The poker sites were involved with money laudering which the FBI frowns on. Sounds like ewallet xpress. Werent the 3 poker sites under 1 ownership. They should have bought ewallet xpress out so the money laundering could have been kept under 1 roof.
They are all owned and operated by a different company. Part of the reason that they got into this mess is that Pokerstars
more or less bought a bank in Utah to process their transactions.
I fear that this will spread to every level of internet gaming as I am fairly sure that all of them use the same processors. When you deposit using your card, they normally charge you a lesser amount and make it look like you are buying some sort of foreign goods. This is the fraud aspect of the indictment.
Personally the US govt has made me sick to my stomach and I hate even discussing it. I believe that it is probably a big money grab as there is speculation that the government will want a settlement over $3 billion dollars to clear this stuff up.
I would not deposit for the time ANYWHERE until we get an idea of what is actually going on. Most of these casino's can probably get your money in, but getting your cashouts to you is probably an issue. These casino's arent Pokerstars (which is probably worth $40 billion) and they cannot take a hit from a processor getting nabbed.
I just wish they only did it to the rogues, UB and Absolute. Pokerstars and Tilt are good companies and the influx they bring to the US economy is huge.. tv shows, commercials, sponsorship.
I could go on forever.. just beware of your $. Better off saving it and going to Vegas at this time.
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