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Bwin Poker: Up to 55% cashback every week

Posted on August 2, 2023

bwin's rewards program offers up to 55% cashback paid in cash every week.

What rewards are you getting each week:
- Up to 55% Cashback paid in cash every Monday
- Daily Legends tournaments
- Thursday night Sports Tournament
- Daily Spins leaderboard
- All-in Cashout

For more info, visit the VIP details section.


Kentucky to launch sports betting

Posted on July 24, 2023

Residents of Kentucky can make their first sports bets in September. The announcement followed the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting, where members approved emergency administrative regulations that will govern sports wagering. The Governor then immediately signed the regulations at the Red Mile, a gaming and racing venue that is eligible to apply to be a sports betting location.

Retail locations are set to open in the beginning of September, in time for the NFL kick-off.


2023 poker predictions

Posted on February 3, 2023

What is in store for 2023 in the world of poker:

1. New online poker room operators - New operators are expected to enter the online poker world. Make sure to pay attention to the major criteria of eligible poker operators, such as valid license, top security system to protect user data, available tournamnets and bonus offers, and last but not least extensive customer support.
2. New poker markets regulation 
3. Increased poker live streams from Twitch, YouTube & more.
4. Virtual reality (VR) poker 
5. More demand for mobile poker
6. Larger live poker tournaments 
7. More poker bonuses and rewards systems
8. More Cryptocurrency poker 


Deaf Poker Tour (DPT)

Posted on October 14, 2022

In 2006, six deaf individuals formed the National Deaf Poker Tour. Their goal was to bring the best deaf players together as they all shared the same passion for the game of poker. The National Deaf Poker Tour’s first event took place in New Jersey. The tour was a success and it continued over the span of 11 years. 
In 2017, the founding members decided to sell the tour rights. The rights were purchased by Matt Erickson, Jay Levine and Dan Stoddard. The new owners rebranded the organization to what is known today as the Deaf Poker Tour (DPT). The tour is currently comprised of over 500 peers, ranging from 25 to 60 years old.

“It is our mission to provide professional poker for deaf and hard of hearing players in a casino environment. It allows them to use ASL (American Sign Language) freely on the tables where it’s not allowed otherwise when playing in any other events. The Deaf Poker Tour also preserves historical data of all events and winners since the takeover where they get recognized and carry bragging rights among their peers.”

“The Deaf Poker Tour acts as bridge between the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities. And the more people who get involved, the more we expose guests to poker then it’s a win-win for everybody.”


2022 WSOP new venue

Posted on June 3, 2022

For the first time in 17 years, the World Series of Poker will not be taking place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Instead, the 2022 tournament will be at the Bally's and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in the middle of the Las Vegas strip.

WSOP will feature the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em World Championship, also known as the "Main Event", which will begin around July 4 and will continue play through the Final Table on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. 

This year’s tournament will feature a $5,000,000 GTD prize pool WSOP opening weekend called “The Housewarming”, featuring a $500 buy-in.

From July 18-20, there will be the Tournament of Champions, a $1 Million free-roll tournament open to any of the 88 bracelet winners and gold ring winners from the 2022 WSOP Circuit season. The Tournament of Champions will be the first time all WSOP winners in a given year are brought together for one ultimate bragging rights event featuring regional grinders and international superstars.


Top 5 words every online poker player should know

Posted on May 19, 2022

1. Wagering requirement - a multiplier that represents the number of times you have to play though a bonus before you are able to withdraw any winnings. For example: A €20 bonus with a 10x wagering requirement means that you need to spend €200 on eligible games, before you can withdraw any pending winnings gained.

2. Deposit bonus -  a promotional offer you can claim by making real money deposit into the platform. For instance, a 100% deposit bonus up to €300 means that the poker site will match your deposit 100% up to a total bonus worth €300, so if you deposit $300, you will get another $300 making your bankroll a total of €600. 

3. Reload bonus -  A poker bonus that is offered to you when you have already made a deposit in the past at the poker site.

4. No deposit bonus -  free money you can use after simply creating an account. There is no deposit required and you don't have to fund your account.

5. Rakeback - when a portion of your rake is refunded back to you. For example, if you paid €1,000 in rake to the poker room and the online poker room has a 40% rakeback promotion, this would mean that you would receive €400 back into your account.


888Poker: Exploitative Poker

Posted on February 23, 2022

An exploitative strategy in poker is when you look for imbalances in your opponent’s game and craft strategies to take advantage of opponent's poor play. In contrast, game theory optimal (GTO) is about trying to find a perfect playing style that cannot be exploited.

The best thing about exploitative poker is that there is no entry requirements, even beginners can use this strategy at the table. Players at low stakes have so many weaknesses and tendencies that can be taken advantage of, and exploitative poker is almost always going to be more profitable than GTO.

Exploitative poker is not really a new way of playing. It's just that the poker world have now come up with a fancy name for it. 


PokerStars: Sunday Million 16th Anniversary on March 20

Posted on February 11, 2022

On March 20, PokerStars are celebrating 16 years of Sunday Million with a $10,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. The Sunday Million is the world’s biggest weekly poker tournament that attracts some of the best poker players. 

To play you can buy-in directly for $215, or win your seat via PokerStars satellites, which are available nowCelebrate the Sunday Million 16th Anniversary with PokerStars and play for your share.

Sign-up at PokerStars and play!



Titan Poker: Bitcoin players

Posted on January 21, 2022

As more and more players are discovering, using Bitcoins for deposits and withdrawals is easy and transaction fees are as low as they get. Some poker sites are giving depositing players bonuses to encouraging them to try cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrency transaction fees are low and you can also get your winnings faster by paying out in Bitcoin.


partypoker: World Poker Tour Player of the Year

Posted on January 13, 2022


Jake Ferro has won the World Poker Tour Season XIX Player of the Year award and cashed for a total of $669,540 across three in-the-money finishes in WPT main events.

Along with the title, Ferro also earned a WPT Passport worth $15,000 that can be used for entries into any Season XX events. He will also receive VIP treatment throughout the upcoming season, with complimentary accommodations and ground transportation at WPT Main Tour events.

Season XX of the WPT is set to run from January 21-26, 2022 with the Lucky Hearts Poker Open $3,500 buy-in main event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.


partypoker: UK NHS Charity Tournament on April 16

Posted on April 9, 2020

partypoker is hosting the UK NHS Charity Tournament with a minimum of 50% of the prizepool being matched by partypoker and donated to the NHS Charities Together, the umbrella organisation which represents over 140 NHS charities. partypoker will take zero commission or fee for this tournament. The remaining prizepool will be paid out to players as per the standard tournament payout structure.

The tournament will be available to players based in the UK on partypoker on Thursday, April 16, 2020 @ 20:30 BST.

You can join the action for a £50 buy-in. There will be no limit to the number of re-entries allowed for players, with registration and re-entries available for the first 12 blind levels. Starting stacks will be 50,000, with blinds increasing every six minutes.

Sign-up now to join the Charity Tournament!


partypoker: $1M GTD partypoker MILLION

Posted on October 25, 2019

Weekly $1,000,000 guaranteed ‘partypoker MILLION’ tournament is returning in October 2019 after a 13-year absence.

For the first event, three separate Day 1s will take place at 20:00 GMT on Sunday October 27th, Tuesday October 29th and Thursday October 31st, with a final Day 1 scheduled for 15:00 GMT on Sunday November 3rd. Day 1D leads into the Final Day which starts at 19:00 GMT.

You can buy in directly for $215 or qualify via the satellites for as little as $1.10.

partypoker will also be running $22 buy-in ‘Mini’ and $2.20 buy-in ‘Micro’ versions of the main event, guaranteeing $200,000 and $20,000 in prize money.

Sign up HERE.


partypoker: LIVE Caribbean Poker Party

Posted on August 27, 2019

The Caribbean Poker Party will be held from Saturday, November 16 – Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Baha Mar, located on the pristine white sands of Nassau’s iconic Cable Beach. 

Thousands of players are expected to attend. There will be hundreds of qualifiers as well as a host of partypoker ambassadors and renowned poker celebrities. The total guaranteed prize pool for the MILLIONS World Main Event with $10,300 entry, is $10,000,000.

The event will feature the Poker GO Super High Roller Bowl on November 16th with a $250,000 buy-in and a $1,100 mini Main Event starting on the same day.  Online satellites have already started on partypoker.com, where players are able to win a MILLIONS WORLD Main Event package worth $16,000 from as little as $2.20. 


2019 WSOP Main Event champion

Posted on July 19, 2019

Poker has a new World Champion! Hossein Ensan from Germany won the Main Event of the 2019 World Series of Poker late Tuesday night, earning $10,000,000 and poker’s most prestigious prize: the WSOP Main Event bracelet.

Ensan is the second German champion in WSOP history. The first was Pius Heinz, who won the 2011 Main Event. Ensan is also the third Iranian born Main Event winner.

The 55-year old Ensan is the oldest player to win the Main Event in 20 years. Noel Furlong was 61 years old when he won in 1999.


partypoker: $30M GTD KO Series (May 12-26)

Posted on May 13, 2019

partypoker’s online KO Series is back from Sunday, May 12 to Sunday, May 26, 2019, with over $30M in guaranteed prize money spread across 226 separate tournaments.

On the final day, you will compete for over $7M in collective prize money to sign off the 15-day series on May 26, headlined by the $5,200 buy-in, $2M guaranteed Super High Roller at 18:00 BST.

Special edition KO Series SPINS games will allow players to secure seats at the festival worth up to $5,200, for a $5 buy-in.


PokerStars: Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC)

Posted on January 10, 2019

More than 1,000 players entered to compete in the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), generating the largest ever prizepool for a $25,000 buy-in poker tournament. The PSPC will award more than $24,450,000 to 181 players, including $5.1 million for the winner, who will be announced when the tournament ends later this week.

The PSPC has brought together highly regarded players from online and live poker communities around the world alongside some of the familiar names in the game such as Patrick Antonius, Phil Hellmuth and Erik Seidel, not to mention PokerStars Ambassadors Chris Moneymaker, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Somerville, Randy Lew, Jennifer Shahade and Lex Veldhuis, as well as Twitch streamers, poker vloggers, and an abundance of recreational, and even new, players.



Bwin Poker: Up to 40% cashback and much more

Posted on November 16, 2018

bwin's loyalty program has recently changed. There is a weekly 40% cashback program and players can use their points in store as well, plus ways to win extra rewards random or with daily and weekly poker games.

What rewards are you getting each week:
- Up to 40% Cashback credited in cash every Monday
- $20 MILLIONS Edition Reward Card with a guaranteed prize and a chance to win up to a $5,300 Millions Online ticket.

For more info, visit the VIP details section.


partypoker: New Welcome Offer for Players

Posted on September 27, 2018

(This offer is no longer available)

From October 1st, 2018 PartyPoker will discontinue the 100% up to $500/325€/£250 welcome offer and replace it with 'Deposit £/€/$10 and get $22 in tickets’.

Please see the main Terms & Conditions for this new offer HERE.


NETWORK: Million Dollar Encore! Two Added $1,000,000 GTD Tourneys.

Posted on September 4, 2018

Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker got two huge tournaments added in September, each guaranteeing a cool $1,000,000.

- Million Dollar Sundays Tourneys on September 9th and 16th @ 13:00 ET
- Buy-in is $2,500+$150
- $320 buy-in nightly satellites available at 19:45 ET

CHECK OUT the offer we have for you for the first tourney!

Sign up at Americas Cardroom, 27% Rakeback!

Sign up at Black Chip Poker, 27% Rakeback! 




NETWORK: OSS Cub3d - Over $10M in GTD

Posted on July 23, 2018

The popular OSS Cub3d takes place between August 5th and September 2nd and it has $10 MILLION in guaranteed prizepools, including three $1,000,000 GTD Tournaments, and they are:
The small stakes Mini Online Super Series (MOSS), the flagship Online Super Series (OSS) and the high stakes Bigger Online Super Series (BOSS).

All three tournament series will have their own leaderboard, each awarding an $8,000 package to play in the Live Cage in Costa Rica.

Sign up at Americas Cardroom, 27% Rakeback!

Sign up at Black Chip Poker, 27% Rakeback! 


NETWORK: Summer Schedule Released

Posted on May 18, 2018

The new Summer Tournament Schedule kicks off on May 23, 2018. You will find large tournaments running throughout the week. Players who make a deposit of $25 between May 18th and May 23rd, using bonus code SUMMER, will qualify to earn a 50% reload bonus up to $300, only requiring 100 Award Points to clear $5 in bonus. Regular reload bonuses require players to earn 120 Award Points to clear $5.

New players, who make their first deposit, will qualify for Welcome Package, which includes a 100% bonus up to $1,000, 20 days of free cash up to $50, and spots in all remaining $250 New Depositor Freerolls of the calendar month. New players who take advantage of the Welcome Package are eligible to reload using the SUMMER bonus code.

Sign up at Americas Cardroom, 27% Rakeback!

Sign up at Black Chip Poker, 27% Rakeback! 


888Poker: $40,000,000 GTD Powerfest schedule

Posted on April 12, 2018

The second edition of POWERFEST in 2018 features two weeks of poker action with $40,000,000 GTD across 366 events.

Online satellites start on Thursday, April 12, 2018, and you can qualify from as little as $1.10.

Dates of promotion: May 6-20, 2018

Description: Two weeks of events, 366 events and $40 million guaranteed.

How to participate: Buy-in direct or satellite in from just $0.01.

Two Weeks of POWERFEST breakdown: 

Category# of EventsBuy-insTotal GTD
Micro 78 $1.10-$3.30 $263,500
Low 78 $5.50-$16.50 $1,217,000
Mid 78 $27.50-$55 $4,190,000
High 74 $109-$215 $$9,800,000

For the High Roller and Super High Roller players there are 58 events with buy-ins ranging from $530 to $25,500 and guarantees exceeding $27,000,000.

Register at RakeMeBack and apply at Party Poker to play!


Red Star Poker: MPN Poker Tour €150 000 GTD

Posted on April 2, 2018

The third MPN Poker Tour festival of 2018 will take place from July 5-8 at the Platinum Casino Sunny Beach, Bulgaria at you can win a package at Red Star Poker. You will have a choice of starting day: Day 1A July 5th or Day 1B July 6th. Satellites are starting from April 2nd.

Each package is worth €1,500 and includesL
- Entry into the €550 Main Event (€150,000 Guaranteed)
- Entry into the €150 Side Event
- Accommodation for 4 nights at the 4 star Wela Hotel Sunny Beach you and a guest on a fully inclusive basis 
- A Players Welcome Party 
- €250 pocket money

Note: You are allowed to transfer your side event ticket to a guest. If you do not transfer your side event ticket but are unable to play because you’re still playing the main event, we’ll refund the buy ins to your MPN account. Otherwise, the side event entry is not refundable or exchangeable.


Americas Cardroom: High Five Tournament Series April 18-22

Posted on March 29, 2018

The High Five Tournament Series return from April 18-22. 5 action-packed tournaments during 5 straight days with a combined total of over $1,500,000 in guaranteed prizepools. The series come to a head with a $420+$30 buy-in $420,000 Main Event. In the interest of keeping with all things 420, every day throughout the series there will be a 10 minute “courtesy break” at 4:20 PM ET.

High Five series highlights:
Over $1,500,000 in guaranteed prize money spread out over 5 days
$420,000 Guaranteed Main Event on Sunday, April 22nd at 4:00pm ET
"Courtesy" break at 4:20PM ET every day.

All new players signing up with Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker will get a Welcome Package and 27% Rakeback!


PokerStars: Sunday Million Anniversary Edition: Take 2

Posted on March 26, 2018

April 22 at 14:00 ET
Guaratnteed prizepool: $10,000,000
Guaranteed 1st place prize: $1,000,000
Buy-in: $215

Note: PokerStars will be giving away a Platinum Pass during late registration worth $30K. A number of players will be chosen at random and entered into an instant tournament, with a Platinum Pass to be won.

Until April 22, 2018, you can turn $5 into $1,000,000 with limited edition Spin & Go tournaments. You will find them in the Spin & Go tab of the PokerStars client, and in addition, you can win a seat in the Sunday Million Anniversary Edition: Take 2. 


Red Star Poker: €150,000 Guaranteed Main Event

Posted on March 9, 2018

The second MPN Poker Tour festival of 2018 will take place in Bratislava, Slovakia, from April 5-8, 2018. You have a choice of starting day - Day 1A, April 5th or Day 1B, April 6th.

You can win your package to Bratislava at Red Star Poker. Each package is valued at €1,500 and includes:
- Entry into the €550 Main Event (€150,000 GTD)
- Entry into the €150 Side Event
- Accommodation for 4 nights at Hotel Crowne Plaza for you+ 1 including breakfast
- Welcome Party 
- €300 towards travel and expenses

For full Satellite schedule, go to the €150,000 Guaranteed Main Event page on Red Star Poker.

Terms & Conditions:
1) The prize package worth €1,500 cannot be compensated with money; Winners of the satellites must take part in tournament. Packages are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
2) Red Star Poker will register satellite winners to the tournament.
3) By participating in qualifying tournaments, you grant Red Star Poker the right to use your name for future purposes without further compensation.
4) Red Star Poker management is not responsible for changes in the dates of events made by the administration of the tournament.
5) Red Star Poker management decisions are final on all matters related to the promotion or the awarding of prizes.
6) Any player that registers or takes part in the MPN Poker Tour, agrees to be bound MPN Poker Tour Terms and Conditions.


PokerStars: Players NL Holdem Championship

Posted on March 5, 2018

Win your seat with Stars Rewards to the biggest $25,000 buy-in event ever with millions in prize money. This is the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship at the Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas in January 2019.

PokerStars has 10 Platinum Pass packages worth $30,000 each to be won from February-November 2018. Each lucky winner will receive the $25K buy-in to play the live poker event, accommodation, plus $2,000 for travel and expenses.

How you can win a $30K Platinum Pass package for FREE:
- Win a Stars Rewards Chest and win one of up to three freeroll tickets being given away at random every day.
- Use the ticket to register for the monthly Stars Rewards Players Championship Giveaway.
- Win the tournament and claim your package!

Up to three freeroll tickets are placed in Chests every day and there is a total of 10 PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship packages to be given away by Stars Rewards.

Regisetr at PokerStars and play now!


Titan Poker: Introducing a New Rakeback Offer

Posted on February 7, 2018

The new offer at Titan Poker focus solely on rakeback. There is no sign-up / welcome bonus included or other benefits. Titan Poker is part of the iPoker Network, which is well known for its excellent player liquidity, a nice selection of ongoing promotions and tournaments for players of all levels, and quick withdrawal times.

The available games at Titan Poker are are Texas Hold'em, Omaha and 7 Card Stud.

You will receive 40% Rakeback every week and can use PokerTracker to follow on your rake progress. The only requirement to be eligible for the 40% Rakeback is to be based in an eligible country.

Titan Poker accepts players from all countries except the following: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia.


Red Star Poker: The 2018 Classic

Posted on February 2, 2018

The Classic (January 28th – February 25th) is back with €500,000 guaranteed and a trip to Monaco for one Classic Champion. The Mini Classic will run from January 28th – February 11th, giving players €45,000 in guarantees for buy-ins as low as €1.

The Classic main events will run from February 11th – 25th offering a further €450,000 in guarantees. All players who final table a main event in The Classic will qualify for The Classic Millionaire Freeroll where the winner will win a trip to Monaco for two.

Sign up at Red Star Poker to play!


Black Chip Poker: Saturday Super Series

Posted on December 15, 2017

During the 12 Saturdays from January 6, 2018 to March 24, 2018, Black Chip Poker are running new tournaments and upping guarantees. It is called the Saturday Super Series and the total guaranteed prize pools are rising from $200,000 to $750,000 weekly. This is a $550,000 increase.

Join Black Chip Poker for super action during the Saturday Super Series!


Black Chip Poker: $1,000,001 Tourneys Starting Jan. 7

Posted on December 7, 2017

Starting January 7, 2018, the Winning Poker Network are hosting $1,000,001 guaranteed tourneys every Sunday.

These Million Dollar Sundays will start @ 14:00 ET and the buy-in is $265. Regular satellites and mega satellites will be available for you to qualify for even less. 

- Weekly $1,000,001 guaranteed prize pool tournaments starting January 7, 2018
- Every Sunday @ 14:00 ET
- Buy-in $265
- Daily and MEGA satellites available every week
- $1 bubble 

Sign up at Americas Cardroom, 27% Rakeback!

Sign up at Black Chip Poker, 27% Rakeback! 

Sign up at True Poker 27% Rakeback! 



NETWORK: Two $1MILL tourneys coming this Sunday!

Posted on October 19, 2017

Look forward to two more $1,000,000 GTD tourneys on Sunday, October 22, 2017. It includes a Million Dollar Sunday at 15:00 ET for $500+40, and a high-roller event at 13:00 ET for $2,000+100.

It’s all part of Winning Poker Network biggest-ever OSS Cub3d series, featuring $14,000,000 in guaranteed prize money. A total of $4,700,000 million of it is found in the 93 events of the BOSS.

Sign up at Americas Cardroom, 27% Rakeback!

Sign up at Black Chip Poker, 27% Rakeback! 


PokerStars: Sunday Million Live

Posted on August 24, 2017

Sunday Million Live is your chance to take a shot at the €1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool live and in person, from Aug. 24-Sept. 4 at the King’s Casino Rozvadov in Czech Republic. There are satellites awarding seats running now from just €2.20!

Login to PokerStars and find satellites by searching for ‘Sunday Million Live’ by navigating via the client to ‘Events’ > 'Sunday Million Live'.

Key Dates & Event Info

- Sunday Million Warm Up: August 24-28, 2017 - €220 - €200,000 guaranteed
- Sunday Million Live: August 24-September 4, 2017 - €220 - €1,000,000 guaranteed
- PL Omaha: August 30 -31, 2017 - €400
- Sunday Million 500: August 21-September 1, 2017 - €550 - €50,000 guaranteed
- NLH Deepstack Re-Entry: September 2-4, 2017 - €250 - €100,000 guaranteed

Live Day 1s start August 24. Buy-in for €220.
Day 2 takes place on Sunday, September 3 live at King’s Casino.
Online Day 1s are freezeout tournaments. Live Day 1s allow unlimited re-entry into the same starting day. 


Bet365: New Poker Loyalty Club

Posted on August 9, 2017


There has been an important change to Bet365 Poker product. The current VIP Scheme has been replaced with the new Loyalty Club.

Poker players can now be part of Poker at bet365's Loyalty Club. You will earn Status Points that help you progress through different levels of the Loyalty Club, while also receiving bet365 Coins that can be spent on rewards in the store. The higher the level, the better rewards you can expect to earn. 

All the details for the new Lotalty Club can be found on the Bet365 page HERE under VIP Details.


Americas Cardroom: New Player Observer Tool

Posted on July 19, 2017

The recently launched Railbird feature allows you to instantly share a link to your friends so they can watch the table you are playing at! The observer does not need to download the software or sign-up for an account. They can simply watch it from the Flash Player on their computer. 

This new technology is available only at the Winning Poker Network!
New players are eligible for a 100% First Deposit Bonus up to $1,000 -  Up to 20 days of FREE Jackpot Poker -  and access to New Depositor Freerolls. 

Sign up at Americas Cardroom, 27% Rakeback!

Sign up at Black Chip Poker, 27% Rakeback! 


Americas Cardroom: Win 1 of 50 Trips to WSOP Main Event

Posted on June 2, 2017

Americas Cardroom, the US-facing site announced they will be qualifying at least 50 players to play in the biggest land-based tournament of the year, the $10,000 buy-in World Series of Poker Main Event.

The Main Event qualifier is scheduled for Sunday, July 2nd at 15:00 ET. The $540 buy-in event will award at least 50 players with a $12,500 package, including the $10,000 Main Event buy-in and $2,500 for travel expenses. That’s $625,000 guaranteed in total. 

The qualifier takes place six days before the WSOP Main Event on July 8th at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, and the winners will be paid promptly.

Players who cash out using Bitcoin are guaranteed to receive their $12,500 within 24 hours.

Players can win their $540 qualifier seat leading up to the event via daily satellites, MEGA satellites, and Step Tournaments available in the Tournament Lobby.  

Cash players can also win their $12,500 Main Event package instantly via the new “Buck Hunt” game. Americas Cardroom will randomly select cash game tables on which to display a flying chip. The first player at the table who clicks on it wins the designated prize. Special Jackpot poker games will also be available with a WSOP package as the top prize.


partypoker: STARTS TODAY: 40% Rakeback

Posted on May 22, 2017

PartyPoker brings back the Rakeback for players. You will earn points, receiving 1 point for every $1 of rake generated. After earning a minimum of 25 points, you will start to receive Rakeback. 

The more points collected, the higher the Rakeback percentage. Cash is paid directly into your player accounts every Monday.

Sign up at PartyPoker today!


partypoker: $5 Million Guaranteed Caribbean Poker Party

Posted on April 28, 2017

PartyPoker returns to the Dominican Republic for the 2nd Caribbean Poker Party (November 18-25, 2017). This year the main event guarantee a huge $5,000,000 plus adding a $1,000 buy-in, $1,000,000 guaranteed side event.

$10,000 packages run every Sunday on PartyPoker and include the $5,300 Caribbean Poker Party buy-in, all-inclusive 7 nights hotel stay, $2,000 towards flights plus a host of off the felt activities to make it an unforgettable trip to the Caribbean. Online satellites start from as little as $0.01.

Register at PartyPoker and play NOW! 


PokerStars: Poker Stars for Czech Players

Posted on April 1, 2017

PokerStars is now offering Czech players poker games and tournaments, as well as popular multiplayer casino games, Classic Blackjack, Premium Blackjack, European Roulette and Double Ball Roulette on desktop (Windows and Mac) and mobile (iOS and Android).

Please make sure to use THIS LINK to register in order to be successfully tagged to PokerStars.cz.


PokerStars: Sunday Million - Tomorrow April 2

Posted on April 1, 2017

The PokerStars Sunday Million 11th Anniversary tournament takes place on April 2 @ 14:00 ET.

- $10,000,000 guaranteed prizepool
- At least $1,000,000 for the winner
- Buy-in directly for $215
- Qualify via satellites running now for less than a dollar
- Deadline Satellites running in the lead-up to the big event
- Re-enter up to three times


Winner Poker: FINLAND Players Accepted

Posted on March 29, 2017

Players from Finland are now ACCEPTED at Winner Poker.

Simply use the download link in the sign-up instructions and email us with your account number and we can set you on the rakeback deal.

Don't forget to use code RMB when signing up! Visit Winner Poker and register!


Americas Cardroom: New Tournament Schedule

Posted on January 12, 2017

Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker (Winning Network) are coming out with a new tournament schedule beginning Monday, January 9, 2017. There will be added tourneys and bigger guarantees every day of the week.

Here’s the highlights:  
- Over $40,000 in guarantees added to the daily morning schedule
- Over $100,000 in guaranteed prize pools added to Mondays
- Double the amount of special tournaments on Saturdays
- New daily “Top 10 Tourneys” with big guarantees (top-10 finishers get 10% of prizepool)

Note that the daily morning schedule is designed to serve even players outside of North America with many more convenient start times.  

You are also eligible for a 100% First Deposit Bonus up to $1,000 -  Up to 20 days of FREE Jackpot Poker -  and access to New Depositor Freerolls. 

Sign up at Americas Cardroom, 27% Rakeback!

Sign up at Black Chip Poker, 27% Rakeback! 


Red Star Poker: Multi Tabling Mobile Client

Posted on December 6, 2016

Red Star Poker has just released the newest feature in Mobile Client - multi-tabling for mobile phone and tablet devices! Multi-tabling is now available on mobile phone and tablet devices, and you can open up to five tables simultaneously.


PokerStars: Portugal Launch

Posted on November 29, 2016

We are happy to announce that PokerStars has obtained the required licence to accept players from Portugal.

In order for NEW players from Portugal to sign up at PokerStars, they need to follow up this link!

Existing players from Portugal will have to migrate their accounts to the new PokerStars.PT client.

If you have questions, contact [email protected]


partypoker: New Ambassador Joao Simao

Posted on October 25, 2016

The winner of the partypoker online Grand Prix in May 2016, Joao Simao, will be playing on Party Poker and attending live events starting with WSOP Brazil.

Joao Simao is a professional poker player with over $4,550,000 in online earnings. He will be wearing the Party Poker patch at the $3,000,000 guaranteed Caribbean Poker Party in November. Joao together with his wife Luiza will be working to spread the word about Party Poker activities and promotions throughout Brazil.


NETWORK: 30 Punta Cana Packages

Posted on September 29, 2016

During the first nine days of October, Americas Cardroom, Black Chip Poker and True Poker have added nine satellites that guarantee a total of 16 prize packages.

The new satellites are in addition to the $50+5 Beast and Sit & Crush satellites that guaranteed a total of 7 packages each Sunday night. That means there are 30 guaranteed prize packages up for grabs over 9 days!

You will find one satellite every day between October 1-9, 2016. The buy-ins range from $5+0.50 to $200+15.

Each Punta Cana Poker Classic prize package includes the $1,500+150 buy-in to the $500,000 GTD Main Event, 6-night hotel for two at Melia Caribe Tropical, round trip airfare, free golf, a $250 spa voucher and more.

You will also receive 6-$50 tickets to use for Sit & Go 2.0 Live or Jackpot Poker.


Americas Cardroom: Sit & Go 2.0

Posted on September 8, 2016

Americas Cardroom will launch Sit & Go 2.0 in mid-October, a new product concept that promises to be “the next evolution of poker”.

Americas Cardroom has teamed up with the husband-wife team of Moshman and Dozier. Collin Moshman is renowned poker author and Katie Dozier is a popular online poker player.

On October 17,2016, Moshman’s Sit & Go 2.0 E-book will become available for purchasing online. You can also familiarize yourselves with the revolutionary game by watching Dozier live-stream upon the release of Sit & Go 2.0

More details on Sit & Go 2.0 will be released in the next couple of weeks. For information on current Americas Cardroom promotions, visit AmericasCardroom.


partypoker: Caribbean Poker Party Packages

Posted on September 7, 2016

From now until November Party Poker and bWin are giving away $1 Million worth of rewards, including 10 prize packages a week to November’s Caribbean Poker Party worth $6,000 each!

What: A week-long Caribbean Poker Party at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana.

How it works: Play any Power Series tournament with a buy-in of $109 or more. The more you play, the more points you earn. Every Monday a new leaderboard will start.

Prizes: Every week 10 prize packages to the Caribbean Poker Party worth $6,000.

Each prize package includes:
- $1,000 toward the flight
- Tournament buy-in for the partypoker Million
- All-inclusive accommodation, food and beverages at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
- Players who win more than one package can transfer or sell the package to their friends 

Sign-up at Party Poker and play now!


Red Star Poker: Universal Championship of Poker

Posted on September 6, 2016

The second annual Universal Championship of Poker kicks off on September 4th with €500,000 guaranteed and with a trophy and €10,000 prize awaiting the player crowned The Greatest Poker Player in the Universe.

Go here to find the UCOP Schedule and create an account at Red Star Poker -> UCOP - Universal Championship of Poker

A leaderboard will track your progress throughout the Universal Championship of Poker. There are several ways to demonstare that you are the greatest poker player, and they are:

1) The more points you win, the more points you get. Every €1 won in UCOP = 1 point
2) You win consistently over time. Cash in 2 or more events = 500 points
3) Play multiple forms of poker. Play Event #5, Event #7 and any re-buy event = 1000 points
4) Get extra points if you stream the online using Twitch.


partypoker: $100,000 Bootcamp Series

Posted on April 26, 2016

The new Bootcamp Series consists of low buy-in tournaments (flyweight tournaments) of No Limit Hold’em, Boomerang, Speed Down and Omaha. The Hold’em tournaments have a buy-in of $1.10 or less and the Omaha tournaments have a buy-in of $2.20 or less.

The highlight of the Bootcamp Series include two Flyweight tournaments: The first one starts at 19:00 CET and the second one at 20:00 CET every day. The prizepool is $1,000 GTD for just a $1.10 buy-in.

The Bootcamp Series give you the chance to buy-in at low stakes and practice playing before getting into the Featherweight level tournaments.

Register at Party Poker and play!


NETWORK: Online Super Series VI

Posted on April 15, 2016

The Winning Poker Network are hosting a 10-day series starting on April 15, 2016 with $2,500,000 guaranteed in prizepools over 76 events ranging in buy-in from $0.06 to $540. There is a $300,000 tourney on Sunday, April 17 @ 17:00 ET and a $1,000,000 GTD Million Dollar Sunday on April 24 @ 16:00 ET.

Do not miss the OSS VI with buy-ins starting at just $0.06 and a great variety of games including Texas Hold'em, Pot-Limit Omaha and PLO8.

You'll earn 27% Rakeback and a 100% up to $1,000 deposit bonus.

Sign up at Americas Cardroom and play!

Sign up at Black Chip Poker and play!


Bet365: Six Plus Hold'em at Bet365

Posted on February 19, 2016

iPoker has released a new format of online poker called Six Plus Hold’em. This is a twist on regular Texas Hold’em in which all cards 2 through 5 are removed, thus creating more action as the chances of being dealt a premium hand increases. This does affect the odds of making certain hand rankings, which results in the following changes to traditional Hold’em:

• A flush beats a full house
• Three of a kind beats a straight
• Ace can be used to make the low straight A, 6, 7, 8, 9 in the same way it can be used to make the low straight in regular Texas Hold’em - A, 2, 3, 4, 5

Register at Bet365 and start playing today!


PokerStars: Sweeping Changes to VIP Program from 2016

Posted on November 10, 2015

A few days ago, PokerStars have announced that - in the name of favoring poker skill - sweeping changes would be made to their VIP program, changes which would mostly affect high-volume players. The essence of the move is that rakeback-equivalent benefits will be capped at 30% from January 1, 2016.

What this means for players of various VIP levels is the following:

- BronzeStar level players will notice no change to their benefits whatsoever.

- ChromeStar players on the other hand, will see an increase of 10%.

- SilverStar and GoldStar won't be affected, while PlatinumStar will experience a 10% increase as well.

- SuperNova is where the cuts begin: VIPs on this level will see their benefits cut by 0-27%.

- Those earning more than 200K VPPs will be affected to the tune of a 44-60% decrease.

A new site-wide currency called StarCoins shall be introduced from January 1, with a fixed exchange rate of $0.01. All FPPs will be converted to StarCoins on January 1, at the rate of 1.2 StarCoins per FPP. Prices in the store as well as tournament buy-ins shall be updated to StarCoins. Every current reward-form: Milestone Rebates, Stellar Rebates and FPPs, will be converted to StarCoins too.

Because the site incurs extra costs in putting up high-stakes cash-games, under the new rules, no VPPs shall be earned at stakes higher than $5-$10 for PL and NL games, $10-$20 for 8-games and $15-$30 for other games.

The whole VIP system will be turned into a Steps-based one, meaning that players will not be handed their StarCoins as they play, instead, they will be paid out in chunks as they complete the required steps.

The changes are likely to result in a hit to the high-stakes cash games, where the pros will lose many of their benefits. Exactly where the high stakes cash game action will move cannot be predicted now, but it is indeed likely to move.

The goal of the changes - according to PokerStars - is to reward poker skill, by creating a more balanced long-term poker economy for players.


PokerStars: 2016 PCA - Largest Live Poker Festival Ever

Posted on November 4, 2015

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is without a doubt one of the biggest poker festivals of the year, and taking place in early January, it is always the first major event, set to kick the year off on the right foot.

For the next edition of the PCA, PokerStars are ready to pull out all stops to make it the biggest live poker series ever. Starting on January 6, the PCA will wrap up on January 14 and PokerStars players will now get the opportunity to play for free.

How does one earn a PCA seat for free though? There are several ways, the first one of which is about completing a puzzle. Until November 8, there are daily freerolls running as well.

The PCA VIP bash is a tournament which takes place on November 7 and hands out 5 PCA packages. Buying into the tournament is possible for 25K FPPs, and satellites are running too for much less.

The Main Qualifying path leads through the PCA Mega Qualifier though, which takes place on Sunday, November 8, and which features no fewer than 25 guaranteed packages.

Sign up to PokerStars right now and make your way into the PCA for pocket change or for free!


partypoker: Grand Prix Poker Tour

Posted on October 15, 2015


The Grand Prix Poker Tour takes the Dusk Till Dawn Grand Prix tournaments to major UK football stadiums with over £2,500,000 guaranteed for £60 + £10 buy-in.

Here are the scheduled stops with £250,000 guaranteed each for the first three live legs:

October 17-18, 2015 Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham
November 28-29, 2015 Stamford Bridge, London
December, 2015 Online at PartyPoker
January 16-17, 2016 Old Trafford, Manchester
February 20-21, 2016 St James Park, Newcastle
March, 2016 Online at PartyPoker
April 9-10, 2016 Elland Road, Leeds
May 14-15, 2016 Hampden Park, Glasgow
June, 2016 Online at PartyPoker
July 30-31, 2016 Amex Stadium, Brighton
TBC Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
October, 2016 Online at PartyPoker

All buy-ins and payouts will be completed using your online PartyPoker account. Use your online tickets to play using the $109 tickets but can qualify from as little as $0.01.

For more information visit the PartyPoker Grand Prix promo.


Bet365: New Poker Client with Revamped Lobby Launched

Posted on October 13, 2015

On October 7, Bet365 of the iPoker network have moved to introduce a brand new poker client, which comes complete with a dashboard for a lobby. This new dashboard-based approach delivers a selection of recommended games to players making navigation much easier, and making information regarding one's VIP status and earned poker points much more readily available. The game stats will be displayed in a handy manner as well.

Given the colorful and visually pleasing nature of the new interface, it is safe to say that the new dashboard-lobby is one focused on the fun element. The poker tables themselves have been improved too, together with the tournament lobby view, where all relevant information is present, laid out in an attractive and intuitive format.

Download the new Bet365 software now and take their new features on a test-spin. The time has never been better to create an account at the site and to make a real money deposit.


Americas Cardroom: Superb Bonus - Million Dollar Sunday Moved to 5PM

Posted on October 9, 2015


Up until October 28, players making a deposit at Americas Cardroom can be in for a real windfall: the site is set to give them a bonus of up to $1K, which is a significant-enough bankroll boost to allow players to take part in several of the Million Dollar Sunday tournaments that ACR has running every Sunday through the month, tournaments which have been moved to 5PM ET instead of 3PM ET to facilitate overlays. Thus far, these overlays have averaged $211K. 

The minimum deposit required by the promotion is $25. Those who make a deposit between $25 and $100, get a relatively standard 100% match bonus, up to a maximum of $100. Those whose deposit is between $100-$200 get a 150% match, up to a maximum of $300. Those who deposit more than $200 get a 200% up to $1K.

The above said Million Dollar Sunday tournaments feature buy-ins of $500+$40 and they offer guaranteed prize-pools of $1 million. Signing up to ACR is well worth it based on these opportunities alone.

To grab the bonus, players will have to use a special bonus code available at the ACR site. Bonuses will be redeemed at a rate of $5 for every 120 Award Points generated.

Make your move now! Pick up that ACR bonus and hit the virtual green felt in the Million Dollar Sunday tournaments for your chance to grab a share of $1 million!


PKR: Jackpot SNGs Land at PKR

Posted on September 5, 2015

Having started out at PokerStars as Spin & Gos, the Jackpot SNG format, with its randomly determined prize-pools has taken the online poker world by storm. The game is now among the most popular and naturally, more and more poker rooms adopt it. The latest poker room to pin the Jackpot SNGs onto their schedule is PKR.

PKR's take on the format stays true to its target-audience: the buy-ins range from $0.30 to $12. When playing in a Jackpot SNG, everyone wins at PKR: the winner of the three-handed hyper turbo event (which shouldn't take longer than a few minutes to wrap up) takes home 83.33% of the prize-pool (which can be as much as 1000x the buy-in), while the runner-up gets 10%. The third-place finisher gets 6,67%. Obviously, most of the time, the prize-pool is twice the buy-in.

The rake taken on these games ranges from 6.67% to 5.83%, depending on the size of the buy-in (cheaper games take more rake). With this move, PKR have introduced the popular new game-format ahead of other - bigger - online poker operators like 888poker and PartyPoker.

Sign up to PKR right now and give their Jackpot SNGs a try!


partypoker: Withdrawal Fees Removed

Posted on August 5, 2015

As part of their new Poker for the People program, PartyPoker have decided to clean up their withdrawal act for good, waiving all fees and exploring ways to speed up the process for their players. While the no fee policy is currently only in place for bank transfers as well as VISA and MasterCard, the site is looking to expand it over other withdrawal methods too.

The move is a result of a campaign on the part of PartyPoker meant to listen to the grievances voiced by their player-community and to make changes to improve the playing experience radically.

Besides the above said withdrawal fee issue, other problems were addressed too: the loyalty system has been revamped and it is now much more recreational player-friendly. The cash for poker points scheme has been brought back as well.

Join PartyPoker now and take advantage of all these seemingly insignificant yet highly impactful tweaks and perks.


888Poker: 888 Holdings Purchase bwin.party for $1.8 Billion

Posted on July 21, 2015

888 Holdings have finally acquired bwin.party, after months and months of negotiations and wrangling involving some of 888poker’s staunchest rivals, like Amaya, the company behind PokerStars, which teamed up with GVC Holdings to bring a seemingly extremely valuable asset into the fold of the world’s largest online poker operation.

The value of the transaction was revealed to be some $1.8 billion and the move has offered 39.45p for every bwin.party share as well as a fraction of every new 888 share. Then interesting thing about the move was though that apparently the GVC offer was a more generous one than the 888 one, but the 888 deal offered more certainty to bwin.party shareholders.

Exactly what 888 stand to gain from the takeover is still up for debate: some think that the company will try to spin off bwin.party successful Studios division as a standalone business unit. What is certain though is that the company’s market share has skyrocketed on account of the deal: in the UK for instance, the combined market-share of the two companies is some 56%.



partypoker: WPT Acquired by Ourgame

Posted on June 23, 2015

Chinese entrepreneur-led company Ourgame has apparently successfully acquired the World Poker Tour. According to Alexandre Dreyfus, the fact that the Chinese company won the bid, and that the WPT decided to go with Ourgame, is a great shift in the dynamic of the online poker world and it may well herald the beginnings of the next wave of poker-popularity, one coming from Asia this time around. Dreyfus said that Ourgame - in command of a more-than-impressive database of 500 million users through the other games they offer - was firmly committed to "sportifying poker", to presenting it as a mind-sport rather than gambling.

Built on a Zynga-like business model, Ourgame is indeed a far cry from a gambling company. Valued at ~$700m, it can indeed afford to invest into the WPT brand through TV deals, event management and distribution deals.

There were apparently around half a dozen bidders for the WPT, including Amaya (the company behind PokerStars), Playtech and MGM. By going with Ourgame, the WPT essentially made a long-term strategic move rather than just a sale, avoiding a clear monopoly situation and opening up a brand-new front in the struggle to have poker accepted as a bona-fide sports rather than a game of luck.


PKR: New 2D Interface Finally Available

Posted on June 16, 2015

As the world's most successful fully 3D online poker operator, PKR had to learn that success granted by graphical artifices was fleeting indeed in a world where profits and poker skills are what really count. As if admitting defeat in regards to their initial marketing angle, the site has announced the other day that they have finally made a simple, 2D interface available as well.

Players are now able to switch between the 3D and the 2D interfaces at the click of a button, getting down to bare-bones, lightning-fast poker which is still carries the unmistakable PKR logo though.

The PKR game-play in general has been sped up quite a bit lately, so one can now log a more than decent amount of hands per hour.

Sign up to PKR now or reactivate your account to get 32% Rakeback and a taste of all the new goodies!


PokerStars: Cristiano Ronaldo now PokerStars Brand Ambassador

Posted on May 28, 2015

PokerStars have always been keen on acquiring top-notch ambassadors and their latest move- the one that ended up signing football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo - has definitely set a new benchmark in this respect. The fact alone that Ronaldo chose to announce his new PokerStars role through Facebook, to his 103 million fans, has probably already netted the poker site quite a few new players. In addition to his Facebook following, Ronaldo has some 35.5 million followers on Twitter too. Far above and beyond his social media presence though, Ronaldo brings promotional power to the table of the kind only a global superstar can deliver.

Ronaldo said that he had been playing poker for years and that he loved playing for winning teams, therefore his PokerStars decision made perfect sense indeed. He also said that poker has always been his game and that he was looking forward to playing against his fans at the online and live poker tables as a PokerStars-sponsored celebrity/player.

PokerStars were obviously delighted with the acquisition too: Amaya's David Baazov praised Ronaldo's decision, pointing it out that the football superstar's decision to share his poker-playing ways with his legions of fans was a net positive for all parties involved in the setup.

PokerStars have been on a roll lately in regards to signing ever higher-profile celebrities to their brand: on May 7, they secured the promotional services of another football heavy-hitter: Brazil's Neymar Jr.


partypoker: WPT Poker - Closing on June 3

Posted on May 23, 2015

bwin.party's WPT Poker have announced that they were ceasing their operation on June 3, 2015. What exactly does that means for their players? As far as their funds are concerned, they shouldn't worry: this seems to be a level-headed, well-planned-out move on the part of the company, so for 3 months following the official closure of the operation, they will be able to log into their accounts and request withdrawals.

After June 6, no one will be able to register a new account at WPTPoker.com. Games will no longer be available, all tournament registrations will be annulled, no new deposits will be possible and all forms of pending value such as tournament dollars and value tickets will be refunded. Players who have managed to earn a live event entry at the site before the official closure, will still be able to participate in the said live event.

All loyalty points should be used up, because upon closure, they will all be forfeited. After September 3, users will no longer be able to access their accounts. Pending real money balances can still be paid out manually after that day.


Heaven Bet: Move from OnGame to MPN to Commence on May 11

Posted on April 24, 2015

On May 11, 2015, Poker Heaven is set to leave the OnGame network behind for good. The interesting thing about the move is though that - because the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) side of the operation will remain unchanged - players will barely be impacted. Players will not have to move any of their funds: they will be able to access them just as before. The site's OnGame players will receive special offers to encourage them to move their action to MPN.

One such incentive will be a generous bonus offer. Those who actually make a deposit when moving their play to MPN, will be given access to the €10K Depositors Freeroll. The minimum qualifying deposit for the deal is €10 and the deposit has to be made between May 1 and May 26, as the freeroll takes place on May 28. Those who actually log raked hands in May will get extra chips in their starting-stacks.

New MPN players will also enjoy the benefits brought to the table by the €9K New Player Tournaments.


NETWORK: Jackpot Poker SNGs Launched

Posted on April 14, 2015

Americas Cardroom have recently announced the launch of their new Jackpot Poker Hyper Turbo SNGs, which make it possible for players to win up to 2.5K times their buy-ins, in under 7 minutes. The three-person SNGs feature a format which makes sure that none of the events run past the 7 minute mark. Only three players are playing in the Jackpot SNGs and the prize-pool is determined through a random draw before the beginning of the tournament.

The Jackpot Poker SNGs will feature two buy-in options. The $2 option will feature a maximum prize-pool of $5K. In the $10 events on the other hand, players stand to win as much as $25K.

The game is indeed a great fit for those on the go and in the next few months, Americas Cardroom will come up with a mobile app which will allow everyone to truly play the game on the go.

Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker are currently the only US-oriented online poker operator to offer this attractive game format.


PKR: Daniel O'Callaghan Becomes PKR Pro

Posted on April 2, 2015

Daniel O'Callaghan, the fresh winner of the PKR Live London has signed with the online poker room, becoming their in-house pro. He will represent the brand at various live poker events and he will play online at the site.

O'Callaghan's above said win netted him a £19k reward. While that may not seem like much in itself, the victorious foray was not the first one into the world of live PKR-sponsored events for O'Callaghan. He had made several deep runs in various events before his above said victory. In 2014 for instance, he finished second in the same event, so consistency is definitely not a problem with him.

This year, he bested a starting field of 280 players, becoming the first player in the history of the event to make the final table twice in a row.

Sign up at PKR and play


partypoker: New Loyalty Program Launched on March 1

Posted on March 6, 2015

PartyPoker have finally decided to completely overhaul their intricate and often cumbersome loyalty program, making it much simpler for their players to redeem the points they rack up through real money cash and tournament action. Players will also find it easier to ascend the loyalty levels.

For the Silver level, they will only have to generate 50 points per month instead of 400 points in the previous system. Gold level now takes 750 points/month only, instead of 1K points, and Palladium level now requires 2K points instead of 9K points.

The virtual shelves of the loyalty store have been emptied, wiped clean and refilled with the new, cheaper rewards. The biggest change in this respect is the return of cash back, which amounts to a generous 22.22% in value now.

Players will also be able to use their points to buy into the weekly loyalty tournament corresponding to their loyalty level. On March 1, the Loyalty Launcher promotion handed out extra prizes to players of all loyalty levels.

Sign up to PartyPoker now and take advantage of their new - and much more generous - Loyalty Program.


PokerStars: Software Version 7 Goes Mainstream, Version 6 Discontinued

Posted on February 23, 2015

After months of testing and after getting some 450K people to use their new PokerStars 7 software, the biggest online poker room finally decided to let the old dog die, announcing the discontinuation of the PokerStars 6 software. With so much careful planning behind it and with such a gradual release, the impact of the introduction of the new software package is expected to be minimal. For those who are already using the PokerStars 7 software, the move will not be noticeable at all. They will simply no longer have the "revert to version 6" option available.

Those who still use PokerStars 6 can upgrade to version 7 at the click of a button. Those who do not manually upgrade will have their software automatically upgraded at the next update, when version 6 of the software becomes unavailable.

As far as the various features are concerned (and yes, that includes player notes), most everything available in version 6 will be available in version 7 too, so in that respect, the update shouldn't present any problems to anyone.


partypoker: Agreement struck up with Dusk Till Dawn

Posted on February 4, 2015

PartyPoker and the well-known and liked Dusk Till Dawn poker room have signed an agreement regarding branding. What this deal translates to - as far as players are concerned - is that within the PartyPoker tournament section, a new DTD tab will appear, under which the special DTD-brand online tournaments and qualifiers shall be hosted. At DTD's live poker club, PartyPoker branding shall be introduced and a whole series of live and online events shall be created, aimed at promoting the game across the UK.

According to DTD owner Rob Young, PartyPoker was an obvious choice for his side, since it has shown unwavering commitment to the UK market over the years. Of course, the strength of the PartyPoker brand was also a factor in the decision.

On their side, PartyPoker are glad to take advantage of DTDs expertise in the inner workings of the live UK poker market, to promote their brand in a new and creative way.

Register at PartyPoker and play! 


Global Poker Masters Set to Kick off on March 21

Posted on January 21, 2015

The GPI (Global Poker Index)’s Global Poker Masters is an event meant to legitimize poker’s place in the world as true skill-based competition, and the organization is indeed extremely serious about it. So serious in fact that the event is already scheduled, its participants set and ready to go. Set to kick off on March 21, the Global Poker Masters will wrap up on March 22 and it will be hosted by the Hilton Portomaso, in Malta.

Featuring a truly unique format, the GPM – which is also referred to as the World Cup of Poker – will see 8 national teams compete. The teams, as well as their individual players have been determined based on performance tracked by the GPI. Thusly, we’ll have the US, with Dan Smith and Bryn Kenney among others, doing battle at the green felt with Britain (Oliver Price, Sam Trickett and co), Canada, Germany, Russia, France, Italy and Ukraine. Each team consists of 4 players qualified by their GPI scores, as well as a 5th, wild-card player.

Bound to generate plenty of fan interest, the GPM is set to be broadcast in 5 languages, through a number of leading digital platforms. The GPI will provide betting opportunities as part of the fan experience package too, as major bookmakers are also slated to stream the competition.

The poker world has thus far had a superb reaction to the GPM as everyone has had positive things to say about the upcoming poker extravaganza.


Betsafe: New “Fun View” Interface Launched

Posted on January 14, 2015

Betsafe Poker have added an interesting and nice perk to their Poker Black software: the Fun View. All one has to do to access Fun View is to log into the Poker Black software. Fun View is set as default, but one can return to the regular interface at any time, at the click of a button.

What novelties does Fun View bring? There’s a new table perspective as well as 3D-rendered images. There are a handful of interesting and attractive 3D background themes, and a good selection of cheeky, pre-defined avatars. The information frame tab has also been worked over and it now sports a new look and feel.

Fun View is available for all Texas Holdem games (and yes, that includes cash games as well as tournaments), as well as for Blaze games and the Anonymous tables. It’s not available for the Survivor Tournaments and the Blazing Cannon games though.

Sign up at Betsafe now! 


NETWORK: Winning Poker Looks to Make Up for OSS IV Fiasco

Posted on January 10, 2015

Americas Cardroom’s much-hyped OSS IV (Online Super Series IV) ended in a bit of a fiasco in December. International connectivity issues – which by the way extended to other areas of the online poker universe too – forced the site to interrupt its biggest online series. For the organizers, this was obviously a tough pill to swallow, so tough in fact that they never really got over it: they’re planning a Rematch for it, kicking off on February 13 and wrapping up on February 22, 2015. While the original OSS IV was sweet indeed in regards to the guarantees it offered, the OSS IV Rematch will have $250K more tossed into the middle.

The OSS IV Rematch will feature some $2 Million in guaranteed prizes over 10 days and it will end in a Main Event, which features a $1 Million guarantee. The winner of the Main Event is guaranteed to take home a $200K prize. The OSS IV Rematch will feature a leader board competition as well, the winner of which will pocket some $500.

Americas Cardroom, Balck Chip Poker and True Poker are US-facing online poker rooms, which means US players are welcome at their tables. Satellites for the OSS IV Rematch are already running.


Betsafe (MG): Felix Stephensen Representing the Site at the November Nine

Posted on November 12, 2014

The Betsafe brand is represented by poker pro Felix Stephensen in the home stretch of the 2014 WSOP Main Event. Stephensen made it to the WSOP thanks to a winning bet he’d made on the 2014 World Cup match between the Netherlands and Australia, which ended 3-2 for the Dutch. Stephensen starts second in chips and he says he’s used the run-up to the November Nine showdown to brush up on his poker skills.

Playing at Betsafe makes a lot of sense for everyone these days on account of the attractive promotions they’re running. In the Sit & Go booty for instance, players get the chance to grab their share of €40 million. During November, to every SnG, Betsafe are adding €5-€20 in extra money. While the promotion lasts till December 1, if the €40K prize-pool is exhausted, the promotion ends as well.

During this same period (up until December), there are no fewer than 3 leaderboards running as part of the €80K Winter Wonderland Cash Game Leaderboards promotion. No fewer than 300 cash prizes shall be handed out during the promotion. In order to take part in the cash game leaderboards, players need to opt into the promotion manually.

Register a Betsafe account now and hit the cash game or Sit & Go tables to pick up extra money!


888Poker: $88 FREE New Player Bonus

Posted on November 7, 2014

The $88 FREE Bonus for new registering players from the following countries:

Austria, Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Malaysia, Macedonia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Poland, Pakistan, Panama, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Venezuela.

To activate the $88 Bonus, download the 888Poker client and open a new user account. You will receive an email asking you to verify your email address. After you click on the link provided in the email, your $88 FREE Bonus will be activated.

Dates of Promotion: Ongoing 

Eligibility: NEW players signing up at 888Poker for the first time.

Bonus Distribution: 
$2 immediate in cash credited to your poker account

$6 worth of tournament tickets (6 tickets for $1 buy-in tournaments)

$80 in pending bonus dispatched to your player account in $8 parts, comprised of $2 cash and $6 in tournament tickets, each time you collect 250 Status Points for playing poker. The bonus parts will each be granted within 2 days of meeting the Status Points requirements.

Note: Players from Australia and Canada cannot claim the $88 FREE Bonus from any iOS device.

Sign up at 888Poker and receive the $88 FREE Bonus now.

* Players from UK are eligible for £20 Bonus.



PKR: Software Updated to Version 3.0

Posted on October 20, 2014

PKR have always had their software as their major selling point and with that in mind, it’s easy to see why they’re so keen on keeping it updated and in top-notch shape. The latest update-iteration of the software took its version-number to 3.0, and added a whole bunch of improvements. Beginning with avatar features, the avatar editor and all the way down to login-to-lobby features, everything has been overhauled. Animations have been made more fluid and a number of pauses between them – which slowed down the action – were eliminated. Multi-product navigation and a permanent file menu have been added and the poker lobby has been redesigned, now featuring new filters and view options.

Obviously, the best way to see in exactly what interesting ways PKR have improved their software is to log in and to give it a try.

Create an account now if you’re not a PKR player and see what all the fuss is about!


Juicy Stakes: Get Your Borgata $1 Million Guaranteed Package Now!

Posted on October 15, 2014

The Borgata’s $1 Million Guaranteed Championship Event, taking place in Atlantic City, is one of the year’s biggest live poker events. Taking part in it is obviously every online poker player’s dream, and Juicy Stakes Poker have now made it possible for some of these players to turn that dream into reality. The site offers a $4.2K package to one lucky winner, a package which includes an impressive number of perks.

The buy-in to the $1 Million Guaranteed is $2.7K and that is obviously covered. On top of that, 5 nights’ stay at the Borgata Hotel Casino for two people is also included, as well as $600 to cover travel expenses.

The actual tournament takes place on Sunday, November 16, wrapping up on November 20. The online qualifiers kick off on October 13, with Step 1 of their rather intricate structure.

The direct access satellite at the site costs $99 and it offers one $4.2K package, so it’s a winner-takes-all affair. Buying into this event directly is possible too of course, but there are scores of Step 2 and Step 1 sub-satellites running for it as well.

Open an account at Juicy Stakes right now or make a re-deposit if you already have an account there and join the hunt for the $4.2K Borgata $1 Million Guaranteed package!


PokerStars: EPT Malta Added to the Season 11 Schedule

Posted on October 13, 2014

PokerStars seem to have an affinity for the Mediterranean when it comes to setting up large-scale live poker events, and who can blame them: the area is indeed perfect for this sort of activity among a number of other great pastimes. While in the past, they have mostly stuck to the shorelines, with the introduction of the European Poker Tour’s newest stop, PokerStars are bringing the action right into the middle of the Mediterranean: to Malta.

The host of the EPT Malta will be the Portomaso Casino and the Series – which spans 11 days – will kick off on March 18, 2015. There will be a Main Event featuring a €5.3K buy-in, and the Series will play host to the €1.1K Main Event of the IPT as well. Malta is indeed a superb destination for an EPT stop: it already has a solid poker community as many professional players from the US set up shop there following the banning of the game back home.

The 14th edition of the GPI European Poker Awards will also be moved to Malta: it will take place on March 25.

Sign up to PokerStars and take advantage of the EPT 11 satellites which are already running at the site.


Carbon Poker: Over $500K Added to Site’s Tournament Guarantees

Posted on September 7, 2014

Carbon Poker’s weekly guarantees have apparently been so successful in drawing in players that the site decided that it was a path worth investing in, and they upped their guarantees, adding some $500k more every month. Those who found these weekly majors attractive will now doubtlessly like them even more.

The Nightly $11 now offers a guarantee of $8.5K.
The Sunday Big $109’s guarantee is now $20K.
The Sunday Super High Roller – always popular with the well-bankrolled crowd – features a $50K guarantee.
The Sunday Big $11 and $33 both offer a $17.5K guarantee.
All $11, $60 and $109 Six-max Deep events starting at 21:15 offer $5K now.

Sign up to Carbon Poker right now and take advantage of the pimped-up guarantees!


Americas Cardroom: The Cage to Make Poker History

Posted on September 6, 2014

Americas Cardroom are set to make poker history by uniquely meshing tournament poker together with cash game action, in a 3-hour long, $5.1K, ground and pound poker extravaganza, called The Cage, which is already drawing attention from some of poker’s biggest names.

The Cage features a tournament format, but unlike in an actual tournament, the 5K chips that players will start the action with will have an actual dollar value attached to them.

At the end of 3 hours, those left standing in the cage will have their chips counted and they will be paid out according to how many chips they have, which means that the action itself is essentially cash game action.

For instance, if a player finishes with 50K chips to his name, he will be paid $50K. The event takes place on October 5, and qualifiers to it are already running, from as little as $1.5.

Sign up to Americas Cardroom now and enter The Cage, where every chip counts.


William Hill: Limited VIP Deal for High-volume Players

Posted on August 27, 2014

William Hill are obviously all about lavishly rewarding their high-volume players, to which end, they have launched an invitation-only, limited-time promotion, which shouldn’t be missed by any of those who actually manage to secure such an invitation.

The private deal starts off with a lavish sign-up bonus, which is not deducted in any way from money earned through other promotions at the site. The value of the bonus deal is outstanding: it’s a 200% match setup, up to a maximum of €1.5K. In addition to it, players who qualify for the deal get a 52% cash rebate on all the action they generate at the poker tables. VIPs will also get to take part in the monthly rake chase offered by the site, which makes it possible for them to reclaim as much as €10K from the rake they generate. Even those who only generate €500 in rake, will get €100 back.

All the rake races, promotions and special offers will be available to those who qualify for the deal. To top everything off, players who log more the 1K hands per month will get 5% more for each friend they refer.

Sign up to William Hill now and put in the required volume of play: this promotion is one you should definitely not miss out on.


PokerStars: PokerStars.bg Launched

Posted on August 11, 2014

Following the regulatory moves undertaken by the Bulgarian Government in regards to the Gambling Act currently governing online gaming in the country, PokerStars have become the first major international operator to receive a license to legally operate in Bulgaria. In order to begin doing just that, PokerStars have launched PokerStars.bg, the site which will act as their official Bulgarian “local branch” from here on out.

Players residing in Bulgaria will have to migrate their accounts to the new site, with all their account details (balance, VIP status, VPPs as well as their affiliate tracking) remaining unchanged.


Carbon Poker: VIP Points System Reset

Posted on August 7, 2014

Starting with July 15, 2014, Carbon Poker’s VIP Points system has been re-set in the sense that massive changes were instituted after players had been given until July 14 to spend all their existing VIP Points. Under the new system, Players Points can only be used for bonus redemption and to make progress in the site’s many promotions. They no longer have a real money value associated with them. Player Points cannot be used to buy into MTTs and SNGs at the site anymore either.

According to the site, what these changes essentially translate to are more generous and more frequent promotions and indeed, several positive changes have already happened in this respect. For instance, the $10K guarantee of the Dollar Frenzy has been upped to $25K.

Sign up at Carbon Poker


PayNoRake: Join the July Guaranteed Frenzy!

Posted on July 21, 2014

In July, PayNoRake players will be able to secure their seats to some of the most attractive guarantees run by the site, for free. The Snakes and Ladders SNG Satellite Frenzy offers players access to the $1K, $5K and $10K guarantees. Every day, there are 3 freerolls running which all count for the ladders.

In addition to that, the site offers its players several ways into the $20K guaranteed, which takes place on July 26, 2014. All these qualifying paths start off free as well. The Freeroll Fridays represent the first such qualifying path, while another – much more straightforward way – is for players to just play in one of the $10k Guaranteeds running before the $20K.

Talking about the $10K Gtd: players can now buy into two of these events for the special price of $20+$2, or for 2.2K promo bucks.

Sign up to PayNoRake right now and get in on the promotional goodies!


Americas Cardroom: $1 Million Event Set for December

Posted on July 15, 2014

US-accepting online poker rooms have long been suffering now, with none of them able to mount any sort of a major event capable of attracting significant numbers of new players. That trend is about to be bucked this December, when Americas Cardroom will host an online tournament featuring a $1 million prize-pool. The exact date the tournament will take place is December 14, at 3:00 PM ET. The winner is guaranteed to take home a $200K prize.

Direct buy-ins for the event cost $540, but there will be no fewer than 600 satellites running for it too, offering a cheaper way in.

Sign up to Americas Cardroom right now! It’s still early, but the qualifiers will be rolled out shortly, so there’s no time to waste!


Carbon Poker: Instant-play Client Launched

Posted on July 9, 2014

Carbon Poker have always had a solid poker client, but until recently, the site could not boast a browser-based, instant-play feature. Players can now take their Carbon Poker games with them wherever they go, because the site has finally made the move and launched an instant-play software version.

The new, no-download client is compatible with Google Chrome and Safari too, and players can access a wide range of cash games and tournaments through it.

Sign up to Carbon Poker now if you don’t already have an account with them and take advantage of the new possibilities opened up by their browser-based software!


888Poker: £12 Registration Bonus for UK Players

Posted on July 1, 2014

Players from UK are eligible for £12 Registration Bonus.

Dates of Promotion: Until further notice. 

Eligibility: New players signing up at 888Poker for the first time.

Bonus Details: 
- $2 immediate in cash
- $18 in tournament tickets comprised of:
  - 9 tickets x $1
  - 3 tickets x $3

The $88 FREE Bonus offer is for new registering players from the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Greece, Netherlands, South Africa, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Lebanon, Japan, Kuwait, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, Finland, Brazil, Russia, Slovenia, Singapore, Hungary, India, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia and Argentina.

To activate the $88 Bonus, you need to download the 888poker client and open a new user account. You will receive an email asking you to verify your email address. After you click on the link provided in the email, your $88 FREE Bonus will be activated.

Sign up at 888Poker and receive the $88 FREE Bonus or the £12 Registration Bonus if you are a UK player.



Carbon Poker: Aced Brand Folding for Good on July 1

Posted on June 26, 2014

On July 1, 2014, the entire Aced brand will cease to exist. Aced players shall be automatically transferred to Carbon Poker, so they won’t really be affected in a direct way by the move. They will be able to use their Aced login details to access their new Carbon Poker accounts.

If anything, the move will represent an upgrade for Aced players, who will now enjoy a superior gaming experience. They’ll have access to a casino, a sportsbook and a racebook, in addition to Carbon Poker’s full poker room of course. Carbon’s online poker traffic is more than decent as well and it is continuously growing and improving. 


PokerStars: Football Fever Brings Some Superb World Cup Value

Posted on June 21, 2014

PokerStars’ Football Fever is arguably the best Football World Cup-related online poker promotion out there. There’s a special Football Fever window in the PokerStars lobby now, which allows players to take advantage of a number of outstanding promotions, till July 13, when the World Cup wraps up.

PokerStars players can take part in the Daily Challenges, which hand out $500K in prizes over the promotional period. Every day, by correctly predicting the winner of the Game of the Day, players will gain access to a special freeroll. As the World Cup progresses, so does the Football Fever, introducing bigger and bigger tournaments.

The $27 Football Fever phase tournament for instance, offers a guaranteed prize-pool of $1 Million.

In addition to all that, players will take part in the Football Fever Mission Week and they will even be able to sport custom, country-based avatars for the duration of the promotion.

Please go at the top-right corner of this page and Register account at RakeMeBack, then Log in and Apply for PokerStars. 


NETWORK: Pokerinho Cup is ON!

Posted on June 12, 2014

PartyPoker and Bwin Poker celebrate the 2014 Football World Cup through their Pokerinho promotion. Pokerinho consists of a number of perfectly timed tournaments, and by perfectly timed, we mean that they do not interfere with the viewing schedules of football fans.

Pokerinho kicks off on June 12 and it lasts till July 11. Players are essentially required to work their way up through several promotional stages. The goal is to get to the Pokerinho Cup Final, in which players can win bonuses, tournament dollars, tournament tickets as well as various gadgets.

Pokerinho events are all Hyper-Turbo tournaments so they wrap up fast. Every one of the Pokerinhos starts off when a World Cup match ends, featuring a 15 minute late registration period in case a match goes to overtime.

Those knocked out will be able to bounce right back through a second chance tournament.


NETWORK: The High Five is Back, Bigger and Meaner than Ever

Posted on June 6, 2014

Americas Cardroom, True Poker and Black Chip Poker players will be glad to learn that the site’s popular High Five Guaranteed will return on June 11, to spoil them with 5 days of nonstop, affordable poker tournament action, featuring 5 events each day for a total of 25 and offering an upped guarantee of $420K.

The High Five is a superb opportunity for the rank-and-file player: it features buy-ins starting at $1.1 and its guarantees go as high as $150. The last edition of the popular Series, which ran in November, 2013, featured a $350K guarantee. Its resulting prize-pools tipped the scale at $430K though, so assuming the tendency remains the same, this year, players should expect more than $500K to play for.

Popularity-wise, the High Five is a guaranteed winner. Players loved the site’s Online Super Series, except for the fact that its buy-ins were out of reach for some. Well, the High Five has that problem covered!

Register at Americas Cardroom, True Poker or Black Chip Poker now and join the High Five fray come June 11, 2014!


888Poker: Football Carnival Freerolls Handing Out $400K

Posted on June 5, 2014

With the 2014 WSOP just around the corner, 888Poker have effectively unleashed a barrage of football-related, freeroll promotions on their unsuspecting player-base. Indeed, those who take part in the Football Carnival Freerolls promotion will get to play for a share of a $400K prizepool. 

The promotional extravaganza is made up of two stages: the Warm-Up stage and the Game Time stage. There are a total of 6 freerolls running every day during the Warm-up Stage. The Game Time stage consists of freerolls to which players qualify through the Warm-Up stage events. 

All new depositors get freeroll tickets, in addition to their free cash welcome deal and to the sign-up bonus. The Football Carnival wraps up on June 13, when the $20K Cup Final Freeroll takes place! 

Sign up to 888Poker and make a deposit now! It has never made more sense to open an account at this poker room!


Bovada: Available Payout and Deposit Options

Posted on June 5, 2014


Deposit OptionsMinimumMaximum
Credit Card - VISA $20 $500
Money Transfer $100 $5,000
Rapid Tansfer $100 $900
Payout OptionsMinimumMaximum
Check by Courier $20 $3,000
Money Transfer $100 $2,000
Rapid Tansfer $100 $800

BODOG - Canada Options

Deposit OptionsMinimumMaximum
Credit Card – VISA/Mastercard $20 $500
Interac e-Transfer $20 $1,000
BillPay $20 $1,000
Payout OptionsMinimumMaximum
Credit Card - VISA $20 $5,000
Check by Courier $20 $3,000


NETWORK: Happy Hours Coming in June

Posted on May 29, 2014

On June 2, Black Chip Poker, True Poker & Americas Cardroom are kick-starting their Happy Hours promotion, and it is a big deal indeed. Hand-in-hand with the Sit & Crush leaderboard, it will work wonders for those looking to climb the ranks and win cash rewards and various tournament entries at the end of the week.

Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday, from 4 PM to 7 PM, the number of poker points players earn towards the Sit & Crush will be doubled. That offers a huge advantage to those willing to log some hands in the above mentioned time-frames.

Besides entries to the various weekly tournaments at the site, and the cash prizes, players can even win a seat in the LSOP Millions or the Punta Cana Poker Classic through the Sit & Crush leaderboards, so the Happy Hours are definitely good news for some.

Sign up to Black Chip Poker now and make a deposit in time for the Happy Hours!


NETWORK: WPN No Longer Accepts Players from Regulated US Markets

Posted on May 19, 2014

Americas Cardroom (and the Winning Poker Network in general) have been about accepting all players at their tables, even those coming from jurisdictions where the legal situation of online poker is unclear at best. With that in mind, it was a bit of a surprise when a few days ago management made the announcement that WPN sites would no longer accept players from New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada. According to Americas Cardroom spokesman Michael Harris, the decision was due to the regulated nature of the above said markets.

WPN players residing in the above said states will be able to access their accounts to clear out their monies. Real money action is no longer available for them though. According to Harris, the WPN has seen major growth outside the above said jurisdictions, the players of which are still welcome to the network’s live events like the Punta Cana Poker Classic and the LSOP Millions II.

Join Now and earn 27% Rakeback and 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus! 


Bitcoin Poker Rooms

Posted on May 8, 2014

Bitcoin is a digital, decentralized currency in the sense that it is not controlled by central bank. Initially hailed as the money of the future, Bitcoin suffered some recent setbacks due to which the actual real money exchange rate of the currency took a bit of a dive. As an online payment solution however, Bitcoin is quite possibly second to none on account of all the advantages that it offers, of which the most important is the anonymity factor. Just like cash, Bitcoin payments done are all anonymous, and no recipient ever requires any sort of personal information from the person making the payment.

With that in mind, we’re glad to announce that we have recently launched two poker prop deals both of which are on Bitcoin poker sites, and what’s even more interesting is that both sites accept US players. All deposits are made completely anonymously in Bitcoins and funds can then be withdrawn in the same way once one is done playing.

Obviously, because it’s poker propping we’re talking about, there are some pretty fabulous rake rebate percentages involved as well.

Whether Bitcoins do indeed represent the future of currency or whether they’re just an attempt at regaining some of the long-lost freedoms and anonymity of the internet doesn’t really matter. What matters in this instance, is that these poker rooms accept it the same way many online and a few brick and mortar merchants do, and that – coupled with the prop rakeback - is an advantage a savvy player knows how to exploit.

Sign up to our Bitcoin poker rooms right now and beat the system at its own game! Put those Bitcoins to use…after all that’s what they’re for…


NETWORK: $20K Weekly High Roller Launched

Posted on May 1, 2014

Black Chip Poker and Americas Cardroom have been known as some of the most “happening” corners of the online poker industry for a good reason: both sites have gone out of their way lately to push various innovative promotions.

The latest move in this respect is the addition of a special high roller tournament featuring a buy-in of $530, into a regular Sunday slot, just before the flagship $50K guarantee of the site. The tournament features a $20K guarantee, but Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker officials can rightfully expect that guarantee to be left in the dust. The tournament comes with its own satellite and sub-satellite structure, which will open it up to players who don’t necessarily think of themselves as high rollers. Daily, there will be $44 satellites running, and on Saturdays, there will be $10 qualifiers, guaranteeing 2 seats.

Sign up to Black Chip Poker right now and hit the online qualifiers, or buy into the $20K High Roller directly. The value in it is quite outstanding either way.

Sign up to Americas Cardroom now and get 27% Rakeback and 100% up to $1,000 First Deposit Bonus. 


Poker Heaven: Boss Media Room Closed

Posted on April 28, 2014

Today, Wednesday, May 28, 2014 is the day Poker Heaven’s Boss Media poker room closes its doors for good. Players who have rake rebate to collect at the site will be issued their last rakeback payments on May 1.

Poker Heaven’s Boss players will be glad to know that the brand also operates on the OnGame and the Microgaming networks, and that the OnGame and Microgaming rooms are running special promotions to make sure the Boss players find it a good deal to join.

The OnGame room for instance hosts no fewer than 70 freerolls, each featuring a $100 prizepool. The freeroll-bonanza culminates in a $6K final on June 8, 2014. At the Microgaming room, all existing Poker Heaven players who have not yet downloaded the Microgaming software, are eligible for the sign-up bonus offered by the operation, which - by the way - tips the scale at €1K.

The site also offers generously prize-pooled daily and weekly freerolls.

Join the OnGame room.

Join the Microgaming room.



Terminal (Hive): Watch Out for The Hive in May!

Posted on April 26, 2014

In May, Terminal Poker is set to join The Hive network, one of the busiest and fastest growing online poker networks. The move will be accompanied by a series of promotions Terminal Poker players simply must take advantage of.

To begin with, there will be freerolls every day called the Daily Cash Challenge, offering some truly attractive bankroll-building opportunities. Those more interested in tournament action will be glad to learn that the SNG Leader boards will offer daily and weekly prizes to participants.

In addition to all the above, there’s an Omaha High Hand Jackpot promotion running as well, to stimulate Omaha traffic/action. The VIP reward system gives players rewards akin to rake rebate: the more one plays the higher he/she climbs on the VIP ladder and the more money he/she earns.

If you are still not convinced that this is the BEST time to open/reactivate a Terminal Poker account, here’s the cherry on the cake: existing Terminal Poker players get a 250% bonus on their re-deposits, up to a maximum of €500!

Sign up and play now


888Poker: Snap Poker a Head and a Shoulder above the Competition

Posted on April 23, 2014

888poker have finally joined the fast-folding poker club. Their own version of the game – called SNAP poker – works similarly to Full Tilt Poker’s Rush Poker and to PokerStars’ Zoom Poker, in that it features a snap-fold button, which whisks players to a different table and deals them into a new hand there as soon as it’s hit, although they claim that it’s far superior to anything else that’s out there, on account of its speed and superior position balancing.

To celebrate the launch of the new game-type, 888Poker have cooked up a promotional frenzy, which will see all new players pick up two tickets to $5k SNAP Extreme Tournaments, without even having to make a real money deposit. Players will be able to pick up additional tickets by completing some Snap poker-related challenges.

Those who finish within the top 600 of the above said tournaments will advance to the weekly Jet Fighter Flight Freeroll, the top prize of which is a Fighter Jet Flight Experience package, which includes round-trip plane tickets to the Czech Republic, where players will be taken on an actual fighter jet flight.

In addition to all the above, new players receive an $88 registration bonus, which – again – does not require an actual real money deposit. All said and done, it is safe to conclude that the time has never been better to open an account at 888poker.

Sign up right now and take advantage of the Snap Poker promotions!


NETWORK: The Beast Has Been Unleashed

Posted on April 9, 2014

The Winning Network's “THE BEAST” has been one of the most popular jackpot-related promotions for quite a while now. Poker rooms which feature The Beast used to have special jackpot tables, where players paid a certain amount of money into the jackpot in order to play. From April 1 though, The Beast has been freed for good. Players are no longer required to pay any extra money into the jackpot.

Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker have actually slashed the rake, so while players will continue to pay exactly as much as they always did in rake, they will also be contributing to The Beast jackpot. Since there are no extra fees involved in the jackpot any longer, ALL the cash game tables at the site have become jackpot tables now.

The bottom line: The Beast is now more rewarding than ever!

Sign up now to Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker and take advantage of the unleashed Beast!


PokerStars: The Weekend Majors: No Late Registration in Sunday Warm-Up

Posted on April 8, 2014

The online poker tournament action was hot this weekend at all the major online poker sites. Several “name” players took part in the hostilities as always, and some of them managed to log deep runs in some of the weekend majors. PokerStars’ Sunday Warm-Up stole the limelight this time around, despite the fact that the Sunday Million was yet again responsible for the biggest tournament winner of the weekend.

The Sunday Warm-Up did not feature Late Registration due to a technical glitch, which meant that that it not only failed to reach its guarantee, it ended up featuring a massive overlay of about $260K.

The player who ended up taking down the top prize in the Sunday Warm-Up was Germany’s “KeyseyMM”, who pocketed $85K. The biggest winner of the weekend was a player known as “Filurn” who took home $186.5K for his 3rd place finish in the Sunday Million.

Sign up to PokerStars right now and claim as much as 74% of your rake back!


Full Tilt: Online Poker Cash Game Action – Ivey Loses, Galfond Wins

Posted on April 6, 2014

The high stakes cash game action was hot last week at Full Tilt Poker again. Millions of dollars changed hands, and there were big losers and big winners too. The biggest loser of the week was Phil Ivey, who dropped some $954.4K, over 71 sessions totaling 7,982 hands.

Daniel Cates lost big too ($765.4K) as did Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom, Full Tilt Poker’s in-house representatives. The biggest winner of the week was Niklas Heinecker, whose bankroll increased by about $973.4K.

“samrostan” was among the big winners too, together with Phil Galfond, who finished above the red line by about $268.1K.

Sign up to Full Tilt Poker now and railbird the nosebleed stakes cash tables to see these online poker legends in action in real time!


Full Tilt: FTOPS XXV Kicks Off

Posted on April 1, 2014

On Sunday, the 25th edition of Full Tilt Poker’s Full Tilt Online Poker Series kicked off, and the first few events are already in the books. The first event was a $215 NL Holdem affair, which saw a starting field of 2,818 players belly up to the tables. The resulting prize-pool was a $563k one, the winners’ share of which was $91.7K. Russian poker pro Andrey Zaichenko was the one who ended up with the title, heaving struck up a heads-up deal with a player known by the online moniker “ekziter”. The share of the runner-up was $85.8K.

Sign up to Full Tilt Poker  right now, or log in and make a deposit if you already have an account, and make sure you are part of the FTOPS XXV!

Over at PokerStars, the Sunday Million drew a starting field of 12,131 players, as it featured a special two-day edition. Viktor Blom was among those who advanced to the second day of the tournament. The eventual winner will pick up $337.5k in this one.


Online Poker Under Attack: Graham Introduces Adelson’s Bill

Posted on March 27, 2014

Even as online poker’s state-by-state legalization seemed to gather momentum in the US, billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson swore to undermine the whole phenomenon by having the game banned on a Federal level, and he has indeed made his first actual move yesterday. Wednesday was a dark day for online poker (and online gambling) as besides Sen. Lindsey Graham’s bill, Rep. Jason Chaffetz also introduced a bill aimed at having the old interpretation of the Wire Act restored.

Both initiators have obviously made efforts to generate some by-partisan support for their bills in Congress, but as far as co-sponsors go, neither of them fared particularly well. Graham managed to get California’s Dianne Feinstein onboard, who will thusly be going against her state’s interests (as California is looking into legalization right now), and out of the 9 co-sponsors Chaffetz managed to rouse, only 2 are democrats.


Full Tilt: Flipout Tournaments Launched

Posted on March 21, 2014

Like it or not, Full Tilt have always been the great innovators in online poker, the site which came up with original and novel concepts that all the other operators (yes, even giants like PokerStars) have ended up copying. They were the ones who brought Rush Poker to the world and now they have done it again: they’ve recently invented, implemented and launched a new tournament format, likely to deliver more than a breath of fresh air to the stale tournament scene: Flipout Tournaments.

Flipouts are basically about allowing players to play in tournaments which do not require them to put in hours upon hours just to reach the money. A Flipout tournament starts with a general all-in, which instantly bursts the money bubble, landing all survivors in the money. While it may seem like the format does away with the skill factor, that is not the case. After the first round, the action goes down the old fashioned way, so skillful final-table decision making is still rewarded. The new format essentially does away with the less interesting part of the tournament, talking players straight to the stage where their every move counts.

To celebrate the launch of their new Flipout tournaments, Full Tilt Poker are holding a Flipout Festival which kicks off on March 21 and which features some 108 events, and $25k in added money.

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Full Tilt: Repayments to US Players Well Underway

Posted on March 5, 2014

Starting last Friday (a day which came to be called by US-based online poker players who had/have funds stuck at Full Tilt Poker “Green Friday”) Garden City Group, the third-party claims administrator hired by the US DoJ to handle the issue of pending Full Tilt funds, has begun repaying US balances to bank accounts previously verified.

The first phase of the repayment process is set to pay out some $80 million to US players. Thus far, some $76 million have been paid back, covering 27,500 US player balances.

While initially it was said that players who were identified as affiliates would not get any money back, it has recently been announced that such players have until Sunday, March 2 to file claims to get their Full Tilt monies back. Players whose claims have been found incomplete/inaccurate, have until March 13 to re-file their claims.

Players, whose account balances are disputed have not yet received any money back either.


PKR: Rakeback Structure Adjusted

Posted on March 3, 2014

PKR have decided to overhaul their rakeback structure, and the changes they made have already gone into effect on March 1.

The new structure is aimed at rewarding high-volume players while at the same time stimulating players to aim ever higher. Those who rake up to $25 will not be entitled to rakeback. It is of course extremely easy to rake much more than that and those who rake between $25 and $149.99, will be rewarded with a rebate rate of 10%.

Those who rake between $150 and $449.99, are entitled to 20% rake rebate while those raking more than $450 will have 32% of their rake returned.

Sign up to PKR now and take advantage of their new rakeback scheme!


Juicy Stakes: Reduced Withdrawal Fees

Posted on February 12, 2014

Juicy Stakes claims to provide one of the best payment systems in the gaming world today and can guarantee check payouts within two weeks or they will return the fee!

Juicy Stakes offers reduced withdrawal fees. Players can save 50% on the usual $100 fee and can withdraw up to four times per month. There will be NO DEDUCTION of FPPs when requesting a withdrawal.

- For each 100 FPPs collected in the current month you can request one withdrawal at a reduced fee.
- Only FPPs collected in the same month as the withdrawal count.

Checks (Min $200, Max is $1,000)
Standard Fee: $100
Reduced Fee: $150.00 - $1,000.00 = $50 Fee 

Western Union (Min $225, Maximum $1,000)
Standard Fee: $100
Reduced Fees: $150.00 - $500.00 = $75 Fee
$500.01 - $1,000.00 = $85 Fee


Full Tilt: Rush Poker Mobile App Out for iOS and Android

Posted on February 11, 2014

A few years ago, Full Tilt Poker have made online poker history by creating and launching a poker variant dubbed “poker on crack” which sped up the action immensely by completely doing away with the down-times in/in-between hands. Rush Poker was a truly revolutionary product which allowed players to increase their hourly rates and given its instant success, different spin-offs of it were quickly adopted by all the other online poker operators.

Yesterday (Feb 10, 2014) Full Tilt Poker re-affirmed their industry-leading status in the matter of fast-folding poker, by releasing their Full Tilt Rush Poker app for Android and iOS-based mobile devices. Players will now be able to take the unprecedented step of hitting the Rush Poker and even the Adrenaline Rush tables of the site through their phones and tablets. Those who already have a Full Tilt Poker account can use their existing login details to log into the app and to start playing. New players can create their accounts directly from their mobile devices in a few seconds too.

The new app offers unlimited access to the play money tables as well.


Poker Heaven: MPN Partnership is a Go

Posted on January 21, 2014

Poker Heaven have recently teamed up with the Microgaming Poker Network, and now it looks like they’ll launch their new MPN offering within a couple of days. This is indeed a great opportunity for players: with a single Poker Heaven account, they will now be able to access three top online poker rooms, using the same wallet for all three.

In addition to that, Poker Heaven players benefit from a top-notch loyalty program too. The site also offers bankroll-building freerolls for players old and new, as well as access to their own brand of fast-folding poker called Blaze.

The bottom line: signing up to Poker Heaven has never made more sense than it does right now!


Full Tilt: Adrenaline Rush Tables Now Available

Posted on January 10, 2014

As pretty much every noteworthy online poker operator offers some sort of fast-folding poker these days, the original creators of the genre, Full Tilt Poker, came under increasing pressure to continue innovating in order to keep ahead of the pack. What their marketing team and developers came up with in this respect is a newer take on Rush Poker, called Adrenaline Rush, and quite frankly, this one may be pushing the envelope a little bit.

Adrenaline Rush is designed to be even faster than Rush Poker through its short-handed/short stacked nature. Adrenaline Rush games are 4-handed. The buy-ins for these tables range from 5-10 BBs and the betting – all of which happens preflop - is capped at 10 BBs.

Most of the time, players can only choose between folding and raising. There are two special buttons available for players: quick-folding and raise max, the first one of which whisks them away to another table immediately, while the second one puts them all-in.


No Pro Poker: Enet: Fast-Folding Poker Launched

Posted on January 9, 2014

Enet Poker have finally added their own version of fast-folding poker, called Fast Enet. The new tables can be accessed from the main lobby of the client and the new section will be added through an automatic update.

While in its basics, Fast Enet is similar to Rush Poker, Zoom Poker and Speed Poker, Enet have added an extra dimension to it in a bid to make it stand out. As soon as players hit he fast fold button, they’re transferred to another table, and they don’t even have to wait for the action to get around to them.

The peculiar thing about Fast Enet is that the player who wins a hand gets the added advantage of starting the next hand on the button. The other positions at the table are assigned through an intricate algorithm, which favors those who show more skill through the previous hands.

The bottom line: besides allowing players to log a phenomenal number of hands per hour, Fast Enet has managed to add a completely new dimension to the game. The public will be the judge of whether or not this added twist is a successful one indeed.

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Terminal Poker: Bonus Redemption Now Possible in Casino

Posted on December 20, 2013

Terminal Poker has featured an online casino and a sportsbook for a while, but the sign-up bonus one got for registering at the site could only be redeemed at the online poker tables thus far.

Yesterday, that has been changed though: from now on, wherever they’re engaged in real money action at the site, players will contribute towards the redemption of their Terminal Poker sign-up bonus. For every €5 bonus-batch, players have to earn 1k user points. For every €0.02 contributed in rake, players pick up one user point. Also, for every €5 wagered at the blackjack tables, €1 wagered at roulette, and €0.5 wagered at slots/other casino games, players are rewarded with one user point. For every €0.5 in qualified turn-over at the sportbook, players also pick up one user point.

The Terminal Poker bonus is active for 90 days.

If you do not have an account with Terminal Poker, which is a "Zoom Poker" style poker network, then sign up now for weekly 30% rakeback and a sign up bonus of 200% up to €400. Another great feature about Terminal Poker is that the First Deposit Bonus is NOT deducted from your rakeback payments.


PokerStars: High Stakes Tables to be Turned into Zoom Poker Player Pools

Posted on December 19, 2013

From January 1, 2014, PokerStars will run a unique experiment aimed at protecting its causal players and putting an end to the "predatory" environment that has settled over the higher-stakes tables.

The move is going to feature a test period, during which the special Zoom Poker tables, to be introduced in place of the $50/$100 NL Holdem and PLO ones, will be assessed by a special player-pool.

For every eventuality, the site has apparently reserved the right to scrap the move if it doesn’t turn out as planned.

According to Nick Williamson, PokerStars Ring Game Manager, the Zoom Poker move will allow players to focus exclusively on the poker action instead of table selection and opponent-stalking, but the truth is, it will definitely take the skill element out of the high stakes cash games at the site.


NETWORK: Better Rakeback in December at ACR and Black Chip Poker

Posted on December 12, 2013

America’s Cardroom has definitely been one of the better rakeback sites out there for quite a while now, but their offer in this respect has just gotten even better. The site has launched a brand new rakeback page, on which players can claim the rebate due to them through the click of a button. The new rakeback page also offers a payment history feature, which allows players to track their real rakeback performance, and at the end of the day: it just looks so much better…

As a Christmas gift, players collecting rakeback at ACR, Black Chip Poker and True Poker will not have their bonuses deducted in December. What that basically means is that there has never been a better time to open an account and to secure a bonus at America’s Cardroom than during the month of December.


Unibet: Unibet Poker Launching their Own Platform in 2014

Posted on December 5, 2013

Unibet Poker have announced on Tuesday that they were leaving the MPN network, in favor of striking out on their own. Apparently, the new Unibet software will be launched as early as next month. The company working with Unibet on the new proprietary software is Relax Gaming.

According to Unibet’s Head of Gaming, Daniel Eskola, the move is one meant to assure that Unibet remains competitive in an increasingly social-oriented online gaming environment. The goals that Unibet aims to achieve online poker-wise are no longer compatible with being a member of a large online poker network.

The new software – which will be available in a downloadable format for PCs and Macs, as well as in a mobile version for iOs and Android tablets - will shift the focus to the casual player. No longer looking for massive liquidity and the security offered by a large network, Unibet Poker will aim to bring the fun element back into the game, shoving hardcore grinders aside for casual, recreational traffic.

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NETWORK: Introducing Radical Changes

Posted on November 30, 2013

Despite being the 3rd biggest online poker network by traffic volume, iPoker haven’t really been looking to re-join the freshly legalized US markets, like some of their competitors. It now looks like they’re further distancing themselves from the US, by announcing a gradual move away from the USD currency towards EUR and GBP. The move caused some concern among players, but it’s not the only one iPoker are looking to implement: in order to protect their recreational players, they’re also looking to phase out certain stakes and game variants even.

The above said moves are all part of a gradual modernization process at the site, which started years ago with the implementation of new features like KO tournaments and Shootouts.

The existing tables will be restructured as well: the seven different table types which currently exist will be reduced to 4: anonymous, ante, normal and shallow tables. The countdown timer will be set to 18 seconds. Some of these moves have some of the iPoker players understandably worried, but thus far iPoker have always managed to stay on top of the game through similarly radical and often painful changes.


PKR: Best Mobile Poker Product Award

Posted on November 29, 2013

PKR have always been known for the quality of their uniquely quirky software, which has always been testimony to the skills of their team of developers. Although the rather clunky, fully 3D interface may not have appeared a top candidate for making the jump to mobile, PKR’s developers stepped up to the plate again and they put out a top-class product, which has finally earned some well-deserved recognition the other day at the annual eGaming Review Awards.

Comedian Kevin Bridges presented the company with the Best Mobile Poker Product of the Year award, thus handing PKR their 4th EGR honor.

The app – which is available for Apple and Android devices – is already the most downloaded poker app in the world. Despite the success, the PKR development team is looking to further sweeten the deal through the addition of MTTs and multi tabling.

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PokerStars: Rafael Nadal to Play in His First Live Poker Tournament at EPT Prague

Posted on November 27, 2013

PokerStars’ Rafael Nadal incurred a major knee injury in 2012, which kept him away from tennis for a while, but leave it to a highly competitive sports buff to make the most of an unscheduled break like that: during his hiatus from his main job, he began playing poker online, and coached by Alfonso Cardalda, he’s made rapid progress, developing a feel for the action and growing to truly appreciate the competitive and skill-based nature of the green felt battles.

It now looks like the time has come for Rafa to take another step towards becoming a recognized poker player too: it has been announced that he would take part in his first ever live poker tournament, this December, at the EPT’s Prague stop.

The event will be a charity tournament, in which he will join some of the best-known and respected poker professionals as well as other sports celebrities, and which is scheduled to take place on December 12.

Having overcome his injury, Nadal has since returned to tennis and he won 10 titles in the last 10 months, clinching the World #1 spot again.


NETWORK: MPN Awards System Launched

Posted on November 26, 2013

MPN, formerly the Microgaming Poker Network, have moved to add another fun dimension to their online games a short while ago.

The Achievements Rewards System is a well-tested way to arouse additional player interest and friendly competition in regards to green felt accomplishments. The system is based on various challenges players can complete within a game, giving them a measure of progress and success other than the size of their bankrolls.

The move recognizes the complexity of the game of poker and its socially competitive nature. The game is obviously not just about wining money – although that is its central goal at the end of the day – it is also about having fun, and about besting one’s friends through various accomplishments, some of which may get lost in the mundane chase after the buckskins.

Besides the above described Achievements Rewards System, MPN have introduced other improvements as well, like a MacOS compatible client, a Bad Beat Jackpot feature and the Blazing Cannon.

For the best of the Microgaming Poker rooms click here: Betsafe Black, 24hPoker, Red Star Poker and Unibet.


Win Cake: The Age of Fast Folding Poker has Arrived

Posted on November 8, 2013

The age of fast folding poker has finally arrived at Win Cake too: grind-junkies can now fold hands as soon as they pick them up and realize they don’t like them, then move instantly to a new table an get dealt into a new hand, picking up new pocket cards.

The advantages of fast folding poker are obvious and they have been documented countless times: there’s more action, there’s no downtime, one can’t make reads on opponents, but at the end of the day, no one can read anyone else either. Multi tabling is easy, and redeeming bonuses/piling up rakeback becomes a cinch at the fast folding poker tables.

What’s quite probably even more important for Win Cake’s players though is the fact that the site decided to celebrate the launch of fast folding poker by giving re-depositors a 100% “FastFold” bonus, and through it, an instant reason to hit the new tables.


Lock Poker: Revolution Network Divorce Getting Messy

Posted on November 5, 2013

Lock Poker’s break with the Revolution Gaming Network seemed like a fairly clean and square strategic move on the part of the operation, but things quickly degenerated into a full-blown brawl. After Lock Poker had officially left the network, Revolution apparently put up an announcement claiming that they had been the ones who terminated the contract, and they automatically redirected Lock Poker players trying to log into their accounts to Pure Poker.

Lock Poker naturally took offense to the move and they had the announcement taken down. They’ve also since filed a complaint with the licensing and regulating authority behind the Revolution Network, claiming that Revolution were aiming to harm their business intentionally, re-directing their traffic to an unlicensed poker operator.

Lock Poker have also released a statement clarifying that Pure Poker has no Lock Poker player account data, it has no relationship with Lock Poker and that the new proprietary Lock Poker software can ONLY be downloaded at lockpoker.eu.


Lock Poker: Launches Own Platform, Leaves Revolution

Posted on October 30, 2013

Lock Poker, the site best known for its generous 36% rakeback deal, for the US traffic it continues to accept and lately, for the incredibly long cash-out periods, has finally made a move, in the right direction – we hope.

The site has hired a third-party software developer and it has moved onto its own online poker platform. The new software offers timed tournaments, re-entry tournaments as well as a handy heads-up re-match feature. Lock Poker's new software must be downloaded at lockpoker.eu. To migrate your existing account to the new software, please visit https://migrate.lockpoker.eu/.

The Lock Poker rakeback deal will continue, and player balances have already been transferred to the new client seamlessly. USA players will be accepted as well.

According to the press release Lock Poker made public in the wake of their move, they decided against the network model, terminating their contract, because of the numerous and ongoing contract breaches on the part of the operator. Lock Poker moved to the Cake Network in 2012. Their cash-out processing quickly degraded afterwards. Whether or not cash-outs will improve remains to be seen. According to Lock Poker’s Shane Bridges, a new cashier has already been rolled out.


Betsafe (MG): Blazing Cannon Set to Revolutionize Blaze Poker

Posted on October 2, 2013

Every now and then, an innovation comes along in online poker that has the whole community abuzz at least for a while. Some of these innovations – like the introduction of fast folding poker – have been truly revolutionary. Others – like Betsafe.com’s Blazing Cannon – are meant to breathe new life into previous innovations the novelty factor of which has long worn out.

The “Blazing Cannon” feature recently introduced by Betsafe for their Blaze Poker tables is essentially a side-game. Those who win pots at certain stakes will have a cannon fuse burn down closer to ignition. Once the fuse burns down completely, the mini game is launched. In it, the player uses a cannon to hit a house of cards. Knocking down gold suits will give players a bonus which ranges from €1 to €100. There are no limits on the number of Blazing Cannon bonuses one can secure.

One of the reasons why site officials saw it fit to introduce the game was to loosen up their fast folding poker games, and in that respect, they have indeed been successful. Player liquidity increased radically at the Blaze Poker tables as well.

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Betfair: New Tournament Hub Launched

Posted on October 1, 2013

Betfair Poker have launched a new tournament hub which will list tournament offerings such as the Betfair Bonanza freeroll, VIP Club loyalty Freerolls, and Jackpot SNG’s.

The tournament hub is accessible directly at the Betfair Poker website, which looks a lot like an actual tournament lobby: it offers information on the number of active tournaments, and on the number of players involved in the action as well as various details on the individual events. The section also offers access to Betfair’s VIP Club Bonanza, which makes it possible for players to convert their VPPs into Betfair merchandise and online tournament tokens.

The VIP Club Tournaments offer a number of freerolls and VPP buy-in events, giving away $19K in guaranteed prizes every month.

Last, but not least, the SnG Jackpot tournaments give players the chance to take down massive prizes for a little extra money on the side of the buy-in. The Jackpot SnGs feature 4 categories: the Maui jackpot is worth $15?, the Fort Knox one $50K, the Dirty Dozen $2K and the Rio jackpot: $30K.

Join Betfair Poker today and get up to 50% cashback through the Betfair Poker Club! 


Poker Heaven: New Mobile Apps Launched

Posted on September 26, 2013

Poker Heaven have finally fallen into line, adopting the latest trend of reaching out to potential mobile customers while expanding the options of their existing regular players through mobile apps. The mobile apps offered by Poker Heaven for iPads, iPhones and Android-based devices will make it possible for their existing players to play more and to play anywhere at any time of the day, while getting new customers into the fold, who are only interested in the mobile facet of the operation.

The installation of both available apps is fast and straightforward, as it basically comes down to accessing a special mobile-optimized page of their site and downloading the right app. Existing players will be able to use their current login/password combination to play through the mobile apps.


888Poker: $88 FREE New Player Bonus

Posted on September 25, 2013

The $88 FREE Bonus offer is only for new registering players from the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Greece, Netherlands, South Africa, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Lebanon, Japan, Kuwait, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, Finland, Brazil, Russia, Slovenia, Singapore, Hungary, India, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia and Argentina.

To activate the $88 Bonus, you need to download the 888poker client and open a new user account. You will receive an email asking you to verify your email address. After you click on the link provided in the email, your $88 FREE Bonus will be activated.

Dates of Promotion: Ongoing 

Eligibility: NEW players signing up at 888Poker for the first time.

Bonus Distribution: 
- $2 immediate in cash, $6 in tournament tickets

- $80 in pending bonus

Note: Players from Australia and Canada cannot claim the $88 FREE Bonus from any iOS device.

Sign up at 888Poker and receive the $88 FREE Bonus now.

888Poker is giving away $88 FREE and an official T-shirt package for newly registered players from Australia, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and New Zealand. Just make your first deposit of $10 or more in the 888Poker Cashier with a special code 888SHIRT. Your T-Shirt will be delivered within 60 days and the delivery is FREE of charge.

* Players from UK are eligible for £12 Bonus.



NETWORK: The Beast Split into Two

Posted on September 25, 2013

According to recent Black Chip Poker and Americas Cardroom press releases, the popular Beast race of the Winning Network, which used to be a month-long affair, has been split into 2 two-week parts, to allow more players to make the winners’ circle. The first race will run from the 1st - 15th and the second from the 16th - end of month.

In addition to the race-related suspense, there will be 2 Beast tournaments on the second and on the last weekend of each month AND a 100% up to $200 reload bonus code "EASY200" which can be redeemed 2 days before and 2 days after the start of the first race. Reinforce your bankroll with additional reload bonus which will be introduced before the beginning of each race.  According to Black Chip Poker officials, the new format will level the playing field, giving casual players – who are only able to put in shorter periods of grinding - the chance to compete too.

The cash payments for the winners of The Beast will land in their real money accounts on the 5th and the 20th of each month. The Beast has thus far awarded about $2 million in prizes over its existence.

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William Hill: Reward of the Month and VIP Freerolls

Posted on September 18, 2013

William Hill have already given away plenty of rewards to winning players including: FREE iPad, Exclusive VIP Bonus, Exclusive Monthly Points Chase, €30,000 Caribbean Race and much more. William Hill also awards players with Reward of the Month Freerolls and VIP freeroll tournaments.

All Reward of the Month freerolls can be found under William Hill Exclusive > WH VIP Exclusive tab in the software:

FreerollPayoutDate/Time (UK)
Reward of the month VIP 2+ 1st – 5th win a token to the “Friday $40,000 Gtd R/A” ($109 in value each) Every 4th of the month @ 20:00
Reward of the month VIP 4+ 1st – 5th place win a token entry to "$200,000 Sunday Special" Tournament ($215 in value each) Every 5th of the month @ 20:00
Reward of the month VIP 6+ 1st place wins a $2,500 CASH PRIZE 2nd – 5th place win a token entry to Sunday’s “$200,000 Sunday Special” Tournament ($215 in value each) Every 6th of the month @ 20:00

Exclusive VIP freeroll tournaments are available every month. Find details for each freeroll, including information about which VIP Level you need to be in order to qualify:

VIP FreerollDateTimeVIP Level
Weekly $250 VIP 2+ Mondays 20:00 (UK) Level 2+
Weekly $500 VIP 4+ Tuesdays 20:00 (UK) Level 4+
Weekly $1,000 VIP 6+ Wednesdays 20:00 (UK) Level 6+
Monthly $5,000 VIP 4+ Last Sunday of the month 20:00 (UK) Level 4+


NETWORK: Major WPN Software Update

Posted on September 12, 2013

As various major online poker operators go about massively overhauling their software, the smaller operators need to take steps to keep up as well. The Winning Poker Network has just announced an update to its software, through which several new and interesting features have been introduced.

One of these new features is the On Demand Tournament addition, which does indeed offer poker tournament action an entirely new dimension. On Demand Tournaments represent the merger of SNGs and MTTs in the sense that they feature a set number of available seats, which – once filled up – trigger the start of the action. When the action kicks off, so does a late registration period. The number of available On Demand seats is the most interesting variable in the equation.

Another interesting new feature is the Preferred Seating one, which allows players to set preferred seats and the software will automatically seat them in that position every time. This feature can be activated from the table options menu. Its main purpose – besides making the action more enjoyable for players – is to aid with multi-tabling.


Yachting Poker: Up to 65% Rakeback

Posted on September 10, 2013

At Yachting Poker every player receives 30% rakeback payment on all rake paid at cash tables and fees paid in tourneys and SnGs. There are no minimum play requirements, no need to reach a VIP level, and you don't have to claim or opt-in to receive your rakeback payment! Your 30% rakeback payment is automatically paid to your player account every Thursday at 14:00 CET without any staking restrictions or requirements.

Earning a bonus, spending PPPs, making a withdrawal or playing in freerolls will not affect your rakeback, because NO DEDUCTIONS will be made from your rakeback amount for any other activity on Yachting Poker.

When you exchange your Poker Player Points (PPPs) to Tournament Tokens or Cash Bonuses this will increase your effective rate of rakeback by 8% - 15%. Feel free to use the PPP Converter from the top menu in the main Poker Lobby window. When a conversion is selected and confirmed, the Cash Bonus will be credited to the available balance. The Cash Bonus must then be cleared by playing through a required amount of PPPs before it can be withdrawn.

Yachting Poker offers you a 200% up to €1,200 first deposit bonus and entry into exclusive freerolls. You will earn additional 20% rakeback by clearing bonuses.

ON JANAURY 29, 2014 YACHTING POKER MOVED TO A NEW POKER NETWORK. AS A RESULT RAKEBACK WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE. Every Player who logs in to Yachting Poker will get a €250 pending bonus added to their account and a 200% First Deposit Bonus up to €1,200.



888Poker: MTTs Now Accessible From Mobile

Posted on August 21, 2013

888Poker’s mobile app only allowed players to hit the real money cash game and SnG tables for a while, but now, their new app has introduced MTTs to the lineup as well. No longer will iPhone and Android users miss out on the juicy tournament action, just because of the nature of the platforms they use. They will now be able to join the MTT party through the Scheduled Tournaments Tab.

In order to celebrate the move which will definitely add to the number of players using their mobile devices to play at 888Poker, the site has launched a no-deposit $50K Freeroll promotion, through which mobile users can truly put the new functionality to the test.


Red Star Poker: Moving to Microgaming Network

Posted on August 21, 2013

On August 20, Red Star Poker has moved from the Revolution Network to the Microgaming Poker Network, aiming to increase its cash game traffic and the number and scale of its promotions.

Players will have to manually download the new software from https://www.redstarpoker.com/download and while all the login/nickname information will remain un-altered, those whose nicknames already exist on MPN will be prompted to change them.

A number of special promotions will be offered to ease players into the new flow of affairs and to celebrate the move. For logging into their MPN Red Star Poker accounts for the first time, players will receive a $50 NO deposit bonus, which will land in their real money accounts $1 at a time, transferred every time they accumulate 50 FPPs.

The 200% up to $1,000 match bonus is also part of the new promotional package.

New loyalty levels will be introduced and Red Star Poker players will start out on the highest, Platinum level, which means they will pick up 30% rakeback on the action they generate, transferred to their accounts every Monday.


Win Cake: Cake Poker Rebranded to WinCake

Posted on August 5, 2013

Cake Poker have decided that the time was right for a radical change in their branding approach, so they re-branded their operation WinCake and they’ve moved the whole thing to a new URL: www.wincake.com.

As far as the players are concerned, nothing has really changed. The game offering remains the same with a few expansions here and there. Player balances remain the same as well and so do the promotion- and rewards systems.

Among the novelties introduced through the re-branding process are browser-based gaming (various casino games available directly from one’s browser), FPPs for casino play, sports betting and new and more generous casino jackpots. As far as poker play is concerned, players will hardly notice the transition.


NETWORK: Software Updated

Posted on July 18, 2013

Americas Cardroom, Black Chip Poker and True Poker have listened to their players’ feedback over the years and the time to put all those tips to use has apparently come. They overhauled its software big time: new cash game filters have been added to make it easier for players to locate the games they’re looking for. The tables have been re-designed and now they feature fresh animations and notifications. The sit-out option has been overhauled as well, together with the MTT and SnG tournament lobbies.

The promotions tabs have been moved and tournament navigation has been made a lot easier. Active player and waiting player lists have been merged and can now be accessed directly from the main lobby.

Everything accounted for, the overhaul is indeed a major one and besides Americas Cardroom, it affects True Poker and Black Chip Poker as well.


888Poker: FREE £12/$8 No Deposit and 888Poker T-Shirt

Posted on July 8, 2013

UK Players Only
New registering players at 888Poker will receive a £12 FREE bonus without a cash deposit and an official 888Poker t-shirt with deposit of at least £5. After registration with 888Poker, you have 14 days to claim your £12FREE + T-Shirt package before it expires. The FREE £12 bonus is distributed, as follows:  

- New players who create a new account using PC, Android, iPhone, Mac or Instant Play No-Download browser version will receive the £12 FREE Bonus which includes $2 in real money and $18 worth of tournament tickets - 2 tickets for $1 buy-in tournaments, 3 tickets for $3 buy-in tournaments or 1 ticket for $7 buy-in tournament.

- New players who create a new account using the mobile application, such as iPad, will receive the £5 FREE bonus which includes $8 in real money. In addition they will also receive £7 of tournament tickets only available on the full PC or Mac version - 3 x $1 buy-in tournaments, 3 x $3 buy-in tournaments.

- New players are entitled to a 888Poker T-Shirt upon making their first deposit, new eligible members are entitled to an 888poker T-Shirt.

Canada, Australia and Russia Players Only
New registering players at 888Poker will receive a $8 FREE bonus on registration without a cash deposit.

Players from Other Countries
New registering players from eligible countries will receive an $8 FREE, as follows: 
- $2 in real money will be credited directly to your poker account.
- $6 worth of tournament tickets will be issued to use - 6 tickets for $1 buy-in tournaments. 

Eligible countries for $8 bonus: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Greece, Netherlands, South Africa, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Lebanon, Japan, Kuwait, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, Finland, Brazil, Russia, Slovenia, Singapore, Hungary, India and Poland.


Betfair: 200% up to $2,000 Welcome Offer

Posted on July 1, 2013

To activate your new player bonus, you need to make a deposit into your Betfair poker wallet when entering the New Betfair Poker Room the very first time. Your available bonus amount will be 200% of your first deposit. For example, if you deposit $100, you will have a $200 bonus available to clear. The maximum available 1st deposit bonus is $2,000.

200% up to $2,000 First Deposit Bonus:
- Bonus is claimed by earning VIP Poker Points (VPPs).
- Bonus is released in 5 chunks for every 335 VPPs earned.
- To clear the maximum bonus, you must generate 134,000 VPPs.
- Track your VPPs in the bonus section in the poker client.
- Bonus is valid for 3 months.

As a new player you are also eligible to receive the following benefits:
4 Exclusive Welcome Freerolls with a combined prizepool of $4,000 every Friday @ 20:15 CET.
- FREE £5 Mini Games Bet on any of the Poker Mini Games accessed via the Casino Games tab in the Poker lobby.
- $20,000 - Daily Bankroll Boosters
- Money Matrix - Up to $4,000 Added

$10 FREE Tokens Instantly No Deposit
- Enter code FREE10

Register now and receive a $10 FREE No Deposit and 200% up to $2,000 Welcome Offer. 


Red Star Poker: Eight Birthday Celebration on June 30

Posted on June 30, 2013

June 30 is a special day for Red Star Poker: It’s their 8th anniversary and they intend to make it memorable for all their players by featuring a bunch of special anniversary promotions.

For starters, existing Red Star Poker players receive a 100% match deal on their new deposits, up to a maximum of $500. On top of the bonus, players will also receive 8 Gold Chips for tournament access and a ticket to the $888 Red Star Poker anniversary freeroll.

Red Star Casino gets in on the celebration as well: It offers its players free spins, while at Red Star Sports, players will get a $8 FREE bet.

The above said $888 Happy Birthday freeroll will not be the only anniversary freeroll offered by the site: There will be 8 freerolls offering $88 prize-pools each. During July, there will be a lottery held at Red Star as well, which offers prizes out of a pool of $25K. There will be all sorts of gadgets given away as well as 90 cash prizes.

It has never been more worthwhile to play at Red Star poker than it is right now!


Poker Heaven: $70,000 OnGame Races and $20,000 Boss

Posted on June 29, 2013

In July, there will be tons of extra value offered at Poker Heaven and Heaven Bet, across both the OnGame and the Boss networks. At Poker Heaven, players will be able to take part in two rake races, each of which offers a prizepool of $10k. The first of these races kicks off on July 2nd and it lasts till July 11, while the second kicks off on the 22nd and wraps up on 31st. This rake race will be available for OnGame players as well as for those on the Boss Network.

Meanwhile, on the OnGame network only, there’s a $50k rake race running as well, bringing the total available prize-pool for July to an impressive $70k. In the $50k rake race, an impressive number of 230 players will be rewarded with cash prizes and the winner will take home a $5k chunk. On top of the above said rake races, there are other added-value promotions running as well, like the €12k Summer Freeroll Series and the $10k Strobe Boost.

All these promotions are compatible with the $5,000 July Exclusive Rake Race, the sign-up bonuses and rakeback deals we offer (30% on Boss and up to 40% on OnGame).


InterPoker: Interpoker are Back and better than Ever

Posted on June 11, 2013

InterPoker have moved to the OnGame network a short while ago and now their site has been re-launched, featuring a re-designed look, live event qualifiers, bigger network-wide tournaments and Strobe Poker, OnGame’s take on fast folding poker.

To celebrate their re-birth on OnGame, InterPoker have tossed a few interesting promotions into the mix as well. Let’s not forget that InterPoker’s players are also eligible for a 40% valueback deal.

Register an account today and receive your valueback deal.


Full Tilt: First Deposit Welcome Package

Posted on June 11, 2013

All new players who make their first deposit at Full Tilt Poker can opt in to receive:

- Welcome Package, including a 100% up to $600 First Deposit Bonus.
- A FREE tournament ticket worth $2.25 with which you can register for any New to the Game SnG tournament.
- 10 FREE tickets for $50K First Deposit Freeroll Series each Sunday @ 6 ET and 14:30 ET.

In order to take advantage of the First Deposit Welcome Package you need to opt in via your My First Deposit Welcome Package page by clicking on the red Cashier button > My Promotions.


Bovada: $100K New Player Qualifier

Posted on May 29, 2013

New Bovada players will receive invitations to six (6) exclusive qualifiers for the Sunday $100,000 GTD. 

How to get Invited:
1. Download the Bovada Poker software and create your account.
2. Make your first deposit. You will also receive 100% up to $1,000 welcome bonus.
3. Play and earn Poker Points.

Tournament Information
Tournament Name: $100K New Player Qualifier
Buy-in: FREE
- 1st Place: $150 + $12 ticket for the $100,000 GTD on Sunday @ 4 PM ET;
- 2nd Place: -10th places win a $16 + $1 ticket in any $100K Semifinal
Max Players: 1,000 per tournament
Registration: 48 hours prior to start
Start Times: Tue & Thur @ 8:35 PM ET, Sat @ 3:05 PM ET

Register at Bovada and start playing now. 



Full Tilt: FTP Re-added to Our Deals Section

Posted on May 29, 2013

We’ve been looking forward to making this announcement seemingly forever: Full Tilt Poker has been added to our deals section now and players can sign up to the re-launched, PokerStars-owned Full Tilt Poker, taking advantage of a superb welcome package currently pushed by the site.

Those who register now will get a bunch of ring game, SNG and MTT tickets that represent a total value of more than $10. What’s more, they don’t even have to make an actual deposit to secure this new player package. All these tickets can be used at Full Tilt Poker’s New to the Game tables. The cash game ones expire in 7 days while the tournament tickets expire within a month.

Of course, new depositors will also collect a 100% match bonus on their first deposits, up to a maximum of $600. The time has never been as right as it is now to sign up to Full Tilt Poker!


Poker Heaven: Two-network Operator

Posted on May 23, 2013

Poker Heaven has been around since 2005, and during its existence, it went through quite a few evolutionary iterations. The latest move on the part of the operator is to give players the ability to play at two separate online poker rooms hosted by two different networks, under the same online poker account. The two rooms are Poker Heaven and Heaven Bet and the networks are OnGame and SpieloG2.

The move will allow Poker Heaven players to enjoy a wider range of promotions and to do battle against a larger and more diverse player-base.

Players can actually secure welcome bonuses at both online poker rooms, so the deal is one definitely worth checking out. Poker Heaven players will also be able to use the same account for placing sports wagers at Heaven Bet


Heaven Bet: 1 Account - 2 Poker Rooms

Posted on May 23, 2013

Poker Heaven has been around since 2005, and during its existence, it went through quite a few evolutionary iterations. The latest move on the part of the operator is to give players the ability to play at two separate online poker rooms hosted by two different networks, under the same online poker account. The two rooms are Poker Heaven and Heaven Bet and the networks are OnGame and SpieloG2.

The move will allow Poker Heaven players to enjoy a wider range of promotions and to do battle against a larger and more diverse player-base.

Players can actually secure welcome bonuses at both online poker rooms, so the deal is one definitely worth checking out. Poker Heaven players will also be able to use the same account for placing sports wagers at Heaven Bet.


888Poker: Spring Updates Abound

Posted on May 21, 2013

888Poker have introduced quite an impressive set of novelties and improvements this spring. For starters, players will get an email confirmation every time 888Poker sends them money in any shape or form, which means they should check and update their email information to make sure they are indeed in the position to take advantage of this new feature.

In addition to that, those using the 888 Mobile client will be given a $/£/€5 FREE bet which is guaranteed not to lose. The site has also introduced Russian language support, which means that promotions, news and various other site features will henceforth be available in Russian as well.

Spanish players are welcome to take part in the Super Series, a tournament series which offers prizes out of a guaranteed pool of €300K.


Bwin Poker: Bwin Poker Added to Our Rakeback Deals Section

Posted on May 10, 2013

Bwin Poker is the poker side of one of the biggest and most trustworthy European sports betting operators. Bwin are well known backers of problem gambling prevention as they’re one of the few online gaming companies which have actually dedicated funds to research in this respect.

The site offers plentiful and loose competition, and an excellent selection of promotions. All this, coupled with the loyalty deal we offer makes it an excellent destination for non-US players.


TargetPoker: PokerInVenice.com Has Acquired PokerXe.com

Posted on May 7, 2013

As of May 7, 2013 PokerXe.com is no longer in service. PokerXe was a white label offered by PivGame LTD, a company registered and licensed for remote gaming under the laws of Malta.
All funds and accounts have always been kept by PivGame LTD as required by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta. With the effect of today PokerXE will transfer to www.pokerinvenice.com – www.targetpoker.eu.


Betfair: 200% up to $2,000 New Customer Bonus

Posted on April 28, 2013

The 200% up to $2,000 is automatic bonus for all new depositing players.

How Does it Work?
- Register an account, log in, apply for Betfair and download the New Betfair Poker. 
- Deposit and play. 
- You’ll be awarded 20 VPP’s for every $1 of rake paid or for every $1 in tournament fees paid.
- Your bonus amount will be 200% of your first deposit up to $2,000.
- You have 90 days from creating your New Betfair Poker nickname to claim as much of your bonus as possible.

How to Track Your Bonus?  Track the bonus in My Account section in the Betfair Poker Client.

$1,000 Welcome Freeroll Tickets: All first time depositors will receive 4 FREE tournament tokens to weekly $1,000 Welcome Freerolls 30 days from the date of first deposit. 


888Poker: More Countries Eligible for $8 FREE No Deposit Bonus

Posted on April 25, 2013

888poker has extended the Android app $8 FREE registration bonus to Russia, Hungary, Brazil and India.

Players from the following countries may receive the bonus from PC and Mobile: United Kingdom, Cyprus, Sweden, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxemburg, Finland, Canada, Greece, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Malta, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, Slovenia, Austria, Singapore and Norway. The new countires added to the list are Brazil, Russia, Hungary, India and Poland.

The $8 FREE bonus is only valid for players who do not already have an existing or previous 888poker account.


Slowbet: Slowbet Poker Launched

Posted on April 17, 2013

Slowbet Poker is a recently launched online poker operation, the newest member of the Revolution Gaming network. The promotions offered by the new site are the same as everywhere on the network. Those interested in taking advantage of the loyalty deals (and we expect most players visiting this site are indeed of that breed) will be glad to know that they can collect Gold Chips at Slowbet Poker too, by generating FPPs through ream money cash and tournament play.

Gold Chips can be traded in for cash or they can be used to buy into tournaments.

Sign-up now for your 100% up to $600 welcome bonus and 36% rakeback


InterPoker: InterPoker Moving to OnGame

Posted on April 2, 2013

InterPoker (Boss Media) have announced that they would move to the OnGame network come the end of April. The move is a definite upgrade for the poker room, which leaves the IPN network for OnGame which offers more liquidity in addition to its recently introduced fast folding poker variant: Strobe Poker.

The move won’t really affect players in a perceptible way: their usernames will remain the same and they will automatically become members of the OnGame player pool. InterPoker players may be prompted to change their passwords upon completion of the move though. Once the move is complete, InterPoker players will automatically become the beneficiaries of OnGame’s Instant Reward scheme.


Bodog: $100K New Player Qualifier Tournaments

Posted on March 27, 2013

New Bodog players will receive invitations to 6-exclusive qualifiers for the Sunday $100,000 GTD.

How to get invited:

1. Download the Bodog Poker software and create your account.
2. Make your first deposit. You will also receive 100% up to $1,000 welcome bonus.
3. Play and earn Poker Points.

Tournament Information

Tournament Name: $100K New Player Qualifier
Buy-in: FREE
Payouts: 1st place wins a $162 ticket for the $100,000 GTD on Sunday @ 4 PM ET; 2nd-10th places win a $17 ticket in any $100K Semi-Finals.
Max Players: 1,000
Registration: 48 hours prior to tournament
Start Times: Tue & Thur @ 8:35 PM ET, Sat @ 3:05 PM ET


Bodog: $15,000 Poker Points Freerolls Every Month

Posted on March 27, 2013

(Updated November 21, 2013)

Use your Poker Points to score a share of $5,000 every week with the Weekly $5K PTS Freeroll Tournaments.

That’s $20,000 every month, so have a look at the tournament times and check the Bovada lobby for registration times.

$5,000 PTS Freeroll Qualifier – 200 PTS buy-in.
Run daily @ 5:10 PM ET.
The top 15 win a ticket for the weekly $5,000 PTS Freeroll Tournament.

$5,000 PTS Freeroll Qualifier (Turbo)
 – 25 PTS buy-in.
Run daily @ 11:10 PM ET.
The top 15 win a ticket for the weekly $5,000 PTS Freeroll Tournament.

$5,000 PTS Freeroll
 – 1,000 PTS buy-in or use a tournament ticket won in the qualifiers above.
Run every other Saturday of every month @ 2:20 PM ET.
Top 20% of the field gets paid with the winner receiving $667.

$5,000 PTS Freeroll (Turbo)
 – 1,000 PTS buy-in or use a tournament ticket won in the qualifiers above.
Run every other Thursday of every month @ 9:20 PM ET.
Top 20% of the field gets paid with the winner receiving $667.


Black Chip Poker: 4 Seats GTD Depositor Freeroll

Posted on March 27, 2013

By making your first deposit at Black Chip Poker, you will receive 100% up to $1,000 bonus and you will be entered into all Depositors Freerolls that will guarantee 4 seats to the Black Chip Poker $200K GTD Tournament.

Freeroll Schedule: 

DayTime (ET)NamePrize
Saturday, March 30 12:00 PM Depositors Freeroll- $200K GTD-4 Seats 4 Seats to the $200K GTD on April 7


PokerStars: 2013 SCOOP Schedule Published

Posted on March 27, 2013

On Monday, PokerStars have published their upcoming 2013 SCOOP schedule, which now includes a total of 42 events. Each one of the events is available in low, medium and high buy-in variants.

The Main Event is scheduled for May 26, 2013. The currently published schedule is a final one.



Unibet: Six €500 No Deposit New Player Freerolls

Posted on March 27, 2013

Register an account with Unibet via RakeMeBack, download the client and log in and you will be invited for the next 6-€500 Freerolls and 6-€500 Added Tournaments worth a total of €6,000.

500 New Player Freeroll – 6 Weeks
New Unibet players and invited to an exclusive €500 New Player Freeroll every Wednesday @ 19:30 CET. You will receive six invites after you have first registered. NO Deposit is required.

€500 Added New Player Turbo – 6 Weeks
New players can also play in an exclusive €500 Added New Player Turbo @ 22:00 CET every Wednesday for a buy-in of €1+€0.10. You will receive six chances to enter this tournament and take home your share of €3,000. Deposit is required.

Both tournaments can be found under “Tournaments” > “Freerolls” and the buy-in tournament also under “Special”.


Betfair: $2,000 Bankroll Kickstarter Bonus

Posted on March 25, 2013

The $2,000 Kickstarter bonus is an automatic bonus for all players migrating from OnGame to iPoker.

When you generate rake or pay a tournament fee you will generate VIP Poker Points (VPP's). As you hit specific VPP's targets, your $2,000 bonus will be released to in chunks of cash up to $2,000.

How It Works:
- Download New Betfair Poker, create new nickname and deposit funds.
- As you achieve VPP's targets your $2,000 bonus will be released in "chunks" up to $2,000.
- Once activated, you will have until April 30, 2013 to clear your bonus.


Terminal Poker: Poker Classic Launched

Posted on March 18, 2013

Terminal Poker have just announced the launch of their online poker room, Poker Classic.

While Terminal Poker’s other site, Speed Poker is powered by Instadeal, Poker Classic is powered by Revolution. Players who already enjoy the benefits of a rakeback deal on Instadeal will automatically get a rake rebate deal on Revolution as well. The only difference between the two rakeback deals is that while they both feature weekly payments, Instadeal pays on Tuesdays, while Revolution pays on Thursdays.

The sign-up bonus deal offered by both Terminal Poker sites is a 200% match deal up to a maximum of €400.


PKR: PKR Going Mobile

Posted on March 15, 2013

Like most of their competitors, PKR have finally made the move to mobile. The potential of the mobile online poker market is undeniable indeed, but unlike other online poker operators whose software was relatively easy to adapt to mobile, PKR found it a tad more difficult to transfer their bulky and intricate software.

They now have a fully functional iPhone and iPad app though, which hasn’t lost any of the luster of the original, and through which players can now access the real money tables. 


PokerStars: MicroMillions 4 Drawing Near

Posted on March 6, 2013

The 4th edition of PokerStars’ immensely popular micro buy-in tournament series is just around the corner, and the numbers about it are indeed looking good: the MicroMillions 4 will feature 100 events, to some of which players will be able to buy-in for as little as $0.11. Zoom Poker tournaments will be offered for the first time. The Main Event features a $22 buy-in and the Series will offer guaranteed prizes totaling a staggering $5 million.

The MicroMillions 4 kicks off on March 14 and it lasts for 10 days, wrapping up on March 24. The time for micro-stakes players to hit the real money tables at PokerStars has never been more favorable. Players who sign up to play in the MicroMillions will enjoy a special bonus deal.


William Hill-VIP: Playtech Acquired by William Hill

Posted on March 1, 2013

William Hill have just ironed out a deal for the acquisition of online poker services and technology provider Playtech, the company behind the iPoker network. The £424 million deal is pending the approval of William Hill shareholders, and it’s scheduled to be finalized before the end of April 2013.

The move marks the second major acquisition of the quarter for William Hill which has been pushing its online presence in a rather aggressive manner lately. The funds for the acquisition will be raised from a rights issue as well as from William Hill’s 2012 Bridge Credit Facility.


partypoker: $100,000 Worth of Freerolls Every Month

Posted on February 25, 2013

PartyPoker offers over $20,000 in freeroll prizepools every week.

$1.5K New Player Freeroll:
    Date of Promotion: Every Saturday @ 14:00 ET
    Event: No-Limit Hold'em
    How to Register: "Freerolls" tab > "$1,500 New Player Freeroll" to register.
    Maximum Seats: 5,000 players
    Eligibility: Only with first deposit made within 60 days before the start of the tournament.

Country-specific Freerolls:

Time (ET)DayTournament NamePrizepoolEligible Countries
7:00 Every Day Asia Pacific 50 Seat Frenzy Freeroll Qualifier $150 Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Vietnam and South Africa
9:30 Every Day Eastern European 50 Seat Frenzy Freeroll Qualifier $150 Azerbaijan, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine
9:30 Every Day Western European 50 Seat Frenzy Freeroll Qualifier $150 Austria, Belgium, Greece, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland
11:30 Every Day Nordic 50 Seat Frenzy Freeroll Qualifier $150 Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Aland Islands, Greenland, and Sweden
12:30 Every Day German 50 Seat Frenzy Freeroll Qualifier $150 Germany
13:00 Every Day UK and Ireland 50 Seat Frenzy Freeroll Qualifier $150 England, Nth. Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Republic of Ireland
19:30 Every Day Americas 50 Seat Frenzy Freeroll Qualifier $150 Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela


PokerStars: Milestone Hands - 95 Billionth Hand

Posted on February 21, 2013

PokerStars promotion series of the Road To 100 Billion will soon reach another milestone when they deal their 95 Billionth hand.

Those PokerStar players dealt into the 95 Billionth Hand (Hand number 95,000,000,000) will win at least $10,000 and depending on your previous play it could be much more. Players dealt into each Millionth hand will also win cash prizes determined on how many VPP's you have accumulated at that table before the Milestone Hand was dealt.

Zoom Poker hands will not count for this promotion.

If you do not have a PokerStars account then sign up now and you can earn up to 74% cashback and FREE $20 First Deposit Bonus.


Pokerkings: PokerKings Closing Down

Posted on February 19, 2013

PokerKings, based on the Boss Media network has announced that it is closing down at the end of February. PokerKings players are advised to withdraw their player funds before the 28th February using their last method of deposit.

If you have any issues or concerns please contact [email protected] and they will assist you in any matters.

RakeMeBack players who wish to continue playing on the same network and enjoy 30% rakeback, can sign up with the following sites and also claim your 200% up to €1,000 Welcome Bonus:

Fortune Poker
Poker Heaven


No Pro Poker: Enet's NO CAP Tables

Posted on February 18, 2013

The special NO CAP on the rake (max €100) tables can be found in the No Pro Poker lobby, and are your way to get to play against all the sportsbook players within Enet.

Sign-up and join the NO CAP tables to play the softest games on the internet.


Full Tilt Poker-OLD: FullTiltPoker.eu Launched

Posted on February 14, 2013

Even though the announcement regarding the launch of FullTiltpoker.EU was only made about a week ago, Full Tilt Poker swung into action on Monday, pausing its games for about 20 minutes in order to allow players from Luxembourg, Slovenia and Greece to be transferred to its new.EU site based in Malta.

According to Full Tilt Poker officials, most of the players from other European countries will be transferred to the new site as well in the near future. The significance of the move consists in the fact that by playing at a site based in the European Economic Area, some European players will be able to take home tax-free winnings.


Minted Poker: Poker Points System

Posted on February 13, 2013

The PokerPoints system allows you to keep track of clearing your bonuses, to track your position in rake races and to enter player point freerolls.

You will get 10 PokerPoints for every $1 that you contribute to the rake and 15 for every €1. PokerPoints are not awarded during normal tournament play, but you can get 1 PokerPoint for every $0.10 cents in tournament fees. For example, if you enter a $10/$1 tournament, you will get 10 PokerPoints; You will also earn 15 poker points for each €1 raked at the Euro tables.

The PokerPoints are non-redeemable, non-transferable, and have no real cash value. You can use them to enter PokerPoints Freerolls. Minted Poker has reserved three Freerolls every day exclusively for players who earn PokerPoins.


Minted Poker: FREE Extra Stuff

Posted on February 13, 2013

All new players have a choice of four sign-up and first deposit bonuses up to €500. As well as your chosen Minted Poker bonus you will also get 40% rakeback and FREE Extra stuff as soon as you make your first deposit:

- Entry to the $2,000 First Depositors Freerolls.

- $1,000 Super VIP PlayerPoint Freeroll on the last Saturday of every month.

- Freerolls every day.


PokerStars: PokerStars Launched on Facebook

Posted on February 7, 2013

PokerStars have launched their free-to-play online poker client on Facebook the other day, and while the platform is still in its beta stages only, it's already pretty clear that it will probably dominate free social poker in the future.

The client looks and feels just like the PokerStars.net play-money client and yes, it will offer access to the immensely popular Zoom Poker tables too. While the move is clearly only a small part of a much wider PokerStars effort to push the brand through various mediums, it is likely to deal a major blow to social gaming companies which have thus far dominated the niche.


Heaven Bet: $40,000 GSOP Giveaway

Posted on February 5, 2013

The $40,000 GSOP Giveaway promotion tournaments are running from 14th to 23rd February. Heaven Bet players can win their share of $40,000 worth of GSOP X (Grand Series Of Poker 10) tournament tickets in these fantastic value promotional tournaments.

Running twice a day with a variety of different Buy-ins ($1+$0.20, $3+$0.30, $5+$0.50) and prizepools look out for the $1,000 GSOP Giveaway and $3,000 GSOP Giveaway tournaments.


Lock Poker: International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) Satellites

Posted on February 5, 2013

The  International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) is a mixture of online then live tournaments with large estimated prize pools. The first ISPT will be taking part online then at Wembley Stadium London in May 2013. You can qualify through LockPoker ISPT satellites to the online starting days that will lead to the Main Event at Wembley Stadium.

ISPT Online Tournaments
1A: Sunday Feb 10th - 21:00 GMT
1B: Sunday March 10th - 21:00 GMT
1C: Sunday April 14th - 21:00 GMT
1D: Sunday May 5th - 21:00 GMT
1E: Sunday May 12th - 21:00 GMT
1F: Sunday May 19th - 21:00 GMT

LockPoker ISPT Satellites (every Sunday)
17:00 GMT - Super Satelitte $5 + 0.25
17:30 GMT - Super Satelitte $8 + 0.40
18:00 GMT - Super Satelitte $5 + 0.25
18:30 GMT - Super Satelitte $8 + 0.40
20:00 GMT - $40 + 4
21:00 GMT - $10 Rebuy


888Poker: $15,000 Daily Freerolls 24/7

Posted on February 5, 2013

888poker are running a special Freeroll promotion where you can take part in $15,000 worth of Daily Freerolls that run 24/7. New players that register can play these freerolls for 24 hours after they sign up. After this period if you make your first deposit then you will receive 48 more tournament tokens to play in the Freerolls 24/7 promotion. This promotion runs from February 6 - March 9.

New players to 888poker can claim £12/$8 FREE with no deposit when they sign up. 888poker offers its new players a 100% up to $600 sign up bonus as well as up to 36% cashback.


PokerStars: FREE $20 First Deposit Bonus

Posted on February 5, 2013

FREE $20 with PokerStars when you make your first deposit of $20 or more using bonus code "FREE20".

When you claim your FREE PokerStars $20 you will also be eligible to play in their 100K Privilege Freerolls. These freerolls conist of 4 x $1,000 freerolls per day over the course of 31 days.

Your 100K Privilege Freerolls ticket will be credited instantly, and your FREE $20 will be credited within 36 hours.

Register at PokerStars today and get FREE $20 plus you can play in as many as 124 tournaments in just one month.


Americas Cardroom: $7,500 Freeroll satellites into mOSS II

Posted on February 5, 2013

Americas Cardroom are running a series of $2,500 Freeroll satellites into mOSS II. All new depositor's will be able to play these Freerolls. If you already have an account with them and have deposited then if you reload your account you will be able to play in the next $2,500 Freeroll satellite. Click here for more details.

Sign-up now to start off with a 100% up to $1,000 welcome bonus, 27% rakeback and be entered into all $2,500 freerolls.

Americas Cardroom: New Depositor’s Freerolls active

In February, Americas Cardroom are launching new depositor's freerolls that will guarantee 25 seats to their $100K GTD Main event on the February 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM ET.

Sign-up now to start off with a 100% up to $1,000 welcome bonus and be entered into all $2,500 freerolls.


Heaven Bet: New Ongame Site and $2,500 Sign Up Bonus

Posted on February 1, 2013

Heaven Bet Poker is a new site launched on the Ongame Network and is backed by a very established and trusted online Poker company that is responsible for the Poker Channel and PokerHeaven on the Boss Media Network.

Heaven Bet Poker offer new players a huge 100% up to $2,500 Sign Up bonus as well as up to 40% cashback through their VIP Program.

From February 14th to 23rd 2013 Heaven Bet Poker are running the GSOP $40,000 Giveaway. These are TWO daily tournaments with Buy-ins of $1+20, $3+30 or $5+50 and have up to $3,000 added to the prize pool in Grand Series Of Poker (GSOP X) tournament tickets.

Sign up now for your up to $2,500 FDB and up to 40% cashback.


Terminal Poker: €5,000 Raked Hands Race Week

Posted on February 1, 2013

Terminal Poker has a €5,000 Raked Hands Race for next week and you could win up to €1,200 for first place!

On top of any winnings, you will receive 30% rakeback and with Terminal being a "Rush Poker" variant, you can play many hands per hour.

The GOLD Raked Hands Race has a prizepool of €5,000 with 35 places paid and runs from February 4 -10, 2013.

For more information please click here.

If you do not already have an account with Terminal Poker then login to your RakeMeBack account and sign up now. You can claim a 200% up to €400 Standard Deposit Bonus and also €20 FREE Upon First Deposit of €20 or More. This is on top of your weekly 30% rakeback as bonuses are not deducted.


NETWORK: Non Merge Rakeback Deals

Posted on January 31, 2013

The Merge Network are stopping all rakeback deals from the start of Febuary and all players will be transferred to their sites cashback scheme instead.

For all players including those from the USA we have alternative rakeback deals for you and some special Sign Up bonuses, reload bonuses and Rake Race promotions.

RakeMeBack have a special deal with Cake Poker, Juicy Stakes (accepts players from the US) and PowerPoker where all new players who sign up through us using the bonus code RMB4000 can claim a 200% up to $4000 bonus and receive daily or weekly 36% rakeback.

Existing players on those sites can use the bonus code RMB4000 to claim a reload bonus of 200% up to $4000.

We are also running a special Double Up on their $60,000 Rake Race Leaderboard prizes. Please follow the link to see how you can qualify and claim your prizes.

For players looking for rakeback deals you can sign up with the sites on the Winning Poker Network (27% rakeback with 100% up to $1,000 and accepts USA players) and Microgaming Network (30% rakeback).

We are also able to offer very good deals for the Enet Network sites of No Pro Poker and PokerXe.


NETWORK: Exclusive $60,000 Rake Race Double Cash Prizes

Posted on January 31, 2013

The Revolution Network are running a $60,000 Rake Race ($15,000 per week) and, for new players or those who have been inactive for over 3 months, will receive a double up of any Leaderboard prize money won in the first TWO weeks of the promotion.

From previous races if you rake around $100 you are likely to win a cash prize of $13 which, if you qualify for the above, would mean a payment of $26 plus your daily 36% rakeback and first place in a weeks race will win $1,250 which will be doubled up to $2,500!

RakeMeBack also have a special deal with Cake Poker, Juicy Stakes and PowerPoker where all new players who sign up through us using the bonus code RMB4000 can claim a 200% up to $4000 bonus and receive daily or weekly 36% rakeback.

Existing players on those sites can use the bonus code RMB4000 to claim a reload bonus of 200% up to $4000.


Betfair: 30% Extra on top of $60,000 Rake Race Cash Prizes

Posted on January 31, 2013

RakeMeBack players signed up with New Betfair (Ongame) will be able to claim a massive 30% top up of their $60,000 Rake Race cash prizes won during February in Betfairs $60,000 Natural Born Grinders Reloaded promotion.

The standard first place cash prize is $10,000 with second place getting $8,100 and the minimum cash prize on the leaderboard is $75. If you are a RakeMeBack player you would earn an extra 30% on top of that.

All New Players can claim a 200% up to $2,000 First Deposit Bonus. Existing Players can claim a $2,000 Kickstarter Bonus for this new Betfair Poker skin.


PokerStars: Rafael Nadal Wins First Poker Tournament

Posted on January 28, 2013

PokerStars’ Rafael Nadal has won his first online poker tournament at PokerStars.es the other day. The Spanish tennis star played in a €10 NL Holdem event, which he won, pocketing €152.4 for his efforts. A total of 47 players bought into the event and while the achievement isn’t a particularly overwhelming one, it is a start for Nadal, who – unlike Boris Becker – never really exhibited a peculiar knack for the game until now.

Nadal has been sidelined from tennis for 8 months and he has apparently decided to invest some of his downtime into poker. Join PokerStars now if you want to play against Nadal or if you just want to watch him play.


Betfair-OnGame: No Longer Accept New Customers from Certain Countries

Posted on January 28, 2013

Following their move to the iPoker network, Betfair have decided to withdraw from some of the international markets in which they had previously maintained a presence. Obviously, they will stop accepting new players from the countries in those international markets too.

In line with their new policy, it has become clear that the countries from which Betfair will continue to accept players are Australia, Hungary, Netherlands, UK, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Denmark and Ireland. The new site policy regarding new customers goes into effect on January 25, 2013.

Betfair have made it clear that they will continue to invest in regulated markets which offer sustainable growth and opportunities for the company.


PokerStars: PokerStars’ TCOOP – Massive Guaranteed Prizepools

Posted on January 24, 2013

PokerStars’ Turbo Championship of Online Poker is nearing its finish line, having made quite a handful of players richer. The online series offers no less than $15 million in guaranteed prizes, and by the looks of things, that number will be surpassed quite effortlessly.

The ROI in the TCOOP events is truly impressive. Several players have picked up 6-figure prizes, among them poker pro Paul Berende, who took down $105.9k in the $109 NL Holdem event.

Another 6-figure prize ended up in possession of a player known as “sirgenutz” who took down $127k in the $320 NL Holdem Knockout event. The bottom line: If you have a PokerStars account, you have to play in the TCOOP. There’s just too much value there to pass up.


Betfair-OnGame: Betfair’s Matt Mowlam on iPoker Move

Posted on January 24, 2013

The person who played a key role in Betfair’s move to the iPoker network was head of Betfair’s poker operations, Matt Mowlam. According to Mowlam, the move was a rather natural one in light of the fact that Betfair had long struck up a partnership with Playtech in regards to the online casino side of their operation. Mowlam has also confirmed in a recent interview that Betfair will indeed join iPoker’s top tier.

Mowlam also revealed that the new Betfair poker will offer a set of souped-up promotions, like the $2k Bankroll Kickstarter Bonus, which will be aimed at their existing players. The move will be a smooth one according to the Betfair exec, because the site will continue to exist on the Ongame network too for a while, giving players the possibility to choose the time when they want to make the move.


Pokerkings: 3 Billionth Hand Bonanza

Posted on January 24, 2013

Pokerkings is giving away up to €260,000 in cash prizes to celebrate the dealing of 3 BILLION hands.

You have to be dealt cards in one of Pokerking's bonus hands to win money, starting from hand 2,965,000,000 to the 3 billionth hand. The winner of the 3 billionth hand will win €10,000 and €5,000 split among the rest of the table.


NETWORK: Players Moving to VIP Rewards

Posted on January 24, 2013

From 1st Febuary all players who have a rakeback deal on the Merge Gaming Network will be transferred automatically to each sites VIP Rewards scheme, which is a Cashback loyalty scheme that offers up to 45% daily Cashback.

Players with rakeback deals are advised to spend their VIP points before the end of the month as their accounts will go to zero at the start of Febuary.

New players to AcedPoker and CarbonPoker can sign up for a massive 200% up to $5000 bonus and get up to 45% daily Cashback.

VIP Rewards


Betfair-OnGame: iPoker Migration

Posted on January 11, 2013

Betfair are migrating to the iPoker Network and for 6 months will be offering both iPoker and Ongame to its players.

New Betfair Poker will be available from 21st January for all players. The 'Old Betfair' poker client (Betfair Ongame) will only be available to players registered to it before 21st January.

New Betfair Poker will offer the full range of iPoker on its top tier and also give its players Speed Poker, a 'Fast Fold' poker variant like 'Zoom Poker'.

More details of any new sign up bonuses, the VIP scheme and any other news will be updated over the next week or two.


NETWORK: Players Migrated to Aced Poker

Posted on December 12, 2012

PDC Poker, one of the original brands on the Merge Network, has officially closed and its players migrated to the Aced Poker site.

If you are a PDC Poker player then when you next play the poker client will automatically be updated to the Aced Poker Client and you can login with your PDC Poker details.

Players will still benefit from the same daily 35% rakeback deal.


Prop Site #14: Blackjack 80% Rakeback Deal

Posted on December 4, 2012

RakeMeBack are pleased to offer a new and different Prop Deal for a unique Blackjack site where players play against each other and not the Casino.

The Blackjack Cash table games and Sit and Go Tournaments are played in a similar style to poker with a Dealer button. This means each player takes turns in being the Dealer and the Casino or Bank.

Prop players will be paid weekly 80% rakeback for their Cash game winning hands rake and all Tournament Fees.

There is a Tournament Leaderboard that props can participate in, any prize amounts paid to props will be paid out at 50%.

For more information and to sign up for this Blackjack Prop deal with 80% rakeback please visit Prop Site #14.


NETWORK: 200% up to $5000 First Deposit Bonus

Posted on December 3, 2012

Carbon Poker, PDC Poker and Aced Poker have increased their First Deposit Bonus for RakeMeBack player to a fantastic 200% up to $5,000.

All 3 site can offer players daily 35% rakeback and they welcome American players.

To claim your 200% up to $5,000 First Deposit Bonus and 35% rakeback sign up now through RakeMeBack with the codes CARBONPK (Carbon Poker), PDCPK (PDC Poker) and ACEDPK (Aced Poker).


Black Chip Poker: Move to Winning Poker Network

Posted on December 3, 2012

Black Chip Poker has moved to the Winning Poker Network today. All BCP players account details and player balances will automatically be migrated to the new network. Black Chip Poker players should not have to do anything to get the new softwareas they will automatically download the new Winning Poker Network when they start to play on Black Chip Poker again.

Players may have to add or confirm a few details. Some players may have to choose a new poker alias as their old one may already be in use by an established player on the Winning Network.


888Poker: $10,000 Christmas Freerolls Every Day in December

Posted on November 29, 2012

$10,000 Christmas Freerolls Every Day in December is the Christmas present to all our 888poker players this festive season.

Sign up with 888poker
and you will receive 2 FREE tickets to the daily $10,000 Gr888 Xmas Freerolls, with NO DEPOSIT required! With your first deposit you will receive another 5 FREE tickets to the daily $10,000 Gr888 Xmas Freerolls.

All new players who sign up to 888poker can claim £12/$8 FREE with No Deposit and also claim a 100% up to $600 Welcome Bonus with their first deposit. 888poker players can also claim up to 36% rakeback through their VIP system.

During Christmas 888poker have other promotions, click here for more details.


NETWORK: December $10,000 Rake Race Includes US Players

Posted on November 28, 2012

This December there is a $10,000 Rake Race that includes US players on Carbon Poker, Aced and PDC Poker. 75 players will win prizes with the top three places winning $2,000 for 1st, $1,400 for 2nd and $1,000 for 3rd.

The $10,000 Rake Race runs from December 1st - 30th and your winning Rake Race payments will be made on 31st December.

Players, including those from the USA, who do not already have an account with Carbon Poker, Aced or PDC Poker can earn 35% rakeback and claim a 150% up to $750 first deposit bonus.


Yachting Poker: Free €11 Tournament Ticket and €100 Cash Prize

Posted on November 27, 2012

Yachting Poker are giving players the chance to win a free €11 tournament ticket and perhaps a €100 cash prize in an unusual Christmas promotion.

Yachting Poker are hosting a €500 GTD Christmas Special Tournament on December 26th and you have a chance to win the €10+€1 entry fee.

If you lose with AA vs KK, or win with 72o against AA, or win with 4 of a kind 10s and higher or rake €150 during the month then you will earn the €11 free ticket. If you manage to do all 4 of these then you will also be able to claim the €100 cash prize.

There are a few of qualify rules so please read them carefully.

Yachting Poker players can get weekly 30% rakeback, a 200% up to €1,200 First Deposit Bonus and exclusive to RakeMeBack players a 100% up to €600 Reload Bonus.


Betsafe (MG): 100 iPads Giveaway and €100,000 Freeroll Festival

Posted on November 22, 2012

Betsafe Poker are starting Christmas early with a number of great promotions. Betsafe Poker Black, their Microgaming offering, have a 100 iPads Giveaway and a €100,000 Freeroll Festival and a €10,000 Exclusive Freeroll.

The Betsafe Poker 100 iPads Giveaway rewards SnG (Sit and Go) players with Santa's iPad scratch card where you can win as many iPads as you can as there are no limit. The Betsafe 100 iPads Giveaway runs from 1st to 31st December. Each Santa's iPad scratch card you earn will also give you a 100 extra chips in their Santa's tournament on January 1st where you can win prizes including Multimedia Super Pack with Sony 14" Vaio, iPad 32GB Wi-Fi, iPhone 5 16GB and more gadgets.

The Betsafe Poker €100,000 Freeroll Festival runs every day during December with 7 Daily Freerolls and a special €10,000 Exclusive Freeroll on Sundays. In total players on Betsafe Poker Black will be able to play in a a €100,000 worth of Freerolls!

The €10,000 Exclusive Freeroll every Sunday is part of the €100,000 Freeroll Festival. From Sunday December 2nd all Betsafe Poker Black players who have played one raked hand in the previous 7 days will be able to play in that weeks €10,000 Exclusive Freeroll.

If you do not have a Betsafe Poker Black account then now is the time to sign up for one through RakeMeBack. You will be able to enjoy a 200% up to €1,000 Sign-up Bonus and 30% rakeback. You can also sign up for their other poker offering on the Ongame Network and get a sign up bonus of $50 up to $2,500.


PokerStars: Milestone Hands - 90 Billionth Hand

Posted on November 20, 2012

PokerStars cash table promotion series of the Road To 100 Billion will soon reach another milestone when they deal their 90 Billionth hand.

Those PokerStar players dealt into the 90 Billionth Hand (Hand number 90,000,000,000) will will at least $10,000 and depending on your previous play it could be much more. Zoom Poker hands will not count for this promotion.

Before that players dealt into each Millionth hand (for example 89,902,000,000) will also win cash prizes determined on how many VPP's you have accumulated at that table before the Milestone Hand was dealt.

If you do not have a PokerStars account then sign up now and you can earn up to 74% cashback and a 100% up to $600 Welcome Bonus.


partypoker: Manchester United Poker Special - PartyPoker.com Challenge

Posted on November 19, 2012

Manchester United Football Club and Party Poker created a MUTV poker special called the PartyPoker Challenge where 6 of Man Utd's young stars fought on the table to win $5,000 for their charity.

The Manchester football players have played online but got extra help and tuition from poker legend Tony G before the game. The MUFC stars who played were Jonny Evans, Phil Jones, Rafael da Silva, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher and Danny Welbeck. Tom Lindegaard helped out with the commentary and did not hold back on his thoughts on how his team mates did or did not play.

You can watch the PartyPoker.com Challenge for MUTV video on YouTube here.

For poker players who do not have a Party Poker account sign up here now and get up to 50% cashback, 100% up to $500 Welcome Bonus and $/£/€5 FREE.


Point Poker: Moving to the Revolution Network

Posted on November 16, 2012

Point Poker is moving to the Revolution Network and your player funds will automatically be transferred to the new Maltese (EU) licensed Euro Club Poker Limited (License LGA/CL3/594/2010).

The Revolution Network offers its players 36% rakeback, 200% up to $2,000 First Deposit Bonus, 1 Gold Chip and 1 Entry to a $1,000 Freeroll  Tournament.

Not all details for Point Pokers migration have been confirmed as of yet but more information will be released soon.

All players  details and player funds will be automatically transferred from IGT to Euro Club Poker Limited. If you do not want to proceed with the transfer please opt out by end of 29th of November. If you opt out your account balance will be paid out. To opt out please send an email to [email protected]


24hBet: New Network 200% up to €1,000 Welcome Bonus

Posted on November 15, 2012

24hPoker and NoiQ have moved to the growing Microgaming Network and RakeMeBack can upgrade your account to 30% rakeback instead of the standard Loyalty Deal.

All players, both old and new, can claim a massive 200% up to €1,000 Welcome Bonus to the new network. You need to make a minimum deposit of €20 with our bonus code RMB and it will be paid out in 10 equal steps. Please contact us when you have signed up and claimed your 200% up to €1,000 Welcome Bonus and we will get you upgraded to the 30% rakeback deal.

€20,000 Welcome to Microgaming Rakerace

To celebrate their migration players can take part in the €20,000 Welcome to Microgaming Rakerace. This race has a flat payout structure meaning lots of players get rewarded for their efforts. 150 players will be paid with 1st place winning €1,415. The race has only just started so you have until the end of the month to take part and win your share of €20,000.

Click here to sign up and for more information on the 24hPoker Welcome Bonus and the €20,000 Welcome to Microgaming Rakerace. If you have any questions please contact RakeMeBack.


PokerStars: Micro Millions Tournaments $5 Million Guaranteed

Posted on November 13, 2012

PokerStars Micro Millions tournaments series starts this week with a total of $5 Million guaranteed and buy-ins starting from $0.11.

The Micro Millions gives all players the chance to win serious amounts of prize money with the lowest buy-ins around. There are 100 tournaments with the Main Event being a $1 Million Guaranteed tournament with a buy-in of only $20 on the 25th November.

PokerStars Micro Millions runs from 15th to 25th November and with up to 10 micro stake buy-in tournaments available a day you are sure to find something within your price range or a guarantee big enough to make you want to play.

There is a special PokerStars deal on at the moment for RakeMeBack players, when you Deposit $20, Get $3.30 FREE MicroMillions Ticket.

If you do not already have a PokerStars account then sign up now for up to 74% cashback and up to $600 Welcome Bonus.


Full Tilt Poker-OLD: No Full Tilt Poker Rakeback!

Posted on November 12, 2012

Full Tilt Poker has relaunched but players who previously enjoyed 27% are no longer able to claim any rakeback payments due to the new FTP/PokerStars policy.

If you want direct rakeback or the highest VIP cashback schemes, then here are some of the many rakeback and VIP deals you can sign up with through RakeMeBack.

Revolution Gaming sites offer you 36% rakeback with bonuses of up to $4000. This network (previously Cake Network) accepts US players so is busy late into the European night. Lock Poker pays its 36% rakeback on a daily basis!

If you like 'Rush Poker' but would like to play it with rakeback then try Terminal Poker which is brilliant to play on your mobile device. Terminal Poker offer RakeMeBack players 30% rakeback, a €20 FREE upon your First Deposit of €20 or more bonus which can be claimed before your 200% up to €400 sign up bonus!

Microgaming is starting to see good growth and will be one of the larger networks within a few months. Its sites offer 30% rakeback and a sign up bonus of up to €1000. Microgaming offer its players a 'Rush Poker' game called Blaze.

IPN (Boss Media) Network players can sign up and receive 30% rakeback and a Welcome Bonus up to €1000.

PKR is an independent site famous for its 3D graphics, lots of fish and its 30% rakeback. You can also enjoy a sign up bonus of 125% up to $500.

Ongame is another of the largest poker networks providing great player liquidity and you can sign up for VIP Cashback deals where you could earn up to 40% cashback with Betfair and Betsafe and a Welcome Bonus of up to $2,500.

There are lots more rakeback and VIP cashback deals which you can view and sign up for now on RakeMeBack.


PokerStars: PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Qualify for Free

Posted on November 9, 2012

You can win a trip to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) 10th anniversary in The Bahamas for free!PokerStars are running new daily PCA 10 satellite freerolls with $16,000 PCA packages as the main prize.

These daily free PCA satellites lead into the PCA Weekly Freeroll Finals starting November 5th. Every Sunday on PokerStars their will be 2 PCA Weekly Finals up to December 9th.

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is happening in January 2013 and is the 10th time the PCA has been run.

PCA 10 cash satellites and freerolls can be found under the 'Events' > 'PCA' > 'All' tabs in the PokerStars lobby.

Sign up for PokerStars now if you do not have an account and you can receive up to 74% cashback and a Welcome Bonus of 100% up to $600.


Terminal Poker: The Big Tech Campaign - Win an iPhone 5

Posted on November 7, 2012

Terminal Poker are running their Big Tech Campaign during November 12th - 25th with the chance to win electronic gadgets and cash prizes, with the star prize being a brand new iPhone 5.

There are two ways to win gadgets, cash prizes and two ways to win the iPhone 5 during the Big Tech promotion. First is the Raked Hands Race and second is the Participation Prize.

Rake Hands Race winners can win prizes including iPhone 5, iPad 3 and cash prizes up to €100.

Participation Prizes are in the form of a lottery for players who qualify by playing either 14 tournaments in the campaign period and at least 80 raked hands per day. The top prize in the lottery is an iPhone 5 while all qualifiers to the Participation Prize who do not win the iPhone 5 will win €25 cash.

If you do not have an account with Terminal Poker, which is a 'Zoom Poker' style poker network, then sign up now for weekly 30% rakeback and a sign up bonus of 200% up to €400. Another great feature about Terminal Poker is that the First Deposit Bonus is NOT deducted from your rakeback payments.


Full Tilt Poker-OLD: Full Tilt Poker Re-launches

Posted on November 6, 2012

Full Tilt Poker has opened its tables today meaning players can once again enjoy the Full Tilt Poker experience, apart from players in the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Estonia and Belgium. To get access to their funds these players (apart from those from the United States) will need to create a PokerStars account and withdraw the funds from PokerStars.

Full Tilt Pokers relaunch includes a number of promotions as well as their famous Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) being scheduled for December 2-16th 2012.

Full Tilt Poker has the Deal Me In promotion to celebrate it opening up again and players can benefit from $250,000 prizes in freerolls and $300,000 in added FTOPS tickets.  They are also running “Happy Hour” promotions for cash table play where players will be awarded double player points and every player will be receiving a minimum $200 “Deal Me In” bonus.

Full Tilt Poker is opening with new double and triple chance tournaments and their new ‘add table’ featured where in all heads up cash games and Sit and Go's players play quickly play the same opponent at multiple tables.


Poker Heaven: €40,000 in Rake Races and Chases and €20,000 New Depositor’s Freeroll

Posted on November 5, 2012

Poker Heaven have a number of great promotions during November with some exclusive deals for RakeMeBack players.

Poker Heaven 2 x €5,000 Rake Races with €1,000 top prize for each Rake Race. The Rake Races will run between November 12 - 20 and November 22 - 30.

RakeMeBack €5,000 Exclusive Race in November paying out to 50 places with top 3 prizes of €800, €600 and €500 this Rake Race runs between November 1-30, 2012.

The very popular €25,000 Rake Chase Honey Pot has returned for November! Play and earn FPP's and you could claim a €200 or €25 cash reward into your account but hurry as the amount of prizes are limited.

New depositing players to Poker Heaven can take part in their massive €20,000 New Depositor’s Freeroll. The €20,000 prizepool will be paid out to 500 players who have raked at least one cash game hand to qualify to enter the tournament. Top 6 places will win €1,000 or more with first place winning a huge €5,000!

To celebrate the soon to be dealt 3 Billionth Hand Poker Heaven will be awarding players involved in key hands up to €260,000 in cash prizes. Starting from cash game hand 2,965,000,000th players will get various prizes depending on the table stakes they are playing at when dealt into the key hand on that table.

Poker Heaven offer its players 30% rakeback and a 200% up to €1,000 First Deposit Bonus.


Lock Poker: The $1,000,000 Big Chase

Posted on November 3, 2012

The Big Chase is Lock Pokers new personal rake chase with a total of $1,000,000 in cash prizes to be won in November. The $1,000,000 is split into different levels with fixed numbers of players paid per level with 3,800 prize segments to be won. For those players who rake race their way to the top level of The Big Chase they can win up to $45,000 in cash prizes! Click here for more information on the The Big Chase.

The Lock Lotto promotion has prizes awarded everyday with 3 draws and one for each qualifying level. Depending on how many points you earn in a day you can win Lock Poker clothing, entries into high value guaranteed MTT's, electronic goods or even more VIP points with up to 50,000 points to be won as one prize! Click here for more details of the Lock Poker Lock Lotto.

Throughout November the $100,000 GTD and $70,000 GTD High Roller MTT's with Lock Pro Bounties will run each week.

Sign Up now for your Lock Poker Welcome Bonus of 200% up to $4,000 and also earn 36% rakeback paid daily.


Americas Cardroom: The Beast Live

Posted on November 1, 2012

The Beast Live is another addition to Americas Cardroom unique progressive rake race promotion. The Beast is where ACR players earn points by playing on the jackpot cash game tables and at the end of the month win their share of the prizepool and other prizes.

The Beast Live shows the webcams of 5 of Americas Cardroom sponsored pro players and top grinders including Dusty "Leatherass9" Schmidt. So while you are playing against them on the special The Beast cash tables you can see them live.

Americas Cardroom accepts US players and online poker players can receive 27% rakeback as well as a 100% up to $1,000 First Deposit Bonus.


Unibet: 15 Years Birthday Promotions

Posted on October 31, 2012

Unibet are celebrating their 15th Birthday with lots of great promotions to reward their players with.

15 x €1,000 Guaranteed MTTs during October and November with a €1 buy-in! RakeMeBack players who finish in the top 15 of these tournaments will earn leaderboard points to win a €4000 holiday worth in the Caribbean with 2nd and 3rd place winning holiday vouchers of €600 and €400.

Unibets November Boosted Tournaments means you can increase your tournament winnings by up to 50%! Earn 2000 Loyalty Points in a week to increase your special tournament winnings by 20%. Earn 5000 Loyalty Points in a week to increase your special tournament winnings by 50%

Unibet poker players can get 30% rakeback paid weekly as well as Sign Up Bonus of up to €500.

€1,000 Guaranteed Prizepool


Americas Cardroom: P2P Transfer Limits Increased

Posted on October 30, 2012

P2P (Player to Player) transfers have long been a thorn in the side of many an online poker operator. Most online poker rooms take measures against such transfers restricting them as much as possible, citing that they’re online poker operations and not banking ones. At a time when P2P transfers have really begun to feel the squeeze across the board, Americas Cardroom have stepped forth, yet again delivering proof that they are indeed looking out for their players’ best interest.

What they have done is that they basically increased their limit on P2P transfers from $100 to $1,000 per day. The weekly limit has also been increased from $250 to $2,000, together with the monthly limit, which jumped from $1,000 to $5,000.

Americas Cardroom
– an online poker room which still accepts US traffic – has been much lauded for its outstanding payment processing.


Full Tilt Poker-OLD: Players Funds Return for Non US Players

Posted on October 30, 2012

Full Tilt Poker have released information confirming that non US players will have their funds available from 6th November 2012.

When Full Tilt relaunches on that date players from the Rest of the World should have full access to their account and the funds in them when FTP shut down.

There has been no further news of how or when US players will be able to have access to their funds and withdraw them as this will be dealt through the US Department of Justice.

If further information is given we shall update our players.


Win Cake: Weekly $15,000 Rake Races

Posted on October 29, 2012

Cake Poker in November will have a total of $60,000 Rake Races for RakeMeBack players to win multiple large cash prizes.

First prize each week is $1250, second is $750 and 3rd is $500. As the Rake Races are weekly this means you can have a few days off or just try to win one of the Rake Races, instead of being tied in to playing every day of the month.

Cake Poker offer its players 36% rakeback as well as a 200% up to $2,000 first deposit bonus.

1 $1,250
2 $750
3 $500


Betsafe: Poker on the Microgaming Network

Posted on October 26, 2012

Betsafe Black Poker is the new poker client offering its players all the features of the Micrograming Network. Betsafe Black Poker offers players up to 30% rakeback, a very smooth client and a lot of extra features and tournaments not found on other networks.

Betsafe Black Poker players can claim a 200% up to €1,000 Sign Up Bonus which is worth an extra 20% rakeback.

Betsafe Black Poker has a good amount of traffic up to medium table limits and with plenty of Casino players trying their hand and luck at poker their can be a few fish at the tables.

Betsafe Poker also offer their Betsafe Red Poker which is their Ongame poker client where you can get a Sign Up Bonus of up to $2,500. They also offer Betsafe Fast Poker which is a Zoom Poker variant.

Betsafe Fast Poker


partypoker: FastForward Poker - Skip Straight to the Action

Posted on October 19, 2012

Q: How to play FastForward button?:
A: Go to the "FastForward" tab in the Main Lobby on Party Poker and choose your game and then click "Take Seat" to join the game.

Q: How does FastForward work?:
A: Go to the "FastForward" tab in the client lobby and take your seat. You can play FastForward at No-Limit Hold’em cash tables, starting from $0.02/0.04 stakes. When you fold you’ll be moved to another FastForward table with new hole cards and different players. You can also play FastForward heads-up - the fastest heads-up poker experience online. 

Q: What is "Forward Fold" button?
A: This button can be found in the same place as the regular "Fold" button.  It moves you to a new table before the action hits you. Players at your table won’t even know you have folded until it’s your turn to act. 

Q: How many FastForward Poker tables can I play at once?
A: You can play up to four FastForward tables at the same time.

Q: Can you sit at multiple tables in the same pool?
A: You will be able to select the number of tables you wish to buy in to on the buy-in dialog box when you try to sit at a pool.

Q: Can I be seated at the same table as myself?
A: No.

Q: Do I earn PartyPoints while playing FastForward Poker?
A: Yes.


Juicy Stakes: New US Friendly Poker Site with 36% Rakeback

Posted on October 18, 2012

Juicy Stakes Poker is a new site offered by RakeMeBack that welcomes US players and has a weekly 36% rakeback deal as well as great bonuses and promotions.

Juicy Stakes Poker is based on the Revolution Gaming network guaranteeing lots of action in the cash games and tournaments.

Sign up using Bonus code RMBJUICY to get a Welcome Bonus of 200% up to $2,000. More good news about Juicy Stakes Poker is that your Welcome Bonus is NOT deducted from your rakeback payments, meaning even more value to online poker players. All MTT and SnG fees are also included in your rakeback payments.

This month Juicy Stakes Poker has a $60,000 Rake Race and it is not to late to enter as its Rake Races are split into 4 equal Rake Races. 

Sign up now with Juicy Stakes Poker to earn your 36% Rakeback and your Welcome Bonus of 200% up to $2,000.


Full Tilt Poker-OLD: Full Tilt to Re-open November 6

Posted on October 12, 2012

Full Tilt recently bought by PokerStars in a deal with the DOJ has this week confirmed that Full Tilt will be re-opening on November 6.

Most non-US players received an email confirming the re-opening and more news and details were published on various poker forums.

More news about Full Tilt is slowly being released but new information covers these questions below. As we get more information we will update you.

Q. Will store bonuses be credited instantly to your FTP account and not need clearing, similar to PokerStars bonuses?
A. No.

Q. When is the next FTOPS tournament series?
A. The next FTOPS will be December 2nd - 16th.

Q. Will all the old hand histories be available?
A. Yes, but if not accessible when Full Tilt re-opens you will be able to request them from Customer Services.

Full Tilt recently bought by PokerStars in a deal with the DOJ has this week confirmed that Full Tilt will be re-opening on November 6.


Most non US players received an email confirming the re-opening and more news and details were published on various poker forums.


More news about Full Tilt is slowly being released but new information covers these questions below. As we get more information we will update you.


Q. Will store bonuses be credited instantly to your FTP account and not need clearing, similar to PokerStars bonuses?

A. No


Q. When is the next FTOPS tournament series?

A. The next FTOPS will be December 2nd - 16th


Q. Will all the old hand histories be available?

A. Yes but if not accessible when Full Tilt re-opens you will be able to request them from Customer Services


Americas Cardroom: 2 x $50,000 GTD Tournaments on Sunday

Posted on October 11, 2012

2 x $50,000 GTD tournaments on Sunday 14th October on Americas Cardroom, which accepts US players.

The first of the $50,000 GTD tournaments is Americas Cardroom's regular Sunday tournament with a buyin of $200+$15 or 14,190 Combat Points and a starting stack of 10,000 chips. This starts at 7PM ET. There are daily and weekly satellites and freerolls into this tournament.

Then to celebrate The Beast - Americas Cardroom's unique progressive rake race - they are running a special The Beast $50K Guarantee Tournament with a buyin of only $50 + $5! This starts at 6PM ET. You can also qualify through The Beast $50K Satellite with 2 Seats GTD every day at 6:35PM with a buyin of only $7+0.70 and The Beast $50K Super Satellite with 2 Seats GTD to the nightly saturday - these are running 5 minutes past the hour every hour for a buyin of only $0.25+0.02.

If you do not have an account already with Americas Cardroom then sign up now for a First Deposit Bonus of 100% up to $1,000 and weekly 27% rakeback.


NETWORK: Fixed Limit Rake Changes

Posted on October 10, 2012

The Fixed Limit rake for Merge Gaming cash tables have been changed from Wednesday 10th October 2012. The changes in the rake structure will effect all types of Fixed Limit cash tables.

Stakes 2 Players % Cap 3-4 Players %/Cap 5+ Players %/Cap
$0.02 / $0.04 4.5% / $0.01 4.5% / $0.01 4.5% / $0.01
$0.05 / $0.10 4.5% / $0.04 4.5% / $0.04 4.5% / $0.04
$0.10 / $0.20 to $0.10 / $0.25 4.5% / $0.10 4.5% / $0.10 4.5% / $0.10
$0.25 / $0.50 4.5% / $0.16 4.5% / $0.16 4.5% / $0.16
$0.50 / $1.00 4.5% / $0.40 4.5% / $0.40 4.5% / $0.40
$1.00 / $2.00 2.0 % / $0.50 2.0% / $0.70 2.0% / $0.80
$2.00 / $4.00 2.0% / $0.50 3.0% / $0.70 3.0% / $1.25
$3.00 / $6.00 to $5.00 / $10.00 2.0% / $0.50 3.0% / $2.00 3.0% / $3.00
$10.00 / $20.00 2.0% / $0.50 2.0% / $2.00 2.0% / $3.00
$15.00 / $30.00 2.0% / $1.00 2.0% / $2.00 2.0% / $3.00
$20.00 / $40.00 to $30.00 / $60.00 1.0% / $1.00 1.0% / $2.00 1.0% / $3.00


RakeMeBack have a large selection of Poker Rooms on the Merge Gaming Network that you can take advantage of the 35% rakeback and sign up bonuses up to $750.


Betsafe: $60,000 Race, Sit n Go $10,000 Race and More Promotions

Posted on October 9, 2012

Betsafe have a number of huge promotions this month including a $60,000 Race and a special Sit n Go $10,000 Race.

The Betsafe $60,000 Race prizes are for the top 150 players with 1st place winning $8,500.

The Betsafe $10,000 Sit n Go Race  runs from October 12th to 26th. It pays out 500 players in tournament tickets and 1st place wins $264 in tournament tickets.

Betsafe players can also take part in the $14,000 iPad festival daily tournaments during 22 - 31 October with the chance to win a iPad 16GB WiFi 4G. Those finishing 1st and 2nd in each tournament will win an iPad.

Betsafe Exclusive Danish $2,250 Weekly Races for Danish Betsafe players only with 1st place winning $400.

Sign up now for a Betsafe Poker account to claim your First Deposit Bonus of $50 up to $2,500 and up to 40% cashback.


PokerStars: Caribbean Adventure $16,000 Package - FREE $10 Satellite Ticket

Posted on October 4, 2012

New players to PokerStars have the chance to get a FREE $10 ticket into a PokerStars PCA satellite and go on to win a $16,000 package.

Sign up and make your first deposit
with the bonus code PCA600 before 9th December and PokerStars will credit your account with the $10 PCA 10th Anniversary Weekly Final.

New players can also claim their 100% up to $600 First Deposit Bonus as well as earn up to 74% cashback through the VIP system.


NETWORK: Americas Cardroom – The Beast Set Loose

Posted on September 30, 2012

Americas Cardroom will host the third edition of the poker points race known as "The Beast" in October and there are five newly signed up players who will undertake the challenge under the scrutiny of the cameras, the webcams that is: They will webcam their grinds for the whole world to see.

Besides offering a fabulous jackpot and a generous secondary jackpot as well, "The Beast" also gives players the opportunity to make a name for themselves in the poker world. That is obviously a huge part of why it’s so popular.

The prize-pools get bigger all the time: This month’s projected winner is already guaranteed to pick up $10k, which is his jackpot win only, not counting the money he may have made at the tables while grinding away.

Unlike other online poker jackpots which are only awarded when someone fulfills a certain set of extremely demanding and difficult-to-attain criteria, "The Beast" is awarded on a monthly basis.

The five players who will lock horns in "The Beast" during October, are Owen Gaines, known online as "MamaCoolJ1", Thomas McDaniel (clutch 352), Matt Amen (Giant Buddha) and John McClain (Curmunchkin). Those interested can watch the above said 5 players in action through "The Beast Live" feature at Americas Cardroom.


NETWORK: iGame Malta Ltd to Join Microgaming

Posted on September 27, 2012

iGame Malta Ltd, the company behind online poker skins 24h Poker and NoiQ, boasting a liquidity of 1 million+ players, will join the Microgaming Poker Network. The move comes in the wake of the announcement that the IGT network will shut down. Those afraid of losing their online poker rooms can now rest assured that they won’t have to move to a new operator.

According to iGame managing director Tommi Maijala, the move will open up new possibilities for the iGame Malta sites: Besides the state-of-the-art software, the skins will gain access to great player liquidity and a range of QuickFire products that are sure to be a hit with players.

On its part, the MPN seems to be pleased with the move as well. 

Please note that all existing NoiQ players will continue on their rakeback deal. All existing players under the NoiQ loyality system will be moved to the MG loyalty system. You will still have the chance to contact support and request a change of your deal.

All NoiQ players will receive a separate e-mail from NoiQ with updates regarding the migration. Your funds are safe and will be moved under LGA regulations to your new account. For questions do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].


Terminal Poker: Terminal Poker – Big Moves Looming

Posted on September 27, 2012

Terminal Poker may not have been among the most active sites promotions-wise, but that is about to change. The site has big plans for the upcoming weeks and months. First off, they are set to celebrate their recent traffic growth by launching a 25 millionth hand promotion, which will see the winner walk away with an iPad 3. Cash prizes will also be awarded in the run-up for the big milestone. 

The Terminal Poker tournament schedule will also be revamped, at the beginning of the next month.

Last, but certainly not least, the network plans to launch a sportsbook in October too, which will mean another possibility for players to wager, and it may even draw in sports-betting fish, refreshing the player-pool and loosening up the competition a bit more. The sportsbook will be mobile-compatible from the get-go.


Win Cake: Current US Players Accounts Transferred

Posted on September 27, 2012

Cake Poker will no longer be servicing players from the US, this change in policy is happening from today 27th September. All existing US players accounts will be automatically transferred to Juicy Stakes Poker. Everything from a US players account will be transferred including the balance, Gold Chips, loyalty levels and they can continue to play poker on the same Network.

For those players effected Cake Poker will be sending an email with a full explanation of the situation.

Lock Poker, also on the Revolution Gaming Network, still accepts US players and has a 200% up to $4,000 First Deposit Bonus and your rakeback is paid daily into your account.

If you are looking for other sites and networks that accept US players then you can also sign up for those on the Merge Gaming Network whose sites offer a $750 First Deposit Bonus and 35% rakeback. The Winning Poker Network also welcomes US players with Americas Cardroom and True Poker offering a $1000 First Deposit Bonus and 27% rakeback.


InterPoker: €1,000 NO DEPOSIT Freeroll (40 x €25) for New Players

Posted on September 24, 2012

The top 40 players will each win €25 in our €1,000 NO DEPOSIT Freeroll for new players who sign up for InterPoker through RakeMeBack before 23:59 on 29th September.

The €1,000 NO DEPOSIT Freeroll will take place on 30th September. Please click here for further details.

InterPoker offers new players a massive 200% up to €1,000 Welcome Bonus and 30% rakeback.


High Pulse Poker: High Pulse Poker – Real Money Games Go Offline

Posted on September 17, 2012

The end of the road has apparently come for High Pulse Poker. The poker room has taken its real money tables offline and it sent out emails to its players notifying them about the change.

Those who have funds in their High Pulse Poker accounts should cash out till 10.01.2012, or they risk losing their monies.

The High Pulse Poker support staff is still available to sort out player problems.


NETWORK: Entraction Shutting Down – Point Poker Moves

Posted on September 14, 2012

The Entraction network will be shutting down come December 10, due to an apparent lack of player liquidity. Online poker industry conditions have been steadily worsening lately, and many smaller operators have already fallen victim to plummeting traffic.

Point Poker is one of Entraction skins that we feature here at RakeMeBack.com. The site has a good contingency plan regarding the possibility of the Entraction network going belly-up, which means that it has already drawn up plans for a move to a different network.

Point Poker’s Players can continue playing as usual and the safety of their funds is guaranteed by Point Poker. The transfer to the new network will not affect players in any way and they won’t be required to take any sort of measures either.


888Poker: Changes to 888 Poker’s $8 FREE Offer

Posted on September 7, 2012

888Poker has instituted a series of changes to its $8 FREE offer, which has been a fish magnet for the site for quite a while now. The deal changes, but on the whole the offer remains an attractive one. The list of eligible countries hasn’t changed, so those who benefited from the promotion will continue to enjoy its advantages.

For UK residents, the stakes have even been upped: Instead of the £5 deal they used to get, they will now get a £12 one (the equivalent of $20). Of this money, $2 will be transferred to their real money accounts while $18 will be credited to players in the shape of tournament tickets: One $7 tournament, 3 $3 tournaments and 2 $1 events.

For international players, the $8 FREE deal remains unchanged in substance, but not in composition. International players will still get $8, of which $2 will be credited to their real money accounts and $6 will be given to them in the shape of tournament tickets. They will basically be able to buy into six - $1 events with the money.

Last, but not least, UK-based mobile players will have £5 transferred to their real money accounts and they will pick up £7 worth of tournament tickets. The £5 can be used on all versions of the 888 Poker client, while the tournament tickets can only be used through the full PC or Mac based version of the software. The reason for this is a simple one: The 888Poker mobile platform does not currently support tournament play.


NETWORK: Poker Maximus II

Posted on August 30, 2012

Building on the success of its first Poker Maximus Series, CarbonPoker, Aced, PDC Poker and Black Chip Poker will launch the Poker Maximus II this September.

The event kicks off on September 6 and lasts till September 16, featuring a wide range of tournaments, buy-ins and poker variants. There will be a total of 35 events and a combined guaranteed prize-pool of $1.3 million. Although the buy-ins run a wide gamut, those interested in participating won’t have to buy in directly.

There are daily satellites already running, which make it possible for players to win a seat in some of the biggest Poker Maximus II events, for as little as $0.55.


PokerStars: PokerStars’ 85 Billionth Hand

Posted on August 21, 2012

PokerStars continues to lavishly reward players who take part in major landmark hands dealt at the site. The milestone currently aimed for is the 85 billionth hand, which is likely to be dealt sometime on 20.08.12.

All those dealt into the hand will be rewarded with at least $10K. The prizes awarded to the winner(s) and losers of the hand depend on the amount of VPPs earn at the tables, so maximizing one’s VPP earning rate makes more sense than ever these days.

Please bear in mind that Zoom Poker tables do not count towards the 85 Billionth Hand promotion.


Videoslots.com: Dbet Henceforth Known as Videoslots.com

Posted on August 17, 2012

In an effort to consolidate its online poker presence, Panda Media Ltd, the company behind Dbet, has decided to bring its online poker room together with its Videoslots.com brand. The Dbet brand will thus cease to exist, and all Dbet players shall play at Videoslots.com from now on.

The move doesn’t really mean a whole lot for players changes-wise. They will retain their existing Dbet usernames and passwords. They will get more payment/withdrawal options, and quite possibly juicier competition, given that the room will basically be merged with an online casino. The new poker room will be powered by Microgaming.


Americas Cardroom: CAP cash game poker tables

Posted on August 17, 2012

Americas Cardroom have recently introduced CAP cash game poker tables at low limit games have now increased  the CAP cash game poker tables to all table limits.

Michael Harris of Americas Cardroom stated "The feedback on CAP tables has been overwhelmingly phenomenal. Our low stakes players can't seem to get enough of CAP tables, and we've had a lot of requests come in from high stakes players too. Today, we're excited to offer CAP tables to players of all stripes."

The CAP tables limit the maximum amount poker players can bet in each round or hand with the CAP being set at 30 times the Big Blind of the table limit it is always the same for each hand and player. When you have bet and reached that tables CAP amount over the course of the hand you would be considered all in.

Players can find the new table type by looking for the word CAP next to the table name in the poker lobby.

CAP tables are especially good for multi tablers and grinders and with Americas Cardroom latest promotion The Beast, 27% rakeback for all players including those from the US and a Welcome Bonus of 100% up to $1,000 then Americas Cardroom is a great place to play.

100% up to $1,000


Videoslots.com: Dbet Moves to Videoslots.com

Posted on August 16, 2012

Dbet announced that they have merged with Videoslots.com which is a leading casino brand, now offering poker as well, powered by Microgaming. In conjunction with the move to Videoslots.com and its significantly large casino player base, there are some important changes of which Dbet players need to be aware:

- Existing Dbet players will not be affected and will continue earning 30% rakeback as before the merge.

- New players can register at Videoslots.com here and take advantage of 30% rakeback, 200% up to €500 sign up bonus, €3 FREE direct to poker account upon registration and can participate in all Videoslots.com monthly promotions.

- The special €3 FREE is only available to new players from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and United Kingdom.

From Monday to Thursday at 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00 CET, Videoslots.com run Happy Hour freerolls. Here you can find the full Happy Hour Weekly schedule.


888Poker: 888Poker’s 15th Anniversary Celebrations

Posted on August 14, 2012

888Poker’s 15th anniversary celebrations kick off on August 15 with a bunch of promotions which all carry great value for players. For starters, there will be two $888 daily freerolls beginning with August 15 and lasting till August 19. Those are some pretty generous prize-pools for freerolls indeed.

In addition to that, there’s also an $8,888 mega Birthday freeroll, entry to which is free for all those who make a deposit between August 15 and August 19. Those with qualifying deposits who use a special bonus code will get a free ticket to the tournament.

The overall amount of the prize-pools awarded through the 15th Birthday celebrations exceeds $15,000.


Americas Cardroom: Americas Cardroom – CAP Tables Introduced

Posted on August 8, 2012

Americas Cardroom just went one step further out of their way to make sure that their player’s wishes are heard and respected. They have recently added CAP tables, which – as their name suggests – feature preset caps on bets.

The caps are currently set at 30 BBs and as soon as players reach them, they’re considered to have gone all-in. What’s the good thing about these capped tables? Players will find it easier to manage their bankrolls and the playing field will be somewhat leveled, given that short-rolled players will be helped enormously by this setup.

Large bankrolled players are likely to enjoy the new games too since they’re bound to make short-rolled players more daring and thus the action should flare up quite a bit.


NETWORK: The Beast Pays Out $132,646

Posted on August 6, 2012

Americas Cardroom and True Poker's "The Beast" promotion has paid out its first participants in this unique Cash game race. The Beast promotion paid out a combined total of $132,646 for July with $78,037 in cash prizes and $54,609 in tournament entries.

GiFt oF Gab won $10,400 for winning The Beast and a total of 501 players won prizes in July.

The Beast is a unique cash game raked hands race promotion that rewards players with a combination of cash game prizes and tournament tickets. Play on the special tables add to and increase The Beast jackpot so it continually grows each month.

Americas Cardroom and True Poker accepts US players and rewards its players with many promotions including The Beast, Bad Beat Jackpots and a 27% rakeback deal.


Americas Cardroom: Americas’ Cardroom – Dusty Schmidt Joins ACR Elite Team

Posted on August 3, 2012

Americas Cardroom have signed their first in-house pro. Dusty Schmidt, whose nickname "Leatherass" is quite indicative of the amount of time he spends at the virtual tables grinding away, will represent the site at various poker events and he will blog for ACR too. The ACR Elite team is looking for new members as well, and Schmidt is expected to assume a role in the selection of new ACR pros.

Schmidt’s online poker career spans 7 years, during which he’s amassed profits totaling $4 million. It is said that he’s never experienced a losing month in his career.

According to Americas Cardroom spokesman Michael Harris, Dusty Schmidt was chosen to be the first member of ACR Elite Team on account of his ability to not only play the game at a high level, but also to teach it. In addition to all the above listed responsibilities, Schmidt will also be a regular at ACR’s high stakes tables.


NETWORK: Winning Poker Network Expands Elite Benefits Program, Offers up $50k Car

Posted on August 1, 2012

True Poker’s and Americas Cardroom's Elite Benefits loyalty program has long been hailed as one of the most generous loyalty reward setups in the online poker industry. It has now been taken one step further with the addition of a new "Icon" tier.

In order to reach "Icon" status, players have to accumulate at least 1 million Benefit Points in a calendar year. The "Icon" status carries a number of benefits, but most importantly, it allows players to participate in the race for a $50k car. The first player who hits the 3 million Benefit Points mark before December 1, 2012, will be given the opportunity to pick a car – any car – up to $50k, and True Poker will take care of the bill for him/her.

Those who reach "Icon" status but can’t quite enter the race for the car will still enjoy quite a few extra perks: They’ll play with a 5x Player Point multiplier, they’ll have access to exclusive merchandize and they’ll be able to pick up a $10k cash bonus. Also, they’ll get luxury packages to some of the major up and coming live poker events.


PokerStars: PokerStars Acquires Full Tilt – Players Breathe Sigh of Relief

Posted on July 31, 2012

Full Tilt Poker’s players can officially breathe a huge sigh of relief after more than a year during which they had plenty of time to wonder whether their Full Tilt bankrolls would ever get to be worth more than a handful of peanuts. PokerStars have announced that they finalized an agreement regarding the purchase of the operation, an agreement apparently approved by the US DoJ too.

Besides the actual takeover and the fact that Full Tilt players will finally be able to recover their monies, the agreement has much further-reaching significance: it allows Full Tilt Poker to voluntarily forfeit all its assets to the US Government. Once it does so, all money laundering and bank fraud charges against all the Full Tilt subsidies will be dropped with prejudice.

The Government will then transfer certain FTP assets to PokerStars. PokerStars’ part of the deal is about forfeiting $547 million to the US Governemnt over a 3-year period. Once this part of the deal is consumed, all Black Friday charges against PokerStars companies will be dismissed with prejudice too.

Once the deal is complete, and the assets land where they are supposed to according to the agreement, within 90 days PokerStars are compelled to make all non-US Full Tilt monies available for withdrawal. FTP Points aren’t mentioned in the agreement. Charges brought against PokerStars’ staff members aren’t covered in the agreement either.


No Pro Poker: No Pro Poker – Software Improvements

Posted on July 27, 2012

No Pro Poker have released a new version of their software, aimed at improving play experience in a variety of ways. The tables can now be customized and players can choose from a selection of newly added avatars. In order to address the multi-tabling issues, the deck has been made bigger so players are now able to see their cards better. The lobby has been made available in several languages and a new Mac-compatible flash mode has been added.

Support has been added for all existing browsers and players can now actually choose their seats at the table. The new filters are meant to make table selection easier, while the hand histories are now easier to understand and use too.

No Pro Poker new tournament program will be available in the tournament lobby from Monday July 30 2012. The new tournament program gives players the chance to play every Sunday a special tournament with € 5,000 guaranteed and buy-in €30+3.

The bottom line: things have just gotten quite a bit better at No Pro Poker, so signing-up now makes more sense than ever.


PokerStars: PokerStars Special Country Avatars

Posted on July 26, 2012

There are 205 special made country flag avatars at PokerStars that are available to all players who wish to proudly support their national sports teams.  To get your country flag avatar, open the PokerStars lobby > Options > Country Avatars > Select from the list of countries. 

The special country flag avatar will replace the current image but you can return to your original image whenever you wish.


PKR: PKR – New Software Version Released

Posted on July 25, 2012

PKR’s software has always been the main focus of the operation. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that PKR are continuously tweaking and improving it. One of the major shortfalls of the software used to be the fact that it wasn’t multi-table friendly.

The recently released 2.08 version takes care of all those problems. Players can now open 9 tables in separate windows. They can tile, cascade and re-size them and mini views are also available. It’s even possible to mix poker table windows with casino windows.

This is definitely great news for rakeback players, because it means they can now grind away faster at PKR generating more PKR points and more rake rebate.

PKR points can now be spent on virtual merchandize like various drinks that players can buy for themselves or for others around the table. There’s also a new environment (luxury yacht) and a new camera angle (My Seat).


Americas Cardroom: Americas Cardroom – HOT $50 Bonus

Posted on July 20, 2012

Americas Cardroom, one of the handful of US-friendly online poker operations out there, have rolled out a summer promotion few will be able to resists: by logging into their Americas Cardroom accounts before August 4, players will secure a $50 bonus without making a deposit or any sort of effort at the tables.

The bonus – like every other similar reward – has to be unlocked at the real money tables. For every 55 Rank Point batch that they generate, players will redeem $2 of the bonus.

Having unlocked the entire bonus, players can re-invest the money into a host of generously prize-pooled tournaments which give them the opportunity to take down some pretty substantial winnings: The Sunday $50k Guaranteed and the Punta Cana Premium Package Guarantee are wonderful examples of such opportunities.

The $50 bonus has already been made available in all existing Americas Cardroom player accounts.


True Poker: True Poker - FREE $50 Bonus

Posted on July 20, 2012

True Poker, one of the handful of US-friendly online poker rooms, introduced a hot summer promotion for all its players: Log into your True Poker accounts on the “Bonus Cash Available” before August 4 and you find FREE $50 bonus credited to your accounts.

The bonus has to be unlocked by playing poker at the cash tables. For every 55 Benefit Points that they generate, you will release $2 of the bonus. You'll need to generate 1,375 Benefit Points to release the FREE $50.

After you unlock the bonus, you can use the money into prize-pooled tournaments which give you the opportunity to take down some pretty substantial winnings: The Sunday $50k Guaranteed at 7:00 PM ET and the Punta Cana Poker Classic Super Saturday at 7:30 PM ET.


Purple Lounge: Media Corporation Plc appoint Liquidators for Purple Lounge

Posted on July 13, 2012

The Purple Lounge Ltd situation has made progress this week with the announcement by its owner Media Corp in the London Gazette about winding up the company and that a liqidating company has been appointed.

The Media Corp announcemnt stats that S shareholders’ meeting has been convened for 23 July 2012 to pass a resolution for the winding up of the company.

They have also appointed the firm Baker Tilly Restructuring and Recovery LLP to handle Creditors and the liquidating process that will proceed to the news of when and how much of the funds players will be returned. At the moment nothing is publically known about the state of its finances and player funds.


Yachting Poker: Yachting Poker’s July Cash Race

Posted on July 11, 2012

Yachting Poker, one of our newest additions, is featuring a Cash Race promotion in July which carries extra value for rakeback players. The July Cash Race offers prizes out of a pool of €600. Although we’re already deep into the month, there’s still value in this promotion, which consists of 4 distinct races, one for every week of the month.

By logging real money hands at the cash or tournament tables, players will generate Race Points. The player who accumulates the most such points over the promotional week wins. The top three finishers take home cash prizes. First prize is €50, second place is worth €30, while third place is rewarded with €20. A total of 10 players are paid each week. There are token and poker bonus rewards too.


Betfair-OnGame: Betfair’s Natural Born Grinders Race

Posted on July 10, 2012

Although it kicked off way back in June, the Natural Born Grinders points race at Betfair is still very much in the news. The promotion is basically an 8-weeks race which wraps up on August 16, giving rakeback (and regular) players the chance to secure some massive additional prizes.

The best four weeks of each qualifying participant will be taken into account at the end of it all. In order to qualify, players will have to take part in the action for at least 2 weeks. The object of the race is to accumulate as many player points as possible.

The winner of the race will take home $10k, while second place is worth $8k. A total of 150 places are paid. The last paying position is worth $50. Players have to opt into this promotion manually.

The best part of the deal is that rakemeback players will receive an additional 25% on top of their Natural Born Grinders winnings. What this means is that the winner – if he’s a rakemeback player – will take home $12,500 instead of $10k. All the other prizes are similarly augmented as well.


Betfair-OnGame: Betfair’s Raked Hands Frenzy Promotion Kicks off in July

Posted on July 9, 2012

On July 4, Betfair have launched a promotion which will suit rakeback players like a glove: the $50k Raked Hands Frenzy promotion gives players the possibility to win additional prizes, and since rakeback players are generally focused on logging as many raked hands as possible anyway, this offer will play right into their pockets.

The $50k Raked Hands Frenzy is an opt-in promotion. Players have to manually opt in to participate, until July 19. The promotion features three leader boards: the Gold one rewards its winner with a $2.5k prize, paying a total of 100 players, with the smallest prize being $75. The Silver leader board offers the winner a $1,250 prize. The last paying position (100th) is worth $20. The Bronze leader board gives the winner $800. It pays a total of 150 places. 150th place is worth $10.

The object of the promotion is to log as many qualifying raked hands as possible. Given that Betfair adheres to the "no flop no drop" policy, we recommend that players see as many flops as possible.


PokerStars: PokerStars’ MicroMillions II Announced

Posted on July 3, 2012

PokerStars have just announced the second edition of their wildly popular MicroMillions Series, which features 100 low and micro-buy-in tournaments (some of which cost only 11 cents to enter), attracting huge starting fields and giving players of more meager material means the possibility to do battle for a truly substantial prize-pool.

The Main Event of the Series features a $22 buy-in, and it guarantees a $1 million prize-pool. Guarantees mean little in the MicroMillions though: They are routinely put to shame by the actual resulting prize-pools. The MicroMillions is where the real bankrolls are made. No longer do players have to have money in order to make money. They can now build serious bankrolls with little to no investment except for their time and poker skills, all thanks to the uniquely generous PokerStars MicroMillions.


Carbon Poker: Carbon Poker’s Software Updated to Version No. 6.0

Posted on July 2, 2012

Carbon Poker have introduced version 6.0 of their software, aimed at making it easier for their players to find the games/tables they’re looking for and to generally improve the play experience. New game filters have been introduced as well as a new search field which brings a number of new variables to searching. Nicknames, table-names and even tournament IDs can now be searched.

Players will now be able to access more information on the games that they play though the Game List Expanders. Other newly introduced perks are: time zones (letting players set their own time zones), dedicated table stats, a new tournament lobby, tiling and cascading tables to aid grinders with multi-tabling, the possibility to customize player boxes and resizable tables.

To top things off, Carbon Poker have also introduced a new Omaha Calculator to keep in line with the growing popularity of this poker variant. The new calculator allows players to improve their Omaha hi and hi/lo games (NL and PL betting structures are supported), by offering a plethora of information on various odds, as well as player profiling, stats, a hand replayer function and giving players the ability to customize all these features.


Red Star Poker: Red Star Poker's 7th Anniversary

Posted on June 29, 2012

On July 1, Red Star Poker is officially 7 years old. The site has set out to celebrate the anniversary in style: players will be given a special 100% reload bonus up to a maximum of $500. The move does indeed represent an outstanding opportunity for existing Red Star Poker players to re-launch their bankrolls.

The deal is valid from June 28 to July 1 and besides the above said reload deal, it rewards players with 7 Gold Chips, which they’ll be able to use for tournament entries.

Special $77 freerolls will also be held as well as a special rake race which will hand prizes out of a $27,000 pool.

In addition to the poker deal, those who visit Red Star Casino on July 1, will get 7 free spins on the Dragon Ship slot machine. The sports betting section of the site is in on the anniversary celebrations too: those who register there, using a special bonus code from June 28 to July 1, get free bets worth $7.


NETWORK: Winning Poker Introduces The Beast

Posted on June 29, 2012

Americas Cardroom and True Poker hail their new "Beast" progressive rake race promotion as the most innovative jackpot-fee based online poker promotion ever. The Beast is basically a cross between a rake race and a progressive jackpot. Players who contribute money to the promotion jackpot (whether it’s via blinds or voluntary bets), are awarded jackpot points. The actual amount of the contribution isn’t important: All contributors are rewarded equally.

Site officials are expecting "The Beast" to give away more than $200,000 in its first month alone, which means a top prize of about $25,000. The actual cash prizes only represent the top of the iceberg in this case though: in addition to them, players can win satellite tickets worth $109 each. The satellites offer seats in the Latin Series of Poker’s Punta Cana event which offers a guaranteed prize-pool of $500,000.


PokerStars: PokerStars Half Price Sunday tournaments promotion and RakeMeBack's Sunday Million Freeroll Satellite

Posted on June 14, 2012

RakeMeBack and PokerStars have teamed up to bring you the RakeMeBack Sunday Million Freeroll satellite with 5 tickets into the PokerStars Sunday Million this Sunday (17th June).

The Freeroll tournament details are:
Name:  RakeMeBack - Half Price Sunday Million
Date: Saturday at 15:00 CET
Where: PokerStars Private Touranaments Tab
Entry details: These will be emailed to players who have already applied to PokerStars through RakeMeBack

Please Note: These tickets are only available to be used for this weekends tournament and not any later weekend.

This Sunday PokerStars are running their Half Price Sunday promotion where you can Buy-In to the tournaments below for 50% of the normal cost.

TournamentTournament TimeBuy-InGuarantee
Sunday Kickoff 08:00 ET $54.50 $100,000
Sunday Warm-Up 11:00 ET $107.50 $500,000
Sunday Storm 13:30 ET $5.50 $300,000
Sunday Million 14:30 ET $107.50 $1,000,000
Women’s Sunday 14:30 ET $27.50 $10,000


No Pro Poker: No Pro Poker Maximum 1 Euro rake cash tables

Posted on June 12, 2012

No Pro Poker have announced special super low rake cash game tables for a limitted time. They have special No Limit Hold'em tables where the maximum rake taken during any pot is 1 Euro.

To take advantage of these low cash table rake sign up with No Pro Poker (on the Enet Poker Network) where we offer a great VIP deal for you.

Once you have signed up and been confirmed as a RakeMeBack player, you can then login to the client and look out of the cash tables marked (€1 Rake). on table limits €2/€4, €5/€10, €10/€20, €20/€40.


Red Star Poker: Red Star Poker New Poker Tournaments

Posted on June 8, 2012

Red Star Poker announces new $100,000 and $65,000 Guaranteed tournaments to begin this weekend 10th June 2012. The new schedule can be found in the poker client.

In addition, starting on July 1, 2012, Red Star Poker will host 7 freeroll tournaments with $77 prizepool "Red Star Birthday $77" to celebrate their 7 Year Anniversary. Tournament times are 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 GMT.

At 18:00 GMT starts the "$777 Happy Birthday Red Star" tournament. You can buy-in with 1 Gold Chip directly or make deposit with bonus code RL0612 and receive a ticket plus 7 Gold Chips, $7 FREE bet and your 100% reload bonus.


High Pulse Poker: High Pulse Poker 50% Straight Rakeback in June

Posted on June 4, 2012

Existing and new players will get 50% rakeback in June paid weekly into your poker account.

For example, if you rake €100 in a week you will get €50 in rakeback for that week.


NETWORK: Revolution Gaming Network - Launch Promotions and Bonus

Posted on June 1, 2012

The Revolution Gaming network has been launched with Lock Poker moving from Merge to the now rebranded old Cake Network.

To celebrate the launch of the Revolution Gaming network Lock Poker players can claim a massive $4,000 Bonus at 200% of your total deposits using the bonus code "THEFUTURE" during the promotion launch week. So you need to hurry up and either deposit or sign up for your Lock Poker account.

The Poker Revolution has started
All existing Cake Network players on any of the skins should not notice anything different apart from the increase of rakeback from 33% to 36% and a lot more new players.

Lock Poker players logging into the site will have to update the poker client to the new Revolution Gaming Network software.

Revolution Gaming Rakeback and VIP scheme
Lock Poker Rakeback and all skins on the new network will have 36% rakeback automatically paid into your account each week.

High volume Lock Poker players can take advantage of the Lock Poker VIP program that can pay out up to 55%.

Ronin $1 Million Rake Chase
Lock Poker is running their famous Ronin $1 Million Rake Chase during June where you can earn as much as $45,000 in prizes.

Tournament promotions
The new Lock Poker will launch with a $100,000 guaranteed tournament and a $75,000 guaranteed Superstack tournament. These special tournaments will be hosted by Lock Pros Chris Moorman, Annette Obrestad, Melanie Weisner and Matt Stout.


NETWORK: Winning Poker Network Auto Top Up and Auto Buy-In

Posted on May 30, 2012

The Winning Poker Network has introduced Auto Top Up and Auto Buy-In for cash game players.

The Auto Top Up option allows players to instantly automatically top up to a set amount of either the table max, the table minimum, or a set number of big blinds.

The Auto Buy-In feature means you do not have to sit down and work out how much to buy in for each new cash game you sit at. You configure the software so you automatically sit down at different tables with the maximum allowed buy-in, table minimum or number of big blinds.

The Winning Poker Network offers its players weekly 27% rakeback and welcomes US players.


Prop Site #9: 110% Prop Rakeback until 1st July

Posted on May 25, 2012

The special RakeMeBack Prop rakeback with Prop Site #9 has been extended until 1st July. The special deal allows our Props to earn 110% rakeback at a site offering 'Zoom Poker' type cash games.

The site has just started Real Money Multi Table Tournaments. At the moment these do not count towards Prop rakeback but after a short trial period MTT fees will count as Prop play.


Pokerkings: Pokerkings Welcome Bonus Increased to €1,000

Posted on May 24, 2012

As of May 2012 Pokerkings.com will officially increase the player welcome bonus to 200% up to €1,000.

Pokerkings has put up €10,000 in cash for the top 100 players on the Summer Slam Poker Series Tournament leaderboard, where the top player will receive €2,000 and an entry to the WPT National Mazagan Main Event worth €1,500 + €50 which will take place on July 12-15, 2012 in Morocco.


PokerStars: PokerStars Zoom Poker Gathering Momentum

Posted on May 24, 2012

PokerStars’ Zoom Poker is a Rush Poker-like game launched a while ago, which saw quite a lengthy beta period at the site. Its testing period successfully wrapped up, Zoom Poker went live about a week ago. The move basically meant that the limits at the Zoom Poker tables were increased and new poker variants were added to the game selection.

As soon as it went live, Zoom Poker enjoyed great success. Players who got forcefully removed from Full Tilt’s Rush Poker tables finally got the opportunity to click their mice into oblivion again at the new Zoom tables. The games are up and running as you’re reading this, so if you’re down for some hot Zoom Poker action, waste no time and join now.

As far as game mechanics go, Zoom Poker is quite similar to Rush Poker: as soon as players fold, they’re zoomed to another table, where they’re dealt into a different hand.


Terminal Poker: Terminal Poker Launch of Real Money Tournaments

Posted on May 23, 2012

Terminal Poker introduces, for the first time on May 23rd 2012, two real money test tournaments which can be found in the poker client:

18.00 (CET) Texas NL €0.20+0.02 with €50 ADDED to the prizepool
20.30 (CET) Texas NL €2.00+0.20 with a €500 GUARANTEED prizepool

As of tomorrow, Terminal Poker will offer 45 real money tournaments daily!

To encourage players to try the real money tournaments, Terminal Poker offers a 100% up to €50 reload bonus:

- Bonus code Reload05
- Bonus is released in increments of €10 for every 1250 bonus points earned
- The bonus expires on May 31 2012
- You have 60 days to clear the required points


Unibet: Unibet Fast Poker Launched

Posted on May 17, 2012

Unibet Poker have added Fast Poker to their game selection and Fast Poker players are eligible for up to 29% rakeback with the Unibet Fast poker loyalty program. When you earn Fast Poker Points, cash will be paid to your Unibet account.

Like Full Tilt’s now defunct Rush Poker, Fast Poker lets players get a massive amount of hands into the hour by transferring them to a new table and to a new starting hand every time they hit the fast fold button.

Those who want to play Fast Poker at Unibet need to create a Unibet account and a separate online moniker for Fast Poker. Once a player’s made a cash deposit, all he has to do is to take a seat at one of the Fast Poker tables. With Fast Poker, table selection is a non-issue, since players get moved from one table to the other at the click of a button all the time.

How does up to 29% rakeback with Fast Poker Loyalty Work?:
Earn 10 Fast Poker points for every €1 you generate in rake. Track the progress of Loyalty Bonus payouts in the Fast Poker software and remember that your points will be reset after each payout. There’s no limit to how many Loyalty Bonuses you can get.


PokerStars: PokerStars Zoom Poker Officially Launched

Posted on May 17, 2012

PokerStars Zoom Poker has officially been launched. Zoom Poker is PokerStars version of Full Tilt's Rush Poker, Betsafes Fast Poker and Terminal Poker.

Those who can play from the PokerStars.com, .eu, and .net sites are now able to play Zoom Poker on Android mobile devices. iOS will be coming soon for all you Apple lovers.

Zoom Poker is a Fast Fold type poker game where players are dealt a hand and if they fold are instantly moved to a new table and dealt more cards. You do not have to wait for the hand to finished before being dealt further pocket cards. This allows players to play 200-300 hundred hands or more per hour. If you play in multiple pools of players then you can play over 1000 hands per hour.

Due to the speed of play and PokerStars player liquidity Zoom Poker is said to count towards a total of a quarter of all online poker hands dealt per week!

Zoom Poker is available with Hold’em (NL and FL), PL Omaha and PL Omaha Hi/Lo and FL 5 Draw games. Sign up now for your 100% up to $600 PokerStars bonus and up to 74% cashback.


NETWORK: 36% Rakeback Effective from June 2012

Posted on May 17, 2012

As of May 28, 2012 all rooms that are part of the Cake Network Affiliate program will increase the player rakeback payments 36%. The rakeback is a flat amount and does not depend on your level of play. It is always paid automatically direct into your player account every Wednesday.

Revolution Gaming is the new rebranded name of the Cake network to reflect its new owners ideas on improving the network. They have started by increasing players rakeback from an already impressive standard 33% to 36%!

Lock Poker have bought the network and are leaving Merge to create Revolution Gaming. Making it one of the largest poker networks that accepts US players. They will also be updating the poker client at the end of the month.

With the 36% rakeback and extra players you should sign up now to take advantage of this very high and great rakeback deal.

Cake Poker 36% rakeback and a 110% up to $600 First deposit bonus
PowerPoker 36% rakeback and a 110% up to $600 First deposit bonus
Red Star Poker 36% rakeback and a 250% up to $1,500 First deposit bonus:


Betsafe: Betsafe Fast Poker - Rush Poker in Sheep's Clothing

Posted on May 16, 2012

Betsafe has joined the list of sites which offer Rush Poker-like tables, where players go up against a whole pool of opponents, essentially moving to a different table every time they hit the fold button.

Betsafe’s version of the game is called Fast Poker, and it looks, feels and acts exactly like the now defunct Rush Poker used to. Those who hit Betsafe’s Fast Poker tables won’t have to wait around industriously folding one starting hand after another till they hit one they like. They can just hit the fast fold button and be dealt into a new hand instantly. Fast Poker will thus allow players to rack up a ludicrously high number of hands per hour.

Betsafe is currently the only Ongame skin featured at RakeMeBack that offers this new feature.


PokerStars: PokerStars Mobile App Launched

Posted on May 11, 2012

PokerStars’ mobile app was launched a couple of weeks ago with big fanfare, at the EPT’s Monte Carlo Grand Final, where everyone could take the mobile software for a spin. The new PokerStars Mobile App, available for Apple as well as for Android-based devices is the best one of its kind indeed. It gives players the possibility to take on the exact same bunch they would play through their PC-based client. The graphics of the app are sharp and multi tabling is available.

Mobile players can now join cash game tables as well as SNGs and Multi Table Tournaments. The app offers a nifty quick seating feature meant to make life easier for mobile phone users. The new PokerStars mobile app means that players are now able to play from everywhere, at any time, without having to give up anything their regular PokerStars software offers them. The app is available for download at iTunes and it can also be downloaded directly from PokerStars’ mobile site.


PKR: PKR Download Now Much Faster

Posted on May 11, 2012

PKR has been the first online poker operation to take advantage of the graphics-possibilities offered by cutting-edge gaming to create a client which – besides making the game much easier on the eyes – successfully added a new, life-like depth to the game of online poker. Unfortunately, the added features meant that the software would be much bulkier and thus much more difficult and time-consuming to download. Those using less-than-ideal connections did indeed have a tough time downloading the PKR software.

Those problems seem to have been done away with though. PKR have dealt with the issue through an update, which makes it possible for players to register, to download the software and to create their avatar in around 2 minutes. Obviously, the 2 minute mark is only valid for broadband connections, but those of more meager means will be able to complete the registration process much faster than before too.

The update also added new table items, emotes, tiled windows and a hand replay feature. Several other perks (like an iPad roulette) are currently under development. Register for PKR now and take advantage of the PKR rakeback deal we offer.


Lock Poker: Lock Poker Acquires Cake, Launches New Network

Posted on May 8, 2012

Rumors about Lock Poker taking over the Cake Network have been swirling around for a few weeks and it now appears all these rumors were well-founded. Lock Poker have released a press statement the other day, in which they confirmed the move.

According to a PR by Lock Poker CEO Jennifer Larson, the site has indeed left the Merge Network and it has acquired the Cake Network, looking to rebrand it and re-launch it on May 31 as Revolution Gaming. The move will barely impact Lock Poker’s existing players and it will bring about better promotions, loyalty packages and an improved tournament schedule. 

There will be Lock Poker pros playing at the new site and player cash-outs will be faster. All these changes will go live on May 31.


Purple Lounge: Purple Lounge Update on Site Issues

Posted on April 30, 2012

There are issues with the Purple Lounge site being offline and no response from their support. We have had no direct contact from the site itself but the Media Corp corporation, who own Purple Lounge, have released a statement saying they have temporarily suspended the site.

There is no information yet on when the site will be back up or how players can withdraw their funds. We will be keeping a close on on the matter and will regular contact the site and the owners to find out more information. When we do receive updates we will send you the information.


Prop Site #9: 110% Rakeback deal continues until 3rd June

Posted on April 27, 2012

Prop Site #9 has continued its Prop 110% Rakeback deal until 3rd June 2012.

To take advantage of this massive rakeback you need to login in to your RakeMeBack account, click on the 'Prop player' tab and then apply for the sites rakeback deal.


Win Cake: Cake Poker Gold Chip Shop

Posted on April 25, 2012

Players can now redeem their Cake Poker loyalty rewards through the Cake Poker shop. The Gold Chips which players pick up in return for the real money rake that they generate at the tables can be traded in for tournament buy-ins and even bonuses. The bonuses are transferred into players’ bonus accounts and they will have to redeem them before they can take the bonus money to the tables.

In order to trade in their Gold Chips, players have to email Cake Poker support with their names and account numbers and the item they wish to purchase with their Gold Chips. Support will then simply subtract the amount of gold chips needed and credit the purchased item to the player’s account.

A buy-in to the Sunday $25k Guaranteed costs 650 gold chips for instance, amounting to $162 in real money value. 100 Gold chips will buy players a $25 bonus.

Sign-up for Cake Poker, 33% rakeback.


Prop Site #12: Up to 105% Rakeback and US Players Welcome

Posted on April 14, 2012

Prop Site #12 is a recently launched poker network where you can earn up to 105% rakeback on qualifying Prop play. They accept US residents as Prop and regular players.

There are no restrictions on cash table limits but Props are not allowed to play on the special Heads Up tables (2 player max tables). Tournaments or Sit and Go's do not count towards Prop play. As it is a new network shorthand play is encouraged and you will be expected to help keep games active.

Please visit the Prop Site #12 page to read the full Prop rules and how your play can qualify for Prop rakeback. Please remember to complete your application for the Prop deal by verifying your identifier in your RakeMeBack account (add your Prop Site #12 Tablename to your 'Prop player' account).

If we do not have your Tablename then we can not confirm your prop deal. Please do not play until you have been confirmed by us as a Prop for this site.


Prop Site #11: New Players 90% Rakeback

Posted on April 7, 2012

Prop Site #11 new players will be recieve 90% rakeback from Sunday 8th April onwards. RakeMeBack props who have already been confirmed as props with the site will continue to enjoy the special promotion of 110% rakeback for the next couple of months.

Players need to sign up for an account and verify their details in their RakeMeBack account before Sunday 8th April to get the special 110% rakeback.


Fortune Poker: Fortune Poker Software Upgraded to Version 8.0

Posted on April 6, 2012

Fortune Poker have made another move to keep up with the times, upgrading their software to its 8.0 version. The upgrade includes several useful new features which expand the overall capabilities of the site significantly, ushering Fortune Poker players into a new age of Mac compatibility, MTT deal-making and opponent tagging.

Players using Apple computers can now play at Fortune Poker unimpeded. They can also make deals during the final stages of massive MTTs when such deals can have a huge impact over the final distribution of the prize-pool. The settings tab features a newly added statistics section, which players can use to track their own play. Players can tag their opponents making it easier to recognize them later as fish, decent players or dangerous sharks.


Prop Site #9: 110% Prop Rakeback Offer Extension

Posted on March 22, 2012

The 110% Prop Rakeback offer at Prop Site #9 has had an extension until 29th April 2012.

As the site has 'Rush Poker' game play where you are in pools and not just stuck on a single table you can play many more hands per hour. This means your rakeback amount can quickly grow, especially as you will be paid at 110%.

If you do not have an account with Prop Site #9 then sign up now to take advantage of this great offer.


Terminal Poker: Terminal Poker Mobile Poker €200 Freerolls

Posted on March 21, 2012

Terminal Poker has improved its already very good mobile poker client and now you can multipool their 'Rush Poker' style tables.

The new lobby is also very mobile friendly allowing you to swipe between your tables and the lobby quickly, while giving a very clear view of what is happening in the lobby.

To celebrate the upgrade they are running daily €200 Freerolls at 9:30PM for the rest of the week that can ony be played by players on mobile devices.

Terminal Poker offer players 30% rakeback, so when this is combined with the multipooling and large hands per hour you are dealt, means that your rakeback can quickly add up.


Prop Site #11: 110% Rakeback Promotion Extended for 3 months

Posted on March 12, 2012

110% Rakeback Promotion has been extended for 3 months for Prop Site #11.

Please note that no Heads Up (2 player max) cash table or Sit & Go (SNG HU) tournament play is allowed and will not qualify for prop play.

Tournament fees, that qualify for prop play, will only count towards your rake if you are also playing at least 2 cash tables during the entire time you are involved in the tournament.

Visit Prop Site #11 to sign up and apply for the 110% rakeback and to read the prop Terms and Conditions.


Prop Site #11: 110% Rakeback Promotion

Posted on March 8, 2012

Prop Site #11 have announced a special rakeback promotion of 110%. The 110% Rakeback will be paid from the start of LAST Sunday's payment period (12:00 Midday 4th March) and will continue until 11:59 AM on 18th March.

This means that all the rake you have already made this week will be paid at 110%.

All tournament fees (SNG and MTT) will also count towards your rake total, as long as you are playing at least 2 cash games during the whole tournament.

If you do not have a prop account with Prop Site #11 and want to take part in this promotion please sign up now as it can take up to 48 hours for your prop account to be confirmed by Prop Site #11.


Prop Site #8: Rakeback Rate Changed to 102%

Posted on March 5, 2012

The Prop Site #8 rakeback rate will be changed from 125% to 102% tomorrow.

Today (Monday 5th March) will be the last day that the props higher rate of 125% will be paid.

The new rate of 102% will come into effect some time tomorrow. Props will be able to see when the rate change comes into effect, in your Prop Site #8 account page.

The lower 70% rakeback paid out when there are more props than non props on a table, will remain unchanged at 70%.


True Poker: True Poker Introduce Elite Benefits

Posted on March 4, 2012

True Poker have decided to overhaul their loyalty reward system and they did it by introducing the Elite Benefits program. The new loyalty system will award cash prizes totaling $138k every year and it will give players the opportunity to win poker trips, high-end electronic gadgets, True Poker merchandize as well as entries to various live events and exclusive freerolls.

The new system is based on Benefit Points and it features five levels: player, rounder, grinder, veteran and legend. Players shall earn BPs by playing in real money cash games and tournaments. The more BPs they earn on a monthly basis, the higher they’ll climb on the ladder. Besides BPs, players will also be rewarded with Player Points. These PPs represent the true currency in the new Elite Benefits system. Players will be able to trade these points in for all the above named prizes. The higher their Elite Benefits level, the more PPs players will earn.


NETWORK: Cake Network $100K Points Race

Posted on February 28, 2012

The Cake Network will launch its first ever massively rewarded $100k Points Race in March and everyone is invited. All of the existing and new players of the Cake Network qualify for the promotion. Every week, there will be cash prizes handed out and those who turn in a consistent performance throughout the promotion period will pick up additional bonuses at the end. The race starts on March 1, and it wraps up on March 31, spanning the entire length of the first spring month.

In order to stimulate existing players into taking part in the promotion, the Cake Network will offer a limited time reload bonus deal: those who re-deposit, will have their deposits matched 100%, up to a maximum of $600. The reload bonus is valid from February 29 (from 6 PM GMT) until March 4 (6 PM GMT), so those looking to secure yet another additional bonus should spring into action soon. The Cake Network has seen rapid expansion lately, with numerous new skins like Fugu Poker, Euro Club Poker and Colt Poker popping up.

To take advantage of the $100K Points Race we recommend that you sign-up for 33% rakeback at Cake Poker or Red Star Poker


Minted Poker: Minted Poker US and non US players funds

Posted on February 25, 2012

Minted Poker players from the US have been effected by events on their Network. Resulting in delayed payments for non US players and seizure of US players funds by US authorities, as the Network actually does the withdrawal transactions for Minted Poker.

Minted Poker have said that non US players funds are safe and secure but their may be cashout delays due to the events.

Everleaf Gaming have released a statement about the recent events and issues effecting US players and their funds.

"As has been reported, certain funds maintained by one of our payment processors to be distributed to U.S. customers were seized by U.S. authorities. To our knowledge, the U.S. authorities seized these funds and blocked the transactions based on purported violations of certain U.S. laws, including operating an illegal money transmitting business, the Wire Act, and money laundering.

Please be advised that this seizure occurred in the United States and only affects U.S. players.

In view of the above Everleaf will no longer accept U.S. players. None the less Everleaf reiterates and wants to reassure all the effected players that all the funds will be refunded in full and the effected parties will be contacted in a short while accordingly.

For the other markets we operate in and with regards to all our other players we want to reassure you that nothing has changed."


NETWORK: Power Poker Now Licensed in Malta

Posted on February 24, 2012

Power Poker has moved to the Cake Network a while ago and now the site has decided to move its affiliate management over to the Cake platform too.

In addition to that, Power Poker will be licensed exclusively by the Malta Gaming Commission henceforth. What this means for players is that they’ll be guaranteed 72-hour payouts.

US players who have opened Power Poker accounts through us, will be transferred to one of the Cake brands seamlessly.


NETWORK: Everleaf Funds Seized

Posted on February 24, 2012

A short while after the Everleaf network announced its withdrawal from the US market in the wake of threats received from the US Dept. of Homeland Security, the US justice system has extended its long arms seizing some of the Everleaf funds which were destined to cover withdrawals made by US-based players. The withdrawal transactions have also been blocked, so US players are currently unable to recover any money from their Everleaf accounts.

The moves were based on money laundering allegations and the alleged violation of the Wire Act. The seizure only affects US players, none of Everleaf’s operations in other markets will be affected in any way. Everleaf poker rooms no longer accept US players, but the network’s management was keen to get the message out: all the US players whose accounts were affected by the seizure will be repaid in full.


Poker Nordica: Poker Nordica in Turmoil

Posted on February 24, 2012

After a period with lack of communication it has become obvious for pretty much everyone involved with them that not everything is right at Poker Nordica. Today, the site has communicated the fact that they had a lot to suffer at the hands of the stronger Merge operations and the current state of affairs was unmanageable as far as they were concerned.

The sudden departure of the brand manager of the operation, together with the CEO of the poker room has left the site in quite a tight spot.

Poker Nordica’s remaining staff is now in the process of assessing the site’s position, and they’re at crossroads, looking to determine in which direction the operation will move forward. Poker Nordica hasn’t paid some of its players since January, so the top priority currently is to settle those debts and to keep the operation alive.


Prop Site #9 - 110% Rakeback and Prop Races

Posted on February 23, 2012

Prop site #9 has increase its Prop rakeback from 100% up to 110% rakeback and will also be running Prop raked hand races. The 110% rakeback will start from Monday 27th Feb and last until Sunday 1st April.

There will be two Prop raked hand races, the first from 1st - 14th March and the second between 15th - 31st March.
Each raked hand race has a total of €500 prizepool
Prize payout for each of the 2 races:

1st = €125
2nd = €100
3rd = €75
4th -7th = €50

If you do not already have an account with them then sign up with Prop site #9 to take advantage of the Prop raked hand races and the 110% rakeback.


Win Cake: Massive Cake Poker Software Update

Posted on February 22, 2012

Cake Poker have finally made the move, updating their software to the 2.0 version and tackling a bunch of the problems that had held their platform to entry-level for so long. The update brought a myriad of eagerly awaited changes. The loading times will be much reduced with the new Cake software, the general software loading time as well as that of the individual tables.

Improvements are not limited to speed and stability though. The graphics have been touched up as well and navigation has been improved too. The new lobby layout features improved visibility and added functionality. Multi tabling is an entirely new experience now: grinders can launch no fewer than 12 tables and play them much faster than before. The whole setup draws a lot less on the hardware resources.

Another interesting and more than welcome move is the addition of synchronized tournament breaks, which allows multi-tablers to actually take breaks without missing out on anything.


Prop Site #11 Relaunched with 90% Rakeback

Posted on February 17, 2012

Prop Site #11 has relaunched its prop deal with a minimum 90% rakeback guaranteed for the next 3 months. The deal will restart this Sunday 19th at 12:00 CET. There are ongoing discussions about special prop rakeback promotions during this time.

Props are allowed to take part in the daily, weekly and monthly deposit freerolls. All you need to do is make a minimum deposit of €10 and you can play in that days €250 deposit freeroll, deposit a minimum €25 and play in the €500 weekly deposit freeroll. If you make a deposit of a minimum €50 then you can take part in the €2500 monthly freeroll. Props will not receive the instant the €25 instant cash bonus.

This prop deal is great as there are no restrictions on the cash game types you can play and at what stakes, as long as you are playing a minimum 2 tables. Props can also have Tournament fees included in their 90% rakeback as long as they are playing at least 2 cash tables while they are in a tournament.

Click here to find out more about this propping deal, its rules and to sign up now for 90% rakeback.


PokerStars: PokerStars.EU Tax Free

Posted on February 14, 2012

A few days ago PokerStars have managed to secure a Maltese license, which allowed them to launch PokerStars.eu as an EU-based online poker entity. Swedish and Finnish players are transferred to the new client as you’re reading this and PokerStars probably aim to transfer all their European players in the future. The move will in no way affect play experience as European players will be able to play against those on PokerStars.com as they always have. They will also have access to all the tournaments too, including the weekend guarantees. The benefits of the move for EU-based players are immense though: All their winnings will be originating from the EU and as such they will be tax free.

The time to join PokerStars is now for Europeans. There’s a nice sign-up bonus of 100% up to $600 and a reload bonus of 25% up to $150.

Set up your PokerStars.eu account now and start enjoying those tax free winnings!


Minted Poker: Everleaf Withdraws From US

Posted on February 12, 2012

The Everleaf poker network has withdrawn from the US online poker market the other day, taking with it more than 100 skins powered by the Everleaf software. The network has apparently received a cease and desist order from the US Department of Homeland Security which has essentially scared the network executives into consultations with their legal staff and the LGA, the Maltese licensing authority. The conclusion of the consultations was that given the current legal atmosphere in the US, an immediate and complete withdrawal was indeed in order.

The Everleaf network’s terms of service were changed. US, French and Maltese players will no longer be able to access their Everleaf accounts and they will not be allowed to take part in any of the promotions run by the network.

All those US players who used to play at Minted Poker can now sign up to Carbon Poker. Upon doing so, they will get a $25 free cash bonus. In order to take advantage of the offer, players have to sign up before February 29. Only US players who had a Minted Poker account are eligible for the deal.


Videoslots.com: Diamondbet’s D-Day

Posted on February 6, 2012

Diamondbet (Microgaming) have decided to re-brand their site to make it easier for players to remember and to access: from now on, Diamondbet shall be known as Dbet and the site will be Dbet.com. The rebranding ushers in a new era of promotions, and generous bonuses for Dbet’s players. Those who already have accounts at Dbet will not have to download the software again. For now, the software will remain the same. The username/password combination that players used to log into the poker client will from now on be used for the site as well.

Those who forgot their passwords should use the “forgot password” feature in the client rather than at the site, where it is not yet functional.

The bottom line is that all Dbet players have to do is to give the dbet team a little time to set up the connections between the new site and the client and to lay back awaiting the new bonuses and promotions, which are already underway. 

Sign up to receive 30% rakeback at Dbet.com. 


Terminal Poker: Terminal Poker $8,000 Freeroll week

Posted on January 11, 2012

Terminal Poker have a great $8,000 Freeroll week promotion coming up. From January 23rd to 29th they will be running daily freerolls for its players.

Freeroll Tournaments:
Daily €1000 Freeroll at 20:00 every day from Monday to Saturday
€2000 Freeroll on Sunday January 29th at 20:00

How it to qualify:
Play 100 raked hands 24 hours before the tourney and receive a ticket for the €1000 freeroll
Play 500 raked hands 7 days before the tourney and receive a ticket for the €2000 freeroll

If you do not already have a Terminal Poker account then apply now and get 30% rakeback.


NoiQ Poker: Danish players and NoiQ

Posted on December 28, 2011

NoiQ will be offering licensed online poker to Danish players from 1st january 2012.

Due to the extra gaming tax poker sites will have to pay those NoiQ Danish players on the flat rakeback scheme will be transfered automatically to the new instant cash loyalty program.


PKR: Danish players and PKR

Posted on December 28, 2011

PKR will not be accepting or allowing Danish players from 31st December 2011. This action is being taken by PKR due to changes in the Danish gambling laws and market.

PKR have been awarded a licence but look to be opening their Danish market around February.


Point Poker: Danish players and Point Poker

Posted on December 27, 2011

Point Poker have been granted a licence to offer Danish players internet poker. As we receive any more details from the site of how this effects Danish players we will update you here.


NETWORK: Entraction blocking players from Canada, Israel, Norway, Russia and Turkey

Posted on September 15, 2011

The Entraction poker network have confirmed they will be blocking players from Canada, Israel, Norway, Russia and Turkey playing on their site.

Players from these countries will no longer be able to play on the Entraction network or skins from 12:00 CET on 29th September 2012.


NETWORK: Full Tilt Poker license suspended until 26th July

Posted on June 30, 2011

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC), that grants the license by which Full Tilt Poker runs its poker sites has today issued a statement* notifying that the AGCC have suspended Full Tilt Poker's license.

"Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has today issued Hearing Notices under Regulation 46 of its Regulations to Vantage Ltd, Oxalic Ltd, Filco Ltd and Orinic Ltd, collectively trading as FULL TILT POKER.
In addition, AGCC has issued Suspension Notices under Regulation 47 to the above named companies requiring them to suspend all operations with immediate effect."

*Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC),

This resulted in the Full Tilt Poker client stopping in the middle of tournaments and cash games. A later statement* by the AGCC confirmed further details relating to Full Tilt Poker and the players effected.

"(FULL TILT POKER) must from today cease to:
Register new customers
Accept deposits from existing customers
Allow existing customers to withdraw funds that are held in their accounts; and
Permit customers to participate in any form of poker game play or gambling transaction."

*Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC),

This latest statement means that players are not able to access the client and can not withdraw their funds. This means that Full Tilt Poker has been shut down until the review on 26th July.


Betfair-OnGame: Player’s bankrolls and Licensing jurisdictions

Posted on June 6, 2011

The abrupt changes to some sectors of  the online poker industry due to US government activities seizing domains, has not only affected US players it has also effected non US players. With some player’s bankrolls having been frozen, players are looking at poker sites that can offer a place to play and, perhaps more importantly, look after a player’s bankroll.

Sites licensed in Europe have stricter licensing and financial controls. Depending on where exactly a poker sites gaming license is granted these rules will vary slightly. For example gaming licenses from Alderney require that companies must have enough cash to always exceed player total funds. Malta requires companies to legally keep players funds separate from the operating funds and they are legally liable for any differences in players funds should the worst happen to the company.

Betfair Poker is one of the most trusted sites in the online gambling business and your bankroll money has to be virtually guaranteed safe with them. Betfair has been floated on the London Stock Exchange and they actually have no debt as an operating company.

Betfair have also launched their Customer Commitment and it goes far and above most companies attempts at these types of things. They have guaranteed or committed to lots of Customer Care standards and these include Customer Protection, Integrity, Customer Service, Communication and Product & Technology.

“Your money and the Company's money is separated so your funds are safeguarded:

Betfair holds customers' money in separately managed bank accounts which means your funds are safeguarded independently of our corporate funds under the terms of a Trust Deed.”

*Betfair Customer Commitment


Although sites in Europe should have better protection for players funds this does not mean they are 100% safe as many things can still happen to a business or the network they are operating on. Also this does not mean that sites that are not licensed in Europe are no go zones. As long as they are a large well established company then your bankroll should be safer with them.

Players choosing where they want to play should perhaps also consider where a company is licensed along with its player liquidity and rakeback offers.


NETWORK: Merge Network rakeback changes

Posted on May 10, 2011

Due to changes by the Merge Network following the recent Black Friday events, Poker Nordica and Carbon Poker will not be able to offer NEW players rakeback deals from 1st June 2011. They still accept US players, before and after this date, that has not changed.

If you already have a RakeMeBack deal with Poker Nordica or Carbon Poker then you will still get your rakeback after 1st June 2011.

If you do not already have a rakeback deal on the Merge network then if you sign up for a RakeMeBack deal with Poker Nordica or Carbon Poker before 1st June 2011 you will be able to continue to receive rakeback after that date.

Other changes mean that Poker Nordica will be changing present promotions for new and exciting promotions including:

- $46,000 VIP Points Chase
- $1,000 Raked Hand Race
- $1,000 VIP Gold Race
- 7 tiered VIP Program
- New weekly Sunday $100K Guaranteed with VIP Satellite Freerolls

Remember, if you do not create you Poker Nordica or Carbon Poker rakeback accounts through RakeMeBack before 1st June 2011 you may be missing out on rakeback for the rest of your playing lifetime on the Merge Network.


Betfair-OnGame: Betfair updates software

Posted on August 20, 2010

Betfair rolls out new software in conjunction with the recent move to the Ongame network.

• Enhanced client software
• Larger player pool
• Bigger prize pools - $13 million in guaranteed tournaments every month
• New games – including Omaha hi/lo, 7-Card Stud, 7-Card Stud hi/lo and 5-Card Draw
• Betfair Players’ Club loyalty program – earn points with play and exchange them for cash
• Mac compatible download client


InterPoker: InterPoker lowers rakeback threshold to €5

Posted on August 19, 2010

Starting from the 1st September, InterPoker is lowering the minimum rakeback requirement from €100 right down to €5, for all 30% monthly Rakeback deals.

For further information on InterPoker


888Poker: 888poker no longer accepting French players

Posted on July 9, 2010

As of July 11, 2010, 888poker will cease to accept any French players. 888poker has applied for a license to operate in the new regulated French market and until such license is granted, they will not be accepting French traffic.

For further questions, please contact our support.


Betfair-OLD: LIVE! Tallinn Freeroll Qualifiers

Posted on March 26, 2010

If you see your RMB Username you have qualified for the Poker Live! $1,500 Freeroll.

What: Poker Live! $1,500 Freeroll
Sunday March 28, 2010 @ 20:00 GMT
 Betfair lobby RMB Betfair LIVE! Tallinn Freeroll #359956.

The winner will get a package worth $1,500 to Betfair Poker Live! Tallinn.

For details about this promotion go here or contact us.

LIVE! Tallinn Freeroll Qualifiers:

RMB UsernameRMB UsernameRMB Username
DrCordy BLouFfPJ Poseidon1
Drakfisk Huro kasianos
Maniac2919 RivierAA KIDMAX18
jeeferssons plankton99 darkhorse22
Kossamu PacoNicky7 dankarl
Jay Pognon BluffLizard pink dreams
kolbe84 schiebsrein OGAMIASSAS
esox2 AliHussein horus
totto885 konpasx13 MerColl
toksnok GLOBEtroter vespat5
basta65 notuagain julined2
vlasto craisedman h8tersgonh8
trollarn2 PokerSuper CSPT_SR
Ariath r0ccamsRazr kitano
lnik777l Tuborg TIREDOFTHIS
P5YCHO Raith Rov Jaydey
pansarpluto cash4sash83 TORPAN
WillyC1234 Tetrahedron Akakabuto
zeerover IamStarling JasLks
CashflowAA Mrs R JONEZE08
steer clear SBNA91 Handyman90
bayew LoveYToo The sledge
lassekjus33 derosiello mjsa1979
klavertje4 lafillette3 mstace
Marcevis DieLucker -


PowerPoker: PowerPoker.com Design competition

Posted on July 13, 2009

PowerPoker.com is setting up a web design competition to create a new look and identity for their website with a €3,000 prize for the best designer, €2,000 - 2nd place, and €1,000- 3rd place.

The competition will run for 8 weeks, starting from July 1, 2009 - finishing on August 31, 2009.

The project will be judged on the basis of usability and innovativeness.


Important notice regarding Emails

Posted on March 5, 2007

It´s come to our attention that Hotmail & Gmail - two of the most popular email services block out our emails. Please ensure that you put our domains - @rakemeback.com and @rakemeback.se on your safe senders list or else you may not be receiving important information, instructions and so forth. This is a good idea regardless of what email service you use.


Ontario online gambling

Posted on April 11, 2022


Ontario online gambling has gone live, allowing residents to bet on casino games and sporting events via websites and mobile apps. Several operators have launched, including Bet365 and 888. 


partypoker: Super High Roller Bowl Online Series

Posted on April 27, 2020

This is a festival of high-stakes No Limit Hold’Em action with the launch of the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl Online Series.

The series will pay out more than $20 million in guarantees across 28 high-roller events, held from Saturday, May 23, 2020, to Monday, June 1, 2020, with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.

All tournaments will be two-day events, kicking off with an 8-Max event with a guarantee of $1,000,000 for a buy-in of $25,000 + $500. There will be two more events with seven-figure guarantees in the following week, before the series concludes with the Super High Roller Bowl Online, beginning June 1.

The player who collects the most points in the first 27 events will be declared the series champion, and will be awarded with a free entry ticket to the Super High Roller Bowl Online.

The Super High Roller Bowl Online is an 8-Max, two-day freezeout event with a minimum guarantee of $3,000,000. The buy-in will be $100,000 + $2,000, and starting stacks will be 300,000.

Blinds for all tournaments will begin at 500/1,000, with an ante of 125. Levels will increase every 15 minutes in events starting at 12pm EDT, every 12 minutes in events starting at 1pm EDT and 2pm EDT, and every 30 minutes in the Super High Roller Bowl Online.

For all events before the series finale, re-entry will be open through a level 12 break, and players will play down to a final table on day one, before the final tables start the next day at 12pm EDT.





Red Star Poker: MPN Poker Tour €150 000 GTD

Posted on May 9, 2018

The third MPN Poker Tour festival of 2018 will take place from July 5-8 at the Platinum Casino Sunny Beach, Bulgaria at you can win a package at Red Star Poker. Satellites are starting from April 2nd.

Each package is worth €1,500 and includesL
- Entry into the €550 Main Event 
- Entry into the €150 Side Event
- Accommodation for 4 nights at the 4 star Wela Hotel Sunny Beach you and a guest 
- Players Welcome Party 
- €250 pocket money

Note: You are allowed to transfer your side event ticket to a guest. 

Register at Red Star Poker and play!


NETWORK: Heritage Sporstbook Joins Winning Poker Network

Posted on August 20, 2012

A few days ago the Winning Poker Network (WPN) announced that Heritage Sportsbook had just joined their online poker network. The move has been hailed as a positive development by WPN officials, one that is likely to add even more liquidity to the WPN tables.

Being one of the last US-facing networks, WPN have seen quite a bit of growth lately. They’re already host to brands like Americas Cardroom, Poker King, Fabulous Poker, BetCRIS, and True Poker. Exactly what Heritage Sportsbook will bring to the table is unclear for the time being, but WPN view the move as quite an achievement, so there’s bound to be an upside to it.

WPN’s continued growth amid a general online poker traffic drop and various destabilizing factors exerting their adverse effects on the industry does indeed show that US players are still on the hunt for hot online poker action.


Prop Site #9: 110% Rakeback offer

Posted on July 30, 2012

110% Rakeback offer on Prop Site #9 will be extended until at least September 9th. All RakeMeBack props who apply and are accepted on the deal will be able to earn 110% Rakeback on all cash tables (No Limit Holdem and Omaha). Tournament fees are not included.

To have the chance to earn 110% Rakeback please create a RakeMeBack account and then apply for the Prop Site #9 offer through your account.

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