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The Impact of Offshore Operators on US Regulated Online Poker Markets
The Impact of Offshore Operators on US Regulated Online Poker Markets

Competition from offshore networks may have affected the early stages of US state regulated markets, but all the major US-facing offshore operators have reportedly withdrawn from those markets.


UK Online Poker: Full Tilt, Unibet Won't Cut Rewards, Carbon Withdraws
UK Online Poker: Full Tilt, Unibet Won’t Cut Rewards, Carbon Withdraws

Two major operators have indicated VIP programs will stay the same when the new UK licensing regime comes into effect next week.


Aced Poker to Close, Player Base to be Migrated to CarbonPoker
Aced Poker to Close, Player Base to be Migrated to CarbonPoker

Aced Poker closure will become effective July 1.


New Jersey Regulator Demands Removal of Affiliate Links to Unlicensed Online Poker Rooms
New Jersey Regulator Demands Removal of Affiliate Links to Unlicensed Online Poker Rooms

Six affiliate and rakeback websites have been threatened with fines.


The War on Winning Online Poker Players
The War on Winning Online Poker Players

Success of skill-based segregation policies trends toward transparency.


Merge Ends Network Split, Raises Tournament Guarantees--But Restricts Grinders
Merge Ends Network Split, Raises Tournament Guarantees—But Restricts Grinders

Following PokerHost departure, player pool desegregated on network—but high volume players report a new 4-max table cap and ejection from VIP program.


Bad Beat Jackpot Revival at Carbon Poker
Bad Beat Jackpot Revival at Carbon Poker

The new Jackpot will be funded directly by the operator with no player contributions required.


PokerHost Launches on Equity Poker Network
PokerHost Launches on Equity Poker Network

PokerHost officially made the move to the Equity Poker Network (EPN) on Tuesday leaving behind its former home at Merge…


PokerHost Leaves Merge for the Equity Poker Network
PokerHost Leaves Merge for the Equity Poker Network

Merge Gaming loses a skin which may take as much as 20% of the network’s cash game traffic when it leaves.


Merge Anonymizes Sit and Go Registration
Merge Anonymizes Sit and Go Registration

Screen names hidden in lobby as tournaments fill.


Aced and Carbon Poker Make Major MTT Changes
Aced and Carbon Poker Make Major MTT Changes

Late registration times have been reduced following player consultation—other changes aim to make Merge more competitive.


Unauthorized Messages on Merge Skin Promotes Bitcoin Scam
Unauthorized Messages on Merge Skin Promotes Bitcoin Scam

Messages sent out to players on PokerHost, a skin on the Merge Gaming Network, attempted to trick players into sending…