It wasn't long ago since MasterCard announced that they are going to block Americans from making transactions to online gambling sites. Now, MasterCards biggest opponent VISA follows and block their American customers as well. That both the credit card giants VISA and MasterCard have decided to block Americans from making transactions to gambling sites is a clear sign that UIGEA (Unlawful Internet[...] Read more » VISA blocks online gambling transactions
Joined: Jan '08
Age: 44 (M)
hahaha, I can support US government point in not allowing some scam operation doing business outside the law but they havent done anything to give online casinos window from which they can operate, at least not one that i heard of. So its really stupid situation, we dont allow you to gamble in some offshore casino but at the same time we dont offer you US based online casinos. Ridicoulous
Joined: May '09
Age: 34 (M)
it was coming after mastercard decided to block americans, surely their opponent won't want pressure from the government agencies. but its bad news for us players as time goes by their options are decreasing and it doesn't look good for future too
Joined: Jan '10
Location: Moldova, Republic of
Age: 46 (M)
Hmm, it may be will scare only new poker players from USA the players that have money only plaing poker online will find a way to make and withdrow money from poker rooms in theier pokets. At least a know 1 way for me, but it takes more fess and I doubt that my country will block play poker soon.
Joined: Nov '09
Age: 45 (M)
Posted by shokaku: The death bell is ringing.
If the US of A is sucessfull in stopping their people to play online, other countrys will follow this direction soon.
realy hope not cuz canada is f*****g close to the states if it happens guess or contry is gonna be in the first ones to follow it realy sucks why the hell cant we do what we want with are hard earn money
Joined: Jan '10
Age: 51 (M)
Many poker players hoped that Obama administration would be better for poker freedom but at least so far nothing much has happened in that respect. Politicians everywhere should understand that online poker is a good hobby for many people and a profession for some and we need reliable legal poker sites with large player pools. As in any line of business, competition is important, too.
Joined: Jun '09
Age: 40 (M)
Hello everybody! It is still disturbing everything. Many government will probably imitate the American model as with many things. I fear that in France the law becomes too onerous, and we can only play between French. See you soon for new posts! lol