Weekly Roundup April 7 2017
Server Issues Affect Winning Poker Network
It was a tough week for the Winning Poker Network. It was not long after the network became the largest U.S.-facing online poker platform that players started experiencing disconnects. Sit and gos and tournaments were repeatedly canceled. Winning Poker management moved the games to a different server earlier this week. That’s when the site started receiving DDoS attacks, meaning its server was flooded with rogue requests that bogged it down. These are usually associated with a ransom demand.
Winning Poker moved to its third server in a week to stop the attacks. It appears that this solved the issue.
Winning Poker experienced cashout problems last month. It seems those are also resolved. Players are getting paid in a timely manner. There is still some concern among affiliates about late payments.
PokerHost Adds Bitcoin Transactions
PokerHost became one of the last U.S. poker sites to accept Bitcoin as a deposit and withdrawal option. Players may deposit or withdraw up to $20,000 per transaction. There are no fees for using Bitcoin at Pokerhost. This leaves Juicy Stakes as the only major U.S. offshore poker site that does not use Bitcoin in its cashier.
Pokerhost is a member of the Winning Poker Network. It was previously on Merge Gaming and Equity Poker.
BetOnline Launches Mobile Poker App
BetOnline now offers a poker app. It includes all cash games, sit and gos and tournaments. Players may choose between Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Omaha High/Low. The app is compatible with Android devices. This is in addition to the standard Windows and Mac platforms available on traditional computers. Android app users qualify for the standard 200% up to $2,000 first deposit bonus and all other promotions.