InTrade floats Dominique Strauss-Kahns life. – [PREDICTION MARKET]


New Prediction Market: Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On May 16th 2011 Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeared in New York City Criminal Court and was charged with two counts of a criminal sexual act in the first degree , first-degree attempted rape, first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, forcible touching, and third-degree sexual abuse. These seven charges are detailed in the criminal court complaint found HERE.

Intrade has opened a market for Dominique Strauss-Kahn to be found guilty of, or plead guilty to, at least one of the charges laid against him. This market can be found under Legal &gt- D. Strauss Kahn.

Market Rules:

This contract will settle (expire) at 100 ($10.00) if:

– Dominique Strauss-Kahn is found guilty of at least one of the seven counts in a trial by jury or judge
&#8211- Dominique Strauss-Kahn pleads guilty to at least one of the seven counts

The contract will settle (expire) at 0 ($0.00) if (including, but not limited to):

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is found not guilty of all seven counts in a trial by jury or judge
– All counts are dropped
The case is dismissed
– A mistrial is declared (for all counts)
– Dominique Strauss-Kahn pleads guilty to lesser charges only as part of a plea agreement (please note that if Strauss-Kahn pleads guilty to any of the original charges as part of plea agreement the contract will expire at 100)

This market covers only the charges covered in the complaint. Any other criminal or civil cases will not be considered when expiring this market.

The contracts will be paused if possible when a verdict is about to be announced and will be expired as soon as that decision is made public.

The end date on the contract is for indication purposes only. This date may be extended if necessary.

Any changes to the result after the contract has expired will not be taken into account &#8211- Contract Rule 1.4

Due to the nature of this prediction market contract you are obligated to read Contract Rule 1.7 (Unforeseen Circumstances) and Contract Rule 1.8 (Time Protection). Intrade may invoke these rules in its absolute discretion if deemed appropriate.

Please contact the exchange by emailing [email protected] if you have any questions regarding this contract or interpretation of these contract specific rules, related exchange news articles or exchange rules before you place an order to trade.


Video link.

Tristane Banon et AgoraVox: retour sur une&#8230- par AgoraVox

BetFair: Residents of Monaco are allow to use Betfair and all the accounts from Monaco are still opened.

No Gravatar

BetFair stated to me that, &#8220-Residents of Monaco are allow to use Betfair and all the accounts from Monaco are still opened.&#8221- Monaco people using a French ISP might run into temporary problems, though.

So, it seems that the few Monaco people reporting problems to me are in the minority, and there is no BetFair policy blocking Monaco bettors. Good to hear.

BetFair withdraws from France… and Monaco. – [UPDATED]

No Gravatar

As you all know, BetFair have closed all accounts from France residents.

Strangely, they also closed accounts from people living in the Principality of Monaco (an independent country that is recognized by the United Nations). Bizarre. If you have insider info, send them in to moi. Thanks.

UPDATE: BetFair stated to me that, &#8220-Residents of Monaco are allow to use Betfair and all the accounts from Monaco are still opened.&#8221- Monaco people using a French ISP might run into temporary problems, though.

So, it seems that the few Monaco people reporting problems to me are in the minority, and there is no BetFair policy blocking Monaco bettors. Good to hear.

US Justice asks Prince Albert of Monaco to give every detail about his 2002-2006 employment of Robert Eringer (a US citizen) as Chief Intelligence Officer (a.k.a. spymaster) of the Principality of Monaco.

No Gravatar

Robert Eringer:


Brigham J. Ricks, Bar No. 224750
P.O. Box 3370
Santa Barbara, CA 93130-3370
(805) 884-9538 FAX (805) 884-9708

Attorney for Plaintiff, Robert Eringer



ROBERT ERINGER, an individual,

Plaintiff, vs.

Case No.: 2:10-cv-01803-GAF-RC



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 30, Plaintiff will take the deposition of PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO on July 12, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. at the Santa Barbara College of Law, located at 20 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101. The deposition will be recorded stenographically and by videotape.

The matters for examination will include (1) Robert Eringer’s activities on behalf of the Principality of Monaco and Prince Albert II, (2) facts and circumstances surrounding his employment contract, (3) the duties performed by the Mr. Eringer during the course of his employment, (4) documents attached to plaintiff’s requests for admission served on defendant, (5) documents produced pursuant to plaintiff’s document demand served on defendant.

DATED: June 14, 2010

Brigham J. Ricks
Attorney for Plaintiff
Robert Eringer


Notice of Deposition of Prince Albert II

The parties in the lawsuit have been ordered by the Court to conduct discovery into the facts and circumstances surrounding Robert Eringer’s contract with the Principality of Monaco and the duties he performed. Prince Albert (1) directly hired Eringer, (2) personally negotiated the terms of the contract and subsequent amendments, and (3) exclusively and solely directed Eringer’s intelligence activities and received Eringer’s oral and written reports. Besides Eringer, Prince Albert is the only witness with personal knowledge of the facts and evidence the Court is requiring. Only Prince Albert can confirm or dispute Eringer’s testimony and evidence.

Therefore, Eringer’s attorney has sent Monaco a Notice of Deposition for Prince Albert to be deposed on 12 July 2010 in Santa Barbara, California.

A copy of the Notice of Deposition can be obtained at the link below.

Notice of Deposition of Prince Albert II

Contact: Brigham J. Ricks, Esq., 1.805.884.9538, [email protected]

More info at NewsWeek.

The new French law on Internet betting and gambling – [VIDEO]

No Gravatar

Critical documentary in French:

LES DESSOUS DE LA LOI,Les yeux dans les jeux
envoy&eacute- par publicsenat. &#8211- Regardez les derni&egrave-res vid&eacute-os d&#039-actu.

Via Daniel Schneidermann

Loi sur les jeux en ligne, enquete
envoye par asi. &#8211- Regardez les dernieres videos d&#8217-actu.

Short take on the new gambling laws in France

No Gravatar

I don&#8217-t like it, for the reasons explained by BetFair&#8217-s Mark Davies and Right2Bet.

The new law is going to be assessed by the French Supreme Court (Conseil Constitutionnel), the French Administrative Council (Conseil d’Etat about &#8220-les decrets d’application&#8221-), and the European Union. So, stay tuned.

Addendum: Eric Zemmour on the Internet gambling laws liberalization. (He is against.)

French online gambling laws are turning into a kafkian farce.

No Gravatar

The French government will ask internet gambling operators accessing the French market to turn over:

  • the ID details of all gamblers-
  • the banking info on all gamblers-
  • the details of all bets made by the gamblers-
  • the source code of all software used-
  • etc.


BetFair (via Right2Bet) are furious at the new French gambling laws.

No Gravatar

Right2Bet (operated by BetFair):

A Senate hearing on Tuesday looked at ways in which the French authorities could make it more difficult for operators not licensed in France from offering their products to French citizens.

They are now looking at adding wording to the new gambling bill, set to &#8216-open up&#8217- the market in time for the World Cup this summer, that makes it illegal for any French-based company from taking advertising or even simply linking to certain sites.

Those sites based inside France, including multi-nationals with French subsidiares, notably Google, found to be &#8216-aiding and abetting&#8217- (no pun intended) foreign operators could face fines of up to €100,000.

This is just another example of the French bill being a facade. They want to appear like they are liberalising their market, to fit in with EU rules, but clearly they are going to make it as hard as possible for foreign operators to offer their services to value-deprived French citizens, and are even looking to make it difficult for those who do apply for a French license.

At what point is someone going to wake up and say &#8216-enough is enough&#8217-? Don&#8217-t wait for someone else to do it, sign our petition today and add your voice to the thousands of EU citizens already calling for fairness in online gambling.

Our previous post

France = Communist China