FullTilt Poker Blocks Washington Residents from Playing Online

Washington state resident Phil Gordon plays on FullTilt in Idaho, will others follow his lead?

Washington state resident Phil Gordon plays at FullTilt in Idaho, will others follow his lead?

As the latest edition of FTOPS is currently underway, FullTilt Poker announced Friday that Washington state residents and visitors can no longer play for real money online on the site. This decision comes over a month after PokerStars made their decision to block Washington State residents from playing for real money online after the Washington state Supreme Court upheld a state law banning online poker.

While the PokerStars restriction meant that Washington players could no longer play for real money on the site, no matter where they were located at the time they choose to play; FullTilt stated that if you were not in Washington, you could play for real money anywhere you were located. Players will still have access to their money to withdraw at any time, and any promotions that a player was a part of, including Black Card or Iron Man Status, would be suspended. Further details are available on their frequently asked questions page dedicated to Washington residents.

The decision of FullTilt to block Washington state leaves UB Poker and Cake Poker the two largest US-based sites still offering poker there, but the question that remains: for how long?

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