The two-year attempt by the state of Kentucky to seize 141 international online gambling domains appeared to enter a new phase last week as news broke of a fresh angle being taken by the state's hired lawyers.
Having by some accounts almost reached the end of the road with appeals to successively higher courts (the Kentucky Supreme Court is due to issue what could be a final ruling on the jurisdictional and gambling device questions raised by iMEGA and the IGC), it would seem that the state's legal team is trying another throw of the dice by lodging a claim against Pocket Kings for monies "lost between March 25, 2005 and September 25, 2009 by persons located within the borders of Kentucky.”
Pocket Kings, the filings made in the Franklin Circuit Court in the name of Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown explain, is the owner and operator of Full Tilt Poker.com, one of the domains in contention.
The 14-page filing invokes Kentucky statute 454.210 and calls for Pocket Kings to refund the state of Kentucky “the amount of money lost between March 25, 2005 and September 25, 2009 by persons located within the borders of Kentucky,” together with the no doubt substantial legal costs of the action.
Making sure it has all the bases covered, the Kentucky legal team also claims “unknown individuals and entities have acted in concert in joint ventures to facilitate, host, operate, and profit from online gambling businesses,” going on to name Absolute Poker, UltimateBet.com, Bugsy’s Club, Cake Poker, Crazy Poker, DoylesRoom, Golden Palace, Microgaming, MySportsbook, Pitbull Poker, PlayersOnly, PokerHost, PokerStars, PokerTime, Red Star Poker, Reefer Poker, Sportsbook.com, True Poker, and WSEX.
There are several identification errors in the list, along with the intriguing fact that several online poker operations that openly accept US players appear to have escaped the legal researchers' eyes.
The filing claims that Full Tilt Poker facilitated and solicited poker play from Kentucky residents, profiting thereby and had its software installed on computers within Kentucky.
“The Full Tilt Defendants have done, or have caused to be done, tortuous acts in the Commonwealth for which the Commonwealth has a substantial and compelling interest in exercising personal jurisdiction,” the complaint continues, using an oral claim made by the IGC before an earlier court of appeals hearing that 13 000 Kentucky residents play online poker.
In related news, a company spokesman for Full Tilt Poker said that weekend reports in the Financial Tmes regarding an alleged Manhattan Grand Jury investigation of the company were news to its management.
"We are not aware of any grand jury investigation of Tiltware or any related individual or entity, and the company's position is that it has done nothing wrong. We are not going to comment about a speculative grand jury investigation that we are not aware of and we have no idea what, if anything, they are investigating."
All News Categories
- General Gambling News (6875)
- Gambling Law & Society News (3451)
- Casino Games (3078)
- Casino Software (2921)
- Land Based Casino News (460)
- Promotions & Bonuses (303)
- Casino Banking (200)
- Casino Tournaments (111)
- General Poker News (53)
- General Sportsbook News (41)
- General Bingo News (38)
- LCB News (36)
- LCB Approved Casinos (21)
- Casino Warnings (18)
- Bingo Software (11)
- Bingo Games (9)
- Predatory Terms (6)
- Online Poker Tournaments (5)
Most Viewed ArticlesSee all
Live activity feed
" halibaker wrote: aymenpronet wrote: Hi, Is this bonus still available or not ?? I want to register on the casino. I registered yesterday they said only Germany Switzerland Finland Austria will get no deposit bonus via SMS, other countries could claim on live chat but are now not eligible (since 10 october) double check those counties I gave though, this is just from memory from my 2 min chat with support. Thank you halibaker for your quick answer.. I will check with live chat support..If they will not give me no deposit bonus I will not register."READ
"I do not understand if they told me in supporting the truth when I now communicate with them, you need between the bonuses, the chips need to make deposits was 1500 rubles (I did not know I had this time the amount is less than 1,500 rubles total deposits my between the chip 585 rubles). That is why they were the first to say, to write about it immediately and everything would be clear and clear and would not have had much time to wait and negotiate and I no longer have to make deposits of up to 1,500 rubles, I'm out of this situation, yet it not afraid to dare make deposits in LimoPlay and make deposits in other casinos. The second reason they could not even if I personally write a letter explaining that so and so to you, I'm not supposed bonus to tie that small sum made deposits between the chip, the more I turn to them not once but several of help and explanations. Third, I do not understand why they gave me and you to show that they have given me the chip, on October 19, if I did not receive not 19, not October 20 and until now I have not received. Fourth me support, they explain, they say one thing while you write something else. To me, they say that I did not give the chip a little as I did need to make deposits and deposits at least 1,500 rubles to get another chip, and at the same time, you write that they gave me the chip and I have played him and kak if I were still $ 0.19, and the chip is active until 26 October. Here are those questions I would like to get answers very interesting to see and hear their opinion about it all, there is not in their actions, reports any logic do not you think? Or is poor awareness or simply banal error occurred and confused me with another person, player. Thank you bye."READ
lcb activities in the last 24 hours
- new members
- members online
- guests online
- new posts
- free games played