ILLEGAL for US players to deposit $ ?!?!?! +
I'd have bumped up my thread from last night, but wanted to edit the subject, so perheps I'd get more hits and a single reply. So here is the gist....
Signed up with Party Poker
yesterday. You had to fill out all name & address info if you wanted to play cash games (aren't freerolls
considered cash games??). But I was not even ATTEMPTING to make any deposit yet when I got this error message (see attachment below). I'm fairly certain I can STILL deposit into FT & Bodog by credit card (!!). Has the US law regarding online gaming changed recently? If so, how can the law not apply to ALL sites regarding US players?? Are WE THE US PLAYERS playing illegally, and only Party Pokers and a few others honor US law, even though the host country would be operating perfectly legally in taking our $ within their own jurisdiction?
Also have $ at Ultimate and Carbon, although I've never deposited a dime. Are US players able to cash out and just not deposit? I've really not seen this issue posted, and it seems serious enough to warrant a bump. Any explanations welcome.
P.S. I would suspect that ALL these sites could shut down US accts in one fell swoop, and tell us to go pi$$ off, and we'd be SOL. Guess the only thing keeping them honest (with exceptions hehe) is reputation. They don't want to kill the cash cow though.