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TCSJOHNHUXLEY supplies unique Watford Football Club themed Roulette Wheel

Sportsbet.io, the primary shirt sponsor of English Premier League’s Watford Football Club, recently commissioned TCSJOHNHUXLEY the live gaming equipment supplier of choice for the online gaming sector, to produce a themed Roulette Wheel for its Live Casino operation. Featuring the distinctive yellow and black colours associated with ‘The Hornets’ team, the unique roulette wheel endorses the partnership between the two organisations’, whilst adding an element of fun to the traditional game.
Justin Le Brocque Head of Marketing, Sportsbet.io comments, “To celebrate our sponsorship with English Premiere League football club Watford, we wanted to offer something unique to our players. TCSJOHNHUXLEY are recognised by the industry as leaders in their field, so a custom designed roulette wheel in the hornets’ colours for our Bombay Club was a natural pick – and very well received by our players.”
Amy O’Connor, Partnership Manager Watford FC continues, “When we were offered the opportunity to have our branding on the table we jumped at the opportunity. This has never been done before and also further strengthened the holistic partnership we have with Sportsbet.io. The wheel has been very well received, and new Watford fans may have now been created”.
 
 
 

 

Pariplay Announces Partnership with MrQ

Award-winning bingo brand expands offering with Pariplay FUSION aggregation platform integration
Pariplay Ltd., a gaming technology company serving iGaming operators, land-based casinos and lotteries, has announced a new partnership with MrQ.com, the bingo brand owned by UK-based operator of white label online bingo and casino brands, Lindar Media. The partnership will see MrQ.com, which won Best Proprietary Bingo Site at BingoPort’s 12th annual Players’ Choice Awards, gain access to Pariplay’s extensive library of online casino games through the Pariplay FUSION aggregation platform.
Through its integration with Pariplay FUSION, MrQ.com will offer customers a portfolio that features game titles from third-party suppliers like Blueprint, NetEnt and Quickspin to name a few. The platform also leverages Pariplay’s own suite of innovative games, including popular titles like Viking Glory, Dragons of the North and Gold’orado.
Using innovative technology and a wealth of industry experience, Lindar Media built the proprietary bingo platform over the course of three years. With no wagering requirements and uncapped real money wins, MrQ.com brings a new life into the world of online bingo by providing players with both bingo and casino slot offerings. The brand currently operates eight online bingo rooms and hosts over 90 slot games on its site.
In addition, MrQ.com has experienced impressive growth since its launch in August 2018, as a result of its successful affiliate programme and white label business. The platform is currently nominated in the best ‘Mobile Bingo Product’ and ‘Rising Star’ categories at the 2019 EGR Operator Awards on 24th October.
Prior to this partnership, Pariplay bolstered its presence in Europe’s regulated markets by launching its services in Denmark and Bulgaria. These accompany existing partnerships in the UK, Sweden, Germany and Belgium. The revolutionary games supplier also acquired a Class II gaming licence in Romania and is in the process of expanding into Portugal and Italy.
Savvas Fellas, Managing Director at Lindar, said: “We found Pariplay to be the best suited partner for our strategic growth and plans. We are very excited about the opportunities Pariplay FUSION will allow us to explore from both an acquisition and retention point of view. With the right suppliers and the right technology, we can grow MrQ’s portfolio of slot content in the least amount of time with the least amount of friction.”
Richard Mintz, Commercial and Marketing Director at Pariplay, said: “Partnering with a successful bingo platform like MrQ is another key development in Pariplay’s overall growth. As an industry-leading supplier, our Pariplay FUSION platform delivers enhanced and innovative content that offers our partners an edge in the broader iGaming market. We’re also proud to provide a seamless integration process that ensures players have access to unique and interactive gaming experiences.”
For more information about Pariplay’s new partnership with MrQ, contact Pariplay.

 

New Topgolf Swing Suite Enhances Foxwoods Resort Casino’s 21+ Guest Offering

Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut is among the largest casinos in the United States, with more than 9 million square feet of gaming, entertainment, fine dining, and more. The recent addition of Topgolf Swing Suite demonstrates Foxwoods’ continued commitment to being a full-service resort destination, offering an unparalleled array of experiences for guests (21+) to enjoy.
Foxwoods’ Topgolf Swing Suite features two simulator bays – which fit up to eight people each – that provide guests the opportunity to play the popular Topgolf Swing Suite target game along with crowd favourites like Zombie Dodgeball, Hockey Shots, and Baseball Pitching. The Topgolf Swing Suite also includes throwback arcade games, a DJ booth, lounge seating and a full-service craft bar maximizing entertainment and socialization opportunities for guests. Within the first eight months of operation, the Swing Suite totalled over 33,000 covers.
Attracting a New Demographic with Swing Suite
Recent studies have shown that millennials, now the largest spending cohort, are spending more on experiences rather than goods. However, this trend has yet to extend to casinos. As noted by the Illinois Better Government Association, “millennials, practically weaned online, are embracing esports, fantasy sports and skill-gaming while shunning the slot machines and table gaming that long lured their parents to casinos.”
Foxwoods set out to create a one-of-a-kind experience built around Topgolf Swing Suite that would attract and retain millennial guests.
“It’s very unique because it’s much more than golf,” explains Senior VP of Resort Operations Jason Guyot. “By focusing on experience first, we have been able to create a unique space that integrates traditional casino gaming into a more modern, millennial-friendly environment. Our Swing Suite is really drawing a younger demographic to the resort…this interactive experience suits that demo well, and we’ve been able to draw more (people) into the facility because of Swing Suite.”
Foxwoods’ Topgolf Swing Suite also includes a full-service bar that features the first-ever craft cocktails available on the property, including speakeasy drinks reminiscent of the 1920’s and 1930’s such as the White Negroni, Cucumber Elderflower Fizz, and a Smoked Old Fashioned.  Shareable menu items such as smoked wings and Neapolitan pizzas were hand-selected by Foxwoods’ Executive Chef Eddie Allen to appeal to Swing Suite customers and are prepared in an onsite brick oven.
 

 

Pure Gaming from Amatic industries on show at Bege

AMATIC Industries will be demonstrating why it is the gaming company that offers PURE GAMING at the Balkan Entertainment & Gaming Expo (BEGE) that will take place between 20th and 21st November in Sofia.
The proven cabinets will take centre stage – the upright AMAROX C24 and the slant top Performer Grand Arc (PGA). Both stand out with eye-catching design and wide-screen monitors, making use of the latest technology. AMATIC gaming machines are built to last and offer maximum uptime, fitted with the in-house developed HARDROX (HX) hardware platform which convinces through its enhanced performance, stability and security.
The MULTI GAME company will be further bolstering its games offer with new games specifically for operators that already have AMATIC on their gaming floors. Customers thus will see their return on investment further strengthened, making the choice for AMATIC Industries all the clearer.
AMATIC Industries is also active in the online gaming business in Bulgaria with its AMANET range of games. Visitors to the BEGE can receive more information on how popular AMANET games are.
AMATIC Industries will once again be exhibiting with local partner Casino Game Innovation (CGI) on stand N 3.7 to introduce the further expanded MULTI GAME range.

 

Acuris Risk Intelligence launches enhanced due diligence database for the gaming sector

New service means gambling companies can cut customer onboarding time while managing risk and compliance
By compiling its extensive 10-year collection of EDD reports into a fully searchable database, Acuris Risk Intelligence has created a powerful new resource for the gambling industry.
The Gambling Risk Intelligence Database includes valuable due diligence reports on both individuals and companies, including source of wealth, ultimate beneficial owners, business interests, potential red flags and a wealth overview. Report subjects are also able to be screened daily within the system for standard AML flags such as PEP and sanction changes.
Reports matching the user’s search criteria can be instantly downloaded, reducing the time needed to onboard new customers while still offering a high level of due diligence. Where information is not on the database, customers can order new reports for delivery in days. Available reports include:
•                 • Player Wealth Pre-Assessment
•                 • Player Xpress Wealth Assessment
•                 • Player Enhanced Wealth Assessment
•                 • Individual Gaming Executive B2B
•                 • Business Gaming EDD B2B
Gambling Risk Intelligence Database reports are compiled by a team of more than 100 researchers drawing on 35,000 sources and operating in over 47 languages.
Reports are available on an annual subscription basis with pricing depended on the type of report and recency of information.
For more information contact us: enquiries@acurisriskintelligence.com or +44 (0) 203 742 1300.

 

Evolution signs landmark deal with Flutter Entertainment brands Paddy Power and Betfair

Flutter Entertainment is a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider, with a strong product and brand portfolio serving millions of customers worldwide.
The agreement will see the group’s Paddy Power and Betfair brands offer Evolution’s entire Live Casino portfolio, including Evolution’s exclusive game show titles such as Deal or No Deal Live and Lightning Roulette, as well as its international native speaking Roulette package.
Sebastian Johannisson, Chief Commercial Officer at Evolution Gaming, commented: “This is a landmark agreement for Evolution, a significant deal that we have been working towards for a number of years. We are thrilled at the prospect of Flutter Entertainment’s powerhouse brands Paddy Power and Betfair presenting our world-leading Live Casino offering and we are sure that their players will relish our live game shows offering.”
Johannisson added: “We are honoured to be working with Flutter Entertainment. Our companies are very well matched in terms of ambition and culture, and we are confident that we are the perfect partner to take their Live Casino offering to the next level.”
Mike Phelan, Commercial Director at Paddy Power, said: “We have seen the strong performance from Evolution’s product line over recent years. We are incredibly excited to be able to extend our offering in the Live Casino space by offering our players exclusive big brand live games such as Deal or No Deal Live and Lightning Roulette, to name just two of the big attractions in the Evolution games portfolio.”

 

Sportradar appoints Werner Becher as new managing director of U.S. betting

Former Interwetten CEO brought in to further enhance Sportradar’s growth and expansion in U.S. betting market
Sportradar, the world’s leading provider of sports data and content, today announced the appointment of Werner Becher as its new Managing Director of U.S. Betting.
Becher most recently served as CEO of Interwetten, where he was responsible for the global strategic positioning of the sports betting operator, more than doubling the organisation’s revenue during his seven-year tenure.
In his new role at Sportradar, Becher will be focused on the growth, development and execution of the company’s betting strategy in the U.S. Werner, who has 25 years’ experience in the digital sector, will be located in Sportradar’s New York office.
“We are delighted to welcome Werner as our Managing Director of U.S. Betting,” said Carsten Koerl, Chief Executive Officer, Sportradar. “Since we first opened for business in the U.S. several years ago, we have experienced the rapid growth of sports betting in the region and fully expect this to continue for many more years as new states regulate. I am confident that Werner’s deep expertise will help us to both maximise the tremendous opportunity we have to grow our market share and further enable the expansion of this key market.”
“On behalf of the board, we are extremely pleased that Werner has joined us to steer the company’s sports engagement platform in the U.S. Due to our continuing global success and strong balance sheet we will continue to be focused on deploying capital that helps us meet the accelerating needs of our clients through organic and inorganic investments for our U.S. and global clients, like our recent acquisition of Optima,” said Tony Aquila, Chairman of the Board, Sportradar.
Werner Becher, MD of U.S. Betting, Sportradar, said: “I am thrilled to have joined Sportradar during such an exciting period. I look forward to working closely with Carsten, Tony and management to grow our market share and ensure the future success of the organisation.”
Becher’s career to date has also seen him lead the development of several highly successful software and digital companies within the IT business community, including spending eight years as CEO of Austrian IT service provider Adesso before joining Interwetten.
 

 

Playcity and Zitro: A Collaboration That Is Consolidated

“I am proud to announce that we have signed an agreement with PlayCity through which we extend our collaboration for 3 more years and will address the needs of PlayCity by increasing our footprint with 300 of our new ILLUSION and ALLURE machines. We share the great enthusiasm that the directors of this important business group have to always offer the best to their players and we appreciate that each Zitro launch is part of that offer”, says Johnny Viveiros Ortiz, founder of Zitro.
Thus, the great world novelty of Zitro joins the PlayCity casinos; Bryke’s new cabinets, along with the new Video Slot titles, arrive to complement the Mexican halls of entertainment with fun and sophistication.

These new cabinets land in PlayCity with world premiere titles. The multigame “Bashiba Link” presented on the extremely thin Illusion cabinet combines, for the first time, the mechanics of the multi-way game system with Bryke’s exciting Link Bonus. With a “SmartDeck” touch pad and an impressive 43’’ full HD curved monitor, Bashiba is an exciting journey to win great fortunes.
Another worldwide release that Zitro takes to PlayCity are the two spectacular multigames: “88 Link Lucky Charms” and “88 Link Wild Duels.” Multi-way games with an exciting Link Bonus and completely differentiated mathematical models that will delight all types of players. These games are presented in the new Allure cabinet, with three 27’’ Full HD screens that, together with Bryke’s Illusion and Fusion, are the thinnest on the market and the widest selection.

 

Event organizers in Asia tighten security around their events

The poker world was shaken a few weeks ago when Mike Postle supposedly cheated on a live stream hosted at the Stones Gambling House. Across the world, the community reacted strongly to these allegations which in turn revived other fears and stories.
Talking with Somuchpoker, three of the major live event operators in Asia – Asian Poker Tour, World Poker Tour, and Asia Poker League – stated new measures have been implemented to reinforce the fairness of the games. Main changes are bringing their own decks of cards and banning any electronics at a streamed table.
Asia Poker Tour
In a statement by LLoyd Fontillas, Asian Poker Tour General Manager / Executive Tournament Director,
“To address all the negativity revolving around in today’s poker market regarding possible cheating we would like to ensure players that we have always and continue to make sure our events are fair and safe to play in.
As an international organizer we bring enough of our own fresh cards and if we feel that the cards need replacement during event, we replace them right away with fresh decks, to also ease the minds of the players, all events that are streamed will have no commentary from now on and players will not be allowed to carry a cellphone at a streamed Final table.”
No electronics at a streamed table – Photo APTWorld Poker Tour
In a statement by Danny McDonagh, World Poker Tour Live Events Specialist,
“Considering the growth of the tour in the Asia region the WPT will, from now on, bring our own cards for its events in Asia, except if the local regulation only allows the use of the casino cards.”
Asia Poker League
James Kim of APL confirmed that on their previous event, they applied the same changes as the Asian Poker Tour – a no phone on streamed table policy and brought their own cards.
Article by Tricia David
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J88poker kicks off high GTD online series – J88PT Millionaire

J88PT is a new series of live events organised by J88Poker which is growing in popularity in Asia. Four events have already taken place in Taiwan and Shanghai, with the tournament in Shanghai attracting 860 entries

Previous events:
Dec. 2018 – J88PT Taiwan, Main Event pr. pool ~US$ 202,919, CTP Club
Mar. 2019 – J88PT Taiwan, Main Event pr. pool ~US$ 327,332, CTP Club
Sep. 2019 – J88PT Ultra Stack, Main Event pr. pool ~US$ 122,160, Ace8 Club
Oct. 2019 – J88PT Shanghai, Main Event pr. pool ~US$ 365,031, WanTi Club read more

 

7 Ways to improve your Betting Skills

  If you have experience in being a sports bettor, you will understand that are specific skills that can give you the edge over other bettors. These skills are going to decide whether you are successful or unsuccessful.     When you are betting, you need to keep track of the amount of money that […]

 

Bryke from Zitro presents 88 Link Wild Duels

World premiere!
88 Link Wild Duels is a fiery game that pits mystical creatures against great warriors who fight for fabulous prizes.
This game comes loaded with 4 thrilling game titles including Tiger vs. Lady Blade, Monkey vs. Dark Warrior, Lion vs. Shaolin Monk and Panda vs. Master Wu..
And, for the first time ever, this console comes with the multiway game system combined with Link Bonus to reward players and continue the fun.
The mystical land is brought to life all thanks to the brand new elegant ALLURE cabinet, a super slim cabinet from Zitro that include SmartDeck touch pad technology for even smoother game play.

 

Swiss Casino partners with Playtech to lead new online market in Switzerland

Swiss Casino first in Switzerland to launch Live Casino & jackpot Casino games
Playtech, the world’s leading omni-channel gambling company, today announces it has launched its award winning Casino and Live Casino offering in Switzerland with the leading operator Swiss Casino Group.
The partnership sees Swiss Casino become the first operator in Switzerland to launch both a Live Casino offering and jackpot Casino games in the market.
Swiss Casinos, which operates one of Switzerland’s largest casinos, Casino Zurich, has partnered with Playtech for its industry leading Casino and Live Casino technology suite. The partnership follows the introduction of new regulation which enabled the establishment of the country’s regulated online market earlier this year.
Swiss Casinos is the latest major European operator to partner with Playtech in order to access Playtech’s award winning casino suite and extensive selection of third-party content, highlighting Playtech’s position as the infrastructure of the industry in newly regulated and regulated markets.
As part of the Playtech ONE Omni-channel offering, Playtech’s Casino offering allows players to access content anywhere, at any time and on any device through a single wallet and single account. Driven by the powerful Playtech IMS player management platform and data-driven business intelligence technology, Playtech Casino games and Live Casino delivers industry-leading in-house and premium branded games.
Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech, said: “Live casino is a hugely exciting growth area for Playtech, and we’re proud to partner with Swiss Casino on Switzerland’s first venture into this space. They are the ideal company to introduce Live to the country given their leading market position in Switzerland. Playtech has always maintained a focus on being the partner of choice across regulated and newly regulated markets. This kind of partnership, opening up a new sector in a newly regulated market, is a perfect example of our strategy in action. We look forward to a long, successful partnership with Swiss Casino.”
Marc Baumann, CEO Swiss Casinos Group, said: “The new Money Gaming Act has given casinos in Switzerland the opportunity to enter the online market for the first time. Swiss Casinos has successfully established itself as the market leader for landbased casinos in Switzerland. Choosing the partner for the online platform then was our top priority and we are delighted to partner with Playtech. In our partnership with Playtech, we want to continue the success story of Swiss Casinos in the online market as well. The outstanding offer, the high competence of the team and the flexibility in adapting to the regulatory requirements have laid the foundation for a successful and long-term cooperation.”

 

Gaming Laboratories International brings Global Digital Gaming testing, regulatory expertise to ICE Africa

For global digital gaming and sports betting suppliers hoping to reach the diverse African market, experts from Gaming Laboratories International will be at ICE Africa to lend their valuable insights and experience.
Gaming, particularly sports wagering, has been growing exponentially throughout Africa over the past year. “This is an exciting time for the gaming industry in Africa, notably in the digital gaming arena. We have been consulting with regulators who want to ensure continued fairness and security, as well as with suppliers from around the world who see African jurisdictions as very attractive,” GLI Africa General Manager Devon Dalbock said.
“At GLI, we understand digital gaming technology better than any lab, because we’ve been testing it for more than 30 years. That’s why regulators and suppliers alike are so reliant on our insights,” he added.
In addition to its testing and certification services, at ICE Africa, GLI will be discussing its recently released GLI-33: Event Wagering Systems Standard, as well as the recent updates to the South African National Standard for Sports Betting (SANS 1718 Part 4, Edition 3).
GLI has been serving gaming regulators and suppliers in the African market since 1996, and the company was the first independent test lab in Africa. The company recently expanded its Johannesburg location and staffing levels to accommodate increasing demand for the company’s services across the continent.
GLI is certified by jurisdictions throughout Africa, including Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Recently, the company was prequalified to Provide Testing Services in Uganda through the Year 2022, and the Seychelles Financial Services Authority (FSA) chose GLI to perform a wide-ranging advisory project.
In addition to its land-based, lottery, and digital testing services, GLI provides a wide range of services to its clients, including responsible gaming consultation, cybersecurity, testing automation, forensic investigations, and training.

 

Five reasons to follow the 2019 WSOPE

The WSOP has become one of poker’s oldest and finest institutions over the years, providing many of the greatest moments in the history of the game. That fact alone should be enough to convince you to tune in to the WSOPE when it starts on October 13th in Rozvadov. But if not, allow us to give you five more good reasons to watch Somuchpoker‘s regular coverage of the  WSOPE this year.
WSOPE is returning to RozvadovPlayer of the Year race
Most of the points for Player of the Year (POY) are collected in Las Vegas during the summer, but WSOPE is where the sharp end of the race is to be found. With limited events left to play, normally there are at least two players in contention for the title going into WSOPE. This makes for compelling viewing as those near the front of the race try to accumulate every fraction of a point they can. Sometimes they even must weigh up whether to play purely for the bracelet when they go very deep or be cautious in the hope of locking up POY points.
With the number of WSOPE events having increased significantly this year, there are more points still available than there normally would be at this point in the race. Barring something extraordinary happening, only the top 4 or 5 players have a serious shot at winning. Although, given the quality of players in the chasing pack and the number of events at WSOPE this year, we cannot completely rule out players who are several hundred points behind.
Daniel Negreanu is seeking a third titleThe current standings for the top 10 are as follows:
1st – Robert Campbell – 3,418.78
2nd – Shaun Deeb – 3,280.13
3rd – Daniel Negreanu – 3,166.24
4th – Daniel Zack – 3,126.13
5th – Phillip Hui – 2,881.67
6th – Jason Gooch – 2,643.72
7th – Joseph Cheong – 2,595.54
8th – David “ODB” Baker – 2,480.06
9th – Chris Ferguson – 2,476.96
10th – Anthony Zinno – 2,443.22
Daniel Negreanu will be bidding to win his third career POY title which would be an unprecedented accomplishment. He currently stands alone as the only player to have ever won two (2004 and 2013) since the introduction of POY back in 2004. Shaun Deeb is the defending champion and could yet draw level with Negreanu’s tally if he is able to overhaul Robert Campbell to claim back to back titles.
High buy-in event
While almost all the events at WSOPE are affordable to most serious players, one event stands alone as a Super High Roller which will only attract the biggest and richest names in the game. October 16th sees the €250,000 Super High Roller kick off, and while no POY will be awarded for this event, there is a bracelet on offer. Also, you can be sure that the player who wins it will have to navigate a brutally tough field to get their hands on the gold.
Along with this big buy-in thriller, there is also a €100,000 High Roller starting on October 23rd which will bring a similar crowd of players. High Roller specialists, top pros and businessmen will see this as a great chance to win a WSOP bracelet, with the field size likely to be somewhat smaller than most WSOP events.
Main Event
WSOPE 2018 Main Event winner Marti Roca de TorresThe jewel in the crown of WSOPE has always been the Main Event. This title may not command quite the same adulation as the WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas, but it is still a very special title to win. Over the years since WSOPE began, some great names have picked up this bracelet, including Annette Obrestad, John Juanda, Elio Fox, Phil Hellmuth, Adrian Mateos and Kevin MacPhee. Daniel Negreanu also famously finished in 2nd place in 2009.
After skipping 2016, WSOPE’s return in 2017 marked a spike in numbers for Main Event entries, hitting 529, when 2015 had only attracted 313 runners. Last year saw 534 entries and a top prize of over €1.1 million, and this year should match or surpass that number. The buy in for the Main Event will be €10,000, with €5 million having already been guaranteed for the prize pool. There will be two day 1 starting flights, getting underway on October 25th and 26th.
New events and mixed game additions
The number of events on this year’s schedule has risen from 10 to 15, with €22 million guaranteed across the festival. This expansion of WSOPE will see more mixed games added along with more opportunities for bracelets and POY points.
Here are some of the key side events which bring something a little different to the schedule:
Oct 17th – €2,500 buy in 8-Game Mix event
Oct 18th – €25,500 buy in Short Deck High Roller No-Limit Hold’em event
Oct 20th – €25,500 buy in Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold’em event
Oct 21st – €25,500 Mixed Games Championship
Oct 24th – €2,500 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em event
Speaking about the new schedule, Leon Tsoukernik who owns King’s Resort where the WSOPE is to be held said,  “We heard the feedback and are happy to add some mixed games and some bigger buy-in tournaments in order to encourage more players to make the trip”.
Negreanu blogging and selling shares

WSOPE package will be released this week with those missing out on the WSOP packages getting priority.
If that’s you, check your emails this week, follow here on Twitter, and you can also check the FB group for info related to how and when you can buy.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) September 23, 2019 read more

 

Natural8 announces new influx of promotions for October

GGSeries3 may have been a huge success, but with the dust barely having settled on that tournament festival, Natural8 has delivered its promotion plans for October. As ever, variety and value are at the core of the promotions, as Natural8 seeks to further its standing in the online poker world.
Here are the key promotions for players to look forward to this month.
Rush & Cash $500K monthly
Photo credit: Natural8Natural8 is committed to giving away $500,000 each month through its Rush & Cash promotion. The promotion involves $100,000 in promised prizes every week, with four different blind levels with a separate qualifying leaderboard. Players earn one point per cent in rake paid, with each leaderboard running from (UTC+0) Sunday to Saturday each week.
The prize pools offered per leaderboard are as follows:
$1/$2 – $59,150
$0.25/$0.50 – $29,125
$0.05/$0.10 – $9,290
$0.01/$0.02 – $2,486
Players can win prizes on more than one leaderboard and the promotion offers an additional $20,000 freeroll each week for players who complete set missions. Your starting stack for that freeroll will be 2,000, 4,000 or 10,000 depending on the number of missions you choose to complete.

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Flutter Entertainment merge with Stars Group to create world’s biggest online gambling giant

Shockwaves were sent rolling through the gambling industry today as The Stars Group, who own PokerStars, announced a merger with Flutter Entertainment, formerly known as Paddy Power Betfair. The two huge gambling companies struck a near $12 billion deal which gave Flutter 55% of the shares for the new merged company, while The Stars Group got 45%.

The deal and its implications
The announced deal will see shares exchanged between the two companies as they merge to become one entity. The new combined company will boast $4.7 billion in annual revenue and a customer base of 4 million going by figures from last year. This will make it the largest online betting company in the world. read more

 

Mike Postle accused of cheating at Stones livestreamed cash game

In a story which has snowballed very quickly over the last day or two, allegations of cheating have been levelled at a regular on the televised cash game at Stones Gambling Hall in California. There is currently no conclusive proof, but if clear evidence is found it could fracture the trust players have in televised poker games.
The allegations
Former commentator and player in the game Veronica Brill was the first to raise suspicions by tweeting that the team behind the scenes could not use mobile phones during live streaming due to concerns about a player. She added that the same player was still publicly being promoted as one of the best.

If someone is displaying a probability of cheating on a live stream you don’t make the entire room not be able to use their cellphones in an attempt to reduce everyone’s anxiety and then still promote the player as one of the best.
— Veronica 2.0 (@Angry_Polak) September 28, 2019 read more

 

APT Taiwan 2019 Schedule

The APT Taiwan 2019 will be held from October 9 to the 20th at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association, Taipei, Taiwan.
Schedule
Events
Buy In + Fee (TWD)
Wed, Oct 9
13:00
Event 1: Super High Rollers Warm Up Single Day
75,000
5,000
15:00
Event 2: Monster Stack Day 1
15,000
1,500
18:00
Satellite 1: Main Event
3,300
300
Thu, Oct 10
13:00
Main Event Day 1A – 6 Million Guaranteed
30,000
3,000
13:00
Monster Stack Final Day

14:00
Special Event: Super High Rollers Day 1
 200,000
 10,000
16:00
Event 3: Head Hunter Day 1 2,000 Bounty
10,000
1,000
18:00
Satellite 2: Main Event – Hit and Run format
3,300
300
Fri, Oct 11
13:00
Main Event Day 1B – 6 Million Guaranteed
30,000
3,000
13:00
Head Hunter Final Day 2,000 Bounty read more

 

Asian Poker Tour returns to Taiwan in October with NT$ 12 million guaranteed prize pools

Early this year, Taipei City, Taiwan was treated to the first-ever Asian Poker Tour event held at the highly popular Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association aka CTP Club. The inaugural event exceeded all expectations. Guaranteed prize pools were easily smashed and over US$ 2 million in prizes were distributed.
APT Taiwan – TrophiesComing next week, the tour returns to CTP Club for another APT Taiwan 2019 festival taking place from October 9 to 20. The series promises to be richer than previous with the total guarantee increased from NT$ 10M to NT$ 12 million (~US$ 386,000). Out of the 23 events scheduled, the featured events are the tournaments to capture. Among the side games, there are seven High Rollers events to look forward to and of course other player favorites. For better gaming experience, all APT events utilize the Ante Big Blind format and the Shot Clock.
Here’s a rundown of what’s in store.
Featured / Guaranteed Events 
As always, the APT brings with them their most highly revered events, the Main Event and Championships Event. They each offer a deep structure with slow increasing blinds. The events run back to back from October 10 to 15 and October 16 to 20. Each event comes with a NT$ 6 million guarantee.
Main Event – NT$ 6,000,000 (~US$ 193,000) guaranteed
The Main Event is the first featured event lined up and it comes with a NT$ 6,000,000 (~US$ 193,000) guarantee. This is the tour’s top of the line tournament. The structure has been regarded as one of the most well designed in the region. Buy-in is NT$ 33,000 (~US$ 1,070). It runs for six days from October 10 to 15 with three starting days. Late comers will be very happy to know that registration closes one hour into Day 2.
Day 1A: Thursday, October 10
Day 1B: Friday, October 11
Day 1C: Saturday, October 12
Day 2: Sunday, October 13
Day 3: Monday, October 14
Final 8: Tuesday, October 15
Things to know:
Each starting day plays until the end of Level 9
Each level runs for 60 minutes
Registration closes at the start of Level 11 (Day 2)
There are three satellites leading up to this event
Championships Event – NT$ 6,000,000 (~US$ 193,000) guarantee
The Championships Event is the second highlighted event of the series and it also comes with a NT$ 6,000,000 (~US$ 193,000) guarantee. It runs for five days from October 16 to 20. Though the structure is different from the Main Event, it is likewise deep. There are two starting days with registration open until the first hour of Day 2. Buy-in is NT$ 49,500 (~US$ 1,600).
Day 1A: Wednesday, October 16
Day 1B: Thursday, October 17
Day 2: Friday, October 18
Day 3: Saturday, October 19
Final 8: Sunday, October 20
Things to know:
Each starting day plays until the end of Level 8
Each level runs for 60 minutes
Registration closes at the start of Level 10 (Day 2)
There are five satellites leading up to this event
High Rollers
Welcome to APT TaiwanThis year has seen an increase in players seeking bigger pots and tighter fields. The answer to that was more High Rollers events. At APT Taiwan, there are seven of this type to enjoy with buy-ins ranging from NT$ 54,000 to NT$ 210,000 (~US$ 1,800 to ~US$ 6,800).
Super High Rollers Warm Up Single Day – October 9 – NT$ 82,500 (US$ 2,700)
Super High Rollers – October 10 to 11 – NT$ 210,000 (~US$ 6,800)
High Rollers Single Day – October 11 – NT$ 54,000 (~US$ 1,800)
High Rollers – October 14 to 15 – NT$ 86,000 (~US$ 2,800)
High Rollers Single Day – October 15 – NT$ 54,000 (~US$ 1,800)
High Rollers – October 19 to 20 – NT$ 65,000 (~US$ 2,100)
High Rollers Single Day – October 20 – NT$ 54,000 (~US$ 1,800)
Other Events
In addition to the games listed above, many player favorites also fill the schedule such as Turbo events, Short Deck, Bounty, No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and bookenders the Monster Stack events. Buy-ins range from NT$ 5,500 to NT$ 16,500 (~US$ 180 to ~US$ 535).
Remaining festivals
Taiwan has been growing in mass popularity since the arrival of international tours last year. The upcoming APT Taiwan 2019 is the tour’s second visit to the country and the ninth festival of their calendar year. Due to the huge success of the APT Taiwan inaugural event in February, in addition to this second event, the tour will host its finale back in Taiwan. Prior to that the tour visits Ho Chi Minh for the third time this year.

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