Poker Indictments:Gaming Jurisdictions Hit Back
Gaming jurisdictions are countries that issue licenses to the various online gambling establishments such as bingo halls, casinos and internet poker rooms such as those involved in “Black Friday”.
The three online poker rooms (Absolute Poker, Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker) that where indicted by the Department of Justice are licensed by three different gambing jurisdictions. The three have now responded to the indictments with their statements.
Absolute Poker is licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Comission (KGC). The company received it license in 1996 from the licensing authority in the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawke located just outside of Montreal, Canada.
In a statement they released earlier thay said that their primary concern is to ensure that players are not adversly affected by the actions of the US authorities. The KGC is currently in discussion with Absolute Poker and upon completion of their review they will decide what steps need to be taken wich will be announced in a further statement.
Full Tilt Poker is licensed by the Alderney Gaming Control Commission (AGCC) has stated that it will review the doumentation affecting its licensee and investigate the allegations made against their licensee. The AGCC stated they will not release ongoing statements with regard to their investigation until it has been completed, they also included in their statement that Full Tilt Poker has denied all allegtaions. The AGCC has also expressed concern that the siezure of Full Tilt Poker’s US domain name is hampering and adversely affecting the legal operation in other parts of the world. In the statement the AGCC affirmed that it is committed to to providing a regulated and lawful environment for internet gambling.
PokerStars is licensed by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission (IMGSC). The IMGSC issued a statement whereby it has confirmed that it is in discussions with their licensee and that they are monitoring the developments on an ongoing basis. They also stated that they have no reason to withdraw PokerStars’ license, they also stated that any player who wishes to withdraw funds from their account can do so.[addtoany]