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Old 09-30-2014, 04:06 PM   #76
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Re: POKERSTARS DOES NOT OFFER REAL MONEY GAMES IN YOUR AREA

They seriously banned the Vatican? lol wtf is wrong with Amaya.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:08 PM   #77
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I think this has more to do with financial sanctions.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:09 PM   #78
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Do what the Americans did, move to a free country.
or just play on bovada
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:10 PM   #79
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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 .
wtf. i havent read this whole thread yes but this list is ridiculous, list may have just as well been created by the CIA to prevent "terrorists" from moving funds around. How stupid is that.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:11 PM   #80
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or just play on bovada
There is only 3 countries allowed to play poker on the Bodog network, so that isn't an option.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:13 PM   #81
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Our management team regularly reviews our operation along with independent 3rd party professionals to assess the business risk and opportunities for our brand on a market-by-market basis. Following our most recent review, it was determined that we would no longer offer real money games in your country.
Looks to me like Amaya conducted an internal review with the assistance of some professional 3rd party suppliers, ie laywers, etc and were prob advised to pull out of these countries/locations.

Disappointing that they didn't give notice, but if they are "black or grey markets" as mentioned in thread -- stars can't really come out and say we're pulling out of soandso country -- as it seems as though they should not have been there in the first place?

Who knows, I'm just speculating.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:17 PM   #82
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ok most funny part of this.

My friends living cyprus (turkish side) he can not play and mailed them. the answer is funniest ever seems u never logged pokerstars from cyprus. jesus he even live there 10 year.Bc of using turkish ip system they think they live at turkey. lets see if they can solve problem , we can move there .I just closed my place there . running good lol .
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:20 PM   #83
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"The short version is that there will be no significant impact on the player experience. We still plan to serve all current markets, including Canada, and to work to grow the game of poker globally." - Steve Day

well that didn't take long, so is Canada next?
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:21 PM   #84
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Looks like they are just stopping access to countries that are on the sanctions lists of various countries,

For example, this is the list of USA sanctioned countries:

http://www.bscn.nl/sanctions-consult...list-countries
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:22 PM   #85
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"The short version is that there will be no significant impact on the player experience. We still plan to serve all current markets, including Canada, and to work to grow the game of poker globally." - Steve Day

well that didn't take long, so is Canada next?
I'm going with Russia next as far as big countries go, but Canada probably isn't far behind.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:23 PM   #86
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ok most funny part of this.

My friends living cyprus (turkish side) he can not play and mailed them. the answer is funniest ever seems u never logged pokerstars from cyprus. jesus he even live there 10 year.Bc of using turkish ip system they think they live at turkey. lets see if they can solve problem , we can move there .I just closed my place there . running good lol .
gl with that and gl to all other grinders in the affected countries


not happy with recent stars business decisions whatsoever. What is wrong with them
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:24 PM   #87
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It's too bad North Koreans are banned. They would be terrible.
Are you sure? In the NK press they are reporting that "gordiju" is Kim Jong-un and he has only ever played 3 tournaments.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:25 PM   #88
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Looks like they are just stopping access to countries that are on the sanctions lists of various countries,

For example, this is the list of USA sanctioned countries:

http://www.bscn.nl/sanctions-consult...list-countries
Possibly, although Nigeria is not on there. Only glanced at list tho. Haven't checked any others.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:27 PM   #89
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Are you sure? In the NK press they are reporting that "gordiju" is Kim Jong-un and he has only ever played 3 tournaments.
wasn't there speculation that kim jong il died from a heart attack after a bad beat on stars in a wcoop or smth like that lol
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:30 PM   #90
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Looks like they are just stopping access to countries that are on the sanctions lists of various countries,

For example, this is the list of USA sanctioned countries:

http://www.bscn.nl/sanctions-consult...list-countries
I dont think Usa put us there. we r good with them 60 years.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:33 PM   #91
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Are you sure? In the NK press they are reporting that "gordiju" is Kim Jong-un and he has only ever played 3 tournaments.
It turns out he only peaked at his hole cards once that day.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:34 PM   #92
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It turns out he only peaked at his hole cards once that day.
HUDless too.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:37 PM   #93
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But it was illegal in America....it is not illegal in Turkey.... the government of Turkey had no say in this.
Actually, playing online poker in the US is NOT illegal and never has been. It is only illegal in the state of Washington.

What is illegal, was for the banks to send (only send) money from a bank account to a gambling site. The player would suffer no repercussions if the bank sent this money and of course there was no issue with playing on the site itself.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:40 PM   #94
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it is illegal in turkey
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:47 PM   #95
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Can we atleast have a representive saying a word about this subject?
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:50 PM   #96
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Possibly, although Nigeria is not on there. Only glanced at list tho. Haven't checked any others.
The list I linked was just the USA list.
My guess is that they have combined a number of countries' lists to keep everyone happy.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:51 PM   #97
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The list I linked was just the USA list.
My guess is that they have combined a number of countries' lists to keep everyone happy.
Curious as to why you would make this leap.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:54 PM   #98
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Actually, playing online poker in the US is NOT illegal and never has been. It is only illegal in the state of Washington.

What is illegal, was for the banks to send (only send) money from a bank account to a gambling site. The player would suffer no repercussions if the bank sent this money and of course there was no issue with playing on the site itself.
My mistake, i knew it was illegal in Washington as i travel to Seattle a lot, and just assumed it was the same in the rest of the US.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:57 PM   #99
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This and the recent handling of some affiliattes really makes me want to go on a strike or something, before Amaya completley destroys the PokerStars brand.
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:04 PM   #100
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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: Holy See (Vatican City)


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