Introducing the new CarbonCasino

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Carbon PokerCarbon Poker is set to launch their full feature casino offering Sunday April 7, 2013.  CarbonCasino will feature all of your favorite casino games such as Blackjack, Video Poker, and Slots.  The Casino will be fully integrated into the poker software and can be accessed from the “Casino” tab.  There is no shifting of balances as players use the same wallet for poker as well as for the casino.  Casino games can also be played directly from the Carbon Poker website

To celebrate the launch of this new option, Carbon Poker will hold a special $3,000 freeroll on Sunday April 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm eastern time.  The top 500 players in the game will be awarded cash prizes.  Registration for this event opens at 10:00 am eastern time on April 7, 2013.  The tournament can be found under the Tournaments tab under the “Special” sub heading.

Poker Stars Looking To Purchase Atlantic City, NJ Casino

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It looks as though online poker giant Poker Stars is looking to branch out into land-based poker as well, with the revelation made in The Wall Street Journal last Thursday, December 6, 2012 that the site recently lauded for buying out beleagured former rival Full Tilt Poker and bailing out its debt with players worldwide is now about to make another big purchase in the form of a brick and mortar casino in none other than Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The state of New Jersey has been in the headlines a great deal, of late, with its nearly successful attempts at landmark passage of legal intrastate online poker. It’s widely viewed now that the success of one of these attempts is imminent.

So which Atlantic City casino is Poker Stars in the process of negotiating a deal to buy? How about the Atlantic City Hilton, aka The Atlantic Club Hotel-Casino, formerly known as the Golden Nugget. The estimated cost? Only $50 million. The sellers? Colony Capital.

In its deal with the DOJ, Poker Stars has agreed to pay $731 million to the U.S. government to settle a 9-count federal indictment. New Jersey’s gaming licensing regulations are notoriously strict. So it remains unclear whether Poker Stars’ recent settlement with the United States Department of Justice regarding the Black Friday seizures of April 2011 would affect the company’s ability to secure a gaming license from the state of New Jersey to operate that casino.

888 Poker Mixes in Casino Games With $1,000 Free Casino Mix-Up

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For those who like casino games almost as much as they like poker, 888 Poker presents the $1,000 Free Casino Mix-Up.

The 888Poker $1,000 Free Casino Mix-Up starts every Thursday. To qualify, players need only play one casino game of their choice at 888 Casino on any given Thursday between midnight and the minute before midnight. That qualifies you to play in the following Saturday’s $1,000 Free Casino Mix-Up tournament on 888 Poker. It starts at 17:00 GMT and can be found using the Restricted button under the Tournaments tab.

All eligible players – meaning those who play any online casino game at 888Casino on a Thursday – will be notified of their eligibility for the tournament that Friday. At 17:00 GMT on that Friday, registration will open for the following day’s freeroll tournament. The player pool is capped at 3,000 and it’s first come first served for registration.

You can practice for the $1,000 Free Casino Mix-Up at 888 Poker’s Double or Nothing Sit & Go tables. Tables of 8 or 10 players compete until only half the player pool remains, at which point each player remaining gets the buy-in of one of the people who busted out, in essence doubling their money. It’s a low-risk, high-reward way to prepare for your participation in the $1,000 freeroll. Buy-ins start as low as $2.50 + $0.35.

Or whet your chops for an upcoming $1,000 Free Casino Mix-Up by playing in a Private Tournament that you set up with other players you feel comfortable (perhaps confident, even) playing against, at stakes that match your bankroll and risk tolerance.