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feb
25

Legendary Aviation Club de France Closed For Good

Tags: Aviation Club de France, fraud, money laundering, police raid
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by "T".

In September last year, police raided Aviation Club de France, a more than hundred year old casino on one of Paris' finest addresses, and brought 12 persons into custody after allegations of breaches of employment law and money laundering.


Read more » Legendary Aviation Club de France Closed For Good

sep
18

France's Most Famous Casino Raided By Police

Tags: money laundering, police, raided, The Aviation Club de France
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014 by "T".

On Tuesday morning, police raided The Aviation Club de France (ACF), a more than 100-year old casino on one of Paris's finest addresses, and brought 12 persons into custody after allegations of breaches of employment law and money laundering.


Read more » France's Most Famous Casino Raided By Police

apr
16

Updated 19.19GMT - PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker & Absolute indicted !

Tags: Absolute Poker, Bank fraud, Full tilt poker, Illegal gambling, Money laundering, PokerStars
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 by "A".

ATTAN U. S. ATTORNEY CHARGES PRINCIPALS OF THREE LARGEST INTERNET POKER COMPANIES WITH BANK FRAUD, ILLEGAL GAMBLING OFFENSES AND LAUNDERING BILLIONS IN ILLEGAL GAMBLING PROCEEDS.

On Friday, the founds of online poker's "Big Three" was indicted by federal authorities. The founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker were indicted on charges of bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling. In addition more than 75 bank accounts used by the online poker companies (and payment processors) and 5 domain names was seized (restraining oders issued).

The allegations revolves around the companies trying to circumvent federal laws by tricking U. S. banks into processing payments after UIGEA was passed.

As of now both PokerStars & Full Tilt Poker has shut down real money play for U. S. Players. Players from other countries can however play as normal. PokerStars.com now redirects to PokerStars.eu.

PokerStars has issued the following statement (via pop-up in client):

"As you may have heard, we have had to suspend real money poker services to people based in the US due to legal developments there. The developments are confined to the US and do not have any impact on your ability to continue using our services. Please be assured player balances are safe. There is no cause for concern. For all customers outside the US it is business as usual."

"The PokerStars website has been moved to www.pokerstars.eu and our support e-mail address is now support@pokerstars.eu. We apologize to our players for any inconvenience caused by this disruption. Please be aware that we are currently experiencing a very high volume of e-mails, so response times are delayed. We will answer player e-mails as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter."

Full Tilt Poker wrote in parts of their statement:

"Unfortunately, as a result of this action, Full Tilt Poker has decided that it must suspend "real money" play in the United States until this case is resolved. However, Full Tilt Poker will continue to provide peer-to-peer online poker services outside of the United States."

We at BRM will try and keep you updated during the day as events unfold.

Justice dept. official press release: http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/pressreleases/April11/scheinbergtalindictmentpr.pdf

U. S. players can as of now still avail our PlayersOnly & Bodog - no deposit offers.

Moneybookers NOT affected (UPDATED 16/4-2011 17.31 GMT):

Official statement from MoneyBookers stated the following:

"Moneybookers is not part of this investigation and have not been approached by any authority. As a general principle we never process transactions for online gambling purposes including poker for US citizens."

Onyx Cup - cancelled (UPDATED 16/4-2011 19.19 GMT):

According to Poker News a spokesperson from Full Tilt Poker has confirmed, that in light of recent events, the Onyx Cup poker series has been cancelled. 


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