The FBI today is out for the three largest poker websites on the Internet according to the LA Times. Executives and marketing affiliates of Full Tilt Poker and two other sites are being charged with bank fraud and money laundering.
The .com website is currently down with a note saying “this domain name has been seized by the F.B.I. pursuant to an Arrest Warrant.” Good thing we don’t censor our Internet like evil China…. On top of the tragedy that Joon Maeng and his team will be left in the dust of a government bullying operation over tens of millions of Americans including myself just lost all the money in our online accounts most likely.
I reached out to the Bergenholtz Racing team and never heard back at the time of writing this post. In theory the team is supported by the .net version of the website which is a free version of the pay game on the .com. Chances are however without funds pouring into the pay version that marketing in the USA will halt soon. Huge thanks to Wes Thompson for the LA Times story link.