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Kahnawake Not Happy about Potential Domain Seizure

by Poker Team

The Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has sent a letter to the State of Kentucky expressing his disappointment and anguish with the States recent action to seize one hundred and forty one poker related domain names.

The main point of Delisle’s letter follows:

“We are compelled to draw to your attention that your actions will also adversely affect the members of our community-and that is not acceptable”

Chief Delisle went on further in an interview expressing the councils disappointment:

“This is a perfect example of someone who knows nothing about the effects of their actions.”

“It’s not the first time that a government has tried to prevent us from conducting business and it won’t be the last. But, rest assured, we will always protect our jurisdiction and the integrity of the Kahnawake Gaming Commission.”

Lawyers from Kentucky have ordered the seizure of some one hundred and forty one internet domain names related to online gaming and poker. On the list are big name poker sites like Full Tilt, Ultimate Bet and Poker Stars.

The final ruling on the issue will take place on October 15th when judge Thomas Wingate of the Franklin Circuit Court will rule on the legality of the issue. Until that time Wingate said that there could be no interference with the operations of the sites. The seizure order also includes a number of licenses from the Kahnawake gaming commission. The seizure order was initially handed down on September 18th and then an initial ruling was supposed to be made on October 7th. In light of both parties arguments, Wingate requested one weeks time to consider the arguments before making a ruling. Needless to say parties on both sides of the issue are anxious to hear what tomorrow verdict will bring.

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