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 […]

Weekly Roundup September 9 2017

Weekly Roundup September 9 2017

Major Affiliate Publishes Jao Poker Warning Affiliate Professional Rakeback discovered several issues with a new poker site that is called Jao Poker. The article, published last week, goes over several reasons why players may want to avoid Jao Poker. These include an affiliate program that mirrors a pyramid, spam, use of PayPal for banking and […]

Weekly Roundup September 1 2017

Weekly Roundup September 1 2017

888 Hit With £7.8million Penalty The gambling group 888 was fined £7.8 million for failing to provide adequate problem gambling safeguards. It was discovered that a bug permitted 7,000 players that had self-excluded from the poker, casino and sports side of the business were able to deposit on the 888 bingo site. These players deposited […]

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Online Poker Returns to Bovada

Online poker is back at Bovada. The site’s PaiWangLuo skin is identical to what it was before it moved all poker players to Ignition Poker last year. The move brings online poker back right before Bovada’s busiest time of the year. It also comes as the PaiWangLuo network lost its title as the largest US-friendly […]

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888 Launches New Poker Game

There is a new game at 888. It is called “Flopomania.” It is a Texas Hold’em variant. This game is geared towards recreational players. It removes any skill from the preflop and alters how the game is players post-flop. Flopomania is available at six-max and full-ring tables. There is a button that moves clockwise, just […]

Weekly Roundup August 11 2017

Weekly Roundup August 11 2017

Australia Online Poker Ban Passes Senate Online poker players in Australia received bad news this week. he country’s senate passed a bill that effectively outlaws online poker in the country by amending the Interactive Gambling Act. The law makes it illegal to offer betting to Australian players. The ban also includes live betting on sports. […]

Weekly Roundup August 4 2017

Weekly Roundup August 4 2017

888 Accidentally Launches New Game 888 temporarily rolled out a new game out on Wednesday. It was not live long. 888 pulled it when it realized the tables were available in the lobby. The game was Flopomania. It is a Texas Hold’em variant. Folopmania removes the preflop betting round. It is replaced by an ante. All […]

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 […]

Other states to legalize online poker

Which State is the Favorite to Regulate Online Poker Next?

Three states have legal online poker.  Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey all regulate the activity.  All three states launched the fully legal games in 2013.   It has been nearly four years since online poker has been legalized in any state.  It has not even gotten close.  Passing out of a California Assembly Committee is […]

New Jersey online poker addition

Status of New Jersey Online Poker

New Jersey launched regulated online poker on November 21, 2013.  It was the third state to offer fully legal online poker behind Nevada and Delaware.  There were five poker networks in New Jersey when the games went live.  Party Poker and Borgata shared the only network platform in New Jersey at the time.  WSOP.com, 888, […]

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 […]

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Delaware Online Poker Update

Delaware became the second state to legalize and regulate online poker.  It was the first state to legalize online casino games.  The bill giving this power to the Delaware Lottery passed the state legislature in June 2012.  Casino games went live on November 1, 2013.  Online poker launched a week later.  This was about five […]

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 […]