DDoS Attack Hobbles partypoker

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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have unfortunately become a fact of life in online poker. While they are not a regular occurrence in the industry, they do happen often enough where they are expected. How they affect the poker sites all depends on the intensity of the attack and the effectiveness of the site’s… Read more »

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Phil Galfond Addresses Table Caps at Run It Once

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Late last week, professional poker player Phil Galfond posted another update as to the progress of his upcoming real money online poker room, Run It Once. This time, the main topic was table caps, that is, the maximum number of tables a player is allowed to have open and active at once. It seems like… Read more »

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PokerStars Debuts Unfold

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You know what’s the worst? Folding trash hole cards pre-flop only to see that you would have had the sneaky best hand and a shot to scoop a huge pot. Well, I suppose the worst is having your Aces cracked or your opponent hit a one-outer on the river, but you catch my drift. Well,… Read more »

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MPN Launches New Prima Poker Client

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On Thursday, the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) introduced a new version of its poker client to several of its skins, hopefully allowing the network to be able to roll out updates and feature additions much more smoothly in the future. The new client is named “Prima,” in reference to the original name of the network,… Read more »

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MGM Strikes Online Gaming Deals with GVC, Boyd Gaming

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MGM Resorts International announced two big partnerships Monday, setting the stage for it to potentially become a major player in the online gaming arena. In two separate press releases, MGM revealed deals with both GVC Holdings and brick-and-mortar gambling rival, Boyd Gaming. GVC Holdings GVC Holdings, though not exactly a household name in internet gambling… Read more »

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PokerStars Ends Showtime Hold’em, Teases “Unfold”

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In a move that likely came as a disappointment to some, but hopefully a surprise to nobody, PokerStars removed the specialty game Showtime Hold’em from its cash game lobby on Monday. This was a scheduled change and is something that PokerStars has done before. The more interesting thing is that the online poker room has… Read more »

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PokerHost was a Vagabond

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Say your goodbyes to your favorite tablemates while you still can, for online poker room PokerHost will be shutting down for good on July 31st. Not shutting down only on its current network as it has done so many times before, but closing once and for all. The announcement was originally made by the poker… Read more »

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MicroMillions Returning to PokerStars

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PokerStars has announced the return of its popular low stakes tournament series, MicroMillions, not that it was ever in doubt. MicroMillions 14 will be held July 16th through July 29th on PokerStars.com and will feature 121 events with buy-ins ranging from $0.11 (yes, eleven cents) to $22. Even I can afford that. Hell, if I… Read more »

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PokerStars Launches Moneymaker PSPC Tour

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PokerStars announced on Tuesday the launch of a new live poker tour, but unlike most live tours, this one will be affordable for just about everybody. And I’m not talking “affordable” as in “poker affordable” like $565 buy-ins. No, the newly created Moneymaker PSPC Tour will feature headlining tournaments with buy-ins of just $86. The… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Online Gaming Licensing Off to Slow Start

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When Pennsylvania became the fourth state to pass online gaming and poker regulation, it was expected that there would be a flood of activity fighting for those licenses. Instead, it appears that there has been a bit of a slow start to the licensing procedures, perhaps jeopardizing the opening of the Pennsylvania industry later this… Read more »

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Spin & Goal Promo Underway at PokerStars

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Soccer (er…football) fans around the world are jacked for the start of the FIFA World Cup tomorrow and as online poker players might have expected, PokerStars is running a special Spin & Goal promotion to celebrate. And it’s called – obviously – Spin & Goal. As is the case with every Spin & Go…spin-off…Spin &… Read more »

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partypoker.eu Launches for Players in France, Spain

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Last week, partypoker became the second online poker site to join the player pools of France and Spain, as it launched partypoker.eu. PokerStars was the first site to do so back in January. “I am extremely enthusiastic about joining partypoker to actively support their efforts to bring back the ‘Poker First’ mentality, live and online,”… Read more »

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PokerStars Launches Showtime Hold’em

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Last week, we talked about PokerStars getting rid of the goofy Split Hold’em, a game in which two different sets of community cards were dealt and how Poker Industry PRO discovered table graphics which indicated some new games were coming. And sure enough, PokerStars announced on Wednesday that one of those games has arrived: Showtime… Read more »

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PokerStars Dumps Split Hold’em, More New Games Teased

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PokerStars removed the new cash game Split Hold’em from its lobby this week, but according to Poker Industry PRO (pay wall), it will soon be replaced with another new game type. Split Hold’em was well received by players, but it must not have generated the rake that PokerStars wanted, or else it would still be… Read more »

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PokerStars Responds to Gordon Vayo Lawsuit

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Last week’s big news in poker circles was the lawsuit filed by professional poker player Gordon Vayo against PokerStars in U.S. District Court. We covered it, every poker media outlet covered it (mainstream news site, Forbes, covered it before everyone), and the poker internet message forums are talking about it. On Monday morning, The Stars… Read more »

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Run It Once Will Not Permit HUDs

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In April, Phil Galfond – after a lengthy silence about his upcoming online poker room – finally provided the poker public with updates as to the progress of Run It Once, promising to be more forthcoming with further updates as the launch date drew nearer. Last week, he provided another, lengthy post detailing a major… Read more »

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