‘Poker News’ Category Archives

Confirmed? Pokerstars buys Full Tilt Poker

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Pokerstars buys FTPGreat news surfaced today that Pokerstars are in the process of buying out Full Tilt Poker (shut down last year) and all players will be refunded in full - but is rumour is true? This morning the news broke on 2+2 (see the original thread and the phenomenal response from the poker community - Big News: PokerStars Purchases FTP) that Pokerstars had bought FTP, the post by an unknown member (this was their first post) simply said:- "PokerStars has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to buy FTP. The things I heard: * All players will be refunded 100% * Both sites back online * Both sites have promotions * Employees remain in both places Expect more news today."

Players ‘Rush’ To Play Pokerstars Zoom Poker

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Zoom Poker at Pokerstars Pokerstars have introduced a new poker format which has proved to be an instant success with their players. 'Zoom Poker' cuts out the time spent waiting while other players finish a hand – allowing you to play far more hands per hour. Players are pooled together and then instantly recombined for each new hand, and the moment you hit the 'Fast Fold' button a brand new hand will start. Readers who remember Rush Poker at Full Tilt will find the concept familiar, and with 1000’s of recreational players checking out the new game this is a great opportunity to head on over to Pokerstars and fill your bankroll with the easy pickings!

William Hill to become Official Supporter of the England Football Team

Monday, February 6th, 2012
William HillWilliam Hill are very proud to have pulled off a ground breaking sponsorship deal with the FA (Football Association) to be the Official Supporter of the England Football Team plus Official Supporter and Official Betting Partner of the FA Cup for the next two and a half years. This amazing coup, the first of it's kind in the betting industry, means William Hill will be the official supporter of the England Football Team through the FA and FIFA World Cups in 2014!! This deal will enhance and connect to the existing sponsorship of the Scottish Cup and partnership with the Scottish Football Association.

Rake Free Tournaments, freerolls and reloads at Party Poker

Monday, July 4th, 2011
Rake Free Tournaments at Party Poker Party Poker is going from strength to strength and to add to this momentum thay have just announced more incredible promotions for July 2011 including a special reload bonus and freeroll worth $100k, but the biggest news by far is they have gone rake free! Loads to tell you but I think we'll start with:- Rake Free Tournaments! Party Poker claim to be the only place that you can play poker rake free, and I think they may well be right. This excellent move means that, with no fees across the entire MTT schedule, 100% of players' money will go into the pot!

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.

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'.

No Pokerstars or Full Tilt Poker for US players

Saturday, April 16th, 2011
On Friday 15th April 2011, in a major crackdown on online gambling, the FBI and US Attorney's Office have charged the founders of former US Poker Sites PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker with fraud, illegal gambling and laundering a great deal of dollars! It appears that there were 11 arrested, restraining orders put on 75 bank accounts in 14 countries. Five internet domain names were also confiscated - this is a major operation!

Home Games from PokerStars

Friday, January 21st, 2011
Pokerstars Home GamesNow you can start your own poker club with Home Games from PokerStars, a brilliant idea from the largest online poker site to help you find the Poker Star in you! This new service from pokerstars is completely free to use and so simple to set up and manage, there's even a video to help you along the way. Basically, once you have set up or joined a poker club,

New Bonus Code for PCA Fantasy Final Seats at PokerStars

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
PCA Fantasy Bonus CodePCA Fantasy final seats are up for grabs, just use the new Pokerstars bonus code PCA2011 and you get to choose which PCA Fantasy Final you want to play in!! Enjoy the greatest 10 day poker festival in the fantastic Bahamas this coming January 7th to 16th for nothing! For existing PokerStars players there are PCA Fantasy freerolls, $0.50 and $5.50 sit n go qualifiers running non stop as the table shows below:-