PokerStars to Power Down Power Up

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Those of you who are fans of PokerStars’ two-year old novelty game Power Up had better get your fill now, because the game’s days are numbered. According to PokerFuse, PokerStars is preparing to pull the plug on the poker/deck-building love child. No end date has been provided. “PokerStars has made the decision to remove [Power… Read more »

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PokerStars to Launch in Pennsylvania on Monday

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Online poker was legalized in Pennsylvania exactly two years ago, but there are still no online poker rooms up and running in the state. Online casinos exist, as do sportsbooks, but no internet poker. Until Monday. According to PlayPennsylvania, PokerStars will be the first online poker room to launch in the Keystone State on Monday.… Read more »

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MPN Pushing Out Its Final Poker Client Update

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The Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) is rolling out the final release of its Prima poker* client. In announcement last week, the network said v43.1 will be distributed by November 7th. Though the Prima poker client was only released last summer, this will be the last update because MPN is shutting down in 2020. Aside from… Read more »

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partypoker Reviving Tournament Dollars Next Week

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Online poker satellite tournaments can be quite the good time. They are a way for poor saps like me to find a way into an expensive tournament at a lower price point. They can also be a cool way to make a profit, as they typically require a slightly different strategy, since oftentimes multiple spots… Read more »

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PokerStars Introduces Spin & Go Flash

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If you have been playing on PokerStars the last few years and have enjoyed revving up some Spin & Go tournaments but thought to yourself, “Man, these three-handed, hyper-turbo Sit-and-Go’s are just too damn slow for my on-the-move lifestyle,” then you will be thrilled with the new addition PokerStars introduced on Friday. Now live is… Read more »

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partypoker Shut Down 16 More Bot Accounts in September

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Partypoker provided its monthly security update on Wednesday, disclosing that it banished just sixteen bot accounts from its tables in September 2019. Thirteen of them were on the global “dot com” site, while the other three were on the ring-fenced “dot eu” version of the online poker room. On the dot com end, $9,338 was… Read more »

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Winamax Teams Up with Hasbro for Monopoly Expresso Promo

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The original jackpot Sit-and-Go The age-old board game Monopoly is based on the streets of Atlantic City, so seeing it used for a French poker promotion is a little odd.* But there it is, currently co-branded with French poker site Winamax in a special “Expresso x Monopoly” promo. The contest started about a week ago… Read more »

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Flutter Entertainment Acquires The Stars Group

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In stunning news this morning, The Stars Group, owner of PokerStars, announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Flutter Entertainment plc. Flutter Entertainment is the parent company of PaddyPower, Betfair, FanDuel, Adjarabet, sportsbet, and TVG. A new behemoth is formed It is an all-share deal, with shareholders of The Stars Group receiving .2253… Read more »

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PokerStars Hammered by Massive Fine from Dutch Gaming Regulators KSA

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Earlier this week, gaming regulators from the Netherlands handed down one of the largest fines in gaming history against one of the biggest operations in the game. The Stars Group, the owners of the monolithic PokerStars juggernaut, were hammered with a massive €400,000 fine for “operating without a license” in the country. The Dutch government… Read more »

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GGNetwork Postpones Multi-Tabling Limitations to Late October

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The Asia-centric GGNetwork has moved back the implementation of new cash game table limitations, according to its Trello public roadmap. The new table cap was originally scheduled for October 1st but was moved earlier this week to October 28th. In continuing with both the trend in the industry and its own focus on catering to… Read more »

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Partypoker Shuts Down 48 More Bot Accounts in August

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Online poker room partypoker recently provided another monthly update on its efforts to fight bots. In August 2019, the poker room shut down another 48 known bot accounts. That brings the total since December 2018 to 649. Few bots, much dough The 48 bot accounts is a fairly small number, the second smallest since partypoker… Read more »

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Report: PokerStars Expects Layoffs at Isle of Man Offices

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Isle of Man Today, the online presence of a trio of newspapers on the island between the Great Britain and Ireland, is reporting that PokerStars has informed its staff that layoffs are coming. PokerStars has two offices on the Isle of Man, including its headquarters, where it employs about 450 people. At least they got… Read more »

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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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