Sunday, May 21, 2006

Whats Happening At Our Favorite Online Poker Rooms

For all you UK players, UltimateBet has just made it easier for you to get paid! They have recently input a system that will allow all UK players to be paid out in Pounds. This means you can avoid paying foreign bank charges or high currency conversion fees. So next time you go to withdraw your winnings you can now select to be paid in Sterling.

The 3rd annual "Million Dollar FreeRoll" is currently taking place every day at Paradise Poker. The final 10 will be taken all expenses paid to a location somewhere in paradise on July 22nd, where the first place finisher will win $1,000,000. There are currently 3 free roll qualifiers taking place online, each day (4pm, 9pm and 1am) at Paradise Poker. Each heat is completely free to enter and will run at these three times each day until July 21st 2006.

Need something to do on Sunday afternoon? Why not play in Bodog's $100,000 guaranteed online poker tournament. Each and every Sunday, players of all skill sets come together to claim their stake in this large prize pool. Check out Bodogs to learn more about this tournament and discover how you can enter (there are a number of different options and ways to join) in these tournaments.

The largest online starting poker tournament, "The Poker Classic", is fast approaching and you don't want to miss your chance at qualifying for as little as $1. Sit & Go qualifiers are currently taking place at PokerRoom. The infamous tournament will begin on Sept. 30 in Barcelona, Spain and will feature a prize pool of over $5 million guaranteed. After a series of online events, the top 45 qualifiers at PokerRoom will go to Barcelona to compete for the title.

And finally, "Maydaze" are just around the corner at PartyPoker, so head over now to take advantage of this great promotion. Maydaze are ticket drawings that can earn you a share of a total $100,000. Each winning ticket is worth at least $200 and a bonus of $500 is also p for grabs. To earn your tickets, all you need to do is earn only 60 PartyPoints between the 19th and 22nd of May. You now are eligible to redeem these points for Maydaze tickets and your chance at winning free cash!!!

Check out PartyPoker and all these great online poker rooms for more info on these, and many more exciting events and promotions, that are always going on to make your online poker playing experiences for enjoyable (and more profitable)!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

New Mobile Poker Available to Blackberry Users

It's finally arrived something that the Blackberry community has been waiting for. Fortuna Gaming a UK based gaming company introduced "Mobile Gold" a new 10 hand version of the existing Texas Hold'em product already offered by Fortuna.

Vice president Dallas Robinson stated that Fortune Gold's move into this space was a strategic one to get a head start over competition and to ensure they are the first to enter the space. The move into the mobile space is a strategic one made by Fortuna to enhance their end user experience by providing them with the ability to play from when ever and whenever they want.

The system Dubbed the Mobile Gaming Now's has been specifically published for the Blackberry 8700 series of mobile phones. Later this year you'll see a lot more gaming applications becoming readily available to players who wish to engage in mobile gaming.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Couple That Meets on PartyPoker.com to Get Married

Two online players that met while engaging in playing poker at PartyPoker.com back in September of 2004 will be married in a live poker themed wedding ceremony at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas on March 7. This wedding as discussed by PartyPoker.com in their most recent press release will be the first of it's kind ever in history.

The two players Gary Surrif 28 a New York attorney and Jackie Johnson 27 a Las Vegas artist will celebrate their union with a honeymoon on the PartyPoker.com Million V Cruise which will travel around the Cayman Islands and Jamaica on March 12. There will be nearly 450 players on the ship who will compete for a piece of the $5.0 Million prize pool aboard the poker cruise.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Extreme Poker and Caribbean Poker Classic

Earlier this month the infamous Caribbean Poker Classic took place on the beautiful island of St. Kitts. The event was full of exciting poker tournaments but none as interesting or "extreme" as an event which was sponsored by online poker room InterPoker. This event in St. Kitts was the first in a series of extreme poker tournaments that Inter will host in the future.

So what made this particular tournament a little different from the norm? Well the entire game took place underwater. The DWSOP (deep water series of poker) proved to be a successful endeavor as six players battled it out below 10 meters of gorgeous Caribbean blue waters.

The six adventurous poker players included professionals, Jenna James, Juha Helppi and the always entertaining Phill "the Unabomber" Laak. Joining them were poker aficionado Andy Goetsch and Inter Poker players, Peter Marcus and Louise Halle. In order to win the title, the players not only had to outplay their competitors but had to be able to last under the water. If anyone lost their breath or had to surface for any reason, they were automatically eliminated.

In the end it was professional poker player Juha Helppi who outlasted the other underwater players and was named the first "Extreme Poker" and DWSOP champion. For more information on future "Extreme Poker" events and many more exciting and original promotions visit InterPoker on the web today.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

New in Online Poker for December

With the holidays just around the corner, there is no better time to earn a little extra cash and prizes to help out with your holiday shopping. And a number of our favorite online poker rooms are offering some fantastic promotions this month. Here’s a quick glance at what’s out there.

At Interpoker this December, celebrate the "12 Days of Christmas" by taking part in one (or all twelve) exciting promotions that will take place each day from the 13th through the 24th. The details of each promotion will be revealed two days before each date but promise to be huge. There is also a "Christmas Cracker" No Limit holdem tournament scheduled for December 18th at 2pm ET where the prize is 150 thousand pounds ($260K US).

The "Win Your Tuition" promotion is back at Absolute Poker and right now you have the opportunity for early registration. The main event isn’t until late May 2006, but for those who take the opportunity of the early registration will become eligible to for a number of great Free Rolls and prizes leading up to the event. The contest is open to eligible college students and the winner will win their spring tuition paid for by Absolute.

There is a lot going on at Ultimate Bet this month. Every Wednesday at 9pm EST enter in a $50,000 guaranteed prize event or test your skills out every Sunday at 8 pm EST for a chance at a piece of the guaranteed $150,000 prize pool tourney. But the main promo this December at Ultimate Bet is "The Ultimate Plasma Poker Event".

In this promotion you will have three chances at winning one of Seven 50 inch Panasonic HDTV Plasma TV’s. For players who earned at least 50 qualifying Ultimate points in Novemeber, all you have to do is increase your percentage of points earned this month compared to last month. The three players with the highest increase in points percentage will win a plasma. The players who come in 4th through 3003rd place, you will automatically be entered into the Plasma Free Roll tournament on Jan 7th where the top three finishers will receive a Plasma. And finally, every Ultimate point you earn in December (for those who earned at least 50 in Nov.) will award you with one raffle ticket that will be entered into a draw for the last Plasma (will take place on Jan. 7th).

Finally, Full Tilt Poker is hosting a huge $200k guarantee tournament on December 4th. The tournament is a $200 + $16 buy-in event but qualifying Sateellites are taking place right now and start as low as $4 buy-ins. You can also win a spot in the tournament by using 500 Full Tilt points to enter a qualifier. Full Tilt is also featuring "Post-Game Poker", where every Sunday, after football, play in this special tournament. The tourney begins at 11:59pm ET and besides the regular first place cash, the winner will win $1 for every point scored in each NFL game played that day.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

New and Big Promotion at Party Poker

Earlier this month Party Poker gave away a Ferrari F430 Coup as a first place prize in one of their many online poker tournaments. Well they have just started a new promotion where the prizes just keep on getting better. It seems as though there is no limit to where Party Poker may go next.

Over the next month and a half, Party Poker will be hosting a number of online qualifying tournaments which, on top of cash prizes, will land you a seat to the Main No Limit Texas Holdem event that will be taking place on January 15th 2006. The event is a $600,000 guarantee with top prizes that are, for some, a dream come true.

The player who finishes the tournament in first place will win 25 hours worth of airtime in a luxury private jet. If you win this prize you can take off from over 5,500 airports worldwide and take up to 6 friends along for the adventured. This prize is valued at $125,000.

And if that's not enough the 2nd place finisher will go home with a Mercedes G55 AMG. This luxury SUV is equipped with a supercharged V-8 engine and is worth $105,000. Coming in third place will land you a Mercedes ML500-SUV valued at $75,000. Fourth and Fifth place finishers will receive a Mercedes SLK350 ($68,000) and a Mercedes C350 ($50,000) respectively. The rest of the $600,000 guaranteed prize will be rewarded to the remaining 220 placed finishers by means of cash, divided according to a pre-determined pay-out structure.

The tournaments qualifiers are taking place right now in the form of single and multi table tournaments. Each day you will find a $5 + $1 buy-in multi table qualifier at 7:45pm ET, a $10 +$1 multi table qualifier at 10:35pm ET and at 3:50 pm you can enter a multi table qualifier tournament if you have 500 Party Points. And every day, all day, you can qualify for the main event by taking part in a $5 +$1 single- table Sit and Go, a $36 + $3 single-table Sit and Go or a $20 +$2 multi table tournament. All of these qualifiers are No Limit Texas Holdem poker games.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

WSOP Champions Choose PokerStars

One of the world's biggest online poker rooms, PokerStars.com are pleased to announce that the 2005 WSOP champion Joseph Hachem has joined past champions, Chris "Moneymaker" and Greg Raymar as a loyal PokerStars player and spokesperson. Maybe it's because PokerStars has some of the best multi-player tournaments on the web, or for their fantastic promotions or maybe it's their affiliation with huge events such as the WSOP or the WPT. Whatever it is, the three champion poker players are proud to call PokerStars home.

Earlier this year, Australia native Joseph Hachem made poker history and won the largest gambling prize ever known, $7.5 million, when he was named the 2005 WSOP champion. Hachem has been playing at PokerStars since 2002 and has played over 100,000 hands at the poker room during this time. Since his new found wealth, you will likely find Hachem taking part in some of the larger buy-in tournaments these days at Pokerstars.

Last year it was Greg Raymar who everyone was talking about. Known in the poker world as "Fossilman", Greg won a satellite qualifier at PokerStars earning him a free trip to a WSOP event. And to his surprise, he won the main event, making him a 2004 World Series of Poker champion. This ex patent lawyer is now one of the games biggest ambassadors. If you would like to play a game with Greg at PokerStars, look for the "Fossilman" (this is the name he plays under).

These days, every poker fan has heard of Chris Moneymaker. Like Greg, Chris won a PokerStars satellite competition and went on to win the 2003 WSOP main event. Since this win, Chris has appeared at the final table in many big tournaments and will continue to do so for many years. The ex account turned poker pro plays at PokerStars under the name "Money800".

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