to Accept US-based Poker Players
By Andrew B
After's announcement that they will be leaving the US market, has confirmed its stance of accepting US-based players.

Publicly traded poker rooms, including PartyPoker, were forced to pull out of the US market in the face of shareholders fears.

PartyGaming said in a statement, 'If the President signs the (internet gambling) act into law, the company will suspend all real money gaming business with U.S. residents, and such suspension will continue indefinitely.'

The banking industry has already said that it is not capable of enforcing restrictions on internet gambling transactions. This type of monitoring system would cost billions of dollars to implement. As such, for many online poker sites it is business as usual until further notice.

Christopher Costigan, Founder of, said, 'Over the last few days we have seen some internet gambling companies retreating (i.e. while the vast majority continue to lay low in hopes that this will all go away. As expected though, a handful of establishments have decided they will fight for the industry.'

Other poker rooms including Mansion Poker, Doyle Brunson Poker, Pamela Poker and Canbet Poker will remain open for business.

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