PokerStars France excludes foreign players

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The announcement was made via an email to the costumers that will be affected by the measure.

Players outside France won’t be able to enjoy that domain.

US.- The online poker operator announced that the French website will only be available for local residents or French overseas territories from February 13. The announcement was made via an email to the costumers that will be affected by the measure.

“Players based outside France continue to be welcome to play on PokerStars.COM, the world’s largest online poker site, or at other PokerStars licensed websites subject to local laws and regulations of the country in which they reside. As always, we will keep our customers informed and, regardless of any future developments, playing funds will remain safe, secure and accessible for withdrawal. We have always kept player funds separate from the company’s operating funds,” the statement said.

The company also confirmed that the Cashier is available for those players that want to withdraw the funds in real money, and tournament tickets will also be converted in cash value. After PokerStars’ decision takes place, Winamax will be the only operator from France that will allow foreign players to enjoy their games.

Earlier this week, the French gaming regulator ARJEL released the financial results of the last quarter of 2016, where cash game poker stakes fell almost 0.5 percent to US$1 billion, the 21st consecutive month of negative results in the country, even if the fourth quarter results were the lowest registered in 2016 and a better result year-on-year.