Not following the lead of the two other major poker sites that took a big hit from the US Federal Government with seizure of their domains and arrests, Absolute Poker has decided not to agree to anything including the return of player’s money because they are insisting that this seizure on their domain name is illegal. A spokesperson for Absolute Poker has stated that management is reviewing the offers made by the US government but they have the backing of Harold Lovell and the Antigua Government if they choose not to accept. The Antigua Government has suggested that Absolute Poker should not concede to the US Government so quickly and wait for the World Trade Organization to intervene. Lovell went on to say that his concern is that the US authorities have continued to prosecute non-domestic suppliers of online gaming services in blatant contravention of international laws!
Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker have signed an agreement with the DOJ in the US to reclaim their domain name for the soul purpose of returning players any cash that may be in their player accounts. The DOJ will be on hand to moderate these procedures and to police the sites to ensure no new deposits are taken. Absolute Poker has refused as of yet to work with the DOJ on this issue and are looking for a different solution without succumbing to the US Government.By Patricia C. Senior Editor casinoplayersreport.com