Kentucky Gov Rolls Dice in Gambling Lawsuit

Fleischaker said he believes the state is trying to use the obscure law as a means of gaining revenue.

"There is some money there and one has to wonder if the government thinks that they could profit... That's what makes this a suspicious effort. It's disingenuous and a lot of people are upset," he said.

Rose argued, "It's political and it's monetary... Sometimes when these campaigns go on there is another agenda. States could be thinking that a lot of people are using these sites, and 'We better take it over.'"

Kentucky Governor Takes On Online Gambling

Brislin dismissed the idea that Kentucky is waging a campaign against the entire industry through the suit, which also names 139 other domain names as "Unknown Defendants."

"All this action is in no way meant to shut down the industry," she said. "That is not our intent. We are just exercising the laws of Kentucky."

Full Tilt Poker, which has an Irish phone number listed for its main headquarters, did not return calls from ABC News.

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