Online poker site reports ddos attack

August 13, 2018

Recent posts on Twitter have indicated that Americas Cardroom was not the only online poker site attacked by DDoS hackers this week (see previous report). Very little detail is currently available but it appears that: On August 9 PartyPoker advised players: “Apologies for the technical difficulties, we are working to rectify, the site has been […]

Americas Cardroom under DDoS attack again

August 9, 2018

Americas Cardroom, in the past a frequent target for Distributed Denial of Service attacks (see previous reports), was targeted again this week by unknown parties, causing it to suspend an ongoing series of online tournaments. The attacks, which were successfully repulsed, took place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night, with cardroom management subsequently advising players: […]

Americas Cardroom debilitated by DDoS attacks

May 1, 2018

Americas Cardroom (ACR) on the Winning Poker Network is the victim of severe Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks which began the better part of this past week, the online poker site confirmed in an advisory. Since Wednesday, 25 April, customers have had intermittent success accessing the site at login, while many others have been […]

Americas Cardroom to invest $12 million in tournament series

November 6, 2017

Starting Sunday January 7 next year, Americas Cardroom on the Winning Poker Network will be offering 12 one million dollar guaranteed MT tournaments, a significant $12 million investment by the operator. Publicity material from the operator claims that the Sunday tournaments constitute the largest available to action-starved US players, with buy-ins of $265 and prizes […]

Americas Cardroom invests almost $7 million in new poker tournament

July 28, 2017

The US player-friendly online poker operator Americas Cardroom has added a million dollars to the guaranteed prizes for its Online Super Series poker tournament next month, offering guarantees of $6.7 million across 141 events running from August 13th to September 10th. The schedule includes three Main Events which carry not only big prize money, but […]

Americas cardroom brings back OSS Cub3d online tourney

April 4, 2017

Americas Cardroom has introduced the “next edition” of the OSS Cub3d online tournament series. The three back-to-back tournament series will run from April 9 to May 7, 2017, featuring around $5.7 million in guaranteed prize money and packages for the Punta Cana Poker Classic. The series, each featuring a Main Event, comprise the MOSS (Mini […]

High profile, high stakes poker players banned by online cardroom

February 28, 2017

The publication High Stakes Database reports that high-profile, high stakes poker players playboy Dan Bilzerian and hedge fund manager Bill Perkins were banned last weekend by online poker site Americas Cardroom for “blatant” multi-accounting whilst live streaming via Twitch. The HSDB report notes: “The blatant multi-accounting first came to light last month after Bilzerian streamed […]

Online poker operator hit by DDoS attack

September 14, 2015

The Americas Cardroom online poker operator was hit by a “pretty large” series of Distributed Denial of Service attacks by persons unknown Sunday, with the hackers demanding an undisclosed ransom in Bitcoins to stop swamping the servers with data. Although the attacks disrupted the company’s Million Dollar Sunday afternoon tournament, causing a loss estimated by […]

Desposit issues raised at online poker cardroom

April 14, 2015

The unidentified e-cash processor handling online poker operator Americas Cardroom business is probably a target following an incident this week in which a customer service rep allegedly told a customer to mislead his bank by declaring that a deposit was not for gambling, but for “sporting goods from China.” US-facing ACR was quick to deny […]

DDoS attack disrupts million dollar online poker tourney

December 15, 2014

Amid reports over the past two weeks of a growing number of suspected Distributed Denial of Service attacks on internet gambling sites (see previous  reports) the weekend saw a million dollar online poker tournament at Americas Cardroom cancelled due to a persistent assault on the servers by a person or persons unknown at present. The […]