Saturday, October 14, 2006


New Site that is trying to capitalize on resent U.S legislation. It appears to be a skin of Jungle Poker and they claim to be fighting for the rights of U.S. Poker Players. They claim to be giving 50% of all profits from the site to an organization that will fight for poker in the USA . These profits will be distributed by a 12 member board made up of players.

They also have set up a freeroll schedule where Senator Frist will be playing in freerolls every night at 9 PM EST. Knock him out for a $20 bounty. $10 will go to the player, and $10 will go towards the cause.

Come join me, just look for screen name " Fuck Bill Frist"

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Latest PPA News Release

Washington, DC (October 13, 2006) - President Bush today signed into law a ban on online wagering, impacting 23 million Americans who enjoy the game of poker on the Internet. By including this legislation in the SAFE Port Act, Congress and the President bluffed the American people who overwhelming oppose federal efforts to ban online poker.

"Today is a dark day for the great American game of poker", said Michael Bolcerek, president of the Poker Players Alliance, a grassroots advocacy organization of more than 110,000 poker enthusiasts. "Twenty-three million Americans who play the game online will effectively be denied the ability to enjoy this popular form of entertainment, even in the privacy of their own homes."

Bolcerek added, "Congress had a real opportunity to create good public policy by licensing, regulating and taxing Internet poker. Yet, they chose prohibition. This decision will prove to be detrimental in the long-run and leaves more than $4 billion in annual tax revenue on the table."

In late September, in a move of political gamesmanship, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate hi-jacked the vital port security bill and added the Internet gambling prohibition language.

Living poker legend Doyle Brunson said, "As a lifelong poker player, I can't believe the underhanded way this new bill restricting online poker was passed through Congress, What does Internet poker have to do with the Safe Port Bill? We Texans don't like this kind of trickery. Texas is a state where you can see an enemy coming, a friend is a friend, and you look someone straight in the eyes."

The legislation contains specific exemptions for Internet wagers on horse racing, state lotteries and fantasy sports. The PPA hopes that Congress will evaluate objectively the skill game of poker and afford it similar treatment.

"Internet poker is a great source of enjoyment and allows me to compete on an equal playing field with people from around the world", said Ethan Ruby, an amateur poker player who was paralyzed in a traffic accident five years ago. "I can't understand how President Bush would take this game away from me and millions of other Americans."

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Firepay to Stop U.S Transactions to Poker Sites

SUBJECT: New FirePay policy for US account holders

On September 30, 2006, the United States Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.

Once President Bush approves the Act. FirePay ( will no longer allow US consumer payments for online gambling merchants.

Beginning the day President Bush signs the Act, FirePay will decline any purchase transactions from US FirePay account holders at any gambling merchant site.
Ten days after President Bush signs the Act, FirePay will decline any transfer attempt made by any online gambling merchant to a US FirePay account.
All US FirePay accounts holders will continue to be able to make purchases and receive payments from non-gambling, online merchants, as well as “Deposit From” and “Withdraw To” their US bank account.

Click here for the latest news and opportunities for FirePay account holders.

** Please note:

This new policy will not affect FirePay account holders from outside of the United States

For any questions regarding these deadlines or policy, please email


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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Titan Poker Closes U.S. Accounts

Due to the recent passing of the Unlawful Gambling Enforcement Act by the United States Senate on September 30, 2006, and its imminent enactment as federal law, we will no longer allow real money gaming activities from United States residents.

We regret to inform you that, consequently, we are closing your gaming account at Titan Poker.

Your balance is available to you. You may access your account and request the withdrawal of such balance, subject to any conditions that might apply, including bonuses received.

We appreciate your patronage, and apologize for any inconvenience caused. We hope to be able to offer to you our services again in the future.

Robin Steele
Titan Poker

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

US Poker Ban, Doyle's Response

Hi this is Doyle Brunson

Just want to let you know that is’s business as usual here at Doyle’s Room. I know some of you may be concerned about the online gaming bill recently passed by the Senate. I believe it is far too early to fully understand the implications of this bill on our industry. Until such time as this becomes clearer, Doyle’s Room will operate as normal with our full exciting range of games and tournaments at all limits. Come join me at the weekly Bounty Tournament this Thursday and every Thursday at Doyle’s Room. And finally, please rest assured your money is completely safe at Doyle’s Room. I personally guarantee it.

Cake Poker says FU to US Poker ban

Official Policy Statement from the Cake Poker Team:

On Friday September 30, 2006 the 109th sitting of the US Congress passed a Port Security Bill including a rider that affected online gambling in the US. The common media description of this act called it a ‘ban on online gambling’. This is patently false. All previous attempts at passing legislation banning online gambling have failed. Instead, this act championed by Bill Frist (R -Tennessee), attempts to prohibit payments to online gambling companies from US residents via US based financial institutions.

CakePoker will not restrict access to our players from the United States. It appears that some of our competitors have decided to take this preemptive step for business reasons that are most likely related to the fact that they are publicly listed companies. In other words, they cannot be seen as doing anything that would put their shareholders in a ‘gray’ or precarious position. CakePoker N.V. is a legally licensed and privately held company in the country of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. As a privately held company we have no such pressures placed upon us.

Further, this act still has some stages to go through and it may take up to 9 months for the US government to fully define and clarify the terms of the law and their effect on US financial institutions. If/when this act actually becomes the law, our legal department will re-evaluate our policy on CakePoker’s acceptance of payments from US based financial institutions. At worst we expect to only have to limit some of the ways we accept payments from our US players. However, as an alternative to accepting payments from US based financial institutions we have worked very hard to gain official acceptance as a legitimate business entity by some of the internet's most respected, non-US based financial institutions such as NETeller and Firepay.

Needless to say there will continue to be a lot of confusion and misinformation spread in the near future as online gambling companies, players and even US lawmakers try to interpret the terms of the act.

Once again, our official position is that the passing of the Port Security Bill does not currently affect us or our valued, loyal players in any way. Our operations have always been 100% legal under Curacao law and comply with all the jurisdictions in which we carry out our operations.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A Non-Americans View of the Poker Ban

More On Poker Ban

The Senate having passed a ban on internet gambling now awaits for the President to sign this legislation into law. The response from major gaming sites, mostly those British companies that are safe and regulated under British law have announced that they intend to stop offering service to U.S. customers once the President signs the bill.

Thanks Mr. Frist for protecting us from ourselves. You have made it more difficult for us to play poker online in a safe responsible environment and forced us to play at sites prone to fraud, more likely to be involved in organized crime, and that don't take any measures to stop children from playing. Good Job!

I can only hope your asinine efforts to help Republicans keep control of the Senate backfire and the people of this country wake up and send you and your crooked comrades packing.

Check out this 2+2 Forum thread to see the official responses of the major gaming sites: Click Here

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