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Feds Make Deal With Gambling Sites

MANHATTAN (CN) - Federal prosecutors entered domain-name use agreements with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, two of three online poker companies sued in a civil money laundering and forfeiture complaint. The agreements will allow poker players to request refunds from their accounts with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, the U.S. Attorney's Office said today.

The online poker websites were accused on April 15 of bank fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling offenses.

The complaint, a related indictment, and a restraining order against multiple bank accounts used by the companies and their payment processors do not prohibit the companies from refunding players' money, prosecutors said.

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