Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced that the Commonwealth of Kentucky will receive $6 million as a settlement for the seizure in 2008 of 141 gambling domains, including those of online poker sites PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, which last year settled their federal case with the US Department of Justice for over $730 million.
“As a result of the collective efforts and cooperation of the Commonwealth and U.S. Attorneys for the Southern District of New York and the the District of Maryland, we’ve protected Kentucky consumers, our signature horse racing industry, and legitimate charitable gaming interests,” said Governor Beshear.
“Unlicensed and unauthorized internet gambling has been substantially curtailed in Kentucky, and we’ve created a framework for the rest of the country to manage the issue in their own jurisdictions,” added the Kentucky Governor.
In separated news, PokerStars CEO Mark Scheinberg agreed to forfeit $50 million to the US Government to settle all the DoJ claims against him.