The passing of UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) in the year 2006, and with the consequent arrests of online payment mode, the NETellers founders in the year 2007, the entire poker US had a great crack up. This happened with the spread of false news that the online poker industry has become illegal in America. This was really a misconception.
The real fact is that the UIGEA was taken as a measure to control the money transfer to the poker sites by the banks. The law blocks the transaction of funds to the online gambling industry through banks and thus does not ban the US players in playing the Poker US.
However, it is true that some of the poker US sites left the industry after the act was signed. Certain payment processing teams also left the poker industry such as FirePay, therefore the US players found it quite difficult to play the online poker immediately after the act was signed. In 2007, as the NETellers founders were arrested, many big money processors including NETellers, Click2pay and Citadel left the poker US industry. On the other hand, the thing has changed a lot now. There are many US poker rooms open to American citizens and have adopted certain payment option, which is acceptable to law.
Though strange, the real act defines that the poker US players are liable to play online poker games through reputed sites. Statistics shows that more than fifteen million US poker players play the games on a consistent manner. Many online poker US sites accommodate American players even after the law was imposed. The sites include sportsbook poker, the full tilt poker, the ultimatebet poker, the players only poker, bodog poker, pokerstars, the absolute poker and many more.
All these poker US sites implemented new deposit mode to help the American players making their account transaction easily without any blocking. The credit card option is the widely used money transaction mode by most of these sites these days. They may introduce new and advanced technologies to withstand the poker US industry in the coming days.
One of the leading poker US sites called absolute poker holds private rooms to be safe from the law. This poker US site is available on 24/7 basis and the American players can easily play online games with secure transactions. The poker site offers live opponents around the world every time with additional sign up and loyalty bonuses to the players in and around US.
All these poker US sites includes top tournaments and games such as Holdem, Omaha Hi/Lo, One on One, Seven card and many more daily, weekly and monthly tournaments. Even though, the act is still persistent, the American players can enjoy their most lovable poker games through reputed excellent poker sites.
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