The Scandals and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission

Posted December 11th, 2008 by LuckyMe

Without a doubt, the recent scandal concerning two popular online casinos has grown to a very big size as all media are paying much of their attention to Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet.

Both poker rooms involved in the scandals are licensed from the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. In detail, for everyone not fully familiar with the issue, the KGC operates outside of the scrutiny of Canadian law and as an alternative is a way for the Mohawk tribe to receive enormous levels of revenue.

The recent scandal has begun when the Washington Post published an article in which they highly criticize the KGC, soon after, even the Sixty Minutes TV program also included several elements of very strong criticism for the unknown real nature of the Kahnawake Gaming Commission’s licensing and directives.

The truth is that unlike many other online casinos and for sure the licensing jurisdictions, the KGC seems to be pretty mysterious an what is more, even refuses to answer some of the very basic and general questions concerning the way that the Commission simply operates.

Moreover, even such information as the number of workers in the KGC are not known. Frank Catania, without a doubt, has a long standing and respected reputation among the whole online casino gambling industry. In fact, this year Catania accepted the KGC’s appeal to investigate the two online casino poker scandals. Furthermore, Catania’s results was the statement of a player for the Ultimate Bet scandal.

What is more, Catania came across some additional information. For example that the Kahnawake Gaming Commission is a small run operation with only three board members and a very secretive way for the selection and regulation process. However the Commission has not announced any additional information about the amount of employees who work for the KGC.

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