In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.
888poker combats bots, $100K redistributed
Security across the online poker scene has always been a monumental issue for both operators and players as reports of fraudulent activity have frequented headlines across the years. While keeping a safe playing field remains to be the topmost priority for all sites, players eager to make a quick buck continue to fight these efforts to gain an unfair advantage in the games.
Just recently, 888poker banned a total of 85 accounts linked to using poker bots this month of October alone. Roughly $100,000 of funds from these fraudulent accounts have been confiscated and redistributed to over 4,000 players found affected by these bot activities. The brand followingly addressed the growing concern by highlighting its plans to monitor possible bot schemes on a monthly basis moving forward.
“We are proud of our continued progress in tackling bots that use software to create an unfair advantage over real-life players,” said Amit Berkovich, Head of 888poker. “We know that online poker players see bots as a concern when choosing their online poker platform, and we are proud to be leading the way in cracking down to ensure that 888poker provides an enjoyable, safe, and level playing field for all.”
888poker’s Triple Threat promotion this November
With doubts on online poker security aside, players can focus on the site’s exciting offerings especially for this month of November. 888poker’s Triple Threat promotion is giving its prize pools a huge boost for the same buy-ins, adding great value for its loyal customer base. Running through the 28th, three of its prime Progressive Knockout tournaments record a significant increase that will surely attract larger fields as players across the globe attempt to secure that juicy top prize.
$15,000 PKO Triple Threat 11
Prize pool: $15K GTD from $8K
$25,000 PKO Triple Threat 22
Prize pool: $25K GTD from $15K
$50,000 PKO Triple Threat 55
Prize pool: $50K GTD from $20K
Additionally, runners who make the money across all the three PKO games can qualify for an extra cash prize worth $1,000 for this feat. Freerolls held every Friday evening are also an added treat for those missing a few bucks to make the buy-ins as the site awards its winners Sunday tickets in conjunction with its Triple Threat promotion.
Natural8 – GGNet upgrades its ‘Honeymoon for Newcomers’ challenge
Natural8 – GGNet has grown time and time again to now becoming Asia’s largest poker room to date while backed by one of the biggest networks across the online scene as well. Continuing to welcome new players from all corners of the world, the leading operator is giving its newcomers an even more entertaining headstart with a 30-day challenge accompanied with an upgraded $350 in prizes waiting to be claimed.
By clicking ‘Start Honeymoon’ on the application’s promo page within seven days of the first log-in, the player is entitled to one mission a day for the next 30 days. Depending on how many missions you can complete, a variety of tickets, tournament dollars and cash prizes are up for grabs, with the biggest reward to look out for being a $150 cash prize to jumpstart that bankroll and poker grind. Below are all the prizes you can win under the newly boosted ‘Honeymoon for Newcomers’ promotion.
|3||2 x $0.50 AoF Sit&Go Ticket|
|5||1 x $2.50 Global MILLION$ Sattelite Ticket|
|7||10 x $0.50 AoF Sit&Go Ticket|
|10||1 x $5 Omaholic MILLION$ Sattelite Ticket|
|23||1 x Global MILLION$ $50, $1M GTD [Day 1] Ticket|
|25||1 x Omaholic Bounty Quarter MILLION$ $52.50, $250K GTD [Stage 1] Ticket|
*Tickets claimed from rewards will be valid for 1 week.