PokerStars' Parent Dodges Chicago Online Gambling Suit

By Natalie Rodriguez (March 17, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Friday tossed a putative class action claim leveled at the parent company of online gambling giant and casino partner PokerStars, saying the company had not violated a state law by taking a portion of illegal gambling profits.

Chief U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon dismissed the claim lodged at Rational Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.  without prejudice, saying the plaintiff had not properly pled that REEL had violated  the state's Loss Recovery Act, which is meant to penalize illegal gamblers that make a profit. Other claims against individual defendants and related companies remain, but the dismissal effectively frees...

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