Online Poker

  • Full Tilt Launches the Players Club

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    Full Tilt completed phase two in its turn toward being an online poker room for recreational players last week, launching its new Players Club loyalty program. The system is geared completely towards those who like to play poker, but don’t make it their life’s ambition, yet still want to be rewa [...]


  • Micro Stakes Spin & Go’s Launched on PokerStars Spain and France

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    All the attention in the Rational Group family has been focused on Full Tilt Poker recently and its efforts to make its online poker room more recreational player-friendly, but sister site (big sister site, to be exact) PokerStars is making one small move to make its casual players smile. The world [...]


  • Senator Ray Lesniak Predicts PokerStars NJ License Coming Soon…Again

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    In an interview with CardPlayer, New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak said that he believes PokerStars will be granted a license to operate in his state and that it should happen relatively soon. Of course, we have heard this wishful thinking before, but Lesniak is still confident that it will get d [...]


  • Full Tilt Gives Glimpse into Loyalty Program Changes

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    Step one for Full Tilt Poker in transitioning its site to a recreational player model was completely overhauling its cash game offerings. Step two was previewed last Thursday, as Full Tilt Managing Director Dominic Mansour revealed a revamped loyalty program. Some of parts of it, while changed, will [...]


  • Full Tilt Traffic Hurting After Cash Game Upheaval

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    It is certainly too soon to issue last rights to Full Tilt Poker (for the second time), but the numbers do not paint a pretty picture since the site completely overhauled its cash game offerings. Full Tilt has lost an enormous number of cash game players, which was not unexpected, but it is ugly, no [...]


  • Jason Somerville to Return to Twitch; Phil Hellmuth Makes Twitch Debut

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    Poker’s most popular streamer will be returning to the interweb in just a few days. On Thursday, Jason Somerville announced via Twitter that he has signed a new two-year partnership with Twitch to broadcast his daily Run It UP! show. Somerville has been on hiatus since this spring, but he sounds l [...]


  • iPoker Network to Recombine Tuesday

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    Poker players who inexplicably stayed with one of the iPoker Network’s “Tier 2” poker rooms after the network split into two parts in September 2012 have reason to celebrate, as PokerStrategy.com reports that the network will fuse its tiers tomorrow, creating a single network once again. Onlin [...]


  • GVC Holdings Trying to Move bwin.party Board Forward on Acquisition

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    GVC Holdings, one of the two suitors for online gaming company bwin.party, confirmed Friday that it in talks with bwin.party to try to convince its board to move forward with a proposal which would have GVC acquire the parent company of partypoker. In a press release issued Friday, GVC stated: GVC i [...]


  • iPoker Florida Leads Charge in State for Regulation of Online Poker

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    Since the flurry of activity in 2013 that saw three states – Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey – create the first state-regulated online gaming and/or poker sites in the United States, there has been a lull in the action. While several states have mulled over legislation in their individual legisl [...]


  • Optimal Payments Acquisition of Skrill Approved by UK FCA

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    Online payment processor Optimal Payments announced Monday that it has received approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to acquire competitor the Skrill Group in a deal valued at $1.2 billion. Both companies are major players in the online gaming industry, offering popular, easy-t [...]


  • WPN to Host Five Million Dollar Tourneys this Fall

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    You’ve got to give the Winning Poker Network (WPN) credit. The guys who run the show over there are persistent. Less than a year after having its aggressive million dollar guaranteed tournament scuttled by Distributing Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, the network is set to make that very same typ [...]


  • Amaya Gaming Sells Chartwell, Cryptologic to NYX Gaming

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    Amaya Gaming, the parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, has sold Amaya, Inc. (formerly and best known as Chartwell Technology, Inc.) and Cryptologic Limited to NYX Gaming Group Limited for CAD $150 million. Both of Chartwell and Cryptologic are similar, as both deal in business-to-busine [...]


  • PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker Issue Latest Changes To Operations

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    Slightly more than a year after the ownership change that rocked the online poker industry in particular and the gaming world in general, the two entities owned by Amaya Gaming – PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker – continue to make changes that, while good for the companies, might not be particular [...]


  • Casino Gran Madrid to Close Spanish Online Poker Room

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    Casino Gran Madrid has announced that it will be shuttering its online poker room effective the end of this month. The site let its customers know via e-mail, citing too many obstacles to allow it to put forth a quality poker offering. The casino’s internet poker off-shoot, CasinoGranMadrid.es, is [...]


  • Full Tilt Announces Radical Ring Game Changes

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    A couple weeks ago, Full Tilt Poker announced that it would soon be making big changes in an attempt to better the poker experience for its players and improve the site’s poker economy. We’re not sure anybody expected anything this severe. Full Tilt revealed significant changes to its cash games [...]


  • GVC Holdings Increases bwin.party Offer

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    The tug-of-war over internet gambling firm bwin.party continues as GVC Holdings refuses to let go of the rope just yet. GVC confirmed Monday that it has made another proposal to buy bwin.party, sweetening its previous offer and ditching its former partner. Bwin.party, the parent company of partypoke [...]


  • GVC Mulling Another Bid for bwin.party

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    As we reported late last week, the poker world was shocked Friday morning when 888 Holdings and bwin.party agreed to a $1.4 billion deal that would have 888 acquire its fellow online gambling firm. The surprise wasn’t because bwin.party was sold – that has been a possibility for years – but ra [...]


  • Full Tilt Tabs Marc Kennedy as First Player Ambassador

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    Full Tilt announced today that it has named Marc “PlayinWitDreams” Kennedy its first Player Ambassador. It appears that in this role, Kennedy will essentially be a liaison between the players and the poker room, making sure the players’ voices are heard when decisions about changes to the poke [...]


  • New Jersey Online Gambling Revenue Mixed Bag for June

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    New Jersey’s monthly online gambling revenue figures were once again favorable compared to last year, but online poker is lagging behind, according to the latest report issued by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Total internet gaming win, which includes both casino games (roulet [...]


  • Mohegan Sun Launches New Jersey Online Casino

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    A new online casino is hitting the New Jersey market this week, but for those familiar with gambling geography, it may seem like an odd entry. Monday morning, the Mohegan Sun launched its casino gambling offering, appropriately named MoheganSunCasino.com, using software provided by NYX Gaming. If yo [...]


  • 2015 PokerStars WCOOP to Feature Largest Buy-in Online Tourney Ever

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    PokerStars has announced that it will host the largest buy-in tournament in the history of online poker, smashing the previous record. The $51,000 buy-in event will be part of the 2015 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) and will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million. The tournament w [...]


  • PokerScout: Online Poker Cash Game Traffic Finally Increases

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    For the first time in three months, the internet poker industry experienced a rise in its cash game traffic. According to PokerScout.com’s Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update, online poker cash game liquidity was up one percent last week. While that does not sound like much (and it’s really not), [...]


  • Is Virtual Reality the Future of Online Poker?

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    When it was first created by Planet Poker in 1998, online poker was groundbreaking. Bringing the game from the casino and a live setting to the internet was a truly innovative achievement, allowing people who had never picked up a chip in a casino or home game the opportunity to go online and play [...]


  • 888 Holdings to Buy bwin.party for $1.4 Billion

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    In a shocker of a deal that was announced early on Friday morning, 888 Holdings emerged as the suitor for bwin.party. After hectic negotiations that seemingly involved every power player in the online gaming industry, 888 Holdings was able to put together a deal of £898.3 (roughly $1.4 billion U. S [...]


  • WSOP.com to Launch Minier-Fest Tourney Series

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    The 2015 World Series of Poker may be over for all but nine players, but the WSOP is going to try to keep the momentum going by launching a new online poker series specifically designed for those whose bankrolls were way too small to even think about traveling to Las Vegas to compete in the [&hellip [...]


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