Online Poker

  • Partypoker Changes Caribbean Poker Party Promo Structure

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    Online poker room partypoker announced on Friday that it has changed the structure of Caribbean Poker Party promotion because of player feedback. Most of the promo, which is highlighted by prize packages to the partypoker MILLIONS Caribbean in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, remains the same, with t [...]


  • Edgar Stuchly Out as President of PokerStars Live

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    After the tepid performance of the rollout of their rebranded tournament series, the President of PokerStars Live, Edgar Stuchly, has been terminated from his position. Stuchly was the boss of what had been one of the most powerful tournament poker schedules in the world circa 2011. Hired from Casin [...]


  • New Online Gambling Advocacy Group Ramps Up

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    A new online gambling industry trade group made itself known this week, with an aim to work toward helping internet gaming become legalized and regulated throughout the United States. iDEA (iDevelopment and Economic Association – which is a hell of a way to force a name into a handy acronym) repre [...]


  • Former Absolute Poker Head to be Sentenced

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    Former Absolute Poker president and co-founder Scott Tom is set to be sentenced on September 28th, 2017, for crimes relating to his role running what was once one of the top online poker rooms in the world. Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with his involvement in the infamous “Potripper” supe [...]


  • partypoker Adds VIP Level to Cashback Offering

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    When partypoker launched its Cashback rewards program a couple weeks ago, there was a little line at the bottom of the Cashback rewards page that indicated that some sort of VIP level was coming soon. And soon it did, as less than a week later, the online poker room announced the launch of the Diamo [...]


  • WSOP to Feature Three Online Bracelet Events

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    The World Series of Poker evolves every year; not everybody likes every change that is made, but it does appear that WSOP officials do take player suggestions into account and try to adjust to the times. Case in point: 2015, when the very first online bracelet event was held. It was by all indicatio [...]


  • Stars Rewards Hits PokerStars Denmark Market

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    The new PokerStars rewards system, logically named Stars Rewards, went live for players in Denmark last week; it should be available to Italians shortly. It is a significant departure from VIP program the world’s largest online poker room had previous and to this point, reviews are not good. Stars [...]


  • Online Player Sits Out, Misses Bad Beat Jackpot

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    If there is one thing we should have all learned by now, it is that there is no reason not to play online poker on a laptop or a mobile device. That way, you never have to take a pee break. It’s really that simple. Nature calls, take your laptop with you, and never miss […] [...]


  • Mike Sexton Leaves WPT, Goes All-In at partypoker

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    Not content to rest on its laurels while the World Series of Poker gets all the headlines, the World Poker Tour (WPT) dropped a stunner on Monday, announcing that the legendary Mike Sexton is retiring from his position as the WPT’s long-time co-announcer. Sexton, a Poker Hall of Famer and the “A [...]


  • partypoker Launches New Rakeback System

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    A new rakeback system went into effect on partypoker on Monday, May 22nd. The Cashback reward program, as it is called by partypoker, allows players to earn from 20 to 40 percent in rakeback per week. It really is a simple system, something that should be familiar to most people who have participate [...]


  • New Stars Rewards Program to Debut This Month in Denmark

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    We have been hearing from PokerStars about its new rewards program for what seems like a decade now, but according to a post on the PokerStars blog Wednesday, it looks like players will finally get to see it in action soon. PokerStars Director of Poker Innovation and Operations Severin Rasset said t [...]


  • PokerStars All Stars Competition Completed, Hatrick19911 Wins Top Honor

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    More PokerStars news, how fun! The first season of the PokerStars All Stars is in the books and the leader board winners have been determined. Ukranian player Hatrick19911 emerged as the overall champion of the top division, the All Stars Table, winning $25,453 across 4,686 hands. In addition to the [...]


  • Outage Hits PokerStars, Affects SCOOP

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    Technology can be a pain in the ass sometimes. As awesome as it is (it lets us play poker online!), it can let us down at the worst possible moments. That was the case yesterday on PokerStars, when the world’s largest poker room experienced an outage right in the middle of the Spring Championship [...]


  • Players Choose Progressive Knockout for PokerStars SCOOP Finale

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    The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) began this weekend and though the public could see the two-week schedule in its entirety online, that schedule had been incomplete until Monday. Still open was the Event #57, the Players’ Choice event, whose game type, as one would figure [...]


  • PKR Poker Shut Down For “Financial” Reasons

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    Once again demonstrating the need in the States of America for regulated online gaming and poker if not in the international industry, the online poker site PKR Poker seems to have shut their doors in citing “financial difficulties” as the reason for the shutdown. Over the past week, there has b [...]


  • MGM, GVC Team for New Jersey Online Casino/Poker Offering

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    According to announcements from the players involved, the New Jersey online gaming industry will be growing by one very soon. Last week, MGM Resorts International announced that they would be teaming with GVC Holdings PLC – the ownership behind partypoker – to bring a new entry into the Garden S [...]


  • PokerStars Opens Voting for SCOOP Players’ Choice Award

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    The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is underway, but there is one event on the schedule later this month in which the details have yet to be completed. The 57th and final event of the 2017 PokerStars SCOOP is the Players’ Choice event, where the game type is to be determined [...]


  • iPoker Network Withdraws from Poland

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    The iPoker Network has withdrawn all of its member sites from the Polish online gaming market in response to new gambling regulations that took effect on April 1st. Some sites, like William Hill and bet365, already left the market in March, but now it is everybody. Things like this have been happeni [...]


  • GAN Receives New Jersey Online Gaming License

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    B2B internet gaming software developer GAN – once known as GameAccount Network – announced last week that it has been granted an online gaming license by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). GAN initially applied back in 2013, so this has been a long time in coming. The company c [...]


  • New Jersey SCOOP Schedule Unveiled

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    Most of us here in the United States feel left out when it comes to all things online poker. PokerStars’ Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is about to start and I sit here in the Bible Belt, sad that I can’t struggle to min-cash in any of the events. Residents of New Jersey can’t [&h [...]


  • Ignition Casino Switches to Quick Seat Cash Game Lobby

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    Ignition Casino and its twin online poker room, Bodog, recently made a major change to their cash game lobbies, moving from the traditional table listing to what the poker rooms call the Quick Seat lobby. This lobby variation is nothing new; it has been around in the online poker world for years. Wh [...]


  • PokerStars Launches Omaha Spin & Go’s

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    Are you ready, PokerStars players? I mean, are you REALLY ready? Please get ready. Ready yourselves. PokerStars has launched Omaha Spin & Go games. Omaha! Peyton Manning loves it! “Omaha is a highly enjoyable poker variant and was quite high up on our players’ request list to deliver it as a [...]


  • PartyPoker Gives Grinders Something to Do, Launches Newest Gladiator Promo

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    As we have discussed numerous times on this site, online poker rooms and networks have been moving to recreational player-friendly models for a few years now. Poker pros and serious amateurs are finding their opportunities to grind for rewards more limited now than in the past, while casual players [...]


  • Claims Process for Lost Absolute Poker Funds Begins

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    Now that the claims process for players’ lost Full Tilt Poker funds is just about over, it’s time for – SURPRISE! – Absolute Poker claims. Seriously (or Cereusly…get it?). Absolute Poker. Full Tilt Poker naturally got all the headlines after Black Friday as it was an extremely high profile [...]


  • New PokerStars VIP System Nears

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    PokerStars has been gradually changing its VIP system and previewing coming changes for about a year and a half now. On Monday, the world’s largest online poker site put out another announcement, still a bit short on details, but still offering us a further glimpse of what is to come. In a blog po [...]


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