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Lary Kennedy and Greg Omotoy Files Case Against Full Tilt Poker for Fraud and Other Charges

Two poker players accused of running a poker bot software on Full Tilt poker are now suing the online site. Poker players Lary "pokergirl_z" Kennedy and Greg Omotoy filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California on October 6th, 2009 accusing Full Tilt Poker, all the members of the Team Full Tilt poker, Full Tilt Poker Pro Perry Friedman and TiltWare Chief Executive Officer Ray Bital of fraud, false marketing, racketeering, libel, unlawful enrichment and slander.

According to the lawsuit, Full Tilt poker confiscated more than $80,000 from the two poker player's accounts after accusing them of using bot software. Kennedy, who used both online poker accounts after Omotoy abandoned his account, stated the she never used bot software and her attempts to clear up her name using a webcam to show images of her actually playing were ignored by the online site.

The case also accuses Full Tilt poker a number of violations, making numerous insinuations about the inner-workings of the group.

Included in the allegations of Kennedy and Omotoy are claims that Team Full Tilt Poker members Chris Ferguson and Andy Block create bots to fill out online poker tables and produce revenue for the online poker site and that Team Full Tilt Poker members are playing online using company earnings, which is like being the house in a casino and therefore contrary to Full Tilt's claims that it is not an gambling g site.

Kennedy and Omotoy are seeking compensation and punitive damages from Full Tilt Poker which will be decided by the Superior Court based on the revenues of the company.


11/01/2009 23:02 PM