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: Feb '10
Age: 38 (M)
Glad to be Canadian!
A lot of people are probably not going to agree what with I say, but it is actually a good thing that they are putting the ban on the visa / mc. Its not allowing people to spend money that they DON'T have. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are losing their houses, possesions to online gambling. I am not totally sure that this is the reason why they are doing this, but it is a very good possibility
Joined: Nov '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 45 (M)
What why would they do thiss? surely thats gonna take a chunk out of there operating income! They'll have less throu-put and revenue. Qhy would they just jump on the band waggon? Americans are getting screwed to the wall over internet gambleing for sure. Im just glad i live in the UK hahaha its a nanny state but they dont mess with the essentials....lol poker and sex....oh yeah bad boy';./'][;./
Joined: Jan '10
Age: 35 (M)
Biggest hit to online poker sites and online casinos. Its a great opportunity for sites like paypall and moneybookers to make some extra cash. Visa and mastercard won't lose nothing because the anline paying sistems like PP and MB cash in thru them
Joined: Feb '09
Age: 46 (M)
i don't use visa and i tthink that in spn they won't block visa transactions. here there are slots machines i every bars so they like to much gmbling... i use ukash and as i'm a big donkey i never cashed out so till now ucash is good for me...
Joined: Oct '09
Age: 59 (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.
Very true. Also typical of usa. Anyone can go and gamble, lose it all, in Las Vagas, reno etc. And yet they make a big show of stopping online gambling. Truèe, it reaches more people, but still...THE gambling country of the world if there is one.... Political B******t, as usual... looks good to the voters.