We are writing to you regarding your affiliate payments for March 2011 and beyond. Due to the recent steps taken by the United States Department of Justice, PokerStars has had to cease all real money services to customers who are present in the US. In keeping with that obligation, PokerStars has had to cease all promotion of the PokerStars brand in the US. As a result of these actions we regret to inform you that we are unable to pay our affiliates in respect of accumulated fees connected to US traffic delivered.
The decision to withhold payment in respect of US traffic is based on clear legal advice received from PokerStars' external legal advisors and has been taken after much consideration in order to protect all parties involved.
All operations outside of the US will continue as usual and you will receive payment in respect of non-US traffic according to the terms of your agreement.
We do thank you for your hard work in promoting PokerStars and hope that you will continue to support us in the future in driving traffic from outside of the US.