Judge Dismisses Civil Suit against Full Tilt Poker

03/12/2012
By Pamela PattersonGoogle

Judge L. B. Sand of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan has dismissed claims of alleged Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) violations against account holders at Full Tilt Poker by the Full Tilt Poker operators.  According to the RICO act, penalties can be increased for criminal activities carried out as an organization as opposed to an individual.  The plaintiff claimed that the operators of Full Tilt Poker together with ten other individuals conspired to withhold $150 million from the accounts of users before the site was shut down by the U.S. Department of Justice last spring.  Judge Sand dismissed the claim on the account that it was a week claim; he explained that it was not evident that the operators had engaged in malfeasance and there remains sufficient probability that the freeze was a result of the USDOJ’s actions.

 

Of the five units against which the account holders are taking legal action, the judge only dismissed the claim against two; even the two that he did dismiss can be resubmitted if and when they are amended.  The origin of this suit goes back to April 2011 when the U.S. Department of Justice seized the domain names of three usa online casinos: Absolute Poker, PokerStars, and Full Tilt Poker.  The USDOJ closed the sites on the grounds that they violated the Federal Wire Act of 1961.  The shut-downs came as a massive shock to the online casino games community.  Ironically, less than a year after “Black Friday,” the USDOJ redefined the Wire Act to exclude online gambling, and now Nevada is advancing legalization legislature.  This positions first Nevadan licensee to become the top usa online casino.

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