Subsequent to the FBI’s seizing of the pokerstars.com domain, PokerStars is no longer able to entertain its US poker players. The site’s poker player traffic has gone down by thirty five percent and the online gambling portal has redirected their traffic to pokerstars.eu.

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A statement proved by PokerStars discusses the Black Friday incident when three of the top online poker sites in the world were shut down. “As you may have heard, we have had to suspend real money poker services to people based in the U.S. due to legal developments there. The developments are confined to the U.S. and do not have any impact on your ability to continue using our services. Please be assured player balances are safe. There is no cause for concern. For all customers outside the U.S. it is business as usual,” the site attempted to reassure its players.

However, the statement given by PokerStars does not answer the questions of several US online poker players who still find their funds stuck at PokerStars. Currently, several US online poker players at PokerStars are complaining about not being able to take out their money from their accounts on the website. Many poker players, including expert player like Tom “Durrrr” Dwan do npot appear to be happy about the situation. Dwan recently tweeted to his followers stating that he expected to get paid and reaffirmed his trust in the site. “I would guess Full Tilt Poker or PokerStars are worth more than 93c on the $ (almost 100% you get paid but could take 2-3 months and worst case more),” he tweeted.

Owing to charges of bank fraud in addition to illegal gambling, the FBI has shut down almost 76 accounts pertaining to all the three sites. In addition to this, they are trying milk the top US online poker sites of a sum of three billion dollars as penalties and fines to even things out.

Simultaneously PokerStars had decided to reassure it US poker players about their accounts. For those US poker players who have not been able to withdraw money from their accounts in the website, PokerStars has declared: “Please be aware that we are currently experiencing a very high volume of emails, so our response times are delayed. We will answer player emails as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.”

Unfortunately, American online poker players now have no other option except to resort to other mediums of online poker. As Dwan said, they need to keep their fingers crossed and hope that all their money will be refunded in due time.

As far as the future and the scope of online poker industry in the US, no one knows what to expect. Although, the feds are highly certain and insistent on the fact that online poker should be condemned all over the country to avoid further such discrepancies.

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