Doyles Room and Bookmaker.com were the headline casualties as the US Department of Justice made a second move into the online gambling industry in the US.
10 more domains belonging to a variety of poker and sports betting sites have all been seized and betting activity from US players has been frozen.
Bodog’s longest standing pro has announced via Twitter that she has renewed her deal with the popular US poker room.
Evelyn Ng first signed with Bodog back in 2006 and while she has had limited success at the poker table since then, she has rapidly become one of the most recognised faces on the circuit, which has presumably been a key reason for her being able to Tweet on Wednesday:
The online poker industry in the US seems to be taking one beating after another at the moment.
After the events of Black Friday which saw the likes of Pokerstars, Full TIlt, and UB.com being shut down to US players, it would seem that another of the web’s largest poker rooms is planning on pulling out of the US market too.
When it comes to online gambling, one Congressman has always steadfastly refused to sit on the fence.
Barney Frank has been a supporter of online gambling since the UIGEA bill was passed back in 2006, so it was only ever going to be a matter of time before he made his thoughts known regarding the poker domain seizure which occurred last Friday.
If you’re a US poker player, the last four days have probably whizzed by in a bit of a blur.
The speed with which four of the world’s largest poker rooms have been shut down is quite staggering and no one is quite sure where the next twist or turn will come from.
There are very few winners in the poker industry this morning after the much publicised domain seizures which took place at the end of last week in a combined operation by the Department of Justice and the FBI.
US players are very much left out in the cold with a long line of questions.
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