Archive for June, 2011

Full Tilt Poker Shut Down – Your Questions Answered

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Full Tilt Can't Connect MARCH 2012 update - Pokerstars have just released a new beta game very similar to Rush Poker (yay) - check out our Pokerstars Zoom Poker blog for latest info. For a 2nd evening Full Tilt is closed and rumours are rife as to what could be going on. The simple facts are that Full Tilt have lost their gambling licence with the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) and were told to cease trading yesterday (June 29th). Players can't connect to Full Tilt software and are faced with a simple 'trying again' message, when visiting the website it states "System Update. We apologise but the system is down. Please check back later." How much later? When will they be open again? How can they just be shut down like that? How can I get my bankroll back? Have Full Tilt released any info at all? Where else can I play Rush Poker? These are all questions we've been asked over the last 24hours and this blog will attempt to answer them for you.

European Poker Tour (EPT) Satellites at PokerStars

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Pokerstars EPT TallinnThe European Poker Tour (EPT) is the richest poker tour in the World and is now back for an eighth show stopping season. This Tour takes in the most incredible venues in fantastic locations - you'll be dazzled, for sure. You'll be in good company too because as well the hundreds of PokerStars online qualifiers (you & me among them hopefully), the EPT attracts all the top professional poker players stepping out to play! The first stop is the EPT Tallinn, Estonia at the Swissotel venue this coming August 2nd to 7th.

Pokerstars Players Funds are Safe

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
We heard today Full Tilt Poker have closed down due to losing their licence with the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC). The shudder is still thundering throughout the poker world with players angry and confused, demanding to know how they can withdraw their funds from a site that simply doesn't exist anymore. Many have been concerned that Pokerstars would soon follow in Full Tilt's footsteps and close it's doors. Nothing could be further from the truth. True, both sites have been closed to US players since April 15th but the response of the rooms has been very different.

Full Tilt Poker Shut Down after losing Gambling Licence

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
Full Tilt Poker has been shut down by The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) as they have suspended their European Gambling Licence. This has all come about following the events of 'Black Friday', 15th April 2011, when the US Atorney General's Office stopped play for US Full Tilt players following an investigation by the FBI. The shock decision by the AGCC has come into immediate effect and players have found themselves cut off in mid play in running tournaments. It has been impossible to connect to the software and consequently there is no access to players accounts, the website carries a message 'Scheduled Maintenance in Progress'.

Party Poker satellites to the World Poker Tour (WPT)

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
WPT satellitesEvery poker player wants to compete in the World Poker Tour (WPT) and at Party Poker you will get the chance! Prove that you have got what it takes to hit the big time with an all inclusive WPT prize package from Party Poker, Europe's biggest online poker site. This popular and infamous big money tour just keeps getting bigger and better and, at the moment, satellites are running for an excellent brand new venue - WPT Slovenia - plus the fabulous WPT Grand Prix de Paris. Spoilt for choice, then why not compete for both events, here's the lowdown:

First Depositor Freerolls worth $100,000 at PokerStars

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Pokerstars FreerollsDon't hold back, make your first deposit at PokerStars anytime from NOW until July 3rd using the PokerStars Bonus Code 100K to be entitled to play in, as many as you like, $100,000 First Depositor Freerolls! Remember this - the sooner you deposit the more freerolls you will be able to take part in and the top 20% of players end up in the money! Excellent, win cash for free! These $100k First Depositor Freerolls run five times a day with $1,000 in prize money in each, they are held at the following times:

GSOP Live in Manchester Satellites and Freerolls with Party Poker

Saturday, June 11th, 2011
GSOP Satellites Party Poker Party Poker invite you to swap the Casino for Old Trafford, Manchester, UK, when you win a luxury package to play in the Grand Series of Poker (GSOP). The all action live Event is in, arguably, the finest football stadium in the World and home to the iconic Manchester United FC. You'll overlook the pitch as you play in this big money, high profile event, an awesome, unforgettable experience for sure. Make sure you're free to travel and be in Manchester 3rd to 6th August, there is no cash alternative! The $3,600 prize packages will include:

The Main Event Passport from PokerStars

Sunday, June 5th, 2011
Pokerstars PassportWin a Poker Stars Main Event Passport and you will be doing it your way with a choice of top prize packages to one of FIVE incredible live events Worldwide to choose from. These prize packages are worth at least USD$13,000 and can be won for just $2 or FPPs by satelliting in to the big time! The satellites are running now 24/7 and can easily be found by going through the PokerStars lobby, clicking 'Events' then 'Passport' but don't hang around this promotion finishes on July 3rd. Let's have a look at what's up for grabs at Pokerstars when you win a Main Event Passport, remember, you choose!

Sit and Go HEAT from Titan Poker

Sunday, June 5th, 2011
Titan Sit and Go HeatAn excellent new promotion from Titan Poker invites Sit n Go fans to fire up their Summer with HEAT Leaderboards and share in $105,000 in prize money. There are five Leaderboards, for the four levels of stake plus a Heads Up Group, to choose from so there is something for everyone in this top promo! There will be two bi weekly races for all 5 categories where there will be $51,015 allocated to be divided proportionately between the groups - sounds good to me!