In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.
Partypoker’s McLaren F1 Card Rush promotion, hints of internal HUD to come
A promotion unlike any other, partypoker has partnered with the Formula 1 Team McLaren Racing to bring its players a unique offering beginning this month. The global platform has since launched its McLaren F1 Card Rush, set to award nine lucky winners two VIP tickets to the F1 Emirates Grand Prix De France in 2022 along with $5,000 for travel, accommodation, and expenses.
Running through September 19, 2021, cash game regulars who earned a minimum of $7 in rake daily, instantly qualify for the draw. Prizes can be claimed via scratch cards which are automatically credited to the player’s account and award two possible bonuses on each card: cash and McLaren Miles (one McLaren Mile = 1 ticket). A lottery draw at the end of the promotion will be broadcasted on partypoker’s official Instagram account to announce the nine fortunate players who will take part in the once in a lifetime experience.
New Heads-Up Display (HUD)?
Modern poker strategy has geared today’s online players to be equipped with third party data in an effort to gain an edge against opponents. While partypoker refocused its operations on player experience and banned the use of third party data collection tools back in 2019, a recent interview with new Managing Director of Party Brands, Paris Anatolitis, hinted at the brand’s direction towards developing an internal Heads-Up Display (HUD).
Anatolitis stated that it is “something we are currently looking into”, and with the Table 3.0 software update due for release soon, many are already excited to see what’s new. The importance of creating a level playing field for users remains to be a main priority for the brand, and while an internal HUD does provide additional data, the improved software serves to continue in fulfilling that premise and at the same time, puts partypoker at par with competitors.
Americas Cardroom brings $5M Venom PKO and Vegas Packages this September
The Venom franchise hosted by Americas Cardroom is getting more attention each year with its huge guarantees and top prizes making the entire online poker community oozing with delight. Having only awarded its latest Venom champion, Sohale “Baby Bowser” Khalili earlier this month with a record-breaking $1.5 million payout, the schedule for the third installment of Venom PKO is already up as fans eagerly can’t get enough. This time bigger than ever, the upcoming Venom PKO event features a $5,000,000 guarantee with four starting flights beginning on September 17th.
Venom PKO III Schedule
Day 1A: September 17, 2021
Day 1B: September 19, 2021
Day 1C: September 24, 2021
Day 1D: September 26, 2021
Day 2: September 27, 2021
Day 3: September 28, 2021
Final Table: September 29, 2021
Buy-in for the event is priced at $2,650, and while this may be a little hefty for the average player, the Venom Fever satellite kicks off on September 3rd through September 26th to award players hundreds of Main Event seats for as low as $32. Visit the official website of Americas Cardroom to see the full schedule of events.
Winning Poker Network offers satellite WSOP packages
With many looking forward to this year’s live World Series of Poker events in Las Vegas, online operators have prepared affordable satellites, inviting players to test their chances in winning WSOP packages for a fraction of the price. Latest to join in on the WSOP action is US-facing Winning Poker Network. The global network which operates leading skins, BlackChipPoker, Americas Cardroom and PokerKing, has announced WSOP Takedown, a 20-package giveaway promotion valued at $12,500 each.
From September 5th to 19th, multiple qualifiers will be running throughout the day with two main satellites scheduled on Sundays, 12th and 19th. Unlike other sites, the network gives its winners the freedom to choose whether to head to the entertainment capital for this year’s Main Event or to keep the cash for themselves. With satellite feeders as low as $1.1, anybody can take advantage of this opportunity and make their way to Vegas for cheap.
Main Satellite #1
5 Packages GTD
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Main Satellite #2
15 Packages GTD
Sunday, September 19, 2021
PokerStars launches interactive community forum
The online poker giant, PokerStars is stepping up its game and is bringing major improvements across the platform to bring its loyal user base a more holistic experience overall. In addition to its upgraded rakeback system, the top ranking site has most recently launched PokerStars Community, an interactive forum where poker enthusiasts can communicate and engage with one another. Getting help is also another focus for the forum as frequently asked questions are easily answered on the webpage.
“We’re thrilled to announce the launch of PokerStars Community!”, noted on PokerStars’ official webpage.
“It’s a space we’re dedicating to you, where you can join a growing community of PokerStars players, follow topics you like, create your own posts, connect with other members, ask questions, get answers and if you’ve got the knowledge to share, help other players by giving answers too.”