European poker players seek respectable online casinos
Many European poker players have been left searching for respectable online casinos after the FBI closed three major online poker websites last week.
Full Tilt Poker, Pokerstars and Absolute Poker were closed down by the FBI with 11 people, including the companies’ founders being charged with bank fraud and money laundering.
At present it is illegal for US citizens to gamble online and the American Authorities have targeted companies who have continued to accept poker players from the USA, contrary to the country’s gambling laws.
It is being reported that many European players have withdrawn their funds from the shut down sites and will open accounts with respectable online casinos based in the UK and Europe.
Multi-award winning online casino, 32Red has assured its members that its website is safe from such recriminations having ceased accepting bets from US citizens when online gambling was outlawed by the authorities in 2006.
32Red published the following statement on its website:
You’re always in safe hands at 32Red
Just in case you missed the news over the weekend, there’s been a clampdown by American Authorities on online poker companies that have continued to accept poker players from the USA. As you will probably be aware 32Red Plc, as a licensed and regulated public online gaming company, ceased accepting bets from US citizens in 2006 when the US outlawed the activity.
Whilst the affected poker operators now have a legal fight on their hands which may negatively impact on their customers, we wish to advise that 32Red Plc has no such problems and that you are very welcome at our tables (so long as you’re not in the USA!).