BetMGM Online Series Kicks Off in Michigan This Weekend

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BetMGM is set to host its first online poker tournament series in Michigan, less than a month after the site launched. Simply called the BetMGM Online Series, it will run Sunday, April 18 through Sunday, April 25 and consist of ten events. The $75,000 guaranteed Main Event is the final tournament on the schedule and… Read more »

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PokerStars Inks Six New Ambassadors

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We are in a distinctly new era of online poker than we were in just a decade ago. During the poker boom, online poker rooms – Full Tilt Poker, especially – raced to sign as many poker pros and poker celebrities as they could to represent their sites. Black Friday killed most of that (and… Read more »

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PokerStars Announces 2021 SCOOP Schedule

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$100 million in guarantees Might as well make it a PokerStars new trifecta today. The Stars three-hit combo, if you will. On Tuesday, the world’s largest poker room announces the schedule for one of the world’s largest online poker festivals, the 2021 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). This year’s SCOOP will run April… Read more »

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2021 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship Canceled

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COVID-19 continues to have a say Major live poker tournaments have started returning to casinos, particularly in the United States, but we now have the first significant, confirmed casualty of 2021. On Wednesday, PokerStars announced that the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) has been canceled. Technically, it is “postponed,” but seeing as it… Read more »

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BetMGM Gives Michigan Its Second Online Poker Room

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Healthy competition Michigan has its second online poker room, as BetMGM launched its site on Monday. It sounded like there was a possibility that the switch wouldn’t be flipped until later in the week, but sure enough, the tables opened and Michiganders can now enjoy another online poker option. As one would expect, the tables… Read more »

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BetMGM Online Poker App Debuts in the Google Play Store

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No workarounds needed It is starting to get easier to download real money gambling apps to Android devices. Recently, BetMGM became the first real money online poker app to make an appearance in the Google Play store, simplifying the process for poker players in New Jersey to hit the felt on their mobile devices. It… Read more »

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GGPoker Ends Vanessa Kade’s Affiliate Relationship After Her Criticism of Dan Bilzerian Signing

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Unceremoniously expected Canadian poker player Vanessa Kade announced on Tuesday that GGPoker terminated her residual affiliate account. The reason: she spoke out against the company for its signing of Dan Bilzerian as a poker ambassador. Though it may seem like parting ways would be something Kade would be ok with, considering how critical she has… Read more »

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Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz, Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowski to Begin a Heads-Up Challenge This Week

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A long time coming We’ve got another heads-up challenge on our hands. On Tuesday, Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz confirmed that he and Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowski will square off against each other. Few details have been made public except that the stakes will be $100/$200 (or Euro?) and apparently Malinowski will be imbibing. The origins of the… Read more »

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Requiescat in Pace, Full Tilt Poker

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While my friend and colleague Dan Katz reported earlier this week on the closure of Full Tilt Poker (occurring today), it was big enough that I felt that I needed to add onto the remembrances of the site. While many may dwell on what was the end – and the nearly nomadic existence it has… Read more »

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Michigan Online Poker Industry Becomes #1 in U. S.

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It has barely been two weeks that online gaming and poker in Michigan has been live. In that short time, however, the state has rocketed to the top of the U. S. industry, bypassing other more established states. The reason for the influx of players is up for debate, however. Numbers Never Lie PokerStars MI… Read more »

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Entain Accused of Astroturfing Through Customer Group

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Entain, the parent company of partypoker, Ladbrokes, bwin, and more, is under fire in the United Kingdom over its initiative called The Players’ Panel. Safe gambling groups are accusing Entain from hiding its involvement in the group, which posts articles in which every day people talk about they enjoyment they get from gambling and how… Read more »

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Bwin’s Russia Site Closes, Customer Accounts Transferred to Parimatch

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Players left wondering over the weekend The Russia-facing arm of online gambling site bwin shut down over the weekend, a status which appears to be permanent. When trying to login, customers of bwin.ru saw the message, “Due to system maintenance work our websites are unfortunately unavailable at present. We thank you for your understanding.” But… Read more »

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PokerStars Launches Tetris Spin & Go Promotion

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Clear lines, advance levels PokerStars has never shied away from special Spin & Go promotions, but the one the online poker room just announced is a little different. While it’s still just a Spin & Go promo with leader boards and what-not, this time PokerStars has teamed up with Tetris, arguably the greatest video game… Read more »

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PokerStars Turbo Series Starts February 21

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Think fast! PokerStars has announced the schedule for the newest iteration of the Turbo Series, the fast-paced tournament series where no event will go past a single day. Running February 21 to March 7, the Turbo Series features 134 tournaments with more than $25 million in guaranteed prize pools. The Turbo Series is not one… Read more »

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PokerStars Announces Inaugural Michigan Championship of Online Poker

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What’s PokerStars without a COOP? We all knew it was coming, and less than two weeks after PokerStars went live in Michigan, PokerStars confirmed everyone’s expectations, announcing the first Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP). The Wolverine State’s “COOP” will run February 20 through March 8 and will have $1 million in total guaranteed prize… Read more »

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