Full Tilt Poker Relaunches

The second biggest brand in online poker resurrected

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After almost 19 months of inactivity and constant questions over the fate of player money, Full Tilt Poker has relaunched under the ownership of PokerStars. Real money play recommenced on the 6th of November, coinciding with an array of promotional bonuses attempting to lure back former customers.

So far players have remained tentative, with the site peaking at around 14,000 players – a pittance compared with former numbers of 50,000 or more. Tournament guarantees have been significantly reduced as expected, although site management must have been pleased to see the flagship Sunday $200k guarantee (formerly the $750k) reaching over $600k in prizemoney.
Posted November 12, 2012 | Continue Reading

World Series of Poker Australia

The next step in the evolution of the WSOP

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The prestigious World Series of Poker tournament series has announced the second major expansion of the brand outside the United States, with Australia set to host five gold bracelet events in April 2013.

Melbourne’s Crown Casino has long been considered the home of poker in Australia, hosting events such as the Aussie Millions, and it was a logical choice for the expansion of the WSOP. It’s the first major change to the world’s largest tournament series format since the addition of an annual seven event schedule in Europe in 2007.
Posted September 21, 2012 | Continue Reading

From Online Gaming to Online Poker

Why gamers may have an edge on the competition

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In 2003, Chris Moneymaker made himself a household name by winning the World Series of Poker Main Event–a victory worth US$2,500,000. He won his place online, paying a meagre $39 to obtain a seat valued at $10,000. His victory spawned the “Moneymaker Effect”, sparking a frenzy of card-playing, and an explosion of enthusiasts flocking to join online poker action.

The aptly named Moneymaker’s achievement reflected a natural transition from computer gaming to poker.
Posted September 4, 2012 | Continue Reading

Home Poker Games to Online: The Transition

Use your home poker experience to hit the ground running online

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The home poker game has traditionally been a North American fixture – however, a flood of televised poker tournaments institutionalized regular poker gatherings at households around the world, particularly Australia. Friday and Saturday night poker games are now a firmly entrenched favourite, whether a $5 tournament with drunkards allowed unlimited rebuys, or a five-and-ten cent cash game afterward. Indeed, most days of the week
residents in capital cities will find licensed premises running a free poker night. These occasions are a competitive yet social activity that combine mind games with a touch of maths, a pinch of luck, and frequently a slice of profit.
Posted September 4, 2012 | Continue Reading