Online Poker Peak Player Numbers

I’ve been tracking the numbers of the online poker rooms ever since Neteller bolted on the US. Below is a graph of the peak cash game player numbers from Jan 1 – Pres. Of interesting note is that all US facing poker rooms have a negative slope. Source PokerSiteScout Stars seems to be bumping around […]

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What a Difference a Few Payment Processors Make

As we’ve seen more and more poker rooms that formerly proclaimed their defiant intentions to service US customers succumb to cash flow and other pressures it has become obvious some folks got a bad read on the US government. They expected the DOJ to weakly enforce the UIGEA and held out hope that it would […]

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Doyle’s Room Exits US Market. Wait, They’re Staying. No, They’re Gone.

In a strange series of communications from Doyle’s Room the final word appears to be that they are exiting the US market. First they said they were leaving the US market. That came from several rumor sources and then was later confirmed by a statement from their PR firm. Then the word came that the […]

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PokerBandits.ca Closing a Hoax

From their site: Hoax: A Necessary Evil We apologize to all for any inconvenience that may have resulted by our recent hoax, however we found it necessary to perpetuate given the current state of online poker in the United States. We believe a much needed scrutiny is required of the recently passed Internet Gambling Enforcement […]

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Cashout From TonyG Poker = Send Your Money to TonyG

I’m not sure whether to applaud or ridicule this but because Neteller has been shut off from US players and they have no other way to get player’s back their money, they are recommending that in order to get your money off the site is to transfer it to Tony G who will transfer you […]

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Doyle Brunson Rumor Bogus – Gambling911 Not To Be Trusted

Gambling911 claims to have exposed the rumor of Doyle getting popped to be just that . . . a rumor. However, if you ever happen to chat with Christopher Costigan just know that even if you tell him something off the record it doesn’t mean he won’t print it anyway. “As far as we know, […]

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Doyle Brunson Arrested?

Okay, I’ve seen this reported as a rumor in several places and PokerProf has said he’s heard rumblings too. So far, it’s been reported on PokerNetwork and NeverWin. Just posted over at 2+2 but that post references the NeverWin news item. There aren’t many details but the rumor is that Doyle was arrested on unknown […]

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Pokerbandits.ca

As reported by the PokerGeek, Pokerbandits.ca got PWND by the US and Canadian governments for helping Americans hook up with Canadian identities to get around funding of online poker accounts. As Chris points out, a whois on the domain produces the following: [whois.cira.ca] Status: EXIST Registrar: Namespro Solutions Inc. Registrar-no: 817195 Registrant-no: 1670047 Domaine-no: 1670047 […]

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More Bad News For Online Gaming: In the DOJ’s Crosshairs?

Interesting article up at Fox News that seems to make for chilling reading if you’re a fan of online gaming. But that’s not the case anymore. In March 2006, President Bush signed the reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act. Included in that bill was a provision allowing interim U.S. attorneys appointed by the president to serve […]

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Former Senator Al D’amato Pitching Online Poker?

I’ve been hearing some buzz about a heavy-hitter coming to the aid of online poker and from what I can tell PokerHelper may be the first to actually name him as former US Senator Al D’amato from NY. D’amato has spent 18 years in Congress as a US Senator as a Republican and since 1998 […]

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NETeller says U.S. authorities seized funds

What was once considered paranoid speculation is now fact. NETELLER Works to Return Funds to US Customers After US Withdrawal 8 February 2007 – NETELLER Plc (LSE: NLR), the leading global independent online money transfer business, today issued the following update with regard to its US business and criminal charges against two of its founders. […]

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More Troubles In Online Poker Land

Looks like the folks who cut paper checks for PokerStars, Chexx Inc, are getting out of the online gaming business this week. That will add yet another online poker site who has very limited ways to process cashout requests. While Stars is probably in a better situtation to replace their paper check processor than other […]

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False Alarm: No Boycott

After giving it a great deal of thought, I’ve decided not to support the boycott of online poker sites that I recently recommended. I’ve come to the conclusion that the US facing poker sites have no desire to see online gaming become legal in the US. In fact, not only do they not wish for […]

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More Jan Traffic Numbers

Looks like numbers have begun to stabalize a bit for Tilt and Stars though that stablization has been in just the last week so it’s difficult to say if this level holds, is a temporary pause on a continued decline, or a floor from which they’ll bounce off of. The early Jan numbers from Stars […]

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Boycott Online Poker

When I first read Full Shill Poker’s post suggesting a boycott of online poker rooms I thought it was the stupidest thing I read in the last week (sorry, no lifetime achievment award here). Then I started to think about it and it may make sense. In fact it may be brilliant. One of my […]

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