The first point of interest in the infographic made for OnlinePoker.org by infographic world is that at the time of creation 11 people had been indicted. These included payment processing companies, and banks that facilitated alleged money laundering, bank and wire fraud.
Next are the range of charges that brought against offending companies. It seems to suggest a risk management strategy built on exploiting loop holes. In the short term they were hitting or even exceeding sales targets, but now many have crumbled. As regulation issues get sorted how many of those that created the industry will survive to see it?
There are lessons in the value of a risk management strategy that includes social impacts. Without a doubt alleged bribery and money laundering are not activities that garner positive social capital returns. The damage done and the cost of a come back escalate when your strategy is primarily reactionary or negatively proactive. The online poker industry is another in a long line of business cautionary tales - hopefully others will take heed of the lessons offered in their failure.