Kentucky Court Grants Continuance in Governor’s Effort to Seize 141 Internet Gaming Domain Names

by Lou on September 26, 2008

The Franklin County, Kentucky, Circuit Court today granted a continuance in the case brought by Governor Steve Beshear (pictured right) that sought to seize 141 Internet gambling domain names, including all of the popular poker sites where you play.
John Pappas, executive director of the poker grassroots advocacy group Poker Players Alliance (PPA), issued this statement following Court’s granting a continuance in the case.
“The Poker Players Alliance is pleased that the court decided to allow for a full review of this case, including arguments from both sides. Until this point, the state and its hired gun class-action attorneys have acted in an ex parte fashion—only presenting one side of the argument to the court. The continuance granted today will ensure all the cards are on the table and allow the current owners of the domain names of the 141 websites to retain ownership in the interim.

“The PPA believes that a thorough review of the facts of the case will result in a favorable outcome for the thousands of Kentucky residents who play online poker.

“We will continue to communicate our position with Governor Beshear and other state elected officials through our grassroots network, and we look forward to working with them and other interested parties as this case moves forward.”

The PPA is a national organization with a membership of more than one million; 13,000 members reside in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

There’s more to come on this issue—much more, in fact—and I’ll report on it as developments occur.

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