Weekly Roundup October 21 2016

weekly poker roundup

Full Flush Poker Still Offline

Full Flush Poker is still offline.  Site management is not communicating with players.  The site’s live support system has been offline for a week. Our attempt to contact Full Flush Poker support by email was unsuccessful.

It is our opinion that Full Flush Poker is not ever going to return and player funds are lost.  The company is doing nothing to demonstrate players should have any hope.  Full Flush Poker closed on September 30.

Phil Ivey Loses Borgata Lawsuit

A federal judge ruled against Phil Ivey in the edge sorting lawsuit involving baccarat session at Borgata in Atlantic City.  The judge ruled that Ivey breached the contract related to the game through gaming regulations.  The judge did not deem the actions fraudulent.

William Hill Ends Merger Discussions with Amaya Gaming

William Hill ended its merger talks with Amaya Gaming this week.  William Hill broke off the talks after Parvus Asset Management, the company’s largest shareholder, objected to the plan.  Amaya Gaming has seen its fortunes fall after its former CEO was accused of insider trading related to the PokerStars acquisition.  Amaya angered players after drastically altering the portion of its VIP program that aimed at high raking players.

Senator Reid Won’t Push RAWA During Lame Duck

Senator Harry Reid told Gambling Compliance this week that he would not work to attach the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) to any legislation during the lame duck session.  This was a concern in 2014 after the midterm elections.  RAWA would ban most forms of online gambling that are legal at the state level including online poker and casino games.

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