Author: John Mehaffey

Delaware iGaming Lottery Revenues Nearly Double in July

Delaware iGaming Lottery Revenues Nearly Double in July

The Delaware Lottery’s online gaming revenues nearly doubled in July 2016 when compared to the previous year.  Delaware’s online poker and casino sites won $281,137.  This was up 98 percent from July 2015. Blackjack and roulette won a combined $86,513 last month, up 124% from July 2015.  The internet table game hold was 2.8% in […]

August 2016 U.S. Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

August 2016 U.S. Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

The big news since our last report is that Bovada is exiting the U.S. online poker market.  Its poker operations are moving to Ignition Casino.  Players have until September 30 to move their poker accounts to Ignition Casino.  Bovada will continue to offer sports betting and casino games. There have been few reports of withdrawals […]

Weekly Roundup August 12 2016

Weekly Roundup August 12 2016

Bovada to Leave Poker Market Bovada announced this week that it will sell its poker business to Ignition Casino.  The sale appears to be more of an asset transfer within the same company than an outright liquidation of the poker software. All poker players at Bovada must move their accounts to Ignition Casino by September […]

Bovada Poker Players in Five States Unable to Transfer Accounts to Ignition Casino

Bovada Poker Players in Five States Unable to Transfer Accounts to Ignition Casino

Bovada announced that its online poker room will close on September 30.  Players with accounts there that wish to remain on the site may transfer their account balances to Ignition Casino, which is a skin on the network. Existing players are offered bonuses to create an account at Ignition Casino. Players in 45 states will […]

The Linq Poker Room Closes, Venetian Poker Room Downsizing

The Linq Poker Room Closes, Venetian Poker Room Downsizing

The Linq poker room permanently shuttered Saturday.  It was open less than one year in that location.  The Linq poker room temporarily closed earlier in the week.  It reopened Friday for the purpose of giving away the jackpot pool through drawings over a two-day period. The Linq poker room struggled in its second location on […]

July 2016 U.S. Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

July 2016 U.S. Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

The summer doldrums have hit online poker traffic.  At the same time, payouts have slowed to players.  Some sites have dropped withdrawal options.  Cashout speeds have slowed at others.  At this time, Bitcoin is the only consistent withdrawal option in terms of reliability. Last month’s grades are in parenthesis.  The June report may be found […]

Weekly Roundup July 15 2016

Weekly Roundup July 15 2016

Pennsylvania Online Poker Chances Increase A $100 million increase in tax revenues is a part of a Pennsylvania budget.  This includes money generated from online gambling sites potentially regulated by the state.  Online poker and casino games have not yet passed the legislature but that did not stop the proposal of these funds in the […]

Weekly Roundup July 8 2016

Weekly Roundup July 8 2016

World Series of Poker Online Event Deemed Success The World Series of Poker Event #66 started Friday.  It is the Second Annual Online Bracelet Event.  The buy-in was $1,000.  The tournament drew 927 entries.  This included players that were able to reenter or late register for the first four hours.  There were 320 rebuys.  Any […]

Weekly Roundup July 1 2016

Weekly Roundup July 1 2016

California Online Poker Gridlock Continues A coalition of California tribal gaming interests submitted a letter to Assemblyman Adam Gray this week related to online poker regulation.  The group opposed language in bill AB 2863 that would permit online poker companies that accepted Californians after December 31, 2006, a way into the regulated market. The current […]

June 2016 U.S. Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

June 2016 U.S. Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report

There were a few changes in the cashout speeds over the past month at U.S. offshore poker sites.  There is still a room on our list that borders on deposit-only that should be avoided. There was also a change of policy at Merge Gaming that restricted new U.S. player registrations.  Existing Americans are still allowed […]