Doyle’s Room to Abandon US Market

by Lou on February 20, 2007

“In view of the passage of the UIGEA and the cessation of operations by Neteller and other payment processors, the management of has reluctantly decided not to permit online real-money play by US-based players.” So read a statement issued by Doyle’s Room and reported in eGaming Review by Jake Pollard.

This announcement came on the heels of a rather strange day in which Doyle’s Room first announced they were abandoning the US market, then said there was a “…mistake in communications” and they were not leaving, only to wind up heading for the exits at the end of the day.

I incorrectly predicted Doyle’s Room would join the Microgaming Network, which would have been a good fit in terms of increased liquidity for the network, a strong platform for Doyle’s Room, and a viable site for US based players – excluding those living in the eleven states not served by Microgaming.

There aren’t many sites still serving US-based players, and the change of pace in the online poker world is so fast and furious that each day is like a new decade. You wake up and never know what you’re going to find.

For players on Doyle’s Room, take note: They are or already have made arrangements for players to transfer their account balances to Full tilt Poker.

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