Weekly Roundup March 24 2017

Weekly Roundup March 24 2017

Australian Senate Bans Online Poker

The Australian Senate voted to ban online poker this week.  The bill moves to the House of Representatives where it is expected to pass.  The move would amend existing online gambling regulations to outlaw all forms of online poker no matter where the site is actually operated.  Current law only forbids companies located within Australia from offering online poker.  888 left the Australian market earlier this year in anticipation of the move.  Other companies are waiting until the bill becomes law.

A ban on live sports wagering is included in this bill.  The belief is that the this type of action may affect the outcome of games.  Live betting is currently legal over the phone.

Ignition Casino Black Diamond Poker Open

The Black Diamond Poker Open is in full swing at Ignition Casino and all other skins on the PaiWangLuo Network, formerly referred to as Bodog Poker.  The event runs through April 10.  Games include a variety of No Limit Hold’em, Fixed Limit Hold’em, Omaha and Omaha High/Low.  There are a total of 140 events in the Black Diamond Poker Open.  Ignition Poker is the largest poker site that accepts U.S. players.

U.S. Reload Bonuses

Americas Cardroom, Black Chip Poker and True Poker are offering a reload bonus this weekend.  Players receive a 50% up to $500 bonus.  It is cleared at a rate of $5 for every $21.81 in tournament fees or contributed rake paid.  Players have until March 31 to claim the bonus.  The bonus code is MADMARCH Players have 30 days to clear the bonus.

Juicy Stakes is offering a reload bonus this weekend for slot players.  Depositors will receive a 35% cash bonus on any deposit that is completely lost.  Deposits must be made by March 26, 2017.  Players have 48 hours to claim the bonus from a depleted deposit.  The maximum cash back is $250.  The bonus must be wagered 10 times to withdraw.