Tirsdag 19.april 2011 kom Kahnawake Gaming Commission med en pressemelding angående tiltalene som “United States Department of Justice i Southern District of New York har gitt til de 3 største pokersidene (PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, og Absolute Poker) fredag 15.april 2011.
Dersom man husker så er Absolute Poker sin spillelisens utstedt av Kahnawake; og som KGC stadfester:
“principal concern is that players are not adversely affected by the actions taken by US authorities. The KGC is presently engaged in discussions with its licensee concerning the status of player accounts. Upon completion of its review, the KGC will determine what steps may be required and will issue a further statement at that time.”
“Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake” er et juridisk område rett utenfor Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission ble grunnlagt I 1996 og har siden den gang regulert og gitt ut lisenser ved online gaming siden juli 1999. I likhet med Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission kom også med en uttalelse om PokerStars.
"Following developments on Friday 15th April, the Commission is aware of documentation issued by authorities in the USA which makes allegations against PokerStars and some of its personnel. While we are discussing the matter on an ongoing basis with PokerStars and watching developments, we can confirm that PokerStars’ licensing status in the Isle of Man remains unchanged."
"We are aware that PokerStars have suspended the availability of cash-play games in the USA and we are currently endeavouring to ensure that any player who wishes to withdraw money from their account can do so."