Online Poker

  • 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    The iPoker Network has withdrawn all of its member sites from the Polish online gaming market in response to new gambling regulations that took effect on April 1st.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 [...]


  • PokerStars Leaning Less on Sports Stars for Marketing

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    For a decade, PokerStars has used sports stars to market its online poker room, with a particular emphasis on the marketing strategy in recent years. According to a recent e-mail to the site’s affiliates, though, it appears that this strategy may be about to disappear. The notice to affiliates rea [...]


  • MPN Hand History Changes Coming in April

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    The Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) is preparing to make changes to both the content and storing of hand histories in order to protect casual players. The changes, discussed in a blog post by Head of Product (Network Games) at Microgaming Alex Scott earlier this month, will go into effect in April. [...]


  • Partypoker Releases Preliminary Details for May Pokerfest

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    So PokerStars has announced its 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker schedule, but not to be outdone (well, it will be at least a little outdone), partypoker has also released some preliminary details for its big online poker tournament series this spring, Powerfest. Powerfest will run May 7th t [...]


  • PokerStars Announces 2017 SCOOP Schedule

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    PokerStars has released the schedule for the 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), one that promises to be the poker room’s most ambitious yet. Last year’s SCOOP broke all sorts of PokerStars records, but this one will be a week longer, and have $55 million in guaranteed prize pools, [...]


  • WPN Warns of Phishing Scam

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    Customers of online poker rooms on the Winning Poker Network (WPN) were the targets of a phishing scam this week, receiving an e-mail that falsely confirmed a deposit on the network. A link was provided for players to check on the deposit, but that link did not take players to their account, but rat [...]


  • Online Gambling Amendment Passes in Australia, Poker Banned

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    Australian online poker players, welcome to the hell we have had to deal with in the United States. On Tuesday, the Australian Senate passed the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016, effectively eliminating online poker from the country’s entertainment landscape. The bill was introduced in Nov [...]


  • Colombia Gambling Agency Draws Up Online Gaming Blacklist

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    Blacklists are not generally considered a good thing. I mean, right when you hear the word “blacklist,” you kind of recoil and nearly inaudibly say, “egh,” don’t you. Well, there are a lot of people making “who farted?” faces in Colombia right now, as the South American country’s gam [...]


  • PokerStars Announces Increased Support to Right to Play Charity

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    The connotation of gambling is not typically a positive one; gamblers are not typically thought by “outsiders” to be generous or philanthropic. We in the poker industry know better, though, as every year, there are loads of live and online charity tournaments and funding drives, highlighted by t [...]


  • BetOnline Addresses Alleged Live Dealer BlackJack Cheating Incident

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    As we told you on Tuesday, there has been a lot of talk in the past week about an incident on BetOnline.com in which a live blackjack dealer appeared to cheat a player. The site has responded by saying it is investigating the incident; it has also jettisoned the provider that had been running the [& [...]


  • BetOnline Live Blackjack Dealer Allegedly Cheats Player

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    Online blackjack has been around for just about as long as online poker has and while plenty of people have been skeptical of the poker random number generators (RNGs), many more have been skeptical of RNGs used in blackjack. Online operators compete against the players, so even though the odds are [...]


  • PokerStars Alpha Testing Bonkers New Power Up Poker Game

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    Hold onto your butts, everyone. A new poker game from PokerStars is in the pipeline. And this isn’t just another Spin & Go or Zoom Poker variation. Power Up, now in very limited Alpha testing, is something that takes a game of hold’em and quite literally adds new cards that give players the [...]


  • PokerStars to Launch Czech Site This Week

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    PokerStars announced this morning that it will be launching its new Czech Republic site, PokerStars.CZ, on Thursday, February 16th. The announcement comes two weeks after the world’s largest online poker room revealed that it had been granted a new Czech gaming license. That license was issued Jan [...]


  • Bodog Announces Latin America Expansion

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    In an e-mail sent to its affiliate marketers this week, Bodog announced that it will be expanding into 15 Latin American countries next week. That concise e-mail is as follows: We are excited to announce that, as of February 15, our partnered brands Bovada and Bodog will be launching their product o [...]


  • MPN Implementing Sit-and-Go Changes

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    As part of an ongoing effort to clean up its game offerings, the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) announced recently that it will soon be making some changes to its Sit-and-Go’s. The end result will be that rather than having multitudes of related – yet different – Sit-and-Go options mu [...]


  • PokerStars Earns Czech Republic Gaming License

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    PokerStars announced on Tuesday that it has received a license to operate its online casino and poker room in the Czech Republic, the first site to do so under the country’s new gaming laws. The license was granted January 28th and PokerStars.cz should be ready to go within the next few days. “W [...]


  • PokerStars Introducing “Seat Me” to Combat Bumhunters

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    If you play online poker or have at least been keeping up with poker news, you know that over the last few years, online poker rooms and networks have made a concerted effort to make their games more appealing to recreational players by implementing features that strip away advantages from professio [...]


  • 2017 PokerStars TCOOP Underway

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    The PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) began Monday and will stuff 65 tournaments into just a dozen days through January 29th. There will be $15 million in prize pool guarantees, $2.5 million of which will be in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event on the final day of the 2017 [...]


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