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  • October 19, 2018

CPPT Bicycle Main Event close to finding a winner

The CPPT Big Poker Oktober Main Event is now in full swing and the pressure is beginning to build. The tournament completed Day 1B yesterday, drawing 143 players – almost double the amount seen on Day 1A. 14 levels of action helped thin the herd by 25% and, by the time the day was done,

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  • October 18, 2018

888 Throw Out New Promotional Strategy Amid Declining Online Poker Revenue

888 broke from its usual scratch-card promotional style to launch a new promotional strategy this week. The brand announced Wild Hunt, a twice-daily tournament with a secret prize pool. The new promotion comes amid declining online poker revenue at 888. The Wild Hunt promotion is planned to run through the beginning of December. Distinctly different

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  • October 17, 2018

CPPT Bicycle Main Event starts today

Big Poker Oktober, which started on October 1 at The Bike, is wrapping up soon. The series of Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT) tournaments culminates in the Main Event, which will kick off today. With a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000, the $1,100 buy-in event is sure to draw an impressive crowd. There will be

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  • October 16, 2018

Has PokerStars traded player integrity for profit?

A photo surfaced recently of BitB Staking, a poker staking outfit that has been around for several years. The photo has raised serious questions about staking and ghosting, with many poker fans arguing that players are now working together in collusion efforts that are ruining the game. When someone reached out to PokerStars to see

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  • October 15, 2018

PartyPoker playing games with tournament guarantees (and not in a good way)

Users of the platform claim anti-consumer practices. According to a conversation that has started in the 2+2 poker forums, partypoker may be trying to trick users. A thread in the forum asserts that the online poker site is misleading uninformed players and possibly conducting anti-consumer practices. The thread targets how partypoker manages prize pool guarantees

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  • October 12, 2018

Documentary on Chris Moneymaker coming soon

Everybody who plays poker has heard of Chris Moneymaker. He took down the WSOP Main Event in 2003 as a virtual nobody, pocketing $2.5 million and instantly rising to fame. Given that his success was achieved through a $86 satellite tournament on PokerStars, overnight, online poker became a huge hit as record numbers of player

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  • October 11, 2018

CPPT Big Poker Oktober at The Bike underway

Big Poker Oktober, a series of tournaments organized by the Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT), has returned to The Bike in California. The 17-event series is running from October 1-21 and started with a $245 buy-in NLHE tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. After several days of tough play, Triet Nguyen finally took

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  • October 10, 2018

Crypto beats fiat as preferred payment method on WPN

The Winning Poker Network (WPN) was one of the first to embrace cryptocurrencies as a form of payment for poker players. It supports a number of different options based on consumer feedback and now processes more crypto payments than any other major network. Crypto has become so popular on the platform that 60% of all

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  • October 9, 2018

Online poker to be affected by November elections

The upcoming midterm elections next month could prove to be of great importance to the world of online poker. Several states are considering ballot issues on the subject of online gambling and, at this point, there is no decisive indication which way they will swing. One state in particular – the state where gambling began

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  • October 8, 2018

2004 WSOP Champ Greg Raymer Announces Tournament Poker Strategy Book

After over a decade out of the spotlight, 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Greg Raymer is back and looking to share his expertise. Raymer announced the upcoming release of his first poker book. “Fossilman’s Winning Tournament Strategies” is set to release in time for the 2019 WSOP. Despite his lack of recognition

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