The schedule has now been released for the tenth anniversary edition of PokerStars´ Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP X) and it is a cracker. The 183 tournaments guarantee prize money of more than $65 million, plus the site will be giving away five PSPC Platinum Passes during the series.
Intertops Poker is launching a new three-stage Steps promotion that will see one player win his or her place in the Millionaire Maker Event at the WSOP in June. If you were thinking of attending this summer´s WSOP, this could be a cheap way into the valuable event, as the lowest entry point has a buy-in of just $1.10.
Online gambling was not included in the state budget of New York despite a favorable Senate vote just a couple of months ago, and two of the four new Empire State casinos have requested financial assistance due to a shortfall in revenue, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo has refused to bail them out.
The Winning Poker Network has announced its flagship Million Dollar Sunday events are to become a regular feature on the tournament schedule despite recent massive overlays. The Network has also extended the satellites feeding into the events, giving more players the opportunity to qualify “for pennies on the dollar”.
PokerStars has announced the site is to re-run its $10 million guaranteed Sunday Million Twelfth Anniversary Edition and has also launched a new variant of NL Texas Hold´em called Split Hold´em – which bears more than a passing resemblance to the existing Run It Twice feature on cash game tables.
Party Poker is offering players a free $22 satellite ticket that can be used to enter qualifiers for the site´s live events. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, players must have an existing Party Poker account and create a free “My Party Poker LIVE” account by Saturday 31st March.
Last month, BetOnline changed the distribution of its Bad Beat Jackpot so that every player actively playing at a Jackpot table shares in the prize money when a bad beat occurs. Consequently, players at BetOnline have enjoyed two Jackpot windfalls within a week just for being at the right place at the right time.
Last week, the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) released recommendations to enhance consumer protection throughout the UK´s gambling industry. The proposals are far-reaching and could affect online poker players – including players around the world who play on a platform sharing a UK database.
We all make mistakes when playing online poker, and some of them will be expensive mistakes. However, few will be as expensive as the mistake made by a player at BetOnline Poker last Saturday evening, who sat out from his cash game just before the Bad Beat Jackpot was won. Their bad timing cost them nearly $20,000.
888 Poker is hosting a special World Water Day Tournament tomorrow evening (Thursday) and donating all the fees collected as part of the buy-ins to the One Drop organization. The site is also supporting the $5,000 guaranteed event with a free prize draw in which players can win a selection of 888-themed goodies.
Party Poker has announced a $2.7 million guaranteed Monster Series from Sunday April 29th until Sunday May 6th. The series is considerably different from when it was first played last October, with the majority of the buy-ins being reduced to give more players more opportunities to win a monster prize.
PokerStars is hosting a country-specific promotion giving players in Latin America, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Liechtenstein and the United Kingdom five opportunities to freeroll a “Trip to Vegas” worth $5,000. There is also more than $5,000 in cash prizes up for grabs over five Freeroll Finals.