Today the Everleaf Gaming Network began displaying new Terms and Conditions to U.S. and French players which informed them that real money play and new registrations would be halted on the network. Existing U.S. players could be officially barred on Friday and an announcement is expected.
This issue came about as a result when several weeks ago when the network lost one of the U.S. payments processors, some of the processed funds were held back by what is now clear as the Department of Homeland Security. They have now also issued a letter to cease and desist operations in the USA, under threat of legal enforcement against the network.
The network sought advice from its regulator, the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta (LGA), who recommended that, “due to the nature of the threat and the current climate,” the network should withdraw its services from U.S. customers.
Everleaf maintains that player funds are ring-fenced from the operational funds thereby lending some comfort for players outside of the United States. Everleaf and the U.S. government discuss repayment of U.S. player funds.
The Everleaf Gaming Network network counts some 100+ rooms, some of the more notable ones include Minted Poker, Cellsino Poker and Piranha Poker.
Everleaf was one of the few networks that still allowed players from the United States in the wake of Black Friday along with Cake Poker, Bodog and Merge Gaming Network. However, they failed to capitalize compared to its U.S. facing competitors, increasing traffic by about only 20%.