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Bell to be asked if PokerStars charges are politcal

Fri, 20 May 2011


The Economic Development Minister will be asked to comment on the charge against PokerStars staff by the United States.

 

Onchan MHK Peter Karran will ask Allan Bell whether he believes there is any substance behind the charges, and whether they're politically motivated.

 

Two directors of the Isle of Man based poker website are accused of a number of financial crimes.

 

Three poker websites, including PokerStars, were shut down by the FBI earlier this year, following investigations into fraud and money laundering.

 

Mr Bell will answer the question in the House of Keys on Tuesday

 

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