The news comes on the heels of Tribeca Tables poker network, which hosted DoylesRoom.com,
DoylesRoom.com is still trying to get its own network developed to replace Tribeca Tables, but even when it’s up it won’t take U.S. players.
“[T]he egaming bill is just too ‘hot’,” a 2+2 poster apparently was told by customer service at DoylesRoom.com.
UPDATE: DoylesRoom.com finally makes it official with an announcement regarding the above to its players. Check out PokerNews.com for the story.
UPDATE: DoylesRoom.com official press release after the jump…
DoylesRoom.com to No Longer Allow Americans to Play Poker Online
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DoylesRoom.com, one of the most popular poker sites on the internet, today announced that it will close its US-facing operations.
The recently passed Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) and closures by payment processors were cited as the reasons for the surprise move. With immediate effect, US online poker players will not be permitted to sign up for real money play or deposit funds into existing accounts. DoylesRoom.com will not permit US-based play commencing March 1, 2007.
DoylesRoom.com will continue serving non-US players and will increase its focus on Canada, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Commenting today, a spokesperson said: ‚ÄúIn view of the passage of the UIGEA and the cessation of operations by Neteller and other payment processors, the management of DoylesRoom.com has reluctantly decided not to permit online real money play by US-based players at DoylesRoom.com.‚Äù
Doyle‚Äôs Room (www.DoylesRoom.com) is the only online poker site endorsed by poker legend, Doyle Brunson. The site is an international hub for Texas Hold ‚Äôem and other popular poker games. Players at DoylesRoom.com can play for free to learn the game, or engage in real game play against players throughout the World.