|EPT Final Getting High Attention |
May 04, 2011
Although the European Poker Tour (EPT) does not have the same international attention as the World Poker Tour (WPT), there is no question that the series of regional tours created by Poker Stars..
Party Poker bringing Gladiator back in May 2011
April 27, 2011
The Gladiator is without a doubt one of the most popular online poker promotions to be run more than once and Party Poker understands this enough to have brought it back in the month of May...
Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker to pay American players
April 22, 2011
When the FBI seized the .com domain names of Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker, they essentially changed the game forever by basically shutting down US players getting the chance to get into their online poker accounts...
PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker Closed to USA Players
April 17, 2011
On April 15th, 2011, a day that is becoming known in the poker industry as ‘Poker’s Black Friday’, the Federal Government of the United States shut down four of the largest online poker sites including PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker....
PKR Poker hosts World Series of Poker Vegas Experience
April 08, 2011
PKR Poker has always been player friendly. Regular players of PKR will testify this. This time as well, PKR Poker wants you to experience the charm of Vegas Nights, and they are ready to help you do it. Yes! As an incentive, they are offering $4,200 Vegas Experience prize packages. WSOP Vegas Nights are Speed tournaments taking place every night at PKR Poker through Thursday...
Party Poker brings Big Game back for fifth season
April 04, 2011
The Big Game, a televised poker cash game hosted by Party Poker, has become one of the most popular poker television programs available. The combination of the novelty of seeing a high stakes cash game, the presence of some of the best names in poker and of course the ability for one person to get voted out of the table survivor-style every few hours...
PokerStars on the road to 100 billion hands
March 28, 2011
It was not too long ago that Poker Stars was an upstart online poker site that had no reputation outside of the internet, but it is often the case in the online world that things can change overnight. Ever since 2006 they have been the industry player to beat in online poker and now that their journey has inched closer towards 100 billion hands...
Microgaming announces March releases
February 28, 2011
Microgaming has often been an online poker site that earned a lot of well-deserved credit for being regular in their releases and this month is no different from that fact. In fact, Microgaming seems to have created a checklist of games to meet their most pressing needs and then gone down that list with the four games that they have released this month. ...
Party Poker WSOP Freerolls Underway
February 22, 2011
Party Poker has always been known for sending people to the World Series of Poker and this year is no exception to that rule. Right now, players can get prize packages to the World Series of Poker for as little as no charge by playing in sit and go satellite tournaments...
Poker Stars Holding Satellites to the Greek Poker Cup
February 14, 2011
The Greek Poker Cup will be taking place starting on March 23rd and ending on the 27th in the Casino Loutraki. This is the largest casino in the country and in order to celebrate the fact that the event will be taking place, Poker Stars has opened up a series of satellite tournaments that players 23 years of age or older can take advantage...
Big Game Returns to Poker Stars
February 07, 2011
Poker Stars had a smash hit success with The Big Game, a cash game that was televised with high stakes and an amateur player called the Loose Cannon drawn from the ranks of their free money players getting the chance to take on the pros...
Full Tilt Poker continues Montreal tradition
January 28, 2011
Full Tilt Poker has long been known for their partnership with the Miriam Foundation in the creation and fulfillment of tournaments like the Montreal Open. This year they will be continuing the collaboration with a foundation that is famous for the work they do with providing assistance to families affected by autism...
Microgaming Getting Huge Press Recently
January 22, 2011
Microgaming is a company that has always been near or at the top in the online casino gaming industry and because of that they always receive quite a bit of press attention. This was different however as there were many people out there that just seemed very excited because of all of the announcements...
CERUS Network revamps Tournament Promotion for 2011
January 15, 2011
The end of the year is usually a time for reflection on the part of many people and this year that reflection is something that has come to online poker sites as well. The CEREUS Network has decided that they can be more generous to their players this year and the most obvious iteration...
Expected Prize Pools at PKR giving players more information
January 12, 2011
The guaranteed prize pool tournament is actually not that old in online poker history, but it has become a staple of the online poker tournament scene simply because of the extra information that players get from it.
Full Tilt Poker Big Little Tournament Returns in January
January 10, 2011
Out of all of the monthly promotions that Full Tilt Poker has available, the Big Little Tournament could quite possibly be the most popular amongst the mass population at the online poker site. Other promotions bring in more money, but a lot of that comes from high rollers.
Sit and Go Madness returning to Full Tilt Poker
January 07, 2011
Full Tilt Poker has hosted sit and go madness promotions in the past and every time they have decided to host such things it has always gone well for them. The most recent iteration of this event will be coming up soon as from January 7th to January 9th in the New Year, 4PM to 4PM in the Eastern Time Zone.
WPT Venice up at Party Poker
January 03, 2011
Party Poker has long been known for having their ownership of the WPT front and center in all of the different satellite promotional tournament packages that they put together and today is no exception to that particular rule.
Party Poker heats up Million Dollar Hand Promotion
December 30, 2010
With the Los Angeles Poker Classic on the World Poker Tour coming up, Party Poker has decided to pull out some extra stops as part of their quest to promote this particular event to as many different people as possible.
Famous Live Bounty Tournament Up For Grabs at Full Tilt Poker
December 27, 2010
Full Tilt Poker is an online poker site famous for offering promotional entry into different freeroll tournaments and it is for that reason that some of the biggest live tournaments around have satellite tournaments emptying into them from this online poker site.
Bodog Poker giving Players the Chance to Win Big
December 21, 2010
The holiday season is always a great time for online poker sites to start flaunting their generosity by giving away huge bonus opportunities to their players and Bodog Poker is by no means immune to this general trend. In fact, they have a promotion already in progress that will allow players to rack up huge amounts of stuff.
Full Tilt Poker Increasing their Holiday Promotional Output
December 17, 2010
Full Tilt Poker has already done a lot to promote their online poker brand during the holidays and now they have added something into the mix that will go slightly beyond the New Year. It involves Full Tilt Points, the nominal currency of the Full Tilt Poker loyalty program.
Party Poker’s VIP Gift Accumulator Adds to December Promotions
December 14, 2010
Party Poker seems to be intent on letting the year 2010 go out with a bang and that is why they have come out with many different promotions aimed at this particular month. The latest in this line of promotions is the VIP Gift Accumulator..
Five points can lead to five hundred thousand dollars at Party Poker
December 10, 2010
In an effort to really appeal to their fans towards the end of a year that will hopefully signify a resurgence in an economy that has been flat for a couple of year, Party Poker has decided to give everyone a chance to really explode their bonus earnings before..
Extended Happy Hours Coming up at Full Tilt Poker
December 07, 2010
This the season to be jolly, or at least that is what many of the online poker sites seem to be thinking these days. Full Tilt Poker has joined in the year-end promotions by extending Happy Hour for short-handed tables throughout the months of December and January.
Poker Stars adds to its line of unique promotions with the Fish and Chips Showdown
December 04, 2010
The Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) has always been an interesting live poker tournament and for that reason there are so many different unique promotions available to get people involved. Poker Stars has taken that one step further...
2011 Aussie Millions Front and Center at Party Poker
December 01, 2010
Party Poker has started their qualification series of tournaments for the 2011 Aussie Millions tournament. One of the reasons that Party Poker has put a lot of time and effort into their qualification tournaments this year is that the winner of the 2010 Aussie Millions...
Rush Week Coming Back to Full Tilt Poker
November 30, 2010
Rush Week has become a regular promotion of sorts at Full Tilt Poker. The combination of the huge popularity of Rush Poker and the eager response to the Rush Week promotions that have run previously is what is bringing this favourite Full Tilt Poker promotion back for yet another spin.
Party Poker Saying Goodbye to 2010 in Style
November 27, 2010
The year 2010 was an important year for the world in many ways, not the least of which was the idea that Party Poker threw a number of impressive parties and promotions onto the table. Now, the year of the online poker promotion is coming to an end and Party Poker is potentially saving their best for last.
Jonathan Duhamel satellites for PCA available
November 23, 2010
The Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) already has many different qualifiers for it running at Poker Stars, but with the recent victory of Canadian Jonathan Duhamel at the World Series of Poker Main Event, it is now the case that the champion is lending his name to a new batch of satellite tournaments that will also see people playing at the PCA.
USA COOP Coming Up At Poker Stars
November 19, 2010
Poker Stars has scheduled the United States Championship of Online Poker or USA COOP. This event marks a series of different tournaments (11 in total) that will be held starting on November 21st and ending through November 29th. In total, Poker Stars is expecting to give out more than $3 million in cash and in fact they already have a minimum of $3.25 million guaranteed over the course of the entire tournament series.
World Poker Tour Celebrity event has satellites at Party Poker
November 15, 2010
Party Poker’s affiliation with the World Poker Tour (WPT) has seen them send their own players to many of the events on the WPT. The Celebrity Invitational will be no exception to that general rule and that is why players are already showing interest at getting in on the satellite tournament action to earn their way into winning a prize package of $3000 that will earn them a seat at the table.
Serious and Cosmetic Upgrades revealed at Party Poker
November 09, 2010
Players that are fans of the way that Party Poker conducts business may or may not be happy with the recent upgrades created to the Party Poker software package. Party Poker has often been the last online poker site of note to adopt the popular advances of the day and that is certainly the case with many of the upgrades..
PCA Fantasy to up the ante at Poker Stars
November 04, 2010
The Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) continues to draw closer with the January 7th to 16th series of tournaments drawing major interest from just about anyone that’s anyone under the Poker Stars banner.
Poker Stars and Fox Sports Continue Partnership
November 01, 2010
It has been arguably the most profitable partnership between a sports media website and an online poker site. It is also something that probably doesn’t sit too well with the competition because of how successful it has been over the years. Those two facts were likely paramount in the minds of executives at both Fox Sports and Poker Stars..
Party Poker Holding Satellites for the Five Diamond Classic at the World Poker Tour
October 28, 2010
The World Poker Tour is arguably the most successful live tournament series ever and those that would not put it first would put it second just behind the World Series of Poker and circuit events just because of the latter’s prestige. The Five Diamond Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas is easily one of the biggest tournaments on the WPT and that is why Party Poker holds massive satellite..
The Gladiator Returns to Party Poker in November 2010
October 25, 2010
There are many different great promotions that regularly happen at Party Poker but few have risen to the level of popularity that The Gladiator has obtained. This very interesting promotion has been responsible for many players earning many bonus rewards over the course of its existence and now it will have the chance to do that once again next month.
Dream Job of $42,000 Available from Poker Stars
October 23, 2010
The Poker Stars online poker site has been a big fan of offering dream jobs to different players over the course of time. It has been a long time coming for players living in the Central and Eastern European countries, but now they will also get their shot at glory with the Dream Job promotion specifically targeted to those countries.
FTOPS and MiniFTOPS Closing in at Full Tilt Poker
October 18, 2010
The crown jewel in the online poker tournament series at Full Tilt Poker would have to be the Full Tilt Online Poker Series or FTOPS. Its smaller counterpart MiniFTOPS features the same events with smaller buy-ins and the two of those tournaments together represent the largest online poker tournament draw that Full Tilt Poker receives.
Rush Poker Mobile Enters Beta Testing Phase at Full Tilt Poker
October 14, 2010
We are not long removed from that fateful day when Full Tilt Poker came out with their Rush Poker variant. This brand of poker allowed players to be moved immediately to the next table with a new hand being dealt upon folding the current hand, allowing action junkies the chance to play ridiculous numbers of hands more per hour than a normal online poker table.
PKR Poker Hosting Satellites for APT Macau
October 07, 2010
Macau is a city in China that has become the Las Vegas of the Eastern World In fact, there are many that believe it will not be long before Macau eclipses Las Vegas as being the gambling capitol of the world, something that is an even greater held belief in the area of poker.
Party Poker Endorses Card Rush XL Promotion until Halloween
October 04, 2010
Party Poker is one of the better known online poker websites and their Card Rush XL promotion is one of the better known promotions to have come out of their camp recently. With this promotion, you can actually get instant win cards by playing in the normal real money cash games and tournaments that you normally play in anyway.
UB.com Announces Anthrax Sponsorship
October 01, 2010
UB.com announced just recently that they have taken over official sponsorship of the bus that the band Anthrax is using on their current concert tour throughout the United States. The main benefit that UB.com will be able to draw from this sponsorship is of course a picture of their logo front and centre on the bus as it is driving across the USA.
Asia Pacific Poker Tour Finalized by Poker Stars
September 27, 2010
Poker Stars has been a fan of stopping in the Philippines during the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT). In particular, the city of Cebu has always been on their radar and last year was an extremely popular and profitable event. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Poker Stars has finalized the events in Cebu to be held this year during the APPT.
Bodog Poker Running Fifth Open Tournament
September 21, 2010
Although the Bodog Poker Open does not draw the same crowds or have the same gigantic prize pools as some of the top online poker championships, the fact remains that this is a solid tournament series put on by a great online poker website. That is why despite those setbacks, Bodog Poker is holding its fifth open starting on September 26th.
Million Dollar Challenge Returning to Fox
September 16, 2010
The inaugural season of the Poker Stars Million Dollar Challenge was a huge success. The format saw a shocking upset as Mike Kosowski, a police officer that was on the scene immediately after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, beat Daniel Negreanu to secure himself a payday of $1 million.
Poker Stars Nearing 50 Billion Hands Dealt
September 10, 2010
Poker Stars has long since assumed the mantle of top dog in the world of online poker and now that top dog is about to break yet one more record. Pretty soon, Poker Stars will be dealing out the 50 billionth hand at their online poker site and they want everyone to know how excited they are about it!
Countries Submit Rosters to World Team Poker
September 06, 2010
World Team Poker is an interesting concept that has been a long time coming in one form or another as teams of players from different countries will face off against each other in a Championship that will receive coverage even on some of the main sports networks such as Fox Sports.
Poker Hall of Fame Nominees for 2010 Released
September 02, 2010
The Poker Hall of Fame is in the habit of inducting people into its hallowed halls every year and this year the 10 finalists for that honour have been made public just recently. The list is an impressive one with many names that people will recognize right off the bat.
Sit and Go Madness at Full Tilt Poker
August 28, 2010
Sit and go tournaments have been very popular ever since their introduction to the online poker scene and Full Tilt Poker has given its players many different opportunities to cash in by playing these tournaments instead of cash game promotions which most of the world of online poker still favors.
WSOPE set for September 14th
August 23, 2010
The World Series of Poker is over except for the final table of the Main Event. However, since that table will not be run until the month of November, poker enthusiasts will have to wait a long time before they can follow those events and see how they turn out.
Miniature FTOPS to Start September 8
August 16, 2010
Although Full Tilt Poker cannot claim to be the home of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP, which is hosted at Poker Stars), they nevertheless have their own premier online poker championship. It is called the Full Tilt Online Poker Series or FTOPS for short and in its most recent 17th iteration which took place just recently...
WPT Borgata Qualifiers Running at Party Poker
August 10, 2010
Party Poker’s long-standing partnership with the World Poker Tour (WPT) has been well known throughout the last few years. Every year, the WPT Borgata event takes place at the casino of the same name in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Poker Stars Satellites Available for Balkan Poker Festival
August 06, 2010
All over the world Poker Stars is hosting tournaments, the one coming up next being the Balkan Poker Festival. This is the finale in the Balkan Poker Tour and will take place in the city of Varna in Bulgaria at the Golden Sands Black Sea Resort. Overall, entry into the tournament would cost 990 Euros but Poker Stars has that covered in the satellite tournaments they are offering.
Poker Stars Offering Lamborghini Prize
August 03, 2010
Not to be outdone by Party Poker’s offer of an Aston Martin DB9 earlier on in the year, Poker Stars is going to host a series of tournaments which will culminate in an event that comes with the top prize of a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4, a car worth $200,000 which remains one of the most luxurious automobiles ever created.
August Full House at Party Poker
July 28, 2010
Party Poker is offering a veritable unending fountain of money over the month of August. To celebrate the end of summer and make people feel less blue about this time of year, Party Poker is offering tens of thousands of dollars in additional prize money above and beyond what you might otherwise be able to get in a single calendar month from this online poker website.
Poker in the Park Sponsored by Bodog
July 23, 2010
2010 will see the Poker in the Park festival taking place once again in Leicester Square, a large outdoor park located in London, England. This year, the festival will be two days in length on September 2nd and 3rd and it has just been announced that Bodog Poker will be sponsoring a large part of the festivities.
November Nine Finalized for 2010 Main Event
July 21, 2010
The World Series of Poker Main Event is the most anticipated poker tournament of the year. It is the tournament that crowns the world champion for the year and because of that there are many people that come from all over the world in order to play in the tournament. July 17th started with 27 players and after 18 hours of poker were played, the final table has now been set.
WCOOP 2010 Scheduled at Poker Stars
July 16, 2010
The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is always a big event in the world of poker and Poker Stars certainly knows how to make sure that everyone is aware of when the actual festivities begin. This year, it seems as though their tournament schedule will surpass even 2009’s amazing $50 million in prize money since 2010 will see 17 more events as part of the WCOOP than the previous year.
Rush Week Promotion on at Full Tilt Poker
July 14, 2010
Mere months after the introduction of their highly successful Rush Poker tables, Full Tilt Poker is bringing them even more exposure with a promotional structure that will bring Rush Poker front and centre for the entire world to see.
Main Event Heating up at 2010 World Series of Poker
July 10, 2010
The red carpet has been rolled out and the green felt has been played down to the wire as the first 56 events in the 2010 World Series of Poker have played out in a fashion that has once again illustrated why this tournament series is the premier one in the world.
Party Poker Special Tournaments Celebrating Poker Show Return
July 05, 2010
Although The Poker Show with Jesse May has been off the air for quite some time, it returned to its former glory on June 30th thanks to new sponsorship coming from Party Poker, a site that remains one of the major players within the online poker industry. Guest appearances were made by Tony Guoga, Kara Scott and Mike Sexton, the latter two of course being well known as names associated with the Party Poker brand name.
Rush Poker and Big Little Tournaments Headlining Summer at Full Tilt Poker
July 02, 2010
In order to start off their celebration of summer, Full Tilt Poker has come up with the idea of Rush Week. This promotion will go from July 12th to July 18th and throughout the week players will get the chance to win cash prizes by playing in the Rush Poker cash games that Full Tilt Poker has created.
Full Tilt Poker Picking up Cyprus Sponsorship
June 29, 2010
The World Poker Tour (WPT) has primarily been a Party Poker event up to the current moment in time. However, the Merit Cyprus Classic, which has always been a part of the WPT, was passed up on for sponsorship by Party Poker this year. Full Tilt Poker, sensing an opportunity, has swooped into the mix and immediately picked up that tournament much to the delight of people that play in it each year.
Nominations Released for Women in Poker Hall of Fame
June 23, 2010
In many ways, the Women in Poker Hall of Fame is looked at with more interest than the Poker Hall of Fame. This is because the promotion of women in poker is looked at very seriously by most and for that reason people that are contributing towards that role will get honored by many people for what they were able to do.
UB Continuing Pro Player Promotions
June 17, 2010
It wasn’t too long ago that UB.com started taking a serious look at the popularity of their professional poker players. Each player was given the chance to host a tournament that would see the winner win a prize package that included hanging out with the professional that hosted the tournament.
Jumper Promotions Abound at Party Poker
June 14, 2010
Party Poker is known for putting together many interesting promotions, but the current one that they have regarding their Jumper promotions during the month of June is one that offers a lot of interesting prizes.
Lacey Jones to Join Team Full Tilt
June 11, 2010
Full Tilt Poker already has the most impressive team of poker professionals in the world of online poker. However, that team will be made more impressive by the addition of Lacey Jones, one of the newer yet highly recognizable names within the professional poker community.
MyPokerCard – New Credit Card for Poker & Other Online Gambling Sites
June 07, 2010
Although credit card companies have largely tried to get away from allowing their cards to fund transfers to online poker sites (and by extension all online gambling organizations), players like those from the United States and United Kingdom have always looked for a way to make things work.
UB Offering More Places in Main Event
June 04, 2010
The World Series of Poker Main Event in many ways defines the online poker satellite community as it was in 2003 through Chris Moneymaker taking down the Main Event by starting with a satellite tournament online that showed people that it could be done. Although online poker sites have started to offer satellites to just about every live event out there, the WSOP Main Event remains the focal point of the push.
Hopes High on Eve of World Series of Poker
May 31, 2010
The World Series of Poker is set to start on Friday May 28th and right now on the eve of the event the level of anticipation is quite high. Players from all over the world are going to be competing in many of the 57 bracelet events at this year’s series and of course anyone that wins their first bracelet will be a small part of poker history as is the case every single year.
WSOP Europe Schedule Released
May 29, 2010
As has been customary during the short time that the WSOP Europe events have been run, the World Series of Poker media package for the start of the events in Las Vegas also included with it a schedule of the events that are being run as part of the WSOP Europe promotions during the month of September.
WSOP Personalizing Bracelets for 2010
May 27, 2010
In an effort to shake things up a little bit, the World Series of Poker has decided to go ahead and do something drastically different for the bracelets that they hand out at the different poker events this year. This year and for the first time in the history of the World Series of Poker, the bracelets that are created are set to be branded personally with the names of the people that win them. These bracelets are set to become much more than simple keepsakes this time because of the fact that they will have the winner’s name on them.
Poker Stars Running Qualifiers for 2010 Baltic Festival
May 24, 2010
In 2009, Poker Stars ran the Baltic Festival to the tune of 307 entrants and an overall prize pool worth €300,000. The festival was so successful that Poker Stars will be running it again this year from June 16th to June 19th and is expecting to beat last year’s rather impressive total this time around.
Poker Stars Offers Vehicles in Summer Tournaments
May 19, 2010
Poker Stars isn’t known as the online poker site for tournament players for no reason. They have the biggest tournament selection, the most varied selection and of course the largest prize pool of tournaments collectively. They are also quite innovative at coming up with new ways to inspire their players to play in those tournaments and this year they’ve done exactly that with their summer tournaments.
European Poker Tour back at Poker Stars
May 14, 2010
Live tournament tours have been very successful and therefore lucrative for the Poker Stars online poker site. As a result, they have pushed the envelope on creating more of them, but the European Poker Tour (EPT) has been one of their most successful for a long time. It is entering its seventh incarnation in the summer of 2010 and satellites to the various events will start running on Poker Stars during the month of June.
Party Poker Forging Ahead with OCGC II and 1.5K Freerolls
May 11, 2010
Party Poker recently held their first Online Cash Game Championship and the event was a roaring success. The winner hailed from the Eastern European nation of Slovenia and ended up walking away from the event with a cool $40,000 in cash.
King of the Felt Wanted at Bodog Poker
May 07, 2010
If you can become the King of the Felt at Bodog Poker, there is definitely a lot in it for you in terms of both cash and other prizes.The King of the Felt promotion at Bodog Poker is perhaps one of the most interesting new promotions to come off the wire in a long time. This promotion gives you a chance to earn a ticket for a weekly drawing by cashing in at least three non-double, non-beginner, non-heads up sit and go tournaments in a single week.
Million Dollar Hand Promotion Back On at Party Poker
May 04, 2010
Party Poker has long been a trailblazer in terms of getting together interesting new promotions for people to enjoy. One of these is the Million Dollar Hand promotion which has worked out quite well for them in the past. They have brought it back this year though and it will be run starting on May 4th and continuing all the way through to May 23rd.
Spring Championship of Online Poker Approaching at Poker Stars
April 30, 2010
Whenever the calendar draws close to the month of May, online poker fans start to salivate at the mouth at the thought of all of the money available from Poker Stars tournaments. There is normally a lot of money available, but even by the high standards of Poker Stars the $45 million minimum prize pool that will be handed out over the 2010 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is quite immense.
Poker Stars to Change Minimum Values on Cash Game Blinds
April 27, 2010
Poker Stars has now thrown their hat into the ring along with other sites like Full Tilt Poker and Cake Poker by starting to crack down on the trash poker players on their website that are infamous for sitting at a table with a very short stack, going all in, winning a big pot and then fleeing from the table as quickly as they came.
UB Raise Jumps to Facebook
April 24, 2010
One of the major reasons for the rebranding from Ultimate Bet to UB was the fact that the old site really had a reputation for poor quality when it came to customer service. Therefore, one of the major goals of the new UB.com was to greatly improve on that particular deal. As a result, they have done many things to appeal to their fans and the newest is a Facebook page for their UB Raise loyalty program.
Annie Duke Releases iPhone Poker App
April 21, 2010
Annie Duke, one of the best women poker players in the world, has decided to enter the world of iPhone app competition by releasing her very own iPhone application. The app, which is already online and available for free download, will feature a condensed version of all of the knowledge that she has gained over the course of her illustrious career as a professional poker player.
World Poker Tour Comes to Party Poker VIPs
April 17, 2010
All of the VIPs at Party Poker may have their sights set on the World Series of Poker, but the fact of the matter is that the World Poker Tour can often be just as lucrative and because it often gets overshadowed many feel that the qualifiers for it are a lot easier to get through.
Migrations Abound from Cake to Merge
April 14, 2010
Although it is not an official online poker war as of yet, a lot of the news coming about the recent departing of two sites from the Cake Poker Network to the rival Merge poker Network could just be the tip of the iceberg if current trends continue.
Derby Poker Championship Being Run by Poker Players Alliance
April 09, 2010
The Derby Poker Championship held annually by the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is not being held for the first time in 2010, but this year there is certainly going to be an added bit of significance to the poker tournament as it will be run in Louisville, Kentucky just a couple of days before the running of the famous Kentucky Derby horse race.
WSOP Satellites Starting at Full Tilt Poker
April 03, 2010
Even though the World Series of Poker will not take place until the summer, Full Tilt Poker has already started to put a lot of WSOP packages on the table as part of prizes within the different tournaments that they have going on.
Daniel Negreanu Aims to Play 36 WSOP Events in 2010
March 29, 2010
Of course, even Negreanu himself admits that the goal of 36 is probably one that is unattainable even at the same time that he has officially set that goal for himself.
PKR Live IV Gaining Media Steam
March 25, 2010
The PKR Live series of brick and mortar poker tournaments has really started to take on steam and with every successive running of the tournament it seems to gain more followers and more media attention.
Cake Poker Gives Players Ultimate WSOP Power
March 22, 2010
According to Cake Poker, “What happens in Vegas is entirely up to you” and they have definitely put their money where their mouth is with the 2010 WSOP promotion that they currently have going.
Poker Stars Seeking Best American Poker Nation
March 18, 2010
Although we associate the word America with the United States of America, the fact of the matter is that the word actually refers to all of the countries that collectively make up North, Central and South America. That represents a large chunk of the world and Poker Stars is now interested in seeing which country from the Western Hemisphere has the best poker players representing it.
Federal Bureau of Investigation to Look at Face the Ace
March 10, 2010
Facing the Ace has become one of the interesting shows put on by Poker PROductions and NBC. Although it has struggled in the ratings, the Face the Ace show appears to be guaranteed a spot in the press indefinitely as it is at the heart of what is likely the largest court case of copyright infringement to ever hit the poker industry.
Dream Job Australia About to Start at Poker Stars
March 08, 2010
Poker Stars is the online poker website that has been credited with starting the online tournament boom by many experts in the industry. They have certainly occupied a dominant position in the online marketplace and now they are continuing to expand that position with Dream Job Australia, their latest online poker endeavour.
Jostling for Position in US Online Poker Politics Continues
March 05, 2010
With each passing day, more politicians start to weigh in on the online poker debate. With each passing moment, jockeying for political position continues.
Spring Tournament Schedule Available from Poker Stars
March 02, 2010
Poker Stars is of course the dominant online poker website when it comes to tournaments and that is why they regularly have multi-tournament festivals in order to remind the rest of the world just how good they are.
Ontario to Discuss Online Gambling Legalization
February 25, 2010
In a move that might end up making it the second province in Canada to go down this road, legislators in the Ontario government are now starting to look at the prospects surrounding the legalization of online gambling.
Think Big with Bodog Poker
February 19, 2010
Many websites offer impressive signup bonuses valued in the hundreds of dollars. While those bonuses are good ones, Bodog Poker has something available that’s even better. It’s called their Think Big bonus and depending on how much you deposit, it can be worth 110% up to $1100. This is nearly twice the size of most of the other bonuses available from the top echelon of online poker websites.
New Jersey Ploughing Ahead on Gambling Issues
February 15, 2010
New Jersey has made quite a few headlines in recent times because of their break with the ranks of the federal government on many gambling issues that the latter has been trying to sweep under the rug. This has put New Jersey at the head of a small but growing group of states that are starting to take a closer look at some of these issues.
Full Tilt Poker Online Poker Series On February 2010
February 05, 2010
It is time for another of Full Tilt Poker’s popular Full Tilt Online Poker series. The 15th incarnation of the famous, twice a year, online poker event features 27 events, with prize pools worth a total of $17 million guaranteed to the winners. FTOPS XV kicks start on 10th February 2010, and will last through the main event on 21st February 2010.
New Jersey Attempting Online Poker Legalization
February 01, 2010
At a time when President Obama has lost his supermajority in the Senate and the future of online poker legalization at the federal level is uncertain, it appears as though the states may be starting to take matters into their own hands as far as this issue is concerned.
Full Tilt Poker Rush Poker Integrating with Tracking Software
January 25, 2010
As anyone that has played with them knows, software tracking packages are one of the biggest advantages to playing online. These packages log all of the hand histories and use them to compute statistics on different players such as betting patterns and tells. You can them to get quick info on the players at your table or just analyze your own game statistically in order to pick off weaknesses.
Full Tilt Poker’s New Rush Poker
January 23, 2010
Full Tilt Poker has always been a website where players could find lots of action. When tables started getting tight, Full Tilt Poker always did something to induce action. However, their latest brainchild might easily be the most brilliant idea ever created in the world of online poker.
Rules and Regulations Released for 2010 WSOP
January 21, 2010
The World Series of Poker is always a staple event in the world of poker and for that reason people always eagerly look forward to the announcements that lead up to the start of the series each year. In 2010, the WSOP will start on May 28th with both the $500 Casino Employees No Limit Hold ‘Em tournament as well as the new eight-game mixed $50,000 Players Championship, so time is certainly starting to draw close to those events.
Cake Poker Offering Irish Open Qualification
January 16, 2010
The 2010 Irish Open promises to be a spectacular weekend of play. This year, it will take place from April 2nd to April 5th. It will actually take place in the city of Dublin, Ireland and that is something that is even more special because it means you’ll get the chance to spend Easter in Dublin.
Poker Potentially to be Taxed Heavier in the United Kingdom
January 13, 2010
The UK government, likely in an effort to raise more revenues, has started to look at ways to get more out of the online gambling industry. According to proposals, the UK is considering taxing all online gambling sites at a higher rate for doing business within their borders.
Poker Stars and the North American Poker Tour
January 11, 2010
Poker Stars has been a big fan of live poker tours. In addition to their online ventures, they have been involved with the European Poker Tour (EPT), Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) and Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT). Now, this giant online poker website will take it one step further with the creation of the brand new North American Poker Tour (NAPT).
WSOP Europe 2009 to Air on ESPN Starting January
January 08, 2010
People from all over the world have been eagerly awaiting the start of the new World Series of Poker Europe's television run. Not one to disappoint, ESPN has released their broadcast schedule for WSOP Europe events. It will start on January 31st and in total will feature 10 different episodes each of which will be one hour in length.
Party Poker Brings Back Cash Machine
January 03, 2010
One of the most successful promotions of all time was the Cash Machine promotion put forth by Party Poker. As far as promotions are concerned, it was one that was frequented by players from all around the world of online poker and there were many players saddened when it went away the first time.
Poker Stars Introduces Online Team
December 30, 2009
If you needed anymore indication that the online world of poker was going to collide with the offline world, perhaps the most recent announcement coming from the Poker Stars camp will be that indication.
FullTilt Poker Ringing in the New Year Right
December 28, 2009
Full Tilt Poker has been on overdrive over the holidays as far as giving out bonuses is concerned The second largest online poker site in history seems to be doing everything it can and then some to gain market share on the only site above it in the rankings and that translates to some amazingly sweet rewards for everyone involved.
12 Days of Poker Arrive at Bodog
December 25, 2009
Even though Bodog Poker is one of the few online poker sites to disqualify Canadian players from playing online poker with them, they remain one of the most popular sites out there because of their broad mass market appeal. One of the main reasons for that is their excellent promotional offers which have only been enhanced by their 12 Days of Poker promotion that will start and end this month.
Full Tilt Poker Introduces One More Holiday Bonus
December 23, 2009
December 6th marked the end of what was likely the most sought after Full Tilt Poker promotion of the holidays. That promotion was of course the Holiday Hundred Bonus that was available and many players have likely already claimed and cleared this bonus by now.
Full Tilt Poker Introducing Changes for 2010
December 21, 2009
The end of a calendar year is usually a good time for online poker sites to introduce changes to their online poker operation for the upcoming year. Traditionally, there are many online poker sites that do make major announcements during this period of time. Full Tilt Poker is one of the sites doing it for the 2010 year as it looks as though they have at least two major changes coming the way of players in the New Year.
Gold Stacks now a part of the Cake Poker Rewards Program
December 19, 2009
Loyalty programs of all shapes and sizes are generally accepted nowadays as part of the way in which a particular online poker website chooses to market itself to its players. Cake Poker has long been a part of the loyalty program offering group of online poker websites, but now they’ve decided to take things to the next level in an effort to drum up more interest in the product that they’re offering.
Online Poker Wins and Loses at End of 2009
December 16, 2009
With the 2009 year coming to an end, it appears as though the status quo will be the way the 2010 year starts for online gambling within the United States. Even though there have been some victories won on behalf of the online gambling lobby...
Full Tilt Mini FTOPS Starting
December 14, 2009
In the wake of its successful 14th installment of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS), Full Tilt Poker has commenced the 14th installment of its MiniFTOPS series. This series has smaller cash prizes in most of the tournaments, but the trade-off is that the entry fees are also smaller and that in turn makes it easier for other players to get in.
Party Gaming Expanding Abroad and Developing at Home
December 11, 2009
It has been a busy time for Party Gaming, the parent company of the Party Poker online poker operation. It has new things happening all over its operations including expansion abroad and development at home. In the expansion area, Party Gaming has done a lot to get their brand into different markets recently and they have also recently succeeded at gaining a foothold in the European country of Italy.
Full Tilt Poker Giving Away Massive WPT Berths
December 07, 2009
The World Poker Tour is easily one of the most prestigious live tournament circuits Aside from perhaps the World Series of Poker itself, the WPT is definitely the most watched and highest regarded series of live poker tournaments to take place on the planet When people can get into a WPT event they always manage to find a way to go For Full Tilt Poker players therefore, the latest tournament promotion to come out of the site is all the more welcome.
Full Tilt Poker and Party Poker Offer Last Minute Aussie Millions Satellites
December 05, 2009
You’d think that with the Aussie Millions tournament just six weeks away, most of the people that are going to the tournament would already have booked their flights and found their seats at the table. However, the online poker world is often fickle and if people are diligent about it they can find opportunities even at the last minute before the tournament begins.
APPT 2009 Coming to a Close
December 02, 2009
The Asia Pacific Poker Tour might be one of the newcomers to the world of competitive live tournament poker tours, but it has nevertheless become one of the flagship tours on the international circuit. Poker Stars initially backed the creation of the APPT and now thanks to their own star-studded cast of endorsers and the momentum of consecutive successful years, APPT 2009 is coming to a close with just about everyone that knows anything about poker truly ecstatic at how things have gone this year.
Party Poker Being Especially Generous this December
November 30, 2009
December is known as the month of giving because it has Christmas in it. In order to commemorate this most enjoyable month of the year, many online poker sites often have special promotions that revolve around the typical December themes. This year however, Party Poker has decided to go all out with their promotions, giving away more than $1 million in the process.
ECOOP V Event 1 Started This Week
November 23, 2009
ECOOP V is off to a flying start after the first event saw some fierce sparring for the honor of being crowned the champion of the first event at the fifth installment of this particular tournament. What started off from humble beginnings has now become a major tournament draw for online poker network iPoker and its flagship operation Titan Poker.
WSOP Online Poker Just About Ready for Public Consumption
November 19, 2009
The rumors of the demise of the WSOP online poker operation have been greatly exaggerated, or so things seem after the most recent series of events unfolded in the world of online poker.
World Poker Tour Sale Goes from Rumor to Reality
November 16, 2009
In a deal that will certainly have the world of online poker talking for months to come, Party Gaming has closed the gap and sealed the deal to take over ownership and operation of the World Poker Tour (WPT).
Poker Stars to Add new Huge Tournament to Sunday Line Up
November 14, 2009
When you take a closer look at what Poker Stars has to offer, what you’ll see immediately is one tournament standing out amongst the pack. That tournament is the Poker Stars Turbo Takedown and of all the new tournaments they have introduced lately, it represents by far the most interesting of the pack.
Poker Stars Announces new Latin American Poker Tour Season
November 10, 2009
Poker Stars was definitely quick off the draw as far as the creation of live poker tour circuits is concerned. Since everyone was around to witness the amazing success the World Poker Tour (WPT) has had, everyone has been trying to replicate that success for their own poker tours.
Poker Stars Continues Live Poker Tour Creation
November 06, 2009
Ever since the World Poker Tour (WPT) proved that traveling live poker circuits sold lots of seats and made lots of money, many online poker sites have been creating their own regional tours in an effort to cash in on some of the success that the WPT has been experiencing.
USPC Back on Television
November 04, 2009
With all of the ceremony surrounding the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and the World Poker Tour (WPT) over the last few years, it seems as though people seem to have forgotten about the United States Poker Championship (USPC).
The USPC started in 1996 and at the time featured several high buy-in tournaments including a $10,000 championship event. It was popular amongst many of the best players in the game with previous champions including Daniel Negreanu and Men “The Master” Nguyen along with final table appearances from poker greats like Phil Hellmuth, John Juanda and Erik Seidel.
Poker Stars and the Latin American Poker Tour Roll Into Town
November 02, 2009
In a poker market where it seems that just about every traditional geographic unit you can think of has its own poker tour, Poker Stars is bringing back one that was very much successful the first time it took place. It is known as the Latin American Poker Tour and the first two seasons of the tour were quite successful.
More Ways to Win At FTOPS XIV with FTOPS Challenges
October 29, 2009
The FTOPS Challenges, which offers six more ways to win big with FTOPS XIV, returns along with the 14th edition of Full Tilt Online Poker Series. The FTOPS Challenges offer to the players, chances to win cash bonuses, freeroll entries, and other prizes.
PIC Club Corrected by Merge Gaming
October 26, 2009
PIC Club is one of the next generation of online payment processors that operate within the United States. They have relationships with online gambling sites that allow players from the United States to make deposit with those sites. The way they do this is by using the money players give them to buy shares in commodities and then they sell those shares to the online poker sites, thereby allowing players to make indirect deposits that eventually make it into their real money accounts at online poker sites.
Ultimate Bet Looking to Expand into Germany and Czech Republic
October 22, 2009
All in all, right now is a good time to be under the banner of the Ultimate Bet team. They have just come off a very successful 2009 Aruba Poker Classic during which the top prize was greater than $750,000 and they got all of the attention that was due an official WPT stop and then some. Perhaps because of their recent successes, Ultimate Bet is looking to keep the streak going.
4th Bodog Poker Open on its Way
October 20, 2009
Bodog Poker has not really been a big boy in terms of the online poker traffic numbers, but it always did have something that no other online poker site did. That something was the Bodog Poker Open. Even though there are other events around that are larger and better attended than the Bodog Poker Open, the event has received a surprising amount of success and attention considering the relative smallness of the Bodog Poker operation.
Dream Team Poker to Combine with Monday Night Football
October 17, 2009
Dream Team Poker, fresh off the success of hosting a tournament during the 2009 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, is looking to expand their horizons while at the same time growing in a way that will allow them to slowly and surely establish their presence within the larger market of televised poker.
WSOP Increases ESPN Cash Cow Status
October 14, 2009
In a sporting market where many of the larger events in terms of popularity have already super-saturated the marketplace, the World Series of Poker has continued to gain popularity, creating a bigger and bigger cash cow for ESPN every single year of its broadcast on television.
Million Dollar Challenge Yields 100K Winner
October 12, 2009
It might seem more like a plotline from a Hollywood movie than real life, but that didn’t stop the religious minister from cleaning the clock of two Poker Stars professionals and claiming a payday of $100,000 in the process.
December 1st UIGEA Deadline Fast Approaching
October 09, 2009
It started out as a roar in 2006 that sputtered into a whimper in 2008. However, with December 1, 2009 fast approaching, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act appears to have come back to haunt players in the United States one more time.
Poker Stars Million Dollar Challenge Starting
October 06, 2009
Most of the networks have started to clue into the fact that televised poker has become a big money making device. For that reason, Fox is now getting into the mix of things by creating a series known as the Poker Stars Million Dollar Challenge. This show will have its first instalment air on October 11th after football action has completed.
Darvin Moon Latest to Play Inside Deal
October 03, 2009
Inside Deal is the name of a television show that regularly airs on the ESPN.com website. It is a show that purportedly discussed poker news issues as well as opinions on different happenings within the poker world. It is much more than a news show for that reason and Darvin Moon is just the latest in a long line of poker players to make appearances on the show.
Full Tilt Poker Cash Game Has Seven-Figure Pot
September 30, 2009
Full Tilt Poker has often played second fiddle within the online televised cash game circuit. High Stakes Poker was the first show to really explore the world of online poker and the Full Tilt Poker Million Dollar Cash Game has really had to take a back seat to them no matter what else they have tried to do.
HeadsUp Entertainment to Create Poker Channel
September 26, 2009
The rumour mill has turned out to be correct this time around because HeadsUp Entertainment has finally confirmed that they will be creating a new poker channel at some point during the final quarter of the 2009 year.
World Series of Poker Main Event November Nine
September 24, 2009
The 2009 World Series of Poker took place in Las Vegas over the months of June and July. The Main Event was played down until the final table during this time and the nine players that made the final table in the Main Event won’t be back to finish the event until November. The set-up for the Main Event is the exact same as it was last year so if you watched the Main Event last year then you already know how they run the event.
WSOPC Schedule Announced
September 22, 2009
WPT is already in running, while WSOP Europe is around the corner. But those, who prefer to plan things in advance, have already set their sights on the upcoming WSOPC, scheduled to take place in December at Harrah’s.
High Stakes Poker to Quickly Start Season 6
September 19, 2009
Many fans will be relieved to hear that High Stakes Poker is coming back for a sixth season that will be on the airwaves early on in the 2010 year. Of course, High Stakes Poker is an interesting show because of the fact that all of the signs appeared to be pointing to the fact that it was going to be cancelled after the fifth season had wrapped up.
888 Holdings and Harrah set to Deal
September 17, 2009
Harrah’s has long been one of the biggest names in the field of online gambling. In fact, with their hosting of the World Series of Poker almost every single year, the Harrah’s brand is one that will always be synonymous with poker almost regardless of what else happens with that particular brand name.
Ultimate Bet for the Macintosh
September 10, 2009
It has been a long time coming, but Ultimate Bet has now joined the ranks of the truly accessible online poker websites. Just a few days ago, they have announced the release of their Mac software version, now available to users of the Mac O/S as a bona fide download and install option.
Bodog Now Accepts Canadian Poker Players
September 08, 2009
In a move that is likely to play very well for the Bodog brand, it appears as though the Canadian Bodog experience is about to come true.Keith McDonnell, the leader of Bodog Europe which owns the rights to Bodog.ca, was ecstatic in a press release that was given to the public as a way to celebrate the evolution of Bodog to eventually come to see Canadians as another market which could be entered. Up to the present moment in time, Bodog had been excluding Canadians from their services. Now..
Take 2 Available on Full Tilt Poker
September 04, 2009
Full Tilt Poker has had many innovative promotions over the course of time, but the Take 2 promotion that they have just recently brought onto the market has to be by far one of the most impressive promotions that they have ever done. It has the clearly stated goal of promoting the multi-table cash game strategy and the promotion clearly does do that.
NBC Hires Former Soprano for Face the Ace
September 02, 2009
Face the Ace, the new poker show that has come to fruition on the NBC television network, is going to be getting some high-powered help in the form of Steve Schirripa. Many people may not recognize the name, but the former actor on the Sopranos television series is definitely a face that many people would recognize immediately.
Monthly Million Tournaments at iPoker Network
August 29, 2009
Come this September, and you could play the $1 million prize money tournament, dubbed the ‘Monthly Million’ in the iPoker network. The $535 buy-in gala event will be officially kick started on September 13th, at 18:00 hrs GMT. The iPoker Network is owned and operated by Playtech.
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