Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Shocked and disappointed

Just received an email from PokerShare. I have reprinted just the first sentence.

We would like to thank you for being a member of PokerShare. We are
writing to inform you that due to a policy change as of November 1, 2005 North
American residents are no longer able to play in the PokerShare cardroom.

Needless to say, I very disappointed. They only reason I can see them doing that is because of security registration laws. My guess is they are looking to go public sooner than expected.

However, I cannot help but wonder if it has anything to do with me having an old Ultimate Bet account there as well. I contacted support because it would not take a deposit from my Firepay account. As soon as I provided them a user name, I got the email shutting me out. At least I just took the bulk of my funds out on Sunday.

If anyone else was playing at PokerShare from the U.S., I would like to know if the plug was pulled on you too.

Time to focus on my Full Tilt tournament.


Wes said...

There are other reports of people getting this, but I have an account there and I have not received this e-mail.

I do not have a UB account.

Wes said...

The following tidbit might also affect this. I did not have any money in my account when the reports came in that they were shutting down.

Wes said...

Nevermind. Just receieved the e-mail. Damn, there went rakeback.

StB said...

I see Prima has a rakeback deal but I am not interested in opening another account yet.

I want to see the conspiracy theorists come out on PokerShare. I can see the posts now claiming they were due to pay out thousands to N.A. players and needed to keep the money to stay afloat.