A payment processor is claiming to have offered to help the troubled Everleaf Network with pending transactions to U.S. players. The offer was turned down, and players have yet to be repaid.
The controversy surrounding the troubled Everleaf Network
continues to grow following reports that the network
turned down an offer from a payment processor to assist in repaying the network's U.S. players.
The Everleaf Network was earlier this year struck by a seize of funds and threats of legal action by the U.S. Department of Justice and has since put a halt to its U.S. facing operations, including player transactions.
The Malta-based network has since pledged to do everything in its power to help American clients withdraw their funds from the network's skins.
In February, the CEO of one of the skins, Ashley Revell of UTD Poker, even promised to personally pay out players
facing payout troubles.
So far, however, payouts have been scant, and many are still faced with withdrawal issues from the network.
Speaking to Pokerfuse today
, a third-party payment processor now questions Everleaf's intentions and claims that the network is in fact not interested in paying out its players.
Chuck Kidd of the Costa Rica-based PICCLUB processing firm said that he had offered Everleaf to assist the network with processing the missing payouts, but was declined by the company's Chief Financial Officer.
"I made an offer directly to their CFO that if they wanted to pay US players, they could use PICCLUB," Kidd said.
The offer was not accepted by the CFO, and instead Everleaf has so far only paid out fractions of player accounts to U.S. players who have opened foreign bank accounts to circumvent the illegal U.S. transactions.
Everleaf has also suggested that American players open NETeller or Moneybookers accounts, but both of these e-wallets have long pulled out of the American market, leaving the option unviable for the majority of U.S. players.