Weekly Roundup January 22 2016

Weekly Roundup January 22 2016

New York Online Poker Bill Introduced New York Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow introduced a bill that would legalized and regulate online poker in the state.  This is the third attempt at legalizing online poker in New York.  The bill would not authorize any house banked games.  Only traditional poker games where the house takes a […]

Weekly Roundup January 8 2016

Weekly Roundup January 8 2016

Bovada Drops Stud Games Bovada, the largest U.S.-facing online poker room, removed Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud High/Low from its software.  This includes cash games, sit and gos and multi table tournaments.  This move also applies to Bodog, Bovada’s network partner that primarily operates in Canada. This move leaves U.S. players with no […]

Weekly Roundup December 25 2015

Weekly Roundup December 25 2015

Betfair Leaving Canadian Market Betfair announced this week that it would leave the Canada online gaming market.  The last day of operation for players in Canada is January 14, 2016.  There are still a few iPoker Network skins that accept Canadian players.  William Hill is one of the better known ones.  Sports bettors in Canada […]

Weekly Roundup December 17 2015

Weekly Roundup December 17 2015

PokerStars Protest Accomplishes Nothing The PokerStars protest earlier this month was created in the hopes that the world’s largest poker site would reverse recent decisions to slash its VIP program returns.  PokerStars was not receptive to the player complaints.  In fact, the company stated that its ecology was better during the period of the three-day […]

Weekly Roundup December 4 2015

Weekly Roundup December 4 2015

Poker Players Alliance Joins Kentucky Lawsuit The Poker Players Alliance joined a lawsuit brought by the state of Kentucky that is looking to recover funds lost by players between 2006 and 2011.  The lawsuit was filed against PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. PokerStars welcomes the Poker Players Alliance intervention, hoping to see the funds go […]

Weekly Roundup November 20 2015

Weekly Roundup November 20 2015

Pennsylvania Online Gaming Bill Passes Committee A bill that would legalize and regulate online poker and casino games passed the Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee.  The bill would permit the state’s casinos to offer the same games available at live gaming establishments.  This includes poker, slots, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and a variety of […]

Weekly Roundup November 6 2015

Weekly Roundup November 6 2015

World Series of Poker Final Table Starts Sunday The final table of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event starts Sunday at 5:30pm PT.  It will be held in the Penn & Teller Theater at Rio in Las Vegas.  The final table participants will be Joseph McKeehen, Zvi Stern, Neil Blumenfield, Pierre Neuville, Max […]

Weekly Roundup October 30 2015

Weekly Roundup October 30 2015

PokerStars Contacting New Jersey Players Players report that PokerStars is contacting them in reference to balances still on deposit at the site since Black Friday.  PokerStars is giving players until the end of the year to claim any funds held by PokerStars on the international site.  One player that contacted PokerStars received a response that […]

Weekly Roundup October 16 2015

Weekly Roundup October 16 2015

Party Poker Rolls Out Player Protections Party Poker first announced player ecology improvements on October 1.  The first segment of this was instituted this week.  Party Poker now lumps all players waiting for a game and limit onto the same list.  The player that is first in line on the waitlist is issued the first […]

Comparing Bovada to U.S. Regulated Poker Sites

Comparing Bovada to U.S. Regulated Poker Sites

There are players in the U.S. that prefer to keep online poker unregulated. Some players that feel this way fear being ringfenced within small state borders, which would create insufficient player pools for a reasonable level of action. Others are concerned about payment processing and geolocation issues that plagued regulated U.S. online poker in its […]

Weekly Roundup October 2 2015

Weekly Roundup October 2 2015

PokerStars Approved in New Jersey PokerStars received approval on Wednesday to operate in New Jersey.  This process took more than two years.  Its license application was suspended due to legal issues surrounding PokerStars and its parent company when online gaming launched in New Jersey in 2013.  PokerStars was acquired by Amaya Gaming earlier this year […]

Party Poker Removing Table-Specific Wait Lists And Restricting Hand Histories

Party Poker Removing Table-Specific Wait Lists And Restricting Hand Histories

By John Mehaffey Partypoker announced today that it will roll out a software update in the coming weeks that will improve the recreational player experience.  The “Poker for the People” campaign hopes to level the playing field for all participants. “The ongoing development of sophisticated third party online poker tracking software such as HUDs, seating […]

Minted Poker Players Stiffed Again

Minted Poker Players Stiffed Again

Minted Poker was a member of the Everleaf Gaming Network. It was once a popular choice for U.S. players due to its high rakeback deals and rake chases. It also attracted international players for these same reasons. Everleaf Gaming dropped U.S. players without notice in February 2012, citing a cease and desist letter from the […]

Weekly Roundup September 25 2015

Weekly Roundup September 25 2015

PokerStars New Jersey Application Still Under Review David Rebuck, director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, told Global Gaming Business that the PokerStars licensing process was unique and long process.  It is still ongoing.  Rebuck cited 80 sworn interviews his office had given across six countries to describe how thorough the investigation is. […]

Merge Gaming Cancels Pending Skrill Withdrawals

Merge Gaming Cancels Pending Skrill Withdrawals

The cashout woes at Merge Gaming continue. The network’s cashier canceled all pending existing Skrill withdrawals on September 10, according to numerous player reports in poker forums. Merge Gaming skins include Carbon Poker, PlayersOnly and Sportsbook.ag. The canceled Skrill requests date back months. The oldest reported was from June. Skrill Requests Now Processed as Bank […]