WPN has confirmed its next OSS Cub3d series will take place over four weeks between 5th August and 2nd September. The series will consist of more than 160 tournaments – three of which will have million dollar guarantees – plus an online Cage cash game event with a buy-in of $5,100.
Earlier today, Winamax Poker launched its pan-European platform enabling players in Spain to join its French playing pool. The French market leader is not wasting any time trying to making inroads into PokerStars´ European dominance, and is offering new players from Spain a stack of valuable promotions.
PokerStars is promising the richest low-stakes tournaments in poker when MicroMillions returns from 16th to 30th July. During the series, millions of dollars will be paid out in prize money across 121 tournaments, plus two lucky players will win Platinum Passes to the PokerStars Players Championship next January.
Party Poker has announced the schedule and supporting promotions for its next Monster Series running from Sunday 29th July to Sunday 6th August. Although the guaranteed prize pools are generally lower than previous incarnations, the packed schedule should offer something for everyone.
PokerHost – one of the longest established US-friendly poker sites – is shutting down on the 31st July after providing a service since 2005.
Following months of public nominations and scrutiny by the WSOP´s Governing Council, the final ten candidates for induction into the Poker Hall of Fame have been announced. Existing Hall of Famers and an 18-member media panel now have five days to vote on who should be inducted into poker´s most exclusive club.
The largest poker advocacy group, Poker Players Alliance, has rebranded itself as the Poker Alliance, bringing itself back on the map amid rapidly changing laws. The organization’s new president, Mark Brenner, charts a course for the future of the group.
Hope sprang anew for federal online poker legislation following a recent Congressional subcommittee hearing that centered around doping in horse racing. Texas Rep. Joe Barton, who has pushed for online poker regulation in the past, has taken up the cause again, much to the delight of poker players.
Switzerland has been reforming its gambling laws recently. The country has agreed to allow gambling operations to expand, but to root out offshore operators.
The EPT Barcelona is the biggest of PokerStars´ live European events; and, to encourage players to qualify online for the EPT Barcelona Main Event, the site is running a competition that will award a PSPC Platinum Pass to the qualifier who lasts longest – one of ten passes that will be given away during the event.
The Netherlands is on the cusp of overhauling its state-controlled gambling industry. Lawmakers are preparing a draft legislation that will address issues such as addiction and differentiate between games of chance and games of skill. Here’s a brief overview of the proposed changes.
New York citizens hopeful that their legislature would pass a bill in 2018 that allows for regulated online poker will have to pin those hopes on 2019 as this year’s legislative session came to a close without such a measure finding approval in both the Senate and the Assembly.