The third grand slam of the season has reached its middle Sunday, and here is a round-up of the major happenings during the first week, and how the odds makers see both the men’s and women’s tournaments panning out.
The biggest of the offshore poker sites have announced their biggest poker tournament event yet. This not highlights the gulf between the offshore sites and the regulated in-State sites, which have failed to gain any traction.
Slots are getting better and better, and after playing the latest offering from MicroGaming – Terminator 2 – I’m sure that these improvements are showing no sign of slowing down just yet. This is not the busiest slot – there are no crazy diversions from the main theme. It is dark, atmospheric and edgy in equal measures. It’s the kind of slot you’ll hit up when you want to sit back and relax, with enough entertainment to keep your bankroll topped up - and the potential for some very big multi-line wins and huge multipliers.
All around is the World Cup, and if you were to visit a sports book or a bookmaker, you might be forgiven for thinking that there is only one sporting event going on right now! In fact, the sporting calendar away from Brazil is as busy as ever, and here are some of the highlights.
Bovada are already way ahead of the other US offshore poker sites. Their average of 1350 concurrent cash game players puts the 425 and 260 of rivals Merge and WPN in the shade… and there are many times this number of players enjoying tournament action too.
With the football (soccer) seasons over and all eyes turned to the world cup, there are signings already happening in the iGaming world. Following in the footsteps of Luis Suarez becoming a brand ambassador for 888, Paddy Power have signed ex-Manchester United star Paul Scholes to their blogging team.
Carbon Poker, the biggest skin on the Merge Network, have become the first offshore US facing poker room to launch a mobile version compatible with Apple iPhones and iPads.
The WSOP countdown begins again as online poker rooms prepare to send their players to compete for the WSOP Main Event first prize of $10,000,000.
With legislation being considered once more to regulate online poker and gaming in California the Rational Group, the parent company of PokerStars, have finalized an agreement with The Morongo Band Of Mission Indians, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino
PokerStars, Bwin.Party and 888 are among the key names blocked by Russians ISPs. The instruction came on March 21st from the prosecutor’s office to the Russian federal telecommunications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, to add 50 gambling sites to a blacklist previously used to restrict websites