Online Poker Domains Re-instated-Still No US Play

April 25, 2011

It appears as if the recently shut down online poker sites, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, have cut a deal with the US Attorney’s office last week. These sites will regain the ownership of their domain names in order to return money to US players, which is great news for online poker players in the US who had their accounts frozen the Friday before last. This was all a result of the recent seizure by the FBI of online poker sites and

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Under the terms of the agreement, Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars agreed to prohibit real money poker services to US players, something they had already done upon losing their domains.

Absolute Poker also chimed in late Thursday. All three sites issued statements that put returning US players funds at the forefront of their concerns. They also mentioned the legalities that were underway to contest the US government charges that had been filed when the domains were seized on what is now being called Black Friday in the online poker community.

The big three poker sites involved continue to claim their innocence against the money laundering, fraud, and online gambling charges brought against them and 11 of their executives.


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