Poker Players Alliance Calls for Financial Donations

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For the first time in the organization’s history, the Poker Players Alliance has sent out a desperation call for donations to aid in their work. After taking the helm of the PPA last week from the departing John Pappas (who will depart the organization at the end of February), new PPA president Rich Muny issued… Read more »

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WPT Partners with Zynga Poker

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The World Poker Tour (WPT) announced Wednesday that it has entered into a partnership with Zynga “to bring the WPT experience into Zynga Poker,” which means the launch of WPT-themed tournaments to Zynga Poker later in 2018. “We’re incredibly proud to bring the World Poker Tour to Zynga Poker,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the… Read more »

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UK Regulator Settles on Agreement with Gaming Operators Over Unfair Deposit Bonus Practices

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The United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority [CMA] announced last week that three online gambling operators who were under investigation for unfair promotional practices have agreed to change said practices to make them more consumer-friendly. The three operators – Ladbrokes, William Hill, and PT Entertainment – have all signed documents laying out what will now… Read more »

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Partypoker to Roll Out Software Update, New Power Series Schedule

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On Friday, partypoker announced that it will release a software update on February 24th which will “see a number of significant improvements to the playing experience.” In the same blog post, the online poker also revealed that it will launch the new Power Series on March 5th. Let’s take a closer look at each. The… Read more »

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partypoker Inks Philipp Gruissem

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Hey, it’s a day of the week and partypoker has added yet another player to its list of sponsored pros. This time it is German poker player Philipp Gruissem, also known as “philbort” online. Gruissem only started playing poker nine years ago, got hooked when he won a tournament for $200, and is now a… Read more »

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partypoker Releases 2018 Tournament Series Schedule

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One of the nice things about the beginning of the year is that we move away from the holiday live tournament doldrums and get right into tournament season. The same holds true online and on Friday, while the site is in the midst of its Powerfest series, partypoker announced the full schedule of 10 online… Read more »

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Isaac Haxton Joins partypoker

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Online poker room partypoker has added yet another pro to its roster of ambassadors, Isaac “Ike” Haxton, who immediately becomes one of the most prominent members of the partypoker team. Partypoker has been a tear lately in its signings, inking the likes of Fedor Holz, 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Martin Jacobsen,… Read more »

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Betcoin to Re-Launch Bitcoin Online Poker Room

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Bitcoin online gambling site Betcoin shut its poker room down on Christmas, but a month later it has announced that the poker room will soon reopen. Interestingly, the decision to rev things back up looks to be because of Betcoin’s bad beat jackpot. Betcoin is one of the oldest sites to deal exclusively in Bitcoin… Read more »

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Million Dollar Bad Beat Jackpot Hit on Chico Network

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You don’t hear much about online poker bad beat jackpots anymore. Back in “the day,” they were quite popular, as players loved having that miniscule chance at a gigantic payday in what would otherwise be a regular cash game. But over time, people stopped wanted to pay the extra drop for the jackpot and the… Read more »

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Unibet Pares Back High Stakes Cash Games

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It has been a while since we have heard of an online poker room cutting back its high stakes cash game offerings, but here we are again. Unibet Poker has announced that it has removed its highest level of cash game, the €800 No-Limit and Pot-Limit tables. There was not a whole lot of action… Read more »

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Bitcoin Poker Site Betcoin Poker Closes

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Betcoin.ag, an online gambling site that was one of the first to deal exclusively in cyber currency, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum, closed its poker room on Christmas day. The online casino and sportsbooks are still active. The use of Bitcoin – and later other cyber currencies – started getting popular in the online poker… Read more »

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Grand Poker Network Unavailable for Over a Month

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When people – lawmakers, in particular – argue against regulating online gambling, point them to stories like this to show them why it is needed. Lightly trafficked online poker network, the Grand Poker Network, has been offline for about five weeks without any real indication as to when – or even if – it will… Read more »

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partypoker Eliminates Inactivity Fees

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After Black Friday, like a lot of poker players living in the United States, I stopped playing online poker. I had money on one or two sites and dabbled here and there, but for the most part, I quit because a) there was little traffic where I had money and b) I decided it wasn’t… Read more »

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PokerStars Expects to Compete in Pennsylvania Online Poker Market

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At the end of October, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill to legalize and regulate online gambling – including poker – in the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania is now the fourth state – behind Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey – to legalize online poker, so now the discussions in the poker community revolve around when, exactly,… Read more »

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Bovada Launches Jackpot Sit & Go’s

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It took long enough, but Bovada Poker finally joined the year 2017 and launched its own version of the Lottery Sit & Go called Jackpot Sit & Go. Actually, I shouldn’t be harsh in such a sarcastic tone, as Bovada only recently brought its online poker room back to life after selling it to Ignition… Read more »

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Nevada F2P Poker Site acePLAY to Fold

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Nevada-based free-to-play poker and casino sites, acePLAYPoker.com and acePLAYCasino.com, have announced that they will be closing in less than a month. Yes, there were play money gambling sites in Nevada unrelated to WSOP.com. In a blog post, the farewell message was penned: It is with a heavy heart we are announcing that acePLAY Casino will… Read more »

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Second Wave of Absolute Poker Refunds Approved

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A month ago, former Absolute Poker (AP) customers who had their funds stolen by the site’s owners when AP disappeared after Black Friday saw the first wave of refunds hit their bank accounts. Those people who did not receive their money but still submitted valid claims should be seeing their money in the near future.… Read more »

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What Is the Path Forward for Online Poker After Pennsylvania?

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The passage on Thursday of online gaming, poker, and daily fantasy sports (DFS) regulations in the state of Pennsylvania (among other gaming such as video gaming terminals and “mini-casinos”) was arguably one of the most surprising things to occur this year. Although they had been discussing it for upwards of two years, legislators in Pennsylvania… Read more »

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Power Up Expands to More PokerStars Domains

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It now looks like if you have the ability to play on PokerStars for real money from wherever you live and DON’T have access to the new Power Up game, you are in the minority. After initially only rolling the game out to the .EU platform a couple weeks ago, PokerStars has now expanded it… Read more »

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