On April 15th, 2011, the US government took control of the www.Pokerstars.com
domain name, along with the domain names of several other US poker sites
. Pokerstars - owned by Entertainment Enterprises Limited - cut a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice in order to get their domain name back. They were back online very quickly but from that day forward they blocked Americans from their real money poker tables. They also refunded all balances to American players.