Intertops have renounced taking on any new players based in the United States, the latest online casino news reports. Although the announcement has been pouring out across the net and appears to have originated at SBRforum.com that has yet to be any official statement from Intertops about these most recent developments. The move is not said to affect any United States players currently already registered and playing at the online casino site.
With the United States gambling laws currently undergoing what might best be described as a transformation from federal to individual state laws, and with online gambling sites now declaring an interest in obtaining licenses to practice their arts across the web with fresh new United States gamblers, this new may come as a bit surprising. The last thing the average person would think when looking forward to a possible future of online gambling, is that a well established online gaming network that accepts United States players would suddenly decide not to.
Intertops have only recently been re-launched as part of the Revolution Gaming Network last month and there are fears that their online poker rooms such as Cake Poker and Lock Poker may follow suit if the move turns out to the true, but for the moment confusion and uncertainty clouds the fate of United States players at both of these online poker rooms.
The initial report of a complete cessation of all new United States players however is only one report among plenty that are currently circulating the world wide web. The are other conflicting reports that suggest that Intertops current actions are nothing more than a blip at what is being described as a very difficult time for United States gambling players. With all of the current US gambling laws being thrown into the air, since the declaration that the Federal Wire Act should only prohibit sports betting, many online casino companies are quite uncertain just exactly what constitutes legal and illegal gambling. Given this, Intertops damning move that shouldn’t come as too much of a shock, and it would be wise to believe that the move to block all new United States players from gaining registration is indeed only a momentary procedure.
Other reports online state that Intertops is only temporarily suspending registration for new United States players, adding further confusion to a site that has been accepting United States online gamblers since 1996. What seems ever more confusing is why an online gambling site as Intertops, which has been providing consistent payouts and had become the United States largest and most visited online gambling site, with the fastest payouts in its sixteen year history has suddenly slammed the door shut (however momentarily) on its biggest core audience?
So far, the only evidence of such a move comes from Intertops own site which displays a message stating that they are unable to accept new players from the United States at the present time. They also ask that if you believe you are receiving the message in error to contact the customer service department.
Whilst rumours are one thing, and reports are currently sweeping the web, online casino news sites are desperately trying to scramble for an answer to the blocking of new United States customers. Pokerfuse.com for example cites Intertops’ terms and conditions which quite categorically state that in section 1.2.5 no French players are permitted to use the service and that Intertops can reserve the right to refuse service to any country at any time and that in section 1.1.4 that Intertops can also refuse the right to offer service to any customer at any time.
This has lead many to believe (possibly erroneously) that we are only looking at a temporary block on new players from the United States, even more so considering that new United States based players are continually being accepted to Revolution Gaming’s other rooms, most notably the aforementioned Cake Poker and Lock Poker.
For the moment United States gamblers wishing to play at Intertops betting, poker or online casino can do nothing but wait to see if they will file a follow up, and officially declare the days of United States gamers at their online gambling site numbered.
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