Weekly Roundup December 20 2013

Weekly Roundup December 20 2013

LiveAce Ceases Operations

Troubled subscription site LiveAce closed without notice on Thursday.  The site placed a notice to players on Friday stating that the company had suspended operations.  The company blamed a lack of subscribers for its demise.

Subscribers paid $19.99 per month to receive daily reloads of chips.  These players will receive a refund of all prepaid fees.  Players that bought chips still in an account will also receive a refund.  Any player that had a cash balance has until March 1st to request a check or Dwolla payment.

Players received cash by bidding in auctions.  The price was the number of chips a player was willing to part with for $1.  Auctions stopped running earlier in the week.

Read more information at the LiveAce review.

Atlantic Club to Close

The Atlantic Club casino in Atlantic City will close its doors on January 13th, according to a report by Associated Press.  The troubled property was unable to secure a buyer willing to keep the doors open.  Caesars Entertainment will acquire the real estate, buildings and non-gaming equipment for $15 million.  Tropicana Entertainment will acquire about 1,700 gaming devices, including slot machines, video poker machines and tables.  There are no future plans for the property.

SealswithClubs Passwords Compromised

SealswithClubs is requiring its players to reset passwords after its database was comprised.  The data center that allowed this leak is no longer connected to SealswithClubs.  The Bitcoin poker site has rolled out additional security in an attempt to prevent future issues.

Interpoker Restricts Canada Market

Interpoker and sister site Intercasino have stopped accepting new players and deposits from Canadian players.  Existing players will be able to stay at Interpoker and Intercasino as long as there is a balance.  Interpoker is a member of the iPoker Network.

This may be related to the news last week that Skrill will leave the Canadian market on January 2nd.  Skrill is the most popular ewallet among Canadian players.