Bodog Indicted - Are We Surprised?
By now, most of you know that Bodog. com and its founder
Calvin Ayre was indicted as well as three other defendants. This indictment didn't really shock or surprise me, or
really anyone that has followed online poker's legal battle
since last year. The real surprise comes in the fact that it took them 10
months to file this indictment.
Calvin Ayre Indictment,
Wire Act Applies Only to Sports - What About "Sport of Poker"
The DOJ released a memo today that has the poker world
abuzz, and for good reason. Essentially, the memo is an opinion from Assistant Attorney
General Virginia Seitz that clearly states that the Wire Act
only applies to a "sporting event or contest. "
Players around the United States as well as lobbyists are
rejoicing after the great news. However, Lon McEachern in
passing said the following:
Sport of Poker,
UIGEA is Unenforceable is Officially Mythbusted
Welcome to this week's edition of Poker Mythbusters. The UIGEA is unenforceable. The UIGEA is a bad law. The wording of the UIGEA is too vague.
US Department of Justice
KGC Demands DOJ and UB Conclude Negotiations
Looks like the Full Tilt Poker press release writer got a
new job working for the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. The following was the press release sent out by the KGC on
"Since the actions taken by the US Attorney's Office for
the Southern District of New York (the SDNY) on April
15, 2011, the Commission has been in close and regular
discussions with its licensee, Blanca Games Inc. (Blanca), operating as Absolute Poker and UB. com
(AP/UB), to facilitate the reimbursement of both US
and non-US players.
Kahnawake Gaming Commission,
Was the Ivey Lawsuit Part of the Full Tilt Ponzi Scheme?
As R-Truth of the WWE says "There seems to be a conspiracy
going on here. C-O-N.
Full Tilt Poker,
Full Tilt Ponzi Scheme,
Phil Ivey Lawsuit,
US Department of Justice,
Subject:Poker Owner Claims He Does Not Like Poker
Subject:Poker has come under a lot of fire lately as the
result of an article claiming the US Department of Justice
was going to bring charges against the Merge Gaming Network. One of their harshest critics has been Gerry Poltorak. He
published an article basically trashing the article's
content and even went so far as to call the writer of the
article a coward. A follow-up article was published that exposed a Skype
conversation between Poltorak and a man claiming to be
Merge Gaming Network,