This morning reports surfaced on Reddit that "Beginning tomorrow, Thursday May 16, SatoshiDice.com will close to US players and all US-based IP’s will be blocked from the website. " Have no fear this announcement is all bark with no bit. As any savvy Bitcoiner knows there are dozens nay hundreds of VPN services around that could allow you to easily bypass country based IP filters.
Additionally, you don't even need the Satoshidice.com website to play Satoshidice, Blockchain.info has this feature built right in, also you can play by sending Bitcoins directly to the public Bitcoin wallet address for the bet type you want to make.
So what exactly is the point of this gesture? In our opinion this is purely a C.Y.A. (Cover YOUR ASS!!) maneuver. We'll see how it plays out.