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U.S. curbs on online poker compared to Prohibition

WASHINGTON — A former US senator who now represents poker players compared US efforts to curb online gambling to Prohibition on Tuesday as he argued for legislation that would allow Internet gaming. Alphonse D’Amato also told a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade that legalizing and…

Online gambling site busted in ‘Ponzi scheme’

NEW YORK — International online gambling site Full Tilt Poker stole $440 million from players around the world in a Ponzi scheme used to pay lavish fees to board members, US prosecutors said Tuesday. Full Tilt “defrauded players by misrepresenting that their funds on deposit in online gambling accounts were…