Full Flush Poker (FFP) on the Equity Poker Network (EPN) announced that effective immediately, players in the regulated states of Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey will no longer be allowed to play online poker for real-money.
Players residing in those states will receive emails explaining the new policy. Account balances will have to be withdrawn and Full Flush has assured that players will receive their funds in expedited fashion.
FFP operates with its players foremost in mind, and fair play for all customers is paramount,” stated a press release. “With these principles in mind, the recreational online poker site has decided to stop serving players who reside in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware due to the availability of a regulated poker market in those states.”
The withdrawal of the EPN flagship skin comes just a little more than a week after the U.S.-friendly Winning Poker Network (WPN) also withdrew from the regulated states in the U.S. Anchored by Americas Cardroom, the press release issued by WPN skins last week looks almost identical to that of FFP.
Poker sites in regulated states such as New Jersey have been complaining that unregulated sites are not held to the same requirements and standards as those that have been approved by state gaming regulators. It is seen as part of the reason why the online poker regimes in regulated states have been losing player traffic as of late.
EPN operates as a cooperative where each skin is permitted a bit more autonomy in making decisions than most other poker networks. There has been no word yet as to whether other EPN skins such as Integer Poker or Action Poker are also withdrawing from the regulated U.S. market, but it is highly likely that such an announcement will follow shortly.