FBI: online poker sites "bet the house" on money laundering, fraud

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...ites-seized-charged-with-money-laundering.ars
     
  2. CloneRanger

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    -http://www.pokerstars.com- & -www.fulltiltpoker.com- are still up in the UK ?

    -www.absolutepoker.com- is down though
     
  3. ronjor

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    We'll see how all this plays out.
     
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    5 years maximum penalty seems insufficient for an offence of this alleged magnitude imo.
     
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    Only US players are not able to play anymore.
     
  6. Goggles

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    Pokerstars accepts GBP which can be purchased with BitCoins. Maybe proxies or VPN's to appear as non-US. If there are more steps involved I'm not sure.


    I think this is a move to protect US corporate interests and similar industries in a slow economy. They have just caused thousands of US players to look for alternate methods, revolution is in our blood. :)
    With the new Tax Court ruling, Ronald Mayo vs. USTC, gambling is a business whose expenses, such as travelling, can be deducted from other forms of income.
     
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