Online Poker

  • Amaya Eliminating Many Former Full Tilt Jobs

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    In mid-May, PokerStars absorbed Full Tilt’s liquidity, ending the checkered existence of the once high-flying poker room, leaving behind just the carcass of the Full Tilt brand. On Friday, eGaming Review reported that Amaya, owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt, was eliminating “dozens” of jobs i [...]


  • 888Poker Running Promos in Conjunction with BLAST Poker Launch

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    With the launch of BLAST Poker this week, 888Poker has also initiated some promotions to go along with its new Lottery Sit & Go variant. Through September 19th, 888Poker is running daily freeroll tournaments to celebrate BLAST, giving players a chance to win cash prizes and BLAST Poker tickets. [...]


  • 888Poker Launches BLAST Poker Lottery Sit & Go

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    I just wrote one article about Lottery Sit & Go’s, so might as well write another, while the subject is on my mind. Guess today is an all-Lottery day. The news on this page: 888poker has launched its own Lottery Sit & Go version this week, called BLAST Poker. Like any Lottery Sit & Go, [...]


  • Winamax’s Expresso Eleven Promo Rolling Along

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    The Spin & Go games at PokerStars are generally the first ones we think of when we consider the Lottery Sit & Go, but it was French poker site Winamax that introduced the world to this type of game when it launched Expresso Poker in July 2013. Since then, countless copycats have arisen (well [...]


  • Final Settlements in Full Tilt Case Reached

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    After more than five years of travel through the courts in the United States, the final settlements regarding Full Tilt Poker were quietly reached earlier this year, ending the saga of the now-defunct twice over online poker site and putting it into the history books. The issues that Full Tilt faced [...]


  • Editorial: Fixes Needed for the Global Poker League to Succeed

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    The Global Poker League is in a hiatus at this time, taking a break after finishing the first half of their inaugural season and their “Summer Series” during the run of the World Series of Poker. It’s certainly been an interesting run so far for GPL creator Alex Dreyfus’ pet program and it h [...]


  • 888poker Has Two Qualifiers in WSOP November Nine

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    The poker boom’s origin story begins in 2003 when Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker Main Event. ESPN’s television coverage was coming of age, allowing millions of viewers to revel in the victory of an amateur with the glorious poker name. It was also the first time that most people [...]


  • PokerStars Running EPT Barcelona Spin & Go Promo

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    Now that the World Series of Poker-proper is over and we’re just waiting for All Hallows’ Eve Eve and the start of the Main Event final table, other poker festivals can now start to try to turn the attention of poker players and fans back to them. As such, PokerStars is running a special Spin [& [...]


  • PokerStars Changes Cash Game Rules, Multiple All-in Players Must Show Hole Cards

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    Late last week, PokerStars pushed through an update to its software and in the process removed a cash game feature that likely was not even something a lot of players were fully aware of: the ability to choose whether or not one wants to show their hole cards when two or more players are all-in. [&h [...]


  • New Jersey Officials, U. K. Authorities in Preliminary Discussions on Liquidity Agreement

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    In what would be a game changer for online gaming and poker in the United States, officials from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and authorities with the United Kingdom’s gaming offices and several major players in the European online gaming industry have opened preliminary discussio [...]


  • PokerStars Halts Real Money Games in Slovenia

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    In an e-mail distributed to the media (as well as likely a similar message sent to affected players), PokerStars announced on Friday that it is withdrawing from the Slovenian online gaming market, effective today. The official statement, issued by a PokerStars representative, reads as follows: Our m [...]


  • PokerStars Withdraws from Israel Real Money Poker Market

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    PokerStars has halted the offering of real money poker games in Israel, according to both an e-mail that was sent to customers and a pop-up message that was presented to Israeli players upon attempting to login. The ban took effect Monday, June 27th. In a somewhat ironic side note, the founder of Po [...]


  • partypoker Rises in Traffic Rankings Thanks to Summer Promo

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    Today when I confirmed to one of my two prized offspring (for clarification, I only have two children – I wasn’t implying that I have more and I only cherish two of them) that I was indeed born in the 1970’s, the other said that that makes me seem “ancient.” Of course, it isn’t just [&he [...]


  • PokerStars Removes Lowest Stakes Cash Games in Belgium

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    PokerStars (and its sister site, Full Tilt, which is no longer an independent site) has made a number of changes over the past year or so to try to make the online poker environment more recreational player-friendly. Things like an loyalty system overhaul and the conversion of regular heads-up cash [...]


  • Delaware Internet Lottery Posts Record Revenues in May

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    The Delaware online gaming industry continues to show signs of growth.  The country’s first regulated online casino market posted a record win in May. Online poker, table games, slots and poker generated $282,112 in combined revenues in May.  It was the third consecutive record month for Delawar [...]


  • ICYMI: Michigan Committee Votes for Online Poker, Chris Moorman Joins 888Poker

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    With the 2016 World Series of Poker in full swing, we sometimes might overlook that there is OTHER poker news that is going on. With that in mind, it is time to take a look around the poker world and check that information out, just “In Case You Missed It.” Michigan Senate Committee Passes Onlin [...]


  • Merge Gaming Restricts New U.S. Players

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    Merge Gaming has stopped accepting new U.S. players, according to players and two site representatives.  The U.S. country option was removed from the new account form last week at Carbon Poker, PlayersOnly, Sportsbook.ag and SuperBook.  The decision affects the poker platform, casino games and spo [...]


  • iPoker Network Expands Six-Plus Hold’em to Higher Stakes

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    In February, the iPoker Network launched a new type of poker game, Six-Plus Hold’em, that first gained popularity in Macau’s famous high stakes cash games. The action-packed Hold’em variant has proven quite popular. So popular, in fact, that the network has added two more stakes levels, NL50 a [...]


  • Québec Budget Bill Passes, Gambling Site Blacklist May Follow

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    The Canadian province of Québec passed its budget bill, Bill 74, two weeks ago, an occurrence that would not normally be of much interest to us to anyone outside of Québec. This time, though, things are a bit different, as included in said budget was an authorization for the province to require in [...]


  • StakeKings Making It Easy, Inexpensive to Stake and Win with Professional Poker’s Best

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    In the world of poker, one thing that many never have a chance to do is get involved in “staking” a player in a tournament. “Staking” – the act of providing part of the buy in for a player and receiving a percentage of what said player earns from that particular tournament/s – for quite [...]


  • PokerStars to Hold Promo for NJ Full Tilt Customers Who Lost Full Tilt Points after Black Friday

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    When PokerStars (or its parent company, to be exact) agreed to purchase Full Tilt Poker nearly four years ago as part of its Black Friday settlement with the Department of Justice, it also agreed to make whole all of the players whose funds had been lost or frozen when Full Tilt went down. To date, [...]


  • 2016 PokerStars SCOOP Sets All Sorts of Records

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    Once upon a time, the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) was an upstart online poker series, trying to give poker players their big tournament series fix while they waited for the giant World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) to kickoff later in the year. SCOOP is an upstart n [...]


  • Treasure Island Casino Launches Subscription Online Poker Room

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    In March 2013, the Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas became one of the first companies to be granted an online poker license in Nevada. Shortly before that, 888 Holdings entered into a joint venture with Avenue Capital Group to create the All American Poker Network (AAPN). The first poker room on [...]


  • Full Tilt Now on the PokerStars Platform

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    Full Tilt Poker is dead. Long live Full Tilt. On Tuesday, May 17th, Full Tilt was officially absorbed into PokerStars, ending the second – and likely last – era of the gaming site’s existence. Amaya Inc., the parent company of both sites, announced the merger in February, saying: This plat [...]


  • Nevada Governor Wants Online Poker Deal with New Jersey

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    An interstate online gambling compact between Nevada and New Jersey has never really come close to becoming a reality, but Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval still wants to try to make it happen. Speaking at the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee meeting in Las Vegas on Friday, Sandoval expressed mild frust [...]


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