A federal judge has returned indictments again charging gambling businesses and 3 persons with conducting an illegal gambling business and money laundering. A total of eleven bank accounts were seized located in the US, Malta, Potugal and the Netherlands.This is more huge news concerning the legality of online gambling in the USA that could see it soon wiped out, or perhaps taking steps to regulate it?
This is all happening in the wake on what is known as Black Friday when the biggest online poker rooms in the World had their domains seized and owners arrested over the same charge of bank fraud and money laundering, those included pokerstars, full tilt, absolute poker and UB.
The latest batch of seized domain names are below and seems to indicate the department of Justice in the states has no intention of slowing down and are continuing to take firm action on those who have carried on accepting American players after it was deemed illegal in 2006.
Among the domains sized is doylesroom.com home to non other than the face of poker Doyle Brunson. There have been many disputes surrounding Doyles Room the most recent being the way in which the room continues to use his name despite the fact Doyle has distanced himself for the poker site earlier this Month.
Domain seized by the Doj:
Players with account heading to those sites are starting to see an unwelcome image shown below:
It’s at times like these, and those of late that make you thankful we are British 🙂
It looks certain that this will not be the end of the story and as some operators chose to quit accepting US players last Month, this latest move must make other sites who still allow US residents to deposit and gamble online think very hard about what to do next.