Good news for US players having funds "frozen" with PokerStars at the moment. PokerStars just issued the following press release yesterday:
"In agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, PokerStars has made arrangements with a US bank and today began the process of returning player funds to former customers in the US.
The funds to cover these withdrawal requests are readily available.
All player deposits for players outside the U.S. are also completely safe and secure. PokerStars has always held all such funds in accounts that are segregated from company assets, in compliance with the strict licensing laws of the Isle of Man.
The company continues to operate outside the U.S. under the www.pokerstars.com domain name and retains its position as the world's number one poker site. "
So it seems that US players can now rest assured that they will get their funds back eventually!