Word is starting to get around that the FBI has seized the Internet domains of popular online poker sites including Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and Absolute Poker.
According to CNBC's Twitter account, the companies have been charged with 'Fraud, Illegal Gambling'.
While some users may still be able to reach the sites in question (Internet DNS changes take time to propagate, especially when they're... uh, unscheduled), that won't last. The domains have been seized by the FBI's Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion Unit.
This is pretty huge.
We've been talking about online poker and Nevada gaming companies getting into bed with these folks... Well, if they're convicted, I have a feeling we won't be seeing PokerStarsWynn.com anytime soon.
More to come on this and I'll update with more details as they're available.
Update: The US Attorney's press release.
One thing that's not clear at the moment is what is going to happen to customer funds that were on deposit with these sites. As of right now, they're unavailable for withdrawal.
If you want to follow the discussion in the poker community, have a look at these forum posts.
Update: After a bit of a delay, the Vegas papers have stories up: