One of the world’s most popular poker sites, Party Poker, and its parent company, Party Gaming are finally openly considering a move back into the U.S. market.
Party Poker left the U.S. market in 2006 after Congress’s passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).
Implementation and enforcement of that act, however, which makes it illegal for poker sites to have U.S. residents as members playing with real money, has been delayed and spotty at best (or worst). And such resistance has it received, even from members of the same congress that passed it just 4 years ago, that one of the world’s top online gambling businesses is wagering that the UIGEA will never be fully implemented and that across-the-board legal online poker in the U.S. in now imminent. That’s a wager we sure like.
After much speculation, rumor, and gossip, the Party Gaming chief exec Jim Ryan pointed to a definite momentum in that movement when he came out and admitted that a reentry into the U.S. market is a distinct possibility for Party Poker and that they are ready should that time come.
A move like that would allow U.S. residents to take part in Party Poker’s unique promotions like their regular Party Poker Cash Machine, The Million Dollar Hand, Bankroll Builder, and The Gladiator promotions. And in addition to satellites for the World Series of Poker, Party Poker also offers players satellites into the World Poker Tour events and more. They also host the Party Poker Monthly Million with buy-ins as low as $1.