Microgaming Poker Network to Shut Down in 2020

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In a surprising statement to the online poker community, the Microgaming Poker Network, according to their managing director, will be shutting down. The closure of the longtime online poker venture will occur at some point in 2020, probably in the mid- to late stages of the year. MPN Looks to Stave off a Run on… Read more »

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New Jersey Enjoys Another Record-Breaking Month for Online Gaming; Poker? Well…

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It seems as though there is nothing that will stop the steamroller that is the New Jersey online gaming industry. After smashing records in July with their “take” – revenues from the games – the Garden State’s online gaming industry came back in August and crushed their newly set record. There remains one issue, however…the… Read more »

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Universal Championship of Poker Set to Begin at MPN

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When it comes to online poker tournament series, the focus is always on PokerStars with its Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) and the currently-running World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). Full Tilt Poker’s FTOPS was also very popular, but Full Tilt no longer exists except as a skin of PokerStars. But poker players who… Read more »

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GGPoker to Introduce “Smart Betting” Software Feature

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If you are reading this from the United States, there is a good chance that you have never heard of the online poker network GGPoker. Hell, I read about poker for a living and I barely know anything about it. Europeans might not know much about it, either. GGPoker, while open to most countries across… Read more »

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PokerStars Cuts Cash Game Multi-Table Cap to Four

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PokerStars stunned the poker world on Tuesday when it announced that it is capping the number of simultaneous cash game tables at which one can play at just four. This number, down from 24, applies to “regular” cash game tables. Zoom Poker games and tournaments are unaffected. PokerStars liked what it saw in tests The… Read more »

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PokerStars Publishes 2019 WCOOP Schedule

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Fall is one of the best times of year for online poker. The weather begins to cool so people have more of a desire to stay inside (unless you are me, can’t stand hot weather, and prefer to venture outdoors when it cools off). The kids go back to school so we grown-ups have more… Read more »

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PokerStars Launches All-in Cash Out at Real Money Tables

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All-In Cash Out only for micro-stakes A few weeks ago, PokerStars began testing a new All-in Cash Out feature on its play-money .NET client. Apparently, that testing went well, because the poker room announced on Monday that the feature is now live on the real-money, .COM client. It is only an option at the micro-stakes… Read more »

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PokerStars Testing All-in Cash Out Tables on .NET Platform

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It is not often that we write about PokerStars.net on this site, as PokerStars.net is for play money only and really, who cares about play money poker?* Recently, though, PokerStars.net pushed a software update that added something called All-in Cash Out tables to its cash game lobby as a way to test them for possible… Read more »

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Partypoker to Test Real Names at Cash Game Tables

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In a decision that goes contrary to the move toward anonymous tables at many online poker sites, partypoker recently announced that it will allow players to use their real names at cash game tables. ….the chance to build more of a community feel around the tables. The brief mention in a longer blog post that… Read more »

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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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