ePassporte shutting down in US, withdrawals going thru
all started as a rumor on the popular poker forum 2+2, today,
however, it was confirmed that the online payment processor "ePassporte"
is shutting down service to the online gambling and poker
industries allowing American players. According to a statement
by ePassporte, the decision by the e-wallet to stop deposits to
online poker and gambling websites in the U.S. stems from "a
widespread investigation of Internet gambling, including poker,
by the United States Attorney's Office for the District of
Southern New York...Although we do not believe we have done
anything illegal, we do not wish to be associated with anything
that might be considered illegal by the United States
Government," the ePassporte statement continues, as quoted
by the website Gambling911.
No further details have been released,
it remains unknown whether funds of poker and casino players
will be frozen, although poker players report that withdrawal
transactions from ePassporte continue to go through. All online
poker rooms and gambling websites have already removed the
ePassporte as a method of depositing money by US customers.
Canadian players confirmed that ePassporte remains a depositing
option for them, but rumors claim that ePassporte may shut down
services for the entire poker and gambling industry, regardless
of player residence. All poker players and gamblers using
ePassporte as their primary payment method are urged to
immediately request a withdrawal. To keep a close tab on the
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