Full Tilt and PokerStars block US players

Full Tilt and PokerStars block US players

Saturday, 16 April 2011

PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker have both issued statements regarding yesterday's indictments. The upshot is at that US based players will now be blocked from playing on both sites.

Full Tilt CEO Ray Bitar said, “Full Tilt Poker has decided that it must suspend “real money” play in the United States until this case is resolved. However, Full Tilt Poker will continue to provide peer-to-peer online poker services outside of the United States.”

A similar comment appeared from PokerStars which read "As you may have heard, we have had to suspend real money poker services to people based in the US due to legal developments there. The developments are confined to the US and do not have any impact on your ability to continue using our services. Please be assured player balances are safe. There is no cause for concern. For all customers outside the US it is business as usual."

"The PokerStars website has been moved to www.pokerstars.eu and our support email address is now support@pokerstars.eu. We apologise to our players for any inconvenience caused by this disruption."

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Tags: PokerStars, Full Tilt