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UIGEA Possibly Affecting WSOP Deposits

Players in Nevada using the newly live World Series of Poker online poker site may have issues depositing with their credit card, thanks in part to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.

The issue arose already, as a player had attempted to deposit to WSOP using his Visa card, which was rejected and labeled "declined by bank". When the punter contacted his bank, they said the transaction wasn't declined by them, but instead put off by the credit card company.

A representative for WSOP took to internet poker forum twoplustwo, noting: "Some credit card companies may block gaming transactions. Contact your credit card issuer to find out if this charge was blocked intentionally. Let them know that this is something you want and that WSOP.com online poker is fully regulated and legal in the state of Nevada. If the credit card issuer will still not let you make this transaction, you may want to try a different card."

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 was passed into law by Congress and rules that banks may not process internet gambling related transactions.

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