Originally Posted by T_inc
and what about the rules for live games then?they gonna bomb vegas or what
I think you are missing the point here.
The United States are the ones responsible for the sites being blocked from the US.
Theres alot of reasons for this:
1st: alot of money was being spent by US citizens, in other countries, through poker sites, they did not like that. Now its less of a problem since they have marketed tilt.
2nd: It is really hard to control money on poker sites, let me give you a irl example. I am a con man, I decide to sell fake "lists" of cheap laptops (50$'s or less on ebay), turns out to be a scam. The person paid me on my paypal
account 200$ (wich only required an AOL subscription (a while back) --> wich was done with a bogus name and adress, attached to a bogus name that never paid his first month) OR simply connected to a foreign credit card.
I put my money on my account, I transfer it to a friend through heads up, and the money is gone, prety much impossible to trace from there, the friend plays with another friend and with another and it is withdrawed, at some point, by some one, that might or might not have something to do with the scam in the first place.
turns out to be really costy to trace 200$, or even 10 000$.
Or you could just cash in for drug transactions, and your money is laundered like that. When the US wants to have information from a foreign poker site, it is much harder than from lets say Canada or the US itself.