Poker is a card game, the most popular of a class of games called vying games, in which players with fully or partially concealed cards make wagers into a central pot, which is awarded to the player or players with the best combination of cards or to the player who makes an uncalled bet. Poker can also refer to video poker, a single-player game seen in casinos much like a slot machine, or to other games that use poker hand rankings....more
August 17, 2009, warning update, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker named:
Quote from UNITED STATES -v- ALL FUNDS ON DEPOSIT..., p. 23 of 33:
Account Services has previously provided payment services for companies providing online gambling services, including
PokerStars and FullTilt Poker, the largest internet poker business in operation. As set forth in greater detail in the
Conte Wells Fargo Affidavit, there is probably cause to believe that the Wells Fargo Account Services Account was
providing payment services for these online gambling companies in 2008 and 2009...
If you are outside of the USA, you still need to aware of this action as a possible future seizure of off-shore accounts, related to
the US $565,908,288 claim could put your deposits at PokerStars and FullTilt at risk. Take this as a friendly warning. Act now and keep your funds
safe from the hungry (and empty) US Treasury!!
Popular online sites, that accept US players and which you should AVOID because of possible future DOJ action resulting in your account being frozen for long periods of time (or just gone for ever), include:
The Roll & Shuffle -the discriminating player's guide to gambling. A web gallery featuring history's most resplendent roués and sundry other examples of the key role gambling continues to play in cultures throughout the world.
The poker room and poker network rankings are based our observations of the real money hands and tournaments played in recent weeks. A #1 indicates the most active room/network. A room without a #1, #2 or #3 means PokerPulse does not estimate activity for that room/network.
The letters in the ranking have the following meaning:
PP in the rank column indicates the room/network is operated by and owned by a publicly traded company.
P in the rank column indicates the room/network is either operated by or owned by a publicly traded company.
Pp in the rank column indicates the room/network operator is a publicly traded company and some of the rooms on the network are owned by publicly traded companies.
X indicates that neither the room/network owner or operator is a publicly traded company.
_ indicates a to be determined status for public / private ownership.
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