PokerStars has withdrawn from a number of gray market nations in the centre East and Africa. (Image: gulf2000columbia.edu)
PokerStars has ceased operations in many alleged gray market countries suddenly and without warning this week, with all the majority of the being in Africa and the center East. Players from both PokerStars and Full Tilt received notice through their clients and via email that real-money play was no longer available to these with immediate impact, along with the following explanation:
‘Our management group regularly reviews our procedure along with independent party that is 3rd to evaluate the business risk and opportunities for our brand on a market-by-market basis. After our most recent review, it was determined that we might no longer offer real cash games in your country.’
PokerStars was quick to reassure players that their balances would be available and safeguarded for withdrawal and that their accounts would remain open for play-money games. Tournament tickets, said the message, would be refunded.
‘they will automatically be converted into their equivalent cash value upon entering the Cashier,’ read the statement if you have any unused T$, T€ and/or Tournament Tickets in your account. ‘Freeroll and FPP buy-in tickets have no money that is real value, and are also therefore ineligible for credit.’
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