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 are excluded, according to Profrb.com.
Intertops is the world’s oldest sports book. It took the first online sports bet in January 1996. It offers U.S. cashouts in one week or less through methods like Western Union, credit card refund, and check. There are no free cashouts at Intertops. All withdrawal options have a fee of at least $50.
The largest Bitcoin-only poker site in the world has closed its virtual doors. SealsWithClubs first went offline 10 days ago due to a security breach. This was one of several the site experienced during its life.
SealsWithClubs was unable to resolve the issue to its satisfaction. The board of directors decided to close the site and not risk future issues. All player funds are safe. Players are asked to withdraw their balances immediately. Cashout speeds of two to eight hours have been reported.
Carbon Poker Online Poker Series Concludes
The Carbon Poker Online Poker Series concludes this weekend. There are five tournaments Saturday and six on Sunday. The main event is a $215 tournament on Sunday with a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Winning Poker Network Million Dollar Tournament
The rescheduled $1 million guaranteed tournament will start at 3pm ET on Sunday. This tournament has a $540 buyin, but there are many satellites available throughout the weekend. The original event in December was cancelled due to a denial of service attack.
Caesars Drops Opposition to PokerStars
California regulated online poker may be shaping up. Caesars dropped its opposition to PokerStars. The company stated that it would no longer lobby for bad actor clauses in California or any other state that would automatically exclude PokerStars through legislation. It is believed that this is being done in an attempt to align the two powerful companies for a lobbying push in an attempt to block legislation being pushed by Sheldon Adelson.
Third California Online Poker Bill Filed
A third online poker bill has been filed in California. California Senator Isadore Hall and Assemblyman Adam Gray filed companion bills in the California Legislature. The bills were essentially blank, simply holding a place for a committee discussion. Both lawmakers are chairmen of their respective chamber’s Committee of Governmental Organization. This is the committee that handles all forms of gambling.
Fixed Limit Games Removed from WSOP.com
All fixed limit games at WSOP.com have been temporarily removed. This affects the Nevada and New Jersey sites. It also covers 888’s sites in New Jersey and Delaware. The international 888 online poker room is not affected by this situation.
WSOP and 888 state that a security issue was discovered in its fixed limit code. It must be rewritten and submitted to the appropriate testing departments and gaming commissions before it can be released back to the public. At this time, only No Limit Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha and Pot Limit Omaha High/Low are spread at these sites.