PokerStars, the largest online poker room in the world, looks like it may have met its match. As I reported earlier PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and UB.com (formerly Ultimate Bet) had their domains seized by the US Attorneys office in New York. They also had at least 75 bank accounts seized between them and the founders were indicted.
Now Poker Stars has decided to ban all U.S. players. Any player still playing can continue it seems. If a U.S. player gets up they cannot sit back down. This will obviously cause a major crash in traffic for PokerStars. As of now Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and UB.com still accept U.S. players but that could change at any time. The landscape of online poker may have changed forever today.
I was able to make a cashout and request bank transfer. I received confirmation that it was processed within about 15 minutes. Hopefully this was true and we don’t have another EwalletXpress or Neteller debacle on our hands.
Next I will be writing an editorial on my opinion of this absurd witch hunt. The federal government got on China and Egypt about their lack of internet freedom, then the federal government pulls this crap.