Weekly Roundup January 16 2015

Weekly Roundup January 16 2015

Mississippi Online Gaming Bill Introduced Mississippi Representative Bobby Moak has introduced an online poker bill in the state for a fourth year in a row.  The bill would allow the state’s gaming commission to regulate online poker and casino games.  It includes penalties for unlicensed sites and even players that give them action. Players would […]

Weekly Roundup January 9 2015

Weekly Roundup January 9 2015

PokerStars Reverses Rake Increase on Most Games PokerStars raised the rake on numerous cash games and tournaments in November.  It was met with a large backlash from players.  It only took PokerStars two months to realize its error.  It rolled back all of the new rake increases except for Spin & Go tournaments.  The changes […]

Weekly Roundup December 26 2014

Weekly Roundup December 26 2014

The week of Christmas is always slow for online poker news.  However, it is a great week for online poker promotions.  Many sites that accept U.S. players are offering reload bonuses during the holiday season.  This is typically the slowest time of the year and site operators use incentives to draw action. Intertops Reload Bonus […]

Weekly Roundup December 19 2014

Weekly Roundup December 19 2014

Denial of Service Attacks Affect Offshore Sites The Winning Poker Network, Equity Poker Network and Merge Gaming have been the victim of multiple “Denial of Service” attacks over the past few weeks. This is where unnecessary data is sent to a server in an attempt to overload it.  This prevents legitimate requests from being processed. […]

Weekly Roundup December 5 2014

Weekly Roundup December 5 2014

Betfair Closes New Jersey Poker Site Betfair closed its poker site in New Jersey on December 1.  It was the second New Jersey online poker room to close.  Ultimate Poker walked away from the New Jersey market on October 5.  Betfair had literally zero players.  Its rake in October – the last month of available […]

Weekly Roundup November 21 2014

Weekly Roundup November 21 2014

Ultimate Poker Ceases Operations Ultimate Poker closed its Nevada operations on Monday, November 17 at noon.  It announced the planned closure on Friday, November 14.  The closure was not without controversy.  Ultimate Poker converted all freeroll tournament tickets into $.11 cash for each issued, far below the actual value of the entries.  The site also […]

Weekly Roundup November 14 2014

Weekly Roundup November 14 2014

Ultimate Poker Ceases Operations Ultimate Poker announced Friday that it would cease operations on November 17, 2014 at noon.  The site was the second largest Nevada regulated poker room out of three, averaging about 60 players, according to PokerScout. Ultimate Poker struggled due to its poor software that was developed in house.  Most regulated U.S. […]

Weekly Roundup November 7 2014

Weekly Roundup November 7 2014

Pala Interactive Partners with Borgata Pala Interactive has partnered with Borgata to offer gaming software in the regulated New Jersey poker and casino market.  It is unknown what the product or brand name is that will be used, however, there are some concerns in the online gaming community about the company that is entering the […]

Weekly Roundup October 31 2014

Weekly Roundup October 31 2014

PokerStars Changes Draws Anger from Players PokerStars has made several changes that have drawn the ire of its player base.  It rolled out Spin & Go three-handed sit and gos that took traffic away from cash games and traditional sit and gos.  It also took skill away as an element of the game as the […]

Weekly Roundup October 17 2014

Weekly Roundup October 17 2014

New Jersey Regulated iGaming Drops in September New Jersey’s regulated online poker and casino market dropped in September from the previous month.  Internet revenue came in at $10.24 million, down 2.8 percent from August.  Atlantic City casinos posted a 12.8 percent loss compared to September 2013. These drops may both be attributed to the closure […]

Weekly Roundup October 10 2014

Weekly Roundup October 10 2014

PokerStars Spin & Go Tournaments Drawing Criticism PokerStars rolled out a lottery sit and go format that has drawn the ire of serious players.  These Spin & Go tournaments have just three players.  There is a random drawing for the first prize, which can run anywhere from double to 1,000 times the buyin.  The chances […]

Weekly Roundup October 3 2014

Weekly Roundup October 3 2014

Betfair New Jersey Moves to Caesars Entertainment License Betfair New Jersey has joined forces with Caesars Entertainment in New Jersey.  Betfair was in need of a new partner after Trump Plaza closed in September.  Betfair will operate under a six month waiver issued by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement while it tries to […]

Weekly Roundup September 26 2014

Weekly Roundup September 26 2014

More Full Tilt Poker Payments Made this Week The Garden City Group processed another $1.8 million in payments this week.  This was divided among about 600 petitioners.  Full information may be found at Fulltiltpokerclaims.com. Ladbrokes Leaves Canada Ladbrokes is a brick and mortar gaming operator in the UK that operates a top tier iPoker skin.  […]

Weekly Roundup September 19 2014

Weekly Roundup September 19 2014

Ultimate Gaming Leaving New Jersey The biggest news of the week hit late Friday when Ultimate Gaming announced that it was leaving the New Jersey regulated online gaming market.  The company blamed Trump Entertainment, its Atlantic City partner, for the decision.  Ultimate Gaming is owed $1.5 million by Trump Entertainment, according to a bankruptcy court […]

Weekly Roundup September 12 2014

Weekly Roundup September 12 2014

More Full Tilt Poker Remission Payments Coming The Garden City Group announced that 600 more players will receive payments from the Full Tilt Poker fraud fund.  The amount totals about $2 million.  These players can expect to be paid by the end of September.  The window for filing a Full Tilt Poker claim closed last […]