Party Poker´s Monster Series got underway yesterday to a bit of a mixed start. Although the first three events were very popular, only three of the remaining twelve tournaments managed to meet their guarantees – resulting in first day overlays of nearly $50,000.
Norway´s Parliament is expected to approve proposals that will soon prevent Norwegians gambling at any online website other than the state-owned Norsk Tipping website. As Norsk Tipping does not operate an online poker platform, the proposals are effectively an online poker ban in Norway.
Earlier this week, the news broke that play money poker apps are to be banned in China from the beginning of June. Mainstream news outlets claimed the ban was the equivalent to “Chinese Black Friday” – but nobody clearly explained why it was such bad news. After all, they are just play money apps – or are they?
Last Sunday, the Winning Poker Network hosted its first WSOP Mega-Satellite giving players the opportunity to win $12,500 cash – enough for the buy-in to the World Series of Poker Main Event with something left over for travelling expenses. The event was an incredible success – beating its guarantee by more than 30%.
Just when you thought Party Poker couldn´t pack any more action into its Power Series, the site has added daily PLO events to the schedule – giving fans of the four-card game the opportunity to flex their poker-playing skills in Pot Limit Omaha tournaments with guaranteed prize pools of up to $25,000.
888 Poker has released the schedule for its XL Inferno series, which will run from May 10th to May 20th. The site is supporting the series with a number of promotions in which you could win up to $1 million or a package to fly to Las Vegas in the summer in order to play in the World Series of Poker Main Event.
From Sunday 6th May, Party Poker will no longer charge a rake on the bounty element of Progressive Knockout tournaments (PKOs). Rather than reducing the total buy-in, the site will be increasing the amount of the bounty on each player´s head so that, when you knock another player out, you will win more cash.
Poker´EM is an annual live poker festival held at the stunning Casino Velden in Austria. Featuring seventeen prestigious tournaments and a “Cash Game Championship”, the festival attracts players from all over Europe. This July, you could be part of the action if you take advantage of Intertops Poker´s latest promotion.
The Winning Poker recently started hosting bi-monthly Live Cage events in Costa Rica. The events have a buy-in of $5,000 and last two days, but you can qualify for the events – plus win your hotel accommodation and travel expenses – by playing in weekly satellites with a buy-in of just $55.00.
As a firm believer in encouraging more women to play the game of poker, 888poker has announced that it will be sponsoring this year’s ceremony that will induct two more members of the fairer sex into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHoF) set for June 26 in Las Vegas.
888 Poker is re-running its successful Treasure Quest promotion and giving players the opportunity to win cash prizes, no deposit bonuses and tournament entry tickets for completing daily challenges. There is a far wider range of challenges in this year´s promotion, so there should be a challenge to suit every player.
The Winning Poker Network´s “High Five” tournament series starts next Wednesday and consists of five feature tournaments each day over five consecutive days. To support the series, sites on the Winning Poker Network are offering players the opportunity to reload their accounts and receive a 50% bonus up to $200.