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Three of the largest online poker sites have been shut down by the FBI in a probe that could bring about the death of the internet gambling industry.
Eleven people, including the owners of Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and PokerStars, were charged with bank fraud and money laundering.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1377470/Poker-websites-shut-FBI-probe-end-online-gambling.html#ixzz1JhAjoEm7
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A summary of the indictment...

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/pressreleases/April11/scheinbergetalindictmentpr.pdf

A great ongoing Ustream webcast on QuadJacks.com discussing the situation...

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/day-2-qj-live-show

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B-Con
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The webcast changed locations...

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/quadjacksmonday

Also, the stream is located on http://quadjacks.com/ .

Cheers.
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Great.......
 

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Originally Posted by Mr_Torch;13148741
And what happens to people's money that have it in their banks to gamble with?

Do they just LOSE their money?

I don't gamble, I don't find it fun to "Donate" my money haha.
I wouldn't use the glorious word donate in a situation like this.
Donation is an act of justice, glory and empathy.

3 down, 3 billion left.
I HATE online poker crap.
 

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pokerstars is still working... and their client is working too
 

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Hrm, not for me...

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stupid me, i visited [URL=www.pokerstars.es]www.pokerstars.es[/URL] (their spanish site)

but their client is still working, unless its also different from the US one.
 

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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!!;13149026
3 down, 3 billion left.
I HATE online poker crap.
You do realize how utterly useless that statement is, right? You don't enjoy playing poker. Other people do. Deal with it, nobody's forcing you to play. I don't really understand your reasoning.
 

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Yeah, works in canada still. As others have said, it's limited to the US.

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It's really a bummer for the people who had money on the site, I know people's who's summer job was playing Pokerstars, it got them through college

On a side note, I could never put money on the site, RBC doesn't let you use your own money for online gambling, against their company policy.
 
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