Players Only Poker Promotional Rundown

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Players Only Poker is a sister site to Sportsbook Poker, and as such holds the same selection of promotions that Sportsbook Poker does. Over the past weeks and months, we’ve brought you these promotions one by one. This time, in light of Players Only Poker’s partnership with Sportsbook Poker, we’ll give a quick refresher of all those promotions in one handy post. Here we go:

The World’s Bet Poker Bonus – a 200% match on your first deposit up to a maximum bonus of $2,000.

The Better Bad Beat Jackpot – a new and improved bad beat jackpot that lowered the requirements for the “losing” hand to a full-house jacks or better.

The $20K Wolf Pack – a VIP points leaderboard promotion that awards $20,000 monthly

In addition, both Players Only Poker and Sportsbook Poker hold a pair of promotions for their Sit and Go tournament players too:

Sit & Go Tournament Leaderboards – with $25,000 monthly guaranteed to be awarded to players at the real money 6-max and full-ring sit and go tables.

Step & Go Tournaments –  a step tournament series of sit & go tournaments; a 6-step series that gives players the chance to turn a $1.10 buy-in into a $250 payout.

Players Only Poker also participates in the Poker Maximus, when it comes around. Currently, the sites are finishing up their 6th installment of the beloved featured event, but members can always look forward to the next Poker Maximus tournament series to be coming up around the bend. This time around, the prize pool stood at more than $3 million guaranteed across 85 events over 2 weeks.

Sportsbook and Players Only – Last Chance for US Players

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While Sportsbook and Players Only poker sites will be closed to new traffic from US players, they will continue to service players who currently have accounts or who sign up for new accounts before May 1, 2011. So we strongly suggest that all players from the US sign up today even if they don’t plan to use the account any time soon. Both poker sites have excellent processing and both are Mac compatible US poker sites.

This is a a huge blow to the online poker community since April 15, 2011. Some of our sources have suggested that other major online poker sites are planning to exit the U.S. market as well.

Stay tuned to the Holdem Poker Chat for more information about this and everything else that’s taking place in poker. Should you be readn this after May 1st, have a look at our top poker sites still accepting players from the US.

Sportsbook and Players Only Leaving the US Market

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Just when things were starting to settle a bit we have more online poker sites choosing to leave the US Market.

We just learned this information out and wanted to share it with all of you ASAP. Both and are going to cease accepting U.S. players and traffic as of May 1st, 2011.

Existing players with accounts created prior to May 1st, 2011 will still be able to wager, deposit, and withdrawal
. However no new accounts will be able to be created from U.S. customers. So basically it’s open an account before the end of the month or you’ll never be able to. This one hurts online poker players because both of these poker sites have great banking options and both are Mac compatible.