Victory Poker bans US players

Site follows PokerStars and Full Tilt out of US Market

Emerging poker site Victory Poker has called on its network provider to ban all US players in the wake of poker’s Black Friday.

The reasons for Victory’s decision remain unclear, but experts believe it is doing all it can to avoid becoming the next victim of the US Department of Justice’s crackdown on sites allegedly flouting the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

Victory Poker Chief Executive Officer and part time poker pro Dan Fleyshman has been one of the more vocal members of the industry since the events of Black Friday, and this week told his Twitter followers:

‘Asked the Cake Network (Victory’s provider) to block U.S. players from the Victory Poker site. They are supportive of my decision. Hope it gets regulated 1 day!’

This was followed moments later:

‘2/3 of our player base is international. Don’t want to mess with the U.S. government, they’re angry at the ‘Big 3’ for a reason…I’m as optimistic as they come, but when FBI, DOJ, Interpol are going after the leaders of the poker industry, it makes me a sad CEO,’

Will any other sites follow suit? Check back with PokerPlayer to find out…

Pin It

Comments are closed.