Poker News

Americas Cardroom Bans Bots and Pays Out $175K in Refunds

US-facing poker site Americas Cardroom has declared a war on bots, instituting a new policy aimed at banning bot accounts and reimbursing affected players.

Party Poker Takes Aim at Bots and Cheating, Pays Out $734K

A revamped Party Poker Fraud Team has closed 277 accounts tied to players using bots and has reimbursed affected players $734,852.15 as a result.

Two Straight Flushes in Same Hand at $375K Bad Beat Jackpot

There was a rare occurrence at a Bad Beat Jackpot table at an Iowa poker room when two players both made a straight flush, one hand higher than the other.

Party Poker Crowns First Diamond Club Elite Player

After 58 days of grinding SPINS games at Party Poker, “sp0ubledy” became the first member of the new Diamond Club Elite tier of the poker room’s VIP program.

Party Poker Launches Short Deck Poker on Cash Game Tables

The Six Plus Hold’em poker craze has reached Party Poker as the growing poker room added the variant to its offerings under the name of “SHORTDECK”.

888 Poker New Software Launch Both Criticized and Applauded

The launch of new software at 888 Poker has been met with both praise and criticism from players, which is par for the course in the online poker industry.

BetOnline $50,000 NCAA Tournament Bracket Madness Contest

BetOnline is running a special NCAA Bracket Madness Contest that’s worth $50,000 to the top 20 finishers and $10,000 for the first place winner.

Party Poker SPINSTORM Offers Cash Prizes and SPINS Tickets

An exciting new promotion called SPINSTORM has just been launched at Party Poker that allows players to win freeroll tickets and up to $1,500 in bonus cash.

888 Poker Announces XL Blizzard Series with $1.7 Million GTD

A new edition of 888 Poker’s XL Blizzard Series will take place in April and feature less expensive buy-ins, larger guarantees and $1.7 million in prize money.

888 Poker Introduces Rake or Break Tournaments

A new concept at 888 Poker called Rake or Break tournaments that refunds rake to players if events fail to reach a target prize pool will soon be launched.

Party Poker Announces Monster Series with $2.5 Million GTD

Low to mid stakes online poker players have 2.5 million reasons to cheer as Party Poker will host its popular Monster Series beginning Sunday, March 10.

Americas Cardroom Launches Fast Fold Blitz Poker

Online poker just became more exciting at Americas Cardroom with the announcement of the new fast fold Blitz Poker that will launch on February 26.

Party Poker Creates Team Online Focused on Twitch Streaming

Party Poker has announced the creation of a new Team Online that will be comprised of the poker industry’s most popular Twitch streamers.

Party Poker’s Free “MyGame” Fixes Player Leaks

Becoming a better poker player just became easier at Party Poker with the site’s new “MyGame” feature that’s designed to help players improve their game.

Party Poker Rebrands SNG Jackpot to SPINS & Offers $1M Prize

A rebranding of Party Poker’s Sit & Go Jackpots game to “SPINS” is being celebrated with a special $5 buy-in that can make you a millionaire within minutes.

Party Poker Launches Diamond Club Elite with 60% Cashback

Party Poker has created a new top tier in its player loyalty program known as “Diamond Club Elite” that pays up to 60% cashback to players who reach the level.