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UB.com: We Want You After All US Players, But Is It Russian Roulette?

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Apr/24/2011
UB.com

Following the crackdown on UB.com and two other online poker enterprises last week, all three companies abandoned the US market…..or sort of.

UB.com continues to waver a bit though this weekend, their stance appeared abundantly clear….at least for now.

UB.com reps began telling US-based customers they were more than welcome to play in cash rooms.

Truth be told, neither the players or UB.com executives really know what is going to happen moving forward.  UB.com hasn’t made a decision whether they will continue catering to the lucrative US market while more and more players feel it is worth the risk playing there.  They love the software and there are few people who say otherwise. 

Ultimately it appears more likely UB.com will either negotiate a deal through their high power attorneys with the US Government to begin facilitating payouts or they will try desperately to locate new processors.  The later means “Business as Usual” or “Business as Unusual” should the US Attorney’s Office out of the Southern District of New York want the defendants bad enough. 

Our sources tell us the Assistant United States Attorney overseeing the investigation, Arlo Devlin-Brown, wants all of these defendants behind bars.  He’s not interested in just collecting those multi-million dollar fines.  Others in the Justice Department might have a different mindset we are told.

We will all have to wait and see how this plays out.

 

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If the charges prove true, defendants in online poker crackdown are almost inevitably
going to serve some time behind bars

 

Payouts: Thank you for contacting payments department, my name is Ale. How may I help you?

DAVID SOLDAVINI: hi ale, i see my payout was declined. What does this mean for my account/money?

Payouts: Due to recent legal developments in the United States, your recent withdrawal request has been cancelled and returned to your player account. Your cashout is a priority for us. We will provide you with more information as our legal team works to resolve the outstanding issues.

DAVID SOLDAVINI: thank you

Payouts: Thank you! May I help you with anything else today?

DAVID SOLDAVINI: can I use this money to play anything on your site? casino, poker, anything?

DAVID SOLDAVINI: ??

Payouts: correct.

DAVID SOLDAVINI: wait that didnt answer my question

Payouts: You can still play in our site sir.

DAVID SOLDAVINI: even thought im from the USA i can play real money?

Payouts: Yes sir you can still play.

DAVID SOLDAVINI: If i am allowed to use my money on the site, why cant I cash it out?

Payouts: We ca not request payouts at this moment sir.

DAVID SOLDAVINI: ok ale, so what you are telling me is I am allowed to play on your site, for real money, even though I live in the USA?

Payouts: Yes you can play sir.

DAVID SOLDAVINI: when did this change?

Payouts: Sir you were never restricted from playing.

DAVID SOLDAVINI: ok thanks

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