Reaction from PPA to Kentucky ruling

Optimistic that standing will be established and a sensible ruling made

The million-strong Poker Players Alliance has issued a statement in the wake of Thursday's shock announcement that the Kentucky Supreme Court had overturned the block imposed by the state Court of Appeals on international domain seizures (see previous InfoPowa report)

"The PPA understands the technical nature of the decision issued today by the Kentucky Supreme Court and remains confident that, once that issue is cured, the Supreme Court will address the compelling merits of the arguments in support of the Court of Appeals decision prohibiting the Commonwealth's seizure of 141 internet gaming sites," said executive director John Pappas.

"There are fundamental freedoms at stake in this case, not only the freedom of poker players in Kentucky and globally, but Internet freedom across the globe. The Commonwealth's effort at such a bold, broad and, we believe, unlawful seizure sets a dangerous precedent for anyone who uses the Internet.

"The PPA and its members continue to encourage Kentucky officials to work with us to implement common-sense licensing and regulation of online poker that will protect consumers and create a much needed revenue stream for the Commonwealth."

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