PokerStars Will Keep Serving American Customers
Company Says Poker Is a Game of Skill and Won't be Swayed by Congress
PokerStars.com released a statement on its website today declaring its intentions to keep doing business with customers located in the United States, despite recent federal actions.
The statement reads:
As you are probably aware, the United States Congress recently enacted the Safe Port Act, which contains provisions relating to Internet gambling.
PokerStars has received extensive expert advice from within and outside the US, which concluded that these provisions do not alter the US legal situation with respect to our offering of online poker games.
Therefore, our business continues as before - open to players worldwide including the US. You may play on our site as you did prior to the Act.
PokerStars believes that poker is a game of skill enjoyed by millions of players and we remain committed to providing you a safe and fun environment in which to play. We value your loyalty to PokerStars, and look forward to continuing to serve you with the best online poker experience, as we have for the past five years, 6 billion hands, and 40 million tournaments.
PokerStars is the biggest site to come out and say that it won't allow the federal government to stop it from doing business with Americans. These sites include Full Contact Poker, Full Tilt, Bodog, Doyle's Room, Absolute Poker, and UltimateBet.
Rival PartyPoker, as well as several other sites, quickly released statements after Congress sent portions of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act to the President to sign via the completely unrelated Safe Port Act. Several sites said they would no longer do business with Americans once George W. Bush signs the Safe Port Act, which may happen as soon as tomorrow.
A collection of their statements can be found here.
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