Back in May, Akash Mazumdat entered a $109 buy-in satellite at Intertops Poker. The prize on offer was a package to the Poker´em Festival Main Event in Velden, Austria, later this month. Akash won the satellite and, in an interview with journalist Rikard Aberg, explained why he hopes history repeats itself in Austria.
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It has been confirmed that the Winning Poker Network’s August OSS Cub3d tournaments will take place between August 5th and September 2nd following the conclusion of a hugely successful and – importantly for the Network – eventless Bigger Online Super Series (BOSS) last night.
On July 14th 1789, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille – a fortress-prison used for storing weaponry and gunpowder, and for holding political prisoners without charge. The event is considered to be one of the triggers for the French Revolution and is commemorated each year as “la Fete Nationale” or “Bastille Day”.
Intertops is hosting a promotion in which you can enhance your bankroll by collecting Frequent Player Points. There is $4,000 up for grabs each week, with the top one hundred players sharing in the prize pool – making it pretty difficult not to win anything at all.
It has been a couple of weeks since the Winning Poker Network´s Bigger Online Super Series (BOSS) was first announced and players have been waiting for the arrival of the satellite schedule in order to identify the best routes into the features events. Now the satellites are finally live on Winning Poker Network sites.
Another USA-friendly poker site will be permanently closing its virtual doors as PokerHost has announced that operations will cease on July 31 2018. Players were notified via email and are advised to submit withdrawal requests of their remaining account balances as soon as possible.
The second quarter of 2018 has been a major disappointment for proponents of regulated online poker in the US, despite the repeal of PASPA in May and the partial passage of an iGaming bill in Michigan last month. Unfortunately, the situation is unlikely to improve in the run-up to November´s midterm elections.
The Poker Players Alliance has announced that its back in business under the rebranded name of Poker Alliance. The organization also found a new backer in Poker Central, eliminating the need to beg for donations from poker players who often questioned whose best interests were being served.
Standalone bills to regulate online poker at the federal level haven’t gained much support over the years. Texas Rep. Joe Barton tried numerous times to push legislation through to no avail. So Barton has a new strategy – combining poker with a bill designed to oversee the horse racing industry.
Lawmakers in the state of New York concluded the 2018 legislative session without passing an online poker bill, despite beginning the year as one of the states favored to pass i-poker regulations. Unless a special session is called, New Yorkers will once again have to wait until next year.
Intertops Poker has announced it will be hosting a special Independence Day event on Wednesday 4th July with a $2,000 guaranteed prize pool. Players can buy-in directly into the event for just $38.50, or qualify for the event via three-times-daily satellites or two “Last Chance” hyper-turbo satellites.