The big news (besides what is happening at the World Series of Poker) this week is Nevada’s progress into the world of online poker. Read on for the latest scoop on who is being licensed, tested and approved. One of Lock Poker affiliates is not happy and speaking out, see how badly CEO Jennifer Larson handles it. Need help figuring out if your opponent is bluffing? There is an App for that!
Nevada’s Latest Online Poker News
As we previously reported in The Inside Shuffle last week Nevada Gaming Officials approved and granted the nation's first set of interactive gambling licenses to rival slot machine manufacturers International Game Technology (IGT) and Bally Technologies Inc.
In 2011, Nevada Lawmakers approved Assembly Bill 279, which Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law in January 2012, legalizing intrastate online poker. Since Nevada is the first state to allow interactive gaming and the first state to adopt regulations for online gaming, the Gaming Commission has been very busy.
The Commission is currently reviewing close to 30 applications for gambling licenses, which is good news for Bally’s and IGT, who are waiting for individual casino operators to be licensed. Read more at the Nevada Appeal.
Lab Tests Underway for Online Poker in Nevada
In more online poker news from Nevada: Governor Brian Sandoval said, “I'm determined that Nevada maintain its position as leader of gaming in the world,” which is why he supported online poker. It could also have something to do with live poker revenue being down 20% in NV.
Whatever the reason, online poker is coming, and interested parties are getting ready for interstate poker in Nevada. One such company is Gaming Laboratories, a lab that has completed more than 1.6 million gaming certifications globally in the past 20 years. The company will be testing the internet poker applications for NV to see if they pass Gaming Commission regulations. Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Are they Bluffing? Find Out with the BluffCam App
Do you have a problem holding or folding? Bad at reading tells? Then maybe the new BluffCam App is for you.
This may prove there really is an APP for almost everything. Poker players can now get BluffCam, a new $0.99 app that reads heart rates through your iPhone 4 and 4S, 4th generation iPod Touch, and iPad 2.
Picking the perfect testing ground, WowWee Inc., has launched their new App at the World Series of Poker.
Billed as the App that “teaches you how to manage your heart rate and keep that perfect poker face while under pressure,” it also has a practical side; the VitalSigns Camera enables you to send your heart rate to your doctor. Read all about it at PokerNews.com.
Lock Poker Stiffs Poker Affiliate
The Microgaming Poker Network and Revolution Gaming who owns Lock Poker have been under heavy fire lately. The 5050Poker Room wants to liquidate and distance itself from Microgaming, and a Poker Affiliate Listings member has a beef with Lock Poker.
Not only is Revolution accused of screwing up their affiliates payments, but Poker Affiliate Listings senior member ‘Stillshadow’ posted on forums that they have been taking a bad beat. Saddled with charge backs and other expenses far exceeding any income they are due to receive from Lock Poker, Stillshadow voiced his anger publicly.
In response, Revolution CEO Jennifer Larson shot off an email informing Stillshadow that her company was severing ties with the affiliate, due to Stillshadow’s public protest.
Read the report from CalvinAyre.com.