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 […]

Weekly Roundup September 11 2015

Weekly Roundup September 11 2015

MPN Will Permit Username Changes MPN announced this week that it will permit users to change their handle on the site.  A software update on September 22 will add this feature.  Players be able to make a change every 30 days.  It can be done sooner if a player gives 1,000 hands of real money […]

Wincake Players Not Getting Paid, Americans Bailed Out

Wincake Players Not Getting Paid, Americans Bailed Out

It is no secret that the Revolution Poker Network is marred by slow payouts. Its flagship, Wincake, has been unable to pay players within any reasonable time frame. Other sites on the network have also suffered due to the lack of the network’s ability to pay skins. Few players have been paid in the past […]

Weekly Roundup September 4 2015

Weekly Roundup September 4 2015

888 Drops Bid For bwin.party 888 was recently outbid by Sportingbet’s parent company GVC.  The £1.1bn bid, or 130p-a-share based on Thursday’s stock market closing price, was about 10 percent higher than 888’s last effort.  Brian Mattingley, CEO of 888, says that his company will no longer compete for bwin.party.  888 has backed out of […]

Weekly Roundup August 21 2015

Weekly Roundup August 21 2015

September Hearing for New York Online Poker to be Scheduled New York State Senator John Bonacic will be scheduling a hearing to discuss regulating online poker in the state, according to a report by Gambling Compliance.  Bonacic is the chairman of the Senate Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee. The hearing will include all potential stakeholders.  […]

Weekly Roundup August 14 2015

Weekly Roundup August 14 2015

Amaya Gaming Buys Fantasy Sports Site Amaya Gaming, parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, entered the fantasy sports business this week.  The acquired site is known as Victiv.  It will be rebranded as StarsDraft, referring to its powerful PokerStars name.  This will give the Stars brand access to legal online gambling in the […]

Weekly Roundup July 31 2015

Weekly Roundup July 31 2015

Full Tilt Makes Drastic Changes to Cash Games Full Tilt announced major changes to its cash games this week.  Players are no longer able to choose exact tables to sit at when looking for cash game action at Full Tilt.  Players choose the limit and the software automatically finds a table for that player.  The […]

Weekly Roundup July 24 2015

Weekly Roundup July 24 2015

Affactive Sites Close After Leaders Arrested The management of Affactive sites were arrested for involvement in a pump and dump stock scam this week. The allegations accuse Zvi Orenstein, Gery Shalon, and Joshua Samuel Aaron. The group allegedly sent spam emails in the hopes of getting investors to buy penny stocks. All sites related to […]

Weekly Roundup July 17 2015

Weekly Roundup July 17 2015

Bwin.Party Sold to 888 for $1.4 Billion 888 announced on Friday that it would acquire bwin.party for £898 million, equivalent to $1.4 billion.  The deal includes cash and equity.  Amaya Gaming, parent company of PokerStars, also bid on bwin.party but lost out to 888.  The acquisition gives 888 a near 100 percent market share in […]

Weekly Roundup July 3 2015

Weekly Roundup July 3 2015

Gatto Shelves Online Poker Bill California Assemblyman Mike Gatto shelved AB9, his bill that would regulate and legalize online poker in the state.  Gatto stated that he felt there was a lack of consensus, making it impossible to move forward with California online poker.  A committee hearing for the bill was canceled based on this […]

Weekly Roundup June 26 2015

Weekly Roundup June 26 2015

Seals With Clubs Chairman Returns to Nevada to Face Charges Bryan Micon, former chairman of the Bitcoin-only site Seals With Clubs, returned to Nevada to plead guilty to charges that he operated an unlicensed poker site in the state.  The charges were filed after Micon’s Las Vegas home was raided in February by gaming agents.  […]

Weekly Roundup June 19 2015

Weekly Roundup June 19 2015

Seals With Clubs Chairman to Fight Nevada Charges The Nevada Attorney General announced charges against Bryan Micon, Chairman of Seals With Clubs, earlier this year.  Micon was charged with operating an unlicensed online poker site in Nevada after a raid of his Las Vegas home.  Micon vowed to fight the charges, going so far as […]

Weekly Roundup June 5 2015

Weekly Roundup June 5 2015

Negative Ad Campaign Against PokerStars Stars in California The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians started a negative ad campaign against PokerStars in California this week.  The commercials are currently airing on radio stations in the state.  The advertisements take shots at the involvement of PokerStars in Black Friday and an insider trading probe.  It also […]

Weekly Roundup May 29 2015

Weekly Roundup May 29 2015

WSOP.com Reload Bonus WSOP.com is offering a 100% up to $1,000 reload bonus to players in Nevada and New Jersey. The bonus releases at a rate of $10 for every $10 in rake and tournament fees paid. This equals 20% rakeback. The offer is available between now and July 14. Players have 60 days to […]

Weekly Roundup May 22 2015

Weekly Roundup May 22 2015

Sportsbook.com End Poker Affiliate Program A site ending its affiliate program may not normally be news to players, but the situation at Commission Account is different.  The affiliate program that includes PlayersOnly, Sportsbook.com, and SuperBook, ended its affiliate program for poker players. Affiliate programs are typically scaled back when a site has financial difficulties.  These […]