On June 1, the Merge network called off all new US deposits. Merge said the hiatus (initially expected to last four-to-six weeks) would ease the backlog and facilitate US cashouts, which were taking four-to-six weeks to reach players’ accounts post Black Friday.
More than four months later, Merge will begin accepting US action again from 10pm Pacific Time tonight, according to sources close to the network.
This is great news for American poker players who are looking for another room to play on, but some details are still unconfirmed. What is known, however, is that players from the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Maryland, New York and Washington remain banned network wide.
Some cautious Merge licenses like Hero Poker will continue to block American players, but there is no doubt others will view this as a lucrative opportunity to attract what remains of the American poker playing population.
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Editor’s Note: BlackChipPoker will be accepting US action. This article has been edited to reflect that. We appologise for any confusion.