Founder of Eye On Gambling Found Dead In Home
13 April 2010
Play the organ softly and lower the flags to half mast. For the second time in less than 12 months, the online gaming community is mourning the loss of one of its own. On Saturday morning, the police in Chesapeake, VA found Kenneth Weitzner, and his wife Jackie, dead in their home. The police have not released details of the scene nor have they given a cause of death.
Rumor control has it that they passed away sometime either late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.
Kenneth Weitzner was the founder of Eye On Gambling (EOG), which he founded in 2005. He had earlier founded ThePrescription.com in 1997. The name was later known as therx.com. He sold therx.com in 2002.
Kenneth and Jackie Weitzner are survived by their two sons and their wives, five grandchildren, and other family members and many dear friends and associates.
Last July, Andreas Oscarsson, founder of poker portal PokerListings.com, was found murdered in his native Sweden.
All of our thoughts and prayers go out to the families.
We will keep you updated as soon as we know anything. There are a lot of rumors going around on what happened. We do not listen to rumors, we wait till we have the facts.
18 May 2015Bryan Micon Offered to Purchase Problem Site Lock Poker
In a very interesting piece of information that's come out of his federal investigation, it was found that Micon offered to buy Lock Poker. There has been an investigation going on into Bryan Micon. The Nevada Attorney General has been looking into his involvement with the site Seals With Clubs as he is allegedly the founder of the site.Read full article
02 October 2010PokerStars folds its cards in Washington State
As we noted in last week’s Gambling News blog, the state of Washington upheld that it’s ban on Internet gambling is not unconstitutional. Now, just a few days later, PokerStars announced that it will no longer be accepting real money players from the Evergreen State, stating on its PokerStars News blog, “We regret this decision, which will no doubt disappoint our customers in Washington State.Read full article
17 June 2010Virgin Group Setting Up New Game Site
Feel like a little online wagering? Feel like doing it all in the United States? Relax… the chance is here. Virgin Gaming, is announcing on Tuesday, at the E3 video game industry show, that it will be offering video gamers online, a chance to go head to head against others players online and win large cash prizes. To get around the US laws against gambling, they have to make sure that they label their games and games of skill and not chance. That way, it is not gambling.Read full article