Author: John Mehaffey

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 […]

Weekly Roundup May 20 2016

Weekly Roundup May 20 2016

PokerStars and Full Tilt Merge Player Pools Full Tilt’s poker software is officially retired.  Its player pool merged into the PokerStars platform this week.  The Full Tilt brand is still being used.  The PokerStars software was skinned with Full Tilt logos and branding.  Otherwise, it is essentially identical to PokerStars.   The effect on PokerStars […]

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

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

There was an improvement at many U.S.-facing offshore poker sites in terms of withdrawal speeds over the past month.  Those that did not improve continued to pay players at the same speed as April. The big news in the past month is that Bovada added Bitcoin as a withdrawal option.  This is great news for […]

Weekly Roundup May 13 2016

Weekly Roundup May 13 2016

New Jersey Breaks Another Online Gaming Revenue Record The New Jersey regulated iGaming industry broke another revenue record in April.  The state’s legal poker and casino sites took in a combined $17 million. Poker was up 30 percent over April 2015.  This is due to the opening of PokerStars, which raked nearly $1.2 million last […]

Weekly Roundup May 6 2016

Weekly Roundup May 6 2016

Positive Michigan Online Gambling Hearing A public hearing by the Michigan Senate Regulatory Reform Committee discussed SB 889 on Wednesday.  The bill would legalize and regulate online poker and casino games in the state.  SB 889 would permit eight licensees to spread the games.  Nobody spoke out in opposition to the bill, however, there was […]

Weekly Roundup April 29 2016

Weekly Roundup April 29 2016

California Online Poker Bill Passes Committee For the second year in a row, a bill that would legalize and regulate online poker in California passed its first hurdle.  The Governmental Organization Committee by a 19-0 margin.  The bill is AB 2863.  It would permit tribes and card clubs to offer online poker to anybody in […]

Weekly Roundup April 22 2016

Weekly Roundup April 22 2016

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Plans to Launch Online Gambling August 1 The first legal tribal online gaming site in the U.S. will open August 1, according to the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma.  The site will use the Pokertribe.org.  An arbitrator recently ruled that the tribe was within its rights to spread online gaming.  The site […]

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

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

The overall payment processing by U.S. offshore sites slowed in the past month. This gave us a new number one.  While some sites dropped slightly, the speeds are still faster compared to historical numbers, especially considering the time of year. Las month’s report may be found here.  Last month’s grades are in parenthesis. Intertops/Juicy Stakes […]