Author: John Mehaffey

Weekly Roundup July 28 2017

Weekly Roundup July 28 2017

Poker Players Prepare for Bitcoin Hard Fork Major changes are coming to Bitcoin on August 1. The cryptocurrency will have a “hard fork.” This is were Bitcoin will split into two different mechanisms. The current coins will exist, as well as a new coin called “Bitcoin Cash.” The change will occur around 8:20am ET on […]

July 2017 US Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

July 2017 US Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

US offshore poker sites continue to process payments at fast speeds. This is a good time of the year for payments. That is because there is low demand on the system due to a slowdown in sports betting during summer months. Even the sites lower on our list are still doing an decent job, even […]

Weekly Roundup July 21 2017

PokerGO Blacks Out WSOP Final Table in Many Countries PokerGO is a startup poker streaming company. The company brought many summer poker events to the internet, including the World Series of Poker. This included the Main Event. That is until the final table. This is when PokerGO subscribers discovered that the ending to the sole […]

Support Problems Still Plague WSOP.com

I decided to take advantage of the WSOP.com reload bonus. The site offers one every year during the World Series of Poker. I should have known this was a mistake by how the initial live chat went. Live support bombed simple deposit question, twice I decided to deposit cash at Rio. My question to support […]

Weekly Roundup July 14 2017

Weekly Roundup July 14 2017

PokerStars Bails Out PKR Players PokerStars bailed out shuttered PKR this week. PKR went offline unexpectedly in May after running out of cash. The former 3D poker site had downsized to the Microgaming Poker Network before going bust. PKR did not have any money to pay players that did not know until this week whether […]

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PokerStars Bails Out PKR Players

PokerStars made an announcement today that will make all PKR players happy.  The world’s largest poker site published a blog post this morning stating that it will make all PKR balances good. PokerStars estimates that there were 60,000 affected players at PKR that had funds on deposit at PKR when it failed in May. The […]

June 2017 US Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

June 2017 US Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

U.S.-facing offshore poker sites continue to process payments to players in a timely manner. This success can be mostly attributed to Bitcoin, which is accepted by all but one site listed below. Last month’s grades are in parenthesis. The May U.S. Offshore Payment Processing Report may be found here. Ignition Casino A+ (A+) Ignition Casino […]

Luxor Poker Room Closes One Week Early

The Luxor poker room closed one week early. The reason given was due to the lack of employees to continue through June 18 as planned. The poker room closed on June 11 due to these staffing issues. Most employees found jobs in other poker rooms instead of waiting until the last day to start looking […]

Weekly Roundup June 10 2017

Weekly Roundup June 10 2017

Absolute Poker and UltimateBet Claim Deadline Extended The deadline for filing a claim on funds lost to the Absolute Poker and UltimateBet scam was extended to September 7, 2017.  The original date was June 9, 2017.  No explanation was given as to why the date was pushed back 90 days.  It is likely that this […]

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MGM Resorts Raises Max Poker Rake in Las Vegas to $5

All MGM Resorts poker rooms raised rake from $4 to $5 this week.  The move affects poker rooms at Aria, Bellagio, Excalibur, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand and Mirage.  The rake cap at the Luxor poker room remains at $4 until it closes on June 18. The rake is not the only money MGM takes out […]