Online Poker

  • WPN Million Dollar Sunday Guaranteed Covered for First Time

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    The Winning Poker Network (WPN) finally won. On Sunday, August 24th, the network hosted its eighth Million Dollar Sunday tournament and for the first time, the guaranteed prize pool was covered. The U.S.-facing network, which includes sites such as America’s Cardroom, Poker Host, and True Poker, l [...]


  • PokerStars Launches Knockout Poker Brand Tournies

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    PokerStars proudly announced the release of “PokerStars Knockout Poker” on Friday, a new tournament variation that really is not all that new. Knockout Poker is what it sounds like: a twist on…um…knockout poker tournaments? And by twist, I mean it’s an extremely minor tweak. In Knockout Po [...]


  • Oklahoma Indian Tribe Given Go-Ahead for International Online Poker Operations

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    As many states still struggle with the idea of regulating online gaming and/or poker within their borders, an Oklahoma Indian tribe could be moving forward with plans to open up the first international online poker room within the borders of the United States. The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has received [...]


  • NJ Gaming Director Issues Notice About License Applicants Operating in Grey Markets

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    On Wednesday, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) Director David Rebuck issued a “Director’s Advisory Bulletin” in order to address how his department will handle online poker operators who offer their games in “grey markets.” These grey markets are jurisdictions in which onlin [...]


  • Delaware’s Online Gambling Win Rises for Third Straight Month

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    Plenty of poker players have won more in one tournament than the state of Delaware brings in every month from online gaming, but when you rank in the bottom five in the country in terms of population, you don’t expect to be raking in billions, anyway. That said, the Blue Hen State (yes, I chose [& [...]


  • PokerStars Releases 2016 SCOOP Schedule

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    It is spring time and while that can often mean a decrease in online poker players as people begin to enjoy the outdoors, it also means that it is about time for the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). Now in its eighth year, SCOOP was once merely second-banana to the World Champ [...]


  • Europoker.com Bankruptcy Still a Tug-of-War

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    These sorts of stories seem to play out way too often. Online poker room goes out of business, customers are left holding the bag. In the ongoing case of Europoker.com, though, the story is slightly different. Europoker’s ownership actually has the ability to pay out player deposits; it is the ext [...]


  • Is Quebec Looking to Ban Internet Gaming?

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    According to press reports from North of the Border, the Canadian province of Quebec is looking at a bill that would, for the most part, eradicate any online gaming from the region, save for the state-sponsored sites that the government operates. Several outlets, including Huffington Post Canada and [...]


  • David Baazov to Take Leave from Amaya

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    Less than a week after being slapped with insider trading charges, Amaya CEO David Baazov is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the company, so says a statement from Amaya Tuesday morning. While the reason Amaya leads with for Baazov’s break is “to focus on preparing an offer to acquire [...]


  • PokerStars Launches Special $100,000 Spin & Go Promo in New Jersey

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    You had to know this was coming at some point. PokerStars is but only one week old in New Jersey and already it has unveiled a new Spin & Go promotion.  Starting yesterday, March 28th (Happy Birthday to me!), PokerStars New Jersey is launching a $100,000 Spin & Go Special Edition promo, giv [...]


  • PokerStars Launching New Promo, Tourney Series

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    You know what? Before I go to sleep tonight, I feel like writing another article about PokerStars. Let’s keep it lighter this time, though, ok? This week, the world’s largest online poker room introduced a both a new promotion and a new tournament series: CardHunt and the Mountain Series, respec [...]


  • PokerStars to Increase Rake

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    On Monday, PokerStars announced “revised pricing,” code for “rake increase” that is to go into effect next Monday, March 28th. In a post to the PokerStars corporate blog, Eric Hollreiser, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Amaya Inc. and PokerStars, explained that the changes com [...]


  • PokerStars Goes Live in New Jersey, Initial Numbers Mixed

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    After a four-day period where the software was tested and approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, PokerStars once again is alive and well on U. S. soil – or at least New Jersey soil as a part of their online gaming and poker industry. Partnering with Resorts Casino Hotel, PokerS [...]


  • PokerStars New Jersey Soft Launch Begins Today

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    Today is a historic day in the United States as it is the first day in which PokerStars is up and running as a legal, regulated online poker room. Wednesday marks the start of the “soft launch” for PokerStars in New Jersey, when the poker site will host live internet poker games on a limited [&h [...]


  • Eighth Wave of U.S. Full Tilt Repayments Coming

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    There are thousands of you out there in the interwebaverse who get tucked into bed every night, cozy and content in the knowledge the Full Tilt funds you once had frozen after Black Friday are now safe and sound in your bank account (until an international hacking syndicate takes down the U.S. banki [...]


  • TonyBet Launches Performance-Based Rakeback System

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    TonyBet Poker, which bills itself as the “first-ever global Open Face Chinese Poker site” launched a new rakeback system this week, making an interesting change to how we normally look at rake rebates. As everyone reading this likely knows, online poker players are often able to receive a portio [...]


  • 888poker to Launch New Loyalty Program, Eliminate Rakeback

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    888poker recently demonstrated that it will become the latest online poker room to make a significant move toward catering to recreational players at the possible expense of high volume grinders, announcing that it will introduce a new rewards program on March 28th, 2016. In a post on Two Plus Two, [...]


  • PokerStars Announces First $1 Million Freeroll of 2016

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    After poker players boycotted PokerStars for the first time at the beginning of December 2015, Amaya Inc.’s Vice President of Corporate Communications Eric Hollreiser posted on the PokerStars blog, apologizing for some of the missteps in communicating the VIP program changes (against which the pla [...]


  • What is Six-Plus Hold’em?

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    Last week, the iPoker Network, which is composed of such online poker rooms as TitanPoker, William Hill, and Ladbrokes Poker, rolled out a new poker variant called Six-Plus Hold’em. Unlike other new poker games that have come along over the last few years, this isn’t another “fast fold” game [...]


  • Swedish Appeals Court Acquits Svenska Spel Botters for Dumb Reasons

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    Attention online poker botters: head over to Svenska Spel if you know what’s good for you. Then again, you might all just be competing against each other, so your efforts might be futile. Why, you may ask? Recently, a group of five Svenska Spel account holders who were proven to have used bots to [...]


  • PokerStars Announces Launch Date for New Jersey Online Poker Site

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    Despite having several obstacles thrown in their path – and getting through each of them – it was announced late Thursday that PokerStars, the #1 online poker site in the international poker industry, would once again be allowed to play on U. S. shores, albeit only in the state of New Jersey at [...]


  • Winamax Introduces Aptly but Suspiciously Named Hit & Run Qualifiers

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    The phrase “hit and run” rarely has a positive connotation. In everyday life, it conjures up images of gangster movies. In poker, it is used to describe an instance when a player joins a table, scoops a big pot right away, then leaves. A hit and run artist typically leaves the player from whom h [...]


  • PokerStars, Full Tilt to Merge into Single Online Poker Room

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    In what looks like a cost cutting move, Amaya Inc. has decided to merge Full Tilt into the PokerStars gaming platform, effective sometime this coming spring. The two brands will stay separate, but all liquidity, accounts, and the VIP program will be merged under the PokerStars umbrella. In a press r [...]


  • MPN to Rework, Simplify Sit-and-Go Offerings

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    The Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) is getting set to clean up its Sit-and-Go offerings at the end of the month in order to both make games easier to find and more enjoyable for players. On Thursday, Microgaming’s Head of Poker Alex Scott detailed the changes, along with some of the reasoning, in [...]


  • PokerStars Eliminates Regular Heads-Up Cash Game Tables

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    The PokerStars makeover continues. This week, many players on the world’s largest online poker site have received e-mails telling them that their regular heads-up cash game tables will disappear on Friday, replaced with Zoom Poker tables. The e-mail was brief: We are writing to inform you that as [...]


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