Some Rival powered casinos are no longer accepting US players in response to the 5 US poker rooms that were seized by the DOJ. American casino players running out of places to gamble online.
Update: Microgaming casinos now leaving the market leaving online casinos closing to USA players.
As of April 16th, 2011 many Rivalpowered.com casinos will not be accepting players from the United States of America. The casinos involved seem to be Bonne Chance only.
Although no statement has been issued to players a livechat confirmed that new US players are blocked and testing revealed that new players are not able to create an account.
All of this seems to be a direct influence by the fact that the Department of Justice has seized 5 online poker domains and now has the online gambling industry in a panic.
The 5 poker domains seized are PokerStars, FullTiltPoker, UB.com, Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker.
At the moment is appears that only white labels rival casinos are affected. No more US players on Rival software Rival casinos such as SlotoCash and Spartan Slots are still accepting US players but nobody knows if other online casinos will stay open for business since it seems the majority of their players were American.
At least with SlotoCash they have multiple language support and currencies. No official announcement has been made yet to any players but it is believed players might not be emailed since they already have accounts. Only if their accounts were being closed will they be notified.
It is unknown which other US accepted casinos with different software providers will still accept US players or not. The same applies to other poker rooms and sportsbooks.
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