WSOP.com hosts online poker championship

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Yes, it’s that time of year again when the World Series of Poker is in full swing in Las Vegas. But alongside the live tournaments of the WSOP, the WSOP.com Online Championship began as well. It’s 15 days long with $550K in guaranteed prize money. I will be at the WSOP live events and will report back on the activities there, along with any new online news from the pros, in next month’s article.

FULL FLUSH POKER: Recently, Full Flush Poker came out with two significant announcements. The first one was an unexpected bombshell for players in Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey, saying it was pulling out of the real-money poker business in the USA. “We have taken this action in order to ensure that the vast majority of our customers, who do not reside in New Jersey, Nevada, or Delaware, continue to have access to our site and to enjoy playing the game that they love without disruption or inconvenience,” the statement said.

Players in those states should not be affected much, if at all, as they will be able to use other providers offered by their online casinos.

The second announcement was about its acquisition of InterPoker.eu. The purchase of this online site is a strategic move for FFP, as it opens up even further its reach into the European market.

“The obvious synergy between our two brands has made the decision to take IntegerPoker’s players on board a ‘no-brainer,” the release said. “It fits perfectly with our quest to further establish FFP as a global online poker room, with viable and healthy markets outside of the U.S. We’re excited to offer IntegerPoker’s players the complete Full Flush Poker experience, and we’re happy to welcome them to the family.”

PARTYPOKER.COM: The site has announced it has added real money sit-n-go tourneys to its Android mobile app. These are only available where poker is regulated, but are easy to find on the app. Just like finding a cash game, the players can search for SNGs using all of the standard filters they are used to when searching for cash games, by the amount of the buy-in, number of players and tournament structure.

But Apple iOS app players should not pout, as it should not be long before these changes are made available for these devices as well. PartyPoker players in New Jersey might have to wait a bit to get the new updated app, because the state’s regulators have not yet granted approval for it, but according to PartyPoker, it should not be long before it gets done.

— Email Joel Gatlin at editor@anteupmagazine.com.