Attention U.S. players:

As you probably know by now, the Ongame Network (provider of FCP’s poker software) was forced to make the difficult decision of restricting U.S. residents from playing real money games on their poker network. As a result Full Contact Poker has been working with Ongame and another network software provider to produce a solution for all of the FCP players to continue playing at our site with minimal interruption during a transitional phase over the next few weeks.

Prior to the launch of our new poker software solution, we must ask our U.S. players to follow some new rules outlined by Ongame.

Depositing Restrictions

On October 25th, U.S. players will not be able to deposit or transfer any new money into their FCP poker accounts. The FCP cashier will continue to allow you to deposit new money into your cashier account, but after October 25th, money in your cashier account cannot be transferred to your poker account.

Any money in your poker account by October 25th will be available for use to play poker as normal at FCP through the Ongame Network until November 5th. Shortly after November 5th, Full Contact Poker will be providing a new poker network opportunity.

Cash-Outs

As always, your funds will continue to be safe and secure.

Unused Tournament Tickets

Valid tournament tickets are as good as cash and will be refunded to your account once Ongame’s U.S. restrictions are implemented on November 6th. It may take some days for all tickets to be processed into cash, and only valid tickets (not expired by November 6th) will be refunded.

FCP Points will not be affected.

Pending Bonuses

You are encouraged to clear any pending bonuses before November 6th, but if you cannot, FCP will offer you a fair solution when it converts to a new but comparable bonus clearing platform.

Our operations team is working around the clock these days to make any short-term changes at FCP feel seamless while our marketing team is preparing some excellent promotions for all of you loyal players who keep playing at FCP through this transitional period. We’ll keep you informed of all the new and exciting opportunities coming to FCP as they are finalized.

Ship It Holla Ballas!

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Bill Rini has been working in the online poker industry since 2004. He was a product manager for poker at Full Tilt and was the poker room manager at PartyPoker. Currently, Bill is the Head of Online Poker for WSOP.   Bill has been blogging about online poker since 2003 and is considered one of the leading authorities on the online poker industry.   "I like What Bill Rini said in his blog" - Doyle Brunson   "In other news, we had Bill Rini write an absolutely home run blog." Daniel Negreanu   "Industry insider Bill Rini has one of the most popular blogs in poker, with thousands of subscribers and fans regularly coming back for his universally respected insight into the industry" - Barry Carter (News editor for PokerStrategy, Co-Author: The Mental Game of Poker)

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