PokerStars Launches 6+ Hold’em

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It was a poorly-kept secret for months, but on Tuesday PokerStars finally launched “6+,” a game also known in poker circles (and on the PokerStars blog) as 6+Hold’em. 6+ Hold’em follows several novelty cash games from 2018, though PokerStars has not said if it will temporary like its predecessors. 6+ Hold’em gets its name from… Read more »

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PokerStars Announces Winter Series

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You know how PokerStars likes to run tournament series that have two or three different buy-in levels for the same event? Well, call PokerStars Gillette, because fuck everything, they’re doing FOUR buy-in levels! The online poker giant announced the Winter Series on Wednesday, a tournament series which will feature 60 events with four different buy-in… Read more »

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Details of 888poker’s Pick’em8 Emerge

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When I play video games, there are often times when I have to wait for more players to join before the game starts. Since I apparently have the patience of a four-year old, I always find myself grabbing my phone and just surfing around for no reason, rather than just waiting a minute for the… Read more »

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PokerStars Cleared for Operations in Pennsylvania

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Life just got a bit more difficult for online poker operators in the state of Pennsylvania. After a meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday, the online poker behemoth PokerStars was cleared for authorization in the Keystone State. Not only will PokerStars be able to offer their popular online poker software, they will… Read more »

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Phil Galfond Talks About Run It Once Streaming in New Update

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Poker pro Phil Galfond still has yet to launch his online poker site, Run It Once, but he did post another update on Monday, this time explaining one way in which Run It Once intends to reward players. This is not the main rewards program, but it certainly an interesting one. The program, called “streamR”… Read more »

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PokerStars Introduces Fusion

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Back in the good old days, the days when I could play on the corrupt UltimateBet from the United States, I loved playing off the beaten path games. Crazy Pineapple was my favorite, a game in which you are dealt three hole cards and discard one after the flop. I was pretty darn good at… Read more »

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MGM, Golden Nugget Apply for Pennsylvania Online Gaming Licenses

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With the Pennsylvania casinos finished with submitting their applications for interactive gaming licenses (most have been approved at this point), operators from outside the state – “qualified gaming entities” – were permitted to file their own applications for the leftover licensing slots from October 15th to October 30th. Unless we hear otherwise, it appears that… Read more »

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PokerStars Announces SECOOP for Spain, France, and Portugal

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On Tuesday, PokerStars announced a new tournament series, specifically for players in Spain, France, and Portugal, dubbed the Southern Europe Championship of Online Poker (SECOOP). It’s another Championship of Online Poker! Another COOP! We’ll just have to make sure we don’t misspell it, lest people think we’re talking about the Spring Championship of Online Poker… Read more »

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MPN Improves Tables in Latest Software Update

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In July, the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) launched a complete rework of its software client, named Prima. At the time, it was released as a “Minimal Viable Product,” meaning that many features that one might expect were missing in favor of simply having a strong, foundational software package sooner rather than later. Yesterday, MPN began… Read more »

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PokerStars Introduces PokerStars VR

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When I was a background extra in a movie a couple years ago (1 – sick brag! 2 – Melissa McCarthy’s Life of the Party – look for me as a groomsman in a wedding scene!), a fellow extra was for some reason fascinated by what I do for a living and was very interested… Read more »

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Winamax Struck by DDoS Attack

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Look, I won’t begin to pretend to know how to properly secure an online poker site. I used to be an IT consultant, but that was ages ago and I was not involved at all in network security. So far be it for me to criticize, but man, these Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks… Read more »

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Report: PokerStars Jettisoning Unfold

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Just over a month ago, PokerStars debuted a new cash game called Unfold, saying that it was a permanent addition to the lineup. Not much more than a month later, and PokerStars has reversed course, deciding to ditch the unique game. According to pokerfuse, which routinely breaks the news of new, upcoming PokerStars games, Unfold… Read more »

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Six-Plus Hold’em On the Way at PokerStars

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As they are wont to do, the good folks over at PokerFuse have combed the pre-downloaded graphics for an upcoming PokerStars update and have found that the next – and likely temporary – cash game on the world’s largest online poker site will be Six-Plus Hold’em. PokerFuse previously broke the news of Split Hold’em, Showtime… Read more »

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PokerStars Extends Olive Branch to Players After DDoS Attacks

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Following last week’s technical difficulties that were the result of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, PokerStars has scheduled a series of freerolls for affected players as a an effort to apologize for the game disruptions. On Twitter, PokerStars said there will be five freerolls beginning tomorrow, August 22nd. Each will present $100,000 in… Read more »

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Three Casinos Receive Online Gaming Licenses in Pennsylvania

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Looking to get their online gaming industry up and running before the end of 2018, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has officially granted approval to three casinos for online gaming operations. Who Will Be First to Open? In July, nine casinos in the 13-casino operation in the state of Pennsylvania applied for licenses for online… Read more »

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PokerStars Admits it Has Suffered DDoS Attacks

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For the past few years, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have become the norm in the poker world. Just last week, partypoker admitted that they had been the target of such attacks that have hindered their operations. Now the #1 online poker site in the industry, PokerStars, admits that they have also been targeted… Read more »

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Winamax Boots Two Accounts for Botting

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French online poker site Winamax has concluded an investigation into alleged bot play by banning two accounts, seizing the funds of one of them. In an interesting decision, the poker room’s management made the results of their investigation public. The controversy started about two months ago, when players on ClubPoker, a French-language poker message board,… Read more »

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PokerStars Launches Live Dealer Games on PokerStars Play App

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PokerStars announced Wednesday that it has become the first online gaming company to feature live dealer games on a social gaming mobile app. The app is PokerStars Play, a free-to-play gambling app (featuring primarily poker) with optional chip purchases for real money. The two new games, War of Bets and Bet on Poker, were developed… Read more »

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