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Also click here to read an article by Al D’Amato – Alfonse D’Amato is a former three-term U.S. senator from New York and chairman of the Poker Players Alliance.

Online poker players will be able to withdraw money from accounts from Full Tilt and Poker Stars; at two of the three Internet poker companies indicted for bank fraud and money laundering.

The U.S. government agreed Wednesday to allow PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to resume use of domain names that had been shut down last week which will “facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. players’ funds held in account with the companies,” according to the agreement.

Under the agreement Players in the United States are not allowed to deposit money into their accounts.  The government plans to set up an independent monitor to oversee the transactions.

The agreement allows for players outside of the United States to resume playing for “real money” on  PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.

Prosecutors indicated that the same agreement is open to Absolute Poker.

As of now the domain names bear the banner indicating that they have been seized and that the companies may use the domains to facilitate return of funds to US players.

The domain names of the three companies remain blocked, with a notice stating that violating U.S. gambling laws could result in five years jail time and fines of up to $250,000.

On April 15, federal authorities a sweeping indictment and civil complaint were unsealed against 11 people in the United States and abroad, including the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker.

The government alleged that the companies, used a network of payment processors to set up fraudulent U.S. bank accounts to launder money from online poker players in the United States. The defendants are also accused of using prepaid cards to disguise gambling profits as legitimate purchases.

While gambling is legal in some U.S. states, a 2006 law prohibits companies from knowingly accepting money from U.S. citizens for gambling over the Internet.

“Restraining orders” had been filed by the government against several bank accounts and the domain names used by the poker companies. However, prosecutors contend that the companies were never required to freeze player accounts.

Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said no player accounts were ever frozen or restrained, and that each poker company has been free to reimburse any player’s deposited funds.  “In fact, this office expects the companies to return the money that U.S. players entrusted to them, and we will work with the poker companies to facilitate the return of funds to players,” Bharara said in a statement.

.John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, welcomed the agreement announced Wednesday, but stated more needs to be done.
“Even with today’s announcement, millions of Americans are being denied their hobby, avocation and in many cases their livelihood because they remain unable to play poker on the Internet,” he said.

Pappas said members of his alliance have sent over 65,000 e-mail messages and letters to federal officials demanding access to their money and criticizing the government’s “declaration of war on poker.”

“Online poker is not illegal and it’s time the government stops treating American poker players like criminals and protect the rights of their constituents,” he said.

Prosecutors, meanwhile, maintain that gambling over the Internet is against the law, and that the companies allegedly took in some $3 billion as a result of their illegal activities.

Bharara said the companies were given “repeated warnings and clear notice that their conduct was illegal in the United States.”

Despite these warnings, Bharara said the companies “allegedly engaged not merely in the operation of illegal gambling businesses, but in massive wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering.”

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The Poker Bob Poker Club currently hosts Play Money Tournaments at 20:10 EST Daily (starting with 5,000 chips) and maintains a Play Money 100/200 Hold’em Ring Table that is available at all times.  See below for details.

ANNOUNCING BOB’S POKER CLUB

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To Join BOB’S POKER CLUB and join in our regularly scheduled games and Special Events click on the banners below and create an account at Poker Stars in you do not already have an account at Poker Stars.  If you were an existing player before Poker Stars’ withdrawal from the United States you may already have the required software.  If not, click on the black home game banner below and download the play money software from Poker Stars.

If you are a player from outside the United States click on the Poker Stats heart below and download the real money software from Poker Stars.  If you are a real money player outside the United Stated you can still play in the BOB’S POKER CLUB regularly scheduled Play Money Ring Games and Tournaments.

NOTE – BOB’S POKER CLUB regularly scheduled Ring Games and Tournaments are in Play Moey to allow everyone from all venues and jurisdictions to play and compete against each other.  Please come and enjoy Poker at its best!

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Casino games: Poker recognition. Part two.

A complex nature of poker generated in poker community a discussion on what dominates in this casino game: skills or success. Most of the people believe that poker is a casino game the outcome of which depends on skills of a casino player and only a small probability is given to a chance. This thesis is confirmed by facts. For instance, legendary poker players have won WSOP poker championship for many times independently on a number of participants. Thus, Johnny Moss has triply become a poker champion (in 1970, 1971 and 1974), a three-time poker champion is the greatest player of the 20th century Stew Ungar, he won WSOP in 1980, 1981 and 1997. Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chen have twice tried on Gold WSOP winner bracelets. In poker as in any other kind of sports there is an elite of poker players who win great tournaments every year or take prize places. Just sport compound of poker let make poker player rating, every year the first places are occupied there by the poker the casino and poker rooms community.

As to the opinion of the states on the nature of poker, here everything’s more complicated and sophisticated. As a rule, in many countries the authorities don’t make any difference between gambling games and poker. However such a fuddy-duddy approach has recently tried to break the poker community. Poker and casino games fans unite themselves in associations, public entities trying to prove to the officials that poker can not be put together with roulette or slot machines.

Sometimes the authorities themselves understand that. For instance, in the United States poker can be played not only in casinos but in special card rooms the activity of which is allowed only on the territory of the states where gambling business is prohibited. Thus, on the territory of California successfully work 91 card rooms, in Florida 16, in Washington 112, the state of Montana counts even 493 card rooms. The income of American card rooms (not including casinos) in 2006 made more than 1 milliard pounds. The activity of these organizations are severely controlled by the government. For instance, the legislation of Florida fully regulates the rate of the stakes in poker. This year in June got effect the law according to which the stakes in limited poker games are allowed to be increased from 2 to 5 pounds, in unlimited Texas Hold’em maximum allowed rate of buy-in makes 100 pounds.

However these states are predominantly exceptions. Unfortunately poker for most of American officials is a gamble. For most of them but not for everybody. In June 2007 a congressman Robert Wexler introduced to the House of representatives of the USA a draft law named “Skill Game Protection Act”. According to this draft law such games as poker, bridge, chess should not fall within the scope of the law because on the author’s mind they are games where skills dominate over a chance. A very serious political force acting on the side of poker is a senator Alfonse D’Amato who together with the organization “Poker Players Alliance” fights for a fair and objective attitude of the authorities to the favourite game.

But if in the USA the process of poker recognition as a skill game has just begun in some other countries poker scored off the conservatism of the officials.

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CARMEN MEDIA GROUP :

-River Belle Sets Another Industry Standard

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Merging Flash Casino Games into Poker Software

With the new arrangement players looking to compete on the challenging poker tables of River Belle will be able to use their poker winnings on casino games and vice versa.  As an added benefit the casino games available to River Belle poker players are Flash games, which do not add to the size of the software download and have no adverse effects on the player’s connection or system performance.  Those that would say that you can’t get something for nothing, evidently aren’t playing poker at River Belle.

The list of Flash games available at River Belle Online Poker is as follows:

-   4 Kinds of Blackjack
-  Vegas Strip
-   High Limit European
-   European
-    Atlantic City
-   2 Kinds of Roulette
-   European Roulette
-   American Roulette
-   3 Slots
-  Tomb Raider
-   Thunderstruck
-    Ho Ho Ho

-   6 Kinds of Video Poker
-    Joker Poker Power Poker
-   Deuces Wild Power Poker
-  Deuces Wild
-   Deuces and Joker
- Aces & Faces Power Poker
-   Aces & Faces
-   Baccarat
- Craps
-    3 Card Poker
-   Cyberstud Poker

“At River Belle we don’t just listen to our customers, we also try to anticipate their demands and be the first to market with the features that become industry standards,” said Tim Johnson, Chairman of Carmen Media Group, owners of Belle Rock Entertainment.  “This extended variety of games is a huge step toward creating a one-stop gaming experience that makes a world of difference for our players.”

About River Belle
Owned by Carmen Media Group Limited based in Gibraltar
( www.carmenmedia.com)River Belle (www.riverbelle.com) is the fastest growing online entertainment brand in the Belle Rock Entertainment group, which River Belle Online Casino, River Belle Online Poker and River Belle Multiplayer Casino make up the successful River Belle portfolio accommodating thousands of players every day.  Part of the Prima Poker Network – a global card room network where players from different card rooms play against each other, River Belle Online Poker is designed to bring players the ultimate poker experience.  Incorporating state-of-the-art software powered by Microgaming and rich interface features, River Belle brings the best online games to life.  As the most trusted name in online gaming, River Belle continues to set the standard in fair play, transparency initiatives and the promotion of responsible gaming.

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