In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.
All-in or fold format now available in PPPoker
The highly popular PPPoker application is keeping up with its growing market by continuously introducing new updates and fresh additions to its regular roster of games. This time around, it’s the expanding All-in or Fold format which has begun to gain some traction among users. Similar to other platforms, PPPoker’s private club games will have a maximum of four players per table with a buy-in of 8 big blinds.
While Natural8 – GGNet dominates the current market traffic for the said fast-paced action, available poker applications including PokerBros and KKPoker, have also recently adopted the format, providing mobile users a quick yet equally exciting gaming experience.
WSOP.com celebrates launch with Pennsylvania Online Bracelet Series
Following its soft-launch last July 12 in one of the United States’ larger regulated markets, WSOP.com is making its awaited entrance even more worthwhile for Pennsylvanian locals with a state-only online bracelet series this coming August 8 -15, 2021. A festival featuring eight bracelet No Limit Hold’em events, users geo-located in Pennsylvania will get a chance to capture the coveted award with buy-ins ranging from a modest $400 to its most expensive, $3,200 High Roller event.
“We are thrilled to be opening up WSOP.com to the state of Pennsylvania, the real winners in this expansion are the players” said Ty Stewart, SVP of the World Series of Poker.
With satellites as low as $1 available on the client, players of all bankrolls are welcome to join the exclusive games. Below is the schedule of bracelet events, each beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET.
- August 8, Sunday – Event #1: NLH Keystone Kickoff ($500)
- August 9, Monday – Event #2: NLH PKO [Progressive Knockout] ($500)
- August 10, Tuesday – Event #3: NLH High Roller ($3,200)
- August 11, Wednesday – Event #4: NLH 6-Max ($400)
- August 12, Thursday – Event #5: NLH Lucky 7’s ($777)
- August 13, Friday – Event #6: NLH PKO [Progressive Knockout] ($400)
- August 14, Saturday – Event #7: NLH MonsterStack ($600)
- August 15, Sunday – Event #8: NLH PA Championship ($1,000)
PokerStars’ $4.5M GTD MicroMillions underway, upcoming WCOOP set to cover $100M in prizes
PokerStars’ annual MicroMillions series is always a hit across its user base for its great value offerings and more for the chance of turning a huge profit from a minor investment. Having already kicked off last July 15, players can still catch up with the $4.5M GTD MicroMillions’ remaining events through the 27th, especially with the most anticipated Main Event yet to happen this coming July 25.
While over a hundred events fill the two-week schedule, only two events pose a guarantee of seven figures. Event #106: 8-Max Main Event will host two days of crazy action with each entry to the $1 million guaranteed tournament only costing $22. Buy-ins for the rest of the events also range on the lower side ($1.10 through $22), making the games open to a large field of players.
For those looking for action of a higher level, the 20th edition of the World Championship of Online Poker happening this August 22 through September 15, 2021, is the series to watch out for with this year’s events set to be bigger than ever. As the poker market grows each year, so does PokerStars’ WCOOP guarantees. From last year’s awarded $99 million in prizes, the major brand sets the bar higher this time with a combined $100 million in guarantees. Further details on the upcoming events are yet to be announced but are believed to follow the familiar multi-tier format as its predecessors.
ChampionChip Games Series hosted by 888poker for low stakes players
The online poker scene continues to thrive with notable series after series fill up this summer’s daily grind. Joining the nonstop action is ninth ranking site in traffic 888poker, according to PokerScout. Having announced its latest series dedicated for players with small bankrolls, the ChampionChip Games Series running from August 8-15, 2021 will host 24 featured events with buy-ins ranging from $2.20 to its highest $55 tournament.
Over $700,000 in prizes await lucky players with the bulk of that going to the multi-day $500,000 guaranteed Main Event. Multiple starting flights will be available throughout the week-long schedule with qualifying players set to play through Day 2 on August 16. With its affordable price tag of $50, a field of at least 10,000 runners is expected to cover the guarantee. A $5.50 micro ME ($10K GTD) and $16.50 mini edition ($25K GTD) of the Main Event will also be running on the 15th for those eager to maximize their winning potential.