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BIG MONEY TO MARK NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF SUNDAY MILLION POKER
Online poker provider Pokerstars is pushing the boat out to mark the ninth anniversary of its popular Sunday Millions weekly poker tournament series, putting up $9 million in prize money.
The anniversary event takes place on March 8 with the usual buy-in of $215, but a vastly augmented prize pool, and satellites have already commenced.
The landmark event is expected to draw large numbers of online poker fans to the website; back in 2011 when the fifth anniversary was celebrated, 59,128 players entered, generating a prize pool of almost $12 million, with the winner taking home $670,000...and a Lamborghini Gallardo.
REAL GAMING SOFT LAUNCHES IN NEVADA MARKET
Las Vegas-based South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa has made its online poker debut in the Nevada market with the launch of its Real Gaming brand (see previous InfoPowa reports).
US Poker reports that the non-download poker brand, which is in soft launch phase, offers only No Limit Texas Hold'em and features an all together different verification system that sees players sent a text token which must be typed in to an authorisation box along with the last four digits of their Social Security Number.
Currently players have electronic check, check by mail and bank wire deposit options with only check by mail as a withdrawal option at present.
CARBON POKER BUFFS UP SIT & GO LINEUP
Carbon Poker has beefed up its Sit & Go (SNG) offering with a variety of changes that include a simplified lobby, rake changes, uniform starting chip stacks, different buy-ins along with 18- and 45-player SNG's.
The poker room said changes to SNG's were based on player requests and now include Turbo-format 18 and 45-player multi-table sit and gos which have been added to the daily schedule while the 5-minute breaks have been removed.
Players can now use tournament coupons and VIP points to enter SNG's, previously only possible on MTT's. A less cluttered lobby was achieved by removing rarely-played SNG Formats and reducing the amount of heads-up SNG's.
The company said the changes will provide players with an improved and better overall experience.