iPoker suspends Muchos Poker players

Lost in the shuffle of all of the Lock Poker accusations over the past week was that the iPoker Network had suspended all Player-to-Player transfers on the network while iPoker launched an investigation, allegedly looking into certain Winner Poker accounts. While iPoker has yet to publicly explain what precisely was taking place, and how P2P transfers factored into the investigation, we did learn today that it seems to center around online poker affiliate Muchos Poker, or at least some of their players.

According to an E-Mail I received from Muchos Poker, the affiliate which represents several different online poker networks is complying with the investigation and is trying to help iPoker resolve the issue. Most importantly for players is that their iPoker accounts are safe, and can be cashed out:

We have been advised by iPoker and the iPoker sites we affiliate with that Muchos poker can not bring players to iPoker and are fully complying with their requests.

As per their directive, all player’s funds are safe and secure and they will be able to withdraw their funds from the respective iPoker sites they have balances on.

From iPoker: “If funds are present in accounts they are allowed to be withdrawn following normal checks relating to collusion, fraud or account verification”.

From our perspective, we believe we have done nothing untoward and followed all network rules & regulations and performed necessary KYC checks on all players and will continue to do so.

However at this time, we respect iPoker’s decision and have removed the iPoker skins from our network and will assist player’s to withdraw any iPoker balances through normal payment processing methods.

We would like to point out we work very closely with all networks to provide a safe, secure, legitimate and most importantly innovative solution for poker players.

If the industry so desires that player’s should move their bankrolls through e-wallets, then we will comply exactly with what is required and will continue to innovate our product in other areas of the “somewhat stale” poker industry.

To point out too, the ban on p2p transfers, did not just affect Muchos, rather it was a network wide ban which affected many other affiliates and staking programs.

We will continue to assist iPoker in their investigations to the best of our ability and try to find an acceptable solution with them, so we can get back to marketing and bringing in new players to the great game of poker.

Along with running several poker rooms on ENet, Muchos Poker works as an affiliate for multiple sites ranging from 888 to OnGame, and four separate iPoker rooms, William Hill Poker, Poker 770, Dafabet Poker and Winner Poker, which is apparently at the center of the investigation. However, Muchos Poker is much bigger than that, as it allows players to register an account at Muchos Poker and use the same information across different networks.

We’ll keep you updated as more information on the investigation as well as the relationship between Muchos Poker and iPoker comes to light.

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