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Pokerstars, Absolutepoker, Ub and Fulltilt Seized By Doj

Discussion in 'Casino Industry Discussion' started by lnspin, Apr 15, 2011.

    Apr 15, 2011
  1. lnspin

    lnspin Senior Member webmeister

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    Seems like its ending, all 4 room have been seized by the US DOJ

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  2. Apr 15, 2011
  3. lnspin

    lnspin Senior Member webmeister

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    Sorry Should have been in the poker section, mod please move
     
  4. Apr 15, 2011
  5. dominique

    dominique Dormant account

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    This is HUGE and may well extend beyond poker... depending on whether other places also used these processors.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2011
  7. tat00

    tat00 Experienced Member

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    i can still play there i just logged in
     
  8. Apr 15, 2011
  9. dominique

    dominique Dormant account

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    This only happened like half an hour ago, you'll be kicked off soon... get your money out.

    Domains take time to propagate around the world, use your chance to withdraw while you still can.
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2011
  11. Nate

    Nate Ueber Meister CAG webmeister

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    The United States also filed a civil money laundering and in rem forfeiture complaint (the "Civil Complaint") against the Poker Companies, their assets, and the assets of several payment processors for the Poker Companies.

    Is this a 'Heads Up' and something to be concerned about for those using payment processors? Does 'Payment Processors' refer to the likes of MB, Netteller...et al ?

    Nate

    Edited to Add: As alleged in the Indictment, to accomplish their fraud, the Poker Companies worked with an array of highly compensated "payment processors" – including defendants RYAN LANG, IRA RUBIN, BRADLEY FRANZEN, and CHAD ELIE – who obtained accounts at U. S. banks for the Poker Companies.
     
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  13. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming PABnonaccred

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    Just a note here, the title of this thread is a little misleading.

    They (the poker rooms) have not been seized, they are outside US Justice Dept. Control. (correction the DOJ is trying to seize the domain names)
    However... This may have something to to do with the disappearance of E-check.
     
  14. Apr 15, 2011
  15. Tengil

    Tengil Senior Member

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    Wonder how it will effect non US accounts? LOL at BWIN.PARTY DIGITAL E up 11% today.

    Edit: seems to work normal for non US players and cashouts are apparently working (at least MB and Neteller).
     
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  16. Apr 15, 2011
  17. jstrike

    jstrike Dormant account

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    Sure enough, pokerstars in the US now resolves to 50.17.223.71 ...a page with DOJ seals and some heavy-sounding warnings on it.

    The Feds seized the domain name. Oddly, or not, if you access pokerstars' real IP address, 77.87.179.116, from a server in the states, it redirects to the DOJ. Possibly because PS' front page itself rewrites the header from the numerical IP address to 'pokerstars.com'. I wonder if this has any effect at all on using the download client from the US. Maybe not?
     
  18. Apr 15, 2011
  19. lnspin

    lnspin Senior Member webmeister

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    I agree should have titled it a little better. But The DOJ has taken control of the domain names.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2011
  21. Luckylizzy

    Luckylizzy Dormant account

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    didnt see this thread. I posted on it in the poker section.
     
  22. Apr 15, 2011
  23. Nate

    Nate Ueber Meister CAG webmeister

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    Is the Domain take over US specific? I am able to access the Websites.

    Nate
     
  24. Apr 15, 2011
  25. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming PABnonaccred

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    Looks like the DOJ made a huge shit sandwich and their gonna make everybody take a great big bite... :(
     
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  27. Tengil

    Tengil Senior Member

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    Some speculation about Daniel Tzvetkoffs possible role in the case:
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    Who knows?
     
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  29. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Just another back-hander to clear the US market so the land-based corporations can get a clear run, surely? And another sign that regulation is coming IMO.
     
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  31. dominique

    dominique Dormant account

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    Well, they just got lucky cause the "boy wonder" opened up and told all he knew.

    Poker Stars just partnered with Wynn Vegas, I am sure Wynn is none to happy about this.
     
  32. Apr 15, 2011
  33. Repro

    Repro Dormant account PABnononaccred PABnonaccred

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    I'm just soooooooooooo happy that i don't live in the US.
    Their government just seem to f**k up every bit of "freedom" that is left.
    "Land of the free"... right...

    /rant
     
  34. Apr 15, 2011
  35. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming PABnonaccred

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    I am sure that he and a couple of others (dickshit) have helped to 'open' the business up to the Feds...
     
  36. Apr 15, 2011
  37. DiamondGeezer

    DiamondGeezer Dormant account PABnononaccred2 PABnoaccred PABaccred

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    It wouldn't surprise me if there was huge fallout for casinos in the US market. If all the processors get seized no one is going to get any money.

    If you are a US player with money in casinos I suggest you think about getting it out asap.
     
  38. Apr 15, 2011
  39. phantom27

    phantom27 Dormant account

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    i agree with you, geezer. online wallets are now re-evaluating... our money isn't safe there any more.

    i think i'll go to an indian casino nearby... for now.
     

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