Banned/Allow List for US Players (Updated June 17, 2007)

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Please use the Cardschat Poker Site Links to get special bonuses at many of these poker sites. Also see the poker sites for US players page.

Poker Rooms Doing Business as usual:

Absolute Poker
Action Poker
Bet Holdem
bodog
Bowmans Poker
Bugsys Club
Cake Poker
Full Contact Poker
Full Tilt
GamesGrid
Golden Palace Poker
Jungle Poker
NordicBet
OKUSAPoker
Planet Poker
Poker.com
Poker Dream
Poker Host
pokerstars
Sportsbook.com Poker
Tropical Poker
Ultimate Bet
VegasPoker247
VIP Poker
Wingows


Poker Rooms that Banned U.S. Players:

32red Poker7 Sultans
888.com
Bet365
betfair
Betfred
CD Poker
Celebrity Poker
Costa Del Poker
Doyle's Room
Dream Poker
Empire Poker
Eurobet
Fair Poker
GNUF (can open new account, but cannot deposit)
Hollywood Poker
i4 poker
InterPoker
JetSetPoker (no longer in business)
King Solomon's (KSpoker)
Ladbrokes
Littlewoods
Mansion Poker
Noble Poker
Ocean
PKR
pacific poker (with exceptions)
Paradise Poker
party poker
Poker4Ever
PokerChamps
Pokerheaven
PokerOcean
PokerRoom (as of Nov. 6)
PokerTime
Purple Lounge
royal vegas Poker
Sun Poker
Titan Poker
VC Poker (Victor Chandler)
william hill

Please use the Cardschat Poker Site Links to get special bonuses at many of these sites.
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Payment Processors (Online Banking)

NeTeller: No longer processing any transactions (deposit or withdrawal) from US customers to and/or from gambling sites.

Central Coin: From their homepage--
We are sorry to inform you that the CentralCoin deposit service is currently not operational and at present there is no current timescale for the service resuming. We will post further information on this website in due course.

Please Note: If you have funds in your account you may still move them to your merchant in the usual manner

Banning US Customers:
Click2Pay--no longe accepting US registrations
FirePay

Other options available:

ePassporte
WireCard
 
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JuiceeQ and I are starting a Banned Poker list. She will be able to edit the first(original) list.(because she's the WONDER MOD) So I gave it a go on starting us off here.

You guys let us know what rooms should be on the BANNED list. What rooms should be on the ALLOWED LIST. And which rooms are UNDECIDED. These lists are just the start, if a room needs to be changed to the other list, let us know.

When posting here to tell us about a room that is "BANNED","ALLOWED", or "UNDECIDED" please post the E-mail or link to where you found out the information!
 
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Since this is the second go-round with this (someone deleted the previous one in a freak accident--can't imagine who...), if you see any discrepancies in the lists above, please post here.

Also, when posting sites to be added, please copy/paste the email you received from the site, as we want this to be as official as possible. Thanks all!

Please keep in mind that as I update your responses into the original thread above, I will be deleting the posts so we can keep this thread clutter free.
 
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Updates/Category Add-ons, Deletions

At the suggestion of Egon, I've added a section for payment processers, or online banks. So far, I've only seen information for neteller and FirePay, so if any of you use any other forms of online banking--i.e. Moneybookers, Citadel, etc.--please let us know if you hear anything.

I've also decided to delete the "Undecided" category. I don't see much point in it. A site is either banning US players, or they're not. We'll add them in the appropriate spot as we get word.

Thanks again everyone!
 
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See this thread:

[old link~tb]

Although Pacific do not now accept new deposits from U.S. players, they are evidently happy for you to continue playing if you have a BR there already.

This is a much more friendly approach than most of the other sites on the banned list.
 
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See this thread:

[old link~tb]

Although Pacific do not now accept new deposits from U.S. players, they are evidently happy for you to continue playing if you have a BR there already.

This is a much more friendly approach than most of the other sites on the banned list.
I've moved them to the allow list with a link to the thread mentioned above.
 
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I saw this on the PokerRoom.com site. Aother one bites the dust.

PokerRoom.com said:
Important announcement to US players


U.S. Restrictions On September 30th 2006 the U.S. Congress passed the SAFE Port Act which also contained certain provisions known as the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 that affects the processing of payments between U.S. customers and online gaming companies. The legislation was signed into law by President George W Bush on October 13th 2006.

We regret that the U.S. has taken this step to make it virtually impossible to offer real money entertainment to U.S. customers. It is doubtful that the U.S. authorities will achieve their stated goals by introducing such legislation. We believe that a properly monitored forward-looking regulation would be much more effective than this general ban.

Entirely due to this new law, we are disappointed to announce the following restrictions for all customers within the U.S.:

Depositing Restrictions

As officially stated before we have been working on a technical solution to restrict all customers within the U.S. from depositing new funds at PokerRoom.com. This solution will be implemented on October 25th.

Real Money Restrictions

We will have implemented the technical solution to restrict all customers within the U.S. from accessing our real money games starting Monday, November 6th. After that time you will still be able to login to PokerRoom.com, enjoy all of our play money games and withdraw funds from your account at your convenience.
 
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Just an FYI...I can still deposit via credit card on Prima Network...no blocks yet for US $$$$.!!!!! I've never had a problem with any deposit or withdrawals.
 
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May we know which skin that is, m8 ? Some Prima sites do ban Americans for sure, interesting if others do not.
 
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I read about this at an online news site--went to the Neteller page for confirmation (under "Important Service Update for US Members):

Effective Immediately
Due to recent US legislative changes and events, effective immediately, US members are no longer able to transfer funds to or from any online gambling sites.
All US members will continue to be able to use their NETELLER e-wallet account to safely transfer funds to and from non-gambling merchants and are not required to close their account or withdraw their funds.


Apparently they can't even process withdrawls right now. Glad I got my money out when I did :rolleyes:

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Your Help is Needed

I've done a bit of updating...I would appreciate any help from you all in getting us information regarding payment processors/online banks. Again, official word (i.e. copy/paste email, etc.) is ideal. Many thanks! :)
 
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Tammy, I found this and thought I would pass it on.
I found this site from another site. This site has a forum so I won't post the name here. It does say last updated Monday Jan 29th but I'm not quite sure.

USA Depositing Method Updates
last updated Jan. 29 '07 - Regulations will be announced at the Federal Reserve website and posted here.
ATMonline - Jan. 23 - They have frozen US funds and will give US citizens the boot.
Central Coin Jan. 18 - The website is currently unoperational. It was confirmed...Central Coin is not taking US gambling deposits.
Citadel Commerce
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- Jan. 17 - Not accepting US gambling deposits anymore
click2pay -
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Jan. 19 -
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Existing users can still use them but no new US customers are not allowed to register. Here is the Click2pay email we got back in November
eChecks - Jan. 18 - Many poker sites are beginning to decline echecks now.
EcoCard - Jan. 21 - Still accepting US gaming transactions. Verified through email support.
epassporte
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Jan. 17- The guy on the phone support said they will stay open after the 270 time period. The Neteller incident will not affect them.
eWalletXpress
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Jan. 17 - Their policies are to still accept US gambling deposits without being affected by the Neteller incident.
Ezipay - Not taking US residents
Firepay - Stopped US transactions
Instadebit - Jan. 18 Absolute Poker verified they are leaving the US.
Merchant Banks - Any Merchant Banks that operate with gaming sites will be closed by RBS and Barclays. This is for the UK.
moneybookers - Oct. 25 - They suspended US gamblers from making transactions.
myCitadel
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Jan. 17- Stopped all gambling transactions for US residents after Neteller closed to US gamblers.
Neteller
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Jan. 18 - Completely left the US market. This is Netellers press page. Here is the Neteller US gambling FAQ page and here is Neteller's New Instacash FAQ page.
Nexum - Jan. 18 - They have dropped US players
Nucharge
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Jan. 24 - Newly adopted by some websites and accepting US citizens.
Payspark - Jan. 26 - Payspark (Ezipay) is not taking US customers any longer.
Paypal - They stopped taking gambling transactions many years ago.
UsemyBank - They are a Canadian company and don't accept US transactions
Western Union - WU is warning customers that their services are not to be used for gambling.
WireCard
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- Will begin accepting US customers on Feb. 1.
Wire Transfer
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Accepted among most sites.
 
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WireCard has decided not to allow US residents to deposit funds to any gambling website...
 
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hey pokerstars changed their rules about real money play for US players...
fyi
no more neteller, no more credit or debit cards...
you can mail them a cashiers check however, if you want to play two weeks from now!!
 
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DO ANY OF THE SITES WE CAN PLAY ON OFFER ANY FREE MONEY TO SIGN UP? :confused: :confused: :confused:
 
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all offer bonuses on first deposit try the bonuses section
 
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hey pokerstars changed their rules about real money play for US players...
fyi
no more neteller, no more credit or debit cards...
you can mail them a cashiers check however, if you want to play two weeks from now!!
FYI, this wasn't from poker stars changing the rules, it was from the banks themselves. Poker Stars and all other sites have simply been forced to comply.

WireCard has decided not to allow US residents to deposit funds to any gambling website...
Did you receive official confirmation of this? If so could you please post here? Thanks. :)
 
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(ok i'm a newbie so vry sry if i'm posting this in wrong place)

I noticed GamesGrid listed under "Doing Business As Usual." Received the following notice from them this morning (edited for length):

From:
GamesGrid <shoutout@gamesgrid-mail.com>
Subject:
Important notices regarding GamesGrid

Important notices regarding GamesGrid

Dear Valued Player,

We have recently experienced some unexpected technical issues which required immediate attention. The problem has been resolved, however a NEW version of our Poker client is required. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience.<<SNIP>>


Further to this, due to recent changes in the US legislation, we regret that we can no longer continue to allow US players access to our money tables. All players who have an account registered with a US country code will no longer have access to our money tables, however will still be allowed access to our free money tables.

GamesGrid


Have to say it's getting harder and harder for us US-based Mac-users to find a game. ::sigh::
 
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I had a recent email from Wingows. It was a general newlstter, but there was a line in it which confirmed that they still accept US players. Stupidly, I deleted it before realising I should copy it for this thread. :eek:
 
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I had a recent email from Wingows. It was a general newlstter, but there was a line in it which confirmed that they still accept US players. Stupidly, I deleted it before realising I should copy it for this thread. :eek:
I will take your word for it, dear sir. :)
 
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Thank you, dear lady. :)

Actually, it`s strange none of us realised before this that Wingows should be on the allowed list. We played in the Online Forum Challenge there last month and I know for a fact that several of our American regulars play there.
 
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i still on prima under the site the gaming club, and i use click2pay, but im awful worried about the future with click2pay. i also have epasseport now and it took like 3 weeks or 4 before my bank acct finally got verified. now im waiting for the $35 atm card to come from them.
 
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Pacific Poker

I recently downloaded Pacific Poker's client. In the last step of creating my account I was refused because I had a U.S. IP address. Having read the thread, my guess is that maybe Pac. Poker is not banning existing U.S. players but is not allowing any new ones. Has anyone encountered anything similar? Any thoughts?
 
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The situation with Pacific (as I understand it) is that you cannot open a new account or make a new deposit if you are an American but, if you have an account which existed before the new legislation was signed, you may continue to play with whatever funds are in it.
 
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regarding the USA allow list i went to bowman poker and they had this on there

Bowmans Poker Room does not accept players who are located in the United States.
 
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