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DoylesRoom Seized as More Indictments Issued

Two Companies and Three Individuals Charged in Maryland

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On Monday, a federal grand jury in Baltimore, Maryland returned indictments charging two companies and three defendants with conducting an illegal gambling business and money laundering.

As a result of an undercover sting by Homeland Security Investigations in Maryland, the two-count indictments include Darren Wright and David Parchomchuk of ThrillX, a software solutions provider registered in Canada, and Ann Marie Puig of BMX Entertainment, a company based in Limassol, Cyprus which operates six online-gambling websites.

One of the 10 sites seized in the raid was DoylesRoom, an online poker operator incorporated and licensed in Nicosia, Cyprus. Doyle Brunson has allegedly been in the process of leaving the site and removing his name from the brand.

The indictments allege that the defendants own and manage illegal offshore gambling businesses, stating that internet gambling operators rely upon the U.S. banking system and payment processors to facilitate the movement of funds. In addition, 11 bank accounts — located in the United States, Guam, Panama, Malta, Portugal, and the Netherlands — were seized on Monday.

Below is the complete list of the domains:

  • Bookmaker.com
  • 2Betsdi.com
  • Funtimebingo.com
  • Goldenarchcasino.com
  • Truepoker.com
  • Betmaker.com
  • Betgrandesports.com
  • Doylesroom.com
  • Betehorse.com
  • Beted.com

“It is illegal for internet gambling enterprises to do business in Maryland, regardless of where the website operator is located,” U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein said in a press release. “We cannot allow foreign website operators to flout the law simply because their headquarters are based outside the country.”

If convicted, the defendants face a maximum sentence of five years in prison for operating an illegal gambling business and a maximum of 20 years in prison for money laundering. No court appearance has been scheduled.

 
 
 
 

Comments

takedown
3 years ago

Players, we can stop this but only if we act in numbers and pressure the one man who can order the Atty General to cease this asinine persecution of law abiding citizens, President Obama.

By executive order, President Obama can declare the UIGEA unconstitutional and order the DOJ not to enforce it. He has already done this with the DOMA (defense if marriage act).

Please go to the link below and sign the petition which will then be sent to President Obama.

http://signon.org/sign/president-obama-stop?source=c.fwd.in&r_by=161170

thanks

 
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lowstakesgrinder
3 years ago

You have to be 100 percent insane now to be playing from the u.s. on any site. Trust me merge and bodog will also go down or just completely ban u.s. players before it's too late, which is what i would do if i were them. If you're on any site now from the u.s. pull your money out and quit playing online, if you don't and have money tied up because of it you only have yourself to blame.

 
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Arturo_Fuente
3 years ago

There are simple rules of market. If there is a demand - there will be aproduct. Prostitution is illegal in US. Does it mean there are no prostitutes. States consider legalization of marijuana. I think online poker is less a problem than prostitution and drugs. But all of a sudden Federal Government secided to fight poker. Why? G-d knows. But trust me, there will be other ways to get on poker sites and people will still play.

 
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Arturo_Fuente
3 years ago

After three giants wend down on April 15 these smal sites will go unnoticed. I never even knew most of them even existed. But the agenda to fight online poker is there and it is only matter of time till all others will be shot down. Very sad. I am sure we soon will see smart programmers making tons of $$ creating a system that will allow US players to sign in with FTP and Stars through rumote acces from European based IPs. I am sure they are working on it as we speak.

 
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00Str8t00
3 years ago

Let U.S. clear out the competitors and make way for Vegas to get an online bill through Congress.. Its what is going on.. Just be patient and let these gangsters back door the system they had a chance to be a part of years back but took the moral high road... Now they see all the cash flying around and they want there cut and They Will Get There Cut... on the backs of all the online companies that build the U.S.A client base up and will be shut out... GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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gitana
3 years ago

Let them keep shutting down sites. They'll keep popping up and I'll keep playing.

 
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Triple415
3 years ago

online poker is fake anyways

 
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Arturo_Fuente
3 years ago

Online poker was not and is not fake. Only donks think that way. Yes, players have their swings, but there are winning players and loosing players. I am sure Las Vegas is behind Black Friday and online poker will be back soon. Under Government and Las Vegas control. They could not stand such money was going overseas. In a mean time I try to keep my bankroll smal and play on other site. Come and join> I don't want to mention the name of the site so donks can't say it's advertising.

 
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herbie5858
3 years ago

Call me a donk but you need to be a freaking imbecile to trust any online site...personally, i think all of them rip off their customers and the general poker population is just plain stupid and a bunch of cretons to believe other wise.

Speaking of Cretons that dikey girl Vanessa whatever the hell her last name is, is a horrible poker player that is incredibly lucky...as they say I take luck over skill anyday and this woman will too

 
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Arturo_Fuente
3 years ago

I did not call YOU a donk. I am not great poker player to tell you the truth. But I know several GOOD poker players who made living playing online. Once again, I am not one of them. They simply know how to play and if you keep losing money try to find a problem within yourself. Enough said.

 
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Elite_Greek
almost 3 years ago

All poker sites are cheating people. This is not a shocker!

 
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Chris1
over 2 years ago

Yeah it's true. Programmers alter the way these games are played out. Don't believe the BS that when you run horrible online it's cause of "Variance" and due to seeing more hands. I played on Stars and was a winner, but I played on Merge and got obliterated by mind numbingly impossible "variance." I dropped online poker after this and switched back to live poker and.... low and behold! I'm winning again AND the probabilities and statistics I've memorized actually seem to hold up. Online poker is trash. I won't even consider going back to anything but Stars or something backed by legal legislation.

 
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