Online Poker

  • MPN Hand History Changes Coming in April

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    The Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) is preparing to make changes to both the content and storing of hand histories in order to protect casual players. The changes, discussed in a blog post by Head of Product (Network Games) at Microgaming Alex Scott earlier this month, will go into effect in April. [...]


  • Partypoker Releases Preliminary Details for May Pokerfest

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    So PokerStars has announced its 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker schedule, but not to be outdone (well, it will be at least a little outdone), partypoker has also released some preliminary details for its big online poker tournament series this spring, Powerfest. Powerfest will run May 7th t [...]


  • PokerStars Announces 2017 SCOOP Schedule

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    PokerStars has released the schedule for the 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), one that promises to be the poker room’s most ambitious yet. Last year’s SCOOP broke all sorts of PokerStars records, but this one will be a week longer, and have $55 million in guaranteed prize pools, [...]


  • Editorial: With Australia’s Departure, International Online Poker Is Dead

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    My fellow online denizens, we are gathered here today for a funeral to celebrate a short but white-hot light that was snuffed out last week. International Online Poker passed away after a long illness otherwise known as “death by 1000 cuts.” While it seems that it was around for much longer than [...]


  • WPN Warns of Phishing Scam

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    Customers of online poker rooms on the Winning Poker Network (WPN) were the targets of a phishing scam this week, receiving an e-mail that falsely confirmed a deposit on the network. A link was provided for players to check on the deposit, but that link did not take players to their account, but rat [...]


  • Online Gambling Amendment Passes in Australia, Poker Banned

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    Australian online poker players, welcome to the hell we have had to deal with in the United States. On Tuesday, the Australian Senate passed the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016, effectively eliminating online poker from the country’s entertainment landscape. The bill was introduced in Nov [...]


  • Colombia Gambling Agency Draws Up Online Gaming Blacklist

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    Blacklists are not generally considered a good thing. I mean, right when you hear the word “blacklist,” you kind of recoil and nearly inaudibly say, “egh,” don’t you. Well, there are a lot of people making “who farted?” faces in Colombia right now, as the South American country’s gam [...]


  • PokerStars Announces Increased Support to Right to Play Charity

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    The connotation of gambling is not typically a positive one; gamblers are not typically thought by “outsiders” to be generous or philanthropic. We in the poker industry know better, though, as every year, there are loads of live and online charity tournaments and funding drives, highlighted by t [...]


  • BetOnline Addresses Alleged Live Dealer BlackJack Cheating Incident

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    As we told you on Tuesday, there has been a lot of talk in the past week about an incident on BetOnline.com in which a live blackjack dealer appeared to cheat a player. The site has responded by saying it is investigating the incident; it has also jettisoned the provider that had been running the [& [...]


  • BetOnline Live Blackjack Dealer Allegedly Cheats Player

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    Online blackjack has been around for just about as long as online poker has and while plenty of people have been skeptical of the poker random number generators (RNGs), many more have been skeptical of RNGs used in blackjack. Online operators compete against the players, so even though the odds are [...]


  • PokerStars Alpha Testing Bonkers New Power Up Poker Game

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    Hold onto your butts, everyone. A new poker game from PokerStars is in the pipeline. And this isn’t just another Spin & Go or Zoom Poker variation. Power Up, now in very limited Alpha testing, is something that takes a game of hold’em and quite literally adds new cards that give players the [...]


  • PokerStars to Launch Czech Site This Week

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    PokerStars announced this morning that it will be launching its new Czech Republic site, PokerStars.CZ, on Thursday, February 16th. The announcement comes two weeks after the world’s largest online poker room revealed that it had been granted a new Czech gaming license. That license was issued Jan [...]


  • Bodog Announces Latin America Expansion

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    In an e-mail sent to its affiliate marketers this week, Bodog announced that it will be expanding into 15 Latin American countries next week. That concise e-mail is as follows: We are excited to announce that, as of February 15, our partnered brands Bovada and Bodog will be launching their product o [...]


  • MPN Implementing Sit-and-Go Changes

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    As part of an ongoing effort to clean up its game offerings, the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) announced recently that it will soon be making some changes to its Sit-and-Go’s. The end result will be that rather than having multitudes of related – yet different – Sit-and-Go options mu [...]


  • PokerStars Earns Czech Republic Gaming License

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    PokerStars announced on Tuesday that it has received a license to operate its online casino and poker room in the Czech Republic, the first site to do so under the country’s new gaming laws. The license was granted January 28th and PokerStars.cz should be ready to go within the next few days. “W [...]


  • PokerStars Introducing “Seat Me” to Combat Bumhunters

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    If you play online poker or have at least been keeping up with poker news, you know that over the last few years, online poker rooms and networks have made a concerted effort to make their games more appealing to recreational players by implementing features that strip away advantages from professio [...]


  • 2017 PokerStars TCOOP Underway

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    The PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) began Monday and will stuff 65 tournaments into just a dozen days through January 29th. There will be $15 million in prize pool guarantees, $2.5 million of which will be in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event on the final day of the 2017 [...]


  • Antigua and Barbuda Governor-General Addresses Decade-Long U.S.-WTO Dispute

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    On Monday, Antigua and Barbuda Governor-General Sir Rodney Williams announced that legislation will soon be introduced that will allow his country to collect on the judgment awarded to it by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in response to the United States’ negative stance on internet poker year [...]


  • 888poker Withdraws from Australia

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    On Monday, 888poker closed all Australian accounts for its popular online poker room. Players were given little warning, only receiving an e-mail about the disappointing event on January 13th. The message in the e-mail was as follows: Following a business reevaluation, we’d like to inform you that [...]


  • Winning Poker Network Moves to Weighted Contributed Rake Calculation

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    Just as people like to make changes to their lives and get a “fresh start” when the calendar page turns from December to January, so, often, do online poker rooms. The Winning Poker Network (WPN) announced Monday that starting today, January 3rd, 2017, its member rooms will adjust how raked hand [...]


  • William Hill Closes Czech Player Accounts Following New Gambling Law

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    Prominent online gambling site and sports book William Hill has withdrawn from the Czech Republic market as the result of new internet gambling laws that took effect at the turn of the New Year. In an e-mail to affiliates last week, William Hill indicated that it may ramp back up in the Czech Republ [...]


  • Let’s Talk About PokerStars’ Disappearing Fold Button

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    There has been a lot of talk lately about a seemingly minor change PokerStars recently made to its poker client: players are no longer given the option to fold their hand when a check is available. I have avoided the topic for no other reason than I just didn’t feel like writing about it, but [&he [...]


  • Andrew “luckychewy” Lichtenberger Launches Online Poker Room

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    Poker pro Andrew “luckychewy” Lichtenberger has launched his own online poker site, LuckyChewyPoker.com, which went live earlier this month. It is currently only available for play money games, but Lichtenberger has said that real money licensing is in the works. In a series of tweets, Lichtenbe [...]


  • Judge Rules Against California Tribe in Online Gambling Case

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    Tribal online poker and gambling in California looked dead in the water a couple years ago, but now it is official. Judge Anthony J. Battaglia of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California ruled that the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, the Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission, Santa Ysa [...]


  • Full Tilt Poker Claims Process Appears to be Done

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    According to Flushdraw.net, the remissions process for those who had poker funds frozen in the Full Tilt Poker Black Friday scandal is effectively complete. According to the Garden City Group (GCG) the Full Tilt Claims administrator appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice, every petition for rei [...]


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