Party Poker is running its second KO tournament series of the year from Sunday and packing 226 events into eight days of action. However, many of the events have lower guarantees than before and, in order to maintain a $10 million series guarantee, the site has added sixty-two more tournaments to the schedule.
PokerStars is welcoming Portuguese players into its European shared liquidity market with a €5,000,000 guaranteed TRIO tournament series. The series is being supported by ten-times-daily freerolls, a deposit freeroll offer and “Second Chance” freerolls giving away a further €25,000 in tournament entry tickets.
If you missed the opportunity to win a PokerStars Players Championship Platinum Pass during the recent SCOOP series, don´t worry. There are more than 190 opportunities remaining to secure your place before next January´s event – three of which are being offered by PokerStars´ Ambassadors in three unique challenges.
PokerStars new Showtime Hold’em game could be one of the better variants of NL Hold’em trialled by the site this spring, as it incentivises players to be more observant about their opponents’ cards. Players who take advantage of the extra information available could find Showtime Hold´em extremely lucrative.
Party Poker has announced details of a new World Cup Click Card Championship promotion taking place between 14th June and 15th July. Every player who opts into the promotion is guaranteed to win a prize ranging from a freeroll entry to a $5,300 seat in December´s MILLIONS Online event.
Last night´s conclusions to PokerStars´ SCOOP, Party Poker´s PowerFest and 888 Poker´s XL Inferno series saw more than $18 million across eleven Main Events.
The UK Government has announced plans to introduce a £2 maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals located in High Street betting offices. If the limit is imposed, there will be a significant reduction in tax revenues that will be addressed by increasing the Remote Gambling Duty paid by online operators.
The climax of Party Poker´s PowerFest Series starts today with the $5 million guaranteed Super High Rollers Championship Event. If you don´t have a bankroll that can support the $25,500 buy-in, don´t worry. There are plenty more opportunities at Party Poker that could make this a weekend to remember.
The Supreme Court of the U.S. yesterday ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was unconstitutional – opening the door for states to regulate sports betting. However, doubts exist the ruling will be of any benefit to poker players in terms of expanding the regulated market.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May and will make significant changes to how online poker sites collect and process players´ data. With less than two weeks to go, few poker sites appear willing to share how the changes will be implemented and what affect they will have on players.
The Winning Poker Network is adding $40,000 per week to its Sit N Crush leaderboard competition during May, plus bumping up the leaderboard points players can earn by playing “On Demand” games. The format of On Demand games has also been changed to make them more appealing to play in.
888 Poker has fine-tuned its daily Fish ´N´ Chips tournament schedule by replacing some of the existing menu with new BIG Fish tournaments. The six new tournaments have buy-ins starting at $5.50, guaranteed prize pools totalling $100,000, and are being supported by a very generous satellite schedule.