iGaming’s New Black FridayLeave a Comment
Here is our digest of the recent “poker black Friday” news with respect to the United States Department of Justice Inictments of Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker, UB Poker, and Absolute Poker. More to come as the story unfolds…
Sites Still Accepting US Poker Players
*Links go to reviews of each room
If you’re stuck with a bunch of points in your Full Tilt Poker account, it may be beneficial for you to use the following strategy:
- Order a bunch of tournament tickets, other players have reported them to successfully show in the Full Tilt Poker cashier.
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking to have the tournament points converted to real money and added to your account balance.
No reports of success yet, but this is a better method than simply losing your points right?
We are beginning to see at least some levels of confidence from our clients as we have been able to contact and have discussions with Pokerstars.com. We are still waiting on responses from Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker, and Ultimate Bet.
Absolute Poker and UB Poker are still allowing players to play, but it doesn’t seem as though anybody has been able to cashout just yet.
Also, Victory Poker has decided to leave the US poker market. Victory Poker’s CEO Dan Fleyshman stated over Twitter, “Asked the Cake Network to block U.S. players from the Victory Poker site. They are supportive of my decision. Hope it gets regulated 1 day!” The Cake network, however, continues to accept United States poker players.
Affiliates and players alike seem to be in an array of panic. Affiliates are selling their sites, and players continue to communicate to us that they had all of their money in their online poker accounts. Some players reported to have “never once cashed out.”
Best Odds Corp sees this as a strike to it’s core business, as all of the online poker sites indicted were strong advertisers on our network. However, we are staying the course and continuing business as usual. Adjustments will have to be made, and we are preparing for this in an orderly manner.
We encourage other affiliates and players alike to stay the course as well. Though this is a period of uncertainty, you will see your money, but it may take some time.
Remember this event next time you’re at the voting polls.
- PokerStars has halted real money play for US players. Players can log in but can’t sit down at the real money tables. The PokerStars website can be accessed by going to pokerstars.eu and player support is available at email@example.com.
- Steve Wynn has canceled the previously heralded Wynn-Poker Stars partnership
- Pokerstars has already lost 25% of it’s traffic.
Full Tilt Poker
- Full Tilt Poker has left the US market until further notice, and is ensuring that the money is safe with them. Players may send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fertitta (Stations Casinos) has ended their partnership with Full Tilt Poker
- Full Tilt Poker likely to lose 40% of it’s traffic.