The officials of the University of Massachusetts are demanding UMasspoker.com operators to take down the site promoting campus gambling and containing links to online poker sites. The site uses the University of Massachusetts name and logo which are the university property and cannot be used without the university’s permission.
The site is operated by students and recent graduates. It provides visitors with information about poker strategy, cash games and tournaments on and off campus. The site contains a link to EmpirePoker.com licensed by the government of Gibraltar, and seven links to other online poker sites. The UMasspoker.com domain name was created and registered in November 2003 and updated last year. The domain name is set to expire Nov. 8, unless it’s updated again.
UMass, as the officials claim, is not looking to prosecute people, but wants the site to be taken down. If not, then UMass will go to court.