On February 21, 2007, Doyle Room, a poker room, announced that they will no longer be accepting players who are residents of the United States, unlike their previous announcement. According to the statement, although Doyle's Room announced that they intend to leave the U.S. gambling market, the decision has not been finalized yet.
A lot of gambling companies, mostly online gambling companies, have already left the U.S. gambling market because of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), which was signed on October 13, 2007. It prohibits financial companies from processing financial transactions that involve gambling companies.
According to Gambling911.com's Payton O'Brien, which has announced the decision, this has been a very difficult decision for Doyle's Room, but due to the current situation, they have no choice but to go. O'Brien said that they are only messengers and it is their duty to spread the news as soon as possible.
He further stated that there is already trouble regarding the service for customers in the U.S. and the poker network by Doyle's Room and the software providers moved to prohibit IP's from U.S. residents.