It should suffice to say that the last few months haven’t exactly been peaches and cream for US Online Poker Players. It has been a trying and frustrating time especially for the poker players that had accounts with the major players targeted by the Department of Justice in the Black Friday indictments.
For professional poker players, things haven’t been much better. Doylesroom was recently shut down and Phil Ivey has launched a suit against Full Tilt for their alleged refusal to let him out of his exclusive contract to pursue relationships with other companies that aren’t on the DOJ’s hit list.
We posed the poll question to US Online Poker Players- Have you considered moving out of the US? Here are the responses.
32 percent responded “No”, and were content to wait for regulation.
30 percent said Yes- and have already left
20 percent said No, but have limited themselves only to live games now.
Lastly, 18 percent said Yes they’ve considered moving out of the US, but they’re still on the fence.
Without question, it’s not a easy decision and obviously one that many poker players wish they didn’t have to make. For those waiting for regulation, don’t hold your breath. In the meantime, Canada is just north of the border.