iGaming Business – Online poker brands PokerStars and Full Tilt have reportedly withdrawn their services from a number of national markets following a review of commercial opportunity and business risks.

In a statement issued to Pokerfuse.com, the brands did not specify which markets it has withdrawn from, but player reports suggest the countries affected include Turkey, Nigeria, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Iran.

The news comes after Canadian gaming provider Amaya Gaming in August acquired the two brands’ parent company Rational Group.

“Our management team and advisors regularly review our operations market-by-market to assess commercial opportunities and business risks for our brands,” the statement said.

“Following a recent review we have decided to stop offering real money games to players who are physically located in, or have a registered address in, a limited number of countries.

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