Flutter takes battle over Kentucky damages to US Supreme Court

The case began as the state claimed PokerStars offered online gambling to 34,000 Kentucky players between October 2006 – when the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was introduced – and April 2011, when its US operations were shut down by authorities.

Flutter said PokerStars made $18m from Kentucky customers during this time period.

In 2015, then-PokerStars operator Amaya was ordered to pay $290m by Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate for this Kentucky activity. The total was equal to the value of every losing wager made by a player in Kentucky, without deducting winning wagers.

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