Online News: PokerStars clinches top spot, new mobile app update; Natural8’s Brazil Cup of Poker; Winning Poker Network hosts record-breaking $20M GTD Online Super Series Cub3d XII

In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.

PokerStars clinches top spot once again, new mobile app update

Having lost the #1 spot about a month ago to fierce competitor GGNetwork, the 15-year leader in global cash game traffic, has once again reclaimed its top rank last week. Competition among the operators is proving beneficial for regular users as major platforms strive to get a bigger hold of the market share. 

So far, PokerStars’ recent update on its rewards systems whilst still in its trial stage is a huge improvement, allowing players to earn up to 65% in cashback. While this could be a contributing factor to the increase in traffic, the numbers remain close with PokerStars only leading by a small margin. According to data from Poker Scout, reports show PokerStars at the top spot with a 7-day average of 5,200 online players while GGNetwork sits at second place with the same record. 

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Another upgrade geared for PokerStars users is its latest mobile app update which now features an option to play on a portrait layout much like the majority of today’s platforms. The poker giant’s portrait view has since launched for UK and Belgium players with other markets expected to follow soon after. A selection of games including No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha cash games, Spin & Go, SNGs and some MTTs, is available on the new update, giving players a more seamless gaming experience overall.

Natural8 hosts exclusive Brazil Cup of Poker

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The non-stop action throughout the online field is giving poker players just what they need at this time as live poker continues to recover. While online regulars across the world tune into the WSOP Online international leg, Natural8 is giving the field “an exclusive event just for you” in collaboration with  its Brazilian partners, Dan Almeida, Laura Cintra, Luizftorres, Nelepo10, and Rebeca Rebuitti. 

The currently running Brazil Cup of Poker (BCOP) hosts a total of 12 tournaments available until the end of the month – July 31st. With a few days left on schedule, two highlighted events – the series’ Main Event and concluding High Roller Bounty, are still open for players in search of a score. 

BCOP #10: Main Event (High, Medium, Low)
Buy-ins: $88 (H), $25 (M), $2 (L)
Date: July 31, 2021
Prize Pool: $15,000 (H), $5,000 (M), $1,000 (L)

BCOP #11: High Roller Bounty
Buy-in: $210
Date: July 31, 2021
Prize Pool: $15,000 GTD

For the Brazil Cup of Poker full schedule, visit the Natural8 website.

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Winning Poker Network hosts record-breaking $20M GTD Online Super Series Cub3d XII

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Online players can expect a busy schedule throughout the month of August as great value and noteworthy tournaments run left and right. Winning Poker Network is joining this season’s exciting lineup of events with its record-breaking $20,000,000 guaranteed Online Super Series Cub3d XII. The anticipated online festival is a combination of three series – Mini Online Super Series (MOSS), Online Super Series (OSS), and Bigger Online Super Series (BOSS) and will run from August 1st through the 29th

Similar to last year’s events, the three-part tournament series welcomes players of all levels of bankrolls with the 23 MOSS events catering to small stakes players, the flagship 84 OSS games appealing to all player types with small, medium and large buy-ins and the last 54 BOSS tournaments focusing on larger buy-ins and smaller fields. Three multi-flight events ($2.5 Million, $1 Million, $250k) fill up the schedule with an additional two million-dollar Main Events and another $500k Main Event to highlight the festival.

Main Events

  • MOSS #20H PKO

Buy-in: $55
Dates: August 7-9, 2021
Prize Pool: $500,000 GTD

  • OSS #77

Buy-in: $630
Dates: August 22-23, 2021
Prize Pool: $1,000,000 GTD

  • BOSS #39

Buy-in: $2,650
Dates: August 29-30, 2021
Prize Pool: $1,000,000 GTD

All in all, a total of 161 tournaments are set to run on WPN’s skins Americas Cardroom, PokerKing, and Black Chip Poker throughout the four-week schedule. Interested players can view the full schedule of events via the network’s flagship ACR website.

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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