FBI Shuts Down Three Biggest Online Poker Sites

by

UPDATE 11.51 CEST “The Fulltilt website has been moved to www.fulltiltpoker.co.uk

UPDATE 9.18 CEST “The PokerStars website has been moved to www.pokerstars.eu and our support email address is now support@pokerstars.eu.

UPDATE 9.10 CEST “Fulltilt Poker 100% offline also their poker client” ( software )

Reuters and CNBC have just reported that top online poker sites Pokerstars.com, Fulltiltpoker.com and Absolutepoker.com have been seized by the FBI and their owners, a total of 11 people have been charged.

The charges, according to Reuters were filed in Manhattan by federal prosecutors and are for violation of internet anti-gambling laws as well as fraud by “tricking regulators and banks into processing billions of dollars in illegal internet gambling proceeds.”

READ MORE Online Poker Companies Targeted in Federal Crackdown