Firepay Exits Online Gaming in US

Yesterday, Firepay announced that they will decline purchases at gaming sites from US players starting with the day that Bush signs the “Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006″. Furthermore, ten days following the signing of the Act, they wll decline any transfer from gaming sites to US-based Firepay accounts.

My advice is to withdraw all funds from all gaming sites for which you used Firepay to make your most recent deposit — since gaming sites generally refund back to the deposit source before any other source (such as Neteller). Once all of the withdrawals appear in your Firepay account, withdraw the funds from the Firepay account to your banking account; you should try to make only a single withdrawal since Firepay charges a $10 fee for withdrawals.