While there are talks in many states in the US about regulating online poker, so far only three states has taken the step and fully regulated the online game. Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey are the first and so far only states to have done so and while Delaware and Nevada are struggling, it's going rather well for New Jersey.
Due to the situation in the US and online poker finally becoming completely legal to play, the Winning Poker Network (WPN) sent out an email to their players yesterday, where they informed them that players from Nevada, Delaware or New Jersey will no longer be able to play in the network effective immediately.
True Poker send out an email to their players, which OnlinePokerReport.com also received, you can see it in its full length below:
"Our goal at TruePoker is to build a poker community where players come first. But we also strive to play fairly. As a result, our network has decided to stop serving players in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware due to the availability of a regulated poker market in those states.
Winning Poker Network has traditionally offered online poker players around the World access to play the game they love, even where there is no expressed licensing/regulation of local operators.
Within the US, the States of Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey have stepped up to allow their respective residents to play on licensed, local State poker sites. Those States have chosen to meet the demand for online poker locally, exclusively.
Accordingly, the Winning Poker Network has determined to decline offering services to residents seeking to play from those three States which have expressly legalized online poker, effective immediately. Players already accessing WPN who reside in those States will have access to their accounts to close out their balances. Real money play from residents in those states will no longer be permitted."
Meanwhile the largest US site Bovada will continue to accept players from the three states, while the Merge Network made a similar move a few months back.