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Why PokerStars’ Casino and Sportsbook are Good for Poker Players

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To some poker players, the addition of an online casino and sports betting client at PokerStars is about as exciting as watching somebody else play golf. After all, many rounders aren’t attracted to casino games with a negative expectation. And as for sports betting, poker players realize that this requires another time-consuming skill set to beat. Nevertheless, PokerStars’ new owners, Amaya Gaming, are providing some big reasons to get excited about their new casino and sports betting operation. Let’s cover when we can expect these offerings to be fully integrated into Stars’ client and why players should be happy about …

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888 poker signs Flamboyant November Niner Bruno Politano

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888poker just seem to keep bucking trends in online poker left and right. First, their player traffic increased during the second quarter of 2014, despite the overall industry experiencing an 8% traffic decrease. Now, they’ve signed colorful November Niner Bruno Politano to an ambassadorship deal at a time when PokerStars and Ultimate Poker dropped a combined seven pros. Of course, it’s not hard to see why 888 would break this trend for Politano, given that he has the biggest personality of any Main Event player left. Let’s discuss Politano’s personality more in depth along with what 888 hope that he …

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Inside Atlantic City’s Free-falling Poker Scene

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One theme that’s dominated casino news this year is the struggles of Atlantic City. In 2006, Atlantic City boasted 12 casinos and earned $5.2 billion in gaming revenue. The town’s annual gaming revenue has since fallen by over $2 billion, and the Atlantic Club was the first casualty of this dramatic drop in early 2014. Now, both the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos expect to close before the year ends, and the Revel may follow suit if they can’t find a buyer soon. Obviously this is bad from the standpoint that Atlantic City is losing a good chunk of their casino …

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RakeTheRake’s Monthly Facebook Freerolls Now Offering $500 at PokerStars, Party Poker, WPT, and bWin!

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If you like the RakeTheRake facebook page, you’ll know that we’ve been hosting monthly facebook freerolls at PokerStars and a number of other rooms – two freerolls on the first weekend of each month, and $50 up for grabs in each one. Well now we’re offering $500 a month! $250 in a PokerStars freeroll on Saturdays; and $250 in a Party Poker, WPT, and bWin freeroll on Sundays. And all you…

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Two-Time November Niner Mark Newhouse looking for Redemption

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Every year there are plenty of great stories to be found on the WSOP Main Event final table. And the 2014 November Nine is no exception, especially when you consider that several different nationalities are looking to win the first ME title for their country. But if there’s one story that overshadows them all, it is definitely Mark Newhouse. Last summer Newhouse ran through a field of 6,352 players to reach the 2013 Main Event final table with 7,350,000 chips, ranking him eighth to start. Given his chip disadvantage, he wasn’t exactly a favorite to win the tournament. However, Newhouse …

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2014 WSOP Quick Roundup: Events #58, #59 and #60

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Event #58 – Jared Jaffe “In the Zone,” wins First Bracelet It’s never easy to predict victory in a poker tournament, especially one with 1,475 runners. But going into the final two days of the $1,500 NL Hold’em Mixed Max event, Jared Jaffe just had a feeling that it was his time to shine. “I felt like there were a bunch of spots in the past where I was right there and could have gotten (a bracelet) and I didn’t,” he said. “I kind of felt like I was in the zone all day yesterday and today. It just felt …

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2014 WSOP Quick Roundup: Events #52, #53 and #54

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Event #52 – David Olson wins $10k Limit Hold’em after being talked into playing Detroit-born poker pro David Olson flew into Las Vegas with one thing on his mind: playing the Event #51 Monster (stack) tournament. But at the last minute, some of his friends talked him into playing the Event #52 $10,000 Limit Hold’em tourney as well. Olson can definitely thank his friends now after beating a 122-player field in this event to win his first gold bracelet and $303,909. Few would have picked the 27-year-old to win when final table play began. After all, he wasn’t one of …

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RakeTheRake’s World Cup Halftime Freerolls at Betfair – Passwords!

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If you hadn’t noticed, we’re running freerolls at Betfair every time there’s a World Cup match being played! If you’d like more info then please check out the Betfair Poker Exclusive €50 World Cup All-In Freerolls promo page on our site.

The dates, times, and passwords for all remaining freerolls are listed below.

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2014 WSOP Quick Roundup: Events #46, #47 and #48

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Event #46 – John ‘World’ Hennigan wins $50k Players Championship and $1.5m Earlier in his poker career, WSOP success came quick for John Hennigan as he won gold bracelets in a 2002 $2k HORSE event ($117,320) and a 2004 $5k Limit Hold’em tournament ($325,360). Since then, Hennigan’s career has had plenty of near misses in his pursuit of bracelet number three, including a second-place finish earlier this summer ($319,993) and a third-place effort in last year’s $50k Poker Players Championship. The latter is quite noteworthy here because Hennigan finally got over the hump by winning the 2014 WSOP $50k Poker …

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PokerStars Poised to Continue Domination in Mobile Poker Market

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Leo Margets PokerStars mobileThere’s no debate over which online poker room dominates the market. One look at PokerScout will show you that PokerStars averages around 19,000 cash game players per hour, about 10 times the 2,000-player average that second-place 888 caries…

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