Weekly Roundup June 19 2015
Seals With Clubs Chairman to Fight Nevada Charges
The Nevada Attorney General announced charges against Bryan Micon, Chairman of Seals With Clubs, earlier this year. Micon was charged with operating an unlicensed online poker site in Nevada after a raid of his Las Vegas home. Micon vowed to fight the charges, going so far as to start a Go Fund Me campaign to raise legal funds.
Micon was believed to have relocated to Antigua after the raid. The island nation that is friendly to online gaming was the site of a You Tube video Micon published about the February 2015 raid.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Micon will return to Nevada to fight the charges. Micon will turn himself into authorities next week.
Micon is currently involved in SWCPoker. This is the new version of Seals With Clubs. Both sites only used Bitcoin for deposits and withdrawals.
Merge Gaming Continues to Struggle With Payments
Merge Gaming players now report waiting up to three months to receive cashout requests. Some players outside the U.S. report wait times of six to eight weeks. Some affiliates have two to three months of payments that have yet to be processed. For these reasons, Safest Poker Sites feels that Merge Gaming is no longer a safe option for online poker players.
PKR Closing French Skin
PKR will close its ring-fenced France site on July 22, according to a report by iGaming Business. The site has struggled to maintain a player pool in the high-tax regulated market. PokerScout reports that PKR.fr averages 24 players and peaked at 41 players on June 19, 2015. PKR will continue to operate its .com platform.