Absolute Poker has finally issued a statement regarding last Friday’s USA Department of Justice domain seizures and indictments. Read this blog post to find out if Absolute will be paying out player balances, accepting USA players, and more.
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The online poker world –especially in the United States– is breathing a collective sigh of relief today after the news that the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker have come to an agreement with the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara.
The regulatory agencies for the three seized online poker sites responded to the US government’s online poker crackdown with statements on their websites Tuesday. See their responses and our analysis by reading this blog post.
Most people are having a pretty rough go of it in trying to make heads or tails out of the criminal indictment and civil lawsuit that were filed on Friday. In this article I’ll take a look at the crux of the case and what charges the owners are facing.
After a number of states have flirted with becoming the “first” state to pass online poker legislation, the District of Columbia surprised us all by quickly moving a measure through their budget bill that makes the nation’s capital the first jurisdiction to offer its residents intrastate online poker!
In the past month a number of online poker rooms have teamed up with land-based casinos in what can only be seen as a push to get online gaming legalized in the USA: now comes the news that Full Tilt and Station Casino’s owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta have joined forces in a similar effort.
According to WickedChopsPoker.com, Full Tilt Poker has been in talks with a number of Las Vegas based casinos regarding a potential partnership to focus on the USA market, but the buzz seems to be revolving around Station Casinos.
Last week a partnership between one of the largest land-based casino conglomerates and the largest online poker room in the world was announced, as Wynn Resorts and PokerStars declared they would be working toward the passage of legislation to legalize and regulate online poker at the federal level.
When it comes to online poker legislation it usually turns out be a good news/bad news situation for the poker players themselves, and this is precisely what residents of New Jersey could be facing as soon as July if the Governor puts his signature on an online poker bill.