Originally Posted by beantownmaniac
While Full Tilt Poker continues to believe that online poker is not illegal under federal law or in 49 states, the indictment and civil forfeiture action filed last Friday require Full Tilt Poker to proceed with caution in this area.
"Notwithstanding these issues, Full Tilt Poker is ready to work diligently with the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York to try and resolve these issues and to get players their money back as soon as possible."
Do you think the U.S. government is getting ready to grab the U.S. players money seeing how it was illegally transferred? It wouldn't surprise me one bit.
This would be my concern. If I read the DOJ statement correctly on the .com sites, the DOJ is saying that any transfer or check could be considered doing business with a company that violated the law and therefore the payments may be illegal to accept. Specifically it said wagering and bettors. They could be just sitting there waiting to prosecute every single player that accepts payment when they either deposit a check or take a bank transfer. Also, what if everything you've made was from freerolls
and not actually gambling? What about if it was a mix of both? How come Bodog, Carbon, Players Only
, etc. are still in business if they are doing the exact same thing? Double standard? OR are they sitting there taking deposits and wagers/bets in full government oversight? Players Only chat told me this morning that they are operating as usual and could even take my US credit card but when asked about why FTP/PS/UB and not them or if they are double dealing with the US government to gather information on players, if not actually providing an avenue to get proof to prosecute US players........boilerplate: I'm sorry but I don't have any further information to give you except we are unaffected.
I'm not stupid but I don't get it. They could be setting up players for a fall here or for some reason the other rooms have payed off the DOJ to avoid prosecution? You can't tell me the check I receive from Carbon isn't coming through the same illegal channels. If they weren't and a bank is processing payments for poker then why wouldn't FTP/PS/UB have used them also?
Don't trust it one bit but I'm not gonna stop playing freerolls on the sites where they are allowed. Hopefully FTP can actually come through with a WSOP
package legally as well. Makes it hard to decide where to play if at all doesn't it? What a joke! Kinda like online Nintendo poker is. :P