It was a sad day back in January 2004 when the two founders of Neteller were arrested and overnight one of the most preferred payment methods for millions of US online gamblers was wiped off the map. It was a tough time for many poker rooms, casinos and sportsbooks as many of their customers were left without the deposit option they had used for years and as a result, although other options were out there, more than a few US players fell by the wayside. Those days however are long gone and at least Neteller survived and operates in the fully regulated areas, and the deal with Caesars means that it's entered the legal US market, which is a huge step in the right direction. A spokesman for Neteller commented, "This is a ground breaking deal for Optimal Payments and demonstrates our ability to provide real value to globally renowned, land-based gaming operators and their leading brands, as the first step in our strategy to capitalize on the regulated U.S. market." This is a big step for Neteller and who is to say that they cannot become a force in the newly legalized Nevada intra-state poker scene and more. The fact that Neteller is back on the US scene is great news, let's not hold our breathe but maybe it could return to the heady days pre 2004.