Originally Posted by smd173
Some poker sites are publicly held companies in Europe. That is why they don't allow US players. PokerStars and Full Tilt are privately held companies.
It`s one of the great ironies of UIGEA, a measure intended to "protect" Americans from the risks of internet gambling, that the poker sites which are licensed and regulated in the UK or other EU countries abide by the law and will now not accept American players.
If an American wishes to continue playing, his only option is an unregulated site. How does that reduce risk ?