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POKERCHAMPS CLOSING US Accounts-you have less than 24 hours to get your account clear

Discussion in 'Poker Complaints' started by WagerWitch, Jul 21, 2006.

    Jul 21, 2006
  1. WagerWitch

    WagerWitch Dormant account webmeister

    Occupation:
    Yeah - like - really? Hmmm do I have to work?
    Location:
    Alaska
    I viewed this info at:

    FOR US PLAYERS ONLY - (Maybe?) I think they are just stopping betting for US Players.

    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    I'm not a poker player - except video - but I thought if anyone was playing Online Poker at PokerChamps you might want to check your accounts now.

    The letter the blogger at pokerchaos got this email:


    Like I said this is directly quoted from that blog - but I thought you'd like to know, just in case you had any monies in there - whatsoever.

    Good Luck.

    Wager Witch
    Luckymeki
     
  2. Aug 10, 2006
  3. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    It's taken a while but Betfair have finally communicated an official position on the exclusion of US players at Poker Champs:

    Quote:

    The decision to close US accounts is not a direct response to recent developments involving BetonSports. It has been the long standing position of BetFair not to accept U.S. players. PokerChamps, now that it is owned by
    BetFair, has had to come into line with this business decision. We are
    sorry for the inconvenience this causes.

    With regard to your other question- Betfair Poker is currently a
    licencee of Cryptologic. In the near future Betfair Poker will be
    joining an updated version of the Poker Champs platform. Both brands
    will remain separate but player liquidity will be shared.

    The updated Poker software will maintain the look and feel of Betfair
    Poker and Poker Champs but will incorporate a number of new features
    e.g. choice of educational video content, player profile, player search
    and map, VIP club, new languages, bigger cash (ring games). Unquote
     
  4. Aug 10, 2006
  5. tennis_balls

    tennis_balls Dormant account

    Occupation:
    fish n chips promoter
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    good lord.....24 hours?......quick!.....notify all 3 of the US players with accounts there
     
  6. Aug 17, 2006
  7. AussieDave

    AussieDave Dodgy whacko backstabber

    Occupation:
    Gaming SEO Specialist & Casino Webmaster
    Location:
    Australia
    Is this a start of things to come?
    Are we going to see other Poker rooms (followed by casinos) follow suit?

    Could the the latest arrests have a bearing on this?

    Will be interesting to watch how this pans out.
     
  8. Aug 17, 2006
  9. pokeraddict

    pokeraddict Webmaster

    Occupation:
    Pro Poker Player
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Since the Betonsports arrest the B2B Network, Eurobet, Poker4ever and Everest Poker have all stopped accepting US players. I seriously doubt any poker room that has a large percent of their player base in the U.S. would do this. It would be suicide and I think it has become more and more obvious to people that there is more to the Betonsports story then being involved in online gambling. Note that B2B and Eurobet offer sportsbooks. The interesting thing is that Eurobet never allowed US players to play in their sportsbook anyway, only the casino and poker room.

    I guess we will see what happens down the road but I doubt there will be a mass booting of US players. OTOH I bet you will not be seeing execs for these companies changing planes in the US either.
     

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