Weekly Roundup March 11 2016

Weekly Roundup March 11 2016

PokerStars New Jersey Launching Next Week PokerStars New Jersey announced its schedule for the beta and testing period.  The site will operate from 4pm to midnight on March 16 and 17.  It will then reopen at 8am on March 18 and remain open permanently.  This schedule is dependent on on the stability of the site […]

Weekly Roundup February 26 2016

Weekly Roundup February 26 2016

PokerStars Announces New Jersey Launch Date PokerStars New Jersey announced that it will launch on March 21.  Players that had an account on the .com site before Black Friday can log in with the old username and password.  New players can complete the new account creation process in a couple of minutes. PokerStars will offer […]

Weekly Roundup February 19 2016

Weekly Roundup February 19 2016

Western Union Says Federal Government Probing Company Western Union stated in a company filing this week that the federal government is probing whether it was known that illegal gambling companies were using its service. Costa Rica, Panama, Peru and the Dominican Republic were among the countries involved in these transactions, according to the Denver Post.  […]

Weekly Roundup February 12 2016

Weekly Roundup February 12 2016

Partypoker Dumps Withdrawal Fees Partypoker announced this week that it would end withdrawal fees on ewallet withdrawals effective immediately.  All Neteller, Skrill and Webmoney cashouts will be processed without Partypoker taking a cut.  The decision was made based on player feedback.  This is part of its “Poker for the People” campaign. Partypoker Reenters Gray Markets […]

Partypoker Ends eWallet Withdrawal Fees

Partypoker Ends eWallet Withdrawal Fees

Partypoker announced today that it reversed a 2013 decision to charge for withdrawals to ewallets.  Effective immediately, payouts to Neteller, Skrill and Webmoney will carry no fee.  All cashouts from partypoker are now free. The concept of charging a fee to withdraw from partypoker drew the ire of professional players at the time.  It was […]

Weekly Roundup February 5 2016

Weekly Roundup February 5 2016

Euro Club Poker Bans UK Players Last week, we first reported that Win Cake shuttered.  Players in the UK were moved to Euro Club Poker.  All other players were moved to Juicy Stakes, which is not licensed in the UK. Euro Club Poker banned all UK players this week without explanation.  The site appears to […]

Win Cake Folds, Players Offered Bailout

Win Cake Folds, Players Offered Bailout

January 28, 2016 – John Mehaffey Win Cake shuttered its gaming site this week. This includes its online poker room, casino games and sports book. A bailout plan was emailed to players once this decision was made. UK players’ balances and promotional accounts were moved to Euro Club Poker. Accounts in other countries were transferred […]

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 […]