Originally Posted by Snowman1964
I don't think Gators was reffering to the Mohawks being in any way dishonest.
However, accusations against Absolute Poker and Ultimatebet are a different matter altogether. With regard to the KGC being a "trail blazer and leader"...you've got to be kidding. I don't think this is an avenue you really want to go down...a case in point being their recent refusal of recognition by an entire government.
Just because the KGC host a lot of servers doesn't automatically mean they're beyond criticism. Regulators have to prove themselves in any sector of business, it would appear that so far the KGC have failed to do this.
Well, the inference was 'indian tribe,' as being untrustworty. No I don't think he meant Mohawks because he didn't even know what people he was referring to.
Yes I will go down that road any time, because KGC got online poker on the map in the early days (go back 5 years or so) and got places such as Stars going. The unique status of Kahnawake as autonomous Mohawk territory within Canada
made this possible.
Of couse they are open to criticism, and I didn't say I trusted the KGC, or any other self-proclaimed authority when it comes to online gaming. But they helped get it going and the history is there.
What 'refusal of recognition by and entire government' are you referring to? If you mean feds in Canada, yes they refuse to accept Mohawk autonomy, it is an ongoing dispute. Do you want Canada to assume responsibility for governing all those servers? It would shut them down overnight.
In any case, gaming is a provincial jurisdiction here so, feds have nothing to do with it. And the whole question of who has authority, when it comes to online, has not even touched the courts yet. It will be an unholy mess when it happens, can promise you that, between Natives, feds, provinces and god knows who else. The Americans will get involved too of course.
To sum up, don't accuse 'indian tribes' of being responsible for AP and UB, and yes, the KGC is to be watched closely. But so is every other 'regulator' of online gaming, be they in Cyprus, Greece, Isle of Man or wherever. They are all operating outside 'authority' of US courts, for instance.
Today in cyberspace, you pays yr money and u takes yr chances.