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 finds new victims daily that help keep the door open.  Help get the word out that Lock Poker is the biggest fraud in the online poker industry since Absolute Poker.

Carbon Poker Payouts Return

We reported last week that Carbon Poker was struggling with its payment processing to U.S. players.  Several players reported processed payments on March 30.  This brought hope that the system was simply overwhelmed from the Super Bowl and March Madness.  Current payout times are 6-8 weeks.  We will continue to keep an eye on Carbon Poker withdrawals to make sure they continue.

Carbon Poker Bonus Changes

Carbon Poker changed its first deposit bonus this week.  It went from 200% up to $1,000 to 100% up to $1,000.  As Profrb.com points out, the terms got even worse.  The rakeback percent went from 7% to 5%.  It now releases in $20 increments instead of $10, meaning a player will need to rake $400 to get $20 in bonus.  The time to clear the bonus was cut from 90 to 60 days.  We can safely declare the Carbon Poker first deposit bonus to be the worst in the entire industry.

PPA Starts Whitehouse.gov Petition

Rich Muny of the Poker Players alliance created a petition at Whitehouse.gov encouraging President Obama to veta the Restoration of America’s Wire Act should it pass Congress.  The petition needs 100,000 to receive a response.  It has 2,346 at the time we went to press.  The petition has closed.

PokerStars Hoping to Launch in New Jersey This Fall

Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov told investors this week that his company is hopeful that it will launch in the New Jersey regulated market this fall.  Other items discussed during the conference call with investors included the launch of sports betting at PokerStars and its entry into the daily fantasy sports business in the U.S.  Read more about this call at Pokerfuse.

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