5Dimes, better known for their huge sportsbook, have split with previous partner the ‘Equity Poker Network’ and formed their own pool – using the name Grand Poker Network.
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Atari have announced they are introducing real money casino games to their line-up. The brand certainly has some retro coolness, though the big question for me is whether the titles will live up to the fond childhood memories many of us have for the games…
PokerStars have been the biggest single online poker site for many years now. Their acquisition of Full Tilt saw them debut casino games through that platform. Now it seems that casino games are on the way to the main PokerStars client.
The new BetWatchWin service is different from other live streaming services in that premium sports are included along with the lower tier events. You can see a daily and week-ahead schedule right on the site.
The annual ‘World Championship of Online Poker’ is a big deal. It gives amateurs and pros the opportunity to break through – sharing guaranteed prize pools of $40 million. Read more here
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.