The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a letter to the Everleaf Gaming Network, requesting that it shut down all online poker operations in the United States. Knowing that there is not much that can be done to help their cause, Everleaf has decided against fighting the government and shut down all US operations effective immediately.
Players attempting to log into an Everleaf Gaming skin are faced with a new set of terms and conditions. This is the most important condition:
18. No person who is resident in Malta, France and USA may open an account, play, or in any other way participate in the ELG offerings and/or services.
In the past, Everleaf never accepted players from Malta. However, the France and USA stipulation was recently added to the terms and conditions.
After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, one of the company’s US based payment processors was seized. Along with this, the funds held by the processor were also seized.
At this time, it is unknown when US based players will be paid or how long the process could take to unfold. That being said, the company has assured players that their funds are safe and they are working with the Department of Justice to make sure everybody receives their money.
Stay tuned for additional news over the next couple of days. Everleaf is expected to release a statement regarding player payouts and other related details.
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