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Purple Lounge and Dream Poker bar US players

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Two more online poker sites, Purple Lounge and Dream Poker have decided that the game is not worth the risk as far as American online poker players are concerned, and have consequently barred U.S. players.

Members of the sites resident in the USA were this week receiving the following communication from management:

"As you will be aware there are currently several actions being taken in the US against online gaming companies.

"While this has so far focused on organizations based outside the United States involved in taking sports bets from US resident citizens, we believe that the current legislation at both a federal and state level is insufficiently clear to allow us to continue taking business from US residents at this time.

"Further clarifications of the rules governing online poker and casino play as opposed to sports betting are required and hopefully when this clarification is in place we will be able to resume taking bets and poker traffic from players based within the United States.

"Until the existing legislation is clarified, Purple Lounge will no longer take customers, bets or poker rake from any player resident within the United States of America.

"Any US player who holds a Purple Lounge account with a current balance will be able to withdraw their money over the next 14 days. Please note that this action is not a Prima/Microgaming Network restriction but a decision taken by the Purple Lounge Team alone and applies to Purple Lounge only.

"We do apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused by this action and we will of course endeavor to keep you sufficiently informed of any change in this policy."

Further afield, disappointed US players have also received barring notices from sites like Littlewoods, Totalbet, UK Betting and Ritz Club.

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