Kentucky loses case over seizing 141 gambling related domain names!
21 January 2009
This is a great win for not only the online casinos, such as DoylesRoom, PokerStars and many others, but for players as well.
For those that aren’t aware of what’s been happening, Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear, tried to seize 141 gambling-related domain names back in September, saying they were, basically, “illegal gambling devices.”
I’m just thankful that the appelate court actually knew something about how the Internet works, and a little something about domain names, or else they may have ruled in the state’s favor.
Now, let’s hope that Microgaming casinos and poker rooms, which stopped taking new players from the United States after Steve Beshear started his unsuccessful quest back in September to block Kentucky residents from gambling online, will start allowing new players from the States once again.
29 May 2009iMEGA speaks at the Kentucky Supreme court
Many of you may remember Kentucky Govenor Steve Beshear’s [unsuccessful] plight to seize 141 gambling-related domain names this past fall when an appellate court overturned a lower court’s ruling in favor of Beshear. Well, it’s now in the Kentucky state Supreme Court, and iMEGA has briefed the court to try and uphold this ruling against Beshear & his administration.Read full article
26 September 2010Online Gambling Domain Owners Must Show Up in Kentucky
In a very short excerpt in the AP news this week, A Kentucky Supreme Court has again ruled that owners of internet gambling sites must show up in court if they do not want the state of Kentucky to seize their domain names. If you were not aware, back in 2008/09, Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear, tried to seize 141 gambling-related domain names, saying they were, basically, “illegal gambling devices.Read full article