State of Online Poker Fall 2016 – the 88gasia landscape has been changing for the USA player in the last few years since the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act or UIGEA. The enforcement of this law was officially implemented last year and as a result players have reported a much more difficult time in depositing and withdrawing funds from the online poker sites account.

There have been several cases of the United States government in the form of the DOJ or Department of Justice confiscating funds from bank accounts within the United States in which the funds were earmarked for distribution out to players. The good news is that the poker sites did not let the players down and the money was refunded to the players leaving the poker sites holding the bag. Many political observers in the United States felt that some type of regulation and licensing may be on the horizon for online gambling, this has not happened and it looks very unlikely that any online gambling legislation will be passed anytime soon. Insiders predict that the laws changing the UIGEA will not be seen within the next five years if ever.

The other development is that one of the major malaysia online casino indonesia PokerStars has withdrawn its services from the state of Washington, as the law is on the books in that state making playing online poker a felony. This is certainly disturbing to the online poker players in the rest of the United States, the changes in the laws and perception that online gambling is illegal while this is generally considered an untrue statement by legal scholars it has nevertheless played as a serious role in cutting down on the number of recreational players on online poker sites. The fact that less recreational players are taking up online poker as a new hobby has a bad effect on the quality of the action at the tables.