Tribeca Poker Network to Cease Serving U.S. Customers

by Lou on November 13, 2006

The consolidations and tribulations keep on coming in the post UIGEA world of online poker, as Tribeca Poker Network announced that it will cease serving poker customers in the US, Israel, and Hong Kong.

The company said that it will now focus on established non US territories and new markets.

Tribeca will retain its European brands such as Sporting Index, Paddy Power, Blue Sq, Victor Chandler, and Expekt, but is expected to sell-off those within their network that still plan to target the US market.

The most well known of Tribeca’s US-facing sites is DoylesRoom.Com. Doyle Brunson recently sent a personal e-mail to his customers saying:

“We at Doyle’s Room have taken extensive legal advice and believe that it is far too early to fully understand the implications of this bill on our industry. Based on the legal advice we have received, the new bill does not make internet poker expressly illegal nor does it take aim at players who enjoy online poker. However, there are some U.S. States that have existing regulations in place that may prohibit online gaming, so we encourage all of our U.S. players to review the laws of the State in which they reside. Until such time as the law becomes clearer, Doyle’s Room will operate as normal with our full exciting range of games and tournaments at all limits……And finally, please rest assured your money is completely secure at Doyle’s Room. I personally guarantee it.”

Still an open question is whether this action makes Doyle Brunson a law enforcement target who could be charged with violations of The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 and Nevada state laws.

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