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.

4 comments:

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.