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Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet Shut Down

[ Posted April 16th, 2011 ] by contract

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A few hours ago, The US Government made the first of what looks to be a very large amount of steps to cull the US Online Poker industry.

There has been discussion of this very thing happening for years. Online sites trying loop holes to allow US players the opportunity to play online poker has finally met its match with the FBI and the Department Of Justice seizing the domains and bank accounts of Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet.

So what does this mean for us Aussies?

Maybe the games we’ve been playing will start thinning a little. But our online playing future still looks pretty damn good. The poker scene here is alive and well, and online rooms are very much hungry for us to play with them. Including Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars.

What about our money?

For all countries outside the US, it is business as usual. Your money is in your account. For US players it’s unsure at this time, however, I believe once this clears up a little, they can go back to playing on these sites with no problems at all. In saying that, it may be a while. As you may or mat not remember, when the problems happened with Neteller it was quite a while before accounts¬† were returned.


At this time, it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, however being Australian, we have a number of options to keep the party going. Although, maybe it’s time to start thinking of playing at some other sites to see what they have to offer.

The good thing about playing elsewhere, is the opportunity to get some new deposit bonuses. So I guess it’s not all half bad after all.

There are a number of reputable sites who are offering their services to all other countries, including Australia with pretty sweet bonuses as well:

888poker – Promoted by Shane Warne, a place where most Aussies call home
*** AAP gets you $8 free to play with when signing up through our links / 100% upto $400 ***

Titan Poker – A room All Aussie Poker has been working with for over 5 years.
*** AAP gets you 100% deposit match upto $500 ***

LuckyAce – Fantastic playing platform. Plenty of Aussies
*** AAP gets you 100% deposit match upto $400 ***
With the future of online poker in the US up in the air at the moment, it’s difficult to see how this will affect the live scene, obviously we can expect numbers at this years WSOP to be much smaller with the loss of entrants from online satellites.

Jeff Madsen – “I think one thing is abundantly clear at this point… TIME TO HAVE A SICK WORLD SERIES”

It may however increase the flow of players to live scene and numbers in the casinos will most likely rise. Following some of the big names in poker, they have already made plans to visit Vegas for a return to the ‘old days’ and return to the actual grind again instead of the virtual one.

Daniel Negreanu – “Going to Aria to play $400-$800 mix just like I did over 10 years ago when I was a professional poker player. Save me a seat boys…”

Even if online is not your thing, keep a thought out for our brothers in the US, who look like they will be playing a lot more live poker and home games in the near future!

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