Seized Gambling Domains vs. Kentucky
January 14, 2010, 10:19 am (7 years ago)
As the New Year kicked off, lots of people started their way with hopes and positive expectation. As for the case of online gambling industry, there might be some possibilities of a ruling throughout the case of the almost 140 seized gambling domains that had been confiscated by the state of Kentucky.
In 2008, 2 years following the original release of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear had tried to close down 141 online gambling sites. Online gambling sites that are not regulated may not run the business within the United States, and Beshear had been trying to force the sites to reject access to residents of Kentucky. If the sites did not agree to reject access from residents of Kentucky, the state would insist the sites give up control of their domain titles.
It is anticipated that a decision is going to be made by January 21st, 2010. The Kentucky Supreme Court is currently in control of this conclusion, taking the issue to the highest judicial authority in the region.