Priceless – Mastercard blocks US online poker

Priceless – Mastercard blocks US online poker

Friday, 5 February 2010

US players are foiled again – credit cards were the weapon of choice for Yanks looking to foil the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act by not “coding” the transactions as gambling. This technique has been rumbled.

Doyle’s Room, Bodog and the CEREUS network have all announced through news sources that Mastercard is no longer a deposit option for US players. Mastercard are apparently notorious for clamping down on gambling transactions.

The good news, however, is that VISA – an immensely popular monetary transaction method worldwide – are still open to use. E-checks, most E-wallets and pre-paid VISA cards can all be added to the list of viable deposit options for US players.

Remember, Europe – the US fish are our fish, so we should support any anti-UIGEA movements we can make a difference in.

Tags: Poker News, Priceless, , Mastercard, blocks, US, online, poker