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PartyPoker MILLIONS Online to Again Guarantee $20M

Thursday, 04th April 2019

In late 2017, PartyPoker hosted its inaugural MILLIONS Online tournament with a $5 million guarantee. It was notable, especially when the $5,300 buy-in event drew 1,047 players to bring the prize pool to $5,135,000. Jonathan Van Fleet won it for $1,027,000. In November 2018, PartyPoker wanted to do better, but

Zynga Adds New Fast-Play Game to WPT Tournaments

Wednesday, 03rd April 2019

More than one year ago, in February 2018, the World Poker Tour announced a multi-year partnership with Zynga for the social gaming developer to introduce a series of games using the WPT brand. The in-game tournaments were to have the WPT theme, offer free-play poker, and introduce more players to

PartyPoker Signs as Sponsor of No Limit Gaming

Tuesday, 02nd April 2019

It is no secret that PartyPoker has been reaching out to Twitch audiences in the past several months. The online poker site has been anxious to partner with the streaming site in as many ways as possible. One of the first clues as to PartyPoker’s ambitions came when the site

Galfond Provides Detailed Update of Run It Once Poker

Tuesday, 02nd April 2019

Before Run It Once Poker launched in early February 2019, it had been a long time since a poker site had been so highly anticipated and welcomed. Part of the positive response before and after launch came from the man behind the site. Phil Galfond is well-respected in the poker

Binions Las Vegas Offers Compact Summer Poker Series

Monday, 01st April 2019

Many of the poker rooms in Las Vegas are going out of their way to outdo one another with their summer schedules. With most offering two events per day throughout June and into July, some offer bigger guarantees, others with deeper stacks, and some with longer schedules that run through

Orleans Las Vegas Announces Summer Poker Series Schedule

Sunday, 31st March 2019

It may not be on the Las Vegas Strip, but the Orleans in Sin City is one of the most popular casinos for poker. The poker room is spacious and a longtime favorite for grinders and tourists alike. The Orleans’ poker room didn’t waste much time in releasing the schedule

WPT Season XVII Debuts on FOX Sports this Sunday

Saturday, 30th March 2019

It starts tomorrow night. A new season of World Poker Tour episodes on FOX Sports Regional Networks, with new episodes every Sunday night beginning March 31. There will be rerun opportunities each week, but why take a chance? Set the TiVo or DVR. For those poker fans who don’t follow

No Success in 2019 for Kentucky Online Poker and Sports Betting

Saturday, 30th March 2019

It was an unexpected surprise to see Kentucky on the list of states considering online poker in 2019. Few could imagine that a state in the middle of America would be the fifth or sixth state to legalize online poker, but imagine no more. The bill is no longer alive

PokerStars Makes Significant Changes to Stars Rewards Program

Friday, 29th March 2019

The warning came last month. PokerStars was prepared to reduce the value of some of its Stars Rewards items, the news of which was not well-received by many in the online poker community. The changes explained in February 2019 included a stark decrease in the value of reward points. It

West Virginia Officially Legalizes Online Poker and Casino Games

Thursday, 28th March 2019

Online poker supporters can celebrate another state that will be offering legal and licensed online poker. The West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act is now the law of the state, permitting interactive wagering via the five land-based gambling establishments. Games include video lottery, racetrack table games, online table games, online