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Mcluhan
10-03-2006, 12:26 AM
Only the most important event to rock the online gaming industy since the beginning. No poker players here apparently. It's a meltdown...

1HandInMyPocket
10-05-2006, 10:53 PM
doesn't this just effect US citizens?,

homonger
10-22-2006, 05:41 PM
Yes it does. Canadians can gamble their life's saving away online to their heart's content. Meanwhile, the U.S. is once again attempting to govern we Americans out of our baser impulses.

But couldn't I just ask a Canadian friend to open an account for me on one of these sites? What's to prevent someone from doing that?

1HandInMyPocket
10-22-2006, 06:19 PM
here's some info from the pokerstars site:

http://www.pokerstars.com/legislation/uigea/


As you are probably aware, the United States Congress recently enacted the Safe Port Act which contains provisions relating to Internet gambling.

PokerStars has received extensive expert advice from within and outside the U.S. which concluded that these provisions do not alter the U.S. legal situation with respect to our offering of online poker games. Furthermore it is important to emphasize that the Act does not in any way prohibit you from playing online poker.

Therefore, our business continues as before - open to players worldwide including the US. You may play on our site as you did prior to the Act.

PokerStars believes that poker is a game of skill enjoyed by millions of players and we remain committed to providing you a safe and fun environment in which to play. We value your loyalty to PokerStars, and look forward to continuing to serve you with the best online poker experience, as we have for the past five years, six billion hands, and 40 million tournaments.


incidently the Ont gov't has now banned on-line poker ads.

Cobster
10-24-2006, 03:12 PM
Harper is Bush's bum buddy, it's a matter of time, watch.

twobigo
10-29-2006, 06:40 PM
here's some info from the pokerstars site:

http://www.pokerstars.com/legislation/uigea/



incidently the Ont gov't has now banned on-line poker ads.
nope..only a proposal..kinda like a trial balloon

Choron
11-16-2006, 04:32 PM
pokerstars is workin fine :D