Saturday, April 16, 2011
It's Not About Poker Folks - It's About Control, Power and Money
Faldo's comments in [ BOLD ]
From the Pokerati blog:
Can you please give me the cliffs of what happened today? [Freedom was crushed and wealth confiscated yet again by the Obama regime]
Indictment - Eleven defendants including the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker were charged by the U.S. government with “bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling offenses.”
This is the press statement released by the Department of Justice.
Isai Sheinberg, Paul Tate -> PokerStars -> status: not in States
Raymond Bitar, Nelson Burtnick -> Full Tilt Poker -> status: not in States
Scott Tom, Brent Beckley -> Absolute Poker -> status: not in States
Ryan Lang, Ira Rubin ->”payment processor” -> status: not in States
Bradley Franzen -> “payment processor” -> expected for arraignment
Chad Elie ->”payment processor” -> arrested in Las Vegas
John Campos-> SunFirst Bank -> arrested in Utah
Domain Seizure [This is the freedom killer and real issue. When Egypt's revolution started, the government shut down the internet. Obama asked but one question, "How did they do it?" And sent agents over to find out.]
Five poker domains were seized by the government, and these are in the process being redirected to a Department of Justice notice. Not everyone in all of the states are receiving this graphic yet because it can take up to 24 hrs for the DOJ entries to update depending on location.
Domains seized: pokerstars.com, fulltiltpoker.com, ub.com. ultimatebet.com, absolutepoker.com.
[So much for States rights....and worse, states not fighting for their rights...again]
The United States also filed a civil suit against the poker companies, their assets, and the assets of several of their payment processors.
Restraining Orders Against Accounts
Restraining orders were issued against more than 75 bank accounts utilized by the Poker Companies and their payment processors.
[Can I get a CHA-CHING!!! Two winners allowed in this situation - lawyers and the government. Period.
And I think this story is not only related, but the jist of what happened]:]
LAS VEGAS, April 15, 2011—Wynn Resorts, Limited announced today that it terminated its alliance with PokerStars, the online poker company. The decision was reached as a result of the indictment unsealed by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
[I smell set up. PokerStars got snookered and Steve Wynn is just another government rat. The 'partnership' allowed Wynn access to the information of where and how PokerStars did business in the USA. Once the Feds had that, the rest is now history. Full Tilt also got in bed with a Las Vegas casino as a "marketing move".
Steve Wynn gets into the partnership with these 'known criminal enterprises', and gets a 'Get Out of Indictment Free' card by issuing a press release????
I say it was a set up.
Casinos everywhere are winners in this action against ex-citizens/now subjects.
This is one of the many set ups going on right now. Fake conservative politicians (Trump for one) and even some conservative media types (more on this later) are running big scams to keep the lid on, in my never humble - and almost never wrong - opinion.]