It’s almost inconceivable that 100 Billion hands of cash game play have been dealt on PokerStars since the software first went live in 2001. It makes us think about McDonald’s old slogan that went something like over 1 Billion hamburgers served. By some estimates on the web, McDonalds is set to reach around 300 Billion hamburgers served this year since first opening their doors. The 100 Billionth hand saw a number of promotions and traffic spike on PokerStars to all-time record highs.
100 Billionth Hand hits on PokerStars and $1 Million Awarded
Mark Scheinberg, the chairman of PokerStars has agreed to pay $50 million to resolve forfeiture demands by the U.S. government connected to a money laundering lawsuit the online gambling company settled last year. According to an order filed late on Tuesday in U.S
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PokerStars Chairman Agrees to $50 Million Forfeiture
While the WSOP got underway in Las Vegas, the online poker counterpart WSOP.com online launched a free money play version of their site. Caesars hopes to begin offering real money poker games online in Nevada by the end of the summer
WSOP.com online poker site debuts, software glitch “accidentally” allows real money play
Daniel Negreanu Canadian Daniel Negreanu has been on a streak of live tournament cashes in 2013 with four final tables at major events including a victory at the WSOP APAC that paid him about $1.1 million.
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Daniel Negreanu Wins First Major Online Tournament Victory
Online gaming regulation in the United States is finally moving forward as more and more states embrace legal online poker. The public is gaining more awareness on the subject. On Wednesday, the prominent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published a 2,000 words long report on PokerStars after a journalist visited the headquarters of the market leader in the Isle of Man.
PokerStars Article on Front Page of Wall Street Journal
Full Tilt Poker has announced a new Micro Turbo Online Poker Series (MTOPS) with over $2 million in guaranteed prizes over a two-week scheduled of events with micro buy-ins. The series is set to begin on Sunday June 9 to the 23 rd and will include a total of 75 events with buy-ins starting as low as $0.55 and satellites as low as $0.06.
Micro Turbo Online Poker Series (MTOPS) new on Full Tilt
PokerStars are organizing an exclusive live poker tournament for Canadians only where hockey legends and celebrities compete to raise money for charity, with a line-up including Team PokerStars Pros Daniel Negreanu and Jonathan Duhamel to be filmed in from July 15-17 in Toronto. Players have an opportunity to win a prize package that includes flight to Toronto, hotel accommodation and $500 spending money, and win a share of $100,000 for the charity of your choice.
PokerStars NHL Alumni Charity Shootout
Under new management since November 2012, for a limited time, Full Tilt Poker are offering new players a $10 free cash gift with no deposit required. To get the free gift, simply open a player account via this link. After setting up your Full Tilt Poker account, you will receive the following tickets: 2 x $2 Ring Game Tickets 2 x $1 Sit & Go Tournament Tickets 2 x $0.50 Sit & Go Tournament Tickets 1 x $2.20 Scheduled Tournament Ticket 1 x $1.10 Scheduled Tournament Ticket You will receive your tickets within six (6) hours of signing up
$10 Free Money at Full Tilt Poker
Ultimate Poker, the first legal online poker room to go live in the state of Nevada, while in beta mode and using their own proprietary poker software, held its inaugural Ultimate Poker Sunday MTT yesterday to a sell-out crowd. The tournament was capped at 200 players.
Early Signs of Success for Online Poker in Nevada
Delaware is one of three states in the U.S. who have already passed internet gaming legislation along with Nevada and neighbouring New Jersey. The Delaware Lottery followed a competitive selection process designed to identify service providers best suited to serve the needs of the Lottery.
Delaware Selects 888 and Scientific Games to Operate State Online Gambling