In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.
iPoker Network’s €2.5M GTD Bounty Hunter Series underway
Major operator iPoker Network is once again welcoming its growing user base to a seven-figure festival running through November 8. With a week left on the calendar, the €2,500,000 guaranteed Bounty Hunter Series is making its way to completing its 293 event lineup with several highlights remaining on schedule. The series stands to be a combination of both classics No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha available daily with buy-ins ranging as low as €3.
A number of multi-day events are currently running qualifying flights including the three Main Events of varying buy-in levels. The BHS 264: Main Event holds the festival’s largest guaranteed prize pool amounting to €200,000 for a priced entry fee of €150. All Main Events – Micro, Mini and its highest tiered Main Event, wraps up on Monday, November 7 where all Day 2’s are listed to play through. Multi-day tournament €50 buy-in BHS 242: €40K Saver on the other hand, will conclude a day prior – Sunday, November 6th.
Bounty Hunter Series Multi-day Highlights
|BHS 242|€40K Saver||€50||November 6|
|BHS 262|€30K Micro Main||€7.50||November 7|
|BHS 263|€100K Mini Main||€30||November 7|
|BHS 264|€200K Main Event||€150||November 7|
Aside from the highlights noted above, those looking for single day action for a six-figure guarantee can turn to BHS 236|The Arena-HR|€100K GTD happening this Sunday. The tournament is not for the faint-hearted as the event commands the highest buy-in on schedule, posted at €1,000. Other The Arena events also run on the same day catering to lesser bankroll players – The Arena-L|€10K GTD (€15 buy-in), The Arena-M|€25K GTD (€50 buy-in), and The Arena-H|€30K GTD (€200 buy-in) for equally thrilling action.
PokerStars sees increased WCOOP Main Event guarantees and added satellites
Following an unexpected cancellation of the World Championship of Online Poker Main Events supposedly scheduled for last September 25, online giant PokerStars is returning to the scene this Sunday, November 6 with even bigger guarantees. The three Main Events initially advertised $2.5M, $4M, and $6M prize pools have now been bumped up to $3M, $5M, and $7M, respectively. While the delay seems to be unfortunate for some, more players can take advantage of the increased value and added time to jump in on the action.
Not only that but the major site has also added over $1M in Main Event tickets for all three buy-in tiers – $109 WCOOP Main Event (L), $1,050 WCOOP Main Event (M), and $10,300 WCOOP Main Event (H). A frenzy of satellites are available on the platform leading up to the awaited Sunday, covering different price ranges where anyone is sure to find one suitable to their bankroll. Feeder satellites to its direct qualifiers run round the clock, giving players multiple chances to lock in a seat to the less affordable Main Events. Considering the added value and more seats awarded, this year’s WCOOP Main Events will definitely make headlines as it awards lucrative top payouts for its awaited champions.
GGPoker partners with Dusk Till Dawn for UK Poker Championships
Leading network GGPoker continues to expand its following this time with a live partnership with UK casino, Dusk Till Dawn. The move comes in preparation for the comeback of the United Kingdom Poker Championships (UKPC) tour slated for this January 11 to 16, 2023. The festival previously sponsored by Sky Poker and partypoker will now operate under the GGPoker umbrella after almost a five year break. The anticipated festival features a combination of both live and online play and boasts a £500,000 guaranteed Main Event. Buy-in is set at £560 with five starting flights on schedule, two of which will be played on the GGPoker site.
“GGPoker is thrilled to partner with Dusk Till Dawn and ensure our players now have an opportunity of winning their way into the UKPC Main Event, one of the highlights of the UK’s poker year. There’s at least £500,000 to be won, and with satellites from $1, we hope to see some players turn a tiny online buy-in into a huge live score at the UKPC!”, said GGPoker UK & Ireland Head of Marketing Angela Martin in a press release.
🗓️ Mark your calendars 🗓️
— DTD Live (@DTD_Live) October 17, 2022
Natural8 – GGNet wraps up Bounty Hunters Series with a $5M GTD Mystery Bounty Main Event
The three-week long Bounty Hunters Series on Asia’s largest poker room, Natural8 – GGNet is wrapping up its last week of festivities with a smashing tournament to conclude its knockout action. 10% of the festival’s $50,000,000 combined guarantees falls into this Monday’s $210 Mystery Bounty Main Event for an advertised $5,000,000 prize pool and a $500,000 top bounty. The Mystery Bounty craze has been taking over the poker scene moreso recently with players snagging outrageous bounty prizes without the need to get to the final table.
This season’s Mystery Bounty Main Event is set to play through its final stage this November 7th where majority of the day qualifiers are already guaranteed a minimum payout. As of writing, a total of 1,203 runners have made it through the final day out of the 9,693 recorded entries. Over 50 flights remain on schedule as players continue to battle it out for the biggest stacks and a spot on the final day games.