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A Good Day In Court for Full Tilt Poker

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Apr/26/2010
Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker enjoyed a welcome bit of good news on Monday.

A civil case against it was dismissed.  There is no discovery necessary in Kentucky.  Rumors of a grand jury investigation are said to be "speculative".

Late last year, poker players Lary "pokergirl z" Kennedy and Greg Omotoy filed their complaint for fraud, libel, slander, false advertising, and racketeering against the popular online poker room.

Kennedy and Omotoy sought legal action after Full Tilt confiscated more than $80,000 in both players accounts because the site believed they were using bots, which is against its Terms of Service. 

A United States District Court in Central California dismissed the case.

Elsewhere, a Franklin Circuit Court in the Commonwealth of Kentucky determined that Full Tilt Poker's parent company, Pocket Kings, had not been properly served in a timely fashion and therefore no discovery will be permitted in the matter whereby Kentucky is looking to prohibit Full Tilt and other online gambling companies from doing business in the state.  Full Tilt was the only party mentioned by name in the suit.

"As of entry of this order (April 23, 2010), the only named defendant, Pocket Kings LTD, has not been served.  The Court finds that allowing discovery here would be premature until Pocket Kings has been served, and until the Court has reviewed any responsive pleadings that Pocket Kings may file."

Sources close to Full Tilt Poker advise Gambling911.com that a rumored grand jury investigation into the company is just that - rumors, noting that nothing has been brought to the company's attention to date.

Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher 

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