Absolute Poker Agrees to Forfeiture in U.S. Settlement

Absolute Poker, an Internet gambling website, agreed to forfeit assets in a settlement of U.S. claims that the company conducted illegal online wagering inside the the country.

The forfeiture will include deposited funds, receivables, hardware and intellectual property, according to court papers in the government’s lawsuit filed today in Manhattan federal court.

Assets such as the database of Absolute Poker players are likely to “substantially decrease in value if not sold soon,” according to court papers filed by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office.

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