PokerStars Launches Novelty Game Tournaments

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Did you ever play any of the novelty cash games at PokerStars last year and think to yourself, “Self, I wish I could play this game in a four-hour long tournament.” Well, you are in luck, as three of those novelty games are now available in multi-table tournament format at the world’s largest online poker… Read more »

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Rob Yong Addresses partypoker’s Software Changes

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Last week, partypoker, one of the leading online poker rooms, launched a major software update with the goal of making the poker environment more hospitable for casual players. Significant changes included banning heads-up displays (HUDs) and the elimination of downloadable hand histories. Recently, partypoker partner Rob Yong posted an article on the partypoker blog to… Read more »

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MPN Making Hand Histories Easier to Obtain

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As partypoker moves to purge its site of third-party software tools (and partypoker is only the latest one to do this, not the only one), another online poker network is doing the exact opposite. The Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) announced on Monday that it is going to make tracking hands easier to do than it… Read more »

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New partypoker Update Live, Hand Histories Gone

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Players logging into partypoker on Monday were greeting with a significant client update, designed with the goal of making casual players have more fun and feel more comfortable on the site. As previewed a few weeks ago, partypoker is putting the kibosh on most “third-party tracking tools,” things like PokerTracker and Hold’em Manager. These tools… Read more »

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Partypoker Banned More Bots in May

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We are a little late to the party on this one (no pun intended), but partypoker recently issued its monthly report on bot account banishment, announcing that it purged 42 accounts in May. 33 of those bot accounts were from the main, “dot com” site, while the other nine were on the “dot eu” site… Read more »

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GVC Earns Nevada Online Poker License, partypoker On the Way

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About a week ago, reports emerged that GVC Holdings, the parent company of partypoker, was gunning for an online gaming license in Nevada in order to launch partypoker in the Silver State. On Tuesday, this was confirmed, as GVC announced that it has received its licensing approval in Nevada as well as a “transactional waiver”… Read more »

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PokerStars VR Available on Oculus Quest

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Fans of virtual reality poker got a boost last week when PokerStars announced that its virtual reality product, the appropriately named PokerStars VR, has now been made available on the new Oculus Quest. Those unfamiliar with virtual reality headsets may have heard of the Oculus Rift, one of the major brands in virtual reality gaming.… Read more »

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Daniel Negreanu & PokerStars End Partnership After 12 Years

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It’s been quite the past week for Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu. The 44-year old poker professional married his fiancée Amanda Leatherman in an absolutely lovely oceanfront ceremony in California on Saturday, marking the second time that Negreanu has headed into wedded bliss. Yesterday, Negreanu took to Twitter to post a video which featured… Read more »

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Partypoker May Be Eyeing Nevada: Report

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According to OnlinePokerReport.com (OPR), partypoker might be looking to enter the Nevada online poker market. The possibility comes from a licensing application filed by partypoker’s parent company GVC Holdings, which has already made it through one regulatory hurdle. Live Poker Huge in Nevada, Online Not So Much Even though Nevada is the gambling hub of… Read more »

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Partypoker Deletes 94 More Bot Accounts

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It is a constant struggle in the online poker industry to fight cheaters and frankly, online poker rooms have fallen well short time and time again for the past couple decades. There are many reasons for this: lack of effective detection technology, unwillingness to admit that cheaters abound, or even an acceptance of such accounts,… Read more »

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6+ Hold’em Tournaments Part of PokerStars SCOOP This Week

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Earlier this month, we reported that PokerStars was getting ready to launch “novelty game” tournaments based on new filters that were added to the PokerStars poker client. There was no indication as to when any of these tournaments would appear in the lobby, but now we have answers. On Friday, PokerStars announced that 6+ Hold’em… Read more »

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PokerStars to Launch Novelty Game Tourneys

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Last year, PokerStars introduced a “novelty” cash game every few months as a way to keep things fresh, a way to keep players interested in cash game poker. Mix things up, you know? The games, though, were only temporary, which obviously would not please people who enjoyed them. At the same time, it was known… Read more »

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Report: partypoker to Prohibit HUDs

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According to a report from PokerFuse, partypoker is on the verge of prohibiting the use of heads-up displays (HUDs), a move that it hopes will make the poker experience more enjoyable for recreational players. HUDs are overlays on the poker table produced by third-party poker tracking software. Historically, online poker rooms have made personal hand… Read more »

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Chris Moorman Wins 30th Triple Crown, Extending Record

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In the world of online poker, there are few achievements that garner more respect that one that was created by PocketFives.com, the online poker monitor who has compiled statistics on the online game. PocketFives was responsible for the creation of the Triple Crown, an achievement of winning poker tournaments on three different online sites in… Read more »

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PokerStars Slapped with NJ Sports Betting Fine

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PokerStars got sent to the principal’s office in New Jersey this month, hit with the state’s largest-ever sports betting fine. Now, before you get too excited, keep in mind that this is PokerStars, which has a seemingly bottomless supply of cash and the fine was only $10,000. The violations committed by TSG Interactive US Service… Read more »

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PokerStars Bans Seating Scripts Completely

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In early March, PokerStars began restricting the use of third-party software tools, namely seating scripts, in an effort to improve the poker environment for its players. Unfortunately, the policy move didn’t quite work out as intended and in response, the online poker room tightened its restrictions, banning seating scripts altogether. Seating Scripts are Abusive A… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Online Gaming Industry to Go Live July 15

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It’s been a long time coming. But on July 15, the fourth state in the States of America will go live with online casino gaming and poker. On that date, Pennsylvania will complete the long, traveled road to join Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey as states that offer online casino gaming activities. Regulators Announce Opening… Read more »

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WPN to Crack Down on Bots, Implements Reimbursement Policy

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In light of a Twitch stream that showcased an obvious bot, the Winning Poker Network (WPN) and its premiere site, America’s Cardroom (ACR), have instituted a new reimbursement policy for those who have been cheated by bots. Also notable is the fact that this is a rare instance in which WPN and ACR have publicly… Read more »

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Partypoker Culls 277 Bot Accounts

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Back in the early days of online poker and especially during the poker boom of the mid-aughts, the biggest concern online poker players – and maybe more so prospective online poker players – had was whether or not the games were on the up-and-up. “Online Poker is Rigged” threads on message boards were simultaneously popular… Read more »

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