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  • October 5, 2018

888 Plots Biggest Overhaul of its Platform Since Before Black Friday

A new online poker platform is preparing to launch in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware. Though the platform is new, the operator is not. 888Poker, operator of the WSOP.com brand, is plotting the biggest overhaul of its online poker since before Black Friday. The new iteration of 888 will be called Poker 8. The company

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  • October 5, 2018

Missouri Man Caught Using Bank Bait Bills to Buy Into Poker Game

A Missouri man caught using bank bait bills to buy into a poker tournament is currently serving five years in prison. Timothy Karpovich reportedly told FBI agents he had to rob the bank to enter the poker tournament because he lost all his money playing poker a few days prior. Once a regular at Harrah’s

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  • October 4, 2018

Austin Farmer picks up WSOP Circuit gold ring

A relative newcomer to the poker scene picked up his first title Tuesday at the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop. Austin Farmer, a 22-year-old player out of Virginia, took down the $600 NLHE Six-max Big Blind Ante tourney for his first recorded title and his first WSOP Circuit gold ring. The $23,648 first-place prize

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  • October 3, 2018

WSOP.com Underestimated Its Online Circuit Events

WSOP.com just completed its first Circuit series of gold-ring-eligible events. It was a resounding success by all measures, surpassing the total guarantee for the series by nearly $1 million. While this sounds like a pleasant surprise, it actually indicates the WSOP underestimated the draw of the tournaments. For online poker operators, publishing guaranteed prize pools

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  • October 2, 2018

CPPT Caribbean Cruise tournament a huge success

The only thing better than a seven-night cruise around the Caribbean is winning some cash during a seven-night cruise around the Caribbean. The Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT) has wrapped up the fifth installment of its collaboration with Card Player Cruises for another successful Western Caribbean poker cruise and mid-stakes grinder Mark Stephen Edwards has

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  • October 1, 2018

New Poker Platform Says Social Games Can Unlock Pre-Regulated US Markets

A new online poker platform has a plan to penetrate the United States market. Connective Games says their social gaming options are the solution to get poker brands into what they call “pre-regulated” markets like the United States. Connective Games’ Social Gaming platform can be customized by operators to function as free-to-play, subscription, or sweepstakes.

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  • September 28, 2018

Gaming Innovation Group Signs Online Poker Software Agreement with One Time Marketing

Gaming Innovation Group, which recently joined New Jersey’s legal online gambling market, landed its first deal to supply poker to an external operator. GiG signed a deal with One Time Marketing Services to provide the platform for its online poker and casino services. The GiG Core platform will serve OneTimePoker, a brand powered by the

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  • September 27, 2018

Second annual ATV poker run comes to Arkansas

After a hard week grinding away in the office, it’s always nice to find something exciting and different to do on the weekend. If you’re going to be around Fairfield Bay, AR this Saturday, the community is offering the perfect solution. For the second year in a row, Fairfield Bay is hosting its ATV/UTV poker

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  • September 26, 2018

Negreanu’s on the hunt for fan videos

In a contest that will end at the end of this month, Daniel Negreanu is looking for the best fan videos. The subject of the short video should center on which charity the fan would play for, and why. Once the competition closes, Kid Poker, along with a panel of judges, will review the entries

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  • September 25, 2018

Poker’s Raising For Effective Giving launches new fund

Poker’s own charitable organization, Raising for Effective Giving (REG), has announced a new endeavor. REG has created the REG Fund, designed to “identify grants that decrease the likelihood of worst-case outcomes that cause vast amounts of suffering as a result of advanced technologies.” The fund will be managed by poker pros Brian Tomaski, Lukas Gloor

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