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Absolute Poker, UltimateBet to Comply With Kentucky State Order

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Dec/03/2008

Poker players looking to access their AbsolutePoker.com and UltimateBet.com accounts from the state of Kentucky will no longer be able to do so.  That group has joined the ranks of other online poker rooms no longer permitting Kentucky residents from gambling at their establishments.

The measure goes into effect as a result of a Kentucky circuit court judge order demanding several dozen online gambling websites to stop allowing access from those living in the commonwealth.

From the press release:

In complying with the Court's orders, Tokwiro has agreed to implement an IP Block across its Absolute Poker and UltimateBet websites (both .net and .com), plus utlimatebet.tv. The Block will prevent players with IP addresses originating inside the Commonwealth of Kentucky from playing using AP and UB software, logging in or registering a new account, making deposits to the cashier, and transferring or receiving funds from other players. The IP Block will allow players with IP addresses originating in Kentucky to make withdrawals of existing account funds, but these players will not be able to make any new deposits or transfers.

Paul Leggett, Tokwiro's Chief Operating Officer, said: "We have taken this action in order to ensure that the vast number of our customers, who do not reside in Kentucky, continue to have access to our sites and to enjoy playing online poker without disruption or inconvenience."        

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