Microgaming is known to be enforcing regiment of their policy to block players residing in some US states (the list of the banned states can be found on U.S. Microgaming Restrictions page) after passing of the UIGEA.
The policy is not new, however not every third-party maketers, affiliates, for Microgaming’s online casino licencees let their customers find it out. Moreover, some players from theses states managed to find ways to gamble at Microgaming sites.
Taking all this and the recent domain name seizure in the State of Kentucky into consideration, Microgaminghas decided to tighten its restricitive measures. Microgaming’s licensees have already started sending emails to affiliates and third parties in which they are advised that any players residing in the restricted sites will be blocked by Microgaming’s sites and their IP blocking service is using a proxy detector to find the players using a proxy to hide their IP address. The pleasant news is that all the players having current balances with an online casino or poker room, will have their balances payed out in full.
People residing in the banned states should also take into consideration that they will be able to register with a Microgaming online casino or poker room and play the “Practice” version of the software for free, but they won’t be able to play for real money.