first_img Regions: US Kentucky Legal In 2015, the PokerStars operator was ordered to pay $290m by Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate, who then tripled this sum following a request from the state.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The reinstatement saw the court add compounding interest at a rate of 12% per annum to the sum owed. Read the full story on iGB North America. Topics: Legal & compliance Legal Regulation Tags: Flutter Entertainment The Stars Group 17th December 2020 | By Robin Harrisoncenter_img It remains confident that it can reduce the sum owed on appeal, the operator added, after the Supreme Court resurrected the fine that was first issued in 2015 against The Stars Group, acquired by Flutter in May this year. KY Supreme Court restores $870m Stars Group judgement Flutter Entertainment said it was “wholly surprised” by the Kentucky Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate a $870m judgement related to legacy activities of The Stars Group, that had been quashed by the state’s Court of Appeals in 2018. The judgement was the culmination of a case alleging that PokerStars provided gambling services to 34,000 Kentucky players between October 2006 – when the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was introduced – and April 2011. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter During this period, Flutter noted, the business generated revenue of approximately $18m from the state. last_img read more