Originally Posted by waz666
My bet is Merge goes down next,,,,,
Probably 100% Merge isn't going down next
. All of the US poker players Sites have now moved away from .com sites or sites controlled by Verisign (US controlled). I do not think it is a likely occurrence that money will be stuck frozen on a site, unless the site itself was fraudulent or taking money that belonged to players.
If anything, the sites themselves may decide to pull away from the US Market if they are tired of trying to evade the US financial police who are chasing down their processors as quick as they can.
The other way the sites will have to close down is if the financial cops are able to seize a large source of US money in a processor. It would seem the sites are getting experience on allocating their money so this does not happen. While processor sites may continue to get seized by the US Govt, it would seem the sites are smart enough now not to put a large amount of cash into any one processor.
This would explain why the withdrawal times have become so long. Due to the complications of finding/operating a processor that can get the money to online poker playing Americans.
I am sure they are using new complex tricks to fool the KGB and Nazi types who are chasing our monies.