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Merge Poker Network Cashouts Now Down to Two Weeks

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Aug/17/2011
Merge Poker Network

With talk that the Merge Poker Network is about to re-enter the US market any day now, players have reported average cashouts of approximately two weeks.

On April 15, three of the largest US-facing online poker rooms were forced to exit the market after executives were charged with money laundering and bank fraud in connection with misrepresentation of gambling funds as dog food and golf balls.  As a result, the Merge Network and its few dozen “skins” suddenly found themselves the largest online poker company catering to US citizens.  Traffic more than doubled while Merge scrambled to locate new payment processing.  On June 1 a decision was made to temporarily leave the US market in an effort to increase staffing and develop improved eCom processing.  Payouts were backlogged at some sites for up to 6 weeks.

Those requesting payouts the last week in July report receipt after just two weeks, which has become the industry norm.

The biggest of Merge’s poker skins, the Sportsbook.com Group, began accepting new US customers last week.  Merge would become the biggest US-facing online poker room once it is fully integrated into the market.

Countless numbers of emails have been coming to G911.co inquiring when its sponsor, Lock Poker (a Merge skin), will begin allowing new US customers.  The Gambling911.com website has been directing these players to the Lock Online Casino, which operates separately from the poker client and does continue to accept new US customers.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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