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New Online Casino Group Passes on America

According to a recent online casino article, online casinos players have been itching to play on the interactive 3-d tables of a top online casinos group’s site with real money for several months, but while the online casinos site began taking deposits and real-money wagers last week, online casinos players in the U.S. will have to wait a little while longer.

The online casinos firm launched for play-money just over three months ago with several new and innovative features. Online casinos players can edit their avatars by choosing gender, complexion, face, hairstyle, clothing and accessories. At the table, online casinos players can prompt their avatars to laugh, curse bad luck, do chip tricks, taunt other players, and dance in celebration all with the click of the mouse.
The play-money launch was an astounding success, with more than 20,000 people downloading the online casinos software to see what the site had to offer. After three months of tweaking, the online casinos site was ready for a real-money launch.
The online casinos group planned a worldwide real-money launch in conjunction with the end of the World Series of Poker this month, but the company changed that plan when the Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and a top online casinos firm’s CEO David Carruthers was arrested in a Texas airport in the span of less than a week in mid-July.
The firm began running real-money games for customers outside the U.S. last Friday, but will wait for the Senate to act on the Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act before allowing Americans to play for real money.
"It was a very painful decision," said Jez San, President of the online casinos group. "But we thought it prudent to launch after there was clarity from the Senate."
That clarity will come on or before Oct. 6. The Senate is currently in recess, but when the legislative body reconvenes on Sept. 5 it will have only one month to move on the bill before the 109th session of Congress adjourns. If no action on the bill is taken, it will be considered dead and the bill's sponsors would have to start the process from scratch once again in the 110th session of Congress.
"It could go any number of ways," San said. "We'd rather be squeaky clean and never have taken an American in case it gets banned, and if it doesn't get banned, then we're ready and very keen to have American players. We have the opportunity to be prudent, where the people who have already launched and already taken Americans don't have that luxury, and the people who haven't launched yet have plenty of time. We're in that tricky time period. I think every single person in the company believes that we will be offering the (online casinos site to) Americans, but no one can state with any certainty that the U.S. isn't going to ban (Internet gambling)."

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