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November 2, 2009

Not so Fast Kentucky

By: Admin Developer View
When the Commonwealth of Kentucky petitioned the Franklin Circuit County Court to seize www.fulltiltpoker.com, Pocket Kings Limited, asked a U.K Chancery Court to injoin FTP's registrar, Safenames Limited, from complying with the Kentucky trial court order.  In an order dated October 22, 2009, the Chancery Court granted Pocket King's request and declared that Safenames shall not comply with any present or future seizure order from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  See Safenames-Judgment.  The Court also ordered the Commonwealth of Kentucky to pay Pocket Kings for legal fees incurred in bringing the petition. See Safenames Signed Order. Read more
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Poker as a Game of Skill

By: Admin Developer View

Whether poker is determined to be a game of chance or a game of skill has tremendous implications for defendants charged under state and federal gambling laws.  This issue was recently litigated by a group of defendants charged under state gambling laws in South Carolina.  The defendants demonstrated to the satisfaction of the trial court… Read More

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Kentucky Supreme Court Considers Poker

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On October 22, 2009, the Supreme Court of Kentucky heard oral arguments in the above referenced case. The case originated when the Commonwealth of Kentucky filed civil seizure and forfeiture proceedings against 141 domain names – virtually all of which offered or involved internet gaming. The Commonwealth contended that domain names constitute gambling devices under… Read More

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