Author: John Mehaffey

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 […]

Weekly Roundup June 17 2016

Weekly Roundup June 17 2016

Delaware Shatters Online Lottery Revenues Record The Delaware Lottery’s internet gaming products broke a revenue record in May.  Casino and poker games won a combined $282,112.  Poker rake was $40,337, the highest number in more than one year.  Slots and video poker set a record.  Blackjack and roulette posted the lowest win since January. New […]

Weekly Roundup June 3 2016

Weekly Roundup June 3 2016

Merge Gaming Stops Accepting New U.S. Players Merge Gaming no longer accepts new U.S. players.  This applies to poker, casino and sports betting.  Carbon Poker, SuperBook, PlayersOnly and Sportsbook.ag are the sites affected.  Players that already have accounts at these sites are not affected.  Deposits and withdrawals will continue as normal. This is not the […]

Weekly Roundup May 27 2016

Weekly Roundup May 27 2016

Treasure Island Launches Subscription Poker Site Treasure Island launched a subscription online poker room this week.  Players have the option of entering the pool for free or paying $9.99 or $14.99 per month.  The more players invest, the higher the potential prize pools.  Prizes are awarded to players that compete in tournaments.  These include cash […]