Party Poker and Poker Stars To Suspend US Online AccountsIfPort Security / Gambling Prohibition Bill
From the Party Poker Press Release:
After taking extensive legal advice, the Board of PartyGaming Plc has concluded that the new legislation, if signed into law, will make it practically impossible to provide US residents with access to its real money poker and other real money gaming sites. As a result of this development, the Board of PartyGaming has determined that if the President signs the Act into law, the Company will suspend all real money gaming business with US residents, and such suspension will continue indefinitely, subject to clarification of the interpretation and enforcement of US law and the impact on financial institutions of this and other related legislation. [emphasis added]
Be sure to read the online gambling ban thread on Neverwin – lots of links and info including a ‘NetTeller is safe’ support letter.
Dr. Pauly, Tao of Poker, is a must read for all poker players.
See Also: Party and Stars to suspend US market (Gambling 911)
Expect for rapid development on this and watch the NWN thread for the latest info. I expect now that the industry leaders have decided on a course of action many others will follow suit.
The die is cast and the industry is responding.