i think out money is pretty much safe everywhere. none of these site are going to totally screw over american players and not allow them to get their money back as it will totally destroy their reputation. even in the worst case situation, you'll get your money back.
also, full tilt is clearly taking a strong stance on this issue and will continue to allow american players, and pokerstars
, while they haven't issued a press release yet, i'm sure will continue to be the industry leader and not bend over for the US gov't.
i don't want to give anyone the wrong ide, but i think its okay to be cautiously optimistic here. if the democrats get in in november, they'll be all over taxing online gaming and regulating the industry, and if not, i really believe this ban will be far too costly and unrealistic to ever truly enforce. while i like seeing relevant issues discussed here, and i don't want to give anyone false hope, i really don't think we have much to worry about.
and being the optimist that i am, if online poker is somehow banned, we'll have an excuse to play live more, plus it'll drastically cut down on the turnout at the WSOP
, which will be great for the real players.