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888holdings has announced their plans to launch a new poker platform dubbed Poker 8 that will roll out globally, including in US regulated markets, later this…
New Online Poker Platform from 888 Announced

Poker 8 is due to roll out globally later this year, including in US regulated markets, making it the biggest overhaul of the 888 platform since before Black Friday. is set to hold its first-ever online World Series of Poker Circuit this month. Kicking off September 18 and running for thirteen days, the first-ever online circuit series will feature 13 ring events.
WSOP to Run First-Ever Online Circuit Series with Over $700,000 Guaranteed

For the first time players on the shared network in New Jersey and Nevada will be able to compete for a WSOP Circuit Ring.

Kicking off next week and running for ten days, the new series has 32 scheduled tournaments with a total guaranteed prize pool of just over $1 million.
Coast to Coast: Reveals Million Dollar Tournament Series to Celebrate Three-State Network

WSOP wastes no time in scheduling the first-ever tournament series to span Nevada and New Jersey.

The new shared player pool has come in on schedule and without any apparent technical issues. Nevada players need to sign up again but can take advantage of a signup bonus; New Jersey players have a $1000 reload bonus.
WSOP Makes History With First Three-State Online Poker Player Pool in the United States

Operator successfully connects the New Jersey network with the existing Nevada/Delaware player pool.

Once connected, a single player pool will span all three states and all six online poker rooms. The news comes six months after the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement announced that it had reached an agreement with regulators in Nevada and Delaware to allow for a cross-border liquidity pool.
WSOP, 888 to Launch Three-State Online Poker Network Next Month

If all approvals are in place, a single network spanning New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware will launch on May 1.

In total, there are 78 bracelet events on the schedule--four more than last year’s series--with nine new events added and four removed.
Four Online Bracelet Events on the Schedule for WSOP 2018

The 49th annual World Series of Poker will have its biggest ever online component.

Decades old online poker operator PKR is offline. Both PokerStars and partypoker have revealed details about their new VIP programs for the first time.
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Online poker room launches and closures, WSOP and other live poker changes, contrasting approaches to player rewards and much more.

This year, the average guarantee per event for the Online Championships  is almost $8000. Three WSOP bracelet events will be hosted online: The $333 Little Grind with a $333,333 guaranteed prize pool, the $3333 Big Grind, and the $1000 Classic.
Largest Ever Championships to Cap Off WSOP’s Bumper Summer Grind Tour

WSOP goes all-in with three online bracelets and over $850,000 guaranteed in biggest Online Championships yet.

Player’s screen names will be removed from all cash game hand histories at partypoker. PokerStars has introduced “Win the Button” tournaments to its weekly tournament schedule.
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A new tournament format is added to the schedule at PokerStars, policy changes are made at partypoker, People’s Poker and the European Poker Tour, plus more.

The headlining traffic story this week was the battle for third place in the dot-com market, with iPoker, MPN and partypoker all jostling for position.
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iPoker leapfrogs MPN and partypoker to grab the third place position.

After two weeks of solid gains, the the worldwide market dropped by 3.2%, dipping back below the 30,000 mark.
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Global online poker cash game traffic recoiled this week following a strong two week period that saw better than expected gains.

The worldwide online poker market fared relatively well this week. A decline of 1.5% is respectable given the usual seasonal downward pressure and a welcome respite following 5% drops reported in the last two weeks.
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Traffic in the global dot-com market held steady, while European and US operators saw mixed results.

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