05.02.19 All major poker-rooms will have their biggest Spring series
Poker Stars will have 200 bln.
cash hand played soon. They offer special promotions to the players to celebrate it.
Party Poker and
have their spring series,
Poker Stars will follow soon.
Poker Stars was named as a Poker
Operator of the Year both by International Gaming Awards and Global Gaming Awards.
Poker Stars introduced Holdem
6+ with 36 cards deck. They also reduced time to decide on your move.
offered Pick 8 game with 8 cards for each player to choose preflop.
Poker Stars have their
Christmas/New Year series with $10 and $40 mln. guaranteed.
12.02.18 Christmas and New Year are near, so
offered their Advent Calendar with prizes every day. Other rooms are expected to follow soon.
got EGR Operator Award as the best poker operator.
They also announced the biggest online
tournament with $20 mln. guaranteed.
Poker Stars set a new series
record with a little short of $100 mln. paid during WCOOP.
Many leading poker-rooms suffered from DDoS
attacks lately and looks like more to come :(.
Poker Stars and
start today their biggest series with record-breaking guarantees.
08.03.18 Justin Bonomo got the highest $10 mln. at WSOP The Big One
John Cynn is just 0,5 mln. behind with the Main Event biggest prize.
07.04.18 Main Event started at WSOP, though it's not the last
tournament this year. About 10 tournaments, including $1 mln. buy-in The Big One to follow.
06.02.18 Major poker-rooms have their FIFA World Cup promotions.
Portuguese players joined
05.02.18 Some changes in poker traffic: joint
PokerStars Europe got
the 2nd place,
is the 3rd and
All leading rooms will have their biggest series in a couple of days.
03.02.18 Poker Stars was named
Online Poker Operator of the Year by Global Gaming Awards.
Poker Stars merged Spanish and
French separate pools (Italy and Portugal should join too). And now players from other countries can play in
this joint room too!
01.02.18 Wishing you an extra luck Happy New Years!
All major poker-rooms offer you tournament series in January, some of their biggest
12.02.17 PKR poker software was bought by popular
VideoSlots casino and can return the next year.
Christmas is near so rooms start to offer special promos. E.g.
Poker Stars introduced its
advent calendar and plans to distribute $2 mln. among players.
got eGR Gaming Award as Poker Operator of the Year.
introduced new game format named Power Up Poker. It's no-limit holdem enhanced with additional
action cards like collectible card games.
10.03.17 All major poker-rooms had their biggest tournament series
with Poker Stars
paying above $90 mln. in prizes. But
decided not to stop and announced Monster Series with small buy-ins and big rewards ($5 mln.
09.02.17 September is a month of the biggest online poker tournaments. Poker Stars
offers WCOOP with $60 mln. guaranteed,
will have Powerfest with $35 mln. guaranteed and
Party Poker will organize XL Inferno
and at least $8 mln. in prizes.
08.03.17 Poker Stars
bought bankrupt PKR room and returned money to the players.
Stars changed their rewards
system introducing random prizes and decreasing cashback to 5-10%.
07.03.17 PlayTech got two eGR B2B Awards for the best poker
network and software.
started WSOP satellites. They promise to send at least 1000 players to WSOP
04.04.17 Poker Stars
promises to make 10 millionaires in 10 weeks. See how you can win a million!
03.04.17 International Gaming Awards were presented. LatAm
network Aconcagua Poker got Poker Operator award.
02.03.17 Advanced poker bot Libratus won the match against 4 professional
players leading more than 1 mln. chips. It's not the time to worry though as it used a supercomputer to
01.03.17 Happy New Year!
offered lottery SnG tournaments Blast with $1 mln. prizes!
12.03.16 Poker Stars
introduced new Beat the Clock tournament format.
The room also got Poker Operator eGR Award.
11.04.16 Qui Nguen won WSOP Main Event. He got a bracelet plus $8 mln.
10.05.16 Ongame network will close this month.
got Global Gaming's Digital Operator Award for its poker-room.
09.03.16 All top-5 rooms have their biggest tournament series this month. Prizes vary from
$50 mln. guaranteed at Poker Stars'
WCOOP to $500 thous. at MPN's UCOP.
introduced jackpot SnG tournaments named Blast, you can win up to 10.000 buy-ins. The room has a
promo with free tickets now.
07.03.16 EGR announced B2B Awards winners: MPN
network has the best poker software and iPoker is the best poker network.
06.03.16 SCOOP set a new record for online
series with more than $91 mln. paid in tournament prizes.
became a skin of Poker Stars, old
FTP software is dead.
05.03.16 Ongame network was sold... again.
introduced Jackpot SnG, and
Poker Stars added Knockout SnG.
04.03.16 888 changed its
reward program. With new program all players can get about 10% cashback.
Poker Stars got
International Gaming Award as the best poker-room.
will join Poker Stars
platform in April. Old FPT software will disappear.
Poker Stars celebrates 100 mln. players'
iPoker network introduced new software and offers $100.000 in Carnival freerolls.
updated site. It also gives $1 mln. in Live the Game promo.
01.03.16 Poker Stars updated its
reward system despite regulars' resistance.
Lucky Ace Poker closed.
May the year ahead brings you good luck, fortune, success. Happy New Year!
11.04.15 Poker Stars set
new world tournament record with 253.000 participants in recent Common Cents event. They also
celebrate anniversary of Spin&Go tournaments and make new poker millionaires!
10.04.15 Amaya (Poker
Stars owner) got New Jersey license and tighten 3rd party software restrictions.
Party removed withdrawal commission for many methods.
Full Tilt changed loyalty program
adding Players Club with many freerolls and chances to win big for recreational players.
08.03.15 888 is
going to buy Party.Bwin for $1,4 bln.
Full Tilt removed many limits and
games, more changes expected soon.
07.03.15 EGR presented its B2B and Marketing Awards. Microgaming got Poker
Network and Poker Software of the Year.
Poker Stars was named Brand of the
05.03.15 Poker Stars and Full Tilt
gather money to help Nepal after earthquake. They promise to double any players donations.
04.03.15 Adjarabet joined MPN network via their new API Babelfish.
PS and FTP received UK licenses.
03.03.15 Poker Stars
will celebrate 9th year of Sunday Million with $9 mln. guaranteed tournament!
updated loyalty program decreasing point requirements for low levels, but removing high levels, so maximum
cashback is 22%.
02.03.15 Poker Stars
got International Poker Award as Online Poker Operator of the Year.
01.03.15 Happy New Year!!!
Social poker from Poker Stars
got best application IGA Gaming Award.
12.03.14 All major poker-rooms offer generous promotions before Christmas and New Year.
got eGR Operator Awards as the best poker-room and mobile poker-room.
11.03.14 888 got Global Gaming Award as Digital Operator of the Year
while Poker Stars
10.03.14 Poker Stars
will open casino. Spanish version tests blackjack and roulette games already.
09.03.14 Amaya finished Poker Stars
purchase. Thay plan to open PS casino and enter legal US market.
08.01.14 WSOP is over (except for November Nine), WCOOP Challenge and FTOPS XXVI
are near :).
Full Tilt removed "poker" from name
and domain, casino games and sortsbook are expected soon.
07.04.14 Rational Group (Poker Stars
and Full Tilt owner) was sold to Amaya
(owns Ongame network) for $4,9 bln.! Management and software of two sold rooms will remain the same.
eGR B2B Award winners were announced. The best network is iPoker, the best software -
06.03.14 Rational Group (Poker Stars
and Full Tilt owner) got patent for
WSOP started! Vanessa Selbst won the first $25k event.
05.03.14 MPN introduced mobile poker made on HTML5 it's supported by most
04.03.14 International Poker Network (IPN) will close in May, they
distribute accumulated jackpots via freerolls now.
03.05.14 Poker Stars
got International Gaming Awards as the best poker-room.
Unibet Poker left MPN and introduced own software emphasising social aspects.
02.04.14 Full Tilt
introduced new game format named Adrenalin Rush. Casino games like blackjack and roullete are tested too
with slots to follow.
Daniel Negreanu got several "Player of the Year" awards for 2013.
Facebook introduced real-money poker from Zynga to the UK users.
01.03.14 Poker Stars
introduced challenges: complete tasks and get rewards!
888 Poker got "Poker
Operator of the Year" title at EGR Award. Right now this room is 2nd by number of players!
12.04.13 WSOP is over, Main Event bracelet and $8,3 mln. go to Ryan Riess (USA)!
Several online poker-rooms opened in New Jersey, that's the second state that allowed online poker in the
11.03.13 Rational Group didn't get fast fold poker patent, so all rooms
will continue to offer the game.
10.04.13 FullTilt debts to the USA players should be paid soon.
WSOP.com is the second legal US poker-room opened for Nevada players.
Chris "moorman1" Moorman became the first player who won over $10 mln. online!
updated software, changing design and adding social features.
09.04.13 Party Poker
introduced 3%+$4 commision for withdrawal and promist to present new software this month.
WCOOP will start at 8th of September and untill that day you can get 25% reload bonus at
08.02.13 WSOP is almost over. "November nine" is formed and JC Tran is its leader.
Changes in top-5 rooms by number of cash players: iPoker leaved behind FullTilt (2nd and 3rd
places) and 888 passed Party (4th and 5th places).
reopened poker-room with Ongame network. It offers $11 no-deposit bonus to the new players.
Poker Stars dealt 100 bln. hand and set
several new tournament records.
06.05.13 SCOOP-2013 with $75,5 mln. paid became the biggest online poker series.
Poker Stars is ready to deal 100 bln.
hand! They are going to have record tournament and give away $5 mln. in prizes.
05.04.13 iPoker network intoduced anonymous tables (you can't see nicks of opponents).
Well-known Facebook company Zynga introduced own poker-room in Party network.
Mobile version of Poker Stars got mGaming Award.
USA got the first legal online poker-room! Though you can play at Ultimate Poker in Nevada only.
04.03.13 FullTilt introduced Irish poker.
PokerStars presented 5 Cards Omaha and Kurshavel (both high and hi-low).
Fulltilt lost it's 2nd place (by number of players), Party
and iPoker have more players nowadays.
Poker Stars got International
Gambling Award as the best poker operator.
introduced mobile version for iPad (iPhone and Android are expected soon).
IGT network closed.
01.03.13 Welcome to 2013! Wish you all the
best of luck!
888 Poker got "Poker
Operator of the Year" title at EGR Award.
BWin joined Party
Network, which gives it stable 3rd place (and Ongame fell into 2nd dozen).
12.03.12 FullTilt started successfully though number of cash-players fell from initial 9000
simultaneously to 5000.
11.06.12 FullTilt reopened today! All money are safe, you are free to play or withdraw.
Everest Poker joined
iPoker network (top pool).
SunPoker (iPoker) closed.
Greg Merson (USA) got WSOP ME bracelet and $8,5 mln.
10.03.12 Poker Stars confirmed plans to
reopen FullTilt in November and pay all its players in full.
IGT network will be closed to the end of the year, most rooms plan to go to Microgaming.
Ongame network was bought by Amaya, Bwin should
Party soft till the end of the year.
09.03.12 The biggest online tournament WCOOP started at
Party Poker introduced own fast
poker version named FastForward.
iPoker network will be divided in two. Meanwhile two smaller rooms joined
Titan. And rumors are that Everest
can join iPoker soon.
08.03.12 Rumors about PokerStars buying out FullTilt were confirmed! FullTilt
should be reopened in 90 days, all players (US and other countries) will be paid in full! FullTilt
will continue to use its own software and will act independently.
07.04.12 Ray Bitar (ex-CEO of FullTilt) returned to the USA and was arrested by FBI. He told it was a
part of the deal for FTP sale to
and its return to life.
The biggest prize above $18 mln. was won by Antonio Esfandiary at WSOP "One Drop" $1 mln. buy-in tournament.
06.04.12 WSOP started! You have a chance to win place in the Main Event through
various online satellites.
LockPoker left Merge and purchased Cake Network, that was renamed into Revolution.
Both networks accept US players and some players redistribution expected.
05.03.12 Bernard Tapie Group stopped negotiation on FullTil Poker
purchase. But rumors are that
could buy FTP and pay to the players.
opened it's mobile poker version (supports iPhone and Android) for all European countries.
04.04.12 Poker Stars
introduced ZoomPoker - version of fast poker similar to rush-poker of FTP. It's available for Holdem and
Omaha up to $0,5/$1.
Shuffle Master bought Ongame network for €20 mln. from BWin.
03.03.12 The Gambling Online Magazine Readers’ Poll Awards were given.
Top poker site is
(Party Poker second) and they have
the best tournaments too,
has the best software and Titan Poker
- the best support.
02.03.12 Entraction network was sold and it changed name to IGT.
reduced rake, changed to weighted contributed rake accounting method and announced Zoom Poker - soon
to be introduced Rush-like game.
01.03.12 E-Gaming Magazine gave its EGR Awards. 888 Poker named "Poker
operator of the Year".
announced TCOOP (Turbo Championship of Online Poker) in January.
DoJ explained that Wire Act 1961 doesn't apply to casino and poker, that's one step closer to regulated
poker in the USA.
12.02.11 Poker Stars
celebrates it's 10 year anniversary this December. They offer lots of promos, including several attempts to
break Guiness records!
FullTilt reached agreement with US DoJ, so chances of the players to be paid are high.
Pius Heinz (Germany) won WSOP Main Event!
11.03.11 CEREUS network is going to reach agreement with DoJ and
liquidate assets to pay the players.
Two networks (iPoker and Yatahay) announced rake reduction for limit games.
10.04.11 Full Tilt
lost it's license :(, but it was bought by French investor Groupe Bernard Tapie. Bernard Tapie hopes to
return the room to life in 2012 and pay money back to the players.
09.03.11 Full Tilt
continues bargain with potential buyers, meanwhile they renewed Kahnawake license and paid debts to
The biggest online championship (62 tournaments with $30 mln. guaranteed)
WCOOP starts tomorrow.
08.03.11 Full Tilt
license still suspended, Alderney Gaming Commission postponed decision untill the room find investors
(but not later then 15th of September).
07.04.11The main news is Alderney suspending
Full Tilt license. Room is closed for 5
days already :(, plus MoneyBookers stopped working with them. Rumors are that FTP can reopen with
Kahnawake license and that the room was bought by European investors.
06.03.11 WSOP started! You still can qualify for the main event online.
10 more domains (bookmakers mostly though) were seized.
05.02.11 At "black Friday" 15th of April FBI seized 5 popular poker domains. As a result
Poker Stars, Full Tilt
and UB/Absolute stopped accepting US players. But the game goes on and all players will be paid.
Onyx Cup, NAPT and several TV poker shows in the USA were canceled.
Many rooms offered special promotions and bonuses to attract/retain players.
04.05.11 Poker Stars
paid about $200.000 to those who played hand number 60 bln.!
Full Tilt organize Onyx Cup Series
that features $100.000 buy-in events!
Both abovementioned rooms make agreement with big US offline casinos to work together after online gambling
ban is lifted.
03.04.11 888 Poker introduced
CamTables where only players with web cams can play.
It was announced, that BWin will switch to
Party Poker software after merging.
02.03.11 Doyles Room
changed network once more from Cake to Yatahay.
As many expected, Isildur1 is Victor Blom and he really spice up action on high limits of Poker Stars.
Poker Stars introduced Home Games,
where everyone can organize own poker-club and invite friends to play cash or tournaments for real or
01.04.11 Victor Chandler Poker
changed software from iPoker to Entraction.
Two poker players created cartoon series "Micros"
about online poker.
Mysterious Isildur1 signed up with Poker Stars,
while UB lost Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke.
12.04.10 Full Tilt introduced Rush
Poker Mobile! Unfortunately it's made in flash, so only some smartphone owners can use it.
got eGaming Award as the "Poker Operator of the Year".
11.03.10 Pacific was renamed to 888 Poker,
got new site and soft and offers free $8.
Poker Stars dealt 50bln. hand.
Party Poker introduced Double Holdem
with 3 cards dealt preflop.
Ladbrokes (Microgaming) presented anonymous
tables, where players get random names for the session.
09.02.10 WCOOP -
the biggest online tournament ($50 mln. guaranteed) will start in 3 days, satellites available!
UltimateBet ultimately renamed into UB. And the whole CEREUS network was bought by
Blanca Games, though no changes expected.
08.05.10 Party Poker and BWin
(owns Ongame network) announced merger. Plans on poker-rooms are not opened yet.
A bill to legalize Internet gambling in the US was approved Wednesday by the House Financial Services
Committee! We can expect online poker-rooms to become legal in the USA around 2011.
07.05.10 WSOP almost reached Main Event level. Phil Ivey won his 8th bracelet
and Frank Casella won two events.
French players moved to separate poker-rooms, that must by licenced in France.
06.02.10 WSOP started! The most expensive ($50.000 buy-in) "The Poker Players Championship"
was won by Michael Mizrachi. You can still win Main Event ticket at any online poker-room!
Full Tilt has Mini Series of Poker
- the same tournaments as WSOP, but with 100 time smaller buy-in.
05.05.10 Poker Stars
and iPoker followed Full Tilt and
increased minimal buy-in on no-limit tables to 40 BB.
Exactly one year after it was founded, the International Federation of Poker
(IFP) accomplished a major goal: poker was officially accepted as a "mind sport" by the
International Mind Sports Association (IMSA). Poker will now
join chess and bridge as part of IMSA’s World Mind Sports Games, expected to be held in the U.K. in 2012
alongside the London Olympics.
04.03.10 PartyGaming bought WPT (World Poker Tour) and opened
WSOP satellites started at all poker-rooms.
International Gaming Awards as the best poker-room.
Domain poker.org was sold for $1 mln. which is a record for .org domains.
40-billion hand was dealt at Poker Stars.
At special Sunday Million tournament with $4 mln. guaranteed took part more 36,169 players and prize
pool was above $7 mln.!
02.03.10 iPoker and Microgaming networks changed rake from dealt to
contributed. As a result iPoker lost third position by number of players to
got eGaming Award as the best poker operator (though Stars and FullTilt didn't participate).
Many poker-rooms raised money for Haity. Poker Stars
and its players collected more than a million and you can still participate.
Full Tilt introduced new format -
RushPoker where you moved to the new starting game just as you folded which increase play speed 2-4
12.05.09 The biggest bank in online poker was collected at Full Tilt.
Patrick Antonius won $1,357 mln. against unknown Isildur1.
Ultimate Bet rebranded into UB.com.
The biggest poker-room Poker Stars
introduced euro as the second currency. They aslo give away $500.000 in freerolls till 13 of December.
11.05.09 Final table of WSOP Main Event will start at 7th of November!
FTOPS XIV started yesterday. 25 tournaments
have $16 mln. guaranteed prize fund.
10.05.09 Poker Stars
set a new Guinness book record with 307 016 people playing simultaneously.
More than $50 mln. were rewarded at WCOOP with $1,7 mln. won at Main
Event by Eugeny Timoshenko.
that it will create a poker network.
09.05.09 The biggest online tourney
WCOOP ($40 mln. guaranteed) started at Poker Stars
(low buy-in tournament series) will start in a week.
iPoker network introduced $1 mln.
guaranteed monthly tournament.
08.09.09 The biggest online poker-room Poker Stars
organized the biggest online tournament with 65.000 players. To
celebrate coming WCOOP Poker Stars
increased sin-up bonus to $600 and introduced 50% reload bonus.
07.07.09 Poker Stars
updated and improved their reward programs. Pacific
Poker introduced own loyalty program similar to
56 WSOP tournaments are over, Main Event started and its final table
will be held in November. 24000 players participated, more than $100
mln. won, US players took 34 bracelets and $73 mln. The biggest
winner is Vitaliy Lunkin ($2,7 mln.), Jeffrey Lissandro took 3
bracelets (all in Stud games), Phil Ivey - 2.
Ongame switched to the new soft, loosing
some traffic during transition.
06.04.09 WSOP-2009 started! You
still can win ticket to Main Event through online satellites.
It's a middle of European Championship of
Online Poker (ECOOP IV), you can participate through any
Ongame room, e.g.
05.04.09 Almost all poker-rooms started
WSOP satellites. You are welcome to participate if you are older
FTOPS XII (Full Tilt
Online Poker Series) with $18 mln. guaranteed will start tomorrow.
04.04.09 Poker Stars
has the big online championship ($30 mln. guaranteed, $3 mln. for
the main event) starting 2nd of April.
Cryptologic Network closed, rooms moved to IPN/Boss Media.
PokerRoom and EuroPoker became part of
BWin (big European
sportsbook), which bought them and Ongame itself several
PHIL submitted his personal top.
03.04.09 Poker Stars
set up a new record with 250.000 players playing at 35.000 tables
simultaneously during 25th billion hand promotion.
moved to Cake network, so they continue to accept US players.
Cryptologic network will join IPN/Boss Media in two
02.04.09 iPoker network started to add no-download flash
soft to its poker-rooms.
Bluff Magazine and Card Player named the best players of 2008,
they are "The Maven" (BoDog)
and Alex "AJKHoosier1" Kamberis (Poker Stars).
01.05.09 I wish you
good luck for new 2009!
named the best online poker-room by the Online Gaming Insider.
set several records before New Year - the biggest MTT (35000
players), the biggest SnG (10000 players).
improved loyalty program, adding VIP lounge.
12.05.08 Main Event WSOP
is over. Peter Eastgate (Denmark) won the bracelet and above $9 mln.
Ivan Demidov (Russia) was the second with $5,8 mln. won.
will switch from Cryptologic to iPoker in December and
the whole Cryptologic network will join Boss Media IPN
network in 2009.
Absolute Poker and
Ultimate Bet joined under the same network named CEREUS.
Both rooms were a center of scandal shown in "60 minutes"
TV-program, but new platform should protect players.
11.03.08 WPT closed it's online
poker-room. Cryptologic network will lose another licensee -
as William Hill will switch to PlayTech in 2009. But
rumors are that Cryptologic has some sort of negotiations
Kentucky court ruled that each of the 141 online gaming sites
threatened by seizure have thirty days to institute and begin
enforcement of the geoblocking process, which will block Kentucky
residents from accessing the sites. Those who prove their
cooperation will not be seized by the state.
introduced new version of its software with improved design.
got "the best poker" eGaming Award 2008.
PKR was named "hotshot operator",
- "operator of the year" and
- "innovation of the year".
Three new poker-rooms were
09.03.08 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP)
will start in a day at
with 33 tournaments and $30 mln. in guaranteed prizes.
The biggest bad beat jackpot just above $1 mln. was won at
Playboy Poker (Cryptologic) will have the first televised
strip poker tournament. 12 lucky players qualified online will fight
Playboy girls in London ;).
Ladbrokes Poker is
going to join Prima network.
08.08.08 WSOP Main Event took a break
till 9th of November with 9 players left. They all got $900.000
guaranteed, but will fight for $9 mln.
FTOPS IX (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) started. It presents 24 tournaments and $15 mln.
guaranteed in prizes.
Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet are going to form a network,
joining on the new platform.
is celebrating it's 7th birthday with new promos and big tournament.
02.07.08 Most of the WSOP tournaments
are over and Main event will start tomorrow. Several well known pros
earned another bracelet: Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein, Mike
InterPoker offers a new players in July and August iPod nano
8Gb in addition to $500 monthly bonus.
After "super-user" scandal at Absolute Poker, Ultimate Bet
had the same problem.
Poker Tracker 3 is live. This poker software has a lots of
great new features like heads up display, graphs, table selection,
WSOP started and we have the first
bracelet owner. But the best poker player (winner of the Main
Event) will be known at Autumn as final table was moved to
05.05.08 Gambling Online Magazine
announced Full Tilt
the best poker-room. The best tournaments are at Party Poker,
and freerolls at
WSOP is near... All poker-rooms offer online satellites to this
major poker event. Please, choose one of
the best poker rooms to
play and win your trip to Vegas!
Looks like ePassporte has problems working with US players
and poker sites.
as the biggest online poker-room is going to send at least 1000
players to WSOP 2008.
If you are the USA player and want to play 100% legal online room
paying with your credit card, try
poker-room offers interesting variant of poker game that is
considered skill game and is allowed in the USA.
02.21.08 eGaming Review magazine
announced winners of eGaming Award. "Poker Operator of the
Several popular poker sites suffered a DDoS attack (Full Tilt
halts operation for several hours). One of my sites was under attack
too and "Online Poker Ratings" was unavailable for several
hours because both sites were on the same server.
01.15.08 The best poker players of year
2007 were named. Poker player 2007 is David 'The
Dragon' Pham, European poker player 2007 is Alex Kravchenko.
set two new records: more than 20.000 players the same time and more
than 150.000 seats occupied.
One new poker-room was added.
after hard pressure on forums confirmed that "trusted consultant"
was able to see players' cards and shared this info with another
promised to pay all players who suffer and tighten internal
that the biggest bad-beat jackpot above $820.000 was won.
changed soft from Prima to Ongame.
Doyles Room (Prima) started to accept US players
Ultimate Bet and
allow internal transfers between the rooms.
voting top was added.
Two new poker-rooms were added.
08.03.07 WSOP 2007 is over. 55
bracelets have their holders. Main event and $8,25 mln. won by Jerry
Yang (USA) who promised to donate 10% to charity.
07.02.07 Full Contact Poker closed, all players, including Daniel
Negreanu moved to PokerStars.
B2B network rooms started to offer the second poker-room with Boss Media soft under the same
Prime Poker (Ongame)
offers interesting bonus - every month you get as much as you won in previous month!
06.04.07 Small flash
game was added, where you can face the well-known poker pros ;).
Paradise Poker switched software to
Boss Media and joined IPN network (no US).
Intertops Poker (Prima, US
OK) offered the biggest poker bonus around - 500% up to $10.000!
10 bln. hand was dealt at PokerStars,
lucky winner got $100.000.
Yahoo (search portal) introduced poker among its games (Boss Media no-download version).
Three new poker-rooms were added.
04.18.07 Tain and Tribeca networks merged with iPoker
network (no US). Doyles Room
switched to Prima (US OK).
PokerHost switched to Prima
too, it offers the biggest bonus now - up to $2000.
"Card Player" magazine will announce Online Player of the Year.
02.21.07 Flash hand history replayer was added at "Soft for Poker"
Four Prima poker-rooms joined PokerTime
Three new poker-rooms were added.
01.10.07 Mehmet Karaman added
his personal top.
PartyGaming bought Empire and IOG Group (includes Fair Poker - iPoker).
Poker Stars was announced
the best online poker room of 2006 by "Bluff" magazine.
I've made "Soft for Poker" site where you can
find my several Windows programs and preflop tests made in flash.
12.13.06 Many different information was updated: poker-rooms' reviews (first of
all number of players), all voting and site tops.
Voting top of this site is added. You can cast your vote here
(it wouldn't change voting top immediately).
I wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (and watch for holiday
11.15.06 Tribeca network merges Tain and is bought by PlayTech
(so probably it will merge iPoker too). Both iPoker and Tribeca closed access to US
eGaming award 2006 announced Party Poker
"Poker Operator of the Year".
Two new poker-rooms were added.
10.04.06 US Senate passed Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act a
week ago. This Act does not make online gambling illegal!!! But it makes illegal accepting US bets
for foreign poker rooms. All Cryptologic poker rooms closed US account yesterday. Party Poker
and Pacific Poker are going to close US accounts too (all rooms will return money, of course). Other
rooms will continue to accept US players and Neteller will continue to process gambling transactions for US
Online Magazine opened it's annual voting poll.
One new poker-room was added.
08.17.06 Party Poker
opened special Monster tables with huge jackpot, plus $100k weekly and $1 mln. monthly freerolls.
WSOP is over, main event was won by Jamie Gold, who got $12 mln.
No-deposit offer from GoPlay
Poker still active (see previous news).
One new poker-room was added.
One new poker-room was added.
I have several $10 no-deposit coupons for GoPlay
Poker (B2B network). Just submit your top (5 poker-rooms with
reviews!) and e-mail me.
06.16.06 AceofSpades added his personal top.
One new poker-room was added.
Stars registered 5 million players and dealt 5 billion hands recently.
Party Poker introduced special training tables, where you can play with bots and get advices.
ECOGRa (well known "watchdog" organization) granted "seal of approval" to several Prima
and Ongame rooms.
04.13.06 Party Poker
and PokerRoom introduced own
Party Poker updated soft and added 13 daily freerolls. Pacific
Poker introduced multitable version.
One new poker-room was added.
02.22.06 Jonny Li added his personal top.
Party Poker bought Empire Poker,
the whole ex-Party Network belongs to Party Poker now (except for EuroBet
that switched to Ongame).
01.11.06 Bartendr, loul07,
TYFYCHIPS and PLWBY67 added their personal tops.
12.21.05 YDJJAY added personal top.
Gambling Online Magazine announced 2005 top winners, Party Poker
became the best poker-room.
Empire Poker sues Party for about $300 mln.
Bet & Win is going to buy Ongame (PokerRoom) for about $500 mln.
switched from Party/iGM to PokerNetwork/ Ongame, they offer $600 to all players now.
Three new poker-rooms were added.
Voting tops were updated.
11.11.05 Three new poker-rooms were added.
Paradise Poker prepares another $1 mln.
Expekt changed Prima to Tain network. Eurobet is expected
to switch from Party skins to PokerRoom network.
10.20.05 Party Poker
updated software and spitted from other rooms of Party network. Now Party Poker
is stand-alone and all other rooms are in one much smaller network.
Kristyn and Steve
added their personal tops.
10.06.05 Gaylon Lodenstein
added personal top.
One new poker-room was added.
Expekt poker will leave Prima network soon.
08.15.05 River Belle and Lucky Nugget
Poker (Prima) merged with Gaming
There are rumors that Betfair Poker (Cryptologic) and Expekt
(Prima) will acquire own software and leave their networks.
"Online Poker Ratings" forum
07.28.05 WSOP 2005 is over! Josef Hakem (Australia), who qualified through online satellite, got the first prize in No-Limit tournament - $7,5mln.
Yura (it's me) submitted personal poker top.
07.06.05 Party Poker got $8,5 bln. through IPO now it's value above $10 bln.! Bet365 Poker (Prima) organized five $20.000 freerolls in July, no raked hands requirements. Paradise Poker will have $1 mln. freeroll in August.
06.15.05 Cryptologic rooms introduced low limits (0,25/0,5 and 0,5/1) in all three currencies and fast (Lightning) tables.
Party Poker is going to go public, they hope to get $9
bln. through IPO this year. Empire Poker is another IPO candidate, they want to collect about $1
03.26.05 PokerRoom offers 40% bonus up to $200 till 1st of April. Absolute Poker increased bonus to $350.
One more voting top was added (Flop Torn River).
02.08.05 Ultimate Bet increased bonus to 40% up to $200 and Gaming Club increased to $300.
12.29.04 OK, the site is 100% ready!!! Check poker tops, read reviews and submit your own tops!
Wish you good cards in Year 2005!
12.24.04 More reviews, tops and pages added.
12.04.04 Gambling Online Magazine announced 2004 poll results (check Voting Tops).
11.21.04 Launch of the beta-version of the site