Today, June 1st, is the day when compliance with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) becomes mandatory for financial institutions. It’s essential that you know what what this means is for you as a poker player and for on-line poker in general. To start with, Absolute Poker is still ready to accept our American players (here’s a link to the Official Absolute Poker UIGEA Press Release. ) As the UIGEA implementation date approached you could have heard under-informed members of the media blithely saying that on-line poker is illegal. That is incorrect. While some states have specific laws targeting online poker (most notably Washington state) there’s nothing in the UIGEA that prohibits you from playing online poker, nothing that makes on-line poker a crime. Nor is it illegal for Absolute Poker allowing Americans to play around.
You should also realize that there is nothing in the UIGEA that makes it illegal (or more difficult) for money from your own online poker accounts.
Your funds are perfectly safe, and you will withdraw them at any time from your own account. And we are devoted to offering our players numerous legal deposit methods to fund their accounts. To reinforce those points, here’s a brief video made last month by John Pappas, the executive director of the.