Bitcoin is still king in online poker, but that dominance is starting to wear thin.
Last month, a federal judge ruled that a California poker account had been used to commit money laundering.
This week, the California Supreme Court agreed to hear another case involving an online poker account linked to an Illinois poker account, which could result in the state cracking down on the practice of online poker in Illinois.
The Illinois Attorney General’s office has not responded to Ars’ requests for comment on these developments.
But it’s worth noting that the Illinois AG’s office isn’t alone in cracking down.
The California AG’s statement does not specify any of the other states with online poker accounts.
In fact, the AG’s own office has recently warned that “online gambling can and will be used to facilitate the commission of money laundering crimes in the State of Illinois.”
Illinois is currently the only state with a bitcoin gambling account that isn’t tied to a poker account.
It’s unclear how this account was set up or whether the poker account was a part of the scheme.
But the Illinois attorney general’s office told Ars that the poker game’s owner is an Illinois resident.
If the poker operator’s Illinois address is also registered to an online gambling company, the state will be able to seize the poker and poker company accounts, which can then be used for online gambling activities.
Illinois isn’t the only one dealing with online gambling.
A few states are also cracking down, with one attorney general stating in the past that they “want to crack down on online gambling.”
As Ars reported earlier this month, Florida has recently enacted an online gaming ban, and it’s currently under investigation by the Florida Department of Gaming Enforcement.
A representative from the state’s Attorney General told Ars the department is “actively pursuing cases” related to online gambling and the gaming industry.
The attorney general also said that he’s aware of a case in Colorado involving online poker operators.
In a statement to Ars, the Illinois Attorney’s office said that “we do not have specific information about the individual involved in the case.”
In fact the AG did not provide the information requested.
The attorney general told Ars he’s not surprised by the state crackdown on online poker.
“I think it’s a matter of the general public understanding that these kinds of crimes are going to continue to be committed online,” he said.
“But when you look at the specifics of what’s going on, I think that there’s a lot more concern about this than just the online poker issue.”
The Illinois AG told Ars it’s investigating the case with the help of the state Attorney General and the FBI, but it’s not clear how much the investigation has taken into account the online gambling business.