by Mike Masnick
Fri, Apr 22nd 2011 5:52am
When the feds seized three poker domains, one of the big concerns was if players would be able to get back their money. When the initial questions were raised, the Justice Department made some statements about how they didn't want people to be able to claim money that was obtained through illegal means -- suggesting that players would not be able to get their money back. However, it appears that someone let those in power know that there are a lot of people who play online poker... and they vote. So, suddenly, the government has agreed to reactivate two of the seized domains to help players retrieve their money. They're spinning the story to suggest people have "always" been able to reclaim their money, but many players say that was not the case at all, and they were completely frozen out of their accounts.
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