Poker Through the Eyes of an Amateur

October 10, 2006

FirePay Bends Over

Looks like I won't be playing anymore for a long while. FirePay was the only way I could transfer funds...


SUBJECT: New FirePay policy for US account holders

On September 30, 2006, the United States Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.

Once President Bush approves the Act. FirePay ( will no longer allow US consumer payments for online gambling merchants.

* Beginning the day President Bush signs the Act, FirePay will decline any purchase transactions from US FirePay account holders at any gambling merchant site.
* Ten days after President Bush signs the Act, FirePay will decline any transfer attempt made by any online gambling merchant to a US FirePay account.

All US FirePay accounts holders will continue to be able to make purchases and receive payments from non-gambling, online merchants, as well as “Deposit From” and “Withdraw To” their US bank account.

Click here for the latest news and opportunities for FirePay account holders.

** Please note:

1. This new policy will not affect FirePay account holders from outside of the United States

2. For any questions regarding these deadlines or policy, please email



  • Yeah, this totally sucks. Not sure what I'm going to do either. I've got to look at FT and see what other options they have. I do know that we can't use Neteller because we are in Maryland. What a bummer.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/11/2006 8:40 AM  

  • Yeah, Neteller was the first one I tried when I got started, and they wouldn't let me have an account. Looks like I'm screwed until it gets regulated.

    By Blogger Matt Silverthorn, at 10/11/2006 9:14 AM  

  • that blows.

    By Blogger smokkee, at 10/11/2006 3:35 PM  

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