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Old 09-30-2014, 02:59 PM   #51
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This is a disaster for the regulars in these countries. how can a firm like pokerstars do this without any prior notification. this is really unbelievable
Do what the Americans did, move to a free country.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:14 PM   #52
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We invite you to continue playing with your existing account, where you can play for free or purchase Play Money chips.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:14 PM   #53
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Hello Ozgur,

Thank you for your email.

You should be able to play abroad but please note that the restriction applies to the following countries:

Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Egypt, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Nigeria, Tanzania, United Republic of Bahrain, Afghanistan, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Holy See (Vatican City)

The following countries are also blocked and no play money games are available:

Iran, Iraq, Syria, Zimbabwe, Libya, Sudan, North Korea, Cuba, Myanmar, Yemen.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you and we appreciate your understanding in this matter.


Seems muslims banned from god for poker and banned from pokertars also bc of to be muslims basicly . lol funny .
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:17 PM   #54
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Seems muslims banned from god for poker and banned from pokertars also bc of to be muslims basicly . lol funny .
To be fair they did ban the Holy See and Rwanda as well. They seem to be cracking down on religious fanatics in general. Even just fanatics really as they banned North-Korea also.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:17 PM   #55
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UAE is gone as well. I logged in only to find out I was unable to play. Good news was that they converted all my tourney tickets I purchased with points into dollars, which I just withdrew.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:20 PM   #56
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Hello Ozgur,

Thank you for your email.

You should be able to play abroad but please note that the restriction applies to the following countries:

Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Egypt, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Nigeria, Tanzania, United Republic of Bahrain, Afghanistan, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Holy See (Vatican City)

The following countries are also blocked and no play money games are available:

Iran, Iraq, Syria, Zimbabwe, Libya, Sudan, North Korea, Cuba, Myanmar, Yemen.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you and we appreciate your understanding in this matter.


Seems muslims banned from god for poker and banned from pokertars also bc of to be muslims basicly . lol funny .
Muslims don't know what they're missing :P

The other thing i feel , soon its just going to be russians, ukrainians and belarussians

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Old 09-30-2014, 03:21 PM   #57
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It's too bad North Koreans are banned. They would be terrible.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:27 PM   #58
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Somehow Lebanon escaped. Arab country with the best and most regs obv...
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:29 PM   #59
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Wow. Even though these are all small markets, this is a major development.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:29 PM   #60
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You should be able to play abroad but please note that the restriction applies to the following countries:

Holy See (Vatican City)

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Any minute now the pope is going to be in this thread complaining about his FPPs not getting cashed out.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:31 PM   #61
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Re: POKERSTARS DOES NOT OFFER REAL MONEY GAMES IN YOUR AREA

In retrospect good i didnt move to dubai.

I realize that indonesia (which is muslimic as well) is not listed. Can somebody from there confirm/deny if they r still able to play?
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:33 PM   #62
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Especially without any prior warning it's just so awful.I would never expect this from PS.I still can't believe they involved Turkey too.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:33 PM   #63
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Cuba and Myanmar? These aren't muslim countries. Myanmar is a bhuddist country, I wonder why it was banned?
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:34 PM   #64
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lol funny thing they banned turkish side of cyprus also. prolly smart guy just banned ip's . they use turkish ip system but they are basicly cyprus for world.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:34 PM   #65
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Hello Ozgur,

Thank you for your email.

You should be able to play abroad but please note that the restriction applies to the following countries:

Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Egypt, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Nigeria, Tanzania, United Republic of Bahrain, Afghanistan, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Holy See (Vatican City)

The following countries are also blocked and no play money games are available:

Iran, Iraq, Syria, Zimbabwe, Libya, Sudan, North Korea, Cuba, Myanmar, Yemen.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you and we appreciate your understanding in this matter.


Seems muslims banned from god for poker and banned from pokertars also bc of to be muslims basicly . lol funny .
then the new owner should be a muslim or an angel. He doesn't want us to sin because of gambling.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:34 PM   #66
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Cuba and Myanmar? These aren't muslim countries. Myanmar is a bhuddist country, I wonder why it was banned?
ıt is prolly bc of not democratic countries.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:38 PM   #67
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ıt is prolly bc of not democratic countries.
This!

In other words i got a follow up email where my question as to why/how they came to this agreement was not answered again....

Hello Eren,

Thank you for getting back to us.

We are sorry to hear that you feel this reply did not answer your question. As I said before our management team along with independent 3rd party professionals decided today that we would no longer offer real money games in Turkey.

We appreciate that you are passionate about using our services, and we regret the inconvenience that this will cause you. Please be assured that we didn’t take this decision lightly.



awaiting a 3rd email to see if they actually answer WHY.

EDIT: forgot to add in this from the bottom of same email

"In addition, you can log into the software and cash out your remaining balance using the ordinary withdrawal methods available to you. Your funds will remain safe and secure, and you are welcome to cash out your balance at your convenience.
>
> Thank you for your comprehension in this matter. We have little further information to share on this issue, and wish you well in your further endeavours."


Is this their way of saying "we won't tell you why" !?!?!

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Old 09-30-2014, 03:40 PM   #68
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Hello Ozgur,

Thank you for your email.

Yes, we do understand what you meant in your emails and I informed you that you would be able to play in the Country named Cyprus, should you move to that country. We kindly ask you that you contact us once you have relocated to your new intended country of residence and we will then provide you further information on how to start playing again on PokerStars.



Lol they dont even know people can not play there now.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:46 PM   #69
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Re: POKERSTARS DOES NOT OFFER REAL MONEY GAMES IN YOUR AREA

ISIS using chat to communicate imo
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:47 PM   #70
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It probably has to do with money-laundry regulation. Gambling regulation makes little sense bc they still allow players from countries where Stars is clearly forbidden, and countries that have no regulation about online gambling whatsoever are included in the ban.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:49 PM   #71
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Hello Ozgur,

Thank you for your email.

You should be able to play abroad but please note that the restriction applies to the following countries:

Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Egypt, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Nigeria, Tanzania, United Republic of Bahrain, Afghanistan, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Holy See (Vatican City)

The following countries are also blocked and no play money games are available:

Iran, Iraq, Syria, Zimbabwe, Libya, Sudan, North Korea, Cuba, Myanmar, Yemen.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you and we appreciate your understanding in this matter.


Seems muslims banned from god for poker and banned from pokertars also bc of to be muslims basicly . lol funny .
Its funny they say this to you...maybe special treatment for the supernovas and not us platnium stars....

This is posted in the Q & A on the matter..

Q.• May I play if I ordinarily live in one of the prohibited jurisdictions, but I am travelling internationally?
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Unfortunately this is not possible. Currently, all accounts registered with an address in a prohibited jurisdiction are blocked from real money play. To be able to play again you must be resident in a country which is not a prohibited jurisdiction and be able to prove it.


Hmmmm contradiction at its finest??? WTF is going on? It seems stars doesn't even know....
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:51 PM   #72
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Re: POKERSTARS DOES NOT OFFER REAL MONEY GAMES IN YOUR AREA

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This!

In other words i got a follow up email where my question as to why/how they came to this agreement was not answered again....

Hello Eren,

Thank you for getting back to us.

We are sorry to hear that you feel this reply did not answer your question. As I said before our management team along with independent 3rd party professionals decided today that we would no longer offer real money games in Turkey.

We appreciate that you are passionate about using our services, and we regret the inconvenience that this will cause you. Please be assured that we didnít take this decision lightly.



awaiting a 3rd email to see if they actually answer WHY.

EDIT: forgot to add in this from the bottom of same email

"In addition, you can log into the software and cash out your remaining balance using the ordinary withdrawal methods available to you. Your funds will remain safe and secure, and you are welcome to cash out your balance at your convenience.
>
> Thank you for your comprehension in this matter. We have little further information to share on this issue, and wish you well in your further endeavours."


Is this their way of saying "we won't tell you why" !?!?!
As annoying and unfair it may seem to you. They quite obviously aren't allowed/can't give you the answer so no matter how many emails you send you will get the same response. If stars has taken such an abrupt measure without any warning it is obviously something really important as hinted by the "we didn't take this decision lightly". It sucks for regs and the like but I think you should see it is not just stars saying FU guys. Obv a big reason/enforcement going on judging by the continual referal to "3rd parties".

Best of luck to everybody affected and, Eren, save your energy and wait for a couple days to see if an official statement comes out imo.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:58 PM   #73
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Re: POKERSTARS DOES NOT OFFER REAL MONEY GAMES IN YOUR AREA

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It probably has to do with money-laundry regulation. Gambling regulation makes little sense bc they still allow players from countries where Stars is clearly forbidden, and countries that have no regulation about online gambling whatsoever are included in the ban.
Which on the list do you think is ambiguous or in the clear? For me they are all clear black markets where unlicended operators are banned - though I confess not knowing about the vatican.

You ae right though that there are other markets where Stars has yet to pull out of with similar bans.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:58 PM   #74
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As annoying and unfair it may seem to you. They quite obviously aren't allowed/can't give you the answer so no matter how many emails you send you will get the same response. If stars has taken such an abrupt measure without any warning it is obviously something really important as hinted by the "we didn't take this decision lightly". It sucks for regs and the like but I think you should see it is not just stars saying FU guys. Obv a big reason/enforcement going on judging by the continual referal to "3rd parties".

Best of luck to everybody affected and, Eren, save your energy and wait for a couple days to see if an official statement comes out imo.
Just very angry considering i have quite a few players who owe me money online and transfer it to my stars account, but now can't do so.

Considering the low value of the Turkish Lira, anything over 5k dollars gets flagged in the banking system and has tax implications on it meaning i lose out on a decent amount of $ It's kind of hard to declare it as "gambling debt" here..

ill take a few days and let this stew over without posting in this thread as i have 43254 posts in it already.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:02 PM   #75
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Do what the Americans did, use a VPN.
FYP

And lol at people thinking they specifically targeted Muslim countries. With the new UK licensing and the soon to be license in New Jersey here in the states they will be pulling out of all the non white market countries at some point. Kind of hard to serve questionable markets while you're trying to get into legitimate ones.
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