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Poker Site to Hold Its Ground


The recent passing of the Safe Ports Act has thrown the online gaming community into a state of flux. Some companies responded quickly by cutting all ties with US customers, while others have decided to wait out the storm and see how the legislation will be enforced and what it will mean in the long-term.

One company that is not folding to the US government pressure is According to a recent newsletter, the recently relaunched poker site is here to stay. "We just wanted to let everyone know that the proposed legislation in the United States will have little to no affect on the operations at We will not be stopping US-based players from playing at and all account balances are 100 percent safe and will always be readily accessibly."

In a breath of fresh air, is banking on its international connections and the legal precedence set by groups like the World Trade Organization. "Our business is licensed and regulated, perfectly legal under international law and we follow all laws in the jurisdiction where our operations are based (Canada, the UK, Netherlands Antilles, Australia)," the newsletter stated.

As suspected by many industry insiders, while the market is in flux with the US's loss of such big players as PartyGaming and 888, smaller sites like would step in and battle it out for a huge share of the marketplace. Expect this to happen for at least the next couple of months while governmental agencies figure out exactly how to enforce the new law.

In a defiant attitude that may earn player loyalty in the long run, the site is taking a stand on the game and players' behalf. "A lot of players seem to be choosing as their new site of choice, which is great news for everyone and we look forward to the day when US politicians realize their errors and decide to regulate one of their country's favorite pastimes, playing poker with their friends online." is offering Card Player fans access to a special promotion that is set to send one winner to the Aussie Millions. Click here and use code AUSSIEFREEROLL with your first deposit and you will receive entry into the November 4, 2006, Aussie Millions freeroll, a 100 percent deposit bonus, and seven days entry into's $500 freerolls for new depositors.