Around 4am ET Full Tilt Poker’s software required an update. I tried to download the update and got a reset connection error. I then went to fulltiltpoker.co.uk, the new Full Tilt Poker site and got the Full Tilt press release stating U.S. real money players would not be allowed anymore. I got a 404 error when I clicked on the download link. Other U.S. players that could log in saw a message like this one:
That is right, it is official. Players in the U.S. can no longer play for real money on Full Tilt Poker. The livelihoods of thousands of professional players has been destroyed since both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker have left the U.S. market. All that we can hope for is that enough online poker players are angered by this to do something about it.