ACR - are there any restrictions?

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For many years I thought Americas Cardroom is mainly for Americans and restricted for my country. I thought so, because here in Bulgaria we may not play 888, unibet, party poker directly (only through BWIN skin) and literally there is no evidence ACR have a license for the country I am residing.

So for many years I was playing mainly pokerstars and BWIN. Until one bad streak in 2019, when I realised that I never tried to download ACR. Searched by google, found ACR site and download button and lol - it downloaded fast and let me in :eek::eek::eek:

At first I was shocked - so many years I was bullied by my own concerns! Then started to play freerolls (on later stage deposited some money and withdrawed without any problems), and iddentifying wherefrom the opponents coming. And here I was furtherly amazed :confused:

In the following countries the gambling I know is totally forbidden (no matter online or live), but still I see them at ACR: Turkey, Iran, Israel :eek:
Israel tourists travelling to Bulgaria especially to play local casinos :D
Iran as I remember well - the gambling is one of the most terrible crimes there - you may be sentenced to death if I am not wrong.
Turkey's religion also does not allow any gambling.

So how it is possible to meet players from these countries at ACR???

In the end, I also could not understand as online gambling in the most US states is banned - how ACR makes it possible to allow USA players???

I will appreciate if someone could through a light on this topic :top:
 
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Online is still different from live play. Something that is clearly prohibited in reality may well exist online. This does not make online play legal wherever it is, but more often than not, if the poker room allows you to play, then you can play and be safe from prosecution by the law. But you should also understand that if a ban exists, then circumventing it is your risk.

In many countries, there are no special laws at all to regulate online gambling.
 
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ACR doesn't have license and is unregulated. And it doesn't accept players from certain states which have gambling regulating laws. That's how I understand it.
 
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on acr they dont care, almost every country is welcome. i understand also that they are unregulated and thats why they are located somewhere where they can do what they want, i think its curacao. not sure about the licence though.

i kind of like them for what they do but at the same time i would not let a lot of money there.
 
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Online is still different from live play. Something that is clearly prohibited in reality may well exist online. This does not make online play legal wherever it is, but more often than not, if the poker room allows you to play, then you can play and be safe from prosecution by the law. But you should also understand that if a ban exists, then circumventing it is your risk.

In many countries, there are no special laws at all to regulate online gambling.
I play at ACR, apparently they don't take anymore Australians now, it is illegal for sites to provide services to Aussies, that's why 888, Stars, Party, SB and BOL pulled out of here, but it's not illegal for me to play online, so I'm glad ACR doesn't give a shit about the law. GGPoker will even turn a blind eye to using a VPN, I was told this by a few Aussies that I know play there, personally I couldn't be bothered with doing that, I get enough poker at ACR.

@dejange, ACR make prompt payouts if you use crypto, they have some other options that are country dependant I think.

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I play at ACR, apparently they don't take anymore Australians now, it is illegal for sites to provide services to Aussies, that's why 888, Stars, Party, SB and BOL pulled out of here, but it's not illegal for me to play online, so I'm glad ACR doesn't give a shit about the law. GGPoker will even turn a blind eye to using a VPN, I was told this by a few Aussies that I know play there, personally I couldn't be bothered with doing that, I get enough poker at ACR.

@dejange, ACR make prompt payouts if you use crypto, they have some other options that are country dependant I think.

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Somehow CC does not let me quote you Nick, but however :confused:

Thanks for ACR withdrawing suggestion. I am exactly looking to try it next time when opportunity comes :top:
Especially when you are the second CC member advicing that :)

GG Poker: It turns that I had my account there transfered from the ex Breakout Poker where I did had account in the past. Afterwords I understood, because I was fascinated a North Macedonian flag appears next to my name, some countries they do not have license - and awarding flags of neighboring countries which can not be changed :p
So perhaps new players from Bulgaria could not join GG Poker without using VPN :)

PS: Quoting succesful after several attempts :top:
 
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AFAIK, in the US they are starting/continuing to make it "legal" at the state level in a 1on1 basis. Seems it was never truly "illegal" for players to play but for the COMPANIES to operate in certain capacities. So various sites/rooms bar USA players in order to avoid what happened to Stars and FT.
 
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ACR - this is Bulgarian poker-site !
 
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