Weekly Roundup March 7 2014
Most Merge Gaming Skins Leave Nevada
Sportsbook.ag, PlayersOnly, SuperBook, Aced and Carbon Poker notified all Nevada players this week telling them that their accounts had been closed. The company that manages the cashier for these companies decided not to do business in Nevada any longer. All players were forced to cashout immediately. This comes just a month after the same five sites decided to close accounts of all Delaware and New Jersey players.
The decision was likely based on the fact regulated online poker is already offered in Nevada through three sites. The decision was not network-wide though. Poker Host still accepts players from Nevada.
Juicy Stakes Returns to Nevada
Juicy Stakes stopped allowing Nevada players back in September. That decision has been reversed, according to Profrb.com. Juicy Stakes once again accepts players from Nevada.
Bovada Black Diamond Poker Tournament in Full Swing
We are about halfway through the Black Diamond Poker tournament series at Bovada. The Contender Series, with buyins starting at just $5, wraps up next week. The Championship Series will start on March 22.
Neteller Reenters U.S. Market
Neteller is now back in the U.S. online poker market after a six-year absence. Players in New Jersey may use the famous ewallet at four regulated sites; WSOP, Caesars, Harrah’s and 888. Visa and Mastercard may be used for deposits. Withdrawals are processed through a debit card that may be used at any retailer that accepts Discover or any ATM machine.
Ultimate Poker Partners with Northern Nevada Casino Company
Ultimate Poker has partnered with Peppermill, a Reno-based casino company. Peppermill also owns a casino and Sparks and three in West Wendover. The Ultimate Poker brand will still be used in these Northern Nevada casinos. The difference will be the use of Peppermill’s player database. Casino cage deposits and withdrawals will also be offered at these locations. Ultimate Poker is currently the second largest online poker site in Nevada.