Poker Promotions

  • 25 July 2016

    The Caribbean Poker Party Promotion's Running Now

    The summer is the time for taking vacations and enjoying the warm weather, and Party Poker has put together a massive promotion that allows you a chance to get a piece of $1 million in rewards with their own Caribbean Poker Party promotion. This is a tournament leaderboard promotion that ends with the literal poker party that will happen for a week at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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  • 08 April 2016

    PartyPoker Offering Three Big April Promotions

    PartyPoker is offering up three major promotions during the month of April, and they're happening in the tournament side of things for the most part. It starts with the April 12 $260,000 Guaranteed Fight Night. On Tuesday, you'll see four different events happen at four different buy-ins. These are normally scheduled events with guaranteed prize pools, but the guarantees are getting kicked up by thousands of dollars and are effectively doubled for one night only.

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  • 10 January 2013

    National Heads-Up Poker Championship Revived on NBC

    After a one-year hiatus, the National Heads-Up Poker Championship returns to NBC in full flourish. With the first episode set to air on March 19th at 9pm EST, the NCAA-style bracket tournament will include 64 internationally known poker players and celebrities. These tournament is exclusively invite-only, and with the $20,000 buy-in, only those serious about winning will be in attendance.

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  • 11 December 2012

    AGA: Online Poker Players Need To Get Loud

    Most online poker players are aware the American Gaming Association supports federal regulation for online poker. Since the redefinition of the The 1961 Wire Act, states have been clamoring to establish their own legalized gambling framework, a move that the AGA feels is “almost guaranteed to result in inadequate oversight and a future tangle of problems for law enforcement and U.S. consumers.

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  • 25 September 2012

    The PPA weighs in on the new Reid-Kyl Poker Bill

    The summary text for the new 2012 gambling bill has been leaked to the public, and enough time has passed for a formal response from the Poker Players Alliance. If you are looking where to read the UIGEA Summary Text for your self, look no further.

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  • 29 August 2012

    The Real Future of Online Poker

    From its ups and downs and sideways twists, the history of US online poker is tumultuous at best. Nauseating at its worst. When the Department of Justice shut down online poker sites in April 2011, the nation’s online poker players were dealt a pretty rough hand in their favorite game. When the Department of Justice re-evaluated their stance on the 1961 Wire Act, stating it only applied to sports wagering, excitement was rekindled.

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  • 25 August 2012

    New York Agrees: Poker is a Game of Skill

    On Wednesday, August 22nd, Judge Jack Weinstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York came to the legal conclusion that the rest of us have believed for years: Poker is a game of skill.

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  • 24 August 2012

    Real Money, US-Legal, Online Poker: Approved.

    All five commissioners on the Nevada Gaming Commission gave South Point Poker LLC a thumbs-up for its license to operate a real-money, intrastate online poker site. While South Point Poker has been operating a free poker site for almost a year, this official license approval “is an incredible step forward,” says Lawrence Vaughan, chief operating officer of the Las Vegas company to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It’s going to redefine gaming and what the state can do.

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  • 08 August 2012

    Intertops Unleashes New Tournaments in August

    Intertops Poker announced several new and improved tournaments for the month of August this week. Here’s a taste of what you can expect when you log in. (Not a player at Intertops? You should be. Let us show you why you should play at Intertops Poker, and then go play online poker there). Intertops $25,000 FPP Race in August Every month, Intertops tempts its players with a $25,000 points race, and August is no exception. Each week a new FPP race worth $6,250 will launch.

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  • 05 August 2012

    Club WPT Slashes Membership Fee

    Lately it’s hard to look anywhere without seeing the Olympic logo, hearing the Olympic theme song, or being thrust into the race for the gold medals. Online poker is no exception. Take Club WPT, for instance. In their “The Road to Poker Gold” promotion, currently running until August 9, 2012, new VIP members can take half off their first month’s membership fee. That means your first month is $9.95 instead of the regular $19.95 (which is more than 50%, if you do the math).

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  • 08 July 2012

    Shuffle Master Dumps Ongame; Zynga Asks It Out

    Shuffle Master recently rescinded its offer to purchase the Ongame Poker Network from bwin.party citing that evaluations of Ongame’s operations would require more effort and money than anticipated to achieve Shuffle Master’s required results. It’s your typical story of iGaming company meets available poker network, offers to buy it, and then dumps it months later for being too high maintenance (and not putting out enough).

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  • 07 June 2012

    PokerStars Awarded Spanish Gaming License

    PokerStars can now officially operate their online poker room in Spain, thanks to license they were awarded recently. Quickly following the license announcement came the launch of the new www.PokerStars.es, a poker room dedicated to Spanish online poker players. If you reside in Spain, you will be given the option to either open up a new account with the Spanish PokerStars on your own or get assistence in doing so.

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  • 05 June 2012

    Cake Network Undergoes a Revolution

    As of June 1, 2012, the Cake Poker Network re-established itself under a new brand: Revolution Gaming Network. In a May 7th press release Cake Network announced that it was in the process of selling certain assets to Lock Poker, indicating that the maneuver would allow Lock to rebrand Cake Network, and it would provide all Network partners, poker rooms, and online poker players the chance to participate in the growing Revolution Gaming Network. The change is now in place at member poker rooms.

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  • 21 March 2012

    Bovada Pulls The Velvet Rope: Some US States No Longer on VIP List

    Online gambling forums and news sites are grumbling with the notice that Bovada is denying certain players entry to their US-friendly online poker site. As of mid-December 2011, Bovada was created by Bodog as a way to separate the North American market from its successful rest-of-the-world division.

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  • 28 February 2012

    Everleaf Poker Makes Announcement Regarding US Operations

    After weeks of silence, Everleaf Poker has now issued a statement regarding its current policy prohibiting players from the United States. (If you need to be caught up: Earlier this month, as a response to a cease and desist order from the US Department of Homeland Security, Everleaf poker shut its doors to all new and current US online poker players).

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  • 06 February 2012

    ClubWPT increases monthly prize pool to $125,000

    As if we needed another reason why Club WPT is one of our favorite US-friendly online poker sites, the popular place for subscription poker just increased its monthly tournament prize pool to $125,000. Paid VIP members now have even more chances to play the game they love and win the money they love without putting any additional money down. For a steady $19.95 per month, Club WPT provides a lot of value for online poker players.

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  • 04 February 2012

    2012: The Year of the $500,000 Latin Series of Poker

    Today the organizers of the Latin Series of Poker (to live in infamy as LSOP) announced they will guarantee a prize $500,000 prize pool for the first annual Latin Series of Poker tournament. This Texas Hold’em tournament is scheduled from June 5th to June 10th at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima, Peru. .

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  • 02 February 2012

    Love (of Winning) is in the Air at Intertops Poker

    Intertops just announced its February promotions, and we couldn’t wait to show them to you. Have you ever played the Intertops Match & Win game? Its “Heart Edition” for February 2012 will award you with single Gold Card cash prizes–up to $1,000. All you need to do to play is log in, and match the Gold Cards you earned during the month of February to the ones shown on the game board. Match ‘em and win the displayed prize quicker than a cupid’s arrow!

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  • 17 January 2012

    Purple Lounge Poker Bids Farewell to Microgaming

    As of January 16th, 2012, Purple Lounge online poker room will no longer be touting Microgaming poker software. The move to Entraction (the online poker software powered by heavy-hitter IGT) was, as the Purple Lounge website puts it, part of its “evolution”. “Entraction means pure poker with more fish,” claims Purple Lounge, and the game list backs up this description.

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  • 18 December 2011

    Bodog is now Bovada: How Poker Players Will Be Affected

    It seems all the speculation has been proven true: Bodog is re-branding for US-players. Since the Bodog Brand licensing agreement with the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group expires at the end of 2011, MMGG will no longer be operating under the Bodog name or the www.bodog.eu website. As of today, the operation-formerly-known-as-Bodog is now branded as Bovada. What does this mean for the thousands of online poker players loyal to Bodog? Essentially nothing.

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  • 03 December 2011

    Bodog Debuts Anonymous Poker Tables

    Bodog Poker’s new software creates a new realm of online poker with a whole host of new features, including their revolutionary anonymous online poker tables now featured site-wide. Bodog’s own Jonas Odman emphasizes these measures as necessary to create fair and fun environment for players of all levels. “We’ve shown before that we are not afraid of controversy by changing the way rakeback was viewed and starting to black data mining sites,” says Odman.

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  • 19 August 2011

    ClubWPT Welcomes Online Poker Players from the US

    For too long, it’s been “illegal” to join together these two souls that were destined to be together. While it was okay to hold some hands in public, there was media and religious scrutiny about what these people do in their own homes, with people from other countries, and the implications it could have on certain tax laws.

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  • 11 May 2011

    Carbon Poker Loves Losers. And the occasional Winner.

    Carbon Poker offers free online poker software, competitive poker bonuses, and a sleek interface that makes just about everything look cool. Bad Beats, for example, have never been more socially welcomed, and that’s partially due to the Carbon Poker Bad Beat Jackpot (currently over $190K). If you scored a hand with quad 7′s or better and you lose the hand to someone with quad 8′s or better, you have a shot at that enormous Bad Beat jackpot.

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  • 06 May 2011

    Indicted Poker Site Plans to File for Bankruptcy; Poker Players At a Loss

    According to the Games and Casino Gambling News blog and other news sources around the country, the parent company of Absolute Poker and UB Poker is planning on filing for bankruptcy protection. This solidifies some poker players worst fears: losing all the money in their accounts. Blanca Gaming of Antigua announced to its shareholders via email that it plans to file for bankruptcy protection in Norway.

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  • 05 May 2011

    Hollywood Poker adds another $192,000 in monthly guaranteed tournament prizes

    While some may argue that adding another $192,000 to an already impressive $16,000,000 in monthly payouts is really just chump change, others would argue that any addition of guaranteed online poker tournaments is always a good thing. I would agree with the latter, especially when the additional cash allows new online poker players a chance to test the water.

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  • 27 April 2011

    Another US-Friendly Poker Site: Walker Poker

    As part of our commitment to showcasing USA-friendly online poker sites, we have a growing list of poker rooms currently accepting US poker players. We anticipate this list to grow as the market adjusts after the recent indictment of several large online poker rooms on various money laundering charges. That being said, one of the poker rooms on the list, Walker Poker, has a surprising amount of appeal for those US poker players looking for a new home.

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  • 21 April 2011

    US-Friendly Poker Site Intertops Hosts $50 Easter Egg Freerolls

    Intertops Poker has donned on some rabbit ears and created an online poker freeroll phenomenon just in time for the spring holiday. That’s right. It’s time to do the Easter Egg hunt, and this time you don’t have to fight the kids for a share of the good stuff. Starting on Friday, April 22nd, Intertops Poker is hosting ten $50 Easter Egg Poker Freeroll tournaments, but you’ll have to find them to play in them.

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  • 20 April 2011

    US-Friendly Poker Sites Still Exist. Read on.

    The recent indictments against PokerStars, Full Tilt, and Absolute Poker have left many an online poker player feeling a bit shafted. While some online poker fans may feel a little gunshy after the losing some of the biggest names in American online poker, others feel confident about the sanctity of the game and trust in its online platforms to operate accordingly.

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  • 19 April 2011

    Give a Voice to Online Poker

    Feathers are ruffled after the recent indictments laid against Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, and AbsolutePoker, three of the largest online poker rooms that service US online poker players.

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  • 17 April 2011

    Hollywood Poker Prepares for a WSOP Vegas Summer

    With over 45 event packages waiting to be won, Hollywood Poker is chomping at the bit to get its logo-wearing players into the World Series of Poker, held this summer in Las Vegas. Scheduled qualifiers for the WSOP are being held daily and have buy-ins ranging from absolutely free to $320. We listed Hollywood Poker in our best places to qualify online for the World Series of Poker, and for good reason–there are lots of ways to win.

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