It was bad enough, last April, when the U.S.Department of Justice seized the domain names of two of the largest online poker rooms and indicted both with charges of bank fraud and other charges relating to online gambling laws in the US.
That pissed me off.
But now the feds are going too far.
It appears that the US Government have stepped up to pressure on Online gambling websites that offer Bingo.
The game played in churches and American Legion Halls and at countless other fundraising events…. BINGO.
Funtime Bingo customers met with the same image when logging into there accounts on Funtime Bingo.com this week that says that the website has been seized by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations. The Seizure notice explains that a warrant has been obtained with the assistance of the US Attorneys Office and issued by the US District Court of Maryland.
Funtime Bingo have reopened using a different domain name and are keeping customers updated by using a Facebook page, and look not to be too concerned with the seizure of there Dot.com website.
Other online bingo providers are taking this seizure as a sign of things to come and the World Bingo Network announced they were to close there entire network giving customers the following statement:
“It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of World Bingo Network and all sites. A challenging environment and circumstances beyond our control have made it impossible for us to continue operations. It is our intention to ensure that all players are taken care of and deposits refunded at the earliest possible time. All players will be receiving letters in this regard. We have fond memories of great people, wonderful staff and fun times while they lasted.”
I am totally outraged.
Give me back my online bingo.