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Kentucky Sues Full Tilt Poker To Recover Gamblers

Kentucky continues assault on online gambling industry

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The Common Wealth of Kentucky is once again going after the online gambling industry and has filed a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court against a number of online gambling operations seeking to recover losses incurred by Kentuckians who placed wagers via websites.

John-Pappas-PPA WebProNews spoke to the Poker Players Alliance about Kentucky’s latest move. "We are in the process of full review of this new action, however, at first blush we seriously questions its merits," said John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance.

"The one thing that we can be sure of is that a continued assault on poker and attempts to restrict the rights of Commonwealth residents to play online poker is a clear waste of state government’s scarce resources."

Specifically the lawsuit names as defendants the Ireland-based Pocket Kings LTD., which operates the popular Full Tilt Poker website, and unknown entities that operate a number of other online gambling sites.

The 14-page filing by the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown invokes state statute 454.210 and calls for Pocket Kings to refund Kentucky "the amount of money lost between March 25, 2005 and September 25, 2009 by persons located within the borders of Kentucky." Under the law the suit seeks to recover three times the amounts lost by Kentuckians who gambled online.

"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.

This is the second suit filed by Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration against online gambling sites. The first involved Kentucky’s attempt to seize 141 international online gambling domains.  That case is still ongoing.
 

Kentucky Sues Full Tilt Poker To Recover Gamblers
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  • Guest

    Are they going to sue Las Vegas , Lodge Casino , or maybe some casinos’ on reserves, maybe even Atlantic City.

  • http://webbishness.com Don Forrester

    For this story – which is the headline news in my Webpronews letter most recently – the editor takes the stance that this is outrageous and a tragic waste of Kentucky money and time, AND sets a bad precedent.

    I wanted to add my downvote. He’s right. This is just appalling.

    The only thing I can add that’s positive about this is that if they lose the case, it may set a GOOD precedent. But I’m not holding my breath.

  • Guest

    So what if the Kentuckyians made money by playing online poker? I assume they will have to give back their earnings…

  • Guest

    If they win, they will, try and double down on a horse race to fix the states budget

    this is their plan

  • Guest

    LOL, I think the word is tortious, not tortuous!

    But another example of Yank courts trying to extend their jurisdiction to other countries where they have no business sticking their noses. Some hillbilly governor who believes the world is 6000 years old thinks he can dictate to the rest of the world what it can do. Next he will be suing to get evolution off the Internet. Yet when the shoe is on the other foot and other nations are going after Yank companies the whining and the puffing about Yank inalienable rights is insufferable. They may get a judgment but let’s see them enforce it in Ireland.

    • Guest

      The word is “tortious” if you feel like spelling “tortuous” wrong, or you are implying or involving tort. Which, I’m pretty sure, no tort is implied.

    • Jim

      He’s not trying to dictate what Ireland does. If the company wants to do business with Kentucky residents, they have to do it legally.

  • alan

    Guess KY has nothing better to do. These people played online and lost money because of their abilities, not because the site scammed them. Why don’t you focus on how to fix your state instead?

  • GeeBee

    I think I’ll sue Kentucky for allowing their Fried Chicken restaurants to do torturous acts on my colon.

    Rednecks. They entertain me. :)

  • carriebell

    Does this mean that I can sue Kentucky for all the Derby bets that I made that went sour? Man I’d be in the money!

  • Jim

    The point of the lawsuit is that online gambling is illegal in the United States and the online gambling sites know this. They willingly took money from the residents anyway and now Kentucky is simply following through by attempting to recover the money for its residents, and the triple damages for willfully breaking Kentucky law.

  • Abe Sudan

    If this lawsuit is successful, it would set a dangerous precedent: every sovereign nation, state, island, or territory could use its court system to seek damages against websites that it essentially disagrees with. For example, would the USA tolerate an Iranian court’s ruling that the Fox News website incites hate against Arab Nations? As a result of such a ruling, could Iran have such a website taken offline?

    What if a prosecutor in China sued that Google (who recently blocked the Chinese market due to censorship issues) was spreading misinformation about its nation? Would a favorable court ruling mean that Google.com would have to pay reparations and be turned off?

    That sounds ludicrous, right? My point exactly. Give me a break Kentucky…

  • Guest

    They keep pushing in with 7-2 off and expect to win . Who put the gun to their head and made them deposit money and open accounts . If you don;t know how to play DON’t its that simple. Thank god you guys choked in March Madness.

  • http://www.slotbonuses.info/ casinospammer

    Kentucky seems to be using it governmental powers for evil. Just take an a stance and use the peoples tax money to fund a legal vendetta.

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Kentucky Sues Full Tilt Poker To Recover Gamblers

Kentucky continues assault on online gambling industry

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The Common Wealth of Kentucky is once again going after the online gambling industry and has filed a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court against a number of online gambling operations seeking to recover losses incurred by Kentuckians who placed wagers via websites.

John-Pappas-PPA WebProNews spoke to the Poker Players Alliance about Kentucky’s latest move. "We are in the process of full review of this new action, however, at first blush we seriously questions its merits," said John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance.

"The one thing that we can be sure of is that a continued assault on poker and attempts to restrict the rights of Commonwealth residents to play online poker is a clear waste of state government’s scarce resources."

Specifically the lawsuit names as defendants the Ireland-based Pocket Kings LTD., which operates the popular Full Tilt Poker website, and unknown entities that operate a number of other online gambling sites.

The 14-page filing by the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown invokes state statute 454.210 and calls for Pocket Kings to refund Kentucky "the amount of money lost between March 25, 2005 and September 25, 2009 by persons located within the borders of Kentucky." Under the law the suit seeks to recover three times the amounts lost by Kentuckians who gambled online.

"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.

This is the second suit filed by Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration against online gambling sites. The first involved Kentucky’s attempt to seize 141 international online gambling domains.  That case is still ongoing.
 

Kentucky Sues Full Tilt Poker To Recover Gamblers
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Kentucky continues assault on online gambling industry

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The Common Wealth of Kentucky is once again going after the online gambling industry and has filed a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court against a number of online gambling operations seeking to recover losses incurred by Kentuckians who placed wagers via websites.

John-Pappas-PPA WebProNews spoke to the Poker Players Alliance about Kentucky’s latest move. "We are in the process of full review of this new action, however, at first blush we seriously questions its merits," said John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance.

"The one thing that we can be sure of is that a continued assault on poker and attempts to restrict the rights of Commonwealth residents to play online poker is a clear waste of state government’s scarce resources."

Specifically the lawsuit names as defendants the Ireland-based Pocket Kings LTD., which operates the popular Full Tilt Poker website, and unknown entities that operate a number of other online gambling sites.

The 14-page filing by the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown invokes state statute 454.210 and calls for Pocket Kings to refund Kentucky "the amount of money lost between March 25, 2005 and September 25, 2009 by persons located within the borders of Kentucky." Under the law the suit seeks to recover three times the amounts lost by Kentuckians who gambled online.

"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.

This is the second suit filed by Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration against online gambling sites. The first involved Kentucky’s attempt to seize 141 international online gambling domains.  That case is still ongoing.
 

Kentucky Sues Full Tilt Poker To Recover Gamblers
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Kentucky Sues Full Tilt Poker To Recover Gamblers

Kentucky continues assault on online gambling industry

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The Common Wealth of Kentucky is once again going after the online gambling industry and has filed a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court against a number of online gambling operations seeking to recover losses incurred by Kentuckians who placed wagers via websites.

John-Pappas-PPA WebProNews spoke to the Poker Players Alliance about Kentucky’s latest move. "We are in the process of full review of this new action, however, at first blush we seriously questions its merits," said John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance.

"The one thing that we can be sure of is that a continued assault on poker and attempts to restrict the rights of Commonwealth residents to play online poker is a clear waste of state government’s scarce resources."

Specifically the lawsuit names as defendants the Ireland-based Pocket Kings LTD., which operates the popular Full Tilt Poker website, and unknown entities that operate a number of other online gambling sites.

The 14-page filing by the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown invokes state statute 454.210 and calls for Pocket Kings to refund Kentucky "the amount of money lost between March 25, 2005 and September 25, 2009 by persons located within the borders of Kentucky." Under the law the suit seeks to recover three times the amounts lost by Kentuckians who gambled online.

"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.

This is the second suit filed by Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration against online gambling sites. The first involved Kentucky’s attempt to seize 141 international online gambling domains.  That case is still ongoing.
 

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