PokerStars has withdrawn from a host of gray market nations in the Middle East and Africa. (Image: gulf2000columbia.edu)
PokerStars has ceased operations in many so-called market that is gray suddenly and without warning this week, with the majority of the being in Africa and the center East. Players from both PokerStars and Comprehensive Tilt received notice through their clients and via email that real-money play was no longer available to them with immediate impact, along with the following explanation:
‘Our administration team regularly reviews our operation along with independent 3rd party professionals to assess the business risk and opportunities for the brand on a market-by-market basis. After our most recent review, it was determined that we would no longer offer real money games in your country.’
PokerStars was quick to reassure players that their balances will be safeguarded and available for withdrawal and that their accounts would remain open for play-money games. Tournament tickets, said the message, would be refunded.
‘in the event that you have any unused T$, T€ and/or Tournament Tickets in your account, they’ll automatically be converted into their equivalent cash value upon entering the Cashier,’ read the statement. ‘Freeroll and FPP buy-in tickets have no money that is real value, and are also therefore ineligible for credit.’
While no list that is definitive of nations involved has ادامه خواندن “PokerStars Logs Out of Gray Markets in Africa and Middle East”