Online Poker

  • $1 Million Spin & Go Pays Out Big Again (and Again) on PokerStars

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    The jackpot for PokerStars’ $1 Million Spin & Go promotion is only supposed to hit three out of every ten million times. Methinks it is ahead of schedule. A couple weeks ago, a trio of lucky players became the first to bink the $1.2 million spin with Russian “sss66666” winning the three-ha [...]


  • iPoker Tournaments Discounted During January Sale

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    Online poker players looking to enter some solid tournaments on the cheap this month only have to wait until next week to get their fix (which is handy, considering next week is also the final week of January). Starting Monday, January 26th, the iPoker Network will be hosting its January Sale discou [...]


  • Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas Sands Win Lawsuit Against Chinese Online Gambling Sites

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    Mark one in the “W” column for Sheldon Adelson against online poker. Before you panic, though, and worry that the Las Vegas Sands CEO is making inroads in the United States in trying to get online poker banned completely, know that this victory has nothing to do with the U.S. Last summer, Adelso [...]


  • Darren Woods Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Online Poker Cheating

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    Sometimes a screen name is just so amazingly appropriate. Last week, Darren Woods, who was known by the screen name “DooshCom” in the poker community, was sentenced to prison for defrauding players on internet poker sites, including 888poker and the iPoker Network. Woods, who hails from Healing, [...]


  • PokerScout: Gold Rush Paying Dividends for Full Tilt

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    Online poker cash game traffic monitoring site PokerScout.com released its weekly update on Friday, reporting that traffic was up one percent last week. Not too exciting, but certainly better than the alternative (unless the alternative is two percent). Of the top ten networks and sites, seven saw i [...]


  • Winning Poker Network Adds Bitcoin

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    The Winning Poker Network (WPN) has added Bitcoin as both a deposit and withdrawal currency, making it the largest internet poker network to accept the cryptocurrency. WPN, likely not coincidentally, is also a U.S.-facing network, giving American players an option for funds transfers as traditional [...]


  • Million Dollar Spin & Go Jackpot Hit on PokerStars

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    In 2012, Russian poker player Marat ‘maratik’ Sharafutdinov inadvertently created an internet meme while negotiating a final table deal during the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event. As the remaining players discussed how much money each player should get, the chip [...]


  • WSOP.com and 888poker to Share Player Pools in New Jersey

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    Regulated online poker in the United States is still in its infancy – the legal game did not go live until April 2013 in Nevada – but it has quickly become apparent to the poker sites that it is going to be increasingly difficult for them to go it alone. Competition is a good thing […] [...]


  • PokerStars Launches Tourney Series to Ride Coattails of Winamax

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    It is not every day that two competing online poker rooms work together to provide their players with the best possible product and this is still not one of those days. Two rooms, however, just happen to be offering a huge slate of tournaments this month in such a way that players will certainly ben [...]


  • New Jersey Publishes One-Year Online Gaming Summary

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    On Friday, David Rebuck, Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), published a paper summarizing the one-year anniversary achievements of the state’s online gambling industry and providing a look forward to future goals. Intrastate online gaming was legalized on February 26, [...]


  • PokerStars Changes Mind on Rake Increases

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    In October 2014, PokerStars disappointed a lot of players in announcing slew of cash game rake and tournament fee increases, scheduled in for two separate dates, November 3rd, 2014, and January 1st, 2015. The world’s largest online poker room had built up a fantastic reputation amongst players for [...]


  • Nevada Online Poker Revenue Down…Again

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    While it is still too early to call online poker in Nevada a failure, things certainly are not going well in the Silver State. The Nevada Gaming Control Board recently released its November Gaming Revenue Report, revealing that online poker revenue continued its decline. According to the report, tot [...]


  • Full Tilt Poker Extends Gold Rush Promotion

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    Full Tilt Poker’s Gold Rush promotion must be going swimmingly because the online poker room has decided to extend it well into the New Year. Originally slated to end on New Year’s Day, Gold Rush will now last an extra week and a half, ending Sunday, January 11th. Gold Rush is a promotion design [...]


  • 4th Annual PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker Begins January 22

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    2015 is now upon us and it is time for the online poker sites to renew the battles that they have built over the years. Later this month, PokerStars will unveil the latest version of one of their more popular tournament schedules. The 4th Annual PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) [...]


  • TrondheimAAA Wins $5 Million Guaranteed PokerStars Sunday Million

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    PokerStars’ December Festival has wrapped up and to put a bow on the final days of 2014, the world’s largest poker room hosted one of the world’s largest poker tournaments, a special $5 million guaranteed Sunday Million. The Sunday Million is normally an extremely popular weekly tourney, but i [...]


  • PokerScout: Holiday Lull Not Too Terrible

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    PokerScout.com, the internet’s leading website for online poker cash game traffic tracking, put out its Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update on Monday, revealing that traffic fell a slight one percent last week. The site chalked up the drop mainly to the holiday season, as even though people spend m [...]


  • WPN Injecting The Beast with $80K

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    It has certainly had its issues of late, but the Winning Poker Network (WPN) has been forging ahead undeterred. The latest from the network that includes such online poker rooms as America’s Card Room, BetCRIS, and True Poker: a super-sized Beast promotion for the New Year. The Beast is a weekly r [...]


  • Bitnplay to Become Next Bitcoin Poker Site in February

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    Bitcoin. It’s so hot right now. Another new Bitcoin online poker site announced that it will be launching soon, continuing the gradual trend of upstart poker rooms trying to skirt anti-online gaming funding regulations by going with the virtual, decentralized currency. European site Bitnplay (not [...]


  • Kara Scott, partypoker to Part Ways

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    Popular poker personality and poker player Kara Scott announced Tuesday that when this year comes to a close, she will be stepping down from her role as partypoker ambassador. On her CardRunners.com blog, Scott said she is ending her five year run simply because the role no longer offers the opportu [...]


  • $100K Scramble is on at Full Tilt

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    I don’t know about all of you poker players in countries that are not the United States (‘MURICA!), but these next couple weeks are going to be slowwwww. Yes, we have the fun of Christmas, the end of Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve/Day, but in between businesses don’t want to do much of any wor [...]


  • partypoker Announces Upcoming “Wait List Solution”

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    Online poker has been around for about 16 years and has really been rolling for 10-11 years. In that time, you would think that the online poker rooms would have their software sleek and refined, chock full of player-friendly features. But alas, it is not so much of the time. Ultimate Poker (may it [...]


  • DDoS Attack Hits Winning Poker Network, Forces Cancelation of Million Dollar Guarantee

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    A rash of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks continues to plague the online poker industry. The most recent victim: the Winning Poker Network (WPN), which had to abandon its extremely ambitious million dollar guaranteed tournament on Sunday because of technical difficulties most likely cau [...]


  • Equity Poker Network, PokerHost Part Ways

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    After a partnership that lasted for slightly more than a year, the online poker site PokerHost and its partner in the Equity Poker Network have announced that they will part ways. The severance of the deal between the two organizations took effect on December 9, slightly more than a year after the E [...]


  • Canadian Authorities Raid Amaya Gaming Offices over Insider Trading Allegations

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    On Wednesday, the offices of the Montreal-based Amaya Gaming, the owners of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and other gaming entities, were raided by Canadian authorities over allegations of insider trading. According to Nathan Vardi of Forbes.com on Thursday evening, the raid was conducted involving Am [...]


  • When You Just Can’t Wait to Pay More Rake

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    Here in the United States, we recently had the infamous Black Friday. Not the horrible day in poker history back in April 2011, but rather the mega-shopping day immediately after Thanksgiving (which has now turned into the entire week of Thanksgiving) during which crazed consumers try to cash in on [...]


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