Online Poker

  • PokerStars Reveals 2017 NJCOOP Schedule

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    PokerStars has released the schedule for the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOOP), a 46-event tournament series featuring more than $1.2 million in guaranteed prize pools. Of course, it is only open to people who can play from within New Jersey’s borders, but you knew that already. NJCOOP will run from September 30th through… Read more »


  • PokerStars Kills Beat the Clock Tournaments

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    Online poker rooms and networks are constantly trying to innovate, creating new games in order to keep players interested. PokerStars much by virtue of its standing as the world’s largest online poker room, as added many game types over the last few years (not necessarily their own original creations, mind you), most notably Zoom Poker… Read more »


  • Absolute Poker, UltimateBet Claims Being Reviewed, Disputed Claims Up Next

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    The Garden City Group (GCG), the Department of Justice-appointed claims administrator for millions of dollars-worth of lost Absolute Poker and UltimateBet deposits, announced this week that the deadline for claims submissions has passed. Petitions that were filed on time are being reviewed and after that phase is completed, the GCG will move on to look… Read more »


  • PokerStars Stretching Tournament Payout Structures

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    In an ongoing effort to satisfy more players, PokerStars is widening the pay structure of many of its tournaments today. In a blog post from late last week, Mike Jones, Poker Operations Manager for PokerStars, took readers through the online poker room’s history with tourney payouts and explained the reason for the changes. Jones hearkened… Read more »


  • Fedor Holz Signs with partypoker

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    Online poker room partypoker announced this week that it has signed German superstar Fedor Holz to its roster of sponsored poker pros. Holz, one of the most highly regarded and well liked poker players around, has been on absolute fire the last couple years, banking about $16.5 million in live tournaments since the beginning of… Read more »


  • PokerStars to Restrict Satellite Winners to One Prize Package Per Live Event

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    PokerStars has made yet another significant change to its online poker room policies, eliminating the ability for players to earn multiple seats into live tournaments via satellites. This is a massive departure from tradition, as many players (though not “many” relative to the total poker playing population) found satellites to be profitable endeavors past the… Read more »


  • America’s Cardroom, WPN Hit by DDoS Attack Again

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    It had been a while, but America’s Cardroom seemed due for another cyber attack. Yup, leading into the Labor Day weekend, ACR and its network, the Winning Poker Network, were hit with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, something that is unfortunately not a unique event for either the online poker room or the… Read more »


  • Bovada Re-Opens Online Poker Room

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    A little more than a year after closing its online poker room, Bovada has decided to re-open it, initially accepting players from nine countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and yes, the United States of America. So is this what making America great again was all about? Bovada took full advantage of… Read more »


  • 888poker Launches Flopomania

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    888poker launched its new game, Flopomania, on Sunday, three weeks after accidentally activating the Flopomania tables early (and that was the second time 888poker jumped the gun). The game is official now, though, and it seems that so far, players have been eager to try it out. A Flopomania game plays just like a regular… Read more »


  • Partypoker Withdraws from Australia

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    The fallout from the recent online gaming regulatory changes in Australia continues, as partypoker has announced that it will be withdrawing from the country’s internet poker market, effective August 31st. In a brief statement, which can be found on the website of party’s parent company, GVC Holdings, partypoker said: It has been announced that Australian… Read more »


  • AB, UB Claims Approval E-mails Hitting Inboxes

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    On Friday, Garden City Group, the claims administrator for the Absolute Poker and UltimateBet remissions process, began sending out e-mails to former players of the two online poker rooms, confirming the approvals of claims. AP and UB, which together comprised the CEREUS Network, are infamous in online poker history both for their superuser scandals perpetrated… Read more »


  • PokerStars Announces Withdrawal from Australia

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    PokerStars has sent an e-mail to its Australian players that it will withdraw from the Australia market in mid-September following the passage of a new online gambling bill in the country. The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill (2016) passed parliament on August 9th and effectively bars all internet gaming sites that are not licensed in Australia.… Read more »


  • PokerStars Introduces Usain Bolt Edition Zoom Poker Tables

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    As PokerStars’ push to attract and retain recreational players forges ahead, it has launched a new promotion, featuring, for the first time, a celebrity-branded poker table. Just days after retiring from his legendary sprinting career, Usain Bolt has lent his name to the – appropriately – Zoom Poker tables with the “PokerStars Zoom Usain Bolt… Read more »


  • PokerStars Launches Spin & Go Max Tournaments

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    PokerStars has launched a new Spin & Go format called…wait for it…Spin & Go Max which adds a heaping spoonful of variables to a Spin & Go game. The idea of Spin & Go Max is essentially the same as a Spin & Go, but rather than the predictability of the three player, winner-take-all format… Read more »


  • NJ State Senator Lesniak Wants to Open State’s Gambling Borders

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    When Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware launched their online gambling industries (just poker for the former, poker and casino games for the latter two), the gaming sites were restricted to accepting players only from within their respective states’ borders. It was kind of bullshit, but it was the way they could be compliant with federal… Read more »


  • MGM Launches Online Poker Site in New Jersey

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    MGM Resorts International has beefed up its internet presence in New Jersey, launching a pair of online gambling sites last week: playMGMpoker.com and playMGMcasino.com. The two sites made their “soft launch” on August 1st, meaning they had limited uptime while the company and state regulators made sure everything was going fine. The sites are now… Read more »


  • Amaya Changes Name to The Stars Group

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    PokerStars parent company Amaya Inc. has finally made the transition it previewed this spring, embracing the power of the PokerStars brand and changing its corporate name to The Stars Group. Along with the rebranding comes a headquarters move from Montreal to Toronto. In a brief press release, the company said: TORONTO, Canada – August 1,… Read more »


  • Partypoker Offers Initial Details for September Powerfest

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    Partypoker has unveiled the first details of the fall 2017 Powerfest online poker tournaments series, a series which will feature an insane 330 events (more than that, actually), a dozen Championship events, and $35 million in guaranteed prize pools. Powerfest will run September 3rd through September 24th. “Powerfest just keeps getting bigger and better so… Read more »


  • PokerStars Testing Shorter Time to Act at Select Cash Game Tables

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    In what seems to be a never-ending effort in the poker industry to speed up the games, PokerStars announced last week that it will be conducting a trial of some new “time to act” settings at its cash game tables. Announced in a post on the corporate blog, the goal of the new settings is… Read more »


  • PokerStars Bailing Out PKR Players Left Holding the Bag

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    One of the worst things that can happen in the online poker world is when a poker site closes shop, leaving players looking for another room at which to play. Even worse is when the poker site goes under and takes its customers’ money with it. But that’s exactly what happened in early May when… Read more »


  • UKGC Announces New Customer Account Access Regulations

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    The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) recently unveiled new regulations with the goal of making sure consumers are given better options by online gaming operators for ways to review their own gambling activity. The requirements that online operators will need to have in place by April 1st, 2018 are: •    ensure consumers are able to… Read more »


  • PokerStars Rolling Out Stars Rewards to All Markets

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    About a month-ish or so ago, PokerStars launched its new Stars Rewards loyalty program in Denmark and Italy. The world’s largest online poker room announced today that Stars Rewards has launched on Tuesday, July 4th in Spain, Portgual, and France and will roll out to the rest of the world on Thursday, July 6th. The… Read more »


  • WSOP Produced Largest Prize Pool in Nevada Online Poker History

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    It seems that with each passing year, the World Series of Poker sets new records. It did so on Saturday, as the $3,333 WSOP.com Online No-Limit High Roller bracelet event built the largest prize pool in Nevada online poker history. By extension, of course, the $1,335,600 prize pool was also the largest online prize pool… Read more »


  • Editorial: Just How Badly Do You Need to Play Online Poker?

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    What was the greatest loss from 2011’s “Black Friday?” There were millions of dollars tied up, which for some players was returned after nearly three years and others who never saw a nickel, and several top online poker rooms were either shuttered towards U. S. players (PokerStars) or dried up and shut down under nefarious… Read more »


  • Partypoker Changes Caribbean Poker Party Promo Structure

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    Online poker room partypoker announced on Friday that it has changed the structure of Caribbean Poker Party promotion because of player feedback. Most of the promo, which is highlighted by prize packages to the partypoker MILLIONS Caribbean in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, remains the same, with the main changes coming with the number of prizes… Read more »


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