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    Default Three largest online poker sites seized/shut down by the F.B.I.

    I don't gamble and I've never even been to a real Casino, but some of you may be :steam:.

    The story:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/mone...wn-by-fbi.html

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    Lol @ quote "....Maybe I will see that money."

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    Thats sad. My brother spends the majority of his free time playing Texas Holdem on PokerStars. He does tournaments for money, and as I understand it, does pretty well.
    “Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside
    them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman

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    Seeking to recover 3 billion? Not exactly chump change. No wonder they wanted their heads on a plate.

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    I just don't understand why something considered taboo by a lot of people, and that deals with large quantities of money, would operate in a shady manner. You gotta know Feds are gonna have their noses in your shit...

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    The feds probably wanted to clear out room for the legal, state-sponsored sites that will be setting up soon:

    Washington D.C. Legalizes Online Poker

    [...] Washington D.C. recently became the first US State to pass a law allowing people to wager on online poker. This law was passed on the 7th of April 2011 without any objection from Congress. The bill has been titled the Lottery Modernization Act of 2010 and has made Columbia in Washington D.C the first US district and State to incorporate an online gaming law that allows internet gambling.


    The Lottery Modernization Act of 2010 passed with a few amendments that include a change in the definition of the term ‘lotteries.’ The bill stipulates that it only includes games of chance as well as the skill-based game of poker. This will allow Intralot, a lottery provider in Washington D.C. to offer poker over the web to players within the district. The bill also allows the operation of a fantasy sports site for players.
This law has been much debated and has gained considerable attention and importance over the years and it has been long awaited to see which state would implement a law permitting internet gambling first. Now that Washington D.C. has done it, it is expected that others will follow. [...]

    http://www.tightpoker.com/news/washi...ne-poker-2338/
    The new state-sponsored sites aren't going to want competition from unlicensed, unregulated sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Seeking to recover 3 billion? Not exactly chump change. No wonder they wanted their heads on a plate.
    Exactly what I was thinking.

    Quote Originally Posted by Patches View Post
    Thats sad. My brother spends the majority of his free time playing Texas Holdem on PokerStars. He does tournaments for money, and as I understand it, does pretty well.
    Same with my friend, he does great, he's SUPER pissed, and has decided to become an ant-american.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ignite View Post
    I just don't understand why something considered taboo by a lot of people, and that deals with large quantities of money, would operate in a shady manner. You gotta know Feds are gonna have their noses in your shit...
    Yes... I agree




    This really sucks for online players.

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    Governments tend to not care so much about what it's citizens are doing so long as they are giving the government every cent the goverment wants.

    it looks like these sites gambled and lost. (hahaha, I don't care if no one ever laughs at my bad puns or stupid jokes.... i laugh!)

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    Sometimes, when I think of the FBI, all I can picture is this

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