AP/UB Make Software Changes to Shut Out Americans AP/UB Make Software Changes to Shut Out Americans

Cereus Network deployed software changes designed to prevent US players from playing on their network in an attempt to up hold part of their agreement with the US Department of Justice.

It is just not working.

US players are still finding their way to the tables even though the network has attempted to geographically block players based on their IP address. By selecting “Last Played Games” from the My Account menu, US players can access recent tables they have played at, register for sit and gos, and even play at blackjack tables for real money. Also, Pokeraddict describes in his latest blog post how players can use the buddy list to access poker tables.

Many are reporting that the attempted lock-out has lead to a plummet in game traffic as, according to independent tracking site PokerScout, the number of cash game players has dropped to zero. However, it iss possible that Pokerscout itself has been locked out from tracking the games. [update: PokerScout has since confirmed that their tracking has been blocked so their player numbers for Cereus are currently unavailable]

Whilst some think the latest attempt to comply with the DOJ as a step in the direction of eventually paying players, others see this as one foot in the grave for the infamous operator.