Weekly Roundup May 9 2014
Ultimate Poker Nevada Upgrade
Ultimate Poker upgraded its software platform in Nevada. The update adds wait lists, the number one missing feature request. Players may also now auto top-off and reload at tables to keep a consistent chip stack. An Omaha tab has been added to the cash game lobby. This helps clean up the list of available games. There is no Omaha tab for sit and gos or tournaments. These need to be filtered by choosing the pot limit tab in these lobbies.
Pennsylvania iGaming Study Released
An iGaming study was released in Pennsylvania. It appears to be positive for proponents. One of the key points was that online gambling would be a positive for the existing Pennsylvania brick and mortar industry, which ranks number two in the U.S, in terms of gaming win and number in taxes generated. The idea of a 20 percent tax on poker and 60 percent on casino games was suggested. The full report may be found here.
New York Online Poker Bill Introduced in Assembly
The New York Assembly now has an online poker bill. It is A 9509 and is a companion bill to S 6913. The bill would allow for online poker in New York, but would still restrict casino games banked by the house. The Committee on Racing and Wagering has received a copy of the bill. No hearing date has been set.
Dewey Tomko Op-Ed a Hoax?
The oddest story this week involved Poker Hall of Fame member Dewey Tomko. According to a phone call reported by Nolan Dalla, Tomko denies participating in any editorial published by the Press of Atlantic City. The op-ed from March 2014 was subsequently pulled from the newspaper’s website.