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US DOJ takes poker domains

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by payattention, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. payattention

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  2. djuqa

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    Re-read the Article!
    The government didn't seize the domains.
    They indicted the Companies running the sites for a MAJOR Fraud and Illegal gambling Bust.
     
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  3. payattention

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    They did seize the domains, go visit pokerstars.com or fulltiltpoker.com
     
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    Sorry, Mr Bahr.
    Yes there is now a Seizure notice up on url
    They will beat the rap however.
     
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  5. payattention

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    Because your dns has yet to be refreshed. Can an admin please delete or moderate the posts made by djuqa, detracts from what is going on.
     
  6. James

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  7. DomainNames

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    Thats massive news. Those sites where the biggest on earth. They ran huge advertising campaigns in Australia also
     
  8. Drop.com.au

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    absolutepoker.com too...

    Andrew
     
  9. payattention

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    76 payment processors frozen across 14 countries.. no-one is going to be paid a dime.
     
  10. DomainNames

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    They might be smarter than that. If you have an account and cookies it seems to still be redirecting you to another domain extension using the software you download to play.

    Recommend all pull their money out now but if they have any in there
     
  11. James

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    But not the biggest listed poker company ;)

    " Bwin.party digital (BPTY.L), the world's biggest listed online gaming company"
     
  12. Rhythm

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    It's all Tzvetkoff related. (I reckon)
     
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    Without taking away from the "domain swipe" that Jonathan has pointed out (good find) it's not a clear cut case of "big brother taking a domain name" like a few of the State cases in the U.S.

    I am quite sure that the FBI has substantial evidence supporting their case as James pointed out (great find) regarding charges. The domain name was an asset in the ability to commit the alleged criminal acts and therefore can be just like a bank account or any other asset acquired by the charged parties involved.

    If found innocent, then the U.S. Gov would have a MASSIVE debt about the size of the one that Obama is currently putting them under with the spend he's put on since in office after having to pay damages to the websites for lost revenue and potential earnings etc.
     
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    Yeah if you read all the articles online they have been up to some suspicious activity, they were blocked by all the big banks in the US so what they did was go and approach smaller banks and offer to invest in them at huge amounts say 30% of the business value so put 10 million bucks in the bank so they could accept the payments and do business via these small banks.

    I think they must have been tracking them for ages too, I don't think it is a case of the domains been taken down willy nilly.
     
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    When you give the man that knows everything about your business over to the FBI, you gotta expect him to squeal like a school girl with a skinned knee. Realistically, they've got no one to blame but themselves. They're calling this "Black Friday" for online poker, I think it is a bigger event than the intro of UIGEA itself back in '06.

    Sad day, I can't wait for "The Downfall" video. Lol.
     
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    ... and UltimateBet.com. Are there any more domains that have been seized?

    Andrew
     
  17. DomainNames

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    apparently they will be closing them all down, then allowing it in the usa again by " licensing " them and taxing online gaming.

    Its all about tax revenue. Thats all they want the tax income coming in.. typical government..

    Im sure our government in Australia is watching this carefully to0 gain ideas how to tax aussies more from their gaming
     
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    I think this case is more about tax evasion.

    ;)

    I'm not saying government don't look out for number one first, but if they don't put these guys away then all of us that make a living online will stop declaring it (and don't tell me it hasn't crossed your mind).

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes
    I'm surprised he hasn't been "taken out"! Loose lips and all that.

    It happens all the time in the movies and on TV. ;) "Damages" was a great show - had bent Cops knocking off blabbermouths.