Partypoker May Be Eyeing Nevada: Report

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According to OnlinePokerReport.com (OPR), partypoker might be looking to enter the Nevada online poker market. The possibility comes from a licensing application filed by partypoker’s parent company GVC Holdings, which has already made it through one regulatory hurdle. Live Poker Huge in Nevada, Online Not So Much Even though Nevada is the gambling hub of… Read more »

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Partypoker Deletes 94 More Bot Accounts

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It is a constant struggle in the online poker industry to fight cheaters and frankly, online poker rooms have fallen well short time and time again for the past couple decades. There are many reasons for this: lack of effective detection technology, unwillingness to admit that cheaters abound, or even an acceptance of such accounts,… Read more »

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6+ Hold’em Tournaments Part of PokerStars SCOOP This Week

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Earlier this month, we reported that PokerStars was getting ready to launch “novelty game” tournaments based on new filters that were added to the PokerStars poker client. There was no indication as to when any of these tournaments would appear in the lobby, but now we have answers. On Friday, PokerStars announced that 6+ Hold’em… Read more »

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PokerStars to Launch Novelty Game Tourneys

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Last year, PokerStars introduced a “novelty” cash game every few months as a way to keep things fresh, a way to keep players interested in cash game poker. Mix things up, you know? The games, though, were only temporary, which obviously would not please people who enjoyed them. At the same time, it was known… Read more »

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Report: partypoker to Prohibit HUDs

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According to a report from PokerFuse, partypoker is on the verge of prohibiting the use of heads-up displays (HUDs), a move that it hopes will make the poker experience more enjoyable for recreational players. HUDs are overlays on the poker table produced by third-party poker tracking software. Historically, online poker rooms have made personal hand… Read more »

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Chris Moorman Wins 30th Triple Crown, Extending Record

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In the world of online poker, there are few achievements that garner more respect that one that was created by PocketFives.com, the online poker monitor who has compiled statistics on the online game. PocketFives was responsible for the creation of the Triple Crown, an achievement of winning poker tournaments on three different online sites in… Read more »

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PokerStars Slapped with NJ Sports Betting Fine

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PokerStars got sent to the principal’s office in New Jersey this month, hit with the state’s largest-ever sports betting fine. Now, before you get too excited, keep in mind that this is PokerStars, which has a seemingly bottomless supply of cash and the fine was only $10,000. The violations committed by TSG Interactive US Service… Read more »

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PokerStars Bans Seating Scripts Completely

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In early March, PokerStars began restricting the use of third-party software tools, namely seating scripts, in an effort to improve the poker environment for its players. Unfortunately, the policy move didn’t quite work out as intended and in response, the online poker room tightened its restrictions, banning seating scripts altogether. Seating Scripts are Abusive A… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Online Gaming Industry to Go Live July 15

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It’s been a long time coming. But on July 15, the fourth state in the States of America will go live with online casino gaming and poker. On that date, Pennsylvania will complete the long, traveled road to join Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey as states that offer online casino gaming activities. Regulators Announce Opening… Read more »

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WPN to Crack Down on Bots, Implements Reimbursement Policy

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In light of a Twitch stream that showcased an obvious bot, the Winning Poker Network (WPN) and its premiere site, America’s Cardroom (ACR), have instituted a new reimbursement policy for those who have been cheated by bots. Also notable is the fact that this is a rare instance in which WPN and ACR have publicly… Read more »

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Partypoker Culls 277 Bot Accounts

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Back in the early days of online poker and especially during the poker boom of the mid-aughts, the biggest concern online poker players – and maybe more so prospective online poker players – had was whether or not the games were on the up-and-up. “Online Poker is Rigged” threads on message boards were simultaneously popular… Read more »

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PokerStars Rolls Out Stars Rewards Changes Worldwide

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In February, PokerStars announced that it was going to make adjustments to its Stars Rewards program, adjustments it believes will benefit players. In March, those changes were made in the Italian market and now they have propagated to the rest of PokerStars’ sites except for New Jersey. In the earlier announcement on the PokerStars blog,… Read more »

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partypoker Launches SHORTDECK

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PokerStars tends to get all the press for new poker variants (and deservedly so, as it is the largest online poker room in the world and has been releasing a new game every few months), but partypoker recently launched its own novelty cash game that it hopes will resonate with action junkies: SHORTDECK. SHORTDECK (yes,… Read more »

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Online Poker Grabs Major Sponsorship in NASCAR

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One of the most difficult things for online poker has been its ability to become a part of what is called “normal” culture. This is somewhat defined by being able to be seen without complaint from some segments of society, such as in sponsoring activities or appearing in advertising. Recently an online poker site made… Read more »

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PokerStars Implements Stars Rewards Changes in Italy

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A month ago, PokerStars announced that it was making changes to the Stars Rewards program. On adjustment was a bad one for tournament players, reducing the rewards points for multi-table tournaments by 55 percent. The poker site said the rewards would be distributed elsewhere, such as guarantees in various tournament series, but that is going… Read more »

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PokerStars Announces Seating Script Ban

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The poker world found out about a month ago, but PokerStars officially announced on Wednesday that it is restricting the use of third party software tools starting Monday, March 4th. In a blog post, Severin Rasset started out by explaining the high-level reasoning for the policy changes: We all sit down at the table as… Read more »

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Split Omaha Coming to PokerStars

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Do you like novelty cash games from PokerStars? Because you are going to get another novelty cash game from PokerStars. The online poker room has made no mention of it and there is no set date that it will launch, but evidence in the latest PokerStars software update points to a new game called “Split… Read more »

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PokerStars Making Changes to Stars Rewards Program

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One of the things that tends to be important to hardcore online poker grinders and recreational players alike is a poker site’s rewards program. For the high volume players, rewards can add up to significant chunk of extra income, while rewards can make the poker experience more fun for recreational players, who have a goal… Read more »

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Partypoker Launches Diamond Club ELITE VIP Tier

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If you are like me – and I know you are – you have hundreds of thousands of dollars burning a hole in your pocket, just begging to be deposited in an online poker room. Perhaps you won a boatload on the myriad of Super Bowl prop bets this weekend. Maybe you made a killing… Read more »

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PokerStars to Ban Seating Scripts, Shrink Time to Act

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According to multiple poker media outlets, PokerStars is preparing to ban seating scripts in order to create a more welcoming environment for players, recreational players, in particular. It is a continuing effort by Stars – as well as other online poker rooms – over the last few years to retain casual players by making the… Read more »

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