Weekly Roundup September 19 2014
Ultimate Gaming Leaving New Jersey
The biggest news of the week hit late Friday when Ultimate Gaming announced that it was leaving the New Jersey regulated online gaming market. The company blamed Trump Entertainment, its Atlantic City partner, for the decision. Ultimate Gaming is owed $1.5 million by Trump Entertainment, according to a bankruptcy court filing in Delaware. No official date for the closure has been announced.
Ultimate Gaming has already stopped accepting deposits in New Jersey. It does not have any tournaments scheduled after Saturday, September 20. Players in New Jersey that have U$ saved should spend them immediately. These may be used in sit and gos, tournaments and slots in UCasino.
The decision does not affect Nevada operations. It is still business as usual at Ultimate Poker in the state.
WSOP.com First Anniversary in Nevada
The news is much better out of WSOP.com in Nevada. The site is celebrating its first year in business. It is offering several promotions to Nevada players during this time.
There is a 100% up to $400 reload bonus. It clears at a rate of 20% rakeback. It is released in $10 increments. Players will earn double APPs between now and September 27. This Sunday’s main event tournament will have a $25,000 prize pool, as opposed to the usual $15,000.
WSOP.com is the largest online poker site in Nevada.
Trump Plaza Closed September 16
Atlantic City saw its fourth casino closure this year when Trump Plaza closed on Tuesday. Betfair, Trump Plaza’s interactive partner, is still open for now. It currently operates under a temporary order that is valid at least until Trump Plaza relinquishes its New Jersey gaming license.