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Antigua says U.S. Online Poker Shutdown was Illegal

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/21/2011

Absolute Poker, UB.com Issues Statement Regarding Indictments

Absolute Poker, including the UB (formerly Ultimate Bet) brand, hereafter "Absolute Poker," issued the following statement today:

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/21/2011

Many Dead in Karachi Gambling Club Explosion

At least 16 people were killed and 40 others wounded after a bomb went off in one of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest gambling clubs Thursday night. 

According to CNN International, Raja Umar Khitab, a senior police official in Karachi, said the bomb was placed under a table at the club and consisted of at least 2 kg (about 4.5 pounds) of explosive material. The blast made a crater at the site, he added.

The explosion happened in the port city's Ghass Mandi section, police spokesman Muhammad Saleem said.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/21/2011

Interpol Will Not Detain Execs of Indicted Online Poker Companies in Costa Rica

Indicted officials working for PokerStars and UB.com living and working in Costa Rica will not have to worry about being detained by Interpol. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/21/2011

William Hill Shares Jump on Strong Start to the Year

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/21/2011

Is Full Tilt Poker Being Asked to Break the Law Again?

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/20/2011

DOJ Restores Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars domain names to Facilitate Payments

As Part of Agreements, Use of Domain Names Pokerstars.com and Fulltiltpoker.com Will Be Restored to Facilitate Return of U.S. Player Funds

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/20/2011

UB.com Suspends Real Cash Play by US Poker Customers in Wake of Crackdown

UB.com officially decided to prohibit US customers from playing in their card room for “real cash” effective Wednesday morning.

A popup announcement appeared on the site for any US resident attempting to access the cash rooms.  The company had permitted “real cash” play for the past few years following an indictment handed down by the US Justice Department.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/20/2011

Online Poker: Welcome to the Bank of Al Qaeda, 6-Year Old Gamblers

The GOP has taken a tough stance against legalizing online poker following last Friday’s crackdown, linking the activity to everything from drug trafficking to Al Queda.

A software engineer recently wrote to Congress, expressing fears that Democrat Barney Frank’s co-sponsored bill to legalize online gambling (HR 1174) is effectively an invitation for the 'Bank of Al Qaeda’.

Jim Thackston, of Sun Coast Data Solutions, argues that Internet poker software could be used by terrorists to launder funds.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/20/2011

ESPN Will Air 2011 WSOP: Latest Developments re: Online Poker Crackdown

While ESPN has scrambled to remove advertisements from online poker sponsors and certain programming in the wake of a federal crackdown on industry behemoths PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, the
Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/19/2011

Judge Who Ruled in Favor of Gambling911 Throws Out Madoff Lawsuit

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/19/2011

Nelson Rose to Speak About Poker Sites Shutdown

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/19/2011

Mixed Martial Arts Takes Hit From Full Tilt Poker Shutdown

There are rumblings throughout the Mixed Martial Arts community that the shutdown of Full Tilt Poker on Friday may cause the sport to take a significant hit on sponsorship dollars. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/19/2011

Hustler Online Poker Room Cashing in on Crackdown

America's newest legal online poker room isn't wasting any time in taking advantage of America's latest crackdown on online gambling.

The new Hustler Casino online poker room, at www.hustlercasinola.com, went online last Friday, the same day the U.S. Justice Department issued arrest warrants for the executives of three foreign online poker rooms, Poker Stars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker.

The new room, owned by porn king Larry Flynt, wasted no time in turning the crisis into an opportunity.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/19/2011

Poker Pros React to Indictments of Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and UB.com

Annie Duke expressed concern about her fellow players and their livelihoods following the indictments.  In particular, she worried about her brother, Howard Lederer, who has a major stake in Full Tilt Poker. 

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Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/18/2011

Man Indicted in Online Poker Crackdown Pleads Not Guilty

By Jonathan Stempel

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/18/2011

Online Poker Indictments: Hopefully History Repeats Itself

The question people are asking this Monday:  Will I get my money back from PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, UB.com following Friday's indictments? 

It was early 2007 when Gambling911.com first broke the news that the two founders of online payment transfer company, NETeller, had been arrested on US soil.  At the time, NETeller was the biggest facilitator of payments for online gambling websites. 

Over a 24 hour period, some G911 readers reacted swiftly by withdrawing funds.  It would take another 24 hours before the major mainstream news outlets confirmed the story.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/18/2011

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