In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.
iPoker Network brings back high stakes cash games
Traffic across major online poker platforms have seen a steady increase in recent years, allowing networks to provide better value options for all its players. This time around, iPoker Network is maximizing its potential by bringing back high stakes tables across all its skins (Betfair Poker, Guts Poker, RedStar Poker). The move begins this Friday, October 21, 2022 where players will find €10/€20, €25/€50 Hold’em and Omaha cash game tables in the sites’ lobbies along with €200 Spin offerings.
These games were once offered by the network and have taken seven years since its awaited return. Rake reportedly remains to be at 5% and capped at one small blind amounting to €10 and €25 respectively. The relaunching of said high stakes tables could overall be a great way to keep those traffic volumes up and attract new players to its growing user base.
Unibet Poker announces upcoming new MTT schedule
Major platform Unibet Poker is likewise hitting all the stops as it recently announced an upcoming overhaul of its regular weekly MTT schedule. The huge change is set to launch on October 24th in a bid to adapt to current trends and a more recreational player friendly lineup. Users will be happy to find significantly increased guarantees listed at a daily €4K, €5K, €6K and its biggest €10K prize pool. Aside from that, the site boasts lowered tournament fees citing “the cheapest tournaments in the industry” in addition to fixing the bulk of its schedule to conclude by 1am CET/CEST.
“We’ve designed a new schedule from scratch, which we believe is more in line with current demand and trends, and we’ll be celebrating it with our biggest-ever MTT promotion with €100,000 up for grabs in leaderboard rewards!”, revealed a Unibet Poker representative in its community forum.
The progressive knockout craze has also been a big favorite across sites and Unibet Poker promises just more of that. Listed below are some highlights you will find once the updated schedule goes live:
- The Title Fight. A daily €10,000 guarantee PKO with €50 buyin
- The Ironman. A daily €2,500 guarantee deepstack with €10 buyin
- The Slobberknocker. A Thursday exclusive €7,500 guarantee bounty tournament with a €100 buyin
- Fight Club. A cousin of the Supernova, exclusively running on Sundays. It’s got a €10,000 guarantee and €100 buyin.
WPT Global rewards friend invites with 50% rakeback
Newcomer WPT Global’s exciting promotions have not stopped coming as it announced another unique one that will surely catch the attention of its entire player base. A referral rewards promotion, the ‘Invite a Friend’ program allows both parties to gain extra prizes in addition to their table winnings. While the new player is entitled to a 100% welcome bonus of their first deposit up to $1,200 and a free $55 satellite ticked to the WPT World Championship, the user who sent the invite can cash in a 50% share of their friend’s cash game rake and tournament fees for a whole three months.
Inviting a friend is quick and easy and can be done by just sending a link or invite via e-mail or other forms of social media. This means that anyone can bag serious bank depending on how many players they bring on to play and how much their friends actually spend on the tables. A win-win for both parties, the extra value comes just in time as players begin to build their bankrolls and pad their way to top payouts.
ACR’s $5M Venom PKO kicks off
Another edition of the US-friendly site, Americas Cardroom’s Venom tournament is set for the end of October beginning this 20th. The change in schedule was announced a few days ago as the network listened to their players’ feedback and will now run through November 3rd. A total of four starting flights complete the schedule with each entry priced at $2,650.
The original schedule saw Day 2 lined up on October 31st, running in the way of many players’ Halloween plans. With the adjustment, Day 2 to the Final Table is now moved to Tuesday, November 1st onwards. The fifth edition of this popular series will see huge bounty sizes, making it exciting for those looking to butt heads and eliminate as many opponents as they can. While the buy-in is more suited for those with higher bankrolls, the site offers multiple chances of claiming a seat via freerolls, step satellites, and direct qualifiers for as low as $32.
ACR $5M Venom PKO Schedule
Day 1A: Thursday, October 20th
Day 1B: Sunday, October 23rd
Day 1C: Thursday, October 27th
Day 1D: Sunday, October 30th
*Day 2: Tuesday, November 1st
*Day 3: Wednesday, November 2nd
*Final Table: Thursday, November 3rd