Entraction Poker Network ceases service to 5 countries

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 05, 2011 Posted in Poker Industry News | No Comments »

This gossip is still in the early stages, but several sources have confirmed that the Entraction Poker Network will be blocking players from five countries at the end of the month, Canada, Russia, Israel, Norway, and Turkey. While the network hasn’t issued an official statement at this time, it would seem that the Entraction Network is exiting these markets over possible legality issues.

Canada, Norway, and Russia have all taken steps to limit online poker access throughout the countries (I’m not up on the latest legal news from Israel and Turkey unfortunately). One poster on the 2+2 poker forum posted an E-Mail he received which read in part:

“We regret to inform you that Entraction will be blocking access to the Poker Network for the following five countries as of September 29th: Canada, Israel, Norway, Russia and Turkey,”

Oddly, it appears the block will only pertain to online poker access, as both any Entraction network sites with a casino or sportsbook will still be allowed to operate in the above mentioned countries according to a number of players who received similar E-Mails to the one cited above.

The Entraction Network, which includes sites such as 24hPoker, Betsson, DevilFish Poker, Noiq Poker, and NoXwin Poker, is currently the 11th ranked poker network in the world in terms of traffic, according to pokerscout.com.

We’ll keep you posted on the developments of this story, if and when, the Entraction Poker Network makes an official statement.

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