NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
Kentucky Court Of Appeals Sides With Online Poker
January 21, 2022
According to a recent Associated Press article, Kentucky will not be allowed to seize 141 internet domain names which they believed violated state gambling laws, thanks to a recent state appellate court ruling.

The 2-to-1 ruling from the Kentucky Court of Appeals, stated that the lower court had "erred" in its interpretation of Kentucky law by initially allowing Internet addresses to be considered gambling devices. This in turn meant the Franklin County Court did not have proper jurisdiction to seize the domain names in question, most of which belong to internationally based companies.

This decision effectively protects numerous online poker and gambling websites (including PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker) and allows them to continue to operate within Kentucky's borders, at least until Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and his representation decide what they're going to try next.

For more information on this story visit the Poker Players Alliance, at www.pokerplayersalliance.org.

Story by Mark Anderson
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