For years trusted poker rooms have tried to get the US government to regulate and tax online poker so that players may legally enjoy one of American's favorite pastimes, the game of poker which has been played for almost two centuries. Texas Holdem Poker is just not the same without US players, while players can still play live poker games in casinos they are no longer allowed to play internet poker games. Online poker is an evolved poker game which lets players play in the comfort and safety of their home.
5% of the USA population either enjoy playing poker for fun or have made poker their career, the US Poker ban may result thousands of jobs lost adding to current US economic crisis and unemployment.
These are just rumors the top online poker sites (PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker) are not closed, they still currently operate but from a different domain name. The FBI has seized PokerStars.com and FullTiltPoker.com but the rest of the world can still continue to play poker online and download the poker room software from the new domain names which allow international poker players to deposit and withdraw funds.
US Poker Ban
An estimated 10-15 million US Citizens enjoy playing a game of poker which adds up to about 5% of the total US population, including President Barrack Obama. The recent FullTiltPoker and Pokerstars US player ban on on 15th April 2011 has been labeled as Black Friday.
When Barrack Obama was elected as President he called on US citizens to offer suggestions to help him change the country, the Citizens Briefing Book allowed citizens to voice their opinions, one of the hottest topics was to Legalize Online Poker to help boost the US economy the topic was ranked in 8th place in Obama's to do list within the next four years of his presidency.
Boost US Economy with Legal Online Poker
"Let online poker players in the United States play legally and without fear of prosecution. Reform the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act to exempt poker, a game of skill, from the law. Boost the economy by letting American companies and American players make money and pay taxes instead of sending online poker businesses offshore. Protect online poker players by regulating the industry to ensure that no one is ever cheated."
Barrack Obama plays Poker
The FBI have treated American online poker players as criminals putting so much effort and time into taking away their rights to play poker online, while non-skilled games such as church bingo and US lottery is still currently legal and players can bet and win real money with terrible odds of winning.
The Future for US Poker Players
Now is the time to Take action, don't sit back and allow your rights to play poker online be taken away. For more information on what Actions USA Poker Players can take click here.
Alternate Sites for USA Poker Players
While some of the top US friendly poker sites have been forced to shut their doors to USA Poker players there are still some online poker rooms currently accepting deposits from US Players. We would suggest making smaller deposits of $10-$100 in case they are shut down in the near future.