Online Poker

  • Mike Sexton Leaves WPT, Goes All-In at partypoker

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    Not content to rest on its laurels while the World Series of Poker gets all the headlines, the World Poker Tour (WPT) dropped a stunner on Monday, announcing that the legendary Mike Sexton is retiring from his position as the WPT’s long-time co-announcer. Sexton, a Poker Hall of Famer and the “A [...]


  • partypoker Launches New Rakeback System

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    A new rakeback system went into effect on partypoker on Monday, May 22nd. The Cashback reward program, as it is called by partypoker, allows players to earn from 20 to 40 percent in rakeback per week. It really is a simple system, something that should be familiar to most people who have participate [...]


  • New Stars Rewards Program to Debut This Month in Denmark

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    We have been hearing from PokerStars about its new rewards program for what seems like a decade now, but according to a post on the PokerStars blog Wednesday, it looks like players will finally get to see it in action soon. PokerStars Director of Poker Innovation and Operations Severin Rasset said t [...]


  • PokerStars All Stars Competition Completed, Hatrick19911 Wins Top Honor

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    More PokerStars news, how fun! The first season of the PokerStars All Stars is in the books and the leader board winners have been determined. Ukranian player Hatrick19911 emerged as the overall champion of the top division, the All Stars Table, winning $25,453 across 4,686 hands. In addition to the [...]


  • Outage Hits PokerStars, Affects SCOOP

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    Technology can be a pain in the ass sometimes. As awesome as it is (it lets us play poker online!), it can let us down at the worst possible moments. That was the case yesterday on PokerStars, when the world’s largest poker room experienced an outage right in the middle of the Spring Championship [...]


  • Players Choose Progressive Knockout for PokerStars SCOOP Finale

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    The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) began this weekend and though the public could see the two-week schedule in its entirety online, that schedule had been incomplete until Monday. Still open was the Event #57, the Players’ Choice event, whose game type, as one would figure [...]


  • PKR Poker Shut Down For “Financial” Reasons

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    Once again demonstrating the need in the States of America for regulated online gaming and poker if not in the international industry, the online poker site PKR Poker seems to have shut their doors in citing “financial difficulties” as the reason for the shutdown. Over the past week, there has b [...]


  • MGM, GVC Team for New Jersey Online Casino/Poker Offering

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    According to announcements from the players involved, the New Jersey online gaming industry will be growing by one very soon. Last week, MGM Resorts International announced that they would be teaming with GVC Holdings PLC – the ownership behind partypoker – to bring a new entry into the Garden S [...]


  • PokerStars Opens Voting for SCOOP Players’ Choice Award

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    The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is underway, but there is one event on the schedule later this month in which the details have yet to be completed. The 57th and final event of the 2017 PokerStars SCOOP is the Players’ Choice event, where the game type is to be determined [...]


  • 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 [...]


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