Carbon Poker $100K Race for Riches Continues Into August

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Carbon Poker’s two month promotion, the $100,000 Race for Riches, that started in July continues into and concludes in August.

Awarding a guaranteed $100,000 prize pool across 8 week long races, the Carbon Poker Race for Riches tracks players progress earning Race Points on a leaderboard, with the top 250 finishers on the board at the end of each week winning cash prizes. At each race $12,500 of the $100K total guaranteed prize pool will be awarded.


The August 2013 Carbon Poker $100,000 Race for Riches race periods are as follows:

Thursday, August 1 to Thursday, August 8
Friday, August 9 to Thursday, August 15
Friday, August 16 to Thursday, August 22
Friday, August 23 to Friday, August 30

Races start at 00:01 on the given start date and end at 23:59 on the given end date.

First prize in each race is $2,000; second is $1,400; third is $1,000; fourth is $700; fifth is $500 and down from there. Every in the top 20 gets at least $100. Every one in the top 250 gets at least $5.

Players can also earn multiplier tournament points by playing in selected games during any given race week. For each of the specified tournaments that you enter (visit the Carbon Poker promotion’s page for the full details list, including start dates, times, and buy-ins) Carbon Poker will give you a 0.1 multiplier bonus to apply to your Race points earnings. The list of tournaments awarding multiplier points includes one daily event, the 19:00 High Roller $25K GTD Deep Stack event, one event each day of the week, Monday through Sunday, with two additional events on Sundays as well.

Poker770 Offers $25K Bounty Pro770 Tournaments

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After taking a brief reprieve for the 2013 World Series of Poker, the Texas Holdem Bounty tournaments at Poker770 return as of Wednesday, July 17. This is a chance for players to compete against some of poker’s top pros online for only a $5.50 buy-in. What’s more, there’s an increasing bounty the better you do in the events and you can even win a sponsorship deal to be the next member of Poker770’s Team Pro770, worth $25,000.

The Poker770 Bounty Pro770 tournaments take place nightly at 8:00 pm and unlike the bounty tournaments at other sites, at this one you get a larger and larger bounty the more pros you knock out of the running.

Knock out one pro and get $25; knock out two pros in the same week and get $125; knock out a pro who has already taken a bounty in the tournament and get $250; knock out three pros in the same week and get $500; knock out four pros in the same week and get a $25,000 year of sponsorship as a member of Poker770’s Pro Team 770.

On Mondays, knock out Stjepan “Privko” Jokic; on Tuesdays, knock out Sonja “Afroditaluna”; on Wednesdays knock out Oanh “Oanhtime” Bui; on Thursdays knock out Dominik “polkapool” Kulicki; and on Fridays knock out Jonathan “Royallus” Rozzema.

In addition to the cash bounty and possible Poker770 sponsorship that you can win in the site’s nightly Bounty Pro770 tournaments, you’ll also get your names posted on the website next to the size of the bounty you won and the pro player you knocked out.

Poker Stars Finds New Jersey Casino Partner

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Formerly the undisputed king of its game, Poker Stars has recently suffered some tough times and has of late been bouncing back with some difficulty from the foils of Black Friday, April 15, 2011. Among those troubles was a rapidly closing deadline to file for a permit with the state of New Jersey to offer online poker legally to residents of the state. The holdup was Poker Stars’ inability to land a deal with one of the land-based casinos in the area: not a requirement for entry into the NJ online poker game, but certainly a foot in the door, and one which its biggest competitors had already taken.

The land based casino that has facilitated Poker Stars’ entry into New Jersey’s fledgling online poker industry is Resorts Casino Hotel, according to a statement released by The Rational Group which owns Poker Stars.

Resorts is also partners with Margaritaville and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Founded in 1978 and the first U.S. Casino to set up shop outside of Nevada, the Resorts Hotel and Casino in New Jersey is situated right on the Atlantic City boardwalk. This prime location is sure to be a boon for Poker Stars now as well.

Recently Poker Stars was in talks to strike up a similar deal with the Atlantic Club Casino but that never saw the light of day.

Now that Poker Stars was able to hop on Resorts’ coattails in time to file the necessary partnership details for consideration to go live when online gaming in the state does, its next step is to file, jointly with Resorts, its full application for a permit by the deadline of July 29, 2013.

Carbon Poker Turbo OPS $15K GTD Coming Up

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Carbon Poker’s next Turbo Online Poker Series (Turbo OPS) is coming up this July 25 to 28, 2013, awarding a guaranteed prize pool of $15,000. And you can win seats in these Turbo OPS events through online satellites happening at Carbon Poker right now.

On Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26, Carbon Poker has four Turbo OPS tournaments scheduled each day, starting every half hour between 18:00 and 19:30. On Saturday, July 27 between 15:00 and 17:00, and Sunday, July 28 between 14:30 and 16:30, Carbon Poker has five Turbo OPS tournaments scheduled each day, running every half hour.

In addition to the biggest chunk of the prize pool, each Turbo OPS tournament winner will also receive an exclusive Turbo OPS winner accolade.

Satellites into the Turbo OPS include 6-max Super Turbo Sit and Go Satellites, 6-max Sit And Go Satellites, and Full Ring Sit and Go Satellites.

Super Turbo Sit and Go Satellites are of 5 varieties: $109 for a $19 buy-in; $60 for a $10.50 buy-in, $33 for a $5.80 buy-in; $11 for a $1.95 buy-in; and $1.10 for a $0.27 buy-in.

The 6-Max Sit and Go Satellites are of 4 varieties: $109 for a $30.50 buy-in, with a $60 2nd prize; $60 for a $17 buy-in with a $33 2nd prize; $33 for an $8 buy-in with an $11 2nd prize; and $11 for a $3.10 buy-in with a $6 2nd prize.

And the Full Ring Sit and Go Satellites are of 4 varieties as well: $109 for a $25 buy-in; $50 for a $13 buy-in; $33 for a $7 buy-in; and $11 for a $3 buy-in. Second and third place prizes available in these events.

Poker 770 Adds BackBet Feature to Games

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Poker770 has introduced a new feature for adding new betting value to each game, allowing players to make side bets on the cards while they’re in the midst of their regular online poker game.

Players can made BackBet side bets on the next card’s color, number, or if it will be a face card. Poker770 claims to be not only one of the select few online poker rooms that lets players make real money side bets on the cards, but the first one to do it as well.

Poker 770 provides a full Flash-based video introduction to the BackBet tool, including a step-by-step tutorial on how to use it.

Players can find BackBet under its own tab in their Poker770 lobby menu, listed as New BackBet! You can also activate the BackBet tool from a convenient icon at the top of your online poker table screen.

Once activated, the BackBet window will open up as a sidebar on your screen. Then the next possible bets you can place appear between each deal of the cards. You can Bet the next pocket card; Bet the board cards; or place a folded card bet. For each bet you see the odds and have a field to enter your bet. Then the total possible win (based on your bet times the odds) appears. To confirm, you click Bet and then watch the action continue.

If you win the bet, the amount you win is shown in green and added t your chip stack. And at the very bottom of the Poker770 BackBet window is listed, for your convenience, your entire side bet Betting History.

Lock Poker Battle of the Nexus Rake Race

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This month Lock Poker kicked off its Battle of the Nexus rake race, with the potential to win $45,244 in individual cash prizes, plus leaderboard prizes, and it runs until all the prizes have been given out.

The Lock Poker Battle of the Nexus rake race takes place at all real money cash game and tournament tables at the site, including the promotional Nexus tables. At both the regular tables and Nexus tables, players are tracked on how much they pay in cash game rake and tournament fees. As a player’s total contribution to rake and fees climbs, so too does the player climb through promotional prize levels, with a cash prize waiting on each level. The higher you climb, the bigger the prize, and more, these prizes are cumulative. But there are also only a limited number of prizes at each level, and when a level is out of prizes, players must climb to the next level before they receive a prize (and hope that those haven’t all been given out too).

As you can see, it pays to play soon and often at Lock Poker if you want to collect as many Battle of the Nexus prizes as you can. And keep in mind that at the Nexus tables there is an extra booty of prizes available that may not all have been given out, even if that same level is cleared of prizes for regular cash game and tournament play.

And as mentioned in the intro to this post, there is also a Battle of the Nexus leaderboard promotion where you can earn extra prizes. Return here tomorrow to learn all about this part of the promotion.

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.

Americas Cardroom Holds 25 Seats GTD Depositors Freeroll into mOSS II

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America’s Cardroom is holding 3 freeroll tournaments each awarding 25 free seats guaranteed in the site’s upcoming Mini Online Super Series, or mOSS II.

The Americas Cardroom mOSS II Freerolls take place Sundays, February 17th, and 24th at 12:00 noon ET and each are worth $2,500 in freeroll entries, each guaranteeing to award 25 seats in the $100 GTD Mini Online Super Series II Main Event taking place on February 24 at 7:30 pm ET.

This freeroll offer is available to new players only who are making their first real money deposit into the new Americas Cardroom account. In addition to the 100% welcome bonus up to a $1,000 maximum bonus received for their first deposit, new players also gain entry into all of the freerolls remaining for the month. That’s good reason to deposit sooner than later as you can still earn seats in the last two freerolls remaining with one single deposit. Eligible deposits must be made between Sunday and Saturday preceding the next Sunday 25 Seats GTD Depositors Freeroll.

The Mini Online Super Series itself takes place from February 15 to 24 and guarantees a total of $500,000 in prizes, awarded across more than 100 online poker events ranging in poker type and tournament style. Each event boasts a guaranteed prize pool ranging from $300 to $100,000. In addition, Americas Cardroom is running an overall leaderboard contest throughout the series.

Stay tuned here are Holdem Poker Chat for more details on the events making up ACR’s Mini Online Super Series II.

Americas Cardroom Holds The Beast $50K GTD

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The next The Beast $50K Guaranteed tournament coming out of Americas Cardroom is coming up this Sunday, February 10, 2013. The buy-in is $50 + $5 and the name of the game, of course, is Texas Hold’em. The action starts at 6:00 pm ET.

Now keep in mind, The Beast $50K Guarantee tournament is not replacing the regular $50K guaranteed event that Americas Cardroom ordinarily has every Sunday at 7:00 pm ET. That means there’s $100K guaranteed on the table that night across just two tournaments at America’s Cardroom.

Players can avoid the $55 buy-in cost to get into The Beast $50K Guarantee through a satellite tournament, being offered daily at 6:35 pm ET. The buy-in for this event is $7 + $0.70 and each event awards the top 2 players seats The Beast $50K Guarantee.

There’s also a The Beast $50K Super Satellite taking place daily, every hour at 5 minutes after the hour. These events cost only $0.25 + $0.02. And each event awards 2 seats to that night’s The Beast $50K Satellite.

The Beast, to the uninitiated, is America’s Cardroom’s progressive rake race, offering a guaranteed jackpot that gets awarded every month. The Beast jackpot rises throughout the month as more players play at jackpot tables at the site. Players earn points for playing at these jackpot tables which are then tracked on leaderboard, with the top finishers at the end of each month winning a share of a 6-figure jackpot. Then it resets for the next month and the fun starts all over again.

BlackChip Poker Moving to Winning Poker Network

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BlackChip Poker has announced that they are leaving the Merge Poker Network and will move to the Winning Poker Network.  Winning, formerly Yatahay, already hosts the popular Americas Cardroom.  This announcement comes on the heels of BlackChip abruptly pulling out of the Merge Network Poker Maximus series.  BlackChip Poker posted a brief statement on their Facebook page moments ago.  Below is the full text of that statement.

We’re pleased to announce that on Monday we’ll be moving to the Winning Poker Network. WPN have a reputation for providing the best payouts and customer service of any US-facing network, and we felt this move would be beneficial for our players and partners.
We look forward to providing the level of service our players and affiliates have come to expect from us over the last few years.

Just to clarify a few points:

1) p2p transfers will be available again next week (after the move);
2) It will be necessary for players to be verified by WPN, regardless of whether or not they’ve previously been verified by Merge. We will email players who have a pending withdrawal on Monday to explain how they can go about this to ensure they’re paid as quickly as possible;We’ll be happy to answer any operational questions, but please understand that we’re keen to look towards a positive future. We know payouts are a top priority for those who have been waiting and these will be expedited once the move is complete. Any queries should be directed to

We look forward to a great future on the Winning Poker Network.