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BODOG Gets Favorable Ruling From Federal Judge in Las Vegas

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BODOG Entertainment Group, S.A., received good news when a federal magistrate judge ruled that the company will not be subject to examination in Nevada.

The ruling came, in part, because BODOG was not a resident of Nevada. The infamous owner of the company, Calvin Ayre, is also not a resident, and therefore is also not subject to examination.

The case had been brought on by a contempt motion filed by 1st Technology, LLC. The judge denied the motion because of Ayre not being a resident in Nevada.

BODOG founder Ayre had this to say after the ruling, “This has been an interesting case, and as it progresses, there seems to be plenty of compelling facts emerging. With the recent ruling in favor of the defense, I’m happy that it was also clarified by the judge that I am, by law, not personally in contempt of any order from the Nevada court.”

A case in Washington is also ongoing in which defense lawyers are trying to get a ruling on whether domain names are property, and whether or not that they can be used to take care of a judgement.

The outcome of the ruling is important and if it is decided that the domain names can be used to settle judgements, it might send companies to different states to register their names.

Virginia Poker Champion Arrested For Illegal Gambling in Tennessee

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When you win one of the events at the World Series of Poker there is not much need to participate in illegal card games, but for one former champion, the desire was too great as he was arrested in a police gambling raid on Friday.

Police received a tip on an illegal poker game and when they arrived, they proceeded to arrest 16 people, one of whom was Paul “Cigar” McKinney, an 82 year old man who as recently as two years ago won a WSOP event.

McKinney won the seniors event two years ago and walked away from that tournament over $200,000 richer, but that apparently was not enough for him, as he and 46 year old Donnie Godsey, were charged with aggravated gambling promotion, as both men were believed to be the brains of the illegal game.

The raid took place in Kingsport, Tennessee, and the former champion was believed to be one of the people that promoted and organized the illegal game.

Police also found Schedule III narcotics in McKinney’s pocket at the time of the arrest.