Online Poker

  • 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    Prominent online gambling site and sports book William Hill has withdrawn from the Czech Republic market as the result of new internet gambling laws that took effect at the turn of the New Year.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 [...]


  • partypoker Adds New Tournament, Cash Game Variation

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    It is always fun getting something new, which is one reason why the current holiday season is fun. Who doesn’t like presents? Yesterday, partypoker gave its players a treat (well, we should probably see if everyone likes it before calling it a ‘treat’), as it launched two new games in the poke [...]


  • PokerStars NJ Gets Its Own Christmas Festival

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    Last week, the flagship “dot com” PokerStars site launched its Christmas Festival promotion, so this week, it was PokerStars New Jersey’s turn to start the holiday giveaway season. The PokerStars NJ Christmas Festival will run November 28th through December 28th, split into five parts. All-In [...]


  • Unibet to Launch Around the World Dream Raffle with New Poker Software

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    With Unibet set to go live with its long-awaited new poker client on Thursday, the online poker room is also gearing up for spiffy new giveaway to promote the upgraded software. Dubbed the “Around the World Dream Raffle,” Unibet will be giving two dozen phenomenal trips away, including one that [...]


  • PokerStars Launches in Portugal

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    Amaya Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has gotten PokerStars up and running in Portugal after an Amaya subsidiary, REEL Europe Limited, was granted the country’s first online poker license. The license is for both poker and casino games and permits PokerStars to offer Hold’em and Omaha cash gam [...]


  • 888poker’s Gift Showers Promo Underway

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    888poker is in the midst of a holiday-themed promotion with one of my favorite names ever, even if it is a little wordy: Gift Showers $800,000 Season of Giving Promotion. I’m just imagining my childhood self, cackling with glee as presents rain down on me, each one a mystery, possibly containing t [...]


  • PokerStars Launches Christmas Festival Promotion

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    PokerStars launched its annual Christmas Festival on Monday, running a series of promotions and giveaways that promise to award players more than $5 million over the course of six weeks. $1 Million Freeroll The first phase of the Christmas Festival is the qualification period for the final $1 Millio [...]


  • PokerStars Launches Beat the Clock Tourneys

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    PokerStars introduced a new game variation today and for once, it wasn’t a type of Spin & Go. In “Beat the Clock” games, it is not winning that matters (it still does, of course) as much as it is not getting eliminated. That may sound like the same thing, so allow me to explain. PokerStars [...]


  • Editorial: Online Poker Could Be in Dire Straits

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    I’ve been in a cave recently…did something happen this week? The actions in the 2016 General Election have set the States of America on a course that is unprecedented. Most people are looking at the results from Tuesday and wondering just what might be in store for them in the coming four years. [...]


  • Adjarabet Launches Full Deck Poker Promo

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    It’s been a while since we talked about Adjarabet. Remember Adjarabet? It was the little-known online poker room based in the country of Georgia that rose to prominence two years ago via creative promotions that catered to the recreational player. These promos had goals that were extremely easy to [...]


  • UKGC Releases New Draft of Online Poker Technical Standards

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    The UKGC (United Kingdom Gambling Commission) has released a new version of its technical standards for the online gaming industry. These standards are not yet final, but it is expected that the ultimate version will resemble this one very closely, if not exactly. The new standards hit on many of th [...]


  • Party/Borgata GSSS V Tournaments Cancelled Because of Geolocation Problems

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    This is why we can’t have nice things. The Party/Borgata Garden State Super Series V (GSSS V), the most aggressive tournament series the network has offered to date, was scheduled to conclude this weekend. It did conclude, but not in the way management would have hoped. The GSSS V was announced as [...]


  • Quartet of Women Professional Poker Players Earn Sponsorship Deals

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    In the current world of poker sponsorships, the well seems to be quite dry. Compared to the burgeoning period from 2004-2010 when sponsorships were handed out like Snickers bars during Halloween, the last five years has actually seen a significant decline in the number of sponsorship deals handed to [...]


  • The Equity Poker Network is Probably Dead

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    More than a week ago, the already on life support Equity Poker Network (EPN) and its flagship site, Full Flush Poker, went offline. They have yet to return. In the meantime, the network’s players as, has happened too many times in the history of online poker, are left holding the bag. Nothing is o [...]


  • Jackie Glazier Signs with partypoker

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    Online poker room partypoker announced on Friday that is has signed Australian Jackie Glazier as its newest sponsored pro. Glazier wore her team colors for the first time this weekend at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Melbourne stop at the Crown Casino. In the notice posted on partypoker’s blog, Glaz [...]


  • Ongame Network Shutting Down

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    While its owners have not issued an official public announcements, reports in the poker media during the past week indicate that the Ongame Network will be shutting down on October 15th. The Ongame Network’s roots date back to well before the poker boom, but after peaking in 2008, the network had [...]


  • partypoker to Scrub Opponents’ Names from Hand Histories

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    The trend in online poker is to make the poker rooms more friendly to recreational players, largely at the expense of high volume, grinding pros. In October 2015, partypoker introduced “Phase One” of its attempt at “leveling the playing field.” Yesterday, the poker room announced its next st [...]


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