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Recent changes in online poker

By The Boss | July 28, 2011

A lot has happened in the world of online poker this year. Starting in April with the shutdown of the big online poker rooms in America including Poker Stars, Full Tilt, Absolute and UB, things have only gotten worse since then.

While Stars was able to salvage their Non-U.S. business and also managed to pay back their American players, Full Tilt didn’t manage to do so well, and are currently non-operational while sorting out their finances and licenses.

Absolute and UB are still technically operational, but there are few players on either site and there is not even a hint of players getting their cashout requests honored.

On top of all that, Bodog has announced this week that they will pull out of America by the end of this year. Even though they still ostensibly do accept players from the USA, there have been a lot of reports of players not being bale to deposit there for a long time now.

This leaves American players with only a handful of rooms here they can play, which include the Yatahay Poker Network which you would need to be desperate before you would consider depositing there.

The other option for the US is the Everleaf Gaming Network which does accept American players. However, it is very difficult to actually deposit there too.

As you could expect, all the free poker offers that had been available to Americans are also gone now.

The reality is that US players will have to wait for some time before they will know what the situation is in regard to legal poker. At the earliest it will be next year before some clarity is brought to the situation.

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