Author: John Mehaffey

November 2017 US Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

November 2017 US Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

Online poker payout speeds remained quick over the past month. The sports betting season has not slowed down poker withdrawals at all, except at one site that was already having trouble. The October 2017 US Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report may be found here. Last month’s grades are in parenthesis. BetOnline A+ (A+) BetOnline […]

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Could Another Black Friday Happen?

Black Friday occurred on April 15, 2011.  It was the day that indictments were unsealed that charged PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker with illegal online gambling.  The prosecuting U.S. Attorney’s Office was in the Southern District of New York.  Preet Bharara led the investigation. PokerStars left the U.S. market immediately after Black Friday […]

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Low Limit Las Vegas Poker Tournaments

I played my first live poker tournament in years this week at Sam’s Town. It was a $40 tournament that drew about 30 people and ended up with 50 buy-ins. First place was $600. The competition was soft, and it got me thinking that maybe smaller poker tournaments may be worth paying the excessive rake. […]

Weekly Roundup October 27 2017

Weekly Roundup October 27 2017

Online Poker and Casino Legalization Passes Pennsylvania Legislature The Pennsylvania Legislature passed a bill this week that would legalize and regulate online poker and casino games. Language in the bill also licenses daily fantasy sports sites and includes the possibility of sports betting should the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act get nullified by the […]

October 2017 US Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

October 2017 US Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

Football season has not hurt withdrawal speeds at US-facing poker sites. All remained in the same range as last month. This is a great sign as this is the busiest time of the year for US sportsbooks. This can overwhelm payment processing. Most US online poker sites are related to sports betting sites. Last month’s […]

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Why Free Poker Sites Are Waste of Time for Players

There are hundreds of places to play online poker. Some are real money poker sites where players can win cash. Others are social media sites where players can play for free or spend money for rewards. Others are just outright free with no ability to spend money. There are play money tables at nearly all […]

September 2017 US Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

September 2017 US Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

It is the busiest time of the year for offshore poker sites. Football season generates significant demand on the payment processing systems. It does not seem that there have been any slowdowns in payments due to this. Most sites hung around last month’s levels or slightly improved. August grades are in parenthesis. The full August […]

How Nevada Online Poker Has Changed Since WSOP.com Launched Four Years Ago

After a two-day soft launch, WSOP.com held its official grand opening in Nevada on September 19, 2013. Unlike Delaware and New Jersey, poker sites did not hit the market on the same day in Nevada. At the time of WSOP.com’s launch, Ultimate Poker was approaching its fifth month in operation. The Nevada online poker market […]

Weekly Roundup September 15 2017

Weekly Roundup September 15 2017

New Jersey Online Gaming Posts Another Successful Month New Jersey online poker and casino sites combined to generate $21.3 million in revenues last month. Golden Nugget led the field with $5.2 million. This is impressive since the licensee does not offer online poker. Golden Nugget’s partner is Betfair. Online poker continues to struggle. These games […]

Bovada Bans Grandfathered Players in Five States

Bovada sent out an email to players in five states today. It stated that accounts with addresses in Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey and New York will be closed on October 2, 2017. These five states were already barred from creating new accounts. This decision was made years ago. Players with existing accounts were permitted […]