PokerStars Returns To pokerstars.com And Will Payout US Player Balances
Friday, 29. April 2011

PokerStars announced today that their website is moving back to pokerstars.com. Since their domain was seized by the F.B.I. and the U.S. Department of Justice on the 15th April, on what will be known forever as Black Friday, PokerStars had moved their domain to pokerstars.eu.

The US Attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bhara, filed an indictment against the founder of PokerStars, Ishai Scheinberg, and the FBI and US Department of Justice seized the domain pokerstars.com on April 15th. As a result, PokerStars moved their domain to pokerstars.eu. The events left US players worried that they would not see the money in their player accounts returned and the rest of the poker world wondering what would be the fate of PokerStars.

On April 20th, the US Department of Justice announced that they had come to an Agreement with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker and that an agreement was in the works with Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker regarding US player accounts (for more information, see US Department Of Justice Announces US Players Will Be Able To Cashout Of PokerStars, Full Tilt, UB And Absolute Poker). Today, PokerStars released an update on the U.S. situation confirming that the “US Department of Justice has agreed to release the www.pokerstars.com domain name for use by PokerStars outside the US” and that they are “now able to pay out player balances to its former customers in the US.”

Even though PokerStars has discontinued service to US players, they continue to move ahead offering big bonuses and plenty of promotions.

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