PokerStars.com open to U.S. players

Despite what may have been written previously, PokerStars.com is open to U.S. players and is encouraging you to resume your play with a series of special bonus offers exclusive to PokerListings.com players.

In the wake of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), which was signed into law today by President George W. Bush as part of the SAFE Port Act, there has been much confusion as to which poker rooms remain open to U.S. players. In order to clarify its position, PokerStars.com has released the following statement:

"PokerStars.com has received extensive expert advice from within and outside the U.S. which concluded that these provisions do not alter the U.S. legal situation with respect to our offering of online poker games.

"Therefore, our business continues as before - open to players worldwide including the US. You may play on our site as you did prior to the Act.

"PokerStars.com believes that poker is a game of skill enjoyed by millions of players and we remain committed to providing you a safe and fun environment in which to play. We value your loyalty to PokerStars.com, and look forward to continuing to serve you with the best online poker experience, as we have for the past five years, six billion hands, and 40 million tournaments."

Several top bonus deals are currently on offer at PokerStars.com exclusively to PokerListings.com players. They include:

  • A 50% bonus at 100% deposit match plus a 25% extra bonus
  • A $3,000 freeroll
  • A $12,000 WPT freeroll

Please see here for further details about the exclusive PokerListings.com offers at PokerStars.com.

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