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Doug Polk Completes $10k Bankroll Challenge – Wins $6.7k on Final Day

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis September 7th, 2018

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Doug Polk began a bankroll challenge over two years ago, where the goal was to turn $100 into $10,000. This task doesn’t seem so difficult for a highly skilled poker player like him. However, it becomes far more challenging than considering that he started out in the micro stakes and worked his way up. After taking some lengthy breaks, Polk has now completed the challenge by running his $100 bankroll up to $10k. Keep reading to find out why this challenge began and how he was able to complete it — including a final day where he won nearly $6,700! …

Launching our own online casino!

Poker News RTR George August 31st, 2018

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Aug

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be launching our very own online casino later this year. In partnership with the market-leading blockchain casino supplier, FunFair Technologies, we will be offering our brilliant community a direct route to a first-class casino later this year. The brand name and launch date will be released in due course, so keep an eye on our social media channels for these announcements and get ready for a gaming revolution! Our current poker affiliate network will continue as normal, but the new blockchain-powered casino, the first of its kind, will deliver the fairest, most enjoyable experience …

Interview with WPN CEO Phil Nagy on recent DDoS attacks

Poker News RTR George August 13th, 2018

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Aug

The Winning Poker Network just launched into their month-long $10 million GTD Online Super Series Cub3d (August 5th-September 2nd).  They’ve faced some adversity in the form of a wave of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks from an unknown attacker.  We sat down with WPN CEO Phil Nagy to discuss the effects of the attacks on the network, and the status of the series going forward. Where are we now?  How are things looking for the series going forward? I’m very happy to report that things are now smooth after a rough start.  On Sunday (August 5th), we were forced …

Japan to Allow Poker in Casinos – But with One Catch

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis June 21st, 2018

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Japan is still in the process of defining their integrated resorts (IR) bill, which will see multibillion-dollar casinos built in the country. And one of the strangest debates lawmakers was whether or not to allow poker. Mainichi reports that the Japanese government has decided against banning poker from their integrated resorts. The only problem is that there’s one particular rule that could threaten the game’s popularity. Let’s discuss what this catch is along with why the government decided to allow poker. Japanese Poker Rooms Won’t Allow Friends at Tables One key point of the IR legislation is that casino operators …

What is Short Deck Hold’em Poker?

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis June 15th, 2018

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Jun

Everybody from Phil Ivey to Patrik Antonius is touting Short Deck hold’em these days. But what exactly is Short Deck poker? Keep reading as we cover the basics along with why many pros like this game. Same General Rules – But a Different Deck Short Deck hold’em (a.k.a. Six Plus hold’em) is very similar to Texas hold’em, where players try to make the best five-card hand using their two hole cards and the five community cards. But a key difference is the Short hold’em deck. Six Plus hold’em sees all twos, threes, fours, and fives removed from the deck. This …