Weekly Roundup May 15 2015

Weekly Roundup May 15 2015

Carbon Poker Payouts Improve Slightly Carbon Poker has improved payouts to players. U.S. players are reporting cashouts processed during mid February during the past week. Withdrawals are running about 10 weeks to U.S. players. Bank wires are processed to players outside the U.S. These are available in about three weeks. Carbon Poker Drops Affiliate Program […]

Weekly Roundup May 8 2015

Weekly Roundup May 8 2015

Merge Gaming Cashout Speeds Improve More players are reporting withdrawals from Carbon Poker and other Merge Gaming sites.  Withdrawal speeds appear to be in the 8-10 week range, down from 10-12 weeks.  Affiliates are also reporting processed payments.  While this is great news, we still feel that more payments need to be made before we […]

Weekly Roundup May 1 2015

Weekly Roundup May 1 2015

Merge Gaming Drops Skrill Merge Gaming stopped processing withdrawals via Skrill.  This was the most popular and often only option for players outside North America.  Some players had been waiting up to one month for a withdrawal, only to receive an email notifying them that the withdrawal was canceled.  Players expecting Skrill withdrawals were only […]

Weekly Roundup April 24 2015

Weekly Roundup April 24 2015

Lock Poker Finally Closes After more than one year of accepting deposits from players and not paying anyone, Lock Poker finally closed its scam poker site. The poker and casino servers have been down for more than one week. The site stopped paying most players late in 2012.  For the next two and a half […]

Weekly Roundup April 17 2015

Weekly Roundup April 17 2015

Americas Cardroom CEO: Daily Fantasy Sites Unregulated Like Poker Sites Americas Cardroom CEO Phil Nagy published a post on the company blog comparing his business to the exploding daily fantasy sports industry.  According to Nagy, daily fantasy sites face the same problem that offshore poker rooms so.  They are not properly licensed and regulated. Pokerfuse […]

Weekly Roundup April 3 2015

Weekly Roundup April 3 2015

Lock Poker’s Last Payout More Than One Year Ago Lock Poker has not paid any player since April 2, 2014, as first reported by USPoker.com.  Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the Lock Poker scam’s last payout.  Remarkably, the deposit-only site continues to operate with the blessing of its regulator, Curacao eGaming.  The site […]

Weekly Roundup March 27 2015

Weekly Roundup March 27 2015

RAWA Subcommittee Hearing Involved No Experienced Specialists The House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing for the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) this week.  Noticeably absent were specialists involved in geolocation, player verification, or any gaming regulators.  The hearing consisted mostly of antigambling groups, although there were a couple […]

Weekly Roundup March 20 2015

Weekly Roundup March 20 2015

More Funds Released in Full Tilt Poker Fraud About 3,500 more former Full Tilt Poker players were paid this week.  The Garden City Group disbursed $2.8 million in previously disputed amounts, according to the Full Tilt Poker Claims website.  This brings the total amount paid to victims of the Full Tilt Poker fraud to about […]

Weekly Roundup March 6 2015

Weekly Roundup March 6 2015

Second Pennsylvania Online Poker Bill Released Pennsylvania appears to be on course to become the next state to legalize and regulate online poker.  State Representative Nick Miccarelli introduced a second online poker bill.  This one had two distinct differences from the one we reported on in last week’s Weekly Roundup. Miccarelli’s bill only includes poker.  […]

Weekly Roundup February 27 2015

Weekly Roundup February 27 2015

SealWithClubs Reopens Under New Brand The Bitcoin-only online poker SealsWithClubs ceased operations last week after being offline for 10 days. Chairman Bryan Micon created a You Tube video explaining the situation. In the video, Micon states that the Nevada Gaming Control Board raided his Las Vegas home early in the morning of February 11, 2015. […]

Weekly Roundup February 20 2015

Weekly Roundup February 20 2015

Intertops Now Accepts New U.S. Players Intertops stopped accepting new U.S. players shortly after Black Friday. Its existing base of American players was allowed to stay in the site. Now, most U.S. players may also join the site. Players in 43 states are welcome. Louisiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Missouri, and Washington players […]

Weekly Roundup February 13 2015

Weekly Roundup February 13 2015

Bovada Poker Moves to Fourth Place in World Bovada is now the fourth largest online poker network in the world, according to PokerScout.  It is now three times larger than the second largest U.S.-facing network, Merge Gaming.  Bovada is averaging 1,900 players at any given time.  It peaks around 4,000 players. Bovada’s traffic is up […]

Weekly Roundup February 6 2015

Weekly Roundup February 6 2015

Restore the Wire Act Reintroduced Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has reintroduced the Restoration of America’s Wire Act.  The bill would destroy the existing regulated online poker and casino industry in the U.S.  This same bill failed to pass in the previous Congress, even with a late push to attach it to must-pass legislation in December […]

Weekly Roundup January 30 2015

Weekly Roundup January 30 2015

WSOP Changes Main Event Payouts The World Series of Poker announced last month that it would guarantee a $10 million first prize.  Many players voiced displeasure towards this, stating that a flatter payout would be better for the poker economy.  The World Series of Poker management took the feedback well and returned with a new […]

Weekly Roundup January 23 2015

Weekly Roundup January 23 2015

New California Online Poker Bill Introduced Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer introduced AB 167 this week in California.  The bill would legalize and regulated online poker.  It has some differences from AB 9, previously introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto. AB 167 would allow racetracks to participate in California online poker, in addition to the card clubs and […]