Everleaf Gaming: What’s Next?
As noted last week, the Everleaf Gaming Network has pulled out of the US market. Along with this, the company is no longer accepting online poker players from France or Malta.
Amazingly enough, the shutdown of Everleaf did not come until roughly 10 months after the U.S. Department of Justice indicted three other major industry players: Absolute Poker, PokerStars, and Full Tilt Poker.
Although this is a huge blow, Everleaf will continue forward by serving players in other countries. With more than 100 skins operated on the Everleaf Poker Network, the company currently has millions of members all over the world.
While disappointing for US based players, Everleaf had no choice but to abandon its operation. If it continued to facilitate services in the US, it is safe to say that legal action would be coming in the near future – this is not a risk that the company was willing to take.
As you can imagine, US players are worried that they may not receive all the money they are owed. However, Everleaf has made it clear that all funds are safe and they are working with the U.S. Department of Justice to determine how and when players can access their money.
By shutting out players in the United States, France, and Malta, Everleaf caused a lot of damage to the future of their company. That being said, this move was a necessity. The question that remains is this: can Everleaf continue to thrive despite the fact that they will no longer be operating in these online poker hotbeds?