BetOnline Poker has made some significant changes to its cash games and tournaments in order to make the site more welcoming for recreational players. The cash game changes in particular will contribute towards a better experience and increase the chances of cashing in the weekly leaderboard competition.
Here you find the latest online poker news.
Selected sites on the Winning Poker Network are offering players the opportunity to reload their accounts and take advantage of a 50% Summer Reload Bonus. The promotion runs from this Friday May 18th up until the launch of the Winning Poker Network´s new summer schedule next Wednesday May 23rd.
If you sometimes experience brain freeze deciding whether or not to call, raise or fold your cards, you can now take advantage of BetOnline´s free poker odds calculator to help you with tricky decisions. Not only might it help you win a few bucks, but you will also get insights into your opponents´ betting tendencies.
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court repealed a law dating back to 1992 that prohibited state-sanctioned sports betting except for in a few states. The decision was celebrated by some states and by some sports betting operators and their affiliates; but – for everybody else – it barely means that much at all.
Representative Brandt Iden – Chairman of the House Regulatory Reform Committee – has published new draft proposals to regulate online gambling in Michigan, but realistically only has six weeks to convince the state´s legislature they are not an expansion of gambling before the House breaks for its summer recess.
Intertops Poker is now running two Sundowner tournaments each weekday evening – one to cater for players on the East Coast and one to cater for players on the West Coast. The site is also giving players the opportunity to qualify for the European Poker Championships and to fund their accounts with Litecoin.
The Winning Poker Network is beefing up its Sit & Crush weekly leaderboard competition by adding $160,000 to the cash prize pool over the next four weeks. The Network is also encouraging players to play in On Demand Sit & Go games by doubling the Sit & Crush points for players who preregister.
Efforts to regulate online gambling in Michigan happen in little flurries of activity and then we hear nothing for months. Around each flurry of activity, proponents and opponents of online gambling get their propaganda machines into full gear, and it looks as if they are revving their engines to do it again.
The Winning Poker Network´s WSOP promotions have really grabbed players´ attention. After last week´s kick-off event smashed its guarantee by $10,700, last night´s WSOP Mega-Satellite attracted so many entries the Network was able to pay out an extra WSOP Main Event prize plus a further $4,500 in cash.
A holdup in authorizing a renegotiated gaming compact with Connecticut´s Native American tribes is threatening to delay an expansion of gambling that may ultimately include online poker. Allegedly, lobbyists acting on behalf of the MGM Grand Casino in the neighboring state of Massachusetts are to blame.