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Party Poker Launches Five PowerFest Promotions

Party Poker Launches Five PowerFest Promotions

Party Poker has launched 5 major promotions to tempt players to the site during its forthcoming PowerFest tournament series, worth more than $½ million in value.

New 888 Poker Promo Invites Players to “Seize the Crown”

New 888 Poker Promo Invites Players to “Seize the Crown”

The frequency with which 888 Poker´s promotions change may not be as often as some would like, but the quality of them is definitely improving. In the latest “Seize the Crown” promotion, players can win worthwhile amounts of cash in two different ways, and be in with a chance of winning $500,000.

888 Poker Hosting Million Dollar Blast Games with $1 Buy-Ins

888 Poker Hosting Million Dollar Blast Games with $1 Buy-Ins

For a limited time only, 888 Poker is hosting $1 buy-in Blast Poker games with a top prize of $1 million, and $5 buy-in Blast Poker games with a top prize of $2 million. If you have never experienced the thrill of playing Blast Poker at 888 Poker, there´s never been a better time to try them out.

PokerStars to Host EU Galactic Series during WCOOP

PokerStars to Host EU Galactic Series during WCOOP

Players in France, Spain, and Portugal are unable to play in the next WCOOP, so PokerStars is hosting a special Galactic series of 186 events and over €15 million guaranteed.

Negreanu Fires Back at “More Rake is Better” Critics

Negreanu Fires Back at “More Rake is Better” Critics

For a number of years, Daniel Negreanu has been berated by the poker community for defending PokerStars´ changes to its rake structure and rewards program. Now Negreanu has published a blog giving a fuller explanation of why more rake could be better for the long-term future of the game.

Are Stakeholders Crying Wolf at Italy´s Gambling Ads Ban?

Are Stakeholders Crying Wolf at Italy´s Gambling Ads Ban?

The passage of Italy´s gambling ads ban yesterday was widely anticipated, yet many in the gambling industry are claiming it was a Black Day for regulated gambling and that only unlicensed operators will profit from the move. Are their claims justified or do they have an ulterior motive for kicking up such a fuss?

California Santa Ysabel Tribe Lose Another Online Gaming Ruling

California Santa Ysabel Tribe Lose Another Online Gaming Ruling

The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel have been trying desperately the last few years to operate online poker and gambling sites from their Indian lands in California, claiming the right to do so under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), but those efforts were again thwarted by a federal court of appeals.

Party Poker Restructuring Power Series Tournaments

Party Poker Restructuring Power Series Tournaments

Party Poker has announced the site is going to restructure its Power Series tournaments to make them more attractive to players. Among the changes are shorter late registration periods, fewer opportunities to re-enter, and a “smooth” blind structure in which the cost per level increases by no more than 10 percent.

Unfold Hold’em Makes Debut at PokerStars

Unfold Hold’em Makes Debut at PokerStars

Continuing in their quest to invent new poker variants, PokerStars has launched a new game called “Unfold Hold’em” that allows players to get back in the game after the flop and win a side pot if they folded their hole cards pre-flop and find themselves racked with regret after seeing the flop.

Qualifiers Now Running for 888Poker´s XL Eclipse Main Event

Qualifiers Now Running for 888Poker´s XL Eclipse Main Event

888Poker´s XL Eclipse tournament series will run from Thursday 13th September to Sunday 23rd September and, although the full schedule has not yet been released, the series will feature a $1 million guaranteed Main Event on the final day – for which qualifiers are now running with buy-ins from just $0.50.

Party Poker Announces Biggest Ever PowerFest Series

Party Poker Announces Biggest Ever PowerFest Series

Party Poker has announced the dates and schedule for September´s PowerFest Series. The event will run from Sunday 2nd September until Sunday 23rd September and consist of an incredible 670 tournaments guaranteed for a total of more than $60 million – Party Poker´s biggest ever tournament series guarantee.

Tougher Enforcement of South Africa´s Anti Online Poker Laws Planned

Tougher Enforcement of South Africa´s Anti Online Poker Laws Planned

A recently-introduced amendment to South Africa´s National Gambling Act plans to clamp down on perceived illegal online poker activity by introducing new “procedures for the forfeiture of unlawful winnings”. The amendment, if passed, could lead to tougher anti-gambling penalties also being enforced.

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