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After successfully running rake-free tournaments and halved buy-in tournaments, 888 has come up with yet another novelty concept called “Rake or Break” tournaments that will be running every Sunday beginning March 24.
888Poker Introduces New Prize Pool Concept “Rake or Break” Tournaments

If the tournaments fail to reach their target prize pool, every player will have their rake refunded.


Several operators over the past couple of years have been taking initiatives in an effort to make their games more appealing to casual players and therefore create a healthier poker ecology.
2018: The Year of the Blind Lobby

Simplifying the user experience and protecting the fragile poker ecosystem are some of the reasons more operators are moving towards the blind lobby alternative.


Bad actor compromise proposed in California. Vote in Michigan expected this week.
US Insight

The latest online poker and Daily Fantasy Sports regulation news out of California, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and more.


PokerStars revealed to PRO that it has decided to withdraw its new mobile poker game, Duel. Microgaming's poker software will be used by the Dutch lottery when regulation permits.
Poker Room Insight

Duel gets the hook, TonyBet gets an Android app for Hold’em and Omaha, iPoker expands its Six Plus Hold’em offering and more.


The seasonal reduction in online poker cash game traffic continued this week with a decline of 2.4%.
Traffic Insight

PokerStars plunged this week, offsetting gains in the European segregated markets.


The widespread adoption of the recreational player model has had a major impact on the VIP schemes offered by online poker operators.
Marketing Insight

Partypoker, Full Tilt, PokerStars, Merge, Unibet and more.


New mobile poker app, Duel by PokerStars launches in beta. Full Tilt and partypoker announce February tournament series.
Poker Room Insight

The latest poker room news from PokerStars, Full Tilt, partypoker, ipoker, MPN, PKR and more.


The blockbuster story of the week is Amaya CEO David Baazov’s bid to take the company private by offering investors CA$21 per share.
Industry Insight

Amaya, GVC, Paddy Power Betfair, XLMedia, MPN and more.


Merge Gaming suffered from payment processing problems throughout 2015, but the last payment processing report by industry analyst John Mehaffey indicates that the company made significant improvements to its ability to process withdrawals in December.
Merge Gaming Improves Payment Processing Times

After losing over 60% of its cash game traffic Merge may have found a fix.


November is coming to an end, and after the performance of the cash game traffic market during the month operators will largely breathe a sigh of relief.
Traffic Insight

Bright spots of activity are visible at MPN and in the French market, but November was not a good month for global cash game traffic.


Lesniak and Resorts welcome the return of PokerStars in New Jersey. GVC and bwin.party merger to take two years.
Industry Insight

Amaya in New Jersey, GVC and bwin.party’s merger, Finnish monopolies and more.


This week produced another cash game traffic decline of 0.9%, almost identical to the fall recorded last week.
Traffic Insight

In a repeat of last week, global cash game traffic has dropped another 1%.


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