite assets in place to ensure that our business will continue to operate with the highest standards. In the extremely unlikely event that any Malta operations would be affected, Boss Media have high-performance back-up systems in place to ensure continued service to all our customers and their players."
 

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PRESS RELEASE VXJ 19 AUGUST 2008

In relation to the statements made by Poker Trillion August 18 (Trillion Limited -v- Boss Media Malta Limited and Boss Media AB), Boss Media has issued the following statement.


Poker Trillions recent comments are a reckless attempt to support a legal action that is without merit and initiated as retribution for their dismissal from the Boss Media network. To be clear, player funds are not affected by the current proceedings. All players funds are held separately under the control of the Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority and cannot be seized by any court.

Poker Trillion is a former customer of Boss Media who was terminated because of rake back violations. They have since then repeatedly tried to disrupt the Boss Media business through the dissemination of groundless rumors. In April 2008 Poker Trillion alleged in a press release a claim that among other things, Boss Media player funds where frozen. The allegations were false but typical of the type of tactics employed by Poker Trillion.

While there has been no hearing on the merits of the Poker Trillion suit, there have been preliminary hearings on the matter. Boss Media has assured that adequate security is provided in Malta in the event of an award of damages against it which we believe be to unlikely.

Boss Media is currently exploring various legal options regarding our Maltese assets and can assure that Boss Media has the requisite assets in place to ensure that our business will continue to operate with the highest standards. In the extremely unlikely event that any Malta operations would be affected, Boss Media have high-performance back-up systems in place to ensure continued service to all our customers and their players.

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For further information, please contact:
Mery Blomqvist, Public Relations & Marketing Manager, Boss Media AB, telephone:
+46 (0)70 768 533 256, e-mail: [email protected]
 

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Yeah it stunk of BS. Poker Trillion sure has stirred up a bunch of trouble over something obvious like violating rakeback policies. No other network would tolerate that, why would Boss?

I don't think it's that simple, although I do agree Trillion haven't been entirely professional in their press releases. Boss caps rakeback at 30%, which as far as I'm aware Trillion never violated in terms of cash rakeback. The problem was that they also offered up to 50% discount on live tournament entries if you purchased your seat with rakeback - so if you bought into an EPT event you could effectively get 60% back. I'm guessing few (if any) players took advantage of that promo.

I can see how an argument can be made that a promo like that constitutes a rakeback violation, but it was a heavily and directly advertised scheme available to all Trillion players - even integrated into their software. Boss would certainly have been aware of Trillion's business model, and they let it run for many months and advertising dollars before shutting it down, well after Trillion had an established player base relying on them to continue with their rakeback model as promised. The rumour is that Boss only took action under pressure from other skins who who were losing business to Trillion. If Boss really did consider what Trillion were doing a violation of policy they should have forbade it from the outset.
 

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25% rakeback + 50% instant bonus up to 100$ + 500$ new depositor freeroll seems too good to be true for me:what:
Any1 tried them?
 
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