RE: Bots on Trial

by , Oct 7, 2009 | 1:14 am

We’re not the only ones intrigued by the Kennedy vs. Full Tilt bot case.

Courthouse News Service took note. It’s like a Thrillist for lawyers … a subscription newsletter keeping attorneys abreast of “the most prolific and weighty litigation” in virtually all the courts in the USA (and Canada, Puerto Rico, and Guam).

And the Financial Times (the Wall Street Journal of the UK, you know, where all those European online sites that don’t accept American players reside) sees it as a bit more of a federal case:

Full Tilt accused of flouting US internet gambling rules

2 Comments to “RE: Bots on Trial”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    Full Tilt responds, saying the claims are baseless and frivilous:

  2. DanM

    I tend to believe the part where they say they’ll be able to show in due course that they are not running their own bots.

    But the part where multi-accounting justifies their confiscating funds … that’s something I don’t think will hold up in court. It comes down to a question of who really “owns” the money in your account but not on the tables.

    If their view on that were to hold legal water, it would be like the IRS confiscating a paycheck because you smoked pot. Hey, that’s a violation of the USA’s TOC’s, so sorry bub!