Online-poker assets frozen, group says

Online-poker assets frozen, group says

There are 10 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 10, 2009, titled Online-poker assets frozen, group says. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

An advocacy group for online poker said yesterday that the federal government has frozen more than $30 million in the accounts of processors that handle the winnings of online-poker players.

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#1 Jun 10, 2009
Our country is at war, our economy is going down the toilet, oil prices are climbing, violent crime and illegal drugs are unchecked...but our justice department is cracking down on internet gambling. Maybe we could find a better use of our resources.

United States

#2 Jun 10, 2009
It's a sad day when the federal government can tell a grown adult what they can or can't do in the privacy of their home with their money! If the government forces their will on poker players what is next?

Miami, FL

#3 Jun 10, 2009
It has been a sad day in this country for a while. And we are going to get sadder if the government don't start dealing with the issues at hand instead of worrying about how adults spend their own money. It is time the adults start sunning this country as our choices for those to represent us have failed except where they jumped on the band wagon of political idiots.
Common Sense

San Diego, CA

#4 Jun 10, 2009
Doesn't the DOJ have more important things to worry about than making life miserable for poker players?

Columbus, OH

#5 Jun 10, 2009
The government has been making further inroads into our everyday private lives and bleeding heart liberals and lazy conservatives are to blame. We have invited them to regulate nearly every aspect of our lives under the assumption that we must be protected from everything that moves or goes bump in the night. We are getting what we have asked for by voting in the kinds of leaders who believe it is their duty to tell us every move to make. We need to take back our country. I am becomming more and more a libertarian day by day.
Al Strickler

United States

#6 Jun 10, 2009
This is just the tip of the iceburg. This current administration is now using its power gained from using our money to buy into the private sector banking industry to force its will on, in this case online poker, any one who does not do exactly as Obama wants. We will soon be seeing more and more draconian measures used to try to force all Americans into compliance with the views of this socialist-leaning administration. There is nothing wrong or criminal with playing poker online. Instead of trying to confiscate the 30 million dollars in this situation, why don't they simply keep the 200 million dollars they are using to coerce/bribe a government to take 17 terrorists from Gitmo?

Gilberts, IL

#7 Jun 10, 2009
Government is always getting in everybodies business.

Arlington, VA

#8 Jun 10, 2009
Aren't liberals the great defenders of personal freedoms and civil liberties? I guess that only counts on the campaign trail. How are they going to redistribute this new found income stream?

Next come taxes on alcohol, ammunition, 4-wheel drive vehicles, country music, big screen TVs, blue jeans, air conditioning, red meat, camouflage clothing, CDs, mp3s, DVDs and video games.


Houston, TX

#9 Jun 11, 2009
People who think this is the "liberals" are mistaken. This is the conservatives that want to stop you from doing this. They claim to want less government but don't you notice it's always them telling you what morality is. Guarantee this was initiated by a republican, just like 2 years ago when they did this.

San Francisco, CA

#10 Jun 11, 2009

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