According to a recent report on several media outlets, including CalvinAyre.com, four online poker sites on the Revolution Network will be moving to Juicy Stakes Poker on September 27th, 2012. Juicy Stakes is a poker skin of Revolution Gaming and the transition should be complete by tomorrow.
USA customers of Cake Poker, Fugu Poker, Colt Poker and Hilife Poker will now be playing on Juicy Stakes Poker. This change will mark the second time in just five months that Cake Poker has moved to a different network, however this is the first time the change involves United States customers. The Cake Poker Network was purchased by Lock Poker a few months ago and they rebranded the network to the Revolution network.
The article at Calvin Ayre’s website was created by Ed Drake and the article discusses the decision for the move as well as stating that the move seems to be quite strange due to the origin as well as the destination sites of Cake players. Drake wrote: “Typically, when a gambling operator wants to transition American players to another site, it’s to help insulate the larger entity and of course protect the players from unnecessary seizures of their money if the US government turns their eyes to the particular website.”
Drake further points out that Cake Poker is an EU site and should be untouchable by the US DOJ. So why would the poker network want to move the US players from a ‘safe’ site to the Juicy Stakes Poker option, especially since the site is a Dot com and not a dot eu site. Revolution has not released an official statement on the subject and it seems as though the affected poker rooms have yet to make the announcement as well.
It will be interesting to see how this story progresses. We will continue to monitor the situation and report any findings as they happen.
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