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.
With the 2018 World Series of Poker just about to get underway, the WSOP Main Event qualifiers are really heating up at 888 Poker. If you have not yet bagged your seat on a plane to Vegas, the site is offering plenty more opportunities to win a WSOP Main Event package, with qualifying routes starting at just $0.01.
A recent survey of Spanish online poker players indicates that Winamax will be warmly welcomed when it joins the pan-European joint liquidity market. The French operator has responded by publishing a web page promising events and promotions likely to result in a challenge to PokerStars´ current dominance.
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.
If you find your computer is running slower than it used to, or that security scans are taking much longer, it could be attributable to the volume of cached files and logs PokerStars saves to your hard drive. You can easily save a considerable amount of space by uninstalling and reinstalling the PokerStars client.
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.
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%.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Party Poker is compensating players for missing out on the climax of its KO Series by beefing up the guarantees for this Sunday´s Big Bounty Hunter tournaments. In total the guarantees are being increased by nearly $2 million over six events, with buy-ins for the events ranging from $2.20 up to $5,200.00.