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The Merge Poker Network has stopped accepting new US poker players but plans to resume soon.
In June they paused due to a huge influx of new US players that were signing up. They acknowledged a 70 percent increase in players after many online poker sites stopped accepting US based poker players because of Black Friday. So many new players had signed up it created a bottleneck on the network. The result was tremendous delays with payout's to current players.
The Network was forced to regroup and restaff their operation. So they stopped accepting any new players from the united states allowing them to catch up. With the Bodog Brand leaving the US market at the end of 2011, it would be nice if they started back up before then. The word we are hearing from their poker sites is soon. Pokerhost Poker is saying a month but that has been two months in a row. There are several great brands like Carbon Poker, Lock Poker and Pokerhost that will be getting back in the market so we welcome this news.