Weekly Roundup June 27 2014
New Jersey Considering PokerStars iGaming Application
Even though the deal is still months from closing, Amaya Gaming has wasted no time in getting the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to reconsider the PokerStars iGaming application. It has been on hold since December when New Jersey regulators suspended the application for two years. Exceptions that would cause the licensing application to be reconsidered are a change of ownership or a settlement of the pending legal action. A sale appears to satisfy these requirements. PokerStars hopes to launch with Resorts, its Atlantic City partner, by the end of the year.
Ultimate Poker Updates Software and Adds More Deposit Options
Ultimate Poker updates its Nevada software this week. The main feature added is wifi positioning for geolocation. New deposit options were added. These include the Sightline prepaid debit card and cash deposit and withdrawal locations in northern Nevada, including Peppermill in Reno and four other locations. Las Vegas will add another Ultimate Poker cash deposit and withdrawal option when El Cortez launches the service on July 1.
Showboat Atlantic City to Close
Showboat in Atlantic City announced that it will close on August 31, 2014. That would make it the second Atlantic City casino to close this year. Revel has stated it will close this year if it does not find a buyer. The Showboat closure will leave 10 casinos in the struggling casino market.
Aced Poker to Close
Aced Poker will cease operations on July 1. Players will be automatically moved to sister site Carbon Poker. We highly recommend players spend any VIP points before July 1 as previous closures on the Merge Gaming Network have seen players lose these during the transition.