FBI seizes domains of pokerstars, full tilt, ub.. (UPDATE: Howard Lederer Interview)
DOJ Press Release - http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/pres...dictmentpr.pdf
DOJ Indictment - Indictment: DOJ vs. Scheinberg, Bitar, Tom, et al
Wynn/PokerStars and Full Tilt/Fertitta Interactive Deal is Over - Poker Websites Targeted in Federal Crackdown - WSJ.com and Steve Wynn Cuts Ties With Embattled Online Poker Site, PokerStars - Steven Bertoni - Money Talks - Forbes
Full Tilt's Announcement About Pulling out of US - Full Tilt Poker Statement - Pulling Out of US Market
Full Tilt's Statement Regarding Withdrawals, doesn't say much - Statement from Full Tilt Poker Regarding Recent Check Withdrawal Issues
PokerStarsSteve replies on 2p2, doesn't say much - Two Plus Two Poker Forums - View Single Post - Trouble: Online poker web sites seized by the FBI (Stars + Tilt included)
In light of recent events involving the freezing of certain accounts, Full Tilt Poker would like to assure all players that their funds remain safe and secure. Processing of both deposit and withdrawal requests is proceeding as normal and is still available to all of our players.
All players who were affected by the current situation have had their funds returned to their accounts and all new withdrawal requests are processing normally. We assure all players on Full Tilt Poker that your online playing experience will not change and that you will be able to both deposit and withdraw funds as needed. Your money remains safe, secure and accessible at all times.
Full Tilt Poker remains committed to the protection of our players’ security and legal rights, and will continue to provide the best and safest online poker room available worldwide.
FullTiltPoker.com moves to FullTiltPoker.co.uk, PokerStars.com moves to PokerStars.eu
As you may have heard, PokerStars has had to suspend real money poker services to people based in the US due to legal developments there. These developments are confined to the US and do not have any impact on the ability of players outside the US to continue using PokerStars services.
Please be assured player balances are safe. There is no cause for concern about loss of funds in your PokerStars account. For all customers outside the US it is business as usual.
The PokerStars website has been moved to Online Poker Games | Play for Free Texas Holdem | PokerStars
, and the PokerStars Support email address is now email@example.com
. PokerStars apologises to all players for any inconvenience caused by this disruption.
Please be aware that PokerStars Support is currently experiencing a very high volume of emails, so response times are delayed. Player emails will be answered as quickly as possible.
It is understood that many players, especially those from the US, may have additional questions or concerns about these changes, account status, and cashouts. The information above is all the information available at this time. PokerStars management and legal team continues to review the situation and will provide additional information it becomes available.
As there is no additional information available to pass on, I will not be answering follow-up questions at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
Live QuadJacks USTREAM show talking about the issues - QuadJacks Black Friday on USTREAM: QuadJacks and friends reflect upon the current state of online poker in America, after the clusterfuck that befell it on...
Not Yet Confirmed Updates
- Apparently PokerStars has been calling their high stakes pros and regulars ensuring the money is safe.
- Jungleman was saying "I think the money is safe" wrt to Full Tilt.
UIGEA and IGPEA Bills - Bill Text - 109th Congress (2005-2006) - THOMAS (Library of Congress)
HOW ARE WE NOT TALKING ABOUT THIS?!?!?!?!
point to scary FBI warning images... O.o
(P.S. Sorry rilla for introducing poker in the commune, but I figured this was warranted)
Update: the software itself still works. You can still play poker like normal. Presumably those are based off of specific ISPs and not off of the domains. However, this could be a harbinger of things to come.
2nd Update: uh...Pokerstars is no longer letting US players play on their clients. O.o