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Michael Jackson Casino -- Playing with Fire

8/2/2010 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Some wannabe gambling tycoons have just opened an unauthorized Michael Jackson Casino online ... and TMZ has learned the real MJ Estate is ready to declare casino war in order to shut 'em down.

Michael Jackson Casino

The gambling site -- which features everything from poker to baccarat -- features MJ's image and a message on the home page that reads, "The King of Pop is proud to bring you the most exciting Vegas style online casino betting experience on the Net!"

Problem is -- the estate claims never gave the online casino the green light to use any of their trademarks ... and now Howard Weitzman -- the attorney for Michael Jackson's estate -- tells us he will, "take whatever legal actions are necessary to shut this operation down.”

Talk about a bad bet.


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veronica    

MJHD greetings!

1507 days ago
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anonymous    

Shut em' down!

1507 days ago
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janicebyrne    

Just exactly how stupid are these casino people? OBVIOUSLY the MJ estate would come after them, OBVIOUSLY what they are doing is illegal, OBVIOUSLY they would get shut down. OBVIOUSLY.!!! All Michael's life there have been people using him for money money money and even in death people are still using him as a cashpoint machine. Shame on them ALL...

1507 days ago
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K    

OMG - They have used his image on all their pages, what a disgrace

1507 days ago
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Sam    

MJ Fans Watch this:) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA

1507 days ago
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Tellit    

You can lay wager that Joe Jackson/and whatever other Jackson male members who've spent alot of time in LV gambling... is behind this one...with Michael Jacksons blessing and guidance.
It's another way of getting around the will (of not leaving JJ/his bros any $$$$)
and I'll wager that the MJFT WILL NOT not shut it down.
Weitzman has whistled the exact same tune regarding other MJtrademarked endeavors/enterprises that the Jacksons have been dabbling in.
Don't you know that anybody with any sense wouldn't dare put an MJ gambling website online without serious repercussions....After going to all the expense in order to set up such a site! BS....nobody would take that chance. Nobody outside a Jackson family member that is.
Michael Jackson is behind this...guess he just couldn't let go entirely of his old LV Thriller Casino idea...lol
jmo

1507 days ago
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Tellit    

Here you go...play to your MJ loving hearts content:
http://www.michaeljacksoncasino.com/
www.michaeljacksoncasino.com
nobody but a Jackson would have the gumption!!
lmao...

Are these still operating?
http://hubpages.com/hub/michaeljackson-tributeslots

1507 days ago
8.

Tellit    

LOL....TMZ...
"Michael Jackson Casino -- Playing with Fire"

Yeah....he is isn't he!

1507 days ago
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CHRISTINA    

Ohhhh boy!tmz you and Michael are really in good business relationship,yeahh!
let me figure that one :
"--" 'I Haven't Been Doing So Well' / Fixer-Upper / Save Your Face! / Playing with Fire and the most amazing
Michael Jackson Conquers Death !!!!!! I like it!
MICHAEL , WE LOVE YOU! WE TRUST AND BELIEVE IN YOU !
GO ON BABY! BE THE BEST ! I LOVE YOU MICHAEL!

1507 days ago
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honesty    

If it is an overseas online casino, the chances of getting it shut down is nil to none. They can yell, scream, file all the court do***ents they want to, but unless it is in a country that complies with our laws(very unlikely for an online casino, which is already illegal in the US)they are trying to catch smoke. There is no one able to shut them down.

I am also sure the site will thank TMZ for the free ad.

1507 days ago
11.

susie    

Play Michael play!!! I love you <3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KRBedSXqps

1507 days ago
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HumanNature    

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1507 days ago
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T    

Joe Jackson was just in Macau last month, perhaps he made his own side deal with Stanley Ho to set up a gaming site. Most Internet gambling is based in Macau. Good Luck shuting anything on the internet down that is not based in the country of complaint....

1507 days ago
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Barb.A.    

Didn't that guy that help Kate with her book have online porn gambling?? Might be him who struck a deal with Joe or Kate?

1507 days ago
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Barb.A.    

Plus do you think anyone out of this country would know about the KY law?

1507 days ago
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