Global Player -- no USA


Ueber Meister Mouse
Sep 12, 2004
I didn't even receive an email from them. I'm so sad.... and mad... and feel so damned outraged that some ninnies in D.C. have caused this mess. Of all the casinos to shut me out, this is the one I will truly miss.

From the Global Player website:

Important notice for United States Residents
On September 29th 2006, the United States Senate has passed "The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006" (UIGEA), which U.S. President George W. Bush signed on Friday, October 13th 2006.

That law will prohibit banks, credit card companies and other financial institutions from processing funds from "unlawful" internet gambling.

To ensure that this controversial act was passed, it was attached to a popular and completely unrelated bill HR 4954: "Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006", the "SAFE Port Act" (starting on page 213).

The wording of the Act is based on two previously failed bills: HR 4411 and HR 4777.

The Act does not make it illegal for US citizens to play online; however it drastically affects your ability to wager online by making it difficult to send and receive your deposits and winnings.

As a result of this Act, all customers with US based addresses will no longer be able to deposit into their player account.

However, all other accounts with non-US based addresses will remain unaffected.

Due to certain restrictions in the bill, we are no longer able to process gaming transactions in US currency via bank draft, wire transfer, FirePay, and PrePaidATM.

The available method is now NETeller, and we kindly ask you to login to your account, using your username and password as customary and proceed to withdraw your funds using our NETeller option.

Please be advised that NETeller will only accept withdrawals of $5 or more.

If you have less than $5 in your account, please feel free to login to your account and play these funds.

If you have not yet created a NETeller account, you may do so at NETeller's official site:

We continue to maintain that it is your individual right to be allowed to play online responsibly in another form you see fit and therefore invite you to contact your Congressman (or woman) to express your concerns.

We hope that the situation will be resolved, to allow you to resume playing with us and continue to enjoy the high levels of service and promotions that you have come to expect from us.
I never worked with Global Player, but it breaks my heart every time I see American Players lose another venue to play at.

on a practical point this will affect everyone who plays the BJ tournaments and SNGs there. Its going to be much harder to get games together. It might mean that the guarentees will not be reached (extra juice for the players) in the short term but it is going to greatly reduce the action for those like me who prefer to play against other players rather than the house.

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