In the run up to the end of the year when it is hoped the first us facing online poker sites will get a clean bill of health for licensing, there have been a few setbacks in Nevada.
South Point Poker had planned for its real money online poker launching this coming week, buy a setback has hit them and a delay with the tests to see if they will be suitable for licensing could push the Nevada Online Poker launch back as far as December.
Very rigorous testing is in progress and is taking a lot longer than was expected because of slow communication issues with the Nevada Gaming Commission.
For quite some time the South Point Poker team have been running free to play tables for USA located players which has enabled them to build up a years worth of data and a large database of players.
The setback is not ideal but with the way the USA banned online poker and online casino a few years ago, the online poker and online casino company’s are prepared for a few delays.
Due to players logging on and expecting to be able to play online poker for real money in Nevada it is reported that just for the short time it takes to get the licensing, the free play version of the online poker site has been closed down.
Sportingbet didn’t favor the terms for acquisition by William Hill not so long ago but it seems that the Gibraltar based Gambling Cmpany has hit a home run this time and maybe this time the acquisition of Sportingbet looks more promising.
The Sportingbet – William Hill talks were apparently only in the very early stages and there was no promise of a solid deal early on.
Sportingbet has history going back to 1997 as one of the first to enter the online gambling world and with 700`000 across 26 country’s it surely is a pretty big player.
William Hill is one of the premier brands in the UK for sports betting and tote betting but has managed to shake off its old crusty betting shop image by creating a superb online presence.
Payoneer has long been just with Choice Bank in Belize but news is coming through that they are soon to locate in Gibraltar and start offering card to Europeans from Gib instead of Belize.
Payoneer have hand picked a high quality group to head up the Gibraltar team including the world famous ex police officer Mark Taylor as Money Laundering Reporting Officer.
The Gibraltar financial regulator approved the move sometime around the middle of 2012 to smooth the free entry of the Payoneer move to the EU marketplace.
Payoneer will keep its Research and Development tea in Tel Aviv, Israel which is also the base for many of the Marketing departments of the Online Casino in Gibraltar.
It is a private company with Greylock Partners, Crossbar Capital and Carmel Ventures but is known more for their ability to swiftly process payments for Affiliates, Freelance workers and Paying Staff.