Did pokerstars ban russian players
I suspect that pokerstars didn’t ban Russian players, all the players who were not living in Russia, who participated in the major events, had to sever their cooperation with the company. I don’t know is this a temporary or a final decision. But I think it is fair to say that it was at least a step in this direction.I guess that pokerstars was tired of all of the stray rumors and they are going to pay more attention to how people behave in the real life.It is hard to tell what is going on behind the curtain, but it seems sad that pokerstars would take such actions, especially after all the benefits they provided to those players.
Will PokerStars ever come back to US?
The answer to this is a clear and resounding no. At the time of writing, PokerStars is over US players are able to access the site from New Jersey, Nevada, and Utah. However, even in these three states, restrictions on wagering and/or age restrict access. In addition, US players can only deposit with US bank accounts and can only play in a select number of pools.PokerStars withdrew from the United States in 2014 after a period of intense regulatory scrutiny. The myriad of issues which resulted in this withdrawal included but were not limited to: payment processing issues with both Credit card companies and banks; player account security; compliance; tax regulation; and finally Regulation of Interactive Gaming by the US regulators. Additionally, there were many other issues which arose as well. Regardless, it seems unlikely that PokerStars will return to the United States any time soon. It is possible that they may open a new subsidiary in the future or work with another operator such as Amaya Gaming to operate from the United States. However, it seems likely at this point that PokerStars will remain only accessible from those three states.
Can Russian players play on PokerStars?
Not really, but the quality of their play isn’t that bad. In fact I would say it’s actually quite good.I have been playing on PokerStars for some time now and my results are quite impressive. Year after year I improve very steadily and so far I have never been in a worse position than 31st place, which is the case this year as well.Even though the Russian players are not at the top of the tables they compete very well and they don’t give up too often. The results are not spectacular but they are certainly sufficient to maintain a good table image.