Weekly Roundup September 23 2016

Weekly Roundup September 23 2016

Full Flush Poker Continues to Struggle Full Flush Poker, the flagship of the Equity Poker Network, is still dealing with a backlog in cashout requests.  Some players report waiting nearly a year for checks, Neteller and Skrill cashouts.  The only method of withdrawals seeing any movement is MoneyGram.  Those are processed in one to two […]

Nevada Poker Site Real Gaming Appears to Have Folded

Nevada Poker Site Real Gaming Appears to Have Folded

Update August 19, 2016: The Real Gaming website’s security certificate issue is resolved, however, Google Chrome still displays a security warning. The only tables displayed are $100/$200 and higher cash games. Original story: Real Gaming’s website has been down for most of the last 45 days.  The site experienced several issues during that time. Realgaming.com’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]