Last Friday, Poker Stars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker were shut down by the American government. Players were dismayed to discover that they would be unable to access their accounts and all of their winnings. Fortunately, the Department of Justice is allowing two of the sites to reopen, in order to give players a chance to withdraw their cash.
For the next few days, online poker players in the United States will be able to log into their accounts their Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker and take out the money they currently have in their accounts. However, they will not be able to take part in any online poker games on either website. Until the scandal has been cleared, American poker players will need to seek out other websites on which to play.
According to various sources, both websites owe American players billions of dollars. There are several players across the nation that play the game for a living and have millions of dollars in their Full Tilt and Poker Stars account.
The Department of Justice assures players that their funds were not frozen nor were they seized at any time during the investigation, so players should not run into any problems when withdrawing their cash. The department will also be overseeing the process to ensure that everything goes smoothly for customers.