Kahnawake Takes Action On Poker Sites

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The Kahnawake Gaming Commission has taken action to find a resolution between Absolute Poker and UltimateBet players, and a solution may be coming soon.

The two poker sites, which are operating on Blanca Gaming's Careus Network have been affected by the U.S. Department of Justice's actions on Black Friday. The sites have been making some payments to players not based in the US, and is trying to gain access to funds that would be refunded to American players.

A KGC spokesperson wrote an email stating:

"The KGC has continued to work tirelessly to achieve a financially beneficial solution for players. In order not to jeopardize the ongoing negotiations, we have not been able to provide the regular updates we would have liked to."

"Since the April 15 indictments concerning Blanca (UB and AbsolutePoker), the KGC has continually monitored the overall situation. Special emphasis has always been placed on the player funds at Blanca (Gaming)."

"We are pleased to advise you the legal negotiations are nearing completion, we expect to provide a formal advisory very shortly, as always player balances are the Commission's highest priority."

"The KGC will post advisories on www.gamingcommission.ca as information becomes available for public release."