Online Gambling Domain Owners Must Show Up in Kentucky
26 September 2010
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.” GnC was keeping you up to date as to all that happened and some of the reasons why Beshear wanted the gambling domains and links to all the follow up stories.
According to the AP story:
The Kentucky Supreme Court has for a second time ruled that the owners of Internet gambling operations need to show up in court if they don’t want the state to seize the domain names of their Web sites.
Justices ruled Thursday that trade groups like the Interactive Gaming Council, which hired lawyers to fight the state’s action, don’t have standing to represent the owners of gambling Web sites. The justices also found questions about whether the few businesses named as owners of some of the sites really own the domain names.
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
21 January 2009Kentucky loses case over seizing 141 gambling related domain names!
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.Read full article
14 May 2010Canadian Man Pleads Guilty in U.S. Online Gambling Charge
Douglas Rennick, a Canadian man, has pleaded guilty to a count of processing offshore bets of U.S. citizens. Originally Rennick was looking at a charge of conspiracy and bank fraud. He had allegedly laundered $350 million dollars for overseas internet gambling companies. Rennick was indicted in August and on Tuesday entered a guilty plea to the one charge in New York Federal court. Part of the plea was forfeiting $17.1 million and a possible prison term of 6-12 months.Read full article